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[2]: False Dichotomy
by n4cer on Thu 27th Jun 2013 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE: False Dichotomy"
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Nintendo has all but lost core gamers (some of the very people critical of the Xbox One) by not updating their hardware each generation to support the latest technologies. Nintendo actually helps prove the false dichotomy. They focused mostly on games -- built "game consoles", but are losing gamers and ISVs.


My take on Thom's comment was that it was a reprise of the usual PS4 is a gaming console, Xbox One is not, simply because gaming was not MS' only consideration in developing the platform. Spec-wise, the platforms are comparable. MS didn't just build a media-centric device with little more power than a 360. They updated the gaming technology platform as well. If they didn't do that, Thom's comment would be understandable. As it is, Xbox One is dinged simply for offering flexibility.

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