Tag Archives: Marc Whitten
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 | 22:46 BST
Marc Whitten, general manager of Xbox Live, has confirm that Video Kinect will integrate with Windows Live Messenger at launch.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | 17:55 BST
Marc Whitten, Xbox 360 general manager, has said that Natal is not just about gaming, but experiences that you can have in your living-room.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 14:09 GMT
Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten has told Game Informer that plans to integrate Natal and Live are to be break new ground.
The exec refused to be drawn on specific detail as to how to motion-sensor is to integrate with 360′s online service, but did drop some hints as to where to look for clues.
Fri, Nov 27, 2009 | 12:12 GMT
Natal could replace remote control, according to comments made by Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten.
Speaking at the Streaming Media West show, Whitten described the increasing number of 360′s video applications as the “biggest surprise” of his job.
“With the flick of my wrist I can change a channel,” Whitten said. “With the power of my voice I can start a movie.”
He added: “I don’t believe we are currently in the golden age of the television or the golden age of the game console or the golden age of the Internet; frankly, five years from now I don’t know that you’ll be able to tell the difference between those worlds.”
Natal expected at the end of next year. First contact should happen in 2011. More on GI.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 | 16:39 GMT
Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten, has told VentureBeat that there “wasn’t a million people” banned for having modded 360 consoles, and is unsure “why people would think it was a million”.
“These were people that were pirating software. We try to keep sanctity of life from a safety and anti-cheating perspective and we protect our partners. We didn’t release the [banned] number.
“I cannot explain to you why people would think it was a million people. It wasn’t a million people. Check the veracity of that claim. It was one news source.
“I think we do a really good job understanding what people are doing on the system. That applies to intellectual property (piracy) and how we treat the community in terms of harassment. We are committed to making it better and better.”
The original source of the large number was InformationWeek, which reported that up to one million consoles could have been banned globally, but it does not cite where it received those numbers.
More through the link.
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 | 17:43 GMT
Did you see that date? Our eyes weren’t playing tricks on us back in October after all now, were they?
Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten, has confirmed to FastCompany that the dashboard update which includes Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM will go live on Tuesday, November 17, which means come next week – you’ll be able to convert Facebook friends to Xbox Live contacts.
“We look at things like Facebook and Twitter as amazing social experiences, but also entertainment,” said Whitten. “We didn’t want to copy and paste from the PC.
“It’s going to be great for current users, but it’s also great for new users who can see who is on Facebook and get their first 30 friends on Live.”
The date is pretty fitting since it’s a MASSIVE day in game releases: Assassin’s Creed II, Left 4 Dead 2, God War War Collection, AssCreed DS & PSP Bundle, LBP PSP, The Sims 3 expansion World Adventures, RE: Darkside Chronicles, Toy Hawk: RIDE, Lego Indy 2, etc.
Maybe November 17 should be declared an international gaming holiday, because you know nobody will go into work that day.
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 | 11:43 BST
Epic’s Shadow Complex is going to be big for Xbox Live, service boss Marc Whitten told GI at E3. Bigger than big. The biggest in world history.
“Shadow Complex will be one of the biggest games ever,” he said.
“I don’t mean biggest in size, but biggest in terms of quality, depth, story, that we’ve ever seen.”
The game, announced during Microsoft’s E3 press conference last week, isn’t the only jewel in Live crown this summer, Whitten was quick to add.
“Marvel Vs Capcom is another one a lot of people have been asking about,” he said. “So I’m actually really excited about that line-up.”
Full interview through there.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 14:58 BST
Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten has told CVG at E3 that Xbox 360 has many years left due to software innovations like Xbox Live features Games on Demand, Zune Video and Facebook.
“I think we should continue to see how far we can evolve the experience just through software,” he said. “I think you can also see with Project Natal that there are things you can do to add to that experience.”
“Frankly regardless of when, if and how we see the next hardware platform, this one will have legs for years and years to come. We will be able to do so much with what we have with the Xbox 360 – sitting in everyone’s living room, everybody connected together.
“The magic is really that 20 million people are connected to each other and they’re enjoying this contented together in the living room. That’s the part that really brings these things together,” he added.
“It’s fun and easy to think of the experiences that are going to make that sync.”
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 | 13:31 BST
Speaking in this Next-Gen interview, Marc Whitten, general manager of Xbox Live, has revealed that XBLA titles that have been out for more than six months, have a Metacritic score of less than 65 percent, and have a conversion rate of less than 6 percent will be eligible for delisting.
Microsoft will apparently give three months of notice before these titles are removed.
More through the link, including details on upcoming DRM changes to Live content and final confirmation that there won’t be a spring 360 dashboard update this year.