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Microsoft details Xbox One launch events

Celebrations to be streamed on Spike TV, Xbox.com and Xbox Live

Microsoft has detailed its Xbox One global launch event plans, which will include midnight openings at retail stores, livestreams and giveaways.

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Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi says the Xbox One launch will be the biggest of its kind in the company's history

"Today we invite millions of Xbox fans around the world to join us for the launch of Xbox One, beginning on November 21 as we count down the final hours to the launch of Xbox One," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing and strategy at Microsoft.

"Xbox One will be the biggest launch in the history of Xbox and we can't wait to celebrate with our fans."

The various launch events taking place worldwide will be broadcast live on Spike TV, Xbox.com and on Xbox Live at from 1am UK time (8pm US eastern time).

According to a press release, over 10,000 retail stores in Sydney, London, New York City and Los Angeles and more will open their doors at 12:01 am on November 22.

Microsoft has promised its retail partners will be providing a number of activities ranging from free giveaways to "on-site to visual spectacles"

Attendees have also been invited to show off their gaming skills by entering one of the Killer Instinct tournaments taking place at six select Microsoft stores, and compete to win the 'Ultimate Xbox One Gaming House', which includes a console, all launch titles, one year of Xbox Live plus a trip to Jacksonville, Florida to play in the tournament finals.

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