Euro Xbox boss Chris Lewis has revealed that Microsoft has looked 'very closely' at Wii-style controller-based gaming – and that a karaoke title could be introduced 'at the right time'.
[ by Neil Long for MVC on November 16, 2007 ]
oh, microsoft ... when will you ever make something new by yourselves and not steal everything?
look, ms steals anything they can but that's marketing people, that's why "One console future" would be the best thing for the consumer, not the companies themselves. it is nice to see that they are trying to run another monopoly though, this may lead to a one console dominance if they do introduce this sort of gameplay into a next gen console. This just clarifies the way Gates runs his projects, by monopolizing the entire market there is no room for competition, i.e. windows.
on the ps3, i was impressed to see the divx support, but then here comes MS with there copy cat move. I just hope ps3 gets more support from software so they can compete a little more in the market.
i don't really consider the wii a next gen console, rather a revolutionary console, a new breed of gaming. other than that i have no opinion on the wii, haven't really played it.
MS already had their one gaming platform, its the PC. I don't want one of those, now or ever. MS only reason for making the Xbox was because people were starting to spend more money on the consoles than the
PC. They are slowly starting to make their consoles like the PC and eventually will just stop making consoles because they will have all their games on PC and just give it a console type name.
Considering they never mention exactly what they mean by "Wii-style controller-based gaming". Are they talking about motion sensing? nun-chuck? What???
If they ARE talking about motion sensing then kudos. Just as long as it's RF and not IR. I run a projector and all my stuff is in the BACK of the room... not in front by the screen.
@1&2 above me. Go float... you're both off topic and just here to bash M$. Move along...
im not bashing ms, i only own a 360 lol. I'm just stating how ms runs their market and why they copy cat a lot of things.
but i will be purchasing a ps3 simply for the "open system" aspect, bringing pc and console closer together, maybe MS should look into this, highly doubtful, they copyright and protect everything, i.e. zune.
I agree w/M$ being a bit overly cautious about flexibility via copyright protection/DRM schemes. I was griping about this the other day when I (finally) found out that I lost access to all DLC (purchased and otherwise) if I lost my broadband connection. That's just horsesh1t, and completely due to DRM. I WILL NOT purchase content via LIVE, but I'll still rent videos... until that issue is FIXED.
something about "Bandwagon" and "Jumping on the".
more along the lines of innovation and picking it up. ms sees that this is what made the wii and makes the wii sell so good, it's a great marketing tool and would be introduced with open arms to the public if released.
Yea but if Sony pulled something like this then they're just dirty rotten scumbags who couldn't think up of anything themselves am I right?
For a karaoke game? o.o
A mic and a lifetime supply of beer is enough.
Amazing originality. 1st game is guiseppe milkyway.
Wonder if they will do an all white special addition console.
Don't anyone forget, the PS3 added motion controls pretty late in the game. To say that Microsoft is "copying" is a bit harsh. It's more like they are joining the party...
That said, if MS was to introduce a pointer-like controller that would have similar point and shoot functionality of the Wiimote for FPS games, I'd be all over it. Though the number of FPS games on the Wii is very slim, there are a couple that implement it really, really well and it is phenomenal to play games that way...
Microsoft would be well served to introduce something that has gyros and motion sensors that are much faster to respond, capable of much higher sampling rates, and very precise in 3-d space so that true 1:1 can happen. The wiimote is cool, but at this point it has a bit too much lag for true one to one mapping...
MS do not innovate they would buy somebody to do this. Sony definitely copied but i bet they thought at the time it was a gimic with limited success. The Wii at the was marked as a failure which would not keep up with the power of the others.
Ms and Sony both underestimated its importance
they should call it, microcopy
why am I not surprised..M$...the 360 is suffering from an Identity crisis lately it want's to the ultimate hardcore gamer system...but it suddenly start's having a soft spot for gimmicks and mini-games...
PLAY B3YOND it does everything out the box..!!!
well MS products are like US dishes - copypasted :D
OMG, please just GTFO out the thread. You say the same thing over and over again, no one cares.
"OMG GUISE MS COPIES ALL LOALWLLOLOAWLLWOLOL"
When sony does something like this you all go:
"HAHAH SONY AND PS3 BEAT THE CRAPBOX LOLAWLOL AND SONY NEVER COPIES, NO WAY IT DOES NOT"
Microsack is about as original as a turd on a sidewalk
"ms steals anything they can... that's why "One console future" would be the best thing for the consumer, not the companies themselves. it is nice to see that they are trying to run another monopoly though, this may lead to a one console dominance if they do introduce this sort of gameplay into a next gen console."
