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XBL survey fuels rumors

The other day a select few Xbox Live users were contacted by Microsoft for a little survey fun. And yes I agree with you, normally surveys are yawn inducing, but this survey was extra special as it revealed new products and ideas Microsoft has been planning. Xbox Live users were asked their opinion on various new products including an arcade joystick, a mini keyboard that connects to your controller, a premium black controller, a web browser, and a rundown of various pricing options for new content and media. I know I'd love to get my hands on that sexy black controller, but which of these new products would you like to see hit retail?

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1. LOL....


I took at look at my email a few days ago and saw this survey and decided, "Fuck that, Im not giving them free marketing tips without me benefitting what so ever" and quickly deleted it. Guess I should have taken it

Posted at 2:39AM on Nov 9th 2006 by wako

2. I would like a smallish wireless keyboard with a track point (like IBM and Toshiba laptops) and a web browser. I'd also like them to develop a good tilt controller game and package it with a small tilt sensor that plugs into the controller. I'd also like support for more external devices other than iPods and generic external drives.

Posted at 4:07AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Brian

3. black controller would be the essence of sweetness - don't care about the rest except for the 3.99 movie rental. I'd rather the movie be HD quality though.

Posted at 4:15AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Rajun50

4. Considering that the wireless headset is $60, I'd pass on the pager-size keyboard even though it was revealed more than a year ago in a Powerpoint presentation abroad. I see no reason why they should support a standalone KB and mouse to go with that web browser.

Posted at 5:57AM on Nov 9th 2006 by GhostDoggy

5. The black controller sure spikes my interest.

I think all those features, in some way or another, should be integrated. Especially the Music/video store type thing. The arcade stick especially, that's been something many Live Arcade fans, like me, have been asking for for such a long time.

Posted at 7:41AM on Nov 9th 2006 by ECUnlimited

6. i definetly want to see that blck controler hit the market, but i want to have a web browser added to the market

Posted at 8:07AM on Nov 9th 2006 by RentedThomas

7. I'd get the premium controller if it came in white. Why destroy the beautiful symmetry that is white controllers/white console.

Posted at 8:28AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Boris Shubinsky

8. All of the above please!

Posted at 8:30AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Eric Hendrix

9. Some people mightbe missing the big picture here also.... Microsoft listens to its customers. They heard people complain about the d pad for arcade games and thats why it is int he works most likely. When the first xbox came out and the controller was ugly and enormous they changed it pretty quick. I dont see too many other video game companies listening to their fanbase as much as ms does.

Posted at 8:36AM on Nov 9th 2006 by monkeyass

10. um seriously ..... this blog is going down hill.

this has been on the front page of www.xbox-scene.com for 2 days now....

360 fanboy new tagline... "all the news that is news....3 days late!"

and xbox scene got it from xboxic.com

http://www.xboxic.com/news/1949


Posted at 8:38AM on Nov 9th 2006 by shmoe

11. Logitech made a USB keyboard for the PS2. Gamestop stores have slapped a "Works on Xbox 360" sticker on it. It costs $9.99, and it's about the size of a laptop keyboard. I picked one up. Yeah, it's got a cord, but for $10, it wasn't a huge dent in the wallet. Plus, it sure is easy entering those 25 digit codes from MS points and Live memberships!

Posted at 8:52AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Deezul

12. The mini keyboard for the controller has been in existence for at least two years... Vanguard: Saga of Heroes was being publshed by MGS fir most of its life and they worked extensvely with the Microsoft team. During one demo they were using a 360 controller on a PC with a mini keyboard that plugged in at the south end (for lack of a better term). The people who saw the demo compared it to having a Blackberry sitting there between your thumbs. Brad McQuaid of Sigil Games was quoted in mid-2004 with this reference to the TID attachment for the 360 controller: "You can actually already play the game from a controller with a TID on it and it does NOT dumb down the game or the interface or any aspect of the game at all"

Posted at 9:01AM on Nov 9th 2006 by MikeB

13. I would definately love a web browser because i dont have a computer near my 360. If there was a web browser i would definately buy a keyboard for it. Id say screw the black controller if its the same as the whites ones. everything else isn't worth commenting on at this point.

Posted at 9:35AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Jon erdahl

14. In theory I'd like a better d-pad but I don't know why I should pay Microsoft because they made the worst d-pad ever.

Posted at 10:04AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Ninegauger

15. I want to pass on the browser. That is all I need is Sony Fanboys creating viruses that only affect the 360. The red rings of death are enough. Had another friend lose his last night when putting in GOW for the time, OUCH. I would like to see option though. I dont like FPS games on the pc but I have a lot of friends that do like them. Might sell more units.

Posted at 10:29AM on Nov 9th 2006 by Concerned Gamer

16. How about paying $20-$30 a month to download\rent any movie I want in SD or HD? Bye bye Netflix payment and reliance on the US postal service. Though it'll then be reliant on the wonderful support of my Cox cable as my ISP. Hmm...

Posted at 10:31AM on Nov 9th 2006 by cannedsoda

17. A joystick is seriously needed for some XBLA games, and I'd pick one up in a second

Web browsing seems inevitable. And it would be a convenience. I'm not sure I'd replace web browsing on a PC over the 360, but it would be great to read Xbox 360 Fanboy from my console.

Posted at 10:53AM on Nov 9th 2006 by xfan

18. Hey Shmoe, maybe some of us don't read other blogsites okay? So seeing it a few days later than not seeing it at all is fine with me. Stop complaining about how joystiq is late and just move on to the next blog post so you can complain.

Posted at 12:44PM on Nov 9th 2006 by J korn

19. ... checks the entire list, adds a 250 gb hdd to the list and buyys 2 black controllers hell yea

Posted at 1:43PM on Nov 9th 2006 by mgs0lid

20. Ooh, keyboard would be nice, as would a wireless arcade style joystick like the DOA one. A web browser would definitely require a keyboard otherwise it's going to be a nightmare.

Controllers in different colors would be nice, but d-pad operation should be good as standard, not some sort of luxury item. They really need to get a good d-pad solution going. I wonder if it's possible to transplant a Nintendo one into the 360 controller with a Dremmel, some duct tape and a bit of luck?

Posted at 2:24PM on Nov 9th 2006 by King Keepo

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