Xbox 360 focus shifts from gaming to "entertainment" strategy

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Xbox 360 focus shifts from gaming to “entertainment” strategy.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/06/o0he7r.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft wants you to know that the Xbox 360 isn’t just for gaming anymore. In fact, a large portion of the console’s users are already relying on their systems for several options other than video games, and the company has decided to take steps to broaden their focus to the “entertainment experience” that the Xbox 360 provides.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/xbox-360-focus-shifts-from-gaming-to-entertainment-strategy-46023/](http://www.myce.com/news/xbox-360-focus-shifts-from-gaming-to-entertainment-strategy-46023/)


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So MS is tracking how many hours you watch video or play games on your Xbox… just another example of eroding privacy.


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"Average of 30 hours of video consumption per month per Xbox"
We watch 0 hours of video on xbox…So I guess someone else is watching
60 hours to get this average???


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[QUOTE=iamrocket;2590774]So MS is tracking how many hours you watch video or play games on your Xbox… just another example of eroding privacy.[/QUOTE]

How is this eroding privacy? Of course they monitor the network traffic of users who use their systems - that just makes sense. Now, if they are tracking individual information such as how many movies I myself am viewing, that’s different. I’m betting that they are just tracking how much and what by how many users, and not too much user specific data, other than what they would be required to by law or license agreements. Just my thoughts, of course.

[QUOTE=AIRBUD7;2590816]"Average of 30 hours of video consumption per month per Xbox"
We watch 0 hours of video on xbox…So I guess someone else is watching
60 hours to get this average???[/QUOTE]

I’m with you - I don’t watch any video on the Xbox 360, either, so someone else is making up for “my” 30 hours, too. I don’t like the fact that I have to pay Microsoft to access one of their partner sites when I can access many of them for free through my PS3, so I just do it that way.


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[QUOTE=iamrocket;2590774]So MS is tracking how many hours you watch video or play games on your Xbox… just another example of eroding privacy.[/QUOTE]

Not to mention that it will happily leak to the STUPIDLY PARANOID U.S. govt. ALL of the data that one has embedded in recently ‘acquired’ services like Skype.

That’s another demonstration of how greedy of control these freaking morons are capable of.