just got my game informer and it h as a small blurb about the irony of Microsoft using modified Apple PM G5's as development kits for XBox 2 (which are currently available, some of the next gen games look simply amazing, and i think are going to narrow the performance gap between home-made gaming rigs and consoles considerably, until unreal engine 3.0 at least ). it doesn't go into details about the modifications, but i believe i read somewhere about the only change being so they could run Windows NT (presumably to incorporate Direct X without porting it to a Power PC compatbile code base?), if this is true, it speaks volumes for the capabilities of G5's as high end gaming rigs. If quality development houses were in line for G5 optimized development, I think the Mac gaming scene would be far improved, and would probably surpass the PC side in performance. Here's hoping this will give the Mac community a little more of a serious interest in gaming, rather than being an after-thought. o almost forgot...my REASON for posting this, does anyone have any links to articles on the internet providing more information? Xbox 2 previews? next gen game previews? etc. i know, we all hate M$, but if they want to sell me a console at a loss and keep me from blowing $5k on a gaming-rig that will need to be upgraded every month with the latest and greatest, i'll sink them into debt gladly (and then modify my xbox heavily ).