Not sure if who all saw the news a couple weeks back but this news is interesting to me for several reasons. According to statements by Bill Gates the XBOX 360 will include an HD-DVD drive. Since the HD-DVD drives will not be ready by the initial 360 launch, Microsoft will beginning selling the 360 with HD-DVD sometime next year. I find this interesting for several reasons. To me this says Microsoft will make modifications to the 360 over the life of the product. Meaning the 360 that launches in Nov will not be the same 360 at the end of the product lifecycle. Microsoft is allowing itself the flexibility to update the 360 to stay inoovative and competitive. I also find it interesting that they even mentioned this. Why tell people a better version will be out next year, causing some people to wait on buying the hardware. Microsoft's whole Nov push was to beat Sony to market and gain market share early. By saying this I believe there will be a batch of gamers that wait to buy the 360 now or even at all. Lastly I am dissappointed that they choose HD-DVD because I feel Blue-Ray will win this one in the long run. So let's hope when that happens Microsoft puts a Blue-Ray drive in the 360.