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Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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The original Xbox was released in the UK 15 years ago, but what do you know about video game technology?

This week marked 15 years since Microsoft released the original Xbox in the UK.

 It was big, it used standard desktop PC components, and only recorded modest sales figures, but the company’s entry into the market was hugely significant.

It made online gaming mainstream and helped increase the influence of Western hardware and software developers. Most importantly, it had a killer app in the form of Halo and a catalogue of good games.

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Ultimately, Microsoft became Sony’s greatest competitor, and when the Xbox 360 arrived in 2005, it was a huge success.

Microsoft’s intervention is the most high profile of any tech company in the world of video games, but what do you know about the relationship?

Find out with our…

Video game technology quiz!