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Title: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: nCogNeato on October 05, 2011, 03:01:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBl0TpOzSA

(http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/284466_S/Xbox-720-Ad-Spotted-In-Real-Steel-Trailer.jpg)

Speculate away!
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 05, 2011, 03:04:39 PM
More interested in Capital One to be fair!   ;D
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on October 05, 2011, 04:27:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBl0TpOzSA

(http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/284466_S/Xbox-720-Ad-Spotted-In-Real-Steel-Trailer.jpg)

Speculate away!


I'd call it a lazy Hollywood exec's attempt at getting some attention for a lackluster film. How much lack of creativity would Microsoft be accused of if all they ever did to introduce a new console is slap a 720 after their existing logo? Horrible, really...
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Failed on October 05, 2011, 04:55:26 PM
It's set in the future, i think I/Robot and sh*t like that has similar stuff.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on October 05, 2011, 05:37:49 PM
It's set in the future, i think I/Robot and sh*t like that has similar stuff.

Then the future's gonna suck!

 :-\
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on October 05, 2011, 06:13:22 PM
In the future, ALL people drink Coke. 
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on October 05, 2011, 06:48:20 PM
In the future, ALL people drink Coke. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cPcdQV5SIM
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Failed on October 06, 2011, 08:10:04 AM
Diet Coke
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on January 24, 2012, 11:55:29 PM
Microsoft's Next Console Will Be 6x Faster Than Xbox 360

(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/item/706/7060788/720_012412_cover.jpg)
Was going to drop this in another existing topic, but I figure this one's got actual traction to start its own disussion.

Via [IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/01/24/xbox-720-will-be-six-times-as-powerful-as-current-gen)], [Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/24/report-next-gen-xbox-to-launch-october-november-2013-with-this/)] is reporting that the next Xbox console will make use of technology deriving "from 2011's AMD 6000 series, similar to the Radeon HD 6670, which supports DirectX11, 1080p HD, multi-display output and 3D...."

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2012/01/radeon.jpg)

(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/01/6670_01.jpg)

"Mass production of its GPU will begin at the end of 2012, IGN says, with a full-console launch scheduled in October or November 2013."

Quote
Following initial reports from tech blogs Fudzilla and SemiAccurate, our sources have confirmed that mass production of the system's GPU will indeed begin by the end of 2012 but will not, however, be based on AMD's 7000 series Southern Islands GPU. Instead, the processor will be derived from the 6000 series, which was introduced last year. More specifically, it will be akin to the Radeon HD 6670, which offers support for DirectX11, multidisplay output, 3D and 1080p HD output. The chip currently has a market price of upwards of $79.99.

In real terms, the Xbox 720's raw graphics processing power is expected to be six times that of the Xbox 360 and will yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo's forthcoming console, the Wii U.
 
Developers are likely to receive development kits based on the system's final configuration in August. Projected pricing for the console was not provided.

Who's to say if this is too soon or not, but like anything else, it'll all come down price point and to the software / titles that join the system at launch.

Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Windedprism on January 25, 2012, 04:26:14 AM
It's sounds about right timeline wise, I wonder what they will do with the disc storage format, will they adapt blu ray?. Has it been confirmed as the ''720'' though?
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Failed on January 25, 2012, 06:42:46 AM
i hope not, Blu-Ray sucks.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 25, 2012, 07:11:16 AM
Blu-ray would make more sense purely from a storage stand point but because MS plumped for HD-DVD which failed miserably I don't think they'll lose face and side with Sony on blu-ray, maybe they'll create an exclusive alternative or just stick with dvd, either way, can't wait for some official info on the new xbox.   :)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on January 25, 2012, 10:37:47 AM
It's sounds about right timeline wise, I wonder what they will do with the disc storage format, will they adapt blu ray?

Since blu ray has become an industry standard for physical media, I would be surprised if they didn't adapt blu ray.



Has it been confirmed as the ''720'' though?

Microsoft will not call the console "720".  I guarantee that.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 26, 2012, 07:13:05 AM
Xbox 720 'will support Blu-ray, might not play used games' - report
Sources also claim it'll ship with Kinect 2 and possibly a smaller controller

New claims regarding Xbox 360's successor have hit the net.

According to Kotaku's industry sources, the next console from Microsoft will play Blu-ray discs, catching up with PS3 on the physical media front.

The report also claims the console may not play used games. The anti-used game system could in theory link a copy of a game to a specific Xbox Live account.

It further suggests that the new Xbox will ship with a second generation Kinect sensor featuring an on-board processor that allows it to better detect users' motions, and that Microsoft is considering launching its new hardware with a smaller controller than Xbox 360's.

Link (http://kotaku.com/5879202/sources-the-next-xbox-will-play-blu+ray-may-not-play-used-games-and-will-introduce-kinect-2)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: donnieoneshot on January 26, 2012, 08:27:51 AM
It's sounds about right timeline wise, I wonder what they will do with the disc storage format, will they adapt blu ray?

Since blu ray has become an industry standard for physical media, I would be surprised if they didn't adapt blu ray.

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Adopting Blu_Ray would be great but doesn't that mean that Microsoft would have to pay Sony licencing fees? Dunno if they'd go for that.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on January 26, 2012, 11:48:22 AM
The tech industry is very compartmental & incestual.  Sony's and Microsoft's gaming wings are competitors, but they partner/license in a lot of other areas.

Licensing the use of blu ray shouldn't be any more of a problem for Microsoft than licensing HDMI (another tech Sony holds rights to).
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on January 26, 2012, 12:54:38 PM

The report also claims the console may not play used games. The anti-used game system could in theory link a copy of a game to a specific Xbox Live account.

Link (http://kotaku.com/5879202/sources-the-next-xbox-will-play-blu+ray-may-not-play-used-games-and-will-introduce-kinect-2)

This might call for the raising of some fingers out there...especially, since it seems this would essentially also affect rentals.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on January 26, 2012, 03:39:46 PM

The report also claims the console may not play used games. The anti-used game system could in theory link a copy of a game to a specific Xbox Live account.

Link (http://kotaku.com/5879202/sources-the-next-xbox-will-play-blu+ray-may-not-play-used-games-and-will-introduce-kinect-2)

This might call for the raising of some fingers out there...especially, since it seems this would essentially also affect rentals.

My thoughts exactly.  Not gonna happen.  The console would fail.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Windedprism on January 26, 2012, 04:28:54 PM
This would cause a fail that's plain right there to see, if it was implemented pricing could be either forced to stay the same putting off many purchasers or if the prices fell to a static low developers would suffer lose/lose.

backwards compatability do you guys think it's important or not?
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 26, 2012, 05:27:06 PM
backwards compatability do you guys think it's important or not?

Yeah but only for Gears!   :D
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on January 27, 2012, 12:05:06 AM
backwards compatability do you guys think it's important or not?

That might depend on how they treat the 360 on its way out. If they outright abandon it for whatever the new system is, the new one better have some kind of backwards compatability. I remember the last years of the PS2 being some of its best and somehow it didn't matter that the PS3 didn't support them.

