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The Xbox is a sixth generation video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market, and competed directly with Sony's PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Europe and Australia. It is the predecessor to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. To date it has sold 24 million units and its best selling game is Halo 2.

On November 22, 2005, Microsoft introduced their second console, the Xbox 360, a seventh generation console that competes with the Wii and the PlayStation 3. The console sold out completely at release (with the exception of Japan) and, as of May 27, 2013, 77,311,669 million units have been sold worldwide according to Microsoft and its best selling game is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

On May 21, 2013 the third Xbox, the Xbox One, was formally revealed. At E3 on June 10, it was announced that the Xbox One will be bundled with an improved Kinect motion sensor. It is being marketed as an "all-in-one entertainment system" that can connect to a cable box and allow the user to control the TV with vocal commands. It will include multitasking and gesture support.

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Xbox 360 Avatars are avatars that represent users of the Xbox Live service on the Xbox 360 video game console. Avatars debuted on the Xbox 360 with the release of the "New Xbox Experience" system update on November 19, 2008.

Users are able to customize body shape, gender, facial features, hair style, and clothing. They can then display a 2D head shot of their Avatar on their Gamercard (although they are still free to use their previous picture should they so choose).

Microsoft has indicated that earning Achievements in future Xbox 360 games can reward players with new clothing for their Avatar.

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Left 4 Dead (L4D) is a cooperative first-person shooter video game. It was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by the Valve Corporation part-way into development. The game uses the Source engine, and is available for Windows and the Xbox 360. The game went gold on November 13, 2008, and was released on November 18, 2008, in the United States; and on November 21, 2008, in Europe.

Set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, the game pits its four protagonists—dubbed the "Survivors"—against hordes of the Infected, zombie-like aggressive mutants.

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From the Xbox Task Force:

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The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, and is part of the seventh generation era of video games.