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XBOX 360 Avatar Reality System?

We may be seeing more realistic Xbox avatars soon, possibly thanks to the release of Project Natal late next year.  Microsoft filled a new patent for a new Xbox 360 Avatar Reality system. Sounds like the new avatars will match the user’s real life physical appearance thanks to the Natal’s camera. Sounds quite exciting,  might get people off their chairs and perhaps someone communicate with another Avatar by weird sign language or something. What would be odd if they have a Mii channel like thing were you have all these Avatars matching their real life counter part waiting for a cursor hand to grab them or worse, voted on!!!! eek


XBOX 720 coming soon…??

While Sony already admitted to be thinking about the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo are posting patenents for the Zii. In an interview with the head of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business division, Peter Moore, EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) magazine asked him when their next video game console would come out, and also asked if they’d drop support for the Xbox 360 like they did with the original Xbox. He said that they were going to support it “as long as it sold.” Possibly because they saw the Xbox sell well into 2007 despite not producing the console after October 2005.

He said the production team from the Xbox 360 is working on the next Xbox 720 [our pet name], and they’re looking into what kind of CPUs will be available on the market in 2011-2012. That would put the Xbox 360 at a lifespan of 6 or 7 years, a far cry from the Xbox’s 4 years. After spending $1.26 billion in losses launching the Xbox 360, they’ll want to get the most out of the system by lengthening its lifespan. As the longer you get into the cycle, the more profit you can make due to stopping being a loss leader, analysts always remark.

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