A new competitor in the gaming world
Roy Choi on a new gaming system that welcomes hackers
- Duration 6:29
- Date Jul 12, 2012
Roy Choi on a new gaming system that welcomes hackers
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-- Choi is going to be telling us about some other exciting things happening.
We didn't technology and the gaming community I know most people could spend all day talking and actually playing these games right what's your personal favorite right now by the way.
So this week who he had just announced a kick starter project and this console starts at less than a hundred dollars.
And it goes on the android platform operating system.
And the phenomenal thing is they're taking the original.
The TV two video game concept and bringing what.
Mobile games have done to indie developers and bringing them to your living room.
And it's -- substantial success story for crowd sourcing because.
Web sites like kick starter.
They've they've been able to raise their funding goal within eight -- time and they've got 28 more days left.
And they've already exceeded four million dollars in terms raising revenue to jump start this project.
They're embracing hackers which Xbox and PlayStation have long.
Kept out of the market.
There'll they're allowing them to enhance.
The gaming console and build games on -- It's it's by far.
The most involving -- of all the operating systems for the gaming world.
And it's really exciting to see because you don't know -- the possibilities will take you because.
You know any kid -- in a garage can essentially build a game and go from there where today.
You have to go through a publisher and -- and in the types of games you want to build.
And the types of games that people want to see so it's going directly to the consumer and that's a really exciting.
-- it's so funny that you say that about kids in their garage because I recently spoke to a group of teens and tween is about career -- in the future.
And I asked a couple of the kids what do you wanna be when you -- -- do you know yet and it young man who has maybe nine or ten years old said.
Video game -- And they're actually are now a days a lot of careers that you can do it video gaming but is or other technique news that people should be following.
Especially on the job front to see the trends.
What we learned this week for example.
Of new areas where people might be able to get involved -- show interest.
And video games we've got the developers.
In Amazon were looking out there are also getting into these cell phone business.
The rumors are with.
That they're going after you know the Google market they're going after apple IOS and we know that blackberries and a lot of trouble this past -- and and the last few months windows is getting into they gave -- into the into the phone market.
So Amazon is trying to take a stab at it Google has gone after the Amazon Kindle fire in the same price point.
So Amazon is firing back as well with their own version of a phone.
It may be based off of the android system itself but we're excited to see what's coming.
Obviously they have a huge phone -- market on their website.
They've got a a massive media and book market.
And and they can take a big step in the phone industry.
-- watching ram.
Wondering whether or not they're gonna stay in business and then they come along with the Blackberry ten.
What kind of features doesn't have isn't going to capturing new market will help -- the one they have -- mean very little.
Well that's the big questions so rim has delayed Blackberry ten again.
And it is now -- it's -- release in January.
And the world of mobile operating systems mobile operating systems -- to more sales in hardware.
And for Blackberry the last time they came out with an operating system was last August.
And on a cycle of operating systems we see them on a yearly basis or or less.
And if you look at third calendar they're pushing a year and a half.
And it's so it's a little bit daunting for Blackberry a lot of their customers have left and and joined.
Apple IOS or Google's Android.
And windows has gotten into that market as well and they've taken -- -- to go in and fill that void that Blackberry has.
And I T managers and CIO's love windows and Microsoft because of their systems are already built to support those business needs.
So it really is a difficult situation for Blackberry but what we've seen from the Blackberry ten.
-- rumors and the leaks images.
It looks nice it looks great.
And -- and the needs of the business world still rely heavily on Blackberry.
A lot of younger generation.
Users will tend to gravitate towards.
The Apple iPhone or of Google's Android system and it is interest staying.
How Blackberry will embrace that market.
And what do you think.
It's a very tough situation Blackberry is.
Promising to release a -- -- number of handsets so that they can focus more on their core products.
And and and evidence of that is they've shut down seven of their ten factories in Canada or are planning to in the near future.
They -- and all rumors point to.
Licensing the product out to other manufacturers.
So you're looking at Samsung HTC or Nokia making.
Like very branded phones.
And that move that may entice some users who are loyal to Samsung and they're loyal to HTC to jump over to Blackberry phone.
It is kind of a daunting task they've taken a lot of missteps over the past.
Few months and over the past year and well they've been losing a ton of market share and that's -- -- that's -- -- goal of the new CEO.
To gain -- that that lost market share and expand the Blackberry network.
What it is quite daunting.
The certain features that we all miss those of us who are now on the iPhone -- be a tough market to recapture it -- -- nice to meet you thank you so much.
Thank you are.