More Reviews
REVIEWS Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Review
Amiibo Crossing is (not very much) fun for the whole family!

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review
[Update] Mario’s latest tennis game can be a multiplayer blast, but the single player experience is pretty shallow.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Stellaris Preview
Paradox Interactive turns their lends from history to space, with their 4X/grand strategy hybrid.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest
Release date: Out Now

MOP: Operation Cleanup
Release date: 12/01/15

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Eyes of Heaven
Release date: 12/17/15

Read More Member Blogs
Windows 10 Review for Dummies
By Ivory_Soul
Posted on 08/11/15
After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...


Former Microsoft Exec Expects Xbox 720 To Have Windows 8 Interface, Touch Screen

Posted on Thursday, February 7 @ 07:09:36 PST by Alex_Osborn

In addition to shedding light on the not so friendly competition between Microsoft and Sony, former Microsoft executive Joachim Kempin has shared some insight into what he think the Big M plans to do with the next Xbox interface-wise.

“I think the other thing they will try, there’s no doubt about it, is it’s going to be more Windows 8-like; maybe it even gets a touchscreen, who knows?" Kempin told IGN. "Most of what’s in there today really is Windows, right? I wouldn’t be surprised if the next round of interface comes even closer to Windows 8 than it is today.”

Kempin then went on to discuss how small a role the Xbox hardware itself plays in the grand scheme of things over at Microsoft. "On the [Xbox hardware] itself there is no profit. So the profit comes from all the other sources; royalties from game developers, maybe the next Halo version, maybe a new Kinect system and what have you," he explained. 

"So when you look at that…God…it is such a small portion for their company. It would really be better if they would just spin that whole thing out and let other people run it on their own and not get distracted by it. For me that whole environment is a distraction for the company."

What do you think? Is the Xbox platform nothing more than a "distraction" for Microsoft? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

More from the Game Revolution Network

comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution