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Get your game face on with the system that forever changed how video games are played. The Xbox video game console is manufactured by Microsoft and made its debut in 2001. This system marked the software company’s foray into the video game console market. The original Xbox was in competition with the Sony PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube when it was released. Successful game titles that were released for the console include Halo: Combat Evolved, NFL Fever 2002, Dead or Alive 3 and Project Gotham Racing. In 2002, the company hooked up the Xbox Live service, which allowed gamers to play online via a broadband connection. The service offered better features than its competitors such as a buddy list and incredible titles such as Halo 2, which was released in 2004. The game would become the most popular for the system with more than 8 million copies sold as of 2006. Other popular games that offered Xbox Live gameplay included Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, LucasArts’ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Ninja Gaiden. The console offers up to 10 GB of internal storage and offered 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. The nVidia graphics processor offered an incredible visual experience for gamers that far surpassed what other contemporary gaming systems offered. In 2005, Microsoft launched a successor to the system called the Xbox 360, which would also play games that were developed for the original system. The last game released for the console was Madden NFL 09 in the fall of 2008. In total, more than 24 million of the systems were sold around the world.