I wonder if compatability will be made easier or tougher with everything going DLC as of late, though.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 30, 2012, 05:47:20 AM
http://www.oxm.co.uk/38268/epic-xbox-720-must-be-at-least-three-times-xbox-360s-power/
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Smithk4 on March 10, 2012, 05:20:47 AM
Just to add more fuel to the rumor mill fire surrounding the new Xbox console:

New Xbox will not include disc drive

The follow-up to the Xbox 360 will not include a disc drive, according to MCV.

The console, which is set to release in 2013, will offer “compatibility with some sort of interchangeable solid-state card storage.”

It is not known when the new hardware will be officially announced, though E3 2012 (5th – 7thJune) is a high possibility.

Microsoft said they do not comment on rumour and speculation.

The Xbox 360 was Microsoft's second video game console, which released in December 2005. Microsoft later launched the Xbox 360 S, a slimmer version of the console, in 2010

I thought also the '720' was going to be backwards compatible but with disk drive it is unlikely.
I can see both sides of not having a disc drive. Positive sides being- less chance of piracy, less bits to go wrong, quicker loading times. Negatives being- no DVD/blu ray playback, Solid State devices are expensive and no resale value on your games.

If they do it, they are doing it for two reasons. No backwards compatibility so you HAVE to buy new games, and buying these games you cant then trade them after.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: BackupLight on March 10, 2012, 01:13:22 PM
I really doubt they'll abandon the idea of having a disc drive - backwards compatibility alone keeps this desirable, though I realise it's not crucial to the success of the console. Just seems unlikely especially if it's due for a release in the next year or so? Who knows. Excited to see what they have to offer with it though.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Windedprism on March 11, 2012, 12:10:33 PM
You can still be backwards compatible without a disc drive, but that's not the point really. The knock on effect is jobs: manufacturers/distributers/retailers. In saying that the nice feeling of opening a shiny new box will be gone forever, do you remember the first video game you bought all by yourself after saving for ages? Add to that that you will never again own a video game (well if you stay with MS) because effectively you will have a timed license with the right to use to data!!!

On the other hand no more scratched discs, no regional release dates(I hope!) and no dlc preorder item cock-ups.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on March 15, 2012, 05:20:40 PM
(http://images.vg247.com/current//2011/05/e3logo_insert.jpg)
MS Announces it won't be announcing its next console at E3.

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"While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it's the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever-a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide. Xbox 360 didn't just outsell other consoles, it also outsold all other TV-connected devices like DVD players, as well as digital media receivers and home theatre systems. And in our seventh year, we sold more consoles than in any other year-defying convention.
 
This year, we will build on that Xbox 360 momentum. With "Halo 4," "Forza Horizon," "Fable: The Journey," and other great Kinect games on the way, our 2012 Xbox lineup is our strongest ever. This year, we will deliver more TV, music, and movie experiences for Xbox 360-as we'll make it even easier to find and control your all entertainment. And this year, Xbox games, music, and video are coming to Windows 8 so people can enjoy their Xbox entertainment wherever they go."

 

[Source: Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5893685/microsoft-the-new-xbox-wont-be-shown-at-this-years-e3)]
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: donnieoneshot on March 15, 2012, 06:05:31 PM

Quote
"While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon."
 

[Source: Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5893685/microsoft-the-new-xbox-wont-be-shown-at-this-years-e3)]

................... BALLS
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Smithk4 on March 16, 2012, 03:54:47 AM
As stated above: Microsoft: E3 2012 Is All About Xbox 360

Microsoft Corp. officially denied plans to demonstrate its next-generation Xbox video game system at the E3 industrial trade-show in June, 2012. The company stressed that the upcoming E3 is all about Xbox 360 and is not about Xbox Next, which is due in 2013, according to unofficial information.

"While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360 - and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever - a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide," said Ryan James, group PR manager for Microsoft Studios, reportsGameInformer web-site.

Microsoft has reasons not to show off any next-generation Xbox (code-named Loop or Durango) this year as it needs to emphasize the currently available hardware, software and services and provide prospect of what can be done with the Xbox as a platform that will eventually include PCs and smartphones. Another strong reason not to demonstrate the Xbox Next may be the lack of finalized specifications or even final concept itself.

Earlier this year Sony Computer Entertainment also denied plans to show off the PlayStation 4 hardware at the E3 this year, partly because it will need to attract as much attention to the PlayStation Vita portable system as possible and partly because it hopes to keep people impressed with the PlayStation 3.

But while both Microsoft and Sony have their reasons not to show off their future game consoles and technologies at the E3 2012, with Nintendo launching Wii U later this year both will have to start disclosing details about their future hardware in a bid to slowdown sales of competing system.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on March 16, 2012, 11:26:36 AM
I'm actually not minding them with-holding this for a while. There's still some juice in the current system and I'm sure MS doesn't want it to appear like it's abandoning Kinect, this early into its cycle (that, of course won't be an issue if the next system is backwards compatible with the peripheral out of the gate).

There's also a strong sense that companies aren't willing to flood the market with hardware announcements for fear of the lack of consumer focus on their particular product.

Plus if the Mayan prediction comes true, we'll all be playing with twigs and pebbles by the end of the year! ;)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Autarch Kade on March 17, 2012, 09:42:04 PM

Plus if the Mayan prediction comes true, we'll all be playing with twigs and pebbles by the end of the year! ;)

Psh, maybe if the mayans hadn't all died they woulda finished their calendar.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on March 18, 2012, 02:06:07 AM

Plus if the Mayan prediction comes true, we'll all be playing with twigs and pebbles by the end of the year! ;)

Psh, maybe if the mayans hadn't all died they woulda finished their calendar.

For the record, they didn't all die, there are still Mayans alive in Central America today... #)

But, from what I've read, they're also refusing to showcase their latest product at E3... :D
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on March 18, 2012, 03:40:31 AM
1Up has posted an image of a possible prototype for the upcoming system:
(http://www.1up.com/media?id=3938724&type=lg)

Looks rather similar to the current design on the outside. The same article: [Microsoft Prudently Opts to Wait on New Xbox Announcement (http://www.1up.com/news/microsoft-wait-new-xbox-announcement)] details why the company may have opted out at this time.

The short of it has to do with this:
(http://www.1up.com/media?id=3938723&type=lg)

Quote

Unlikely as it may have seemed, Microsoft has made it clear it has no plans to announce a new Xbox at this year's E3 in June.

"There will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon," said Microsoft spokesperson David Dennis in a statement to Bloomberg. "For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360."

It's not an unexpected revelation, though it does shoot down what rumors and speculation remained about an E3 2012 announcement of the so-called Xbox 720. What's strange is that Microsoft would even make such a statement; prior to this it had repeatedly declined to comment on reports regarding the Xbox 360's successor, so to even say as little as Dennis did is a shift from what we've seen.

This is, however, the right call for Microsoft to make. The February NPDs released last week show the 360 continues to excel in the United States with its 12th month in a row of 40-plus percent of the current-gen console market share. That is not entirely the result of the competition faltering; Microsoft sold 426,000 systems in the U.S. last month, which is nothing to scoff at. Its sales continue to increase at a point that systems in the past have traditionally declined, as demonstrated in the handy chart below which Microsoft was happy to share with its January NPD spin.

