View Full Version : Newsforge names XBL/XSN as 'Best Console Product'

06-03-2003, 03:53 PM
...Best Console Product: Xbox Live/XSN

Last year Microsoft promised to change the way we viewed online gaming. That year has come and gone with only a few minor examples of how wonderful Xbox Live might be. During the upcoming year, Microsoft hopes to prove that it is 100% behind the Xbox Live concept by showing a solid collection of Xbox Live games and a new label, XSN Sports, which at launch will feature NFL Fever, NBA Inside Drive, and NHL Rivals, as well as Amped 2, Top Spin, and Links. Other games will then join the XSN family as it matures.

While many PC based services offer matchmaking and stats tracking of online games, they have been focused on FPS games like Quake and Unreal. XSN takes this concept to the next level by applying it to sports games and letting players create their own leagues in cyberspace. Future plans include letting players track other teams via email and alerts sent to mobile phones, as well as some real life tournaments where players will be able to face off against each other in the same room.

Outside of sports games, Xbox Live continues to rock, and they are finally bringing out a variety of titles to support the network, including Dead or Alive Online, Capcom vs SNK, Midnight Club II, and Midtown Madness III. In fact, from an informal survey of the Xbox booth, it seems as though nearly every major new title for the Xbox will support Xbox Live in some manner...

More proof that MS ruled the crowd. For the rest of the article go to http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=03/06/02/118256