Ten lessons the Xbox Team can teach the rest of Microsoft

When it comes to building community - and profiting from it - Microsoft's Xbox team is helping write the playbook.

That fact isn't lost on the rest of the company. Increasingly, other divisions at Microsoft are studying what the Xbox folks are doing right and trying to apply those lessons to their own products and services.

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MikeMichaels4185d ago

This is 6 million user count is the combination of both original and 360 xbox owners.

Plus, what the hell is this article anyway? Some ladies blog? Is this really news?

Sounds like some fluff thats part of M$ billion dollar viral marketing campaign to me.

Shadow Flare4185d ago (Edited 4185d ago )

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way
computers have enhanced our lives, read on.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated,

"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we
would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving
cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........
Twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to
buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows,
shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could
continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would
have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was
five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only
five percent of the roads

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all
be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation"
warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out
and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door
handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn
how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate
in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

Silver3604184d ago

Everyone would be making a new part for your car without really making it fully compatible.

XxZxX4184d ago (Edited 4184d ago )

Bill Gates is just a retard with lot of money.

The number 1 thing he failed to realize is nobody die when Windows crash.

JasonPC360PS3Wii4184d ago

The change Xbox live has made from last gen to this gen is amazing, just look at what they gave you then for $50 a year to what they give you now for $50 a year and they keep adding to the service more and more content for your money.