Announcing a new platform this year, even one that launches in 2013 (as Bloomberg says it will, according to two anonymous sources), will do no favors for the 360 and provide little benefit for Microsoft. It's possible such an announcement could take the wind out of Nintendo's sails as it plans to push Wii U hard this year starting at E3, but it likely would not be worth it. This isn't another situation like this generation where Microsoft can get its system out ahead of both competitors, a move that helped to ensure it would not be trounced as the original Xbox was by the PlayStation 2. A 2013 reveal and launch would still almost certainly get Microsoft's box out ahead of the PlayStation 4; meanwhile it's unclear how well Wii U will be able to compete with those two.



Source: [1up (http://www.1up.com/news/microsoft-wait-new-xbox-announcement)]
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on March 19, 2012, 10:25:49 AM

Plus if the Mayan prediction comes true, we'll all be playing with twigs and pebbles by the end of the year! ;)

Psh, maybe if the mayans hadn't all died they woulda finished their calendar.

For the record, they didn't all die, there are still Mayans alive in Central America today... #)

But, from what I've read, they're also refusing to showcase their latest product at E3... :D

haha
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Windedprism on March 20, 2012, 02:27:36 PM
1Up has posted an image of a possible prototype for the upcoming system:
(http://www.1up.com/media?id=3938724&type=lg)

Looks rather similar to the current design on the outside. The same article: [Microsoft Prudently Opts to Wait on New Xbox Announcement (http://www.1up.com/news/microsoft-wait-new-xbox-announcement)] details why the company may have opted out at this time.

The short of it has to do with this:
(http://www.1up.com/media?id=3938723&type=lg)

Quote

Unlikely as it may have seemed, Microsoft has made it clear it has no plans to announce a new Xbox at this year's E3 in June.

"There will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon," said Microsoft spokesperson David Dennis in a statement to Bloomberg. "For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360."

It's not an unexpected revelation, though it does shoot down what rumors and speculation remained about an E3 2012 announcement of the so-called Xbox 720. What's strange is that Microsoft would even make such a statement; prior to this it had repeatedly declined to comment on reports regarding the Xbox 360's successor, so to even say as little as Dennis did is a shift from what we've seen.

This is, however, the right call for Microsoft to make. The February NPDs released last week show the 360 continues to excel in the United States with its 12th month in a row of 40-plus percent of the current-gen console market share. That is not entirely the result of the competition faltering; Microsoft sold 426,000 systems in the U.S. last month, which is nothing to scoff at. Its sales continue to increase at a point that systems in the past have traditionally declined, as demonstrated in the handy chart below which Microsoft was happy to share with its January NPD spin.

Announcing a new platform this year, even one that launches in 2013 (as Bloomberg says it will, according to two anonymous sources), will do no favors for the 360 and provide little benefit for Microsoft. It's possible such an announcement could take the wind out of Nintendo's sails as it plans to push Wii U hard this year starting at E3, but it likely would not be worth it. This isn't another situation like this generation where Microsoft can get its system out ahead of both competitors, a move that helped to ensure it would not be trounced as the original Xbox was by the PlayStation 2. A 2013 reveal and launch would still almost certainly get Microsoft's box out ahead of the PlayStation 4; meanwhile it's unclear how well Wii U will be able to compete with those two.



Source: [1up (http://www.1up.com/news/microsoft-wait-new-xbox-announcement)]

Looks familar.
I've heard the Mayans have decided to stay Pc only :)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 17, 2012, 06:39:05 AM
Leaked Microsoft document details $299 Xbox 720 in 2013, Kinect glasses, OnLive acquisition

(http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/xbox720glasses-640x399-e1339876030463.png?w=558&h=9999&crop=0)

According to a 56-page document that an anonymous uploader posted to scribd.com — and has since been removed at the request of law firm Covington & Burling — Microsoft is planning a $299 Xbox 720 with Kinect 2 for a holiday 2013 release. Microsoft supposedly drafted the outline, which contains a road map for the company’s Xbox division through 2015, in mid-2010. This document’s authenticity has not been verified, but Convington & Burling LLP is Microsoft’s legal counsel.

The Xbox 720
(http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/xbox720specs-640x328.png)

An included spec sheet for the Xbox 720 details the unit’s innards. The system will operate on six to eight ARM/Intel x86 cores running at 2Ghz with 4GB of memory. Software will ship on dual-layered Blu-rays for 50GB of optical storage. Microsoft’s new box will also feature 3 PowerPC cores for full backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. These obtuse specifications amount to a box that is six to eight times more powerful than the current hardware.

Forward-looking engineers at Redmond, according to the leaked documents, are arranging the console to be a “modular design [in order] to facilitate SKU updates later in [the] lifecycle.”

Always-on low-processing-power functionality will also factor into the use of the system. Similar to how a set-top box from Comcast or Time Warner is never truly powered down, the Xbox 720 will be able to act as your home’s media hub by recording shows in the background. A separate dual-core cluster of chips will handle this background workload and will ensure that gaming performance is not affected.

Oddly, the spec sheet lists cellular compatibility with the Wimax and HSDPA architectures. These are the mobile-phone standards used by Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T and others. Maybe the $99 Xbox 360 with a two-year contract will also come with AT&T 4G for some reason.

Kinect 2 and Project Fortaleza (Kinect glasses)
(http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/xboxglasses.jpg)

When the Xbox 720 launches in 2013, according to this unconfirmed information, it will come bundled with the Kinect 2. An “incremental” upgrade to the current motion controller, the Kinect 2 will allow four players to simultaneously waggle at their television. It will feature a dedicated hardware processor, a more accurate camera, and a higher-quality microphone for voice recognition. Smaller apartments will also be able to get in the mix, as the Kinect 2 will be equipped to deal with spaces that are closer, wider, and deeper. Also, and here’s the megaton, Kinect 2 can be controlled by players that are sitting down.

A new project, dubbed Project Fortaleza, which is basically Kinect glasses, will launch in 2014. The glasses will be a wearable computer that act much in the same way as Google’s Project Glass. The goggles will augment reality with an interactive digital overlay. Microsoft will initially pitch this as a way to enhance gameplay, but intends for a 4G cellular version to ship for every-day use by 2015.

Cloud gaming
(http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/xbox720.jpg)

If this document is real, it all but confirms that this will be the last Microsoft console. The company hopes to implement complete cloud streaming of games by 2015. The analysis says consumers will “”never need to upgrade hardware again.”

The document mentioned OnLive as a possible acquisition target. Microsoft labeled the game-streaming company as a threat with the potential to “up-end the console-gaming market by making expensive consoles and PCs unnecessary for AAA gaming.” Microsoft may choose to neutralize them by absorbing this already established company rather than creating a cloud-streaming service from scratch.

What does it mean?

We’ve contacted Microsoft to confirm if this information is real. Expect the typical, “we do not comment on rumor and speculation.” We do know, however, that Covington & Burling represents Microsoft, so the company was at least responsible for the documents removal. That does not confirm its authenticity.

