The surprise announcement no one saw coming was Microsoft's plan to develop an Xbox 360 version of the DVD game Scene It. Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action comes bundled with big button controllers that look awfully similar to the remotes in Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Buzz quiz series.
Scene it succeeded because all you needed was a DVD player and you were ready to go. It was good cheap fun. Meanwhile Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action requires the purchase of an Xbox 360 to play it. Hmm… with big button controllers tempt casual gamers to splurge on a 360 plus the game? Somehow I don’t think this plan is going to reel in casual gamers by the dozens.