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Postby Dewin » 04 Jun 2012, 13:38

Buttons!
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Postby StonecoldMC » 04 Jun 2012, 13:39

Interesting. Very interesting. If true.
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Postby alan666 » 04 Jun 2012, 13:47

Hmmmm, strokes chin.
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Postby kreemi » 04 Jun 2012, 13:49

f**k yeah. I hope they get to utilise this in GTA5

really hyped for the conference this afternoon. Although i know its gonna be 80% crap, that other 20% is gonna be ace.
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Postby TheLastDodo » 04 Jun 2012, 14:02

As cool as that sounds, anyone that has played an FPS on iPhone knows touch screen control is too fiddly for those kind of games. Halo and Gears would require some serious tweaking to level design, AI etc just to get it anywhere near the experience you get on 360.
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Postby shev » 04 Jun 2012, 14:08

I guess this is what they've spent all that money which they haven't spent on creating exclusives. Good news then, as I was beginning to think all the money went into a black hole. :)
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Postby Black Mantis » 04 Jun 2012, 14:14

Very interesting way of entering the handheld market and probably the best option for Microsoft.
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Postby Megatrons_Fury » 04 Jun 2012, 14:33

Streaming games to an actual xbox is a great idea but streaming xbox games to a tablet or smartphone is terrible, touch screen just doesnt work for most types of games on the 360.

Sounds like a knee jerk reaction to what their competitors are doing.... Tweak it to stream games to the xbox itself and thats more like it.

This years E3 is going to be a case of immitation being the best form of flattery, Nintendo aside innovation has stalled in my humble opinion.

Part of me thinks this years showcase for all the major players is going to be a bit MEH, really hope im wrong though.
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Postby TheLastDodo » 04 Jun 2012, 14:47

There wasn't any innovation last night either.
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Postby stealth » 04 Jun 2012, 14:58

waste of damn time..........


buttons, unless this is only for xbla games
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Postby Barca Azul » 04 Jun 2012, 15:55

Sounds a bit Mii too!

The worrying part are the last sentences! No 720 or after? Software only?
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Postby me4pd » 04 Jun 2012, 16:52

TheLastDodo wrote:As cool as that sounds, anyone that has played an FPS on iPhone knows touch screen control is too fiddly for those kind of games. Halo and Gears would require some serious tweaking to level design, AI etc just to get it anywhere near the experience you get on 360.


Aren't there any other genres on xbox?
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Postby flyfletch » 05 Jun 2012, 08:59

This is a good idea, there are many uses for that, its true that games will need tweaking to work on tablets/phones, but i think this is the first step MS is taking towards game streaming, its the next logical conclusion.

I reckon it would only be for the back catalogue if they did introduce streaming though......kinda like the Sony's idea.
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Postby stealth » 10 Jun 2012, 18:13

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Postby stealth » 10 Jun 2012, 19:22

Paradaz - UK wrote:
Megatrons_Fury wrote: touch screen just doesnt work for most types of games on the 360.



GTA is already available on tablets, the touchscreen joystick and touchscreen controls for the vehicles work great.......the beauty is that they are so flexible. My Asus Transformer (Android) also supports the PS and 360 pads fine.



gta is considered broken on the tablets.........
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