If this is the truth, however, it spells trouble for Nintendo and Sony. A $299 Xbox 720 with Kinect 2 and all the bells and whistles could own the living room. It may even be enough to compete with Apple. The next consumer-electronic battlefront is for the box under the TV. That’s where the majority of content is going to be purchased, and whoever owns that bridge will be able to collect a hefty toll. Still, we’ll be surprised if 100 percent of this information makes the transition to reality.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on June 18, 2012, 09:43:54 AM
Wow.

The future is now next year, people!   8)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 21, 2012, 05:00:10 AM
Microsoft claims ownership of leaked Xbox 720 document
Lawyers issue copyright violation warnings to more websites

An eye-opening 56-page document suggestive of Microsoft's next-generation plans has been removed from a technology website on the grounds of copyright.

Lawyers for the Xbox firm issued a takedown request to Czech Republic website Ihned.cz, claiming that publishing the "720" document was breach of copyright.

It means that the article - which was written in 2010 and recommends an Xbox 720 release in 2013 at a $299.99 price point - is owned by Microsoft.

Though this underlines its legitimacy, it does not mean the document itself is an entirely accurate representation of Microsoft's existing next-generation plans. The author of the work is unknown, and it may have been created by an outside agency for Microsoft, and the ideas within may not have not been approved by Microsoft executives.

The document recommends that the next-generation Xbox will feature Blu-ray compatibility, a form of augmented reality glasses, an enhanced version of Kinect, and references SmartGlass technology.

Many items in the doc aligns with information previously obtained by journalists.

The file itself first emerged over the weekend, first hosted on document sharing website Scribd, though quickly removed at the request of Covington & Birling LLP, an international law firm that lists Microsoft as one of its clients.

Scribd, which once had a poor reputation for publishing material in violation of copyright, has in recent years become far more proactive in removing such documents from its website.

CVG approached Scribd to enquire on what grounds Microsoft sought to have the document removed. The company has not responded to calls for comment.

In the UK, copyright law does not usually apply to information used for a news article providing that the information is deemed newsworthy and reasonable care is taken to stay within this parameter.

The takedown notice, sent to Ihned.cz and republished in English on Polygon, can be found below.

Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted works published by Microsoft.

1. Identification of copyrighted works:

Copyrighted work(s):

IEB Roadmap

Copyright owner:

Microsoft Corporation

2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s):

xxxxxxxxxxx-XBox-720-9-24-Checkpoint-Draft-1.pptx
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Windedprism on June 21, 2012, 09:58:58 AM
Well at least we know it's coming :)
If that price point is true it's gonna screw Sony in the behind, ps2 + ps3 were extortionate prices at launch. Lets hope Sony has something up its sleeve and WII U does well, lets face it monopolies are good for no one :)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on June 21, 2012, 01:40:22 PM
... lets face it monopolies are good for no one :)

Too true.    :)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Smithk4 on August 15, 2012, 04:31:01 AM
It's been a while so here we go:

Next-Gen Xbox Launching In 18 Months With Skype Support?

It's that time again; time to speculate about the next-gen Xbox. This time rumor has it the Xbox 720 will be released within the next 18 months, and it will support skype. These claims come courtesy of a few Microsoft job listings.

The first listing is no longer listed. Luckily, Digital Spy copied the information.

NEWS: Mafia 3 In Development For Next-Gen Consoles: Xbox 720 And PS4?
It says, "Over the next 18 months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox, along with completely new offerings like Microsoft Surface."


The second job listing is still active. This one seeks a, “UI designer & prototype for Skype” on “next gen Xbox and consumer devices.”

Microsoft recently clarified a quote from Microsoft manager, Brian Hall, that they claim was taken out of context. They reiterated Microsoft plans on launching a new update, not a console.

Do you think these rumors have any weight?
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on August 15, 2012, 11:07:33 AM
I think the next console launch of Microsoft and Sony will have the longest impact on the respective companies.

If I was either company, I'd want to have a good idea of what other was doing before I made any official announcements.

The "PS4" and "Xbox 720" may be the last (or next-to-last) console of either company.  High stakes.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on August 17, 2012, 11:45:57 AM
High stakes.

Especially with how diverse in their abilities these systems are needing to be in order to warrant someone dropping $300 or more on a system. Meaning, at whatever the pricepoint these consoles end up landing, there better be some noticeable (out of the gate) amazing features included in these systems.

The jump graphically between PS2 and PS3 was pretty damn impressive, (Xbox to Xbox 360, much the same although proven even more later on in the cycle). It's safe to say the bar's been set pretty high for these next gen boxes.

Maybe it's called being spoiled to a certain degree, but features like Skype and Netflix don't really feel like a reason to replace the current consoles.

The same goes for software like Mafia 3, (hell the first two looked interesting, but nothing to tug at the cape of a franchise like GTA). IMO, if they're going to succeed, again, these upcoming consoles have a lot to prove both in terms of software and hardware. Suffice to say, rumors are rumors, but I'm not personally looking to drop a dime at launch.    ;D
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on August 17, 2012, 11:52:58 AM
...  I'm not personally looking to drop a dime at launch.    ;D

Ditto.  I probably own enough games to last me through the next console cycle as it is.   ;D
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Smithk4 on August 26, 2012, 03:38:26 AM
A report I came across on Computerandvideogames.com: http://t.co/woPu8dYG (http://t.co/woPu8dYG)

While the platform holders have yet to announce the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4, or whatever they will eventually be named, the likelihood is that at least one new console will arrive in 2013.

Subjects matter headings: Five key features that is seen to shape and define the next generation consoles.
4K resolution displays
Platform Ubiquity
Enhanced communication
Digital dominance
Subscription options

Pretty much everything discussed already with possibly breadcrumbs of newbies. The meaning of the words 'Next Gen' is starting to lose its appeal to me! If I were to look on the bright side of things, I would have to say, Rome wasnt built in a day. Stepping stones possibly to something better.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Smithk4 on November 19, 2012, 02:47:48 AM
No one to plug a particular Mag on here but I found this article interesting:

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2012/11/xboxworld.png)

Xbox World will stop revolving come December, but it plans on going out with a bang. Specifically, the UK publication's second-to-last issue claims to have all the inside deets on Microsoft's next console.

The new console's name, for instance, will be simply "Xbox," with no numerical modifiers to speak of, according to the magazine. It'll supposedly ship with a quad-core processor and eight gigs of ram, run Blu-Ray discs and will eventually support some form of head-mounted augmented reality device, in addition to a next-generation Kinect.

"Xbox World has been at the cutting edge of Durango coverage for over 12 months," Xbox World EIC Dan Dawkins told CVG. "Unless something really dramatic changes, everything we reveal in our penultimate issue will be revealed long before E3 in June."
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on November 19, 2012, 02:30:52 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 14, 2013, 11:23:24 AM
Xbox 720 to be Announced Before E3 and Cost Around $400, Says Research Firm

The next Xbox will be announced before E3 in June, will cost around $400, come bundled with an improved Kinect set-up and launch in November this year, according to research group Baird Equity.

“Given the fragile state of the console game market, we expect the E3 trade show in June will take on added significance, most likely providing the industry with the first public opportunity to examine next-generation hardware,” wrote Baird’s Colin Sebastian in a note to investors.

