Magazine makes new claims about Microsoft's new console, specifically relating to its controller.
And they shall come.
does any wild rumor gets approved here on n4g?
This isn't that wild considering how much time M$ is investing in windows8... Plus they're always looking to "blur the lines" between x and y.... I don't see why this wouldn't be their next project... I personally wont buy it, even as a primary 360 gamer.
Would be cool if they implemented a light version of Windows 8 on their next Xbox. Have seen some videos of Windows 8 and it looks really cool. Simplified as hell, but still cool looking. They have to simplify it though, otherwise Apple will continue to run them over.
And I think controllers are expensive now..
Is that even a question that needs to be answered?
"with a shape closer to Sony’s sleek Vita handheld / Apple’s iPad" So which is? These 2 devices look nothing a like. Doubt it's true, or at least doubt it's mandatory. If it is then this plus not playing used games pretty much means I will not be purchasing.
Sounds to me like these new Xbox rumours are getting out of hand.
I can't see Microsoft alienating their core audience so drastically. But, then again, they've never been the smartest of companies when it comes to customer experience.
@inveni0 im gonna have to argue with that. microsoft has been very focused on customer experience these years, you only have to look at windows 8,windows phone 7 and the new xbox dashboard to see that.
Fake, look and the touch pad, bad photoshop job. Look all blurry and crap in comparison with the rest of the page.
Agree on this being fake. Right off the bat, 'matt' is misspelled, as far as I know it's only spelled 'matte.' Don't see a mistake like that getting by spellcheck, let alone an editor.
this article says. If anything i do believe that the new windows 8 will play a more direct role in the cross play between pc, mobile and console gaming. Yet if there is a tablet involved it may serve two purposes. One being an interface for more windows based computing and the 2nd would be as a direct console interface between the user and the tv. not like the wii-u though but AS the console itself. Meaning you dock the unit to a tv and pick up a controller to play. Its an idea but one that could prove to be very near in the future. Your portable/mobile doubles as the console and vice versa. all it takes is the right backing from hardware and software developers.
Rumors hint Next Xbox -> codename: infinity -> ∞ = 8 = W8
To be honest I love this idea. Home console and on the go.
post a worthless article to garner worthless fanboy opinions and they shall come.
Microsoft succeeded by releasing the next flavor of the month (Kinect - hint: "Flavor of the Month" is just an expression), stealing Wii's casual thunder. Simply doing what Nintendo is doing would be very foolish on their end. A tablet-controller console will never have the same impact as the Wii. The Wii was about being accessible to everyone with at least one hand, and being the next trendy way to supposedly lose weight and stay active (without leaving the front of a television set).
and NINTENDO say: ouch!!! why do you guys (SONY & MICROSOFT) like to bite my ass so much. aaaaaaaagghhhhhhhh!!!
Build it, and i'll pass. the Wii-U already looks retarded thanks to its controller.
@inveni0 just look at kinect they already alienated their early adopters...... Just look at how fast they dropped support of the orignal xbox...... And ppl still support them blindly.
Must...copy... nintendo... aaaaagghhhh
Didn't it come out that Sony was looking into motion control (Move) before the Wii was revealed.....
Yup, the first patents were filed over 10 years ago
Other than looks to an extent I don't see how the move is a copy because going by tech demos,Sony showed of stuff that seemed either game related that out did anything Nintendo showed or just cool stuff like their rts demo,the minority report style demo,sculpting demo and it is accurate.
Funny thing, in gaf an article appeared showing how Sony has a patent for a tablet like controller that was filed in 2010, so it's not like one company is super revolutionary and the others just copy/paste, pretty much all companies have the same ideas, though the first to apply is the winner, well if it turns out to be good :P
Achievments HD console Live
And Kinect is a big version of the Playstation Eye
Yeah, they patented technology for things like 6-axis. Move is a blatent rip off. But sony supporters will say and do ANYTHING to spin any information about the playstation brand to sound good. that's sort of what they do.
Ya, and Trophies were copied from Achievements. See how easy it is?
Actually, many games had "achievements" years before even the first Xbox came out. :) Microsoft was just the first company to make it a universal service.
@CommonSense No, Sony patented the Move wand complete with ball, orientation sensors and camera July 21, 2000 http://www.google.com/paten... They have a number of other related patents from around the same time frame but this one has nice diagrams that even the most delusional would have to admit look like the basic concept of the Move wand. No spin required, unless you believe that the US patent office colluded with Sony to falsify patent submissions by backdating them. And if you believe that then you need some psychiatric care.
