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For testing purposes, they keep a copy of every Xbox game on hand. In every language. Yes, that's a lot of discs. These aren't all full - yet.

 

This shot has reached #206 in Explore for August 26, 2005.

I asked if we could have a demo of iPod connectivity to the 360. And since I had my iPod, it was the one that got used! Here it is connected up. And I think that's the bottom half of Major Nelson (www.majornelson.com) in the background.

 

This photo got linked to by Joystiq.

A closer look at the 360. You can see the MU in the front, to the left, and the headset in front to the right. The wires at the top are there because this is a test machine, not a final product.

Not only did we get the tour, we got lots of nice swag - Xbox shirts, Xbox Live/Xbox 360 hats, Major Nelson headsets, Xbox 360 badge holders, and Xbox 360 notebooks

And here you can see the 360 dashboard, with my iPod recognized! Yes, that's what I named my iPod. At least that's not as bad as Eric - and everyone else - making fun of some of the music I had on there...

This was the prize for the Omegathon winner - almost a complete collection of NES games, plus some other stuff.

I thought it would be great to have a shot of all the Frag Dolls who were there together with the 4 of us PMS girls. It took a while to find a time to get us all together, but we did it.

At PAX at least, cell phones, GBAs, etc, fill in for lighters.

Kitten and I enjoying Eric's 65-inch TV to play some split-screen Halo over Live.

Someone I noticed around a lot because of the bright pink hair - was a nice color.

 

This photo has reached #392 in Explore for August 28, 2005.

It wasn't just for me either... a bunch of others decided to get shots of the whole group while we were there. I think about 6-7 other people were taking pictures of us.

Us again, outside Bungie's offices. Because of various things happening, we were unable to tour Bungie, so this is the best we can do.

 

Left to right: me (GibGirl), Calistah, bob, Kitten

This is from a while back, but when I did the casemod, I made the frontpage of HardOCP. A popular technews/hardware site.

The stack of NES games was just incredible.

Me, Kitten, and Ace taking a minute to rest between rounds of the tournament.

Some of the girls playing in the GR2 tournament. They won this match.

Left to right: Calistah, me (GibGirl), bob, and Kitten

Eric (the operations manager for Xbox Live and our tour guide) gives everyone their first look at the Xbox 360.

Many of the conference rooms in the Xbox building are named after previous game consoles - after all, the people who work there are gamers, and remember the past consoles fondly. Obviously, we were in the Genesis Conference Room.

Left to Right: Kitten, me (GibGirl), Eric (e), and Ace!

 

We made it to the 4th round - top 8, in a 64 team tournament. Not bad, not bad at all - especially since three of us had never competed before, and we had no warmup time or practice as a team.

Between panels and games at PAX in Bellevue Washington.

Steel Onimusha taunts the Chief.

Kitten and Eric laugh about a comment someone in the group made...

Right outside Bungie's offices.

Nothing more fun than eating ice cream at about 1 AM!

After everyone stayed up well into the wee-hours (and even until the sun was coming up), some of them were getting quite tired later in the day. Kitten, bob, and Eric were all pretty tired here.

While many of us were playing Halo downstairs, Eric and bob went upstairs for her to play some Burnout. Most of us ended up there for a bit.

Sitting and waiting for a table at Ruby's Diner.

Katscratch was busy yelling away with the bullhorn running much of the tournament stuff. Some of the other Dolls were getting ready to play.

Kitten, bob, and I finally get to meet the girl who founded our clan - Athena, who also happens to be Valkyrie in the Frag Dolls.

Calistah, Stonelance (left), and Steel Onimusha meet Master Chief in the Xbox building lobby.

bob was having fun playing Burnout 3 upstairs.

Some sort of game, and the sphere rotated in every way, allowing the person inside playing to actually walk around to control their movement. It was interesting to watch.

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