Two important highlights include user-created content overtaking developer content, and pricing points for the Steambox. Gabe’s speech starts at 2:05.
Less than $100! Okay, even I can afford that. Now to see if the market allows it to actually come to fruition.
Also, based on my really quick interpretation, if this rolls out big, a lot of people without really good internet access are going to be sorta left in the lurch. The United States does not have the network of South Korea, sadly. (Or am I interpreting the streaming information incorrectly? How much bandwidth does it actually take up? I thought OnLive failed, but I don’t really pay it that much attention.)
Read the live blogs of his keynote, always interesting to hear him talk. Very excited to see what they actually release.
Herandar, that $100 dollars is a little deceiving. Gabe was talking about a terminal in that situation, wirelessly connected to a big PC somewhere else in the room which would do all the heavy lifting. A stand alone unit will be more like 3 or 4 hundred dollars, I would think. And yes, the Internet infrastructure is going to have to change, but it will require huge dollars compared to the Asian countries because of the small population density.
Engaget has all the speeches via youtube compiled here.
This one is of particular interest to me, and his book.
And KOTAKU has this article on rumored specs for the 720.
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