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Xbox SmartGlass Launches This Week

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, SmartGlass, Xbox 360, Xbox SmartGlass

Smartglass, a free app that will eventually allow users to share content and control across multiple Microsoft devices, will be released on October 26th for Xbox 360. Versions for Windows 8 tablets, phones and PCs will follow over the coming weeks.

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Microsoft Release SmartGlass SDK For Associate Developers

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Development, Microsoft, Multiple connected devices, SmartGlass SDK, Xbox 360, Xbox SmartGlass

Microsoft Release SmartGlass SDK For Associate Developers

Microsoft have just announced the release of the SmartGlass Software Development Kit, available for free to partners under agreement to develop games/apps for the Xbox 360.

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EA: Xbox Smartglass Is A "Killer Initiative"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, Nintendo, SmartGlass, Wii U, Xbox SmartGlass

EA: Xbox Smartglass Is A "Killer Initiative"

'It Does Definitely Put Pressure On Nintendo'

It seems that EA are stoked about Microsoft's recently-announced Smartglass venture, which will lets players interact with media and games through synced tablets and touch devices, going as far as calling Smartglass a "killer initiative" that will "change the way people interact with consoles."

Apparently the Wii U may also have serious competition, being as you won't have to buy a new console to use Smartglass.

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E3 2012 Reactions | Microsoft

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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E3 2012, E3 2012 Reactions, Forza Horizon, Gears of War: Judgement, Halo 4, Microsoft Press Conference, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Tomb Raider, Xbox SmartGlass

Matt

E3 2012 Reactions | Microsoft

We didn't expect a great deal from Microsoft's press conference, there wasn't much riding on it, and it gave us exactly what we thought it would in Halo 4, Forza Horizon, some Kinect filler, huge amounts of media name-dropping, and one or two interesting curios for XBLA.

Halo 4 was a splendid carnival of retina-melting space marine machoism, with plenty for fans to get excited about, intriguing new enemies, lots of hints towards narrative drama with Cortana at the forefront. Elsewhere, Forza Horizon just served to remind me how much I love the outlying areas in Burnout Paradise, and Gears was passed over so quickly that I almost blinked and missed it.

Truth be told, Microsoft weren't here to show off games, this presentation was all about media. After the usual swathe of media name-dropping, most of which meant nothing to anyone outside of the States, SmartGlass was unveiled. Annoyingly this seemingly fantastic, software-based tech was demonstrated primarily in conjunction with TV shows, when what we really wanted was to see how it might blow the fucking doors off of our gaming experiences with simultaneously connected devices enhancing gameplay. Typically, though, Microsoft plodded on in relatively apathetic fashion.

As was the case with all three platform holder pressers this year, it fell to third parties to save the day. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider is almost certainly going to be one of my games of the show, and I could not be more excited for THQ and Obsidian's South Park : The Stick of Truth. Trey Parker and Matt Stone saved that press conference.

Barely.

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Microsoft Unveil SmartGlass, IE Coming To Xbox

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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E3 2012, IE For Xbox, Internet Explorer, Media, Media Molecule, Microsoft Press Conference, music, SmartGlass, TV, Windows 8, Xbox 360, Xbox SmartGlass

Aside from the usual bit of media company name dropping, Microsoft unveiled their plan for cross-platform media domination...and it's called SmartGlass.

Marc Whitten, the head of Xbox Live, revealed that the service will connect your tablets, phones, and console together. A demo showing how you can send a movie from platform to platform, whilst receiving further information was shown at the Microsoft press conference today.

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