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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Don't agree with Thom here
by HangLoose on Thu 27th Jun 2013 19:35 UTC
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I loved the idea of having a well integrated PC/gaming console on my living room twithout the hassle of the non-ending updates. When I saw the Xbox integration with Skype and browser I was drooling.

But the MS went on and announced that the console can't be used without the kinect spyware, I can't borrow/sell games and other things.

I also like the integration idea that Sony has between PS4 and PS Vita. Let's hope it works well. ;)

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RE: Don't agree with Thom here
by Wafflez on Thu 27th Jun 2013 20:27 in reply to "Don't agree with Thom here"
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Even tho console was designed arround DRM and they couldn't simply flip the switch, they did that in about a week, lol. So now you can play used games.

Microsoft owned themselves so bad. ;)

Edited 2013-06-27 20:27 UTC

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roblearns Member since:

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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BluenoseJake Member since:

You can disable kinect when you are not using it, stop with the spyware bullshit, please. Also, MS backtracked on the borrowed and/or second hand game a week or so back, but that's ok, feel free to keep spewing the same old FUD.

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RE[2]: Don't agree with Thom here
by TM99 on Fri 28th Jun 2013 18:08 in reply to "RE: Don't agree with Thom here"
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Are you sure about that?

Again, Microsoft is offering conflicting reports on what can and can't be done with the Xbox One.

That isn't FUD. That is truth. If they can't be straight or keep their facts straight, why should we trust them?

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HangLoose Member since:

You mad bra? Better take your meds now.

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