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Submitted by ChunkyLover53 671d ago | rumor

More Xbox leaks: Microsoft once considered an OnLive acquisition

here are a whole lot of juicy details included in the recently leaked document that purportedly details Microsoft's plans for its follow up to the Xbox 360. But one of the juiciest bits deals not with the system itself but with competitive cloud gaming service OnLive, which the company supposedly saw as a "potential acquisition target." (Industry, Microsoft, OnLive)

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ChunkyLover53  +   671d ago
The most interesting part of this is that Microsoft thinks Sony's PS4 will be a Google Television Box, which seems like it could very well happen. Obviously Sony will offer plenty of apps and things to stay competitive.

I am loving all the leaks today, finally starting to get excited for gaming and the next generation again. These companies are taking us for fools by not announces these new consoles that we all know are coming. Might as well come clean and get people excited.
WeskerChildReborned  +   671d ago
If Google joined Sony then Microsoft better step up it's game with Bing.Just imagine if the PS4 got Google Chrome as it's browser.
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Skate-AK  +   671d ago
I wish. The Ps3 browser is so bad....
Reverent  +   670d ago
It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's based off the PSP's browser design (mobile). I mean if you wanted to watch a youtube video on the PS3's browser, you'll notice YouTube runs sluggish and pixely, that is, unless you use the mobile version of YouTube (m.youtube.com).

I'll admit, it was a poor choice by Sony to lazily throw in a mobile browser rather than one actually designed to work with the PS3, but as long as you use mobile websites on it, it works perfectly fine.
ApolloAdams  +   671d ago
I say go for it Microsoft you have the money and the ecosystems to turn Onlive into something really good.

I would have bought it and made native support for Windows 8 for it so that anyone who uses the Windows ecosystem on any form would have gaming access anywhere anytime.
Patriots_Pride  +   671d ago
Wow good idea. MS hire this man and pay him good.
tehpees3  +   671d ago
The funny thing about onlive is those are the guys who were claiming to make consoles irrelevant. Now there is word that both Sony and Microsoft have talked to them.

How the "mighty" have fallen.
Patriots_Pride  +   671d ago
Stop being so blind.

Ita called evolving with the times - 7 years from now everything is going to be cloud based and if MS and Sony stick to only consoles they can get left behind.

I am not saying that the shift to cloud gaming is the way to go but at the same time its always good to have a backup plan.

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