According to reports, Microsoft E&D GM Daniel Schiappa has hinted that a PlayStation Home-like virtual world will be coming to Xbox 360 within the next year.
I´m really not interested in this kinda thing! I just wanna play so cut it out with all that self-fl*ffing!!!
Next thing, you'll be able to link your account to facebook...eek!
I really hope this isn't true. It would be a waste of resources. Does anybody honestly want a "Home Clone" on Xbox Live? How bout some dedicated servers and Clan Support built into the Dashboard instead.
Exactly, I don't want to do all that gay sh!t like you can do in home. I just want to play. live is perfect the way it is. That's what makes it so good, simple, yet awesome.
I would say that MS will not be cloning Home. They will better it with emphasis on more functional features. And it will be a laugh if it launches before Home does... Poor Sony.
I think the entire industry knew this was going to happen as soon as Home was announced.
You are right Meus. Home is potentially too big of an addition to PSN for MS not to bring some sort of competition to it. Figured it would happen sooner or later. I personally feel they should not waste any resourses on it and focus on fixing their current product so it has NO defects.
You'll be happy to know that the Xbox 360 no longer has any heat issues. How do we know this? And we've been seeing the improved hardware for months now. Motherboard Version 1.1. This Motherboard has fewer components, smaller components, new layout, and a new CPU/GPU mounting methodology. Look at this: http://www.mainstageclothin... "Having identified a number of factors which can cause general hardware failures indicated by three red flashing lights on the console, Microsoft has made improvements to the console and is enhancing its Xbox 360 warranty policy for existing and new customers." http://www.microsoft.com/Pr... Microsoft said at the Tokyo Game Show: "We have made all the improvements in our manufacturing process, All the consoles on the market have those improvements. http://www.gamepro.com/news... While Im sure you'd say your happy with your PS3, stop talking smack about the Xbox 360 -- just go buy one like the rest of the planet is doing in droves. ---- @at parent regarding "the whole industry" What makes you say this? Are you somehow in communication with The Whole Industry? Microsoft has been working on Virtual Earth for many years, and has had VRML projects for a long time too. Do you think MS had never seen Second Life? Second Life on a console ie: Sony Home isnt exactly unique or groundbreaking. Further, Home isnt a Virtual Earth is it? A Second Life fantasy land vs. a GeoCentric Virtual Earth would (really) be two totally different things.
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@wageslave "You'll be happy to know that the Xbox 360 no longer has any heat issues. How do we know this? And we've been seeing the improved hardware for months now." Do you have any proof to back your theories up? Or do you just believe everything Microsoft tells you? I seem to recall Microsoft once denying the whole issue on whether or not there was an issue with the consoles, so my advice would be to not believe everything M$ tells you.
LOL damn I knew this was going to happen but yet MS fanboys always say that SONY is the one that copies from people, just look at VISTA they coped that too any software geek will tell you that.
....isnt confirmed, so no need to rant about VISTA. Its business, everyone copies everyone, get over it, how do you think consoles have got this far, by copying ideas from the past and tried to improve upon them.
Ever seen the movie, "The Pirates of Silicon Valley?"
....hope Microsoft don't do this. I am really not interested in Home for my ps3, i would much rather have a steady stream of AAA titles come out for a console than a second life style lobby thing such as Home. Just focus on the games microsoft because at the moment this is what your console is for, playing games, keep it simple.
You got both AAA titles coming by the handful and Home so no need to get angry hippo.
yeah because everyone knows that when HOME comes out there wont be any AAA game at all ..seriously GET REAL WITH YOURSELF dont be a fool..why do people think that this type of online service will make your system not get AAA games..lol..funny xbots.. HOME is online GAMING COMMUNITY it have everythin do with games..it will be a great hit..
this is just a ploy to get Emos to get off there Wii's...
typical micros**t those asses steal everything they already control most computers on the planet now gaming consoles what next our existence f**k you ms you bastards.
NO one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy it.
can MS be more pathetic? probably will cost a fortune because thats the way MS deals with its coustumers by giving them more bills.... Well. don really care but still pretty pathetic... did the same with Buz.... now home.. hmm... get a life
Here: http://www.microsoft.com/vi... Virtual Earth isnt a Home clone. Home is a clone of Second Life. Virtual Earth is neither. It is a 3D map of the planet. Not a game lobby. Who knows what MS would do with a Virtual Earth client on the Console. What Virtual Earth (on the PC) is becoming is totally unrelated to Home. Home == a virtual shopping mall, a 3D game lobby and chat universe. Virtual Earth == A platform for layering information over a Map of the Planet. It is a planetary Geographic Information System ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... I hope they do bring Virtual Earth to Xbox 360. Its very cool already... why wouldnt I want that in my living room? And, for more information on the genesis of these kinds of ideas, I *highly* recommend Neil Stephensons book Snow Crash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... @merovee "ripped off google"? No. Not at all son. See that is the problem with being ignorant. See Virtual Earth is a 3D interface to MicroSoft Mappoint. Mappoint was written for Encarta and Streets & Trips software over 10 years ago. Virtual Earth is just one in the string of GIS and Mapping software MS has done since before Google existed.
So they do a ripoff of Google Earth and that makes them not ripoff artists how?
When the guys arrive tomorrow at MS and boot you back up, tell them you need a firmware update to add some personality. You sound like an advertisement. "And, for more information on the genesis of these kinds of ideas, I *highly* recommend Neil Stephensons book Snow Crash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... That was like an in game ad. Maybe MS is selling ad space inside posts too. Jesus dude, and did you call him "son"? LOL You're obviously a 'wageslave' to MS. (sorry but it was just too hard not to write it) While it all depends on what they do with it, I do agree Virtual Earth is different than Home, and they clearly stated it would be. Besides, who cares if they copied it, its called capitalism. Interesting to see what they will do with it but it seems a far way off.
They can't let Sony have a monopoly on a console version of 2nd life. So think of it as a 1 year timed exclusive for the PS3.
From whom allways bashed the ps3 home, it's a strange atitude....
I don't need some cutesy avatar running around the screen before I get into a game. Just add group chat from dashboard!! gCM
I'd rather hear that they're investing money to make sure Mass Effect 2 & 3 are exclusive to their platform. Their userbase is probably the most hardcore, and I can't imagine this being something that they really wanted.
I am going to presume they are bringing Virtual Earth to the Xbox 360. It is aimed at the general market, more of a casual all-purpose Earth-Map platform than a "Game Centric". http://www.microsoft.com/vi... The two things are vastly different animals. One is fantasy (Second Life, HOME), the other is a replica of reality (Virtual Earth).
This proves my point that Micro$hit wants nothing other than to be the second coming of Sony. First they steal Sony's console features, then they TRY to steal Sony's exclusives, now they're trying to steal Sony's firmware technology such as home. What a bunch of copycats. P L A Y B 3 Y O N D
Home wins by default.
This is not something for the 360 meant to compete with home, this is actually bigger, to go up against google earth's next iteration and secondlife..... live is not changing ....read the original story from gameindustrybiz guys
I think their next step is to copy Google man can you imagine it
I hope they will allow us to fully customize our avatars. I want to be a stormtrooper. Or an Ewok. Or maybe even an original Cylon.