20 Jun 2005

Finally, XBox 360

XBox 360, almost as versatile as a space cowboy on sebaticalThe new XBox is going to be much more than a tool to play Halo 9. It’s going to (finally) integrate all of your media resources (including phone). The little silver box won’t just blur the line between PC and TV, but essentially turn the line into a big circle, with everything inside…

“Xbox 360 has Extender capability built in, giving users an effortless link between all the combined features – games, videoconferences, phone calls, a music library, photos, and all the high-definition video programming stored on Media Center’s DVR.”

And, for those of you who might still just like to use your Xbox to play video games…

“Xbox 360 will introduce gamers to a world where they can create and maintain a persistent, evolving online persona regardless of which game they’re playing. A user profile, maintained at a Microsoft data center, will follow you around and track your progress from game to game. That way, if you’re a Halo 3 ace, you won’t get thrown into a multiplayer Splinter Cell session with a bunch of newbies.”

Read the Wired article.

Comments

  • Chad A. S.
    June 21, 2005 Reply

    By the time Halo 9 comes out it will be Xbox 360 X 10 to the umph power, degrees. and you will probably have to get inside your xbox to play it.

  • olivia
    June 20, 2005 Reply

    *wines* Aw but Nathan……… (stamping foot)
    I DONT WANNA BE GOOD!

  • ClickNathan
    June 20, 2005 Reply

    No, that’s the thing. Remember Windows Media Center? It sort of flopped but it’s actually probably installed on your computer. The XBox is just going to be like a hub that connects everything, your PC (which will have VoiceoverIP and streaming video for the ultimate phone, as well as the combined hard drives of your PC & Xbox to hold your music and movies, etc etc). This stuff isn’t going to cost lots of money. XBox Live is completely seperate from it all. That’s the wonderful part.

    Microsoft is really moving in a wonderful direction here, regardless of what the other 6{a9f0d31f6175b3e4775e11a66c07db268fb74408d6095f6b46eeec420c0e9f62} of computer users think. I just can’t wait!

    Maybe, if you’re good, I’ll get you one for the Winter Solstice….

  • olivia
    June 20, 2005 Reply

    Ooh ooh ooh! Im making munkey noises now.

    Im just wondering… well youd probably have to subscribe to their very expensive Xbox Live thing to make use of most of the features… and that on top of my normal phone rental/broadband costs, well I don’t know.

    Unless……….. I can get rid of my broadband and get a wifi connector… hmmm….. cogs are turning.

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