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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

XBOX ONE is unleashed into the world by Microsoft
Posted by GaryOPA | May 21 14:22 EST | News Category: Xbox_Xbox360
 
The ALL-IN-ONE system for controlling and watching everything

Not just your average 'gaming console', this is not Xbox 720, it is the all new XBOX ONE, the one and only system you will ever need, from gaming to watching movies, to even making phone calls!

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Well the day is finally here, Microsoft has spilled the beans on the juicy stuff on their new XBOX, and its not 720, not Loop, not Now, not Fusion, it is ONE that is right they are counting down, because this is your ALL-IN-ONE baby, the only 'box' you will need connected to your TV ever, throw out all those other devices, buy, own, control, watch, game everything with XBOX ONE.

So far the specs are:

* 8GB of RAM
* 8-core CPU
* 500GB HDD
* Blu-ray drive
* USB 3.0
* Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi

And the new Kinect which is always-needed as you control this all-in-one box with your VOICE, like XBOX ON will power on the system, includes a 1080p camera that is so good it can record your 'heartbeat'??

And the OS is combo of 3 things M$ is great at, the Xbox 360 (gaming), Windows 8 (apps/simple), Kinect (voice/control), and finally the XBOX ONE even tho it looks almost the same, they claim it has over 40 different changes, one of them being games can control the triggers, you will feel it more, it might take more strength to push them depending on the game.

Of course EA is major factor as an PARTNER with M$, with them being first on stage after M$ talked about how it will change your lives in watching tv, movies, and even phone calls with its built-in Skype system, and EA claims they have their own new engine designed just for XBOX ONE, with 4 games coming out within the next 12 months.

Forza Motorsports 5 will be a LAUNCH game, and there is alot of talk about how everything is CLOUD based, from saves, to weather, updates, connection with others, almost sadly like the CLOUD is so much needed, you might not be do anything without it there!

Plus another 15 Exclusive Games from Microsoft themselves, with 8 never before seen, with preview of one called QuantumBreak.

TV TV TV, SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIAL, with exclusive drama designed only XBOX ONE, including something based on HALO, basically Microsoft claims your XBOX ONE will re-think TV as we know it, with interactive TV, better story-telling, and true live-action drama.

Finally it launches later this YEAR, but no clues on the price, with final word that E3 will have more info, and Call Of Duty is #1...

I am sorry to say, but my personal thoughts on this, is they better have an XBOX EU plan, as after the one hour, it was all way too much focused on USA, if you don't live like an American, you will not be grabbing an ALL-IN-ONE system called XBOX ONE.

We end this write-up summary, with the most important fact regarding 'GAMES' since there was not much about DRM or other rumors:


Microsoft's Xbox One will use Blu-ray discs for games, but you won't be using them as frequently as you might have with your PlayStation 3. In a statement made to Wired, Microsoft said that all games are installed to the Xbox One's hard drive to play; you won't have to insert the disc to run the game after that initial process. The news confirms earlier information seen by The Verge.

Prior to the Xbox One's official unveiling, rumors had flown for months that Microsoft's latest console would contain a mechanism to block used games. While Microsoft has so far stayed quiet on this particular point, the mandatory installation would seem to suggest that it may well be the case - at least to some extent. Microsoft has said that a fee would be charged for any game disc to be tied to a second Xbox Live account following its initial installation.


News-Source: Microsoft Xbox One: everything you need to know (via) TheVerge







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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

Forgot to add.

ZERO, 100% 360 SUPPORT GONE.

You new XBOX ONE, is 100% new, it will NEVER play 360 games.

There was no 360, forgot it even existed.

This is an all new system...

WIRED has just posted a nice teardown, will get the screenshots up soon.

From the looks of it, there is MORE RAM then they are saying.

4 chips on one side, and 6 chips on the other side of the combo GPU/CPU die.

One super-size cooler.

Official M$ Video:



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hmmm....

It looks pretty ugly? It's a pretty large unit (bigger than the original 360?), and it looks like two smaller units stuck together (which makes it super ugly). A nice sleek black half, and another half all covered in air vents (which i gather is for cooling). Either way its super ugly looking and a bit big.

EDIT: I also don't get why they are pushing so hard for saving games on an external server (aka the cloud). It seems like you won't easily be able to take your video game to a friends, so why the need to remotely access the save?

Saved games take up very little space? At least when they're store locally you can access them if you take the console somewhere without internet access.

Seems weird if they force cloud saves?

Edited by Zod5000, 21 May 2013 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

Live hardware breakdown on Twitch right now: http://www.twitch.tv/xbox

Love these nerds going crazy on the tech. biggrin.gif

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:32 PM

The hardware is impressive, but I'm concerned with the direction that microsoft is going in terms of cloud computing. So 20 years from now, when the service is far from profitable, what will happen to those servers? Microsoft will shut them down of course, just like they did with the original Xbox servers. So what will happen to our games? Will they simply run with lower graphical fidelity when they don't have access to the cloud, or will they stop working entirely? The best games are timeless, and there will always be people who want to play old games. I think Microsoft is being shortsighted.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE(Zod5000 @ May 21 2013, 03:12 PM) View Post

Saved games take up very little space? At least when they're store locally you can access them if you take the console somewhere without internet access.

Seems weird if they force cloud saves?


#1 - The HDD is there for the GAME DISCS themselves, ALL GAMES install 100% from Blu-Ray to HDD, as you play the disc, the whole game at some point soon afterwards is on the HDD, you can store the disc away afterwards so it does not get damaged.

