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Editorial – The Future Of The Console Business

Editorial – The Future Of The Console Business

As we get ever closer to possible reveals of the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft at E3 this Summer, musings about the future of the console market are bound to crop up here and there. The first sign of the changes to business of how we pay for consoles emerged yesterday with Microsoft launching a new bundle in the US where you get a 4GB 360 with Kinect for an initial fee of $99, with a two-year subscription to Xbox Live Gold at $14.99 a month. Hit the jump to see what might be in store for how we pay for the next gen.

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Deus Ex: The Phantom Adverts

Deus Ex: The Phantom Adverts

A little while back it was reported that the latest Deus Ex title was going to feature in-game billboard advertisements, ala the likes of Battlefield 2, and recently people have spotted the Star Wars Blu-ray, of all things, advertised on its loading screens. So far- at least from my experience of running around crushing people with beverage dispensers- I’m yet to encounter either. Perhaps it’s something that will crop up later depending on region, or not at all. But it got a few of us over here thinking!

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