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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by kwan_e on Wed 10th Oct 2012 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
kwan_e
Member since:
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[5]: Comment by shmerl
by kwan_e on Wed 10th Oct 2012 15:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

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


Yeah, I wouldn't know. I don't play games at all these days. But I love RoosterTeeth's work all the same, and they've got nothing but good things to say about their experiences. So as long as they're happy to work with Microsoft and provide me with interesting things to watch, I don't care. ;)

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Drumhellar on Wed 10th Oct 2012 21:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

How has the Xbox set the console industry back?

It's my opinion that the Xbox moved the console industry forward with it's Xbox Live service, introducing millions of people to online gaming, which was previously only available to PC gamers (and select few individual games, such as Phantasy Star Online)

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