One of the best parts of my job is the Underground Tours I host here at Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Last week, I got to go on a tour myself of some hidden spots behind the Xbox business. CNN captured some footage from some of them – check out the hardware test lab with robots and game pad simulator in particular. I got to spend some time in there and hope to be back soon to show you more.
If there's a video, I can't see it. It's blank.
Just have to wait a little bit for the video to pop up.
Cool, very interesting to see the lab.
I won't buy any console that needs an internet connection. It is a huge privacy risk to have a console with a camera that connects to the internet. A console that connects to the internet once per day or once per week has the same privacy risk as a console with an always-on connection.
Gamers should boycott Xbox One so the console manufacturers get the message that we won't accept a required internet connection. If a physical disk is inserted in the console, no internet connection should be needed to prevent piracy. The console manufacturers just have to develop a proprietary disk format that can't be copied by Windows, Mac or Linux. It would be fine if gamers who don't want to put a physical disk in the console to prove they own the game are required to have an internet connection. That way, if a gamer wants to prevent game companies from spying on them, they would just swap disks when switching games. If a gamer uses LIVE or they want the convenience of not needing to swap disks, they would provide an internet connection.
The embedded video doesn't work for me in Chrome, either. I've got Flash Block installed, but disabled for this site. Not Steve's problem, I'd guess; it's an embedded player from CNN Money.
It works in IE, or the link to it on CNN's site is: