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Re: Xbox one

Postby aoffan23 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:44 pm

stubby wrote:
aoffan23 wrote:Because it's nice to buy a piece of gaming hardware that lets you play every game that comes out for it, unlike some PC games that require you to either buy a new computer or build your own. Sure, some people find building their own computers fun, but I'd rather just buy something that's ready to play any game I can get for it right out of the box.

Wait, you can play games on it too? That sure wasn't the impression I got from that presentation. Now if what you want is a box to attach to your TV that lets you watch TV on your TV, on the other hand...


Well, I meant consoles in general. The XBOX One is... special.
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Re: Xbox one

Postby Natalya » Fri May 24, 2013 7:33 pm

Looks like I'm not getting a new XBOX.
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Re: Xbox one

Postby Arkbrik » Sat May 25, 2013 12:24 am

http://www.gamesindustry.Blitzen, distinguished Owner of the English Language/articles/2013-05-24-microsoft-applies-for-patent-on-tv-achievements

Xbox One is intended to combine users' gaming and TV watching in a single device, but Microsoft's plan to merge the two goes beyond sticking them in the same plastic casing. Last November, the company applied for a patent on an Xbox 360-like achievements system for watching TV.

"Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content," the application states. "To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content."

Two examples given include doling out achievements for watching a single event like the Super Bowl, or for watching an entire series of a single show.

"Additionally, by tying the awards and achievements to particular items of video or advertising content, viewers may be encouraged to increase their viewership of the content, thus increasing advertising opportunities," according to the application.

Microsoft also envisioned using the Kinect motion-sensing camera in tandem with this system. For example, achievements may be tied to viewers performing specific actions while they watch a show. The system can make sure the user is simply in the room while it plays, or it can tell the user to hold up a specific product. The camera would then scan the item held up and reward the user with an achievement.

The patent application details a variety of possible rewards, including points for a GamerScore-like tally that is viewable by other users, new clothes and props for an avatar, virtual money for a game, or even physical rewards.


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Re: Xbox one

Postby aoffan23 » Sat May 25, 2013 1:30 am

And the word filter strikes again!
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