What to watch for from Microsoft at CES

Seattle Tech Report: "Here's a preview of what to watch for from Microsoft at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week."

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Capt CHAOS3456d ago

Companies.. I've got some dosh here and it goes to the first company that produces a mass market hand-held gaming system with two analogue controls (yes, I love FPSs that much).

The only possibility is but it's not one would call mass-market (yet).

kwyjibo3456d ago

Doesn't matter though, they're both fail technologies.

Silverlight will find it hard to pick up any kind of ground given Flash's ubiquity. Even bundling it with Windows by default, and you'll find it hard to shake Flash developers onto your platform.

Surface is nothing but a niche, designed for hotel lobbies and some retail configurations. What will be important is whether Microsoft have got their multi-touch interfaces into shape for Windows 7.

Parappa The Rappa3456d ago

Think before you speak.
Silverlight is a browser plug-in.

kwyjibo3456d ago

Thought your comment referred to two distinct technologies rather than a Surface extension.

Still the video was pretty cool, having the projector focus an image onto the paper and not the Surface.

Parappa The Rappa3456d ago (Edited 3456d ago )

SECOND LIGHT is a WHOLE NEW TECHNOLOGY. It was developed separately from Surface.

Read this. Its one of the earlier articles on it. The first paragraph should help, but the rest of it is pretty amazing too. :)

And no, im not "dogging you". Just showing you that my original statement was correct in every sense, and I have a strange thing about "being right". Needless to say, there were a lot of arguments in my house as a teenager, lol :)

Yeah, the video was really awesome. Im pretty excited about CES this year.

Bladestar3456d ago

"Surface is nothing but a niche, designed for hotel lobbies and some retail configurations." hehe... keep telling that to yourself as long as it makes you feel better...

The fact is that Surface can be use all over... from the government, the army, media company, engineers, etc..

And let's not forget Window 7 which support multi touch and gesture which will bring lots of the features we see in Surface to anyone that have a touch screen.

Lots of people say Microsoft does not innovate and whey they do... they try to undermine the technology saying that it's useless.

My wife is a graphic designer and she is dying to get windows 7 since she will no longer need to use a drawing bad... instead she will be able to use a touch-monitor and draw directly on it.

Also, I can't wait until some developer make an RTS game that supports this.

LostCypher113455d ago

There is the possibility they may show sea dragon that is if they have not yet scraped the project. But it does look really cool.
check the vid here

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Cajun Chicken3456d ago

I wanna hear what's to happen with Activision-Blizzard's 'Prototype', (which something will be announced supposedly on the same date) the 'leaked' footage has totally stolen my soul.

edhe3456d ago

Delayed into this year, not much else to talk about, i think there was a staffing cut and they had some rework to do. Last time i saw it was on a tv show here in the UK and it was looking very rough, they've probably gone "dark" to polish it up as it has some competition with inFAMOUS and maybe an announcement of crackdown2 at ces also.

Cajun Chicken3456d ago (Edited 3456d ago )

Looks incredible. As far as I know, the plot has always been 'dark'.

I would also love an announcement of Crackdown 2.

Can't wait to get my hands on inFamous.

games4fun3456d ago

but infamous is the game i'm looking out for not prototype although prototype does look promising.

edhe3456d ago

Dark as in not showing anything, not as in nasty murder stuff ;)

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DR-IVO3456d ago (Edited 3456d ago )

With Windows Mobile 7 and Windows 7 PC on the same version, im expecting something where both systems can communicate together without any 3rd party apps

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