Friday, March 30th 2012

Main Use of Xbox 360 is Not Gaming: Microsoft

According to Microsoft, gaming is not what Xbox 360 game consoles are being used for, now-a-days. People's primary usage patterns have shifted more towards listening to music, and watching TV through their Xbox 360 consoles. Gaming on it, comes next. "What we're seeing is that people are turning on the Xbox to play games and then keeping it on afterwards to get other types of entertainment," Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told the LA Times.

Source: Tom's Guide
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58 Comments on Main Use of Xbox 360 is Not Gaming: Microsoft

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
neoxalucard said:

I'm a gamer. I love games! I have found numerous games I enjoy on everything from the PC, PS3, 360, everything in-between
Good for you that you can afford all consoles. :(
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#3
digibucc
i guess a bookend counts as "not gaming"

@Prima.Vera - that price is insane for most of us. would you do a speedtest and post?
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Dos101 said:
Wasn't Microsoft accused a while back of making third party video services video quality inferior to their own offerings? I could be wrong but I swear there was a big thing about that when they updated the 360 to its current dashboard. But yes, apart from the PS3 supporting more video formats, there really isn't a quality difference between the two.
Then again I use PS3 Media Server so all the decoding is done on my WHS, so I'm getting the same signal to both my 360 and PS3 regardless.
http://www.neowin.net/news/report-xbox-dashboard-update-cuts-down-video-quality

It seems you are totally correct, I hadn't even heard of this until now, but nice find. Kind of puts a huge wrench in the fanboys talking about anyone using the PS3 lacking the best picture quality. I'd really like to see the few people that made this claim actually back it up.

Super XP said:
They are not 1080p native, they are both 720p native, but upscale to 1080p. But the updates to the firmware have provided better PQ versus when they got released.
They render games in 720p(and the Xbox even renders some lower than that) and upscales to 1080p. However, video content is rendered at the source resolution, so if you are watching 1080p content, then there is no upscaling. If you are watching lower resolution content, they both upscale the content equally. In that instance it does come down to the upscaler and there can be some difference, but they are minor, and I believe most will say the Sony upscaler does a better job if you really really scrutinize the image.
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#5
neoxalucard
Frick said:
Good for you that you can afford all consoles. :(
:confused:

Over the years I've acquired one or the other... It's not like I went out and bought them all yesterday. :slap: lol
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#6
Tannhäuser
Anyone of you know if there's a really good alternative for the PS3 Media Server? Still running this software for streaming MKV and music over LAN, but it's really getting old and the last update was years ago.

EDIT: I have to correct me. There IS a new version of PS3 Media Server. Suddenly I found one. :) There: http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/
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#7
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Tannhäuser said:
Anyone of you know if there's a really good alternative for the PS3 Media Server? Still running this software for streaming MKV and music over LAN, but it's really getting old and the last update was years ago.

EDIT: I have to correct me. There IS a new version of PS3 Media Server. Suddenly I found one. :) There: http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/
tversity is another. iv had nothing but rotten luck with it

but those who got it to work right prefered and switched from ps3ms might be soemthing to look at.
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Super XP
RejZoR said:
I use my PS2 just for gaming :P It's not even wired to the net. I just use it for offline singleplayer games.
I use my Sega DreamCast for classic gaming and my Wii for Netflix. But nothing beats PC gaming.
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