“Our checks suggest that next-generation console hardware will be largely built from ‘off the shelf’ high-end PC components, along with hybrid physical/digital distribution models, enhanced voice controls and motion sensing (Kinect integration with every Xbox), and broad multi-media capabilities.”

“Moreover, a PC-based architecture (Intel chips in the case of Xbox) should have a number of advantages over custom-developed silicon: for one, the learning curve for software developers will be shorter than completely new technology. Second, the cost of production and retail price points should be lower than prior console launches,” he continued.

“Third, it will be easier to build online services around PC chip architecture, including flexible business models (free-to-play, subscriptions) and multi-media (over the top) content offerings. For Microsoft, this design will also allow for more integration with Windows 8 and Windows Mobile devices.”

The Xbox 360 launched in the US in 2005, the most expensive bundle of which was $399.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 06, 2013, 07:23:14 AM
Edge sources: Next-gen Xbox games 'will require online connection'
Microsoft set to block second hand games sales, claims source

Next-gen Xbox games will require an internet connection in order to function and block second-hand use, according to a new Edge report (http://www.edge-online.com/news/the-next-xbox-always-online-no-second-hand-games-50gb-blu-ray-discs-and-new-kinect/).

Microsoft will move to make Xbox Live will an "integral" rather than "optional" feature of the next Xbox, with retail games made available for download, the next-gen expose in Edge's latest issue claims.

Physical boxed titles will remain on sale in shops via 50GB Blu-ray discs, but "activation codes" will require verification online, the report adds.

Once verified, sources claim discs will have "no function beyond the initial users - effectively eliminating the second-hand games market as it's currently known.

Edge's information is said to come form "sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft's next generation console."

"Given its experience with 70 million-plus 360 console stats, Microsoft has accumulated enough user data to make the decision to go online-only with its successive hardware one that adds up," the Edge report states.

"Microsoft's hand has been guided by the PC gaming landscape, and viewed through a particular lens it makes sense, even if unbelievers will take some convincing."

It adds: "Ultimately, Microsoft has asked itself a simple question: who wants to play games on a next-generation Xbox and yet doesn't have access to the internet? The answer: not enough to make a considerable difference."

The next Xbox, codename Durango, is said to utilise an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As of now, the console's hard drive capacity is said to be undecided.

In the same report it's claimed that the next PlayStation will utilise an improved PlayStation Eye camera, redesigned controller and the ability to record and upload gameplay to the internet.

Both next-gen consoles are said to be set for release before this Christmas in North America, with the PS4 slipping to "early 2014" in Europe.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on February 06, 2013, 09:55:38 AM
I just don't see how that's possible, given such a large % of game customers don't have Internet.  Contrary to popular belief, there are still a lot of people worldwide that still buy & play games offline.  It would be a huge risk losing those customers simply to fight a losing battle against piracy.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on February 06, 2013, 01:48:21 PM
I've heard this "solution" before and it still seems like conducting brain surgery with a wrench.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 06, 2013, 02:14:20 PM
I just don't see how that's possible, given such a large % of game customers don't have Internet.  Contrary to popular belief, there are still a lot of people worldwide that still buy & play games offline.  It would be a huge risk losing those customers simply to fight a losing battle against piracy.

This is pretty much the reason that it won't happen I think, maybe in 10/15 years but not right now.  Massive error on MS's part if they do.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 06, 2013, 02:48:40 PM
Honestly I would have figured something more along the lines of linking games to a console + Xbox Live profile.  So when I put in Halo 5, it'd register to my gamertag and console.  If I bring my disc to a friends house and play it in his console, I'd have to sign in with my gamertag.  If my friend comes over and plays my Halo 5 on my console, he can use his gamertag.  The Halo 5 disc wouldn't work in someone else's console without my gamertag though.

This would prevent used game sales that hurt developers while not really impacting gamers who buy their games much at all.  It wouldn't require a constant internet connection either.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 24, 2013, 08:09:53 PM
Since Sony has stated that the PS4 has no backwards compatibility and might not even carry over PSN purchases from the PS3 to PS4, this leaves a massive advantage to Microsoft if they'll take it.

Microsoft's next console announcement will probably feature them stressing that they do have backwards compatibility, and emphasizing how easy it is.  The key to this is Windows 8.  Windows 8 is a reference point for their move from 360 Xbox Live to next Xbox Live.

If my computer is totally destroyed, and I plop a new shelf bought one down onto my desk that's also running Windows 8, I can easily get it back to how I had it.  Logging into Windows 8 from any hardware with the same user account (my hotmail credentials in my case) let's user settings, personalization, and purchased Apps automatically sync to the new hardware.

Now apply similar thinking to the next Xbox.  Log in with your current gamertag to a new Xbox, and the things you purchased, already enjoy such as friends list, privacy settings, user data, are already there and ready to go.  Previous purchases just work, and because the hardware architecture is supposedly similar, physical game discs work just fine as well.

If this is the case they will stress it a lot at their announcement - to exploit a weakness Sony has shown.

I also expect them to show the final look of the next Xbox.  If only to exploit another Sony shortcoming.

Another expectation I have is that Destiny will be a timed exclusive for Microsoft, but Sony will get whatever "exclusive content" may be.  Personally, I'd rather be much farther ahead on Destiny adventuring than have a Playstation emblem unlock when I finally get the game on PS4.

Expect further refinements to not only Kinect, but also Smartglass.  I'm expecting streaming to play a role at the reveal, since Microsoft hired so many OnLive staff members.  Illumiroom will likely be shown off as well, and a final commercial for the feature shown using only next Xbox titles and shown on TV.

Call of Duty announcements are likely, including not only that a new one is coming this year for launch, but that the next Xbox once again has exclusive or early DLC for it.

Expect surprises from a Microsoft new Xbox announcement event.

Price could come up, though I'm unsure if it'd happen.  If it does, Microsoft would be sure to have a price at most at 400 dollars.  Perhaps even two price points, such as 400 for a console, and 100 for a console with payments over time as they tried with the 360.  The key to the price reveal would be that Microsoft would be sure it'd be lower than Sony's price for a PS4.  If they know they're undercutting before a PS4 price is revealed, then that's a huge advantage.  Sony would have to change a price and lose more money per hardware sale, or announce after Microsoft a higher price as they did with the PS3.

I would expect a price announced to be mostly a move from Microsoft to counter Sony more than anything else.

I'm betting Xbox Live will continue to be a paid service, however I also believe PSN will require payment on PS4.  If it didn't require payment on PS4, that would have been announced already at the PS4 reveal.

It looks like April would be an announcement target for Microsoft.  Just long enough after Sony's announcement that their buzz has died down, and then Microsoft can steal the show.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on February 25, 2013, 04:39:29 PM
Lots of great observations & predictions, Kade.

Personally, I'm in no hurry to jump into next-gen.  My 360 backlog is obscene.  Unless the next Xbox is fully backwards compatible, and there are aggressive incentives regarding trade-ins/upgrades, I plan to milk my 360 for all it's worth for the next year or two until they stop releasing 360-exclusives.

