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Loner3132d ago

More than likely in the future

captain-obvious3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

there goes Skype from all the PS consoles lol

now that they got skype
i wonder and HOPE TO GOD that they fix the laggy / broken video chat on MSN messenger

use Skype tech with the MSN messenger

Fox013132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

So now instead of "cross-game chat", we'll be getting "cross-anything chat".

Seriously though, it's things like these that make the wait for next-gen LIVE really really difficult.

ComboBreaker3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

If that happens, bye bye free calling.

Active Reload3132d ago

MS just doesnt want me to turn off my 360. I already have a subscription with Skype that gives me an actual phone number, voicemail,re-route of incoming Skype calls to my cell phone and I forget what else. I wonder how my subscriptions for both services will be intertwined?

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kneon3131d ago

If they are smart MSN messenger will just go away and be replaced by Skype.

WhittO3131d ago

Hope they don't ruin Skype.

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StanLee3132d ago

Great acquisition but they overpaid. Too many competing services on rival platforms with Apple and Android looking to implement proprietary video chat services.

kissmeimgreek3132d ago

@ Stan Lee

Considering they were bidding against google and facebook, they probably paid enough to ensure that they got it.

theonlylolking3132d ago

They wasted 8.5 billion on skype.

Philaroni3131d ago

I'm kind of pissed I wanted Google to win the bid.

AndrewRyan3131d ago

I agree. Skype is crap too, it's bloated as hell. When people download software, they want the software for 1 reason. Skype is chat software and that is all, but it comes with all this crap people don't use and it just hogs ram and CPU power, it's bloated crap. Ventrillo on the other hand or Steam chat is simple and not bloated.

Knowing microsoft they will just make it worse. Look at MSN. It used to be simple, have you downloaded the latest one? It is horrible.

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lil Titan3132d ago

NNOOOO!!! So what does this mean for skype on psp? And I guess it's not coming to PS3 now smh DAM

Lyr1c3132d ago

You never know. They could end up using Ventrillo or something similar.

kneon3131d ago

It may very well mean nothing. MS have to be more careful than most companies when it comes to anything resembling anti-competitive behaviour.

Besides, the value of skype is diminished if you reduce the number of people that can use it. And if not already then soon Skype may be deemed a telco in some countries meaning that in most places they need to provide non-discriminatory access to their service.

Wobbuffet3131d ago

Perhaps team speak 3 (TS3) would be worth looking into by sony.

UnwanteDreamz3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

I know plenty of Ps3 owners who use it for Xgame chat already, I'm one of them. As long as you can use it from a laptop for free I say good for MS. I'll still use it till Sony gets it together in that area.

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Eyeco3131d ago

soo the best online service this gen just got a whole lot better

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7SBuzzLightyear7S3132d ago

Not a huge fan of Skype, but given that Apple have FaceTime and it's compatible with their devices, it's only a smart move that Skype will be compatible with Xbox LIVE and Kinect. And hey, Windows Phone 7 is about to get another sale.

Can't wait to see how this gets implemented into Xbox LIVE.

user8586213132d ago

If they can somehow apply cross game chat to skype so I can play a game whilst talking to anyone in the world that would be super awesome!!

DelbertGrady3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

Whoa! Can't wait to see where this will go.

*edit* Why all the disagrees?

MariaHelFutura3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

Hivemind. Singularity. Transhumanism. The Future.

BTW, I agree w/ you. :)

InTheKnow3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

From Wiki...

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. Skype has 663 million registered users as of 2010.[1] The network is operated by Skype Limited, which has its headquarters in Luxembourg and is minority owned by eBay. Most of the development team and 44% of the overall employees of Skype are situated in Tallinn, Estonia.[2][3]

Unlike other VoIP services, Skype is a peer-to-peer system rather than a client–server system, and makes use of background processing on computers running Skype software; the original name proposed – Sky peer-to-peer – reflects this

663 million users that will now be exposed to the Xbox 360 and xbl. Still...8.5 BILLION is a huge sum of money. Microsoft must have been looking at this for a long while.

BTW...check this out, Ebay sold 70% of the company in Nov/2010 for a reported 2.75 billion. What a difference a few months and some desperation makes.

Ju3131d ago

Ebay bought it for $2.6 (65%) and sold its share at a loss for $1.9 - Skype never generated any profit. From a pure investment standpoint, Skype was basically broke.

kneon3131d ago

I guess some people think you really can wait :-)

elbeasto863132d ago

So will they take the functionality off of the PSP? Or, more importantly, will they not bring Skype to the NGP??

Cardenjs3132d ago

Microsoft probably wont allow Skype on the NGP

elbeasto863132d ago

Most likely, but what if this could lead to a deal where they can add Skype onto the NGP in exchange for Blu-ray on the next Xbox console? It seems unlikely but who knows. I mean who knew that MS would buy Skype before today? :/

Non_sequitur3131d ago

It depends if Sony made a deal with Skype before MS bought Skype

gcolley3131d ago

what does skype have to do blu-ray? there is nothing stopping blu-ray on xbox other than MS. sony do not own blu-ray

7SBuzzLightyear7S3132d ago

non-Microsoft platforms - that would be referring to devices that currently support Skype. I think it will remain on the PSP, but the NGP will have to look for something else.

Unless, Sony pays up, BIG time! And I really doubt it would happen. Don't see why Sony would want to advertise for the Xbox 360, and vice-versa of course.

dragon823132d ago

You do know Sony computers ship with Windows don't you??

Blaine3132d ago


To my constant despair.

My Vaio is a great piece of hardware, but Vista's been busting my balls for the past 4 years.

newhumanbreed3132d ago


Maybe it's time you upgrade to Windows 7.

Blaine3131d ago


Maybe it's time I stop giving M$ money when they make shitty products. They already owe me a OS that works properly, I'm not about to go and give them my money for its successor.

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InTheKnow3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

. least that is what Microsft is saying. They released this statement about the matter...

" Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms "

The key words there being " Non-Microsoft " platforms. It would be in Microsoft's best interests to allow it to continue while adding upgrades. Microsoft also announced that they ( OS ) will be on Research In motions Blackberry line of phones and I would imagine their line of tablets as well. Microsoft will have a lot to talk about at E3 this year.

B1663r3132d ago (Edited 3132d ago )

If you think about how much money Microsoft has poured into the internet over the last 15 years, for only middling success (in internet markets)... It is mind blowing.

I suspect this will be the end of Skype, just the same as it was the end of Hotmail way back in the day, and every other internet procurement since then.

This is why Yahoo also resisted being bought out by Microsoft...

SixShotCop3132d ago

The end of Hotmail?? When did that happen?

Calm Down Sunshine3132d ago

The end of hotmail...?

Where did you escape from?

Fox013132d ago

Probably from the same place where people think M$ hacked PSN.

GameOn3132d ago

Hotmail is fine, I thought Yahoo was dead.

OC_MurphysLaw3132d ago

Yahoo lives via service providers like AT&T and Comcast. Yahoo is their backend email service provider...