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Microsoft acquires Pando (torrent app), next-gen Xbox expected in June

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Microsoft have just bought Pando, for $11million. Pando is basically a torrent app that nobody likes.

The dedicated fans at NeoGaf uncovered this from Calcalist, sadly we’re relying on google translate but here goes:

“Fendo developed a file transfer service between P2P users, and made it the means of distribution based cloud service for games, video and software content giants, while active large file transfer service for consumers and businesses. The purchase was made in part to give Microsoft an advantage in sharing media files for the launch of the new Xbox gaming console is expected in June, and to compete with Sony, who revealed last month its future media console PlayStation 4. “

Calcalist is a business magazine, so they’re not likely to try churn out rumours just for fan boy hits.

The article then went on to say

“More than 30 million users have installed the software Fendo File Transfer, which allows sending free files size up to 1 GB – SATA. The clients of Fendo one of American television network NBC Universal, which uses its own technology to deliver HD TV PC.

In recent years the gaming industry has become the biggest client of Fendo, thanks to technology that allows distribution of games with a volume of installation files over 1 GB – SATA. Its customers include Nexon, Riot Games, Turbine, Gala-Net and LevelUp.”

This is getting interesting, what do you think of a launch in June? Too soon?

http://www.pixelenemy.com/microsoft-acquires-pando-next-gen-xbox-expected-in-june/



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Lol terribkle move if true... so I don't think it's true



June Launch would be AWESOME for MS. It would literally shock everyone because it's expected Holidays.



dsgrue3 said:
June Launch would be AWESOME for MS. It would literally shock everyone because it's expected Holidays.

Still not a good time to launch a console...I think. And I don't see how this is possible unless they've managed to hide everything for so long even though it's almost ready.



pezus said:
dsgrue3 said:
June Launch would be AWESOME for MS. It would literally shock everyone because it's expected Holidays.

Still not a good time to launch a console...I think. And I don't see how this is possible unless they've managed to hide everything for so long even though it's almost ready.

Why is it a bad time? I mean it's summer, the kids will have nothing to do but watch tv and play outside. And it's a jump on Sony.



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Interesting to say the least. Pando was stealth installed onto every computer that plays League of Legends a while back, and it annoyed a lot of people.Apparently it caused some lag during game play as it would transfer data while people were playing.

June release would be fucking awesome, though.



dsgrue3 said:
pezus said:
dsgrue3 said:
June Launch would be AWESOME for MS. It would literally shock everyone because it's expected Holidays.

Still not a good time to launch a console...I think. And I don't see how this is possible unless they've managed to hide everything for so long even though it's almost ready.

Why is it a bad time? I mean it's summer, the kids will have nothing to do but watch tv and play outside. And it's a jump on Sony.

Consoles sell horribly in the summer so even if it would get good first month sales, I could see them going to WiiU's level quicker than WiiU did (because there's no holiday season to keep the momentum going). Then, by the time the holidays roll around, Sony will launch the next big thing and there's a risk of it stealing the attention from 720...if this is true. 

Plus, you need to build up a bit of hype before launching a console. A month or two would be too short.



What good would a torrent app be on the next-gen Xbox? We know they won't allow pirating(99% of what torrents are used for) so then.....getting rid of XBL servers for downloads? It would definitely save them tons of money on server costs.



Deleted that software off my laptop soon after I installed league of legends. Noticed some immediate improvements in lag shortly thereafter.

As for a June launch date, it would give consumers very little notice. We're mid-way through March. If they announce the console in April and launch in June it gives them 2 months to get the word out there and start the advertising rolling. I don't see it happening, but it could give them an edge and help them steal some of Sony's thunder.



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Considering that Sony and Microsoft appear to be two of the leakiest companies on the planet, it seems a little strange that if they were going to launch in three months and there was no knowledge of it or leaks all over the place.

Honestly, this feels like a bad rumour, despite the source. Just because they're a business magazine doesn't mean they can't get something wrong or end up getting information from some random source that doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.