Allard at GameSpotTheres an interview up over at GameSpot with Microsofts J. Allard. The interview touches on launch issues as well as hardware talk. Heres what I found to be most inetersting:
GS: How do you see the modem and game downloads working in conjunction with the Xbox hard drive?
JA: Its our belief that the hard disk and online capabilities of Xbox will create opportunities to give games life beyond the retail purchase and open doors for new opportunities in game design. The hard drive is not just a massive memory card where you can store saved games, although it can be used for that. The hard drive actually adds more benefit to the game developers that are looking for new ways to extend the life of their games, whether its through new downloadable content or online multiplayer play.