I understand what you're saying. The videogame consumer will get everything in a one console market, because the main maker will just copy and integrate everything into that console.
I don't think this works in the long-run, just because there's less incentive for anyone else to be creative (given that all their ideas will be incorporated with no return) and the main manufacturer (because they have a monopoly) has no reason to be innovative either. Just look at security under microsoft or IE for that matter. It took competition for microsoft to even begin to work on a new browser. Before the browser wars were over MS majorly updated the browser every two years. But after all competition was eliminated it took over five years for them to release a browser that is less standard compliant than any other browser released in the last 3 years. Every web designer out there is held up in designing good, fast, innovative sites because ms created a monopoly, then rested on their laurels thus shackling innovation.
Their may be some good in a one console standard (i.e. not one console, but universal console compatibility, with the consoles made by a bunch of different manufacturers so that prices and features grow) and it may eventually happen, but MS annihilating the competition is not the way you want it to happen. Exactly what's happening now would be the best way. Stalemates. There's never been a better time for games IMO. Sony and Microsoft are hemorrhaging money. Eventually, if things don't change, they'll be either jumping out or asking for a change.
This is why Microsoft stocks have decreased each year, no damn creativity.
They never had anything innovative or something to make for themselves except that crappy software and XBL but than again that service is crappy to only XBox 360 fans would think its great and oh don't for get everything else they stole from like eyetoy HDMI 1080p and a new XBox 360 with built in HDDVD.
The Sony Droids are once again acting like Sony has never stole anything.
I dont. See,its business. Better a product without revearse engineerin it. Have u ever seen an original Lexas ? ? No ! Cuz their all benchmarked on the big german names mercs,beemers,audis etc. Typic japs lol J/K
people gatta remember everyone steals ideas from everyone. examples are: rumble controller(nintendo, although sony later made the rumble inside the controller which is now standard), consoles able to stand verticle(sony), consoles capable of playing dvds(sony first implemented this feature), triggers on a controller(nintendo 64 controller), home button(microsoft), first successful online community(microsoft, although ps2 did have internet capabilities), memory card(sony & nintendo both had them on the ps & n64 dont know which came up w/the idea first), ect, ect. point being every idea is taken & either copied directly or somehow is turned into something else that is better than the original idea or is worse than the origianl ideal. can anyone come up w/other examples?
hilarious if they made a Wii like controller. That would be something else I could laugh at the company for trying.
They will copy the controller from the Wii...
And then release a Singstar type title.
Nothing new... move along. They are just doing what they always do - copy whatever the competition is doing. But then - so is everyone else. Get over it.
Wow I didnt even think this was flamebait...boy was I wrong. I want a wii sport like title on the 360 so I dont have to spend $250.00. For those who care In2Games is coming out with motion based games for 360/PS3 that are more advanced than the Wii.
this is exactly why the 360 lacks any soul... great machine but no personality... no passion... no style.
Wii and PS3 may not be a developers dream but they have the above in spades.
Of course this is just my opinion.
Ya know, Ford started making cars with innovations like a steering wheel and tires and stuff... Now just look at all the copy-cats out there stealing their ideas!!!!
C R Y B A B I E S
COPYING?!?? Who copied XBOX LIVE & all those other countless features?
LOL, its a GREAT idea if they add a new controller!!!!
Xbox can ALWAYS use something new, unlike the so called "PLAY STATIONS" which seem to only do garbage like the EYE-TOY, other failures that nobody cares about.
I'd rather they have a NEW type of controller for KARAOKE, dancing type games & a motion sensor dancing type game then it NOT have them!!!
I'd rather they always add new features to this system then NOT have them, because it only makes the system BETTER!!!
That's like complaining that NINTENDO is going to add a bunch of wireless controllers or 3rd parties make a Nintendo LIGHT GUN, LMAO!
Get over yourselves, its not copying if everyone else does it, its business all the way. =D
I for one incourage both Sony and MS to have motion gaming. I dont know why they havent come out with a simmular product a year ago . Especially Sony as the capabillites have allways been there. I swear the CEOs of these companies are just a bunch of wankers in monkey suits.
they better not or else...
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