This news can be nothing but good news for gamers playing on the LIVE infrastructure.
Nothing but GREAT things continue to come our way!!!
Digital distrobution is a definate plus, also if HD-DVD wins, I'm sure the ability to watch the movie and go on line simultainiously is a definate plus in TV/VIDEO.
IPTV has the most short term promise, more Xbox360/PC game playing, there's no end to what the imagination can come up with here.
Friendly partnerships bring about a healthy "LIVE" for all gamers.
Opps wrong reply, here have a bubble I agree with what you said anyway.
xbots like girls?????????
The Xbox 360 will take full advantage of digital distribution, and that means a diverse array of downloadable content from movies, music, and maybe before this generation is over...downloadable versions of games in the 360 library at a discount.
PS3 is already doing that with warhawk, socom, littlebigplanet etc
anyway nice to see i can get more use of my marketplace
I think he's happy MS made a deal with a company that will further free up other possibilities MS has held back because of server tech etc and size blah blah blah, its great news.
We were buying games digitally before PS3 launched.
Since the 20 gb is too small I have to pay $180 for a 120gb hard drive is a ripp off. And chances are you can only play the game you brought only when your on live isn't any good either. Still pretty cool there doing this.
codeazrael your avatar rocks :D
I was both scared and tickled by Pennwise the clown in the movie, "IT"
that Steven King is a freak.
some "atta boy" knee pads just so you can please M$ in the way you really want to. I see you in almost every thread, just balls deep in microsoft pants.
While your title might be a logical conclusion from the article content, xbox live is not mentioned once in that article...
cool stuff nonetheless.
What do you think the Hard Drive in your $600 PS3 was free and given to you out of the kindness of Sony's heart? eh, duh, dee dee dee and huh?
I think he's bringing attention to the fact that in the PS3 you can replace the hard drive with any 2.5" SATA hard drive at a much cheaper cost than the proprietary hard drives that Microsoft sells. While the issue of disk space isn't directly related to the article, I have to agree that Microsoft's pricing on its accessories is a little ridiculous (specifically the WIFI adapter in my mind).
This is only the beginning. With how much money the movie industry is making with downloadable movies and HD movies. Overall live is a great way more movie makers to make a great profit with huge savings. Digital distribution saves them all of the physical media and packaging costs. Plus the addition of Live on PCs.
I expect some time in the future there will be advertisement on live which will eventually lead to it being free.
"Lions Gate Entertainment reports that the demand services, including Xbox Live's Video Marketplace, has helped drive up their revenue by 50 percent.
Their 15 films on the Xbox Live service have been downloaded about 150,000 times."
Am I the only one sick of these ads covering my entire screen when I try to comment? Anyways, to resistance, I havent heard of the full version of Socom to be available as a download. I mean I heard Warhawk may be, but come on, that is only a multiplayer game, so there is not much to transfer, and littlebigplanet, no matter how you look at it is in fact a platformer, and platformers do not require alot of.......anything. Now if Socom is made available as a download, I'll give Sony their due.
I thought is was only me but these adds are really starting to annoy me!
I'm glad you brought that up about the ad's.
WTF IS UP N4G!!! These stupid cover the screen ad's are the kind of thing that will drive me away from this site..
i dont get any ads. so not everyone has them then
If you use internet explorer, you can turn pop ups off completely but you have to right click and open things in a different tab to read news. Small price to pay IMO.
Then if you hook up your Xbox 360 to it "BAM" a total entertainment service for real. Download a game digial distrobution style, watch a movie, surf the net or just watch your choice of several hundred channels.
Do they even offer a web browser yet?
No need to get a virus that's what PC's are for.
Yeah it's called Windows
You shouldn't be in here if you don't know the anwser to that. Major Nelson did mention that MS has considered it at E3 in a interview with AOTS's Kevin P.
Wonder if you need to pay extra for it.
What and how does this benefit Xbox Live ?
LIVE has excellent download tech right now but it offers only limited streaming capabilities; this deal seems geared to providing more extensive video streaming features.
For example, we could see an XBOX channel offering news, reviews, commentary, etc.
Or they could offer on-demand TV shows via streaming (maybe with ads) like the various network websites do.
You don't sign up up streaming video specialist if you're not going to do *something* that requires video streaming...And since MS already has extensive inhouse streaming tech, bringing in outsiders means its likely huge. Maybe. ;-)
MS will be selling Xbox 2 consoles to cable providers directly from them; selling them in some places as set-top boxes first with added gaming and media function bonuses if you will.( this could actually once again make the fight between the Wii and the 360 interesting agin, the push for HDMI enabled 360's is a result of future plans.
I doubt that the 360 is going to be a Cable Box. The PS3 is going to be a DVR with the new TV turner add-on. I guess Tivo should just quit now.
