Tag Archives: xbox 360

More than an Advertisement?

Six months ago I post­ed that Mag­ic on Xbox Live was a Tro­jan Horse of sorts: an online ad call­ing on lapsed play­ers to come back to Jamaica. You know, all of you mil­lions of play­ers from the 90s or ear­ly 00’s that have giv­en up the game: try it again! Fall in love with […]

Magic on the XBox

Since Duels of the Planeswalk­ers launched a week ago, I’ve donat­ed a few bucks and more than a few hours to Wiz­ards of the Coast and Microsoft. Good friends and I joined in to play this lat­est dig­i­tal incar­na­tion of Mag­ic: the Gath­er­ing. It’s not often that I take the chance to play CCGs any­more, […]

Trial Balloon for Microsoft? Nope!

This has tri­al bal­loon writ­ten all over it. Adver­tis­ers and cre­ative design­ers will soon have more artis­tic free­dom to turn cam­paigns on Xbox Live into inter­ac­tive and inter­con­nect­ed expe­ri­ences reach­ing far beyond tech­nol­o­gy for tele­vi­sion, Sean Alexan­der, direc­tor at Microsoft’s Adver­tis­ing Busi­ness Group, said Mon­day. Per­son­al­ly, I don’t much care. Nav­i­gat­ing the XBox Live expe­ri­ence […]

Natal is Real

I’ve seen peo­ple say that Natal is a hoax, that it doesn’t or can’t work. Sor­ry, it is for real. The demos at E3 were not smoke and mir­rors. Many devel­op­ers have seen and test­ed it, and the accu­ra­cy with which Natal tracks your move­ments is uncan­ny. I look for­ward us get­ting our devk­it. But […]