I mentioned the Gamespot article because reading the article reminded me of a customer who came into the winery this weekend (Jer and I work Saturday wine tastings at the family winery). She wasn't tasting, but was there with her husband. She wore a black button up shirt, with a little green Xbox logo on it. Since small talk is what we do at the winery, Jer asked her, and I quote, "What's up with the Xbox logo on your shirt?". She replied that she works for Xbox. Since no one ever asks people like her for inside secrets (ha ha), Jer felt it was his duty to do so. "What can you tell me about Perfect Dark Zero?", he threw at the mysterious stranger. She, who was previously painfully shy, smiled hugely and said, "All I'm saying is it will be an Xbox 360 launch title".
When Ms. Xbox left the winery, I recall saying, "That was worthless...we already knew Perfect Dark Zero was a launch title." Apparently, I was wrong. It's just been expected to be one. Microsoft hasn't confirmed such a thing. So, if you want to believe the story of a mysterious woman sporting an Xbox logo shirt who happened to walk into my family's winery...well, then, you have your confirmation that the game will be an Xbox 360 launch title. Too bad we forgot to ask about the launch date of the Xbox 360. Grr.