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Another marketing ploy from MS ?

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  1. monkeyleader

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    I saw that but didn't try to make any sense of it. One day the Xbox 360 will appear in the shops and we can all buy it if we want.
     
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    A guy in my Forza car club is following this quite closely(he solved the ilovebees thingy as well) and this is what he's posted so far:

    Domain Name: origenxbox360.com

    Created on..............: Tue, Aug 09, 2005
    Expires on..............: Wed, Aug 09, 2006
    Record last updated on..: Tue, Aug 09, 2005

    Registrant:
    Microsoft Corporation
    Domain Administrator
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052
    US
    ...................................................


    Note that the tree looks like one of those Japanese bonsai trees, which could hint at something to do with Japan. The sculpture to the right of the tree looks like a rabbit, Alice in Wonderland anyone? Please post your best guesses in the comment section below so we can work this one out together!

    Update 1: One of our readers have calculated that it counts down to September 27th at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time to be exact!

    Update 2: The name of the site is Origen Xbox360, so what hints could be hidden in the word Origen. The word Origen is a spanish word for Origin, which comes from the latin word Origo which means "beginning". Here is a link to the Wikipedia description of the word Origin below if anyone one wants to dig for clues. If I am not mistaking Microsoft has promised earlier to reveal some big surprise for the Japanese market this fall, so could this be it? Will the Xbox 360 be launched in Japan first? I doubt it as September 27th is way to early, as developers will need more time to complete their games.

    Update 3: It apears that the word Origen also is the name of a great Christian theologians. Don't know yet if we will find any clues here but here is a link for more info about Origen.

    Update 4: I have added another screenshot which shows what will appear on the site when the clock reaches 0.

    Update 5: One of our readers is in fact part of the team that made the site, and he has given us some clues.

    Clue one -
    "i can provide you guys with some info, im on the team that designed this site, is something related with circles. thats all i can say. NG

    Clue two -
    "ok, what do you find when yo cut tree in half and see it by the top?(HD) another detail,youll see something different with the rabbit(HD)so check it from time to TIME(HD), the team which worked on the ourcolony website are involved on this. Clue: 2 systems, and a entire universe to explore. NG "

    Update 6: Ok let's sum things up. We think it has something to do with Japan because of the bonsai tree. We can also draw connections to Alice in Wonderland because of the rabbit. Which makes the comments about the circles and "universe to explore" even more interesting when you think of the phrase " "spiraling down the rabbit hole" . And if you look at the console packaging it does indeed look like the rabbit hole. But what does it mean?

    Update 7: More clues posted by the MS guy.

    "We are living in a world of digital entertainment, in a world were all reality is going to be virtual and the only thing needed to create at that time would be our own imagination" -Tree RINGS reveals the years of the tree while he is also the CENTER of that virtual world. -[J].A.E* 11=fun for A,J and E* 9=fun for J not for A or E* *(important) NG"

    Update 8: A suggestion from one of our readers is getting some attention.

    Wes wrote,

    Hang on a sec. If you use the thing the MS guy said, and use the numbers as month dates, ie: 9 = sept, and 11 = Nov. Then use A, J and E as the continents: A =America, J = Japan, E = Europe . 11=fun for A,J and E* 9=fun for J not for A or E This could be saying that 11 (or November) is when something to do with the 360 will be in all 3 places. and that in 9 (or sept), something is happening in Japan, not America or Europe. 9th month (sept), is when the countdown will end.

    Update 9: When you right click on your mouse and click forward a couple of times the new pic appears as posted earlier. First I thought the word that came up also was Origen. However, looks like it also could be Ougen (this is the pic where the rabbit is gone). Note :Most of our readers thinks it is Origen, and that it only looks like it says Ougen because it is written in another font. So the whole Ougen clue is most likely miss-leading.

    Update 10: Who wrote this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origenxbox360? Note : Wikipedia.org can be edited by anyone so don't trust it!

    Update 11: You can now also discuss this in our Xbox forum at ZTGD

    Update 12: Latest interesting comments by our readers:

    Kimble 08.20.2005 05:28
    The word origen unscrambles to region. The rabbit almost looks like a map of different regions (countries) squished together with two dots marking cities.

    Wes 08.20.2005 07:03
    Im still hangin on the idea of origen linking to the word origin - meaning beginning. this links somewhat to japan, as japan was the beginning of videogaming.

    JNW911 08.20.2005 08:16
    Hey Guys, I'm not sure if this is at all relevant, but the rabbit is the zodiac symbol for both chinese/japanese for the year 1999. The first xbox was in beta status during this year in october. And isn't the xbox360 in beta status now?? I dont know.. plus the source code has a link with 1999 in it(leads nowhere though). Maybe the rabbit zodiac/1999/beta thing is coincidence :) Anyone? Wes??

    Wes 08.20.2005 08:24
    JNW, you could be onto something. the meaning of zodiac is a 12 band eliptical thing in astrology. Each band is 30 degrees in this zodiac. This possibly ties straight to the XBOX 360 bein the rabbit. (30 times 12 is 360)

    Update 13: Breaking News: Some sort of log in page has been discovered - https://www.origenxbox360.com/default.asp

    Thanks Matt / PlanetXbox360

    Update 14: There is hidden text on the log in page -

    Necrosis 08.20.2005 08:59
    This is how much of the text I could read on that site with the login, left blanks on words that I just cant read. Some of what I have is probably incorrect to, maybe this can get the ball rolling. During the build up to the race there will be blood london wide running ___ ___ swot team that turn up, ___ (__). ___ (___ stations) evening (___ stations), they'll look after your bags, split the group up into waying standards, give advice and then go on runs.
     
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    Very interesting Steve! :thumbsup:
     
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    September 27th is the Tokyo game show i beleive. Where XBox 360 games and PS3 games will be playable. Hence the bonsai tree.

    *Edit* I think the game show is actually the 17th of september. But its close.
     

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