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  1. Coreldan's Avatar
    I'd be kinda mad if they wasted resources on crap like this.

    That said, I do realize there are some that could use this, but if there ever was a niche market, I think this is one. This even beats the VR goggle stuff in niche :P
    09-04-2014 03:04 PM
  2. herbertsnow's Avatar
    No thanks, that looks awful.
    09-04-2014 03:17 PM
  3. gaz5872's Avatar
    but it will use android!!!!
    09-04-2014 03:26 PM
  4. jonnaver's Avatar
    Sony is trying to stay afloat cause their phones are dying out. Why you think they added that feature to connect to the tablet and controller ? lol
    Inaccurate. Sony's smartphone division has actually risen

    Sales were up 14.3 percent year-on-year, which Sony puts down to the weakening of the yen, a "significant" increase in smartphone sales, and the launch of the PlayStation 4. The mobile and gaming divisions respectively brought in 29.6 percent and 38.5 percent more revenue than the previous year Sony says the mobile phone business itself turned a profit, but it's joined in the mobile division by the loss-making VAIO unit. The digital camera business reported a sales decrease of 2 percent, owing to an overall contraction in the market, but sales in the home entertainment division were up with Sony highlighting the performance of "high value-added" TVs.

    The overall loss is largely down to restructuring costs. Earlier this month Sony*revised its earnings forecast downward*after announcing various charges associated with*selling off its VAIO PC business, as well as a contraction in the physical media market
    09-04-2014 03:39 PM
  5. Skamath's Avatar
    I get the request from a flexibility standpoint, but realistically, when would you use a controller with a mobile phone? specially when you see that the battery life is like next to nothing more often than not. And if they like to introduce that feature than the controller should be able to charge it or else.. ........
    Edit.
    09-04-2014 03:44 PM
  6. DJCBS's Avatar
    Inaccurate. Sony's smartphone division has actually risen

    Sales were up 14.3 percent year-on-year, which Sony puts down to the weakening of the yen, a "significant" increase in smartphone sales, and the launch of the PlayStation 4. The mobile and gaming divisions respectively brought in 29.6 percent and 38.5 percent more revenue than the previous year — Sony says the mobile phone business itself turned a profit, but it's joined in the mobile division by the loss-making VAIO unit. The digital camera business reported a sales decrease of 2 percent, owing to an overall contraction in the market, but sales in the home entertainment division were up with Sony highlighting the performance of "high value-added" TVs.

    The overall loss is largely down to restructuring costs. Earlier this month Sony*revised its earnings forecast downward*after announcing various charges associated with*selling off its VAIO PC business, as well as a contraction in the physical media market
    True. Not only that, Sony phone are EXTREMELY popular in Europe. With the disappearance of Nokia from the mobile phone space, Sony is one of the companies that will benefit from the ex-Nokia consumers who will be looking for new phones from brands they already know. In Europe, Sony is already one of the big players, selling way more phones than the likes of LG, HTC and Motorola.
    Also in India Sony phones have surpassed the sales on the iPhone.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-04-2014 05:10 PM
  7. DJCBS's Avatar
    Sony does a lot of stuff Microsoft should have done.
    - Compact flagships
    - waterproofing phones
    - constant attention to details

    The price of that, though, is that Sony releases flagships every 6 months. So the now new Z3 will be replaced by the Z4 in February 2015 at MWC. However, the differences between the Z2 and Z3 are minimal and they'll also be from the Z3 to the Z4. Sony does incremental changes. For example, people were always complaining about the bezels, even on the Z2. Sony listened and the Z3 has really thin bezels. People complained about the darn anti-shatter films that use to give a plastic-y feeling to the phones. So Sony removed them.

