We hear when they shut down for the day this Master Chief statue gets powered on and actually patrols the halls with
a Covenant Energy Sword.
The original Xbox trophy case. Memmmorieees.
The halls of the quite expansive three-floor Xbox HQ building. Think we came on trash day.
Yes, these are pallets of Xboxes. International ones though, shipped in straight from China for testing before
This crew right here is who?s watching Live 24x7x365. They?re the ones who make sure every game and service stays
up, and act as liasons between the NOC and end user support peeps.
... and if there are any problems, they have a library of every Xbox game every published ready for testing. We
tried making off with a couple bins but we were wearing our tight jeans that day.
The central Xbox Live NOC is in an undisclosed location, but at Xbox HQ they have a 350+ server testing environment
for developing new versions of Live, as well as debugging problems with the, uh, live version of Live.
One hall proudly displayed flowcharts of every possible 360 screen. We had no idea how many there really
And finally we have J. Allard?s conference room. Look
familiar? And yes, believe it or not the 360 shortage hit so hard that even the 360 in the centerpiece isn?t real.
Can someone please get J a 360 for Christmahannukwanzaa?
Thanks again to the Major and his crew for their hospitality! Maybe next time we?ll give them a grand tour of the
Oh, and Sony and Nintendo: we?re still waiting for our tour, you don?t want Microsoft showing you up, now do