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XBOY 'ANNOUNCEMENT' GETS FANBOYS INTO A LATHER
As today's Consumer Electronics Show yawned into action in Las Vegas (it's never been the same since the game and porn industries split to form their own exhibitions), a confident Bill Gates strode onto a nearby platform and began to harangue passers-by with his views on the technological state of the world today.
Barely had he finished the last billion-dollar syllable before websites across the world confidently predicted that Xboy (as any handheld project from Microsoft will be wittily referred to) was in production, will be a serious contender to the GameBoy and will be on the shelves by 2006. No later
[edit on 6-4-2006 by worksoftplayhard]
Originally posted by Zanzibar
Xboy? I've always heard it called the Origami and that it didn't look like crap.
Seriously, if it looks like that, would you buy it? It's a mess.
In fact, Microsoft is not only not planning to enter the portable business, but is hugely dismissive of the whole sector, with Moore describing handheld gaming as "a very solitary, time-killing activity."
"It's not something you share," he explained. "We believe that the future is the social element of gaming, and that's going to be done through a console, not through a handheld gaming device".