Xbox 360 shown to the consumers first

Microsoft has just announced that the Xbox 360 will be revealed to the world on an MTV special May 12. This is just four days before E3. Personally, I like Microsoft circumventing the press and going straight to the people - that focus is arguably part of the reason the original Xbox was successful. Remember all the talk about focus groups and visiting gamers in their home to find out what they wanted? That's how they ended up with cords that were finally long enough. Let's hope they're still listening to the gamers.