All (or at least some) of those pressing questions will be answered tonight as Microsoft reveals its next Xbox from a big tent at its leafy campus in Redmond, Washington. CNET will be there in overwhelming force, with a live blog and live stream starting at 6pm UK time.
CNET.com will be following that up with an in-depth first take on the new console, analysis of all the announcements and tonnes of video. There's unlikely to be any British-specific news such as price or release date, but CNET UK will bring you Blighty-related details as soon as we confirm them.
In the meantime, here's our