9:44 – Is it weird to want to stop a live blog and walk up and hug a man you don’t know? If Microsoft can actually pull this off, QuicklyBored might have to change its name to “AlwaysHappy.”
9:46 – He’s showing what full integration means: for an Xbox 360 racing game, he can tune-up and upgrade a car from his mobile, use his pc to create new skins, upload it all to the LA server, and then play it on his 360. He’s really using the best of each platform to make create an “always on” gaming experience.
9:50 – Chris is saying he’s excited about casual games and the mobile games industry (I believe him). Microsoft wants to solve the problems of the mobile games industry and connect gamers across communities through LA.
Do you have to be a traditional developer to get on Live Anywhere?
No. Xbox Live Arcade is the Sundance of gaming and Live Anywhere will reflect that.
When will the gamer card be opened up beyond Xbox users?
When Vista launches, non-Xbox gamers will be able to get their own gamer cards.
Who’s going to be the top dog community of all these communities that you’re connecting?
We’re going to coexist. As a custodian of the community, it has to be like that or it doesn’t work.
Do you have to pay on top of your 360 service to do this stuff on your mobile phone. Will I have to pay to use both 360 Live and Live Anywhere?
Right now we don’t have an answer for you. This is more of a vision presentation than a product announcement.
This article was written by QuicklyBored contributors.