Leaked: Microsoft video demos future gaming experience

By Emil · 22 replies
Mar 18, 2011
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  1. A video showing Microsoft's goal for its next-generation gaming platform has leaked. The video is a bit dated – it's from May 2010 – but it still shows the general direction Microsoft hopes to push gaming towards, according to ZDNet. Here's the video's description:

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  2. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Cool concept video... Will MS be able to, at least partially, implement some of this stuff... Time will tell...
  3. I hope they boil in their own excrement, Jesus Christ.
  4. I don't know if I'd want that experience, looks a bit too childish and casual.
  5. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,073   +428

    I would hope that in the future all webcams will be able to use the features of kinect (api or sdk?). I wouldn't mind pointing to stuff as long as it would work on laptops as well. I don't want to have to carry around another five pounds to play games or use my OS. They might even be looking into have some point controls for windows 8. We really don't know what they are doing, even if we have seen a bit of stuff leaked. Employees could have been told to leak it to start rumors and such or they may have actually leaked information. Its just a theory, but you never know with MS.
  6. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    I know its going rather dull and childish, power users are paying the price of being the minority :(
  7. No no no no no.

    They're missing the point. PC gamers want the PC to be more easy to use, to give people who can't be arsed to upgrade an option other than console. PC gamers don't want the PC to become "consolised" with this childish nonsense.

    Steam is the way forward for PC, NOT LIVE. Everything that has ever tried this level of interaction has failed apart from steam. Using Steam and LIVE is like having the PSN and LIVE on the same console, ridiculous; except in this case one is vastly superior (Steam) to the other.
  8. Agreed. The only thing I want to see is that M$ make a deal with steam and let Valve handle the gaming platform in Windows 8.

    Yeah, I know that won't happen forever...
  9. That looked terrible. Keep the casualness away from gaming and make it hardcore.
  10. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,436

    Microsoft, give the PC gamers what THEY want, not what you want them to want. We want steam, but feel free to sell games over it to us(if they use windows live I wont buy them).
  11. I think i just threw up.
  12. inb4 casual ****

    Oh wait, I'm too late. Just so you guys know, Valve already ushered in the age of casual on the PC. Half-life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead are all casual games. If you want to bash Microsoft for something, at least make it something that you aren't praising another company for doing at the same time.
  13. awesome, i can pick out what clothes i want to wear everyday and have my own personal wardrobe. i hope theres a huge selection of shoes and handbags. oh i cant wait!
  14. emmzo

    emmzo TS Booster Posts: 142   +37

    Why the obsession with childish approach? It makes me think MS wants more 5yo`s or fairy princess fans to join live, try out their wardrobe and spell p0wned like they know what it means. One thing is certain though: MS vision of future gaming is totally gay.
  15. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 719   +236

    wth is this BS?

    So uhm basically you get a cartoon avatar on a TV with a dumb Xbox to play bejeweled with other cartoony ppl on Xbox? Seriousley?! THATS the future?

    Please send me back to 1995 where we had awesome games like unreal and half life that was 10X better than the current Xbox crap that gets ported to PC for a even crappier experience.

    Seriousley Pc games is a dying era and everyone just wants dumbed down Xbox/ps3 games now :(
  16. Unfortunately Microsoft is on to something here. Casual gamers and everyday people like this crap--wii anyone? I know I don't buy into it because I consider myself a gamer, but the rest of my family (I'm 43) will love it. I can see Microsoft making tons of money for about a year or two before the masses get tired of it--wii anyone?
  17. Ha.

    Its amusing how the guy who is at work, supposed to be doing work, is ignoring his phone and playing a game with his mate. I can see employers & parents blocking all of this type of crap!

    This video looks too much like facebollox and simwaste... I am just waiting for the day when the proverbial 'social' bubble bursts... but should it last, I would prefer less self interested, religious minority(the j word...) controlled & owned companies at the forefront.
  18. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    That has zero appeal to me, but then I would still rather have the original blade interface on the XBox 360.
  19. Nothing that valve has done is NEARLY as bad as this. This isn't even about casual video games (don't even TRY to compare L4D to farmville, honestly), it's about the casualization of the market itself. Valve (aside from HATS!! which a lot of people hate) has always been concerned with service and content before pulling in casual players. HL2 was a very well thought out and built experience, as well as steam itself. This...this is just Farmville: The Market place
  20. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Why would you waste money on fake pixel clothes you can't even use in your games?

  21. that's why actually pc games made by microsoft sucks and will suck even more in the future, I prefer to play real games instead of giving my money to a company that wants to make more and more casual games... ....... what do they think we are, stupid or really stupid?....................
  22. its tooned out because they wont/dont want to invest in fleshing out the CABs(avatars) system,they just want to keep selling you zero effort $5 t shirts for your dolly
  23. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    I'd like to see what the hackers would do with this.

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