Ballmer still loves the Xbox

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Early Xbox One reviews haven't been the most positive, even if it does have some new features which people are pretty excited about. Ultimately it's just not quite there yet, specifically in respect of a lot of the launch games. That said, Steve Ballmer, on-the-way-out CEO at Microsoft is still very keen on it, as you would expect him to be, and praised the console in his final keynote speech as top dog.

He said that the Xbox was, "a reflection of what is possible when a company, our company, is unified under a common vision."

He also suggested that the near future was a big and important time for Microsoft, saying that: "This is really a signature moment in the transformation of the company.

"Microsoft is uniquely positioned to drive and define the next big thing."

While traditionally a little bigger than a gaming console manager, Ballmer has had a much more direct role in directing the next-gen console since the departure of original Xbox One debuter, Don Mattrick.

Geekwire is reporting that he then went on to discuss how he believed the Xbox was setting the stage for a unification of the company's products, bringing Bing search and Skydrive onto the platform. This he said would help pave the way for introducing similar collaborative technologies on tablets and Windows phones.

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Shit no one uses.

"bringing Bing search and Skydrive onto the platform. This he said would help pave the way for introducing similar collaborative technologies on tablets and Windows phones." A bunch of shit no one uses or gives a fly fuck about.

I wonder how confident he

I wonder how confident he would be, if he was to remain CEO until then, once Valves' Steam Machine lands? ---- As it stacks up at the moment, That thing (Steam Machine) will be a real threat to these next-gen consoles. ----- And now enters Michael J............

St®eambox

Spot on! For those wanting a decent gaming machine it'll be the way to go but if you already got one, why paying twice? I'll get the Steam controller if the price is good but what I really want now is not a Steam box, what I want is a Stream Box which should be way less expensive. One pc to rule the house!

Let me know when Steam OS

Let me know when Steam OS supports Auto CAD and Master CAM 9-X and Isn't as clunky as the current steam interface, fingers crossed it has better game catalog organization, organizing 350 games into 'favorites' and 'games' is not really cutting it or perhaps they are sabotaging their current windows version so the Steam OS looks more appealing.

Linux by any other name

Well when the developer of them releases a linux version, steam-os is just a program that runs in a linux environment. As for your comments on the steam interface - too bloody right, it needs a major overhaul

Windows has never been great,

Windows has never been great, the main appeal for most people is it runs home, business and recreational software under the same environment not hard to modify it to make it more appealing and run smoother I thought that is what owning a PC was all about.

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