The silicon guts of your favorite game console (and ours) had to be designed by someone right? Charles from Channel 9 interviewed Nick Baker, the managing architect for Xbox 360 hardware. Their candid discussion covers the interesting motivations behind putting PowerPC technology at the core of the console. Though it shouldn’t be a big surprise, the architecture was constrained by schedule and final cost, which drove most of the decisions on Nick’s team. Nick and Charles also talk through the issues around compatibility, operating system design, and plenty of other nitty gritty details about that gorgeous white box.