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A Look at SkyDrive’s Launch on Xbox 360

Posted on December 11, 2012 AT 01:34pm

Today, Microsoft brought their SkyDrive cloud syncing service to the Xbox 360—what does it do, and what should it do?

For those unfamiliar with the service, SkyDrive is Microsoft’s version of Dropbox—as in, a tool where you can sync folders and content on one or more devices via the mystical “cloud”. So, if you’ve got a file on one computer, and put it in a folder shared via SkyDrive, it’ll show up on all of your other devices also running SkyDrive.

For its introduction to the Xbox 360, you’ll now be able to view images and play (supported) videos from your SkyDrive directly on the console—as seen in the video below.

That’s interesting, but I wonder what else could be done with bringing SkyDrive to the Xbox 360. I don’t care for the way Microsoft handles cloud saves for game saves, but they’d never, ever allow that to be connected to SkyDrive. (Too many chances for hacked save files.)

Anything you can think of that would be interesting to do with SkyDrive on the Xbox 360? Let us know in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got started via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as can realistically be crammed in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk Eric on Twitter: @Eric_EGM. Meet the rest of the crew.

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