Thread: Is this a Hint for a Microsoft handheld gameing system.

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1 Is this a Hint for a Microsoft handheld gameing system. 
    Senior Member I Modded My PSP zacharya1990's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Microsoft's handheld to be revealed on March 2?
    Posted on Tue 28 Feb 2006, 1:35 AM

    A rumour from Gamespot:

    What we heard: Ever since CES in January, rumors have been circulating that Microsoft may soon enter the handheld market. Most of these sprang from a BusinessWeek article, which cited an anonymous source inside the Redmond, Washington-based software colossus as "working on plans to develop its own portable digital media device to rival the iPod." Speaking hypothetically, Xbox marketing chief Peter Moore said any such device would also have gaming functionality. "It can't just be our version of the iPod," he told the magazine.

    At the same time, one of Microsoft's signature teaser Web sites sprouted up at the URL Via some slick flash animation, the site asks visitors "Do you know me?" "Do you know what I can do?" "Do you know where I can go?" It then promises that, "You will ... Learn more on 3.2.06."

    Given the looming launch of Windows Vista, many assumed the site was part of the effort to help hype Microsoft's new PC operating system. However, over the weekend, reports surfaced that Project Origami is actually the code name for a new portable that combines media-player and PC functionality.

    The evidence came in the form of a video clip that was uncovered on the Web site for the film-production company Digital Kitchen. The clip, which has since been taken down, showed a "concept device ... noticeably larger than the iPod and somewhat bigger than Sony's PlayStation Portable," according to the Post-Intelligencer. The video also "shows people using the device not only as a music player, but also as a miniature personal computer for accessing the Internet, sending e-mail, editing photos and playing video games."

    What games, you ask? A copy of the video viewed by GameSpot clearly shows a user playing what looks like a handheld version of Halo in a train station, and an image in the Post-Intelligencer's gallery of stills also shows the Bungie game on the portable's screen. Unlike the side-scrolling spin-offs that were once rumored to be coming to portables, the Origami Halo looks much like the same graphic-intensive first-person shooter that has become legendary on the Xbox and PC.

    [UPDATE] However, it remains unclear when--or if--gamers will be able to get their hands on a mini Master Chief. Instead of busting out the usual "Microsoft does not comment on rumors or speculation" boilerplate, reps for the company admitted the video was legit. "While Origami is a concept we've been working on with partners, please know that the video seen on Digital Kitchen's web site is a year old and represents our initial exploration into this form factor, including possible uses and scenarios," a Microsoft rep told GameSpot.

    Though reps wouldn't comment on the Halo footage specifically, their references to "possible uses and scenarios" means the footage was likely for demonstration purposes only. "Everything in the video was 100 percent pure concept, so take nothing as an indication of what may or may not be in any such final product," a source close to Microsoft told GameSpot. "I'm sure they just took some Halo footage and stuck it in there since it's a Microsoft property."

    So will the portable device have gaming functionality? Hopefully we'll know soon. The reps also said that details on the Origami Project would be revealed "in the coming weeks." Maybe they should have said "the coming days," as the date on the is this Thursday--less than 72 hours away. Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that something is getting unveiled on March 2--and we can't wait to see what it is.

    Yes this is also just a copy and paste. I just like making sure that everyone can find all the new news at one place.

    Wow Microsoft just wont give up. Hopefully Microsoft will allow homebrew on their maching, thus sony would lose sells and have to allow homebrew. Just a thought!
    Reply With Quote  

  2. #2  
    Senior Member I Modded My PSP mofo196's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    God I hope so. My PSP has been doing nothing but gathering dust for the past 3 months. The games have mostly been shit.
    Oh people, know that you have committed great sins. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
    Reply With Quote  

  3. #3  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker BLACKOUT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    it looks bad, i woldnt buy it.
    Reply With Quote  

Similar Threads

  1. PSP vs Pandora(handheld system)
    By Desert Elite in forum Off-Topic Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-25-2010, 10:08 AM
  2. Flash GaMeInG
    By The_ofw_hacker in forum PSP Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-02-2008, 04:09 PM
  3. Microsoft Handheld. [MERGED]
    By zacharya1990 in forum Off-Topic Discussion
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 05-15-2006, 01:32 PM
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts