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]: Don't agree with Thom here
by roblearns on Fri 28th Jun 2013 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't agree with Thom here"
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One way to look at the xBox One, is it's an AMD powered Windows pc that uses your tv as its monitor and yet costs a staggering $499.

I know it's supposed to be a value or loss leader - or they haven't made it clear, but it sure seems like they should be banking some dollars on system sales at that price.

I find the developments with Apple and Google more interesting than what Microsoft plans to do..., things like Dual Screen mirroring from iOS devices - that since iOS five allowed you to play games on your TV, and use the phone as the controller. It hasn't taken off that much yet - but Google is worried so much about a future version of Apple TV, that they are developing their own Android console.

I admit I was never going to buy the xBox - but I do have a PS4 on pre-order that I'm forever debating, do I really want the thing, lol. I justify it, though, as only being $399, plus it'll be my first foray into blu-ray.

I will definately keep an eye on iOS and Android as game platform for the big screen.

I think Nintendo totally didn't get it - people want to integrate their iPad or Tablet as that neat controller, and not have to buy one with the system.

Edited 2013-06-28 06:19 UTC

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