Microsoft has come through with confirmed dates for its forthcoming Xbox 360 Hour Tour. The event begins in my own home land of bonnie Scotland, in The Lighthouse in Glasgow from November 4-6. After that, things move to The Old Library in Birmingham for November 11-13, and The Custard Factory in Leeds from the 18th-20th. Then, it's on to London's Mercer Street Studios on November 25-28.

Microsoft's head of marketing for Xbox, Stephen McGill, commented: "This is a great opportunity for people around the country to put the Xbox 360 through it's paces and judge first hand whether it lives up to their expectations. We're confident gamers will be impressed with the innovation in graphics, animation and gameplay but the Xbox 360 also has loads to offer non gamers so we'll be showing the music and entertainment capabilities too."

"We're delighted to kick off the tour in Scotland and give Glaswegians the first taste of the next generation of gaming," he added.