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‘HD Era’ Opportunities

July 5th, 2005

At this year’s Game Developers Conference J. Allard, Microsoft’s Chief XNA Architect, stated that the next generation of consoles would usher in the ‘HD Era’. So far Microsoft has not done all that they can to make the ‘HD Era’ a reality. I will cover what Microsoft has done in the past and what I believe Microsoft can do in the future to make the ‘HD Era’ real.

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Rumor Mill: Xbox Next Features

May 9th, 2005

Team Xbox has posted an image claiming to be the Xbox 360 peripherals.

I looked at the picture closely and discovered two interesting thing that nobody else seems to be talking about:

  • Xbox logo on controller acts as 4 buttons
  • Xbox remote control has a power button

Both of these, if true, are awesome. Imagine being able to switch to any of 4 predefined views in a racing game. No more pressing black 4 times to get to the view you want to only to pass it and have to press the button a bunch more times.

Connecting an Xbox to a Media Center PC will finally be practical. With a power button on the remote it should now be possible to replace a DVD player, CD Player, MP3 Device, and a TIVO with an Xbox.

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