'In The Wild' Xbox 360 Pics Real

Microsoft celebrity blogger Robert Scoble confirms that the recently published photos of a near-production Xbox 360 (plus a few extra wires, apparently for "power supply testing") are, in fact, real, and that he arranged for the employee's son to play with the console, and knew that he would podcast about it. (Yes, unlike fellow Microsoft blogger and Xbox Live chief Major Nelson, Robert Scoble apparently is allowed to use the word 'podcast' rather than the brand-neutral 'blogcast'--Ed.) The employee still has his job.