Power On: The Story of Xbox

Season 1
 (1)
2021TV-14
Xbox almost didn't happen. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes, six-part series that takes you back to the scrappy beginnings of Microsoft's video game console. It's the untold story of the people behind the box, glitches and all.
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SportsDocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Renegades
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    December 13 2021
    41min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A small team of upstarts sets out to convince Microsoft that it's time to enter the console business.
  2. 2. The Valentine's Day Massacre
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    December 13 2021
    39min
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    The battle to own the living room is on-but not without significant cost and risk.
  3. 3. And It Didn't Turn On
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    December 13 2021
    42min
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    Public doubt intensifies as issues threaten to spoil the 2001 launch for Xbox.
  4. 4. Cool...Now What?
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    December 13 2021
    37min
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    A console is only as good as its games...and Xbox needs a gamechanger to survive. Enter Halo.
  5. 5. The Red Ring of Death
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    December 13 2021
    42min
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    The demand for Xbox 360 is at fever pitch, but a critical malfunction threatens its success.
  6. 6. TV...Or Not TV
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    December 13 2021
    40min
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    Xbox loses its way. Can a former intern get the team back on track?

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Directors
Andrew Stephan
Producers
Andrew StephanTina SummerfordJohn DorseyTodd Kaumans
Season year
2021
Network
Ten100
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L. K. HarrisReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2021
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Amazing storytelling about the XBox and its importance as a platform in the digital universe.
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