QUOTE(Replex @ Dec 25 2005, 05:53 PM)
I would personally be very interested in the ability to develop games for the 360.
Only thing is MS should REQUIRE source code for apps people might want to have signed.
I can see something happening where MS allows us to develop them and burn them to CD, however they need a way to manage it. They can make it so it will only work with 1 gamertag somehow, they are MS, they will find a way.
The really big thing this would open though, is emulator ports.. Imagine if someone made a SNES emulator with all of the SNES games on a DVD.. illegal, but it would probably happen.
I believe MS *does* require source code for apps people might want to have signed. There's just something that doesn't bode well about signing strange binaries and making them run. Because the flash is writable, a person could "brick" a 360 with the right code. And that would suck. And without the source, MS would just sign it blindly and let people run it?
I'll agree that MS has made some major security mistakes in the past. However, they made their money through a series of rational, inteligent moves. They didn't make their money by being retarded.