#2 - The gamedisc locks onto your ACCOUNT during initial install.

#3 - Reason for FORCED Cloud Saves, is Point #1 and #2, the GAMEDISC is locked to your ACCOUNT, so you go to a friends house, and insert the disc, log into your LIVE account, and bang you can access your SAVES, DLC, and play disc.

#4 - Sell the DISC to a friend, or LOAN the disc you already used to a friend, he/she has to pay a FEE to unlock it to install it to his box to his account.

#5 - I guess #4 is the same as #5, if you have more then one member of family using the same ALL-IN-ONE box, they all have to pay a surcharge on top of the gamedisc cost to each access it, as it only plays when you login to your account.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:17 PM

Was it really necessary to use "M$"? Is this the year 2001?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE(Kirtaner @ May 21 2013, 06:17 PM) View Post

Was it really necessary to use "M$"? Is this the year 2001?


It still the richest company, infact Bill Gates just made it back to being #1 rich boy, pushing Mr. Carlos back down.

On how the LOCK works, Phill Harrison (ex-Sony man) had this to say:

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Here's how the system works: when you buy an Xbox One game, you'll get a unique code that you enter when you install that game. You'll have to connect to the Internet in order to authorize that code, and the code can only be used once. Once you use it, that game will then be linked to your Xbox Live account. "It sits on your harddrive and you have permission to play that game as long as you’d like," Harrison said.

Other users on the console will be able to play that game as well, Harrison said. So you don't need to buy multiple games per family. "With the built-in parental controls of the system it is shared amog the users of the device," he said.

But what if you want to bring a game disc to a friend's house and play there? You'll have to pay a fee—and not just some sort of activation fee, but the actual price of that game—in order to use a game's code on a friend's account. Think of it like a new game, Harrison says.

"The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One," he said. "They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live."

"They would be paying the same price we paid, or less?" we asked.

"Let’s assume it’s a new game, so the answer is yes, it will be the same price," Harrison said.

But that doesn't mean used games are dead. In fact, Harrison told us, you'll be able to sell your Xbox One games online.

"We will have a solution—we’re not talking about it today—for you to be able to trade your previously-played games online," Harrison said.


On the Fact you have to CLOUD connected, see it not 'always-online' or 'net required, it is CLOUD so its ok:

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"There are many devices in your life that require the Internet to function," he said. "Xbox One is no different in that it requires, at some point in the beginning and at various times through its on state, to connect to our cloud and to our Internet. That is to deliver Xbox Live functionality, that is to deliver download content to you, that is to deliver some of the innovations around TV and entertainment that we showed today. But it doesn’t require it to be online all the time."

So how often does it check your connection? "Depends on the experience," Harrison said.

"For single-player games that don’t require connectivity to Xbox Live, you should be able to play those without interruption should your Internet connection go down. Blu-ray movies and other downloaded entertainment should be accessible when your Internet connection may be interrupted. But the device is fundamentally designed to be expanded and extended by the Internet as many devices are today."

And here's the bombshell:

Kotaku: If I’m playing a single player game, do I have to be online at least once per hour or something like that? Or can I go weeks and weeks?

Harrison: I believe it’s 24 hours.

Kotaku: I’d have to connect online once every day.

Harrison: Correct.

So the system is built to work even if your Internet connection goes down, but you still have to be connected at least once a day to use it, Harrison said.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

The locking games to an account bugs me, but it's similar to Steam, so it's not a huge deal if they allow for cheap game transfers/trading.

As for connecting once per 24 hours: that's a serious issue and will be a deal breaker for many. I'm not a fan of it, but I cannot remember the last time I played without my console connected to the Internet. Even at LAN parties, we've always had Internet available to all of the consoles.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

This is all a joke right? it's turned into a pc so what the hells the point of owning the damn thing? MS can go **** them selfs.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:54 AM

On the fact it is 'crippled' console, remember you have power of the CLOUD to make it better.

It looks like some games will need the CLOUD to do 'calcs' even pull in stream 'graphics' freeing up the weak CPU (remember no speed yet, and its combo chip), to enhance your 'gameplay'...

Other uses of the CLOUD is fake virtual players, in case you have no LIVE friends to matchmaker with in your FPS games.

And so on, and so on. -- Think of it as SIMCITY, XBOX ONE style. -- You can thank EA being exclusive partner for this!!!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:21 AM

I think I will stick to playing games on the iPad mini. Don't have the time to play for long duration plus the wife gets pissed. I'm no longer interested in socal media apps and refuse to use them. I can see this next generation of consoles needing bucket loads of cash ito unlock its potential, one that I no longer have. Might have to move to Colorado and become a medical weed farmer in order to buy and play the xbox one.

Cheers

Edited by scottmuller28, 22 May 2013 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:59 AM

Goodbye X-Box. It was fun while it lasted, but I am done playing with you. When I can no longer CHOOSE to connect you to the internet or remove your webcam, you have no place in my living room. Not being able to borrow a friends game just adds insult to injury. I wonder how many other potential customers realize that the apps running in the background will start with Skype, and lead to ads and commercials during game play. I hope the first 6 months is a flood of next generation red rings.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:36 AM

Also the xbox one design looks shit house deliberately done so you will buy the sleeker slim version 3 years from now. Good work m$.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:29 AM

Pfft..I would rather buy an Atari 2600...




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