Eagle Recon Meka

 

The Eagle Recon (name derived from it's flying and surveillance abilities) was the first mass produced Meka after the Exodus. The chassis features jump jets, stealth, speed and agility.

The Xbox was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe.  It was discontinued in late 2006, although the last game (Madden NFL 09) was released in August 2008

Xbox hardware was PC based, making the console bulky, but easing development of both hardware and software.

 

The Xbox first edition was initially developed by a small Microsoft team that included game developer  Seamus Blackley.Microsoft repeatedly delayed the console, which was first mentioned in late 1999 during interviews with then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. When Bill Gates unveiled the Xbox at the Game Developers Conference in 2000, audiences were dazzled by the console's technology. At the time of Gates' announcement, Sega's Dreamcast was diminishing and Sony's PlayStation 2 was just hitting the streets in Japan.

Some of Microsoft's plans proved effective. In preparation for its launch, Microsoft acquired Bungie and used Halo: Combat Evolved as its launch title. At the time, Goldeneye 007, for Nintendo 64, had been one of the few hit FPS games to appear on a console, some of other ones being Perfect Dark and Medal of Honor. The Bungie acquisition proved itself vital, giving Microsoft a 'killer app' to drive sales, and by 2002 they overtook Nintendo in North America. Popular launch games for the console included Dead or Alive 3, Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding,,Halo Fuzion Frenzy and Project Gotham Racing.

Platform Type: Xbox
Developer:Microsoft
OS: Custom
Engine: Custom
Players: 1
Input:  Xbox game contollers
CPU: 32-bit 733 MHz  Pentium III-based, custom Intel
RAM: 64 MB DDR SDRAM 200 MHz; dual-channel 128-bit,
GPU: 233 MHz "NV2A" ASIC. Developed by Microsoft and Nvidia. Resolutions: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i
Controller ports: 4 proprietary USB1 ports
Weight: 3.86 kg
Dimensions: 320×100×260 mm

 

There is currently no well developed emulator for the Xbox.

Nearly all the titles have migrated to other platforms or can be played on the 360 using the compatibility box. The major exception is Mechassault, my favorite game.

 

Official site: http://xbox.com