I don't want to repeat the same mistakes I made last-gen by stretching my focus too thin among too many consoles.  I will hold off on buying mult-gen crossover titles since I'll want to play the newer console versions.  This will guarantee a large library of older cheaper titles welcoming me to the new Xbox.   O0
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 25, 2013, 04:58:23 PM
I bought the 360 on launch day and barely touched it for six months because I still had old xbox & PS2 games to finish, never been off it since!  :)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: nCogNeato on February 25, 2013, 05:51:41 PM
I bought the 360 on launch day and barely touched it for six months because I still had old xbox & PS2 games to finish, never been off it since!  :)

I actually abandoned my Xbox and PS2 backlog when I bought the 360.  A decision I regret, and hopefully will not repeat.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on February 25, 2013, 07:44:22 PM

Personally, I'm in no hurry to jump into next-gen.  My 360 backlog is obscene.  Unless the next Xbox is fully backwards compatible, and there are aggressive incentives regarding trade-ins/upgrades, I plan to milk my 360 for all it's worth for the next year or two until they stop releasing 360-exclusives.

I don't want to repeat the same mistakes I made last-gen by stretching my focus too thin among too many consoles.  I will hold off on buying mult-gen crossover titles since I'll want to play the newer console versions.  This will guarantee a large library of older cheaper titles welcoming me to the new Xbox.   O0

Truth b dat! -

I've got a lesser backlog than I'm sure you have Neato, but it's steadily climbing up in numbers, plus there's a list of games I haven't purchased on account of waiting for "Complete Editions" (I'm looking at you Skyrim & Sleeping DOgs!) to be released.

Regardless I'm sure I'll have enough to hold me over until the unavoidable and bankable set of bugs and hardware issues are ironed out.

I didn't pick up the Xbox 360 on launch, but I remember the grumblings from friends and family about disc-read errors and RROD's on the day-one consoles. Some of them, just completely gave up on the system on account of that whole cluster-f*ck. I waited about a year and, still experienced those issues, which I managed to get sorted out after a long ordeal with Microsoft Support, but damn if I'm going to assure myself of going through that again.

So patience and the backlog of great games out there will keep my gaming needs satiated for the time being.  :)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Autarch Kade on February 26, 2013, 03:22:47 PM
IF the next Xbox has seamless and easy backwards compatibility with everything the Xbox 360 offers for games, then it'd make sense to buy one sooner.  If they go the Sony PS4 route, better to wait.  After all, trading in a Xbox 360 for the next one, or a PS3 for a PS4 would be great to reduce the cost of the next purchase.  It's downside is you no longer have the console.  So if Microsoft eliminates that downside through compatibility then I can see more people making earlier purchases of the next Xbox.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on March 28, 2013, 01:15:52 AM
@ 2013 GDC, Activision shows off a demo of what might be possible on the next generation of consoles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2GhOLHzI1c
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 03, 2013, 11:35:41 AM
Gamestop hails "compelling" next gen Xbox, Microsoft is "doing some really cool stuff"
Retailer CEO doesn't believe next gen consoles will undersell current gen

Gamestop CEO Mark Raines is a hallowed person, touched by the divine; like EA's Frank Gibeau, he's among the Elect who have Lain Their Mortal Eyes upon the next generation Xbox console. First impressions? All good, it seems.

"We've been spending a lot of time with Microsoft, but we have to let them take the lead on this, but it will be a very hot, compelling device," Raines told GamesIndustry in an interview. "They are doing some really cool stuff, and I'm eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice."

The news should be some reassurance to those troubled by rumours that the new machine will include an online code system designed to block pre-owned - Gamestop has already publicly warned Microsoft off the idea, and it's possible the CEO's breezy comments today reflect a change of tune at Xbox HQ. Raines is also upbeat about console hardware in general, pooh-poohing suggestions that the next Xbox and PS4 will struggle in a market infested by browser and mobile software.

"We don't subscribe to that," he told the site. "The cool thing with GameStop is, we've got a lot of gamers here and we've got a lot of people [on the team] who've seen every console cycle. And what's interesting to me - I was talking to one of our founders, Dan DeMatteo, and he was telling me every console cycle you get people who will say 'there will never be another console,' or 'what else can the consoles do?'

"And we just believe it's a cycle and we just haven't had a new product in so long. But we certainly don't believe that the new consoles won't be as exciting. There's a lot of demand for PS4, and I think there will be for the next Xbox as well, once it's announced."

Nor is Raines troubled by what the growth of digital bodes for Gamestop's brick and mortar business. "We don't think digital is going to replace retail. I know everybody likes to get worked up and dream about a world without stores and all that, but our point of view is that consumers want both," he explained. Right now, about seven percent of GameStop's revenues are from digital, but most of them are bought in store.

"People will come to our store and buy BioShock and then they'll also buy season pass DLC or a Steam download, or they might go play on Kongregate. We think there's a place for both, and one of the things that's important to recognize is technology is important but chronology is also important, and consumers just aren't ready to go massively digital yet.

"And when they are, we're creating the business deals that will support that. Will streaming be the killer app that kills retail? It sure hasn't looked like that yet." Sounds like he's been reading our fascinating, penetrating piece on why the industry isn't ready for a digital-only Xbox 720, doesn't it?

An earnings call transcript picked up by Videogamer offers a few further dribbles of insight - in the words of president Tony Bartlet (not to be confused with Martin Sheen's character off the West Wing, sadly), "we also have knowledge of the [next Xbox], but I'd rather that be out in the public before we discuss our digital goals for 2014." Gamestop is "making broad assumptions about launches within the guidance," according to CFO Robert Lloyd, "as we do not have launch date information for quantities, prices or available software."

A picture to play us out. The image below is what Call of Duty's face could look like, given access to appropriately powerful hardware. I am so very scared.

(http://medialib.oxm.co.uk/screens/dir_334/image_33459_thumb_wide620.jpg)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 10, 2013, 11:54:04 AM
Rumour: Xbox 720 reveal date is 21st May, Microsoft also planning new $99 Xbox 360 "Stingray" (http://www.oxm.co.uk/51962/rumour-xbox-720-reveal-date-is-21st-may-microsoft-also-planning-new-99-xbox-360-stingray/)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 24, 2013, 01:13:23 PM
It's happening: Microsoft dates next Xbox event for 21st May
"A New Generation Revealed" at 5pm GMT

Microsoft will announce the next generation of Xbox on 21st May.

"On Tuesday May 21st, we'll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment," reads a blog post by Major Nelson. "On that day, we'll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE and broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the US or Canada.

"On that day, we'll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we'll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.

"We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we've been working on."
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on April 24, 2013, 06:10:17 PM
I'm almost willing to bet there won't be a price announcement until E3.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: NeuroticAlias on April 25, 2013, 02:04:16 AM
I think I'll hold fire for a couple of months once this is released. Let the RROD get out the way first  :D
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 26, 2013, 01:33:35 PM
Report: Next Xbox to Reinvent Achievements

A whole bunch of new Xbox rumours have emerged and alongside the usual guff about always-online and video sharing, there’s also some juicy gossip about achievements.