    Microsoft on the other hand keeps hitting the same nails over and over and over at a very slow pace and doesn't seem to really care about bringing "the best of Microsoft". And the ultimate proof is the way Xbox games were treated on WP.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-04-2014 05:15 PM
  8. chinesepiratefood's Avatar
    This is a very niche feature. Only a very small amount of phone buyers will every even think about using this.
    09-04-2014 05:20 PM
  9. manwe's Avatar
    Sony = one company.
    Microsoft = many different mini companies competing viciously with each other = lack of a single vision.
    Microsoft could do with ease but they are just too divided, most likely will never happen.

    this exactly. the thing is though, sony being unified is a very new thing; it's only for 3-4 years that they have been able to really start making a comeback by tying their products together more. microsoft on the other hand has been drumming on about 'one microsoft' for years now, and despite being a far more successful company overall, they just cant seem to pull it together
    09-04-2014 07:50 PM
  10. mprebich's Avatar
    MS are currently working on Windows 9. With that being said they cannot get sidetracked on what Sony is doing , Sony is trying to stay afloat cause their phones are dying out. Why you think they added that feature to connect to the tablet and controller ? lol

    Microsoft employs over 100,000 people (even after the announced planned layoff of 18,000). Even if half of them worked on Windows development, which I doubt, that leaves a lot of employees working on hundreds of other product/services. They should be able to find time to improve and upgrade there products.

    I'm not saying they should do everything Apple, Google or Sony does, but they do need to be competitive agaist these other companies products. I am a Microsoft product supporter, but I hate that quite too often, they are playing catch up.
    krox1105 and LexTaylor like this.
    09-04-2014 10:42 PM
  11. kb4000's Avatar
    The man was pointing out the fact that only few laptops and none of the tablets have the processing power to run the games on the Xbox 360/One.

    I guess he said that because your original post implies that it would be better if the Xbox, Windows tablets, and Windows PCs had the same gaming library i.e., if these three platforms shared games instead allowing to stream games from the console to the other devices over a network.
    Yeah, but desktop is a horrible example. There are probably more people playing Titanfall on PC than Xbox One. I understand that Titanfall on a tablet or phone sucks, but even my 3 year old HP laptop plays Titanfall fine.

    PS, the original post was not by me.
    09-05-2014 01:16 AM
  12. jonnaver's Avatar
    this exactly. the thing is though, sony being unified is a very new thing; it's only for 3-4 years that they have been able to really start making a comeback by tying their products together more. microsoft on the other hand has been drumming on about 'one microsoft' for years now, and despite being a far more successful company overall, they just cant seem to pull it together
    It's unfortunate that many electronics companies always seem to hit peaks and valleys in such short bursts. Whoever is responsible for this upswing at Sony's current mobile division, I hope they stick around for a long while. And also hopefully this rumored Sony WP materializes at some point. As it stands now, Sony Xperias are the only smartphones on the android that finally rival the iPhone in both hardware and software quality IMO. An Xperia WP would be a really fine flagship level device. I would choose a WP version of the Xperia Z2 or Z3 over the Lumia 930 without hesitation.
    09-05-2014 02:15 AM
  13. StephanW's Avatar
    No thanks, that looks awful.
    Also it will be too heavy in your hands and you'll stop playing!
    It's really one of those things you won't see in your life, ever.
    herbertsnow and LexTaylor like this.
    09-05-2014 02:26 AM
  14. jargonz's Avatar
    Wouldn't streaming a high-speed game from a powerful console to a less powerful phone cause significant lag? This lag is the same problem that Microsoft is trying to address in the DeLorean project. Also, I can just imagine the difficulties when a game designed for a big TV screen is displayed on the small phone screen.

    If you just want to use a game controller with a Windows Phone, then the Moga Pro controller is already available for that purpose. The Moga Pro looks like an Xbox controller. The Moga Pro Power (which I have) even charges your Windows Phone while you play a game.

