Microsoft is retiring the Facebook and Twitter apps on Xbox Live. The popular social networks have conquered the Internet -- so why did they fall flat on Microsoft's online gaming service?
As the article states, it's simply easier and faster to use a phone/tablet/pc.
I'm surprised when I shouldn't be. Really? An article on this? Wow :/
I'd rather use Facebook on my phone. Which is why Smart Glass makes more sense for Facebook and Twitter than the apps do. Not many people by that chat controller add-on. I never needed it because I rarely need to use much text. But now I can use my I-phone or a tablet it'll make 100 times more sense. Look forward to the Smart Glass upgrade to see if it will all work as smooth as smart phones do Evil
lol smartglass? If you're holding a tablet, cut out the freaking middleman; why would you use FB with the 360 at that point?
lol smartglass? If you're holding a tablet, cut out the freaking middleman; why would you use FB with the 360 at that point? Lol..show me an iphone or tablet as big as my 65inch HDTV and you'd have a point. In fact, I even have a Huge Flat screen in my bedroom so I can game right from bed. When I wake up I lazily check Facebook etc from my phone. Now I still can do that and have the option to do it over the big screen. All from an update on the 360. sounds good to me. Evil
what fail???? it's not like MS invest on it or something Plus there will be IE in New updates why would they keep these app? when u can access it through IE. that would be just stupid keep them both.
Yea,it would be nice if it was integrated with the home button on the xbox...but instead it was a stupid application you had to use.
Ease of use. But if this claim of failure is related to the removal of the apps, common sense would tell you MSFT traded operating system footprint from the apps for internet explorer which would allow access to these services anyways.
Now that IE is on the 360, i just include Facebook and Twitter in my daily browsing on my 360. If it is still accessible via my console, I am not sure I would qualify the removal of redundancies a failure.
why pay what ever Xbox live cost a month when u can use ur phone/tablet/PC faster and for Free to access the same stuff! maybe the Next Box 720 will have the Internet Options more refined.
Judging by the comments I've been reading on here since 2007, these are some antisocial people we are discussing. XD
Simply put? For the same reason Nintendo's inventing Miiverse, to be honest.
I think this is fine, too hard to use them with a controller. However, looking at pics from facebook on the big screen via 360 was nice.
Its simple.. No need for aps when you can just use a browser. I never used them anyway so it doesn't bother me. Still love XBlive though.
Well if you were dying to check you're Facebook or Twitter while on the Xbox 360, you could always use Internet Explorer on the Xbox 360 instead. Just save them as favorites. Personally I never used that feature on Xbox 360 or PS3, I have a phone and a PC. I'm sure Microsoft tracked how many people used those features and decided they could implement something better in its place. -I'm Emperor Obama, and I approve this message.
Because playing video games is about playing a VIDEO GAME not tweeting your life story to the other worthless drones who tweet their lives when no one really cares at all. Not to mention there is 87million other devices that have facebook on twitter so it's not like everyone who has an XBL gold account is seriously missing out on knowing that someone made a sandwich and is about to eat it.
So people that tweet are lifeless drones? Then that means people that criticize others are A$$hats, if we are generalizing, of course.
That's all I ever see associated with twitter ever when my friends hopelessly try to get me to join. "going to the mall, payday!!!" "I'm so hungry" "Yes! I made a Sandwich" "oh blah blah (enter hottest news topic here)" it so pointless and stupid that somehow people think that millions of others actually care, it's funny really.
Because who wants to have to keep being a Xbox Gold Member to use it? When you can do it for free on about anything else.
facebook ruined the world
I'd rather use the mobile version. I turn on my Xbox to play games
mobile phones, tablets, and computer >>>>>>> console apps
1) you have to pay for a gold membership just to use it when you can do it for free on your phone or PC 2) It's much better on your phone or PC than it is on the 360 3) these apps were poorly integrated on the 360 4) It was a pain to scroll through it with a controller 5) I hate facebook with the highest degree
Because most kids don't care about Facebook....kids
Cuz ppl have an xbox for halo, COD, & gears.. Not social media
Because we play xbox/ps3/wii + handhelds to PLAY GAMES....not to talk to people. We go on facebook and twitter and online forums to talk to people. Why does the industry want everything to be in one thing. They want everything the same. No differences. It's stupid. I want a device that specializes in gaming. I want a Separate device/thing for me to talk to people with I want a 3rd device to go online with ( computer ) They don't need to all be in one. When you start combining things, you leave the really valuable stuff out and it becomes a cluster Fack
It didn't fail, it's now called Internet Explorer.
it failed for 2 reasons. 1. cellphones pads and laptops on the go devices. no 1 really has time to sit in front of the television anymore. reason number 2. Microsoft did not get the people what they asked for. The people wanted a web browser. Are fully functional web browser with all of the plugins. come on microsoft you had to have seen this coming
Because MS is going to want you to use Explorer when it finally comes out on the 360.
The recipe for disaster right there lol
Maybe if they implemented it into games. But why would I use an aweful app with zero features when I can use a pc.
Facebook is implemented into many games. Some allow you to upload photos from the game directly to your Facebook profile, such as Minecraft. You can also share any achievement you earn to your Facebook profile.
News to me. Surprising considering how many hours I spend on the damn thing.
It's horrible typing on 360.
Unless you have that keyboard controller thingie, that thing works pretty well.
The answer is rather simple actually: because gamers don't care about social networks when they boot up their friggin' gaming consoles to play some video games. If I want to go to Facebook, I can do that on my computer. But if I turn on my console that means I've decided to spend my dedicated time for one simple task only: I'm there to game the cr#p out of my night. Media functionality, social networking, browsing etc. are all secondary functions to a gamer, we tend to do these things on more convenient platforms if they're available to us.
Because people still play games and don't use FB or twitter on the console like this site suggest. FB and twitter were just added as part of the Xbox universe and now its gone, comes to show the Xbox is still a VIDEOGAME console and always will be. People play games with there friends on Xbox, or, use Netfilx, Hulu or YouTube as there streaming services. Or they can use internet Explorer on there Xbox if they want FB and Twitter so bad. That's about it, FB and twitter are used on computer, phone, tablet TV, Kindle, Ipod everywhere else but won't find a home on a console.
ummm....did they fail...or did MS just add IE to xboxlive rendering these services useless.... Any way kind of a mute point anyway...honestly I think facebook and social media for the most part suck anyway...
it falied because xbox is a Gaming console-designed dedicated for playing video games. Not some social networking device as PCs and mobile phones already covered that. People just want to play games when they switch on their xboxes. Not use watered down versions of social networking apps when they are readily already available on other devices that grant the full use of them.
Maybe 'cause people want to play games on their console instead?
Because it's a pain in the ass to write things out on the 360.
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