What do you think IPTV is? Its cable TV service over broadband! MS made it clear that in those areas where their Mediaroom IPTV service is offered one of the offered STBs is going to be a 360. Old news by now.
I would like to see a Live that is actually worth the 50 bucks a year, were you can say you are glad to pay 50 bucks for multiplayer and NOT that you were forced to pay 50 to play online
edit: 3 conformist I see, plus an ignored persons probably fanboysh replay
NovusORDO: the simple fact and point as I posted its the service is no where near what you would expect and pay 50 a year for or pay at all as a matter of fact, MS is simply taking advantage of their head start and lower quality of the competitors Online to charge for a sub par service. for example who on earth charges for P2P servers? why do Gold Member has to have adds on their blades? isn't the whole purpose of paying for a service to get extra benefits and not the basic and usually obligatory ones?
Edit2: LOL you had to resort to namecalling but that didn't solve a thing still the 360 community is largely a multiplayer driven community with games like Gears or the upcoming Halo 3 that is and will probably pay the full year, you dont...why the hell are you even debating with me if you are not a multiplayer driven player like me and whole bunch of other people here
@fjtorres: It is (mostly) P2P (with the exception of some games) why do you think Ps3 fanboys/fans bring up the fact that many PS3 games have dedicated server to flame? (and it is FREE) HELL why do you think teamxbox #1 complain about the price of the Live gold is that it uses P2P instead of the expected dedicated ones you should get when you are actually paying for something (look at Hellgate London: P2P free, special dedicated sever you pay)
and in case you doubt of me and think I am being a MS hater or some crazy stuff look even 360 fans/fanboys have seen this problem and recognize it
just look at the sh!tty alternative?
damm, i wonder who forced you. You dont have to pay 50 bucks all the time. Dont they have like other options like 1month or 3months or 6?
My 3months is up, havent playd online for nearly a month now, im stuck on Bioshock right now though.
CharlieWHATEVER: Well thats the whole point I did not pay 50bucks ya dimmwitts...at times I only pay for 1 month, an after that, I hardly play online, except download demos and watch movies, on my silver subscription. So that sucks for you if you actually paid 50bucks.
Its a server-based system.
And that is why MS charges for it; they use it to *partly* defray the costs of maintaining the servers that host the games so the games don't lose online after x number of months like certain other companies' products *cough* EA *cough...
The MS LIVE system is global, not local. So MS has to provide links to the server farms in all the markets they offer Live so aussie players can match with US players or euros or whatever.
Considering what LIVE Gold offers, US$50 a year is cheap and LIVE Silver is a gift, ads and all.
If you don't like it, nobody forces you to pay; you can go play on Nintendo's online service or Sony's...
The more features on XBL the better. ^_^
Where have you been?, PS3's TV features are not even one the same level. Please don't make me post links to what IPTV is and what European countries are starting to partner up with them(beta testers so to speak).
PS3's new features are the most basic of what the 360 will offer within months.
I hate to sound like a fanatic but its really you guys that has made me so popular on this site.
SONY's play TV is an Over-the-air tuner/recorder hardware attachment. Extra hardware to tune in a couple of local TV channels in each country. It'll probably cost about $200, given its dual-tuner nature, BTW. Its the 21st century equivalent of rabbit ears TV; you catch whatever happens to be broadcast at a given hour with little control over the stuff other than to record it or not. And if you missed it, you missed it.
IPTV does that as an incidental and adds 100's of cable channels, on-demand video, plus whatever else the telco providers choose to offer; stuff like retroactive scheduling, catching up on previous weeks' broadcasts, etc. Its the difference between rabbit ears TV and full-blown cable. Not even in the same league, but its about as much Sony can do given their lack of advanced broadcast technology products.
Oh, and don't hold your breath for it to hit NorthAm for another year or so.
So does anyone happen to know exactly how MS is going to roll this out? I guess at X07 next week or whatever the next show is they will unveil there plans to the masses! I really hope they go the cable box route because that would be huge!
This site needs to get rid of its article approval system. If the owners of this site wants this site to regain any dignity back this site needs to go non biased & let it be fair game to all consoles. This site is no better then The Sony Protection Group at its current state.
I intitially thought is was because of these guys deleting certain comments but comments that are harmless sometime show up on when I load a page, and other times they don't.....the same comments by the way.
I notice that if I highlight the text with the mouse I can read it.
Something has changed on this site and now it's buggy as hell.
I seem to have this problem in IE6 but when I try on another computer with IE7 it's fine.
At first it freaked me out, but now it is just an annoyance.
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Microsoft says Xbox 360 wheel overheats
By JESSICA MINTZ, AP Technology Writer
2 hours, 2 minutes ago
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp., facing its second Xbox 360 headache of the summer, will replace parts of its Wireless Racing Wheel video game controllers after 50 reports that they overheated and released smoke.
