Moving to Japan

So, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, and I figured it’s time for an update. First of all, I no longer work on the CLR team. It was a great year and a half, but an opportunity came up that I just couldn’t resist. I have transitioned to the Windows TV team (part…

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XBox 360 Japan Plan

Here’s an interview with Yoshihiro Maruyama and Mike Fischer, some of the big wigs for the XBox in Japan, about what efforts they are doing to make the XBox 360 more competetive in Japan. Having been in many a game store in Japan, and seeing the lack of shelf space devoted to XBox games, I’m hoping…

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Microsoft signs 3 Japanese developers for XBox 2 exclusive content

This is probably the most exciting bit of news I’ve heard about XBox 2 yet. While I love Halo as much as the next guy, I sometimes prefer to play a nice epic RPG like Final Fantasy. In fact, the sole reason that I own a PS2 is because of Final Fantasy. Well, it looks like…

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NGEN in Whidbey – Overview

Here’s Reid Wilkes’ post about his article in MSDN magazine on NGEN in Whidbey: http://blogs.msdn.com/reidlw/archive/2005/02/19/376800.aspx …and here’s the article itself: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/04/NGen/default.aspx This is an EXCELLENT overview of what is new in NGEN in Whidbey. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, you can expect some more ngen related content from me in the near…

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XBox Live: 1.4 million strong

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jan05/01-20XboxLive04BenchmarkPR.asp Some other interesting stats from the press release: There are now more than 200 Xbox Live -enabled titles, making it the richest library of online console games available today Halo 2 has sold more than 6.4 million copies worldwide. The Xbox Live community has logged a record-breaking 91 million hours playing “Halo 2” since…

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XBox Live: On the Road

Over the holidays, I went back home to visit my family. My little sister has an XBox, Halo 2, and DSL, as well as a free trial to XBox Live that came with Halo 2. However, the XBox is located in a part of the house that doesn’t have any phone jacks nearby, so she’d…

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