Xbox 360 Faceplates: The Interview

Just in case you missed this on, read my interview with Design Boy Jonny Hayes here.


  1. Off Topic:TriXie are you a professional writer? I thought I read that somewhere, I know you did some manuals.I had a few questions for you if you don’t mind. How much do you think college helped in perfecting your writing skills? I don’t mean in regards to legitamizing your potential to employeers, I mean literally bolstering your ability to create and formulate ideas and concepts on paper? Do you think you would have been a good writer irregardless? Lastly, have you ever wrote any sort of fiction or anything that has been published?I ask because I too enjoy writing and would like to get the perspective of someone who does it for a living.

  2. Yes I am a professional writer. No, I don’t think college does a thing to help a fledgling writer. I realized I wanted to be a writer when I was 8 years old. I think, if anything, college writing classes can mess up your natural talent and your unique voice.As far as employment, writers (as well as artists) are hired based on their experience and their portfolio–not a degree. I never finished my B.A. and it hasn’t held me back as far as I can tell.I wrote a novel many years ago, but it has not been published, which is probably just as well. You may have heard the story about how Hemingway’s first wife accidentally lost a suitcase filled with all his early writings. He said though he was devastated at the time, it’s probably the best thing that could have happened to him.

  3. Something huge can be done here, I hope Microsoft (and third-party manufacturers) won’t miss this…Well, I guess they won’t, when you think about marketing possibilities and all. Just sad I won’t get the 4 faceplates from the beginning (4*20 euros ?!)

  4. Well I now discover I deeply crave a chrome faceplate, which was hitherto unknown to me.Too Late Department: A rubber one would be good too – any controllers etc. hurled at the box after a particularly fruitless half-hour of Otogi 2 would simply bounce off.

  5. Thanks for answering my questions TriXie, you go on about how difficult you are to be around but I have found no evidence of that. In contrast, you are one of the coolest people I have ever met. I would be interested in reading your novel. What was it about? How old were you when you wrote it?I’m relieved at your candid diagnosis of school and how it relates to real world writing skills. I went to over a year of college and started to wonder why I was learning from people whom I wish to be the exact opposite of. People who have done nothing special by literary means and who regurgitate the same spiel to the next unlucky stock of students that show up to pay their bills.Thanks again for answering my questions, you really are a good panda. p.s.- Was their any resolution to that sexual harassment case you brought against Conker? The photo evidence is pretty damning. It must be taken into consideration that he apparently consumed three times his weight in beer before the incident though. As repugnant as his actions may have been, I must say, he has some great taste in beer and woman 😉

  6. Thanks for the interview!I’ll be VERY happy if we can design our own faceplates – I desperately want one that looks like Eddie Van Halen’s guitar – lol

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