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    Pachter is at it again - X720 for $99 with a cable TV sub.

    http://www.incgamers.com/2012/07/xbo...dicts-pachter/

    The problem with this guy is, I get it right more times than he does over the years...

    Michael Pachter has made a prediction regarding the retail model of Microsoft’s next console, which most of us are calling the Xbox 720 until we know any better.

    Pachter, gaming analyst at Wedbush Securities, believes that Microsoft will adopt a pricing model similar to that of a smartphone – with a low up front cost and a rolling subscription.

    “I think Microsoft’s got it right [with their console strategy], and I think Sony will keep plugging away because they have an integrated strategy across all of their consumer electronic products. Microsoft, they have a strategy to take over the world.

    “Console will have to be multiple purpose devices, though. The Xbox 720, this is my prediction, is going to be your television as well [as your game console]. You’ll be able to tune into television through it.

    “You want need a ‘smart TV’ when you’ve got an Xbox 720, it will be your television and your internet. It’s going to be open architecture and I think it’s real trick will be that one Xbox will be able to display television to as many screens as you have in your possession.

    “The next Xbox will be Windows for sure, and you’ll be able to open up multiple TV channels in different windows and you’ll use SmartGlass to shoot off different channels to how ever many screens you want. That is happening, that I’m certain of.

    “I’m pretty confident that in the US Microsoft is going to partner with a cable TV provider, so I expect that the console will be priced like a smart phone. I expect you’ll be paying $99 for the console with a cable TV subscription.”

    Pachter’s word came during his session today at the Evolve conference.
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    As long as it doesn't crash and burn like Windows does. BSOD me ASAP, NOT.

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    And Pachter actually gets paid to talk out of his ass while we do it for free. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    And Pachter actually gets paid to talk out of his ass while we do it for free. lol
    LMAO!!!

    My problem with what he said isn't so much with the cost being $99 with a cable TV subscription, more that he is led to believe "it will be your television and your internet. It’s going to be open architecture"...
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    this will never happen the cable companys will never go for it. they make tons of money from renting cable boxs plus nobody will buy a subscription i cant bevlive they pay this moron to say this stuff

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    Some cable companies already do this, like AT&T Uverse.

    http://www.att.com/u-verse/explore/x...id=FQaF4_iAZAj

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy View Post
    this will never happen the cable companys will never go for it. they make tons of money from renting cable boxs plus nobody will buy a subscription i cant bevlive they pay this moron to say this stuff
    They did it with the 360, why not the 720?
    "We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that (developers) want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is, what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?"
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    nextbox in uk will allow the connection of a sat dish so that you can have all the Sky TV channels along with Sky Go through Sky's online service, this will replace the Sky box that customers get at present and will allow MS to supply a console at a much cheaper price or free to new Sky subscribers.

    just saying..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzKurozz View Post
    I wish i could get paid to talk outta my ass.lol
    You pretty much hit it. This guy is a moron that will just say whatever he wants because they're "predictions".
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    How do i become a gaming Analyst ? Sounds like a fun career.

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    It's like being a weather forecaster. You get paid for being wrong half the time and guessing at your job.

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    If Pachter says something.. the opposite usually occurs.

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    I really don't think anyone other than Pachter could keep a straight face will dropping a $99 price point for a next-gen console.

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