There has been a lot of banter about the retail stores that Microsoft
announced they were opening, but we now have the locations. Ina Fried over at CNET News posted yesterday
that the first two retail MS stores will be in Scottsdale, AZ and Mission Viejo, CA this fall. Fried referenced a Gizmodo post from July 24th in her story that shows leaked plans
for the retail locations. I like the MS store concept as long as they keep them to a low quantity and a destination location (like the Apple stores). Hopefully, MS will use them to demo pre-release games and hardware for consumers to get their hands on. Speaking of the Apple stores, apparently the California location also houses an Apple store in the same complex.