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Offline Einzo

Xbox One
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:07:45 PM »

Developer: Microsoft
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Media: Blu-ray
Operating System: Xbox OS, Windows custom kernel and a hypervisor
CPU: AMD 8 core APU[2]
Storage Capacity: 500 GB (HDD)
Memory: 8 GB DDR3 (5 GB available to games)
Graphics: AMD Radeon variant (inside of APU)
Sound: 7.1 surround sound
Input: Three USB 3.0 Ports and a HDMI port
Camera: 1080p Kinect camera
Online Services: Xbox Live
Backwards Compatibility: No
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 04:21:22 PM by Einzo »

Offline fooler

Re: Xbox 720?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 01:23:52 AM »
you forgot the kinect 2 that focus more on facial expressions.
it will be sick if goes together with xbox 720.

Offline Einzo

Re: Xbox 720?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 05:34:00 PM »
There have been rumors that the Xbox 720 announcement will be coming in early April. Colin, who spent time at CES with “a number of companies involved in video game development and distribution” also predicted Microsoft's Xbox 360 successor will launch in November 2013. The Xbox 720 may include the next generation of gesture-based controls. According to VGleaks, the Kinect 2.0 device will feature an upgraded 1080p camera, have a larger field of view, improve low-light object detection, and use USB 3.0, which will reduce latency.

The downside: Xbox 720 may require always-on internet and/or block used games.

Offline Einzo

Re: Xbox 720?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 05:14:16 PM »

Rumors about an anti-used game system in the next Xbox, codenamed 'Durango', have been around for some time now. Xbox 'Durango' requires all games to be installed. Blu-ray disc drive only used for distribution. Vgleaks posted a number of screenshots today, reportedly displaying information contained in the Durango Xbox Development Kit (XDK).

"Every Durango console will have a hard drive, although its exact capacity has not been chosen," reads help documentation in the Durango XDK. "It will be large enough, however, to hold a large number of games. All games will be installed on the hard drive. Play from the optical disc will not be supported."

The documentation goes on to state Durango games will be distributed on Blu-ray discs, but the discs are purely used as a means to install data, and will not be read during gameplay. The Durango will feature "Always On, Always Connected" online connectivity. There is a possibility of Microsoft requiring users to be online in order to play games on the new Xbox.

More detailed info on Durango @ http://www.vgleaks.com/durango-xdk
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 05:18:06 PM by Einzo »

Offline Einzo

Re: Xbox One
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 04:27:08 PM »
Here’s an explanation from a company staff on how the console and its games will work.

A few highlights:

Games will not work if the console has not been connected to the internet in the last 24 hours.

“With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.”

So bad luck if your internet gets cut - after a day, you can’t even entertain yourself with your Xbox games.

You can’t sell your second-hand games to any store that might want to buy them from you.

“Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers.  Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.”

Not only will games only be able to be sold to “participating retailers” - those retailers will only be able to buy games if the publisher has “enabled” them to be bought and sold second hand. And as Microsoft says, those publishers “may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers” that will regulate the conditions of such sales on a game-by-game basis.

You can’t just pass games around among your friends.

“Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.”

Again, game discs can’t just be handed around - first the publisher needs to “enable” the game to be given to a friend. And even then it can only change hands once. “Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners,” Microsoft says.

All these terms are a big change from what has come before, and Microsoft seems to be aware that consumers might have something to say about the new deal:

“As we move into this new generation of games and entertainment, from time to time, Microsoft may change its policies, terms, products and services to reflect modifications and improvements to our services, feedback from customers and our business partners or changes in our business priorities and business models or for other reasons. We may also cease to offer certain services or products for similar reasons.

In the months ahead, we will continue to listen to your feedback as we meet with our partners in the ecosystem to bring additional detail about our policies.”