Next Xbox To Interact With Cable TV Boxes?
Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:01
Multiple sources have revealed to The Verge that Microsoft is truly attempting to take over your living room! The site indicates Microsoft’s next generation console will hook up to your cable/TV box and present an overlaying user interface, much like Google TV. However, The Verge points out the new Xbox plans to "go a step further" than Google with their service, with of course the addition of gaming. All of this lends even more credibility to the recent rumors of the new console to always be online.
As far as Kinect goes, it will undoubtedly be more implemented with the new console than it is with the Xbox 360. Sources say that Kinect will be able to detect multiple people in the room, even their eye movement! When someone looks away from the screen, the Kinect sensor detects this and will pause the content for you automatically. The Verge also reaffirms Microsoft’s focus on "entertainment apps and TV services." How do you feel about Microsoft’s apparent focus on these things, rather than gaming? Let us know!
Here we are. The next generation of consoles is among us and it is finally time to start thinking about finally unplugging our beloved current-gen systems. Could there be a better swan song for one of these systems than taking a trip back to Rapture?
Let’s face it: buying digital games is significantly more convenient than buying from a retail store. You don’t have to put pants on to go outside, nor do you even have to go outside. You don’t have to drive to the store, nor do you have to wait in line at said store. On top of that, the price is generally the exact same, if not more for the physical version.
Let’s face it: staying in just your underwear, FTW.
Despite the overwhelming advantages of buying digital, I still can’t fully commit to it. While I understand I am more in the minority with each day that goes by, I truly believe I have a legitimate case about buying physical copies of games.
In some sort of cosmic twist, I have seen the future. No, I didn’t find out where/when/why I’ll die, nor did I even find out what I’ll have for breakfast tomorrow (I hope it’s pancakes). But I assure you, I have seen the future.
The future of video games that is. I recently got to test out Morpheus - uh, I mean PlayStation VR - Sony’s answer to the ever-growing interest in virtual reality. Although the headset is currently far from completion, it’s also far from shotty.
Whether it’s a rainy day, a sickness, or some other reason not to go outside and enjoy the beautiful summer air, video games are the perfect way to spend your time - that is, if you can find a game to play. In terms of releases, summer generally isn’t the most fruitful of seasons, and this year is no different. So what games could/should you be sinking your teeth into during the dog days?