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Forbes: Kinect Is A Flashy Diversion, Microsoft’s Real Xbox Strategy: Online Video

Forbes: "The recent launch of Microsoft Kinect has come with lots of fanfare and positive buzz from reviewers wowed by the magic of the new motion-based control game system addition to the Xbox 360. But the full story behind Kinect isn’t about the new game experiences it enables, though that’s certainly important. It’s how Kinect fits into Microsoft’s long-term strategy to build the Xbox platform up as an entertainment hub — particularly for online video — to compete with the likes of Google TV, Apple TV and Roku for living room mind share."

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gigaware2544d ago

I thought the "Diversion" was allowing Bill Gates to spy on your catz :P

Anon19742544d ago

I'd love to see a Ceiling cat type thing, but with Bill Gates staring out of Kinect with a big "Bill Gates is watching you" banner.

:) Ridiculous though. Bill Gates has nothing to do with Microsoft anymore, other then selling the stock until he starts driving the price down, then waiting, then selling the stock again.

Rush2544d ago

Yeah because companies often invest billions in flashy diversions nowa days it's "in" thing.

Cyrus3652544d ago

Forbes knows what they are talking about.

VenomProject2544d ago

I can't sleep at night unless I have the latest issue of Forbes under my pillow.

True story.

Godmars2902544d ago

Those page 10 bit*hes always get me fapping...

n4gno2543d ago

sure : "The recent launch of Microsoft Kinect has come with lots of fanfare and positive buzz from reviewers wowed by the magic of the new motion-based control game system addition to the Xbox 360."

LOL.

LordMarius2544d ago

Yes! Online videos like this one
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

provides great entertainment. Thanks MS

visualb2544d ago

I called it...

kinect = bodily harm

deno2544d ago

Nice! If things keep going that way gaming as we no it is dead.

CrzyFooL2544d ago

When I think gaming, I think FORBES MAGAZINE!!

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