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    Smartglass and Xbox gaming...


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    I don't get it. Like yeah it could be useful for some things like walkthroughs or achievement hunting, but like, looking that far down and away from the tv just to see a few stats that could easily be seen either on-screen or from a pause menu in other games seems pointless to me.

    The time you take to glance at the tablet it still you looking away from the tv 'interrupting' your game...

    Even if it was used for multiplayer like a score table... press select and see it in the same place you are looking.

    Also, 'screens simulated' doesn't impress.

    Of course use it in creative ways and I'm listening, but this just seems half assed



    EDIT: The forze example, is much better, but still... you can do that through the start button like how it is easy access leaning over to fiddle when you could stay in the same position looking at the TV and fiddle in menus. Still pretty novelty for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    Looks like a really cool feature.

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    This can go to hell on the same train as kinect. This sort of $#@! is not earning them any points with me.


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    Kind of cool, but looks immensely distracting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    This can go to hell on the same train as kinect. This sort of $#@! is not earning them any points with me.
    Yep same here. This is the same kind of crap MS will propably be boring us with at their 720 presentation in April. Core games will definitely take a backseat to Kinect 2.0, OS features and connectivity to Live through tablets, mobile phones, etc. along with watching TV shows and sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    [...] connectivity to Live through tablets, mobile phones, etc. [...]
    ...but that's similar to what Sony is doing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky View Post
    ...but that's similar to what Sony is doing.
    Sure but Sony is still putting the focal point on games. And games are what they showed us. The other stuff was secondary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Sure but Sony is still putting the focal point on games. And games are what they showed us. The other stuff was secondary.
    Of course. With MS it feels rather gimmicky (as with most things they do these days). We'll see, I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    This can go to hell on the same train as kinect. This sort of $#@! is not earning them any points with me.
    i don't think there is anything MS could do to get points from you..
    i'm sure your mate will be along to agree with you soon..

    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Yep same here. This is the same kind of crap MS will propably be boring us with at their 720 presentation in April. Core games will definitely take a backseat to Kinect 2.0, OS features and connectivity to Live through tablets, mobile phones, etc. along with watching TV shows and sports.
    low and behold, your agree monkey has shown up..


    take the blinkers off, those are two core games and MS is showing you how to get something extra from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky View Post
    Of course. With MS it feels rather gimmicky (as with most things they do these days). We'll see, I guess.
    MS boss saw the money that Nintendo made last gen and they want that pie, that was the push they have made for the 360 and we will see it in full swing with the nextbox.


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    amazing. I hope they go into this in lots of detail at their event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agriel View Post
    MS boss saw the money that Nintendo made last gen and they want that pie, that was the push they have made for the 360 and we will see it in full swing with the nextbox.
    I want pie. ;[

    Sony had some failed attempts at new functionality because they were afterthoughts and not a main focus, like PS3 and Vita connectivity... which kind of sucks right now, but will be amazing with PS4.

    I'm still eager to see what MS has to offer with the Nextbox... I just haven't been all too floored with 360 this gen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky View Post
    I want pie. ;[

    Sony had some failed attempts at new functionality because they were afterthoughts and not a main focus, like PS3 and Vita connectivity... which kind of sucks right now, but will be amazing with PS4.

    I'm still eager to see what MS has to offer with the Nextbox... I just haven't been all too floored with 360 this gen.
    I think we will see some cool stuff from MS, but honestly, I think their focus will be the causal gamers they have been courting for the past 2 years with Kinect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agriel View Post
    I think we will see some cool stuff from MS, but honestly, I think their focus will be the causal gamers they have been courting for the past 2 years with Kinect.
    Yay... Kinect. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Yep same here. This is the same kind of crap MS will propably be boring us with at their 720 presentation in April. Core games will definitely take a backseat to Kinect 2.0, OS features and connectivity to Live through tablets, mobile phones, etc. along with watching TV shows and sports.
    I would rather pause the game instead of looking at my smartphone, ect. for the features shown in these videos.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post


    take the blinkers off, those are two core games
    You forgot two games



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    I think this is a great feature and has many potential uses. Sony and MS are both going this route. MS has Smart Glass and Sony has already announced a similar connection via Android and iOS. Of course this is built in to the WiiU controller but using your owns phone or tablet is a much better set-up.

    This is much more useful than Kinect. No comparison really.
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    I think there's great potential for this. I just wish devs (understandably, that there are resources to keep in mind would implement some cool functionality with these things.

    I think Smartglass and even Sony/Android tablets and PlayStation devices have great potential for this. Even more so that the Wii Tablet Although the Wii tablet has forced functionality which at least is being used.
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    I think it's a great way to get my girl involved in a game, so she can feel like she is doing something and being left out. I have the controller she has the tablet win win.
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    This feature could really come in handy for next gen sports games. Using smart glass to pick your plays in a football game could be something they could do. It would be cool to pick your plays without having those overlays on screen for the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    This feature could really come in handy for next gen sports games. Using smart glass to pick your plays in a football game could be something they could do. It would be cool to pick your plays without having those overlays on screen for the game.
    lol yeah I'd love that.

    Be awesome. Or even create plays using that.
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    I see how SmartGlass could be used to really enhance some games, but I also see the potential of a ton of dross being pushed out with token gesture integration. The idea is a sound one, it will be the implementation of it by the development houses that will determine its success.

    I'd for one like to be able to navigate all the Borderlands 2 menu screens without having to pull it up on the tv screen (especially when I play split screen coop). Just my preference.

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    It's a cool feature but I don't know how effective it is. Meaning, how long before you stop using it because it's getting in your way.

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