Flash on the Xbox 360

Microsoft uses Scaleform and Flash for mini and micro games such as Fable II Pub Games on Xbox Live Arcade. Flash is mostly used for menus, mini games, in-game interactive objects with animated Flash controls and video, and in-game Heads Up Displays (HUDs). The term Heads Up Display comes from the fact that users don't need to divert their attention away from the main interface while playing; they're often displayed at reduced opacity and give details on lives or power left to the user.

Flash skills have never been so marketable. Console games user interface design is a huge growth area crying out for Flash designers and developers. With advances in middleware technology, control of console interfaces has been placed well and truly in creative hands.

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