Actually i'm pretty sure Nintendo's Power Glove was the first...sorry Sony. And besides...if Sony patented it first, which is true, then why did it take them so long to bring it out? They were afraid to take the chance...Nintendo took it, and it has obviously paid off money wise.
every company since nintendo has been copying them. Before nintendo there was Atari. Which company would you rather follow?
Practically everything nintendo has done had already been done before. Usually by much smaller obscure companies. wii controller for example: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Im sure microsoft were playing about with touch screen technology way before nintendo or even apple for that matter with microsoft surface and if they launch a tablet they will do a better job than Sony unless Sony too intergrate a good tablet with the next playstation. I petsonally would love this as it will be like buying 2 products in one.
The only thing is the controllers would be prohibitively expensive.
I actually hope they do because it will put PS4 in a much better position. All the hardcore gamers would migrate toward PS4 and we'd see a lot of really great stuff on it.
copyin nintendo sad
Believing everything you read Naive.
I am responding to this article. I did not say I believed it
Ignore Knight_Cid , as this account is 10-days old and been trolling down to three bubbles soon to be one I'm sure....
Just like how nintendo is copying sony/ms and focusing online this time. Or how they copied the competition and moved from cartriages to disks and how the first nintendo copied atari and made a home console. Point is, everything copies another in some form or another. Your only kidding yourself if you think they dont.
@hellvaguy Everything is going to be upgradeable so, moving from cartridges to Discs, making better online, it's not innovation, it's an upgrade. So making something new with gameplay,(the way how you play it,) that's innovation in VideoGame industry
@gamingdroid Why is he trolling? If they are going to make a touchscreen based controller like nintendo then they are basically copying them and also you cant tell me Kinect wasn't made to compete with the wii's motion controller. Next time try a little less blind fanboyism and little more logic. @hellvaguy What you listed is not copying its called technology moving forward homez.
IMO the move would be the direct competitor to the wii motion controller. Kinect would be the competitor to the pseye. Not the eyetoy as many mistakenly proclaim. The live vision would be the equal to the eyetoy. Just putting it into perspective.
call what you wanna call it. if it's not innovation, it's copying.
Hey Darthv, I'm not saying you are wrong (as I don't know the whole list of Xbox Live Vision supported games), but as far as I know the Xbox Live Vision was used in games just as a common camera. Most games just use to take photos or videochat. A couple of games use it for face mapping (as in making a polygonal version of yourself in game) and Viva Pinãta used it to read real cards for in-game content. I don't know of any game that used it for commands imput, so it wouldn't be a controller. EyeToy on the other hand was primarily a motion control device, like Kinect. So I would say Kinect is a competitor to both PS cams, obviously more so to Eye as it's in the same generation.
Darthv corrected me by PM. Some games do use Vision as a controller. But even with that said, I sustent that only Kinect and Eye(along with Move) actually compete in the market as they are on the same gen (unlike EyeToy) and were marketed as controllers (unlike Vision). Of course, Wiimote competes there with them (as they all end up promoting motion controlling).
im not sure i like where things are headed, damn you apple for making people want tablets...
WTF? tablets are ancient history.
Yeah but you cant exactly disagree with the fact that the iPad broadened the tablet audience quite a bit.
they were very niche before
Copying Nintendo? every single company in the gaming industry must have copied another at least once.games or console wise.
Nintendo copied the Atari, just sayin'
Actually Nintendo released there first video console in 1977 called The "Color TV Game". http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... The first Atari console "Atari 2600" was also released in 1977 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Zynga would hire you for that comment :P (not disagreeing with you, but their (Zynga's) entire motive is to copy others and get away with it by saying its "innovation" haha)
People disagreeing just for the sake of it.
I know people are going on about copying but when Kinect copied the PS Eyetoy and the Move "copied" the Wii motion controls at least they had a period of time before they were "copied"....
If peoPle don't borrow ideas we will never have progression. It copied blah blah. Yea well Atleast the we stuff works better and is a lot more innovative. Eye toy sucked. So does kinect but it's still a major advancement. Look what modders are doo g with it!
At this rate it'll be 3-4 games prices for a 2nd controller on at least 2 next gen systems.
so instead of releasing PS4, Sony just has to sell all systems in a year with the Vita packed in. And they sell it all for a 100 bucks cheaper than the next guy.
So no used games can be played on the new xbox now this smfh microsoft
Think i'll stop gaming on consoles if this becomes the norm for all of them. :|
I agree. I want MORE control over my gameplay, not less. Touch technology gameplay doesn't react as fast, nor is it as consistently reliable as traditional button-pushing.
Oh no bad news for Nintendo