According to Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/4/26/4268782/next-xbox-drm-achievements-live), the way achievements are used and updated will be completely revised for Microsoft’s next-gen machine.

The report claims that the new system will allow developers and publishers to add more achievements to a game following launch, without the need to add DLC.

Apparently, these tweaks are designed in order to allow developers to adjust player behavior. The thinking is that if players are missing a particular area or getting stuck at a specific spot, achievements can encourage them along.

In addition to this, next-gen achievements are also said to be tied to events like weekend challenges or communal goals. Think Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and its method of rewarding players and communities for hitting set targets.

Meanwhile, developers and publishers are also said to be able to create cross-title achievements, rewarding players for completing objectives across a number of games in a series.

According to the report, at least one of these new types of achievement - either communal or cross-title - must be included in every list.

Beyond that, cross-title achievements are also being discussed as a reward for using companion apps, websites or previous gen titles.

Whether these latest rumours are true or not we'll have to wait until May 21st to find out, but they’re interesting talking points nevertheless. The reported changes throw the current rulebook out of the window. So what do you think?
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 10, 2013, 03:36:44 PM
Next Xbox to be called Xbox Infinity - report
Microsoft is "uncertain" about its Xbox TV.

Microsoft's successor to the Xbox 360 appears to be called Xbox Infinity, according to a report by The International Business Times (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/465267/20130507/xbox-infinity-confirmed-name-new-microsoft-console.htm).

"Sources have now revealed the console will be named Infinity and that development kits are already in the hands of studios," read the report. This corroborates a recently leaked logo on Reddit, shown below.

(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/5/7/9/2/1/2/136820559406.jpg/EG11/resize/600x-1/quality/91)

Elsewhere in the rumour mill, Microsoft remains "uncertain" about its previously rumoured "Xbox TV" video-streaming set top box, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal (via VG247). The report noted that Microsoft is still testing this side-project, and afraid that it might cannibalise its console sales or otherwise not stand out in a competitive market. Last we checked, this Xbox TV project was planned for a launch next year after the new console.

Of course Microsoft still maintains that it "does not comment on rumour and speculation," so we won't know any of this for sure until the new console's unveiling on 21st May.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on May 21, 2013, 02:34:03 PM
Xbox One: Revealed -
(http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/263216_10151622488916023_213796960_n.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP_E6Bn6fWM

A key issue discussed has been the "Always On" debate as well as the ability for the new system to play used games. Wired is reporting that the support for used games will not be outright prohibited, but potentially require a fee.

Quote
What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner.

Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc.

But what if a second person simply wanted to put the disc in and play the game without installing – and without paying extra? In other words, what happens to our traditional concept of a “used game”? This is a question for which Microsoft did not yet have an answer, and is surely something that game buyers (as well as renters and lenders) will want to know.

[Full Article (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/05/xbox-one-analysis/)]

Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 21, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
The show was boring as expected but at least we got to see the console this time!  :)

Not keen on the look of it or that it comes with Kinect, the pad looks cool though, the second account fee which is obviously Microsoft's way of screwing pre-owned users over is a disgrace and could well be a major deal breaker for many people.
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on May 21, 2013, 06:31:14 PM
Xbox One: Revealed -
(http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/263216_10151622488916023_213796960_n.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP_E6Bn6fWM

A key issue discussed has been the "Always On" debate as well as the ability for the new system to play used games. Wired is reporting that the support for used games will not be outright prohibited, but potentially require a fee.

Quote
What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner.

Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc.

But what if a second person simply wanted to put the disc in and play the game without installing – and without paying extra? In other words, what happens to our traditional concept of a “used game”? This is a question for which Microsoft did not yet have an answer, and is surely something that game buyers (as well as renters and lenders) will want to know.

[Full Article (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/05/xbox-one-analysis/)]


Microsoft offers some quasi-clarification on the whole "Used Games" topic, which is sure to piss more gamers off anyway:

Source[Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/you-will-be-able-to-trade-xbox-one-games-online-micros-509140825)]
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Xbox One games will require a one-time activation code to use, but you'll still be able to trade and sell them online, Microsoft tells Kotaku—although we're not 100% clear on the details.

Speaking to us at the big event in Redmond today, Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison clarified a couple of details about the system's used game policy and explained that there will be a solution for people who want to trade games with their friends.

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.

The Xbox exec wouldn't give further details on how this system will work, but we're assuming that once you're done with a game, you can trade the code online and it will be erased from your machine. But what will you get? Other games? Microsoft Points?

No matter how the final system works, it is not likely to please GameStop, the world's biggest buyer and seller of used video games, but it could be a tantalizing way to share games with your friends in the virtual space.


The show was boring as expected but at least we got to see the console this time!  :)

Not keen on the look of it or that it comes with Kinect, the pad looks cool though, the second account fee which is obviously Microsoft's way of screwing pre-owned users over is a disgrace and could well be a major deal breaker for many people.

Yeah, design of the box is underwhelming, the fact that the system itself looks like one of those old school VCR/DVD Combo sets doesn't help. :P
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Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 22, 2013, 06:45:44 AM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-22-phil-harrison-tries-again-to-clarify-game-ownership-second-hand-sales-and-always-online-in-xbox-one
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 22, 2013, 07:06:58 AM
Gamerscores and achievements to carry over (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-21-gamerscores-and-achievements-carry-over-from-xbox-360-to-xbox-one)
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: zerosum on May 22, 2013, 12:01:28 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOxdMQhDMIU
Title: Re: Microsoft's Next Console
Post by: Jaynestown on May 22, 2013, 04:42:37 PM
Yeah, design of the box is underwhelming, the fact that the system itself looks like one of those old school VCR/DVD Combo sets doesn't help. :P
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I think the word that best describes the look is "fugly" :D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 23, 2013, 03:11:51 PM
Backpedalling already! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15003-Xbox-One-s-Used-Games-Policy-Still-Being-Finalised.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 23, 2013, 06:19:46 PM
Backpedalling already! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15003-Xbox-One-s-Used-Games-Policy-Still-Being-Finalised.html)

Hopefully MS wasn't just testing the waters with their claims, distrust is an easy thing to gain among consumers. They're already most likely to take a huge hit if the backlash about 'used gaming' is as big as it's already proven to be.

Add to that, the fact that there's not much to drool about with either console (PS4 or Xbox One), true success is going to be a tough get for these companies. Seriously, the unveiling presentation made its main point of focus about how we'll no longer need a remote control...???

Or maybe these were highlights...

Skype in HD? / Mandatory Kinect? / No backwards compatibility? / Cloud dependency?  / Blu-Ray Drive?

How many were really begging for that?

So far, if these are the features Xbox One is going to anchor itself with for the long run, I'd be content to hold on to whatever amount of cash they're going to be asking for.
I'm hoping they're saving the good stuff for E3...?  ??? I can see E3 either quelling some of the confusion out there or sealing the fate of the let-down.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 23, 2013, 08:10:52 PM
A sample of what the Xbox One game packaging will look like:
(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/05/BK-aashCEAEG1sm-610x831.jpg)

Source: [Major Nelson (http://www.whosay.com/larry/photos/346167)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 24, 2013, 11:16:44 AM
(http://images.vg247.com/current//2012/04/used-games.jpg)
Gamestop tosses their 2-cents in via Gamestop President Tony Bartel:
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I figured that question would come up. Definitely Xbox has said that they do support the trade-in/resale games at retail and that they want to handle communication from this point forward on that. I think what is important to note is that all three of the consoles that have launched have now come back and they say, 'I realize the value of the buy-sell-trade model,' and they have built that into their new consoles moving forward. We anticipate that we are going to be able to leverage that, like we leverage it on the consoles today.

