Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 10th Oct 2012 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Actually Xbox is considered something that degraded gaming industry (especially adversely affecting gaming on PC). So it's an example of sickness really ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by kwan_e on Wed 10th Oct 2012 08:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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2007-02-18

Actually Xbox is considered something that degraded gaming industry (especially adversely affecting gaming on PC). So it's an example of sickness really ;)


I would consider the opinion of gamers more important than the game industry - and so would the game industry ;)

If nothing else, XBox gave us Halo, RoosterTeeth and Red vs Blue and thus it can only be a good thing for gaming and multimedia as a whole.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 10th Oct 2012 15:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

The opinion of gamers is that Xbox ruined the industry. Heard from gamers first hand ;)

Edited 2012-10-10 15:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by ze_jerkface on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

(especially adversely affecting gaming on PC). So it's an example of sickness really ;)


Oh God not that BS. If the Xbox didn't exist then PS3 sales would have doubled, there will be no golden age of pc gaming until the piracy problem is solved.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2008/11/acrying-shame-world-of-goo-pi...

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 10th Oct 2012 15:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

The piracy issue is irrelevant to the sickening state of consoles today.

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