kind of an older story, but definitely a good one. i’ve been holding on to this in the hopes something concrete develops, but for now it seems that it’s just as is. i have been saying for some time now that sony should get off their high horse and do something, but alas, they’ve got better things to do. shockingly, it is microsoft who has done something useful, specifically in the realm of mobile gaming. this is historical in many ways. i quit my job there because it sucked so much, but occasionally something comes out, like this, that makes me wish i had stuck around. oh well.
indeed, you will be able to get xbox live on your windows 7-enabled phone. here’s what a guy from gizmondo had to say for msnbc:
There’s your avatar waiting to greet you. There’s the last achievement you unlocked, whether it was on your console or the phone. This is where you see game invites from friends, games you’ve downloaded. There’s a Spotlight area that wasn’t up and running yet on the handset I saw, but it serves the same purpose it does on your console. It’s Xbox Live on your phone, as promised.
There are also some clever ways Microsoft has optimized the experience for mobile. Your 3D avatar will get dizzy and fall down if you shake the phone, and if you unlock an avatar item on Xbox Live anywhere it’s usable on the phone. And your avatar can invade the rest of your phone, too, with Avatar Gadgets, which are simple productivity apps like a flashlight, coin toss, ruler, and leveler that your avatar interacts with on screen.
keep reading, if you’re an average person. if you’ve got any clout at sony, stop reading and go get your shit together.