The Xbox, that little bundle of wires and joy, is at it again. First off, we should note that Showtime, the cable movie giant second only to HBO, is going to be giving away Xbox games as part of a promotion to new subscribers. But contest announcements aside, lets get down to the real news.
Bill Gates is a big talker lately. Just the other day he went on record saying cars should eventually get smart enough to prevent themselves from crashing. He said it standing next to Henry Ford Jr. no less. So today, it’s no surprise that the king of all dorks mentioned some big plans for the next Xbox design.
It will be an entertainmnet hub akin to a PC according to Gates. Microsoft really wants to focus on the multi role playing games that let you network up while you play. The new Xbox might have a very Windows like interface that lets you play games, listen to music and chat with other gamers in a manner that could only be called PC-like. Put some Microsoft Word document capability there and you might have the next big college campus computer.