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Microsoft (MSFT) is building a cheap Xbox set-top box to go with its next-gen console and...

Microsoft (MSFT) is building a cheap Xbox set-top box to go with its next-gen console and (rumored) Xbox tablet, multiple sources tell The Verge. Eurogamer provided a very similar rumor a year ago. The set-top will reportedly support casual games and would be a natural fit for Xbox Live, which has morphed into a very popular home entertainment platform. Microsoft is also said to be exploring bringing Xbox Live functionality to phones and TV sets.
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  • Island_Dweller
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    Just another innovative step that will be swept under the rug cause the device doesn't have a piece of fruit with a bite out of it on the outside.

     

    Leveraging Xbox and Live to rule the living room.
    21 Nov 2012, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • ego2k9
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    The set-top box will only be successful if live is not a requirement for basics like Netflix and Hulu that don't need an additional subscription fee. If so why bother. Just go with your cable provider's set top box. I like xbox but get a clue Microsoft! XB Live value for non-gamers/enterainment value is if they can share the experience with another XBL subscriber (i.e. watching Netflix/Hulu/select movies together). Otherwise this is just another failure. How much more, the world is in a recession. No traction if XBL follows current subscription structure.
    23 Feb 2013, 07:37 AM Reply Like
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