Microsoft has seen the
hand-scrawled cliche on the wall, and has decided to make their next operating system work with tablets as well as desktops. Their goal is to give users the ability to buy a program once, and run it on whichever hardware they happen to find themselves logged into. If I understand this correctly, this means that I’ll be able to buy a copy of (say) Arkham City, install it onto my tablet, and- assuming that tablet has an HDMI port and a USB port- plug into my TV and play the game with a controller. Assuming I’m right, where does a dedicated gaming machine like the Xbox fit in? And what does Sony do to compete?