Is the Xbox about to break the mould?

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The rumours are circulating about what it is that Bill Gates is going to say in his last speech at CES this year and most of the rumours are around the Xbox 360.

The most popular rumour is the following…

In particular, Microsoft could work with Toshiba to develop a digital video recorder with a hard-drive, high-definition HD-DVD drive and Xbox gaming capabilities. They’re already allied against Sony and other backers of the Blu-ray DVD format, and Toshiba could help Xbox finally penetrate the Japanese market.

If you are unsure what that is then let me explain, basically you would go to the shops and see 100 different types of PVR devices that can record live TV and that you can store pictures and music on.

They would be made by all different companies and would be competing against each other, the one thing they would all have in common though is that they would all be able to play Xbox 360 games.

Microsoft has always wanted to be the center of the living room and with this idea they may well become that. Why would you buy anything else if you can buy a single device that does everything.. for a low cost due to competition.

If they pull it off this would be one step closer to the single gaming machine that EA games, and others, have been asking for.

Business & Technology | Visions of Gates’ keynote swan song | Seattle Times Newspaper

Last Updated: January 2, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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