Those of you who have yet to be infected with the Live by Microsoft, Die by Microsoft virus may soon succumb to it. Microsoft is now breaking into the TV show/mini-movie industry, albeit without any idea of what they’re actually going to do. Either way, this is an unbelievable accomplishment and, further, a declaration of war!
All right, I admit that I believe that the growing trend of non-gaming related apps, in the video-gaming market place, is damaging the game industry akin to how one gets damaged by being stricken with the Bubonic plague in full bloom; barring my own opinion, however, according to GAOOM and posted on N4G, Microsoft is fully committed to the implementation of “original TV programming.” Of course, Microsoft is struggling with how to implement the service stating that, in their defense, they have a very different business model than their competition—citing Amazon and Netflix; they are also attempting to determine what kinds of shows would appeal to the mass market. Microsoft would never say it that way, of course, but I’m calling a spade a spade; my main hope is, at this point, that it doesn’t end up like G4… I miss Portal the most.