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  • Blog Post: E&D Gaming February Momentum

    While Xbox 360 continues its global rollout to worldwide fanfare, Peter Moore reiterated Microsoft’s intentions to lead gaming to new heights with the Xbox and Windows platforms during his keynote, titled Changing World of PC Games, last Friday at the 2006 DICE Summit. Moore emphasized that the recent...
  • Blog Post: Happy Sappy Delusion Syndrome

    Lots of commentary today in forums, news sites, and blogs, on the comments made by Greg Canessa, reported as "trash talking". I'm probably just cranky because of the officials in yesterday's SuperBowl, but I feel a rant coming on... I have to admit, I was a bit surprised when I first saw read the...
  • Blog Post: Xbox CFO Bryan Lee Meets the Press

    Right after the earnings announcement last week, (acting) CFO Bryan Lee met up with Gamespot's Tor Thorson, to answer some specific questions about the launch, console and games sales, and our plans for the next year. Gamespot just published Q&A: Microsoft's Bryan Lee does a 360 . Follow the bouncing...
  • Blog Post: Make It Big in Indie Games

    Great post called Why Shipping Marble Blast Ultra On XBox 360 Is Important For Indie Game Developers, Part 1 , by Jeff Tunnell, GarageGames developer of Marble Blast Ultra . If you haven't played the game yet, get online and download the demo! Jeff talks about the early days of Xbox Live Arcade: ...
  • Blog Post: Digital Games & Society Blog

    Who says playing Xbox can't prepare you for college? Michigan State University has a course called Digital Games & Society . As homework, students post entries to a " Student Blog ." There are some very interesting posts, actually got me thinking more about the social implications of computer games...
  • Blog Post: Major Nelson on the Dashboard Update

    I don't have to tell you that Larry Hryb ( Major Nelson ) is your best friend in the Xbox product group. You can always count on him to keep you up to speed on what's happening with Xbox and Xbox Live. I ran into him in the cafeteria today, and we talked briefly about the dashboard update that went live...
  • Blog Post: New Asia Pacific Launch Dates for Xbox 360

    January 27, 2006 – Microsoft today announced new launch dates in Asia Pacific for the Xbox 360™, the next generation video game and entertainment system from Microsoft Corp. In Hong Kong and Singapore, the Xbox 360 will now be released on March 16, 2006. In Australia and New Zealand, the new launch...
  • Blog Post: The 360 Song

    From the TeamXbox forums, I ran across this beauty by XTeCnoX . Not sure the marketing team will be paying the rights to have this played at our next press event, but for those of you who have an Xbox 360, you know what you'd do if someone got between you and your Xbox. Listen to this haunting, yet compelling...
  • Blog Post: Keep Xbox Away From Sand & Water

    Let this be a warning for those of you thinking of taking your Xbox 360 to any upcoming beach parties… Beatrice Murch was walking along the beach in Northern California, when she found the remains of what looks like an Xbox. She posts more photos on her flickr site. Xbox Customer Service...
  • Blog Post: New Zealand hosts Zero Hour on Wheels

    One of our official Xbox MVPs from down under, New Zealander Xtramalt posts about the Xbox 360 Roadtrip , leading up to the launch of the Xbox 360. Sounds a bit like Zero Hour on wheels! Wonder how I can convince my boss that I need to do some, uh, research on the program requiring a week in New Zealand...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and 4Kids Entertainment Form Alliance

    Entertainment Leaders Team Up to Create Children’s Property REDMOND, Wash. and NEW YORK (Jan. 17, 2006) – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced today an alliance with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) – the children’s entertainment company whose expertise in brand positioning has led to such...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates on Xbox 360

    Engadget , one of my favorite sites (and one of my favorite podcasts) had the chance to sit down with Bill Gates last week at CES. Peter Rojas did the interview, and posted the transcript on the site... Some highlights from The Engadget Interview: Bill Gates (again!) : The last time we sat down...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Pricing for Hong Kong and Taiwan

