Praise for Live

I’ve mentioned some secretive plans for an X-Box live thing that will be doing in the near future. We’re going to create a sports hub, and give X-Box Live a little legitimacy, I’m really excited about this prospect because it will be the toe hold into video games that I’ve always thought should have.

One of my favourite sites Penny-Arcade, has a nice little snippet about X-Box Live and how easy it is to use;

I’ve spent enough time on Live with recent titles that it’s impossible for me to compare the two approaches. You don’t sign in to Live, you don’t create a password, you push A. Every game supports voice and a universal friends list I can view from the web. I have a hard disk built in for content. There is an ethernet port. That’s not so you can put a jelly bean in there in case you need it later, it’s so you can put in a cable and access the Internet.

“You push A.”, I love it! Of course it’s easier with an X-Box since there’s that hard drive thingie, you could conceivably have a dozen or more memory cards with the PS2 (I’m always playing “cull the oldies” with my save games since I only have one memory card, which fits about 10 games if you’re lucky). Still, what a brilliant idea.

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By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.