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Microsoft planning for multicomponent gaming

Unwiredview recently dug up a Microsoft patent that could have some serious implications for their gaming business. With plans that put Nintendo’s best efforts at multicomponent gaming to shame, Microsoft could be getting ready to change how you experience games.

Microsoft’s patent covers a vast array of multicomponent connectivity. The pataent ranges from connecting a handheld gaming device to your console, and then using the processing power of the handheld device to supplement the power of the console to using your docked Zune to integrate your surround sound into your console. Another example includes storing save games from a handheld device on your console’s memory.

While Microsoft dreams big, the practicality of the system envisioned in the filed patent is doubtful for the time being. While being able to connect your thousands of dollars worth of electronics together seamlessly is nice in theory, it doesn’t do much for the consumers who can’t afford to buy every product Microsoft releases.

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Comment by OGC SnakeEyes on 2007-04-23 04:22:15 | Reply

360 handheld coming soon…still think its a bad idea. Nintendo rules pocket gaming.

Comment by ogc heatah on 2007-04-23 07:11:08 | Reply

snakeyes your not ogc anymore

Comment by Mike K on 2007-04-23 06:09:30 | Reply

nintendo rules pocket gaming because microsoft doesn’t have a handheld game system yet.

Comment by SneakySnake on 2007-04-23 06:15:03 | Reply

no nintendo just rules pocket gaming. regardless, they have the upper hand, just like M$ did because they had 360 out a year earlier. theyve had a lot more time to fine tune 360 and build up a library as well as establish a really solid Live system with XBLM and XBLA. DS already has a huge library with a ton of good games and its still selling like hotcakes, especially in japan. they still line up to get DS’s, not just Wii’s. they also use their DS for everything. from books to travel guides to cooking recipes. the japanese market for the DS is 10 fold the versatility of any other system hands down.

Comment by Mike K on 2007-04-23 08:50:03 | Reply


Comment by coojo on 2007-04-23 06:14:49 | Reply

still look at psp it seems good but look at sales

Comment by Buuuudddy on 2007-04-23 06:51:38 | Reply

Microsoft better not go the way of the Sony and relase a crap handheld. Focus on 360 for the time being!!!!!

Comment by wakeboardnmoto on 2007-04-23 07:44:12 | Reply

if only people knew how to utilize the psp like i do it would sell out like no other handheld before it.

Comment by Redeyes on 2007-04-23 11:10:35 | Reply

The PSP is a wonderful piece of hardware, but Sony abandoned it. The games have been poor and the promised add ons have just never come.

Comment by Blunted on 2007-04-23 19:23:39 | Reply

wakeboardnmoto: Yeah, but its software sales that drive consoles. Piracy/emulation doesn’t make the psp any better re: new games, so selling out for that reason doesn’t mean shit.

Comment by VALKYREMISSILE on 2007-04-23 07:58:23 | Reply

ya but all that a side,you cant tell me you wouldn’t but a ms hand held if the put halo 1 on it with the org. xbox’s graphics…then integrate xbl into it with wifi, and have like a mini marketplace…i can only dream

Comment by _Chris_ on 2007-04-23 11:32:05 | Reply

1.Exactly, dream
2. I completely agree that the PSP is great, but abandoned by sony. So wakeboardnmoto, how do you get the full potential from your PSP?

Comment by x El Scorpio x on 2007-04-23 11:36:58 | Reply

It’ll most likely have reached a stage near that by the time the next xbox is released

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