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Submitted by Broll 611d ago | opinion piece

How Microsoft Could Conquer the Digital Age

CCC Says: "Take a look at that stack of video game cases next to your console. It doesn’t matter if they are PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo games, you can kiss them goodbye. To quote Egon from Ghostbusters (albeit a slightly altered version) “…physical media is dead.” We’ve seen this shift pick up steam for years now, to where it actually can no longer be considered just a trend. While the natural evolution of media has always followed hand-in-hand with technology (from records, to eight tracks, to cassettes, to CD and finally to MP3), we have hit what many consider a “singularity.” Once we transitioned into the digital realm (where we are no longer tied to plastic hardware), the days of having to rebuy your 1,800+ DVD collection on Blu-ray has become a thing of the past.

And so ends the days of sliding a disc into a console as well." (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox One)

kingdip90  +   612d ago
It definitely looked like this was going to be the case until the bet neutrality laws were struck down. Now with consoles doing digital movies and TV it will give cause for cable and dish companies who provide internet to slow their bandwidth down for providers of this content to help stop losing out on the TV buisness. Maybe they will increase prove even who knows.

I'm not fan of the xbox don't get me wrong but I know when to admit they made a good play and in this case it seems that they made a good play with the hdmi in slot. This way they can convince cable providers they are not after their market and only to be an accessory to it. Perhaps this decision will persuade internet service providers not to throttle the bandwidth to microsofts servers.

I don't believe microsoft predicted the fall of net neutrality I think for them this is a happy accidental possibility it will be interesting to see if they snag it.

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