May 21, 2013 - 12:21 PM - by dascrow
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May 23, 2013 - 3:37 PM - by wicked
May 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM - by dascrow
Microsoft is working on some important features for Windows Phone that could help it become more than an also-ran. Microsoft senior marketing manager Greg Sullivan tells PCMag that his company is working on a project with the goal of producing “an increased seamlessness and integration across” both Windows Phone and the Xbox One.
Continue Reading @ BGR.com
May 23, 2013 - 2:48 PM - by dascrow
Microsoft has confirmed and outlined it details of its plans for pre-owned games played on the new Xbox One. So here is how it works: first when you purchase a game you will be given a unique code linked to Xbox Live. The code can only be used once and is verified online. Other users wanting to play the game will then have to buy the right to the play the game, which cost full price of the game.
Continue Reading @ latintimes.com
May 23, 2013 - 2:23 PM - by Maura
If you’re one of those people who’s feeling a little undecided about whether or not to invest in a next gen console, then this news story on MCV UK today should help make up your mind for you pretty quickly! According to Rajat Taneja, EA’s executive VP and CTO, both the Xbox One and the PS4 are way ahead of not just the current gen of consoles, but even of a top-of-the-range PC.
And that’s not just excitable hyperbole Taneja is spouting there, he actually has the stats to back up his claims, saying that EA’s video and audio benchmarks alone for the new consoles are “8-10 times superior to the current gen.”
“Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have adopted electronics and an integrated systems-on-a-chip architecture that unleashes magnitudes more compute and graphics power than the current generation of consoles,” wrote Taneja on his LinkedIn profile, adding that “these architectures are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market.”
MCV UK is not convinced by this, however, saying that Taneja’s claim is “at worst an outright lie.” This may, or may not, be the case, but Taneja’s outright enthusiasm for the next gen of consoles is certainly refreshing, and he goes so far as to say we are about to experience “a significant inflection point in the history of our industry. One that is as profound as the introduction of smartphones or Facebook to the market.”
Source: EA: Xbox One and PS4 "are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market" | Games industry news | MCV
May 23, 2013 - 9:39 AM - by dgstorm
The folks at Rev3Games got an in-depth chat with Matt Booty, the General Manager of Redmond Games Studios at Microsoft. He addressed several of the current issues/complaints/questions regarding the new Xbox One. Here's the description of the video from Rev3Games.
So basically, here's the gist of what we know regarding a few key issues with the new Xbox One:
Before we left the Xbox campus at Microsoft, Adam Sessler got a chance to chat with Matt Booty, the General Manager of Redmond Games Studios to discuss the Xbox One -- and the public's reaction to it. Hear what he has to say about the DRM and used games situation, how the console connects to the internet, and why we didn't see a ton of games today.
- Your game installs will be tied directly to your profile, not your specific Xbox One HDD. This means you can go to your friend's house and login to your profile and play your games there.
- The Xbox One's "Always On" feature is basically just a low power state that can be activated via the voice-command, "Xbox On." It's like a PC that is in sleep or suspend mode but it can be awakened with a voice command.
- The Xbox One will definitely be "Always Online" as well, if you want to take advantage of all the connectivity features which the internet brings. Microsoft wants to shift the focus away from how scary that might potentially be, and instead focus on all the amazing benefits it brings. No further details were provided about a possible way to turn off that connection.
- The Xbox One will have all the features demoed available (in some form) at the time of launch.
- The new Xbox One is designed from the ground up to bridge the gap between the family of Microsoft products, like Windows Phones and Surface tablets to create a digital convergence.
- It is also designed to bring together a host of different forms of entertainment, (like games, movies, music, TV and more), to expand this convergence.
- The Live TV functionality will require your cable or satellite providers box. The Xbox One will simply be an overlay that connects with that device and offers additional functionality (assuming your provider allows for that functionality).
- Microsoft is very committed to new Halo content, including the new exclusive Halo TV Series.
- Microsoft doesn't want to alienate gamers by focusing additionally on other content. Their intention is to bring everything together. Gamers are just as important to them as they always have been, they just want to offer even more to everyone, but games are still the core facet of the Xbox One.
Interestingly, this video was actually recorded on the day of the launch, but it didn't get wide coverage. We wanted to share it because it seems to answer quite a few... [Read More]
May 23, 2013 - 7:44 AM - by dascrow
With the new Xbox console finally unveiled, we can finally do a proper comparison with the PlayStation 4 and Wii U. Hardware-wise, the Xbox One is almost on par with the Sony in most departments, except for its supposed graphics-processing power. While Microsoft has been tight-lipped about the GPU performance, it is widely rumored to be around 1.2TFLOPS. Meanwhile, the PS4 can theoretically churn out 1.84TFLOPS.
Continue Reading @ cnet.com
May 22, 2013 - 12:01 PM - by Maura
Square Enix has joined the fray of third-party publishers announcing their new games for Xbox One, revealing today that Eidos-Montreal’s Thief is currently in development for Microsoft’s new console, as well as releasing an official screenshot from the Xbox One version of the game.
Eidos-Montreal is the award-winning studio responsible for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and they and Square Enix will be revealing more about the game at the Square Enix booth (South Hall, #1647) at E3 in a couple of weeks. Thief, which will be available in 2014, is the fourth instalment in the classic franchise, where players take on the role of Garrett, the master thief (that’s master thief, not master chief!). I’m sure many of us will have fond memories of playing one of the previous incarnations!
“The team at Eidos-Montreal is thrilled to confirm that THIEF is coming to Xbox One. The next generation of home consoles allow us to create the best and the most immersive THIEF game ever. The feedback we have received so far is simply amazing and we can’t wait to show more of THIEF at E3 this year” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos-Montréal.
Source: Square Enix Europe
"We’re handling a precious gemstone with THIEF. Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence - which we have excellent experience of doing at Eidos-Montréal - whilst also introducing THIEF to a brand new, next-generation, audience,” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos-Montréal. “Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, THE master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.”
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