Microsoft wants to win the games console war with a surprise coup this Saturday (January 6). At the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Bill Gates is supposed to unveil the X-Box, according to internal Microsoft email obtained by Computerworld Switzerland (owned by IDG, publisher of Macworld).

The full story, in German, can be found here.

Pictured: Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates watches as Microsoft program manager Seamus Blackley demonstrates the potential capabilities of the X-Box video game console.