First Ring Daily 580: Making Peace with Xbox, Spotify and Earth

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 3 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Spotify is making a big move, Microsoft demos xCloud, and we try not to offend any countries.

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3 responses to “First Ring Daily 580: Making Peace with Xbox, Spotify and Earth”

  1. jdmp10

    The future of gaming is definitely going to be interesting to say the least. If what we know today about what is working as a medium for gaming then the Nintendo Switch format has it mostly right from the 3 major brands. A console that can be mobile and stationery and connected to a TV is the way forward. The evolution to that format of course would be what Microsoft and possibly Sony has in the works where you would stream the games to your phone versus having the games loaded on the device locally as it is currently with the Switch. The problem with this xCloud demo in its format is that it's being shown off with an Xbox controller and some makeshift phone holder/adapter which is nowhere near as convenient a solution as the Switch and it's Joycons arrangement. Also personally I would rather have a dedicated device to do my gaming on when I'm on the go versus using my phone and whatever drain gaming on it on this high level will have on battery life. Let's not also forget why some of these gaming phones of late exist, your phone handles a million different things in the background between services syncing, receiving phone calls, emails, etc. and no one enjoys being interrupted by a notification when they are gaming, another reason why a dedicated device makes more sense.

  2. Brumfondl

    As a New Zealander, I fully support this and yesterday's episodes :D

  3. crfonseca

    Yeah, there's a reason the job title is "European Commissioner for Competition", and its "armed" branch in the Directorate-General for Competition, and their first mandate is to "enforce EU competition rules to make EU markets work better, by ensuring that all companies compete equally and fairly on their merits" -- literally, this is what the first paragraph of text in the DGC site says.


    It's no coincidence Spotify's CEO writes this: "First, apps should be able to compete fairly on the merits", it's almost like he simply copied the the text from DGC's site.


    And it worked for Opera, remember the "Browser Ballot" thing?