Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 21:30 UTC
Games The E3 is supposed to be all about gaming, but since you can only go so far with realistic renderings of bullets entering and exiting various body parts, Microsoft's keynote was more about expanding the Xbox ecosystem - with, among other things, Internet Explorer and SmartGlass. The latter is a service which allows you to use additional devices - tablets, smrtphones, PCs - as remote controls for your Xbox. IT goes much further than that though, while watching a TV show or a game, SmartGlass can show additional content (i.e., a map of Westeros while watching Game of Thrones), or pick up content where you left off. Pretty cool - and coming to iOS and Android as well, including the game integration. Yup, expect Office for iOS and Android to land soon.
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besides the problem of not being built into the console (so less games will support it), how the f**k are you going to interface with a tablet or phone while playing a game, when you have a controller in your hands already? This is why Nintendo built it right into the controller.

There will be more than one kind of controller. Your phone, your WP8 device will become a controller. Which is far better than what Nintendo is trying to do (I smell Nintendo FAIL coming).

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