MSN Soapbox – YouTube Rival

It has been recently announced that Google has taken over YouTube for the sum of £900,000,000 (check out all the zeroes!), but Microsoft are also starting their own attempt at this video sharing malarkey. At present the site is in beta and only people with invitations to join can gain access, however below is an embedded version of a random video of Bill Gates playing Project Gotham 3 on the Xbox 360 just to show off the player:

Video: Bill Gates and I play Xbox 360

The site is mostly using flash elements for its interface, but it does look promising although having Google video and YouTube joining forces, Microsoft have an uphill struggle in front of them!

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • Google tried with google video, failed and went with youtube. Microsoft really needs to learn the lesson that inivative works and just duplicating doesn’t. They have a history of doing poor same products which lessen their successes in inviation. Recreating the wheel just really doesn’t work very often.

  • and yes i did mean to write inivation… mutter

  • Stop muttering you :)