Well, that's M$ for you
The demo of Halo had a guest appearance by the Blue Screen of Death as well...
That tech explanation... Pfah! Then just don't show the game, or show a rolling demo, for God's sake. This just reinforces the idea people have of MS.
I guess MS will introduce the revolutionary concept (sarcastically meant) of actually applying patches on a console system!
Imagine the scene... XBox launches. Retailers are demonstrating the next-next-generation console en masse. Kids gape in awe at Halo which then... crashes! :float
Needless to say, I detest Gates. That's all.