With the update of Twitter and Facebook on the Xbox 360 coming soon, Baxy-Z take a look at whether or not the addition of Sky, Last FM, Twitter and Facebook will truly benefit the Xbox 360, or if it is simply a cash-in.
These things aren't to help sales in anyway. You can get a Sky+ box for as low as FREE, you can get Facebook or Twitter on everything. No. These things exist to make Live more attractive because of the high cost for few real features.
But the more you have to access, the happier the masses will be.
Dude but you have missed one VERY important thing regarding the SKY player-you DONT have to sign a minimum 12/18 month contract this is why i have always avoided getting it,but i cant wait to get it for my 30 and pick and choose when i want to pay for it! Lastfm will also be awesome for just rolling out a random playlist while you are online playing horde or whatever! And ive got a feeling faacebook will be very benificial in terms of gettings partys together to play online etc...
Yup, that's the truth. Anyone who says otherwise needs to think this through more thouroughly. And Cherchez La Ghost, his name is (Pirate)Thom, not (Pirate)Tom. Tom is a fanboy, Thom is one of the most sane on N4G. edit: Hey, I just noticed I have 7 bubbles now instead of 6. Cool.
At least Microsoft are doing something new rather then like ps3 just trying to catch up to Xbox live features, which xbox live users have been using for since it came out like cross game chat.
Shame about the lack of games though, enjoy Twitter and Facebook... which the PS3 has had since launch, along with the rest of the internet.
This is much different. Both services are fully integrated and streamlined exclusively for the console. Until Facebook and last.FM offer a "PS3 Mode" I call this an advantage.
Ok i just have to say CrossGameChat is so over-rated, no one that i know with a 360 uses it including myself really what is the point of talking to someone playing a different game all it really is now is something for people to brag about having. EDIT:@chrisulloa Yep you got me no friends /sarcasm Judging by your past comments your just gonna take anything that isnt pro MS to heart which is sad. Go to bed now im sure you have to get up for school in the morning.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ no life
Lack of games? Doesn't the xbox have a lot more games than the ps3 available?
Not games console because all ps3s big games like killzone 2 dont sell well because most people use it for a blu-ray player, thats why we see millions of blu-ray movies sold. While Xbox 360: Halo 3 ODST- 2.5 millions in 24 hours WOW. Gears 2- 2.1 in 24 hours WOW. Modern Warfare 1- 9 million WOW. Modern Warfare 1 Ps3- 4 million LOL.
Halo 3 - generated more money in 24 hours than any other American entertainment property ever http://www.gamespot.com/new...
seems we have a new troll wonder who it is...lets just take away his bubbles quickly so he has to make another account.
If you owned a console other than a 360 than you'd be able to list a game that wasn't in the shooter genre. Only than would you be able to figure out the equation PS3 = X
yes for social no for gaming
Im guessing Sky is for the UK only??
Yup, just like Netflix is for the US (maybe Canada too?)
Let me know when you can get N4G from Xbox Live, then we can begin to have a meaningful conversation about network service features. Later! =P Then heads over to the open zone. >->->->->-> ->->-> Edit: I can order a pizza from my console... can you?
XBox 360 wireless keyboard for $39.99.
I do want a Supreme right about now!!!
Messenger kit for $29.99
You can already use any keyboard with the xbox to type messages. you just can't use them in games.
What are we censoring humor on this site now? Man, people are really going to miss out on this one.
I think we had enough of lame RROD jokes, thanks.
So you still shouldn't hit report just because you disagree, that's just overly done censorship. My comment was well within N4G's regulations and I think you have to agree that there is much worse comments on this forum. But if they stay pro xbox no one hits report. What are you really censoring here?
Sure it may but not alot at all.
...on this one as I can't be bothered with Facebook or Twitter. I really don't see the point of trying to manage hundreds or thousands of contacts. FYI I don't use HOME either as going in to watch all the male avatars chase the few female avatars is about as much fun as watching Days of our Lives or something else of that nature.
That's alot cooler because in- in game in HOME! Yeah that's right. I'm armed with a playstation home camera saved to my ps3's hardrive. That means I can send em out anywhere the Internet let's me on the browser. Free. My avatar is my PS3 Theme with wipeouts dynamic theme icons. Very nice.
I don't think it will do much. People who don't play games will get a netbook or a smartphone for these features...not a console.
Simply no...its more like a extra it wouldn't make u buy a 360 for it
This is a free update so I say bring it on!
wow yall dont see the big picture of these services...........hold his head down......... i understand ya article and it make sesne cuz i too said soment similar to some friends of mine butbeing able to trade pic shots from ya xbox to face book will nice yea xbox is right next to my cpu as well but my other xbox is in my basement so when im da basement i can still access facebook any time last fm wow i can hear my fav radio station on 360 nuff said on that cant wait for that i wonder will we hear the commercials as well hope not but somebody gotta pay for it now twitter i can agree wit u on that but if certain website can automatically update then .............somment like 360voice.com (like the plug i just put in) ya xbox is blogging (hoodgangstaz is my GT) try it out if u havent tho .............sky u gotta subscribe to their service online i think soment like nextflix so im on the fence with that one but i will try it out at least ...........web browser lol ur already using it on 360 its a console browser and all the content is ya pages u flippn thru already just like ya web browser on the cpu.........well there u have i hope my comments show some people too as well as this article.................this is my answer to it ..........i post this comment to the story im puttn it in here............1 more note MS bought shares from facebook a few yrs ago
They are nice apps for Gold customers for sure and will be of benefit to them, I mean I think MS said the facebook app (maybe twitter too?) interacts with your friendslist which is nice. The Sky Player is cool for those that maybe don't want to sign up for a 12 month contract. Personally I already have Sky+HD so nothing will be ripping me away from that. Are these things a benefit to the 360? You could argue yes or no. For some people, such as myself, it doesn't entice me to get a 360 again but for other people having access to these kinds of things will be enticing. Whether or not it is of benefit to the 360 itself will depend on what their marketing research tells them in terms of how many people considered those apps when buying a 360. Alone, I doubt it would be many but if you add them in with the rest of what the 360 has to offer then you'd see a much higher number perhaps citing those apps among everything else like LIVE and any games they may like on the 360.
it wouldnt benefit me at all, i hate social networking. I just hope that i can disable them from the dash
Cash-in? It's a free update! Also, I thinks it's for the user to decide whether or not these updates benefit them.
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