Microsoft Job Posting Suggests Move to Web, Console and Mobile

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245w ago - According to Arstechnica (linked above), a new job posting suggests that Microsoft is looking to create a gaming platform that goes beyond just the Xbox 360 to the Web, console and mobile devices.

The job posting from August 10, 2009 states Microsoft is looking for a LIVE Community Director in the Entertainment & Devices Division.

This suggests that Microsoft is looking to bring the Xbox Live, Windows Mobile, and other similar properties closer together. More specifically, there's talk of a "casual and social gaming platform" that would be available via more than just one device.

To quote: The LIVE Engagement Team is looking for a LIVE Community Director to manage its LIVE community strategy and execution across a range of properties, from Xbox LIVE to Windows Mobile.

This senior position will play a vital role in the community space as the LIVE Engagement team builds and program's Microsoft's next-generation, LIVE-enabled casual and social gaming platform across the Web, the console, mobile and beyond.
 

Video: Gran Turismo Mobile PSP Gameplay from E3 2009

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255w ago - Since GT PSP was announced yesterday, we haven€t really gotten a good look at what this big, little game actually plays like.

Sure, the first screenshots are impressive - but to see it running at a full 60fps is a completely different story...

Although the driving skills (as usual) leave something to be desired, you€ve not seen Trial Mountain look this good since Gran Turismo 4.

Check out the video below, courtesy of Gamekyo via YouTube. Cheers!




 

Top-secret Windows Mobile 6.5 Prototype Stolen in Barcelona

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270w ago - Here€s the risk you take holding the cellphone industry€s annual gathering in Barcelona, a city famous for its world class pickpockets.

Only hours after Microsoft announced the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 €" the software giant€s answer to Apple€s iPhone and Google€s Android €" a prototype phone loaded with a top-secret copy of the new software was lifted from an executive€s pocket, the London Telegraph reported Thursday.

Microsoft was €in a panic,€ according to this report, fearing industrial espionage.

The phone had reportedly been loaned to the CEO of Telstra, the Australian telecommunications giant, to test before launch. He, in turn, handed it to an unnamed executive, who was apparently pickpocketed that evening. According to the Telegraph:

€A spokesman for the Australian company confirmed the theft had happened. €One of our product executives was given the phone to test the system. He had it with him at an organised evening event and it was stolen from him €" we don€t know by whom.€€

Microsoft declined to comment on the report.

Barcelona€s professional pickpockets often travel...
 

Metal Gear Solid Mobile Sneaks Out on N-Gage

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279w ago - Showing what a master spy he is, Solid Snake €" protagonist of stealth-'em-up Metal Gear Solid Mobile €" sneaked out onto the N-Gage showroom yesterday evening when we were least prepared for it.

While the majority of the (almost) ever-vigilant Pocket Gamer staff were drinking themselves into a stupor at the PG chrimbo bash, Konami made its move.

"Metal Gear Solid Mobile features dramatic 3D art displays and camera work that greatly surpasses the quality standard of today's mobile games. Players will face the extreme tension of solitary infiltration in this version of the tactical espionage action game." Said a spokesman, just prior to snapping our neck and scrambling back into the shadows.

Metal Gear Solid Mobile is set between Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, which were released on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 respectively. The series eschews the usual run-and-gun gameplay in favour of a more considered, stealthy approach.

To complement the release, official website N-Gage.com has posted a handy who's who guide so that new players can keep track of what on earth is going in Konami's latest opus.

For those who haven't played a Metal Gear Solid game before, each title features a labyrinthine plot that's equal parts 24 and Eastenders....
 

Video: First Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Gameplay

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294w ago - Namco Bandai has released the first video of Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam for the PSP, and has also announced that the game will be available on November 20th in Japan.

The first video is available below, and comes courtesy of Gamekyo.

Enjoy!



 











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