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[5]: Problem is ....
by jockm on Fri 28th Jun 2013 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Problem is ...."
jockm
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I don't know what that means, really. Do I play video games? Yes, sometimes. Do I spend hours a day playing games? No. Most people like myself have pretty much moved over to phones and tablets for gaming, but I do own a 3DS as well.


Then I am hard pressed to find a definition of gamer that fits what you describe.

[q]I beg to differ[/q/]

Except that you are begging a different question. The XBox One as it exists today is aimed primarily at the console owning market. They are trying to grow their market by attracting people with media features, and by attempting to get people to convert from the PSx line. But it is clear they are aiming at traditional gamers, and you are not who they are trying to attract in this initial run.

The One is an expandable device. Just as the 360 has a much broader feature set now than when it launched, the One will grow and expand its. They can skate to where the puck ain't any time they want. I will make no speculations as to if they will succeed or not, but they can.

I personally bet that in the fullness of time we will see multiple versions of the One. We may well see a cheaper version that is aimed at the media consumption market and not so much at game players, we certainly will see new features.

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