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Submitted by -Mezzo- 471d ago | opinion piece

Seven problems we don't need a next gen Xbox to fix

OXM - Modern hardware companies appear to specialise in the solving of problems we don't know we have. Back in 2006, I wasn't aware that my life was horribly incomplete without the ability to touch-track through albums of funny cat pictures on the go, but then the goodly Reverend Jobs appraised me of the error of my filthy, button-pushing, non-procrastinating ways. (Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

iamnsuperman  +   471d ago
I agree with number 5 (Reduce the expense of updating games) but I know if they do this it will just open a can of worms with more games that clearly haven't been tested. It is bad enough as it is. I guess deals have to be made but again Microsoft really wouldn't want to piss of big publishers when Microsoft is looking out to secure exclusive timed content
god_mode  +   471d ago
It works for Steam. Whatever Steam is doing to make their indie devs happy needs to be adopted by MS for their indie channel.

I say give them complete control of their content with a reduce charge for having a game on their system.

If the game is sh*tty and buggy, word of mouth will spread and MS can investigate and maybe pull it from marketplace as Steam did with WarZ(sp).

Just my opinion but something does need to happen. The biggest complaint from smaller devs is how they make no money on consoles due to high costs of submissions and other factors. Which is why a lot of them switch to mobile.
iamnsuperman  +   471d ago
"If the game is sh*tty and buggy, word of mouth will spread and MS can investigate and maybe pull it from marketplace as Steam did with WarZ(sp)"

problem with doing this is the Xbox uses physical disc which is dam hard for Microsoft to pull and so patches are welcoming. Having a price at least gives those developers incentive to not just release a buggy game and patch often. Steam has it easy. They can pull a game because it is in their virtual store. Much harder to do for physical copies
god_mode  +   471d ago
You are absolutely right.

It could work for the indie and arcade channels on 360 though.
dirigiblebill  +   471d ago
I could do with a bigger Friends list, myself.
EliteDave93  +   471d ago
Who the hell has over 100 friends? Just sayin'.
profgerbik  +   471d ago
People who usually don't have real ones?
from the beach  +   471d ago
^ zing
Allsystemgamer  +   471d ago
I do. But mainly because people especially on halo, appreciate someone who uses a mic an doesn't slander others and plays the game properly. Example in objective games calling out what you are doing so the team can assess what they need to do.
ThanatosDMC  +   471d ago
@profgerbik

Bubbles for you. Lol!
dirigiblebill  +   471d ago
"People who usually don't have real ones?"

Well har dee har. Careful you don't cut yourself.
iamgoatman  +   471d ago
Seriously, is everyone on your friends list so essential you can't just remove a few to make room for new ones?

I imagine the constant alerts when someone comes online would drive you mad.
Triggytrolls  +   471d ago
None of my xbox's red ringed in the seven years I owned one. My ps3 on the other hand died of the yellow light.
Belking  +   471d ago
Hopefully no RROD next time. I didn't get xbox360 til 2008 so it was never a issue for me. I'm still trying to catch up on all the great games it still offers before next gen.
Yehshuah  +   471d ago
hey that karaoke game on the top page looks good. what is it anyways?

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