Paul, write a book about the beginnings of the Xbox, like Beneath A Surface


Beneath A Surface was cool and really good, I really liked it. I know Brad was too young to experience the beginnings of the Xbox first hand but Paul is an old, old man and he surely knows lots about this. Paul, write a book like Beneath A Surface but about the beginnings of the Xbox!

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10 responses to “Paul, write a book about the beginnings of the Xbox, like Beneath A Surface”

  1. Bats

    Can I ask you a serious question?

    The original Xbox, though it was technologically superior to the PS2, did not make a loud noise when it first came out. The Xbox 360, though it had a year headstart, was not able to win that console generation's war. If I am not mistaken, at the very end it lost to the PS3. Lastly, the Xbox One, Xbox One-S, and Xbox One X are getting worst then slaughtered in the market. It's so bad, really so-so-so bad, developers may not even develop for the next Xbox gen console. With that said, here is the question. If Thurrott writes a book about the Xbox Beginning and with all of Microsoft's failing with the console, ....

    Who the h*ll is going to buy it?

    You? (lol)

    • Bdsrev

      In reply to Bats:

      Xbox has been around for almost 20 years and has a HUGE fan base. Some numbers: 13 million twitter followers, 8.4 million on instagram, 22 million on facebook, 2.8 million on YouTube and 1 million subscribers on reddit. They've sold 40 million Xbox One's so far... These are not small numbers, I think there is an audience for a book like this

    • bbold

      In reply to Bats:

      No reason to be rude. In fact, I agree with BDSREV. I've never heard the story of how Xbox started, and I don't know anyone who does. So yes, I would totally buy it too.

  2. Chris_Kez

    I like this idea.

  3. willr

    Yeah and Paul actually plays Xbox too, so it does make sense. When people write books about things they don't use or care about, it's weird

  4. Paul Thurrott

    Aside from the fact that I am not "an old, old man," the Xbox story has already been written, in several books, by insiders. The reason "Beneath a Surface" makes sense is that this story had not been written. I could see a book about Windows Phone happening, not necessarily by me. Or a book about the general fall of Windows and Microsoft's transition to a new kind of company under Satya Nadella (which has partially been documented).

  5. ankitk8153

    I need written book on super computer

  6. curtisspendlove

    I’d totally buy the hell out of said book.