Microsoft has said that it views its upcoming Windows Phone 7 "as a games console" and plans to support the device with a robust launch line-up of titles.
MS also sees Kinect "as a games console". So.... Yeah...
lol. Windows Phone 7 phones are as much a 'games console' as the iphone. I don't count either as one personally. They have games that are more time killers and not full out games like the DS and PSP have.
Yeah, I played Final Fantasy Crisis Core on the PSP and put HOURS into it, same with MGS Peace Walker. I don't do the same with my ipod touch games.
I need buttons!
lol yeah. MS just doesn't understand how important buttons are.
Doctors call that delusional insanity.
"That ain't for playing games. That's for texting your grandma and calling your girl" Some mobile phone games are good, but they are just daily distractions, not real (aka hardcore) games. They are things you do when your work day is winding down and you just want to be lazy, so you hide in a bathroom stall and play a game on your phone to pass the time.
The iPhone and Android phones are just as much a games console as the PC. In a couple years smartphones are going to be in everyone's pockets. The Iphone has almost as many phones as the nintendo DS and it's been out 2 years shorter, and android phones have more sales than iPhone and they've been out even shorter than that. You can say what you want about smartphones, but anyone in the industry knows it's the fastest growing market for games.
O god bing......just why?
The way they roll. If they say a product is 'something' then automatically some folks will believe it.
well maybe they think of it as something to rival the PSP
well, if the rumors are true, the PSP2 is an android phone, making it a direct competition. Although the PSP would run on a solid, quite known OS with 30k+ apps. While winmo7 is brand new and offers a really bad interface. And hummm MS, when will we be able to play angry birds? See what i did there?
I will literally jizz my pants. It's gonna be messy...
Sony looking for android engineers... Android 3.0 coming with game DRM... PSP2 kits being sent to minis developpers yeah, things are starting to align there.
The psp 2 has a confirmed physical medium so if anything the psp 2 will have optional touch phone features
So this is MS answer in the handheld space huh?
Lol. Yep, we believe you MS. Just like Kinect.
Don't forget the KIN!
What the [email protected] is Kin?.................LMFAO!
Don't forget zune.
for music -> zune apps and everything else -> ipod end of story.
Don't forget Xbox Live, Office and Windows.
How is the Windows Phone 7 a gaming console
because MS says its so.... cant make this stuff up.. than again.... look what MS is saying about kinect
Because with development tools it's supposedly very easy to port from XBLA to WP7. Only controls need recoding. Witht he XBL integration, things could get interesting. We'll see what developers do. I don't play phone or handheld games but there are some XBLA games I would play if they extended to the phone and progress was maintained between phone and console.
Microsoft must have their eyes closed.
This thing is gonna fail hard and its nothing to do with hate for Microsoft they are ok. But in this department they just suck IMO.
The difference between WP7 and Windows Mobile is about the same as Windows XP and Windows 7. It won't fail. It may not dominate, but it won't fail.
Another KIN incoming...
How about supporting their real console with a robust line up or are we just left with F all on the 360 until it's successor comes out?!
Wouldn't hold my breath on a successor for a few years. Kinect was introduced to extend the life of the 360. Remember both Sony and MS say this gen will last 10 years.
When Kinect bombs at retail I expect Microsoft to announce the next console at e3 with a 2012 release date. Luckily my PS3 will see me through until then ;)
...because nobody else does.
dont matter...next year Verizon is gonna get the iPhone.... the new screen is just beautiful... to me thats a more impressive gamming handheld (awaits the PSP2)... than again MS has mobile Live...lol
i dont care how good windows 7 phones are. they are going to have to pull people away from iphones, blackberrys and android powered phones. all of which have established a fanbase(android not as much, but people love google) I dont see this going well for them. they are banking on everyone who has an xbox buying these phones because of the connectivity between the two, I dont see people caring enough unless you're extremely hardcore.
The only problem with that is people said the same thing about iPhones re Blackberrys and Android re iPhones. There are multitudes more people that don't have a smartphone yet than all of those combined. There's plenty of room if the price and product is right. As with all things price will be key.
blackberries suck. and WP7 is more about connecting your PC experience to your phone experience. There's going to be some stuff between xbox and WP7, but the connectivity is a lot more about the user's PC than anything.
first its spelt BlackBerrys. second, if they suck why are they like the most popular smart phone? and one of the first smart phones? I agree that its been said before about companys needing to pull people away. except the thing is...those three brands are the top 3. people LOVE their iphones and blackberrys. androids are good but even they arent as popular as the other two. it'll be hard for MS.
Androids already passed iPhones in the US. Windows mobile isn't hurting (it has 11% of the market with only one WP7 phone out), and blackberry is going downwards with android and Iphone competing. I have my eyes on new Androids, but I'd take a WP7 over a blackberry any day. The problem I have with blackberrys(happy?) is that their OS is HORRIBLE. It takes my phone 10 minutes to start, doesn't give me easy access to important features (even restarting it is very difficult as the "power off" function doesn't actually power the device off), and it's programs take a long time to boot and often error to the point of being unusable. Blackberry got big because it was one of the first and cheapest smartphones available. I would never even consider a blackberry now that every major provider has good alternative smartphones.
Wiki "A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or modified computer system that produces a video display signal which can be used with a display device (a television, monitor, etc.) to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a machine designed for consumers to buy and use solely for playing video games from a personal computer, which has many other functions, or arcade machines, which are designed for businesses that buy them and then charge others to play." Take it or leave it.
This thing is gonna flop, just like the Kin.
Android is the future
I'm interested to see how the software turns out. But you know, I'm old fashioned, I like to see and understand something before I dismiss it.
is that so? so tell me where, where are the buttons?? come on MS, why not expand on what apple could not be bothered to do, bring a gaming slide out keyboard with one of the phones, no one has done that yet, i expect sony to do that sometime next year but that could have been a selling point for windows phone 7 games oh well....
Unless you can attach it to a 360 controller like the ds3 psp there is going to be severe limits to the games on this thing.
Some impressive phones. Like the HTC Surround. And WP7 looks very impressive too ... read other sites like phonearena.com or phonescoop.com cause they are only getting positive buzz after what everyone is saying was a great showing. I gottta disagree with every one of you. I stopped gaming on my DS and PsP like a year or two ago and game on the go with my iTouch and I'm 35 yrs old. And I got a couple friends that have done the same. I'm thinking most adults don't want to drag around a DS or PsP. And I got a 13 yr old kid that did the same because all his friends in school game on the iPhone/iTouch .... Just as my cousins 9 yr old kid does now. I'm thinking they either like the portability, cheap games, or the fact that they can sneak it into school cause they can say it's their phone. Either way Wp7 + Xbox Live + a good phone = WIN
...is this the MS bashing party. Sorry Im late.. So yes, I suppose you have all had a good go of a Windows 7 phone and had a good try of all the games for it...
Seems like a lot of you don't KEEP UP TO DATE! Microsoft are getting a lot of praise right now for their newly announced mobiles and they're pretty powerful. Some of you need to do some research before you hate on them just because it says MICROSOFT, and we already know you Sony loyalists hate the 360 because it murdered your families right?
Captain Picard: "Ngage!" Commander Riker : "urm it's Windows phone 7"
Man do I hate these ads...
No I didn't read the article and I don't need to review any info on Windows 7 phones to know that...... NO ONE is gonna buy them. Between Iphone 3GS Blackberry and Droid, Microsoft is late to the party and doesn't stand a chance. Even Palm has made a comeback thus eating up whatever market share is left from the Big 3 (Iphone Blackberry Droid).
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