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Xbox Live Gets Cloud Storage, 360 Gaming on the Go

It seems Microsoft was so pumped about all of their Kinect announcements yesterday that they forgot to tell the gaming world that there will be cloud storage for Xbox Live.  Essentially, gamers will no longer need to store their profiles, and/or game saves on a memory card when they’re on the go.  Instead of having to recover your profile at a friend’s house you can now pull it down from the cloud.  I haven’t seen if this service will cost anything extra, or if it’ll be part of the $60 yearly Live fee, but I love the idea.  Whenever I travel I always hate having to move my profile and games to a memory card, so the Xbox Live cloud is right up my alley.  Cloud functionality will be available this Fall on a Xbox 360 console near you.  Check the official announcement out below.  You’ve been living in the clouds, so now you can game in them…

Xbox’s Marc Whitten on Xbox Live Cloud Storage

“We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox Live account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile, including items such as Microsoft Points to make purchases, Achievements and friends. Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox Live gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your ‘game saves’ securely in the Xbox Live cloud instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive.”

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.