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Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: Convergence?
From: Richard Bailey
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 20:17:26 GMT

I agree I think in the end they are going to need a lot more to sell the
games machines in the future than just great graphics.

Richard Bailey

----- Original Message -----
From: John Braithwaite <JohnBatGBGdirect [dot] com>
To: <uknmatchinwag [dot] com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: Convergence?

> Richard
> I think it's a case of a 'Trojan horse'. Only time will tell, of course,
> I reckon Microsoft have more in mind than just a fancy games console.....
> why stop there? Especially when it has everything (apart from the software
> licenses, of course) that a PC needs.
> John
> Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: Convergence?
> I have been spending a lot of time working with on line games and I think
> the idea of the hard drive is there for game bug fixes and dynamic server
> side multi player games. Where all you have is a map and the basic
> and interface all the game play is done server side. This is much the
> way Asheron's Call works at the moment. It would surprise you how small
> graphics on a game can be. You log on to the net pick the game you want
> play and as you do the levels/place/monsters you upload them. No need for
> shops, media and you can charge to play, not to own. Thus Microsoft have
> real control on the media and needing an account means less room for the
> pirates. There are several games like this on the zone.com already you
> just go off and play.
> Also its nice to have something with a future in flash upgrades. How will
> all the iTV stuff deal with new developments with read only browser that
> built in?

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