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Top Microsoft E3 Reveals Paves Way to Additional Xbox One Sales Through Backwards Compatibility

Posted on 16 June 2015 by GranTorinoGuy

Gaming systems have always had backlash with their lack of backwards compatibility, something that PCs have long avoided provided you had the proper operating system running and enough horsepower under the case to run modern games. Microsoft has been the brunt of attacks when it comes to their Xbox One and its initial lack of backwards compatibility.

During the E3 conference, Microsoft shined brightly with new announcements and one taking the crowd and public by storm with the introduction of backwards compatibility coming to the Xbox One. That’s right, the Xbox One will now have backwards compatibility enabling it to play Xbox 360 titles, most of which will be announced with a definitive list in the weeks to come.

Surely, with this announcement Xbox One sales will climb to new heights, potentially battling with gaming PCs in some forms.

Below is a video of the top Microsoft E3 reveals featuring the announcement of Xbox One backwards compatibility – and the crowd goes wild. The games that will feature backwards compatibility will start showing up in the game library along with local discs working eventually. Oh, don’t forget to check out the Xbox One controller having the ability to work with PCs running Windows 10. YAY!

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It’s here! Interactive Gaming, Minus Controls

Posted on 18 May 2010 by GranTorinoGuy

Just imagine walking up to your TV, and always having a virtual friend waiting to talk to you. Or playing video games with no controls, no wires and no strange-looking headgear.

Project Natal is here and it’s the future of gaming. It’s basically a motion detection device which also has facial recognition, voice recognition, and many other things that are exciting.

You can play video games, communicate with friends and family, enjoy your movies and other media, all without a remote or a controller. That alone is amazing. The facial recognition and voice recognition is also amazing. Just walking in front of your TV, your Xbox can log you in, and do the same with anybody else who’s face comes in the room.

Do yourself a favor and watch the video below.

It gets better. Peter Molyneux, the man responsible for Fable and Fable II, unveiled Milo. Milo is a digital being. He can recognize your face and your voice, via the device code named “Project Natal”. You can have conversations with him, you can interact with him, he can see your emotions, he himself can emote.

Many of the details are being kept from the media but one things for sure, things can only get better with this kind of technology.

I can imagine Fable III having something like this. Being able to communicate and interact with the characters in the cities, have relationships and conversations with computer players that remember who you are. This technology could quite possibly be the future of gaming and entertainment.

Okay enough talking about it, meet Milo by watching the video below and let your imagination run wild.

What do think about this new technology? Feel free to share your thoughts by posting your comment below.

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Apple Tablet Ahead of the Game

Posted on 25 January 2010 by SlimboCA

Apple Tablet Apple’s much awaited Tablet computer is a major gaming platform, analysts say. A large amount of video games publications have been invited to the event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The recent lack of announcements from several major iPhone game developers is being suggested as an indication that a number of major announcements are imminent.

Crunchgear reports that either Mirror’s Edge or World of Goo could debut on Wednesday, while the New York Times is also suggesting that the multi-touch interface popularized on the iPhone could be adapted for gaming on a larger 10-inch screen.

Mobile analytics firm Flurry, claims that the new tablet will also include applications built to fill “those in-between moments while in transit”, such as location-based information allowing users to search for nearby restaurants.

Flurry revealed that it found roughly 50 devices that “match the characteristics of Apple’s rumored tablet device,” operating from Apple’s Cupertino campus in California. The analysts say someone at Apple’s campus has been playing with applications containing Flurry’s tracking code.

Peter Farago, Flurry’s vice president of marketing wrote on the company’s blog:

“We have a fair level of confidence that we are observing a group of pre-release tablets in testing. Testing of this device increased dramatically in January, with observed signs of life as early as October of last year.”

Flurry claims it has seen roughly 200 applications used by Apple’s testers running an updated version of Apple’s iPhone OS.

In addition, analysts indicate that the tablet will include some applications aimed at classrooms and businesses, like a new version of Office-suite iWork maybe.

The emerging theme across all of these rumors is the extension of the iPhone’s multi-touch interface to a range of uses that have not previously benefited from the technology. It is, however, in line with what Microsoft is also predicting as the future of computing with its touch integration in Windows 7.

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