There’s Microsoft’s vision of the living room, and then there’s the living room that exists today.
Let’s start with the software giant’s aspirations, which were clearly articulated during the launch of Xbox One from its Seattle, WA-based headquarters on Tuesday afternoon. The word “console” was nearly absent during the live-streamed event, which showed a sleek black box which can recognize voice commands like “Xbox on!” and move seamlessly between playing a game, listening to music or watching TV. The Xbox One wants to be the iTV before Apple can enter the market, creating as complete an entertainment system as is humanly possible.
“We’ve been trying to offer compelling answers to new questions,” said Don Mattrick, the Vancouver-born president of Microsoft’s Xbox division. “Can we take what you love and make it better?”
The answer is yes – if you do nothing in the living room but relax. But that’s not the living room that I know, any more than it is for all kinds of people who watch theirRead More »from The Xbox One competitors Microsoft may have overlooked