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Xbox 2 & PC Hybrid?

Microsoft studying appeal of Xbox 2-PC hybrid on CNN Money describes low-key research Microsoft has been conducting to evaluate the appeal of combining PC functionality into the next generation Xbox, which they say may be available as early as next year. The Xbox, of course, is built on PC architecture, so the issues involved are much more conceptual than technological. Here is a bit of what they learned about this scenario, currently being tested with focus groups, that is apparently just one of several possible directions Microsoft may be taking with the Xbox 2:

The B/R/S Group, a California-based market research company that lists Microsoft and the Xbox division specifically as clients, has been gathering consumer feedback on a device it refers to as Xbox Next PC "a videogame console system with a hard drive and a built-in fully functional PC." Mention of the device came on one of several slides shown to focus groups.

One slide describes the unit, which would require a PC monitor or high definition television, as being backward compatible with current and next-generation Xbox titles. It would also play PC games and include a fully functional version of Windows, CD burner, DVD player (with remote control), built-in access to Xbox Live and a hard drive. Control-wise, the system would come with both a keyboard and mouse and a standard Xbox controller. The price point this particular study tested was $599.

35. Re: No subject May 27, 2004, 17:27 4D-Boxing
Dread lol! Trying to start a war in here? " I can't help but think PC gaming is taking it's final ride into the sunset. "

Yeah that's what people where saying on CNN and online in 1998 when the Dreamcast came out! What happened to the dreamcast? Anyways bottom line is that all platforms will survive (pc and consoles) just because they are different beasts. I'm 31 and grew up playing PC games. I've tried console games but never found them to be any fun. Console gamers feel the same way about PC gaming, they've never found pc games to be much fun. The only way one platform or the other can die is if all gamers become a homogenized mass with the exact same tastes. In other words dream on! As a PC gamer I would never dare comment on the stat of console gaming like you did, just because I do not have all the info and you should follow the same strategy. Do not comment on stuff you know nothing about.

Shows like E3 should be open to the public that way people can have a clear picture of the state the industry is in.

time to let the 15 year old kids take over the discussion, 5:30 EST the all the kids should be home and loging on!

PS. We've all seen what happened in Afghanistan, fanatics never prevail. Think before you post and do a little research and you won't advertise your ignorance to the entire world.

This comment was edited on May 27, 17:34.
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  1. May 27, 11:27 no way ZzeusS
  2. May 27, 11:41  Re: no way Absolution
  6. May 27, 11:56  Re: no way Nomaar
  25. May 27, 15:11  Re: no way nip your tip
  26. May 27, 15:21   Re: no way Bob
  27. May 27, 15:44    Re: no way quazz
  30. May 27, 16:12     Re: no way Bob
  29. May 27, 15:57    Re: no way vajbern
  3. May 27, 11:51 hrmm not quite right zaq
  4. May 27, 11:53  Re: hrmm not quite right Kobalt
  14. May 27, 12:32  Re: hrmm not quite right Devster
  15. May 27, 13:30   Re: hrmm not quite right Raptor
  18. May 27, 13:41    Re: hrmm not quite right Kobalt
  19. May 27, 14:17     Why would I want to emulate a Shit box? Monty
  23. May 27, 14:54     EverythingForEveryone FourPak
  16. May 27, 13:34   Re: hrmm not quite right Isus_in_Black.
  5. May 27, 11:55 Re: no way Atomic
  7. May 27, 11:58 Awesome MrBobHerzog
  9. May 27, 12:11  Re: Awesome JM
  10. May 27, 12:19   Re: Awesome Monty
  13. May 27, 12:31   Dumbed down? Evil Timmy
  8. May 27, 12:10 NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cabezone
  11. May 27, 12:27 Why not an X-Card instead DangerDog
  12. May 27, 12:29  Re: Why not an X-Card instead MindTrigger
  17. May 27, 13:35 Here's my take MacD
  20. May 27, 14:19  Re: Here's my take Orogogus
  21. May 27, 14:39   Re: Here's my take Beamer
  22. May 27, 14:44   Re: Here's my take Tango
  24. May 27, 15:01 Keyboard & mouse sounds good. thwart
  28. May 27, 15:55 No subject Dread
  31. May 27, 16:24  Re: No subject Monty
  32. May 27, 16:37   Re: No subject Beamer
  34. May 27, 17:25    Re: No subject Kobalt
>> 35. May 27, 17:27  Re: No subject 4D-Boxing
  36. May 27, 17:32   Re: No subject Kobalt
  37. May 27, 17:47   Re: No subject Dread
  38. May 27, 18:06    Re: No subject JediLuke
  33. May 27, 16:45 No subject [NTF]Meatpole
  39. May 27, 18:17 Console LAN Party thwart
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  47. May 27, 20:53  Re: Console LAN Party sinner's saint
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  41. May 27, 18:58 This thread is pointless. Smellfinger
  42. May 27, 19:11  Re: This thread is pontless. quazz
  43. May 27, 19:17   Re: This thread is pontless. Smellfinger
  44. May 27, 19:21    Re: This thread is pontless. Kobalt
  56. May 28, 00:52   Re: This thread is pontless. Sepharo
  57. May 28, 01:32    Bye. L.F. Nights
  46. May 27, 19:50  This point is threadless Kosumo
  45. May 27, 19:49 I wish I was more like SmellFinger. thwart
  48. May 27, 21:09 No subject Silicon Avatar
  50. May 27, 22:48 Um,, Pumas
  51. May 27, 23:38 Why not both? Smoove
  52. May 27, 23:54  Re: Why not both? Smellfinger
  53. May 28, 00:00   Re: Why not both Gimps? Kosumo
  54. May 28, 00:24    Da Gimp?! Smellfinger
  55. May 28, 00:29     Peep this. Smellfinger
  58. May 28, 01:42   Hi. L.F. Nights
  59. May 28, 01:55 Hmm... Pumas
  60. May 28, 02:52  Re: Hmm... Isus_in_Black.
  61. May 28, 04:25   Re: Hmm... tetsu96
  62. May 28, 08:53    Re: Hmm... Kobalt
  63. May 28, 09:44     Re: Hmm... Isus_in_Black.
  64. May 28, 09:48    Re: Hmm... Isus_in_Black.
  65. May 28, 11:50 I love you guys... thwart
  66. May 28, 12:01 Sounds like a mistake to me... STATIC3D
  67. May 28, 12:22  Re: Sounds like a mistake to me... Kobalt


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