osOpinion: X marks the Box – Microsoft and the Player of Games

[ Thanks to Kelly
for this link. ]

“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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