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  • Microsoft Handheld news: Delicious or Cheap Advertising?

    Posted on March 20th, 2006 Finster No comments

    This guy named Dean Takahashi, who is releasing some book or something, has announced that Microsoft will be building a handheld Gameboy\PSP\iPod conglomera-tron that will play games, music, and video.

    Rumors about this have been going around for quite a while, now, but this is the first time that there has been a “real” source. Of course, I use the term “real” loosely, here.

    It would seem that Dean Takahashi’s book about the Xbox 360 will be coming out in a few months. And I’m sure having his name attached to the first real evidence of a Microsoft handheld will serve him and his projected book sales well. I guess his book is about the Xbox 360 and that in his book, said console may or may not have its cloaking device deactivated. Perhaps the Romulans have become unruly.

    I was going to post a link to his book, but I have decided not to. I don’t look favorably upon marketing stunts (with the exception of I Love Bees) and Dean Takahashi can take his shenanigans somewhere else, no matter how true they may be. On the other hand, this could be an attempt by someone who has been inside the gleaming walls of Microsoft’s inner sanctum and come back with juicy insights into the so-called “Future Of Gaming”.

    Okay fine, here’s Dean Takahashi’s book titled, The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Next-Generation Video Game Console. Can we maybe go with a shorter title, Dean?

    I wonder if Dean Takahashi signed an NDA? Heh, I can’t imagine that he did, as that would be really stupid to sign an NDA and then start spouting off like this.

    Oh, and supposedly J “Puffy” Allard will be heading up MS’s handheld team. Heh. Can’t wait to see how he dresses for the premiere.

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