Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jun 2013 18:35 UTC
Games "Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group, provided big hints at how developers can target the Xbox One in future." Many Windows 8 Metro applications would work relatively well with Kinect gestures and such - so this makes sense to me. Still don't want a 'media entertainment experience device' though; I want a game console.
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RE: False Dichotomy
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 27th Jun 2013 20:59 UTC in reply to "False Dichotomy"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

This is a false dichotomy.
Game consoles haven't only played games since the Sega Genesis or, depending on where you draw the often blurred line, some of Atari's systems.

What world are you from? Ever hear of the Nintendo 64? GameCube? Even the Dreamcast kept gaming at its core, although it offered a few "non-gaming" features (IIRC often as optional products like the keyboard). You're thinking Sony and Microsoft here. Nintendo is, so far, the only company that is at least trying to keep gaming at their core--but even they are somewhat caving to the pressure these days.

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