Microsoft Creating Home Rival?

According to reports, Microsoft E&D GM Daniel Schiappa has hinted that a PlayStation Home-like virtual world will be coming to Xbox 360 within the next year.

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Jones Miller4479d ago

I´m really not interested in this kinda thing! I just wanna play so cut it out with all that self-fl*ffing!!!

Capt CHAOS4479d ago

Next thing, you'll be able to link your account to facebook...eek!

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Mike Ox Big4478d ago (Edited 4478d ago )

I really hope this isn't true. It would be a waste of resources. Does anybody honestly want a "Home Clone" on Xbox Live? How bout some dedicated servers and Clan Support built into the Dashboard instead.

green_ghost54478d ago

Exactly, I don't want to do all that gay sh!t like you can do in home. I just want to play. live is perfect the way it is. That's what makes it so good, simple, yet awesome.

WIIIS14478d ago

I would say that MS will not be cloning Home. They will better it with emphasis on more functional features. And it will be a laugh if it launches before Home does... Poor Sony.

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Meus Renaissance4479d ago

I think the entire industry knew this was going to happen as soon as Home was announced.

UnasFortuna4478d ago

You are right Meus. Home is potentially too big of an addition to PSN for MS not to bring some sort of competition to it. Figured it would happen sooner or later. I personally feel they should not waste any resourses on it and focus on fixing their current product so it has NO defects.

wageslave4478d ago (Edited 4478d ago )

You'll be happy to know that the Xbox 360 no longer has any heat issues. How do we know this? And we've been seeing the improved hardware for months now.

Motherboard Version 1.1. This Motherboard has fewer components, smaller components, new layout, and a new CPU/GPU mounting methodology.
Look at this: http://www.mainstageclothin...

"Having identified a number of factors which can cause general hardware failures indicated by three red flashing lights on the console, Microsoft has made improvements to the console and is enhancing its Xbox 360 warranty policy for existing and new customers."

Microsoft said at the Tokyo Game Show:
"We have made all the improvements in our manufacturing process, All the consoles on the market have those improvements.

While Im sure you'd say your happy with your PS3, stop talking smack about the Xbox 360 -- just go buy one like the rest of the planet is doing in droves.


@at parent regarding "the whole industry"

What makes you say this? Are you somehow in communication with The Whole Industry? Microsoft has been working on Virtual Earth for many years, and has had VRML projects for a long time too.

Do you think MS had never seen Second Life? Second Life on a console ie: Sony Home isnt exactly unique or groundbreaking.

Further, Home isnt a Virtual Earth is it? A Second Life fantasy land vs. a GeoCentric Virtual Earth would (really) be two totally different things.

raub4478d ago

look at those bubbles, amazing on this site

vickers5004478d ago

@wageslave "You'll be happy to know that the Xbox 360 no longer has any heat issues. How do we know this? And we've been seeing the improved hardware for months now."

Do you have any proof to back your theories up? Or do you just believe everything Microsoft tells you? I seem to recall Microsoft once denying the whole issue on whether or not there was an issue with the consoles, so my advice would be to not believe everything M$ tells you.

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DEADEND4479d ago

LOL damn I knew this was going to happen but yet MS fanboys always say that SONY is the one that copies from people, just look at VISTA they coped that too any software geek will tell you that.

AngryHippo4479d ago

....isnt confirmed, so no need to rant about VISTA. Its business, everyone copies everyone, get over it, how do you think consoles have got this far, by copying ideas from the past and tried to improve upon them.

Proxy4478d ago

Ever seen the movie, "The Pirates of Silicon Valley?"

AngryHippo4479d ago

....hope Microsoft don't do this. I am really not interested in Home for my ps3, i would much rather have a steady stream of AAA titles come out for a console than a second life style lobby thing such as Home. Just focus on the games microsoft because at the moment this is what your console is for, playing games, keep it simple.

masterg4479d ago

You got both AAA titles coming by the handful and Home so no need to get angry hippo.

unlimited4479d ago (Edited 4479d ago )

yeah because everyone knows that when HOME comes out there wont be any AAA game at all ..seriously GET REAL WITH YOURSELF dont be a fool..why do people think that this type of online service will make your system not get AAA xbots.. HOME is online GAMING COMMUNITY it have everythin do with will be a great hit..

Daishi4478d ago

this is just a ploy to get Emos to get off there Wii's...

kss4479d ago (Edited 4479d ago )

typical micros**t those asses steal everything they already control most computers on the planet now gaming consoles what next our existence f**k you ms you bastards.

DZNetworks4478d ago

NO one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy it.