Over at MSXbox-World, they have posted my article ‘Live Anywhere – Here, There and Everywhere!’. This is a non-technical look at how Live Anywhere (which is basically Xbox Live for the PC platform) has started off:
For anyone who took part in the Xbox Live beta test all those years ago (well in gaming years anyway, where technology quickly ages!), the realisation of the enormous magnitude that this new service could provide was just mind blowing and indicated it could be the start of something special. My admiration of a console that had for me the benefits of quick and simple gaming without the fuss of drivers and the vast expense of a PC setup, took over my life and inspired me to create a gaming website around it.
Although this site has now demised due to the immense workload it provided (admiration to the Admin here for putting up with it for so long ), my fondness of that little black box and its connectivity still grew. So what, it wasn’t actually that little and certainly not the prettiest console to look at, but it had strength and muscles pronounced from every corner that would push online gaming to the next level.
Now Xbox Live has moved onto the Xbox 360, new features like achievements have popped up (literally) to further enhance the already stellar feature set of this online world. So now we move onto Live Anywhere, which is Xbox Live transplanted onto other platforms, but how will it all gel together?