Microsoft launched the Xbox Video Chat services in Japan this time a year ago, leading up to the launch with fantastic television advertising.
‘Habitat’, the futuristic XBox Video Chat television ad, starts with a sweeping shot over Tokyo, focusing on the grass topped apartments. A green flying insect takes us into a close up of one apartment top, moving us to to circles, squares, cables, speakers and a smartly dressed young man in sunglasses holding a web cam.
All those features, the presence of ads, more than 30 add-on apps, and a half dozen different “stores” where you get your latest stickers and selfie tricks, makes LINE tough to navigate at times. It can only accommodate four people at the moment, but it’s easy to connect across devices and platforms, and you can arrange your chat windows into a variety of alignments.
By tapping the top of your i OS or Android screen, you can cycle through a range of chat window setups, be it horizontal or vertical, each particular caller’s place on the grid.
Our insect flies over more buildings and down to the beach where sunbathers join in the video chat. Click on the image below to play the video in You Tube The XBox Video Chat TV Ad was developed at Los Angeles-based production and animation company Logan, under the leadership of executive producer Kevin Shapiro.
The camera pulls back to show us that the beach is on the top of another apartment. Music was developed by Chris Heidman at Brahmstedt White Noise.
Xbox Live Video Chat lets up to five people chat via web cam over Xbox Live.
The package includes a camera, a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live, an Xbox Live Voice Communicator, Video Chat Disk with software needed to make it all work, and an Xbox Live Starter Kit Disk.
Chatting face-to-face live as a group is perfect for those spontaneous moments when text just isn’t enough… It’s the best way to share the news you just got a job (or into college), have your kids wish grandma a happy birthday, tell a funny story to the people you love or just see your friends live while wearing fun 3D masks (i OS only for now — Android coming soon) to an everyday conversation.
Cheaper than a plane ticket to Japan, and almost as much fun!
click here to convert prices to your currency: Lessons can cover the same topics as private or small group lessons at Genki JACS itself.
It contains text and media chat, multimedia timelines, celebrity and brand interaction, disappearing photographic posts, stickers and image filters, chat rooms, animated masks, social games, and of course, video chat.
It’s available across i OS, Android, and PC, and it is all safely encrypted.