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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Project Glass vs Wii-U controller
by WorknMan on Tue 5th Jun 2012 18:20 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I was listening to a podcast yesterday that suggested Nintendo should be shaking in their boots, because the Xbox will be able to do this gen with project glass what Nintendo's next-gen console is aiming to do. But, let me ask you this... 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.

That said, I couldn't give a rat's ass about Nintendo's controller either. Oh great, now I can select inventory right on the controller without having an inventory screen. But I'm still playing the same shit as last gen, so what difference does it make ;)

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

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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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

There will be more than one kind of controller. Your phone, your WP8 device will become a controller.


Ah yeah, cuz we know how well touch screen controls work without an analog stick and buttons ;)

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tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19

But, let me ask you this... 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?


But if you're using Kinect, then you don't have a controller in your hands.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But, let me ask you this... besides the problem of not being built into the console (so less games will support it)

MS Kinect (kinda resolving separate controller issue here; it also kinda stole the spotlight from previous Nintendo console) is also like that, also coming very late in its console life cycle. And it became, IIRC, the fastest selling console peripheral ever; enjoying quite good support.

Here, people often won't even need to buy anything...

Edited 2012-06-12 00:14 UTC

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