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Leaked Document Hints At Augmented Reality Glasses For Future Xbox 86

Posted by timothy
from the leak-or-trial-balloon-is-the-constant-question dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A 56-page leaked document details Microsoft's plans to build a Project Glass competitor. Kinect Glasses is marked as a 2014 project designed to connect to a future Xbox 720 console. The document also includes potential pricing for the next Xbox — $299 with a Kinect 2."
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Leaked Document Hints At Augmented Reality Glasses For Future Xbox

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  • Re:Bye bye Sony (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 17, 2012 @09:39AM (#40351357)

    I don't like playing online. Fuck online, I want to play split-screen with my friends. A close friend at EA has told me that split-screen is being phased out of new titles because online is more profitable - it helps kill the 2nd hand game market, which is one of EA's strategic goals.

    My bad:

    Thou shalt let us play your game with real-life friends.

    Grand Theft Auto IV, MotorStorm, Shadowrun, etc.

    Quick, tell us what the following games all have in common. We'll give you a hint, one thing is that they were all among the top 10 most popular games of 2007:

    Wii Sports
    Wii Play
    Guitar Hero III
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Madden NFL 08
    Guitar Hero II
    Mario Party 8

    But what else? If you answered, "None of them contain male frontal nudity" then, well, you haven't gotten the 122nd star in Mario Galaxy. If you said that these games all have multiplayer that's intended to be played with friends in the same room, you're right.

    Likewise, what's at the top of sales in 2008? Smash Bros. Brawl.

    The advantage that consoles have over, say, PCs, is that you can play from your comfy sofa. The reason the sofa is considered the pinnacle of furniture technology is because there's room for other people on it.

    Yet, here's Grand Theft Auto IV, boasting about its robust multiplayer, and if you think "multiplayer" means inviting the gang over to play, get drunk, laugh and high-five each other until the break of dawn, too bad. You can't do that. Want to play with friends, they must be kept at arm's length, faceless at the other end of a broadband connection. Grand Theft Auto IV multiplayer is a world without hugs.

    They'll say that GTA IV's vast open world makes split-screen impossible. OK, what about MotorStorm? It's a goddamned racing game, and they won't let you play a real-life friend on a split screen. A racing game.

    Sorry, you know damned well that technical limitations aren't the reason everyone is dropping split screen. Every previous generation had it, in times with much less powerful systems and few widescreen TVs.

    You're dropping it because four players on a split screen are playing off one $60 copy of the game. Four players playing online need four copies ($240).

    And these are the same people who're baffled about how the Nintendo Wii was able to depants the whole industry with its cheap, underpowered little machine. Hey, maybe it's because they're the one company that still seems to realize humans need interaction with other humans. Real interaction, not trash talking over a headset behind fake names.

    By the way, some of you are scratching your heads about having the obviously single-player Mario Galaxy up there on the list. Well, it turns out Nintendo included an option so that at any moment, a friend can pick up the second controller and, with the pointer, help the first player collect items and shoot at enemies. It's a small thing, but it means a guy can get his girlfriend in on the action and cut off her complaints that his gaming is taking away from his time with her.

    So when she comes over, do you think he's going to put on his GTA IV headset, or pop in Mario Galaxy? Here's a hint: The second choice gets him closer to touching boob.

  • Re:Competitor? (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 17, 2012 @10:42AM (#40351725)
    Yup. Google started on this project back in 2007 as part of google's automated car solution with 2005 DARPA, but hey, if you claim that MS had it first, I am sure that you are correct. After all, you are not a MS lobbyists or a Windows developer. Right? I mean if I go through your many other postings, we will not see a continual trend of your supporting and lying for MS. Right?

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