January 15th 2010 10:52 pm PT

Xbox Engineering Blog

 

If you’ve ever wanted to know just a little bit more about how things work in your Xbox 360, be sure to head over to Xbox.com and read the new Xbox Engineering blog. While it’s not much now, it’s where our engineering team will be making posts to give you a little peak behind the scenes and how we solve hard problems in the console space. On behalf of the team, we hope you’ll enjoy what promises to some geeky posts.

 

Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • tozOL

    this could be very good, nice job

  • Teirdome

    Is there an RSS feed for it? Otherwise, could you get Lith to add it to the links section? (the Operation team’s blog should be added to the links as well, even if e has been lazy…)

  • Retodon8

    I’ll be following this.

  • Mcmax3000

    RSS feed was my first question too. Would make it much easier to keep track of new posts.

  • Grimoire

    Another vote for RSS!

  • mccalejk

    Be sure to post the firings of people who designed the heatsink! =)

  • Fowl2

    If there are no comments and no RSS, it’s not a blog.

    I did enjoy the (rather infrequent) postings to the old blog, and was disappointed when it closed. Great to see it back!

  • blowyerbrainsUK

    Guys, there’s an RSS link at the bottom of the page but I don’t know whether it’ll be integrated into this new blog.

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/rss.htm

  • Espio Idsavant

    That RSS link leads to a feed for all of xbox.com or all of the marketplace. I add another vote to please provide a RSS feed just for the engineering blog :)

  • mchiefvs360

    Thanks, very interesting blog. Good job Microsoft and Xbox Team.

  • lollip0p

    We definitely hear you all about the RSS feed. We’re now working on it; hopefully we will get it soon. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Huch

    Check this out:

    http://forums.xbox.com/30204019/ShowPost.aspx 2 1/2 m onths and counting. Nice design.

  • Tree

    Major, you of all people know this. And you too Litheon. If it doesn’t have an RSS feed it is NOT a blog! You mean I actually have to open up another web browser link to check it out? Doesn’t work in Google reader? It has to have RSS to be a blog!

  • Souless Reaper

    Seems like someone is duplicating work. There used to be a perfectly good Xbox Engineering blog, which now seems to be defunct. You can see some of the great things they used to write about here, http://blogs.msdn.com/xboxteam/. Why not just revive that blog?

  • onemorechanc

    I know it is coming, but just wanted to add another vote for the RSS feed.

  • BrooksterMax

    Added to my favourites :)

  • Quicksilver4648

    How is it that the Gamerscore blog is closed down yet this blog is formed? Nothing against the Engineering Blog, it just seems weird to me. Also, I agree with some comments above, there needs to be an RSS (I realize this issue has been addressed) and there needs to be comments. It isn’t a blog unless people can comment, otherwise I could consider it more a journal.

  • Computerdude103

    Remember when e and his team created that Xbox Live network engineers blog? That sure didn’t pan out, did it? I’m confident this blog one will fail as well. Other than MN all Xbox employee blogs have failed, actually… Just saying I wouldn’t bother putting too much work into it, nobody is going to visit after about a week.

  • DMack CA

    Awesome, I’m really interested in the engineering side of things in the Xbox department, so I’ll be following the blog for sure.

  • SnoopDope

    Does it show how you detect modded consoles ? :P

  • IceLion

    Hi Major – spelling nazi here – I think it’s “peek” not “peak” ;-)

  • Misaki Ki

    Oh yeah, they did that phenomenal blog a few years back. I wouldn’t mind if it kept the same kind feel to it, since it was extremely informative, but since it’s on the main site – I can’t help but feel it’ll be silly stuff mostly.

    In any event, I look forward to it!

  • MartinChris

    @Tree : “Major, you of all people know this. And you too Litheon. If it doesn’t have an RSS feed it is NOT a blog!”

    You *are* kidding, right? Blog stands for ‘web log’. i.e a website setup which has a log of activity publicly available? RSS feeds have NOTHING to do with blogs – they’re separate animals.

    Why are you being so anal about the definition? Don’t read it if you don’t want to. Take your head outta your ass and smell the fresh air once in a while.

  • StigSmash

    +1 for the RSS feed.

    Hope to see more posts up soon.

 

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