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Gaming With An Opponent Who's 'Over There'? 40

Thanks to the New York Times for their article discussing the US military's efforts to connect overseas personnel and their families via Xbox Live. This story, which expands on previous coverage of the scheme, notes: "For family members, playing video games with their relatives in the military stationed abroad brings a sense of familiarity to the interaction", and a spokesperson for Xbox Live is quoted as saying: "We're out there making sure that things are working for them... there's nothing better than having a person who can actually experience connecting to Germany or from Kuwait back with his family member or one of their best friends. It's great because they become wonderful advocates for Xbox."
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Gaming With An Opponent Who's 'Over There'?

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  • Re:XBox? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Tralfamadorian ( 115732 ) on Thursday January 15, 2004 @02:58PM (#7988461) Homepage
    Then the questions come up, can both partie's computers handle the game, do you have voice communication set up, will the game run reliably on both machines even though one has the VIA chipset with the Radeon card that needs a BIOS update to run well.

    ... Unless they're both macs, in which case you'll have stable machines but less games.

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