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Future Windows PCs to support Xbox controllers, Xbox Live, and XNA
Speaking in an interview this week, Lester confirmed that "Xbox 2 peripherals will all work on PC," while the next version of Windows, currently codenamed Longhorn, will provide support for Xbox Live functionality.
Personally i think this is great for Microsoft. building a link between XBox2 and the PC's is fantastic idea, and i really like it. Microsoft are doign a great job.
Sony still have yet to announce any sort of idea of statement about their online plans for PS3. Hopefully it'll also rock, and give LIVE a tough time.....the more competition the better.
What are your views on this?
It appears that Sony is lining up a mixed system for the PS3. They will have a Xbox Live type service for the PS3, but also allow devs to do their own thing.
Microsoft is doing a lot of work in the Xbox/PC link up space. With the recent addition of Xbox Live friends lists to Messenger and Xbox Media Connector that can be used to get Pictures/Movies/TV/ect from a Windows Media Center PC, you can see where they are going.
Microsoft also discussed back at GDC with the announcement of XNA that they are working on bringing a Xbox Live type service to the PC and working to make it compatible with Xbox Live (potential to be able to play games between the 2
As far as Sony goes. I think they will have a hard time competing with Xbox Live if MS can keep up the rate of innovation in the space that they have had going so far going into next generation.
I think Microsoft will always win the online gaming until Sony does something amazing, this is because MS has more experience and MS is also a computer company also :(
Well Sony didnt put much effort into it's online ventures with the PS2, that should change with the PS3. Competition will be a bit more stiff.
lol people say that PS1/PS2 are JOKE systems and PS3 is gonna be the ultimate and there gonna go all out to win the next gen
Well i think ps3 will have a hard time competing with xbox live but if they manage to rival it. It can only be for the best :)
So far everyone of your posts concerning the PS3 has been pescimistec on a console neither of us know much about, why dont you just save us the trouble and tell us why your really here. If your here just to talk about other consoles and not the PS3 there are 50 million other boards out there that are dedicated to Xbox and the Gamecube...but why you'd choose this one of all them has me watching you closely. Im just wating for you to turn into a loose cannon and start spouting redireck.
I have no ulterior motives blake am i not aloud to express my views on the ps3? I by chance came across this forum and wanted to know what u ps2 ppl thought about the xbox and the forth coming xbox 2. Yeah and i thought u might guys know a little about the ps3 so thats why i registered. :D Its nice to know that ure taking interest in what im posting but if ure waiting me to turn into a loose cannon ure wasting ure time.
I have heard many arguements that Microsoft joined the gaming console industry because it felt that it's online networking was under attack by the next front of online gaming that Sony would bring. It seems to me that these predictions may hold thier own grains of salt. The Xenon seems to be MS latest entry into controlling this market. If MS ever accomplished this they would have valuable assets in finally taking over the rest of the online network market which will soon become the next outlet of media in the future. Because of MS's eagerness to get it's system back to MS's home turf in the PC world, I would have to say these statements I've heard may be true because obvisouly the PC world has MS literally the built in the online networking king.
As for Sony losing the online gaming war, it may happen, but rember that this was Sony's own online gaming network with literally no resources. Sony will have the ability to adapt it's online network to fit consoles games better in the future. MS used it's prowess in the online networking field to power Live. Also rember that Live was 50$ a year and Sony's was free. When MS starts hooking it's online networking up to Windows and the like, I have a strong fear that the same networking problems like viruses, useless patches, and spam may begin plagueing Live too.
Personally, I don't like the fact that the hints of where MS maybe trying to take the future of consoles is going. The reason I got my PS2 and Xbox was because I was irriated with the PC gaming market. I would dislike to see a console return there, especially the Xbox consoles. I do however want a home market system, but something that would be entirely sperated from the PC and it's networking field.
Well said on the second paragraph and last line. I do agree on that though.
Microsoft had a pretty solid vision with Xbox Live. They knew exactly what they wanted and started it right up as soon as the network was ready. Sonys plan (still not entirely sure if they had a plan) was to provide the hardware neccessary to make online gaming possible and then let the publishers and developers set it up. This is more like PC gaming strategy wrather than an in house controled console strategy. It worked to an extent but to companies w/o the financial backing to run their own servers this was a turn off.
Final Fantasy VII preorders on Best Buy
By: Justin Pinter
Still having no complete confirmation from Sqaure Enix on whether or not Final Fantasy VII will be coming to the PS3, Best Buy has decided to go ahead and set up pre-orders for it anyway.
Now either they are mistaken and have no idea to what is going on, or there is the possiblity they have received word from a Sony Rep that FFVII is in development and they got an okay to start taking orders.
Best Buy has the game listed for release on December 1, 2006 as well as many other PS3 titles including Devil May Cry 4 and Killzone 2. More likely than not, Best Buy just heard the rumor of Final Fantasy VII being made and decided to just post all rumored or announced titles for the PS3 on their site.
If Square Enix has any intentions on remaking the infamous RPG, the Tokyo Game Show would be the perfect place to announce it. Having a huge Japanese audience and the PS3 launch right around the corner, announcing Final Fantasy VII to be released this December or anytime for that matter would be huge news.
link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 2300050000 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat92300050000)
Update: IGN within hours of this news contacted Square Enix asking what their thoughts were on the situation with Best Buy and the constant rumors arising around Final Fantasy VII.
This is what Sqaure Enix had to say:
"We have confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII is in development, but have NOT confirmed a FF7 remake at any time. The remake has been a popular subject for rumors, but that's all they are. Obviously the Best Buy listing was made in error"
ps3 Wanna be
Removed a paragraph, and Live!