The $130 steering wheel-shaped controllers mimic the physical sensations of race car driving for games such as "Forza Motorsport 2." About 230,000 have been sold to consumers worldwide, the company said Thursday.
When the unit is plugged into an electrical outlet, its AC/DC adapter can overheat, Microsoft said, adding that it's safe to continue using the gadgets with battery power.
In July, the software maker said it would spend more than $1 billion to repair hardware problems in the Xbox 360 console itself. At the same time, monthly U.S. sales of the console have lagged behind its top competitor, Nintendo Co.'s Wii.
Microsoft Corp. declined to say how much it would cost to fix the controller problem.
Gamers can register online to receive a "retrofit," which Microsoft said it would send with instructions "if necessary." The company would not say what replacement parts it plans to ship.
There have been no reports of fire, injury or property damage, Microsoft said. It also is working with regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC is monitoring the situation, said commission spokeswoman Julie Vallese.
In July, Microsoft extended warranties on the Xbox 360 to three years after gamers complained about their consoles locking up and displaying three flashing red lights — the "the red ring of death."
Microsoft shares added 8 cents to end the day at $28.30.
There is already a post regarding that. A word of advice..................go find it.
For a machine that you cannot upgrade it's HDD, doesn't sound too logical. Imagine you download those music files and demo's, soon even 120GB could be almost used up. What then?
I just don't understand that little point honestly.
You don't neeed much space for streaming video; all you need is 10-20 MB for the buffer. Think of it as a water hose: you open it and the video runs from the server to the screen and then down the metaphorical drain. Downloads, yes you need a bucket (hard drive) to hold the content but not for streaming. Streaming can work even with the diskless Core 360.
Think that is pointless? Bringing on-demand video to the Core?
dont worry bout meus hes a big sony fanboy...you expect fanboys to say such things.
heres a tip...actually delete stuff of ur hard drive...demos? lol what are you supposed to keep demos forever? how bout geting rid of the ones that all ready have the main game actually released?
LOL music? dude...you can put music on EXTERNAL hard drives, USB hook up, media center/xp/vista computers and STREAM THEM!
movies the same thing...
I mean come on how biased can you get.
Thanks, i didnt realise it was stream. I thought it was download.
I'm a fanboy? lol I own both consoles
You get what you pay for.
I think the one thing we can agree on is that chick in the 360 shirt looks hot.
I came across this picture when looking for a picture of the LIVE marketplace and thought to myself...."self, what picture do you think a bunch of studly dudes would want to see to accompany such awesome news? A snapshot of Live Marketplace or this picture of some hot Xbox models from the Ireland launch, even though they don't reflect a bit of what this story is talking about??????" Needless to say, the girls won. Word of advise, right click picture, save, enable media sharing, view picture on your big screen TV (100something" wall projection in my case) and just gaze. Here is the link to the full picture, although the face you actually do see belongs to the hotter chick IMO.
We can now download porn from LIVE for free.......... uhh no for MS points and nude pics. YEEAH!!!
I do agree chick in the 360 shirt looks f** hot
Jesus, what are they doing there?!?! They're two Irish "models". The inverted commas are because Ireland doesn't really have models :¬\ But yeah, her name is Glenda Gilson, she was going out with one of the Irish rugby players. Saw her a few times out around town.
On topic, yeah, streaming on Live would be very cool indeed.
......Were getting what now? I was busy......
wallet to follow.
Its not solely about streaming but about waaay more bandwidth for downloads; MS may be moving the media stuff to Limelight to allow all its in-house server capacity to support the Halo 3 spike to come.
(Anybody remember what Halo 2 did to US bandwidth?)
Just keep giving me more and more reasons to never cut off my 360.
...and then the price of live goes up to $75.00
u cant do xbox live multi player for free
it would be a mess .every kid in the house would have a gamercard
if u played halo 2 and u kicked ass.u could start a new gamercard whenever u felt like it,if u got done for cheating u could just start another user name,you need to pay for it,$60 is not much,if you buy mags to get demos,it cost $10.00 a mag per month over the year, u do the maths.
silver is free leave it at that.
how do u think ps3 will keep no more than 4 gamertags, any more and it will up to abuse
everything on the MSN site on xboxlive =)
the actual article said nothing of the sort
at lot of people are screaming web browser, but why? what do u do on your ps3 web browser or the wii web browser? Uhh. stream and chat. U can chat on the 360, now u get both features on the 360 without the need for a web browser to take up space. seems like good business to me. give the people the core of the onion with out the crap surrounding it making us cry...
the one on the right or left?
i'm thinkin' left, oh, what, xbox, well, erm, it's very overrated and it's not free