Word on the street has it that Microsoft will be introducing Silverlight for the Xbox 360, so those who are interested might want to keep tabs on the company’s plans over at the MIX11 conference that will be happening next week in Las Vegas. I
Silverlight is what Microsoft will focus on.
not to sound unimformed or anyhting but what is WPF?
silverlight has been available to the 360 since netflix. That is the whole backbone of the service on the 360. In fact, I believe it is silverlight that is used in the zune marketplace for their hd streaming as well as all those little vids like major's minute and what not. edit @chubby, i believe WPF is windows presentation foundation.
Some Exclusive games would be a good start, only got Gears 3 this year as a big game.
if all you care about is exclusives, then you're the one who is gonna be left feeling disappointed.
you can not be the best player if all you play is exclusives..
I agree that MS does need some exclusives, but most people make it seem like exclusives make or break a console! Ps1 and 2 were great because they had the most games available! Not how many exclusives it had. Wii is doing good because of the same reason. Nintendo is the only console maker who's exclusives generally always sell high numbers while other games make little impact! The Dreamcast tried to mainly focus on exclusives and didn't try to get other games like Madden on the platform. That was our main example that exclusives can't save a console. Like it or not, there are some talented third party developers out there who make some of the best games that millions of people want to play! Why waste money trying to build exclusives with unestablished developers. MS dumped so much money into exclusives for the Xbox 1 and the early years on the 360 only to produce a few decent games. You can see it with every console. There will be 10 games announced as exclusives. Yet only 3 of them will really do well at retail! Then the delusional fanboys will still try to hype the game up because they have spent the last 2 years believing the game will be great, and they refuse to accept that it's not! No matter how much marketing is put into it(MS), or How great the graphics are(Sony), or how familiar people are with your franchises(Nintendo)... If people stop talking about a game shortly after it's release... it just wasn't that interesting to begin with!
I just beat Dragon Age: Origins, I still have yet to beat Awakening, ME2, RedDead, Final Fantasy XIII, DA2... Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Gears 3, Brink... so really I could care less about exclusives at this point.
Maybe its just me but I'd say another installment of the the ONLY AAA scoring racing game franchise this gen is pretty big. Forza 4 may not be a shooter but with more sales than Uncharted 2(oh yeah) I'd say it is definately up there with the most anticipated titles of this year
@Apophis Ummm both? I have both a 360 and PS3, and don't have to worry. Multi-platforms usually play better on a 360, and well PS3 has a huge line up of exclusives, but almost all multi-platform games are developed on the 360. You should probably stop being a fanboy and open your eyes...
...Huh? Is there some major difference between exclusive and multiplatform games to the point where I'll have a different experience simply because it's only available on one console? I'd rather take: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Battlefield 3 Batman: Arkham City Duke Nukem Forever Rage Portal 2 Mortal Kombat Space Marine etc. Thanks. Luckily, I own everything, so I wont miss out. Doesn't really change the fact that multiplatform games have been the biggest and highest scoring titles this gen.
You're all arguing about the same stuff that gets argued day in and day out on this site, when the article has absolutely nothing to do with it. You're all either trolls or feeding the trolls.
Im sorry are you guys delusional?? Exclusives give your console identity, how far would ninty have gotten without the Usual suspects; Mario, Link, DK, Kirby...etc Even the 360 and PS3, i mean Master Chief is probably more recognizable than HALF of PS3 exclusive characters. Multiplats are great, but they cant define your consoles gaming style, especially if you have both the 360 and PS3 like myself or all 3. @Kushan I agree but i think it gets brought up because people will defend a console for not having a good exclusive line-up. When in reality the 360 went from most exclusives, to most timed exclusives to an apparent lack of exclusives. i know ive had 3 xbox360 since launch. Imo the best thing about exclusives are that each consoles exclusive games differ from the competitor consoles, the more exclusives the more kinds of games....i would think all the Forza supporters would get this its GT main competition, not NFS. @failoverhero There is so much fail in your statement i dont know where to start, is it that U2 "scored" higher than Forza or GT5 out "sold" Forza 2 & 3 combined that makes you lose sleep? Scores or Sales? take your pick...
@the_best_player Ps3 needs new servers before you can talk about games.
@Raiinstorm81: GT5 didn't outsell Forza 2 and 3 combined though. Forza 3 is close to 5 million, it's not GT5, but that's still a huge success.
Who cares about exclusives, seriously? Sure Gears 3 is going to own but all the multiplats coming out are awesome as well: - Red Faction: Armageddon - Brink - Portal 2 - Batman: Arkham City and the list continues So at Apophis yeah, I will be content, have fun at being ignorant.
@the_best_player So are you implying that Forza Motorsport, the highest rated racing series of this gen, and multiple time 4 million+ seller isn't a big exclusive game?
Multi platform games are on PS3 to you know LOL! Exclusives push the hardware and are much better quality in all areas. It's a sad year to be a 360 owner. M$ spams/pays more on ads than exclusive games. FACT
Wrong. I'm betting Battlefield 3 and TES V are pushing way more than Uncharted 3 by this point. The minute I saw that preview for the game where Drake and Sully are in the alleyway, I already saw aging, mainly in the environments. Character models still look great though, but after playing certain VALVe titles on the PC, they're no better than the character models that they produce. Sorry, but I'm betting the big titles of this year are going to be multiplatform.
Maybe bring a browser to the 360. Sure the 360 can live without one but man look at the other consoles. Even the wii got a browsers and its hardware is weaker than the 360.
More applications (Youtube etc.) > Browser
Forgot about more ads maybe lol whats screwed up is evening having xbl gold and you still see some advertisements.
Obviously having a browser has nothing to do with the strength of the hardware. Microsoft could easily incorporate Internet Explorer into the Xbox LIVE service, but there is no reason to. I'm sure it would be at the bottom of most people's wishlist for new features.
Sounds very interesting, would be a great way to get developers to do console/P.C. connection.
Good to hear that they're doing something that's not Kinect-related.
Sounds like the precurser to an internet browser.
I don't think so, this is just so they can pull apps from Windows Phone 7 onto the XBox. I'm surprised it wasn't ready when Windows Phone 7 launched.
like someone said, Silverlight has been on the 360 for months. Zune, Netflix, etc all run on silverlight. im looking forward to some more Windows Phone 7/Xbox 360 cross compatibility though.
Interesting as there was some talk with HTML 5 on the way Silverlight would struggle to find a home.
Hmm... I wonder if MS could somehow take the Silverlight streaming tech to the next level for streaming of games? Maybe start with the Arcade games and make them downloadable or stream play? Their dip of the toe into a more fully realized Cloud type service...then roll that out to the next console?
Yeah I know what you mean I believe they're gonna be targeting that. Streaming Arcade games is probably gonna be an experiment on the Xbox. But native on the the next xbox
For years I said a browser would be sick on the Xbox. I don't know about now. Only because with the PS3 has a hacker team Anon. It would be a very wise move on Microsofts part to open up the service a little bit. Microsoft Proceed with caution.
Silverlight is just another MS attempt to de-commodotize open platforms like Flash, AJAX etc. If they can get the userbase to use Silverlight rather than Flash and AJAX, then they can stem the tide away from the desktop and to the Rich Content enabled Web Browser as platform. So far - Silverlight is not making headway yet - especially with Apple and Android taking a huge chunk of the end-user base away from traditional desktops. Linux has a Silverlight clone (Moonlight) but it is just a way for MS to try and get the userbase so that they can suddenly say "Hey - we don't like you using our patents" and try and murder the competition. I would prefer to see 0% Silverlight marketshare.
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