"I suppose it had to happen - in the winter of its discontent,
and surrounded by non-Microsoft malcontents, Microsoft decided to
add to its toy operating system successes, a gaming machine."
"Its specifications are intriguing - basically a 1975-80
Personal Computer updated to the most modern CPU, the most modern
graphics subsystem, integrated onto the motherboard ala 1970s PCs,
and an 8 gigabyte hard-drive, plus an Internet connection...."
"Microsoft is publishing some of the specifications. The machine
can best be characterized as a cut-down PC, dedicated to players of
"Any success this machine has can be attributed to
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