Examing the E3 ashes

Over the next few days, I’ll finally have the chance to examine what happened last week. As I mentioned in a post earlier in the week…being at E3 is like being in hailstorm. And it hurts. When on the show floor, you really can’t judge what the heck is going on until you get a chance to read the various gaming sites to see what their opinions are as well. If you have not had a chance yet, take a look at the four part series I posted yesterday entitled “Xbox 360 vs. PS3” This was put together by a few of our software and hardware engineers at Xbox (that are WAAY smarter then me when it comes to this stuff) and addresses some of the concerns of the gamers that were raised by Sony’s PS3 announcements at the show. (sidenote: I re-arranged the series to read first to last (1-4) so they’d be easier to read on my blog. When I posted them yesterday, they were in a last to first (4-1) order?and it was confusing. That was the ONLY thing that was changed, none of the content was altered) In addition, I added links on sections 1, 2 and 3 to section 4 which is where the discussion is taking place. Check it out, it’s quite the heated conversation?but it’s all really good. It’s also important to mention that the Xbox team is watching this (and other gaming sites) to see what our customers are saying. I am thrilled that we can have this kind of two way dialogue with our customers in a real time setting, and that the Xbox team took the time to create the report and listen to the community.

Also, I won’t be doing a blogcast Sunday, but I’ll be back next week. For next week, I am going to see if I can get one of the engineers join me and talk about all the tech stuff that is contained within the report and talk more about the numbers and how the Xbox 360 compares to the PS3.

Ok, that’s it. I have tickets to see the final Star Wars tonight at the Cinerama in Seattle?so I’ll be stepping away from the blog for a while to enjoy (I hope) the show.