    For those keeping track, Microsoft announced our pricing for Hong Kong and Taiwan. The console is planned to go on sale on March 2. The Xbox 360 will be made available in Hong Kong and Taiwan in both versions, costing from US$380 for the Xbox 360 and from US$300 for the Xbox 360 Core System. Prior...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Feeding Frenzy Off the Richter Scale with Retail Price Announcement in Asia

    The must-have next generation console price starts from US$300 in Hong Kong and Taiwan as the Xbox 360 pre-order program kicks off HONG KONG, 9 January 2006 — As the levels of anticipation skyrocket with less than 50 days remaining before its Asian debut, Microsoft today announced the Asia retail...
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XI Xbox 360 Beta

    The Final Fantasy XI beta testing period for the Xbox 360 has officially begun. You can register for the beta right now at Square Enix's PlayOnline Web site . After you apply you'll need to get a copy of the February issue of the Official Xbox Magazine and its demo disc. Checkout this write up by...
  • Blog Post: Financial Times comments on Moore's law; Xbox 360

    Hey there, everypeoples. Cesar here (back from break). A buddy at work sent over a very interesting Financial Times editorial (requires registration) called "The future is here - and it works." A very optimistic peice, the author talks about the simultaneous exponential growth of processing power - Moore...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Powers All-New Nissan URGE Concept Car

    Motorcycle-inspired roadster delivers a futuristic driving experience using “Project Gotham Racing 3.” DETROIT — Dec. 28, 2005 — Nissan North America Inc.(NNA) and Microsoft Corp. have merged automobile design and gaming technology to create the first-ever fully integrated gaming system within...
  • Blog Post: Bush to Santa: Xbox 360

    On Saturday Night Live, Dick Cheney playing Santa asks President Bush what he wants for Christmas... Excuse me. Excuse me, kids. President coming through. Hey Dick, what's up? Hello Mr. President. I though we agreed to do this in private like we do every year. I couldn't wait Dick. You know...
  • Blog Post: Not Quite Blown Away...

    Joystiq points to " 10 reasons the Xbox 360 doesn't quite rock - yet , a well-written wish list from Dave Kramer (aka Gamewatcher), over at Gamestay.com . As someone who's been using the system for some time, I actually have to agree with many of the points he makes. Like Dave, I have to agree that...
  • Blog Post: Zero Hour Interview Video

    A few weeks back , I wrote about an interview Peter Moore and J Allard gave to members of the Xbox online community, including gamers from the PMS Clan , several Xbox MVPs , Dave and Rob from Geek Speak Radio , Gamer Andy , CyberAthlete from GamerTag Radio , and Shin Asura from the TeamXbox forums. ...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Arcade Caught Your Attention?

    Cool that Xbox Live Arcade is adding more and more games. Like TriXie , I’m finding myself playing those games more and more. I loaded up my account with points, and I’ve downloaded several of the games (ya, I have to pay for ‘em just like you). I like Zuma , because I can hand the controller off...
  • Blog Post: Backwards Compatibility Update 1.2

    [Update: The FAQ is now live on Xbox.com .] As you all know by now, we recently released an update to the backwards compatibility emulator for the Xbox 360. After the release, we saw some questions online that we wanted to answer, so David Reid , Larry Hryb (Major Nelson), and folks from the product...
  • Blog Post: Frustrated Gamers

    After reading all the comments, trackback posts, and linked articles, I can definitely say I get a real sense of everyone's frustration. I've forwarded your comments/suggestions/outrage to the appropriate folks, and you should know it's being heard. I don't want to trivialize anyone's feedback (even...
  • Blog Post: All I Want for Christmas is my Xbox 360

    Peter Moore gave an interview to OXM UK (Official Xbox Magazine) called " Absolutely no regrets - The Peter Moore interview ," last week at Zero Hour . He offers some detail on the launch, including hints about shortages at retail. OXM asked Peter if he would guarantee that everyone who really wants...
  • Blog Post: USA Today: Xbox does second round of 360's

    I noticed this story by Mike Snider, in USA TODAY: Xbox does second round of 360s . I told you Molly was hard at work yesterday ! Those who missed out on the early Xbox 360 mania may get a second chance this week to find the new game system in stores. [...] Microsoft's Molly O'Donnell says the...
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