    Using an Xbox One controller on a Windows PC is already possible since Microsoft released the device drivers 3 months ago. You just use the Xbox One controller in wired mode and plug it into the USB port of the desktop, laptop or tablet PC.
    09-05-2014 03:23 AM
  15. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    I'm all for new gadgets and cool tech and this does seem cool. However, I personally wouldn't use it much and I can't see many others using it much either. Playing a game that is written for a large screen on such a small screen would be a horrible experience.
    09-05-2014 07:26 AM
  16. 11B1P's Avatar
    MS are currently working on Windows 9. With that being said they cannot get sidetracked on what Sony is doing , Sony is trying to stay afloat cause their phones are dying out. Why you think they added that feature to connect to the tablet and controller ? lol
    You realize MS has multiple divisions, right? Each division works on their product. The W9 team is different than the Xbox One team.
    09-05-2014 08:23 AM
  17. LexTaylor's Avatar
    Well, necessity forced them to innovate :D
    I don't care about Sony dying, but the ability play console games on a mobile phone is very futuristic. Mark my word, Sony will receive a very high amount of praise for this feature of it works well.
    well why you think Sony is in that market? cause they're trying to do everything in their power to keep their phone business booming!. And thats cool and all , but what will happens when that piece of equipment gets old ? or starts to fall apart ! there go's your phone broken onto the ground/floor. Last but not least this isn't anything new you could do this with a PS3 ! controller via Bluetooth
    09-05-2014 09:35 AM
  18. krox1105's Avatar
    For the fellow members who say that this feature is for a niche market, well, you are right.
    But that niche market is quite big in itself.
    It has the potential for converting many Xbox gamers who use an Android or an iPhone.

    This is the market for which NVIDIA has laughed two full fledged products for: the NVIDIA Shield and the NVIDIA Shield tablet.
    Also, if people are ready to buy a Moga controller and play games using that, I don't see why then this is not a better idea than that. Using this method, you can get a better controller and better games.
    09-05-2014 01:19 PM
  19. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Why on Earth would I want to stream from PS4's weak library when I already have the ability to stream PC games to my Windows Phone.



    PC's game library is far superior in every single genre, and we can use a MOGA Hero which also charges our device while we play. Streaming from a console that's only had a couple months of airtime only seems cool to someone who doesn't realize the potential of the ability to play games from the multi-decade legacy of games Microsoft has under it's belt.
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    09-05-2014 02:35 PM
  20. autodidact's Avatar
    EDIT: Just realized that Windows RT supports the Xbox 360 controller (i don't know if it supports the One controller too).
    As far as I recall reading somewhere, a good few weeks back, Microsoft have promised a driver in the not to far future, They where working on it at the time of Reading the article/post.

    For Wireless controllers? I don't know.
    The wireless versions need a receiver/dongle. I got one from eBay, but since it is a little bulky thingy on the end of a fairly long cable, I bought a cabled controller instead. For a computer it maskes more sense to use the receiver than on a tablet like the Surface Pro / RT.
    krox1105 likes this.
    09-06-2014 10:44 AM
  21. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    It is also impossible. How do you plan to run a game like Watch Dogs or Titanfall on a tablet or desktop?
    streaming or buy a surface duh
    09-09-2014 03:31 AM
  22. Todd Robinson's Avatar
    Screw streaming from a localized console. How about playing Xbox games anywhere! That is what Microsoft is working on, Direct X12 and the DeLorean project. Google it and think that if the servers can render most of the hard stuff on a cloud server and use minimal processing on the local level and still provide no lag....Heaven.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-09-2014 08:46 AM
  23. RaRa85's Avatar
    You can already use the PS3 controller with the Xperia Z series as well to play games on the phone which is freakin cool and one of the reasons I'm considering the Z3 when it comes to T-Mobile soon. T-Mobile and Microsoft have failed to deliver one flagship to the carrier.
    09-09-2014 08:47 AM
  24. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Um, Titanfall already exists for desktop....
    and Watch Dogs is too.... With Steam stream play, you can play it on your tablet....with a 360 controller...
    09-09-2014 02:56 PM
  25. Todd Robinson's Avatar
    Another hint at being able to play all Xbox games (360 and one) on any device from anywhere, is the rumors of playing games on the browser. This in my opinion is the holy grail. If a person can play high end games through any high broadband wifi or 3g connection on a browser on any device (phone, PC, Mac, tablet), with no lag (Delorean), we will all be saying "Apple and Sony who?" .
    09-12-2014 09:12 AM
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