game console

  • Microsoft considers Windows Phone 7 as a Game console

    Microsoft has recently commented that they considers new operating system Windows Mobile Phone 7 "As a game console" and there are plans to support the device with a solid range of titles for launch. Few weeks back Microsoft revealed the games lineup consist of 62 title for Windows phone 7, which you can see here.

    Windows Phone 7

    Kevin Unangst, senior global director for Games for Windows, told TechRadar :

    "We're going to have a launch portfolio of games that's bigger than the one we had with the Xbox 360," Kevin Unangst, senior global director for Games for Windows, told TechRadar.

    "We're fully thinking of [this platform] as a games console. Games like Fruit Ninja will be important, harnessing a number of features like access to friends and connecting to other Xbox Live users."

    Unangst also said the company is working to improve compatibility between games that come out on Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7.

    "We've talked about the possibility in the future to use DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) to use your Windows Phone as a companion screen [where additional content would be displayed alongside the main game],

    And it could be that one day you pay a simple price and get the same game in various forms on multiple devices - although that won't be coming at launch." Something like a modern and functional screen Dreamcast Visual Memory.

  • Lenovo Building New Game Console Ebox

    One of the largest PC Vendor Lenovo has decided to enter the video game market by developing a games console. Lenovo is a well know name in building a various gaming laptops and PCs but now they are aiming high and now wants a slice of console action.

    Speaking to China Daily the company said that they have already set a up a team of 40 engineers and named them Eedoo and they have started there work to build a console name "Ebox". No price for guessing where the idea is taken from and what it plan to compete with.

    Lenovo Ebox will consist of gesture control interface much like Microsoft Kinect which will use webcam for tracking gamers movements. Lenovo also hinted that the price will be much lower than Xbox 360 and they will most probably rolling out the Ebox in the Q1 of 2011.

    Here is what Eedoo President Jack Luo said to China Daily:

    "We are the world's second company to produce a controller-free game console, behind only Microsoft,"

    "Our product is designed for family entertainment. EBox may not have exquisite game graphics, or extensive violence, but it can inspire family members to get off the couch and get some exercise,"