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    Microsoft's Xbox 360 Will Never Have A Browser

    Had to dig up this old article, as I thought it is pretty funny considering it was one of the bigger announcements at E3 this year:

    Microsoft officially declares that the Xbox 360 will not be receiving a browser.

    For years, 360 users have been scratching their heads and wondering when their gaming system- manufactured by the top software manufacturer in the world- would supply them with the software necessary to go online and surf the Web. The answer is never.
    In an interview with Edge Magazine (via CVG) , Xbox product manager Aaron Greenberg confirmed that the 360 would not support a Web browser because Microsoft deemed exploring the Internet on a home TV to be a “poor experience.”


    “We really believe that the web browsing experience on TV is a poor one, and the real magic is to take those Web experiences and optimise them for the living room. That’s what we did with Netflix. So, sure, you can go on the PS3 and go to Facebook and and try to navigate, but it’s an absolute nightmare.”


    Both the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3 support Web browers. “No disrespect,” Greenberg said.”There’s things I love about the PS3, but that’s not one of them.”


    Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/...#ixzz24m16OT4f

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    Companies usually end up supporting features that they've said they weren't before lol. I'm sure there is an article against motion controlling games, HDMI, etc., etc.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Had to dig up this old article, as I thought it is pretty funny considering it was one of the bigger announcements at E3 this year:

    Microsoft officially declares that the Xbox 360 will not be receiving a browser.
    All of what he said at the time were true and still are true for the other systems. Navigating is a pain in the ass and clunky on the other systems but MS found a solution.

    Being able to use you phone as a track pad and a keyboard will be great and infinitely better than the other solutions thanks to smartglass.

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    I still think it's funny that they say there will never be one, then they make one. No doubt it is a better experience than the other options on consoles. That wasn't in question.

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    Companies always say one thing and later do another and MS is no different. Just like when Sony once said they will never pay for 3rd party content and now look at what theyre doing with AC and Far Cry (timed exclusive DLC) as well as other games in the past like the joker maps for one of the Batman games for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    I still think it's funny that they say there will never be one, then they make one. No doubt it is a better experience than the other options on consoles. That wasn't in question.
    Article said never, not Greenberg. I love poor journalism. There isn't one quote where Greenberg says "never".
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    spent a few hours with IE on 360, glad MS waited as its a very good implementation of a browser on a console and while it still needs a few refinements, it shows how it should be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    spent a few hours with IE on 360, glad MS waited as its a very good implementation of a browser on a console and while it still needs a few refinements, it shows how it should be done.
    Wait a minute Microsoft say they never will have a browser and you used IE on it how come?
    Sent from my computer using keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacP View Post
    Wait a minute Microsoft say they never will have a browser and you used IE on it how come?
    No they didn't say never, and yes it's on the Xbox.And its very good...

    Flash support please.....thats all I ask. Adobe ball's in you court.
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    I don't think it is in Adobe's court. I think it is in MS' court. I am sure MS intentionally prevented having flash support. MS wants silverlight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    I don't think it is in Adobe's court. I think it is in MS' court. I am sure MS intentionally prevented having flash support. MS wants silverlight!
    Probably a mixture, Adobe still have to write a IBM power PC verison of flash I guess. Microsoft have to approve it.
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    I don't have a fancy phone.
    This is a local shop for local people you have no business here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Companies always say one thing and later do another and MS is no different. Just like when Sony once said they will never pay for 3rd party content and now look at what theyre doing with AC and Far Cry (timed exclusive DLC) as well as other games in the past like the joker maps for one of the Batman games for example.
    They did it with all 3 GTA games last gen so its not exactly new for Sony this gen.
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    yay, next gen!

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    Not new this gen but it was this gen when they said they don't do it. But they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    They did it with all 3 GTA games last gen so its not exactly new for Sony this gen.
    But Jack Tretton said that Sony doesn't need to do that but they still do it now and have done it in the past so my point still stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    They did it with all 3 GTA games last gen so its not exactly new for Sony this gen.
    its not exactly new, but they still said it..

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    Didn't they say the same thing about HDMI and 1080p support before the Elite was announced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadside View Post
    Didn't they say the same thing about HDMI and 1080p support before the Elite was announced?
    They always had 1080p support.

    And no, they never said never with Hdmi, they just said "not right now".
    But all they said here was they wouldn't put it on cause it looks like ****.
    They have fixed it so it doesn't look like ****.
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