Digital content can be easily discovered. We will actually work with Microsoft and we will work with Sony as they come out with – I guess what you would call 'non-gaming entertainment properties.' We'll be selling those in our store.

There's lots of rumors out there. I, for one, am very interested in what they're going to say at E3.

Source: [Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/23/gamestop-xbox-has-said-that-they-do-support-used-games-market/)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 24, 2013, 04:13:04 PM
By the way MS....stop telling me I need to do 10 different things while I'm playing a game or watching tv...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2iku7pkbf0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 25, 2013, 06:28:58 AM
Microsoft Patents Achievements for Watching Television

Look, we weren't going to report on this originally, because trust us we're as bored of reading half-baked, assumption-filled news posts about the Xbox One as you are. But the trouble is, we kinda have to report on this because it applies to achievements.

Last November Microsoft applied for a patent on an achievements system designed to reward viewers for watching television. That's right. Achievements for watching telly.

"Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content," says the application.

"To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content."

"Additionally, by tying the awards and achievements to particular items of video or advertising content, viewers may be encouraged to increase their viewership of the content, thus increasing advertising opportunities."

While the specifics of how the system would work are not outlined in the description, the suggestion is that viewers would be offered achievements for watching an entire series, or a special televised event.

In addition to this, Microsoft also envisaged a way of incorporating Kinect into this madness, rewarding viewers for certain actions like holding up a specific product in front of the sensor during adverts.

It's worth pointing out that a patent filing doesn't necessarily mean Microsoft will pursue the system. But bearing in mind the company's focus for their next gen console (TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, TV), then we'll let you come to your own conclusions.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 25, 2013, 06:57:08 AM
Turtle Beach gets Microsoft stamp of approval to build Xbox One headsets

Microsoft's new Xbox comes with a console, controller and Kinect, but even if you pre-order One for yourself, you may choose to go elsewhere to pick up a matching headset. And, Turtle Beach will be one of the first next-gen headset providers, as it's just signed a license with Microsoft to build them for the One. Turtle Beach isn't sharing any more info on the forthcoming headsets, but we'll be telling you all about them when they're revealed at E3 in a few weeks. Oh, and before you go thinking that you can save yourself some cash by using your trusty Xbox 360 cans, remember that the One's controllers have a new proprietary port on them that's incompatible with your old gear. You were looking for an excuse to upgrade your over-ear gaming audio anyway, right?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Jaynestown on May 25, 2013, 09:45:04 AM
Microsoft Patents Achievements for Watching Television

Look, we weren't going to report on this originally, because trust us we're as bored of reading half-baked, assumption-filled news posts about the Xbox One as you are. But the trouble is, we kinda have to report on this because it applies to achievements.

Last November Microsoft applied for a patent on an achievements system designed to reward viewers for watching television. That's right. Achievements for watching telly.

"Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content," says the application.

"To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content."

"Additionally, by tying the awards and achievements to particular items of video or advertising content, viewers may be encouraged to increase their viewership of the content, thus increasing advertising opportunities."

While the specifics of how the system would work are not outlined in the description, the suggestion is that viewers would be offered achievements for watching an entire series, or a special televised event.

In addition to this, Microsoft also envisaged a way of incorporating Kinect into this madness, rewarding viewers for certain actions like holding up a specific product in front of the sensor during adverts.

It's worth pointing out that a patent filing doesn't necessarily mean Microsoft will pursue the system. But bearing in mind the company's focus for their next gen console (TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, TV), then we'll let you come to your own conclusions.

Seriously?

0G Watched an episode of Eastenders
10G Watched an episode of Eastenders without contemplating Suicide
25G Switched Eastenders off and watched paint dry instead

10G Watched an episode of Firefly
100G Watched the entire series of Firefly
250G Watched the entire series of Firefly in one viewing
1000G Got Fox to re-instate Firefly

:D :D :D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Autarch Kade on May 25, 2013, 06:49:47 PM
http://www.theonion.com/video/xbox-one-capable-of-controlling-users-with-simple,32569/
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 28, 2013, 01:55:51 PM
[Microsoft Assures Consumers, "Kinect Can Turn Off" (http://kotaku.com/xbox-ones-kinect-can-turn-off-microsoft-says-noting-510100564)]

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We are designing the new Kinect with simple, easy methods to customize privacy settings, provide clear notifications and meaningful privacy choices for how data will be used, stored and shared.

We know our customers want and expect strong privacy protections to be built into our products, devices and services, and for companies to be responsible stewards of their data. Microsoft has more than ten years of experience making privacy a top priority. Kinect for Xbox 360 was designed and built with strong privacy protections in place and the new Kinect will continue this commitment. We’ll share more details later.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 03, 2013, 06:20:48 AM
What is the point of Xbox One DRM? (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-30-what-is-the-point-of-xbox-one-drm)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 03, 2013, 03:12:39 PM
Microsoft's E3 Slate Reportedly Leaked, Includes Fable IV, Halo 5

 Microsoft could be looking to make a whole bunch of potentially huge announcements at E3 2013 next week if a leaked screengrab of the platform-holder's schedule for the show turns out to be kosher.

Spotted by a forumite on NeoGAF, the image is of unknown origin, so could well be fake. But given that some of the listed games are real and have been formerly announced, it could equally be the real deal.

In the image, you'll see Forza Motorsport 5 and Quantum Break, which have previously been announced for Xbox One. There's also Halo: Spartan Assault, which we happen to know is an actual thing. Come back tomorrow for answers on that one.

Banjo-Kazooie, Halo 5, Dead Rising 3 and Fable IV also feature in the image, indicating that if the picture is real, Microsoft could be gearing up for a barnstorming E3 presser. Here's the list of games according to the NeoGAF post:

    Halo 5
    Killer Instinct
    Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty Land
    Forza Motorsport 5
    Quantum Break
    Halo: Spartan Assault
    Ryse
    Fable IV
    Crackdown 3
    Fortnite
    Dead Rising 3
    Call of Duty: Ghosts
    Battlefield 4
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Dying Light
    Prey 2
    Homefront 2
    Beyond Good & Evil 2
    Mirror's Edge 2
    Rainbow 6: Patriots
    Brother in Arms: Furious Four
    League of Legends

Of course, as nothing has been confirmed as yet, file this one under 'rumour'. All will be officially revealed at E3 in La La Land next week.

(http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/news/ms-e3-leak.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 06, 2013, 07:49:00 AM
Rumour: Microsoft to sell Xbox One for cheap with Sky subscription
Manufacturer allegedly in talks with cable TV provider

Xbox One's claim to being your one-stop shop for all living room entertainment may be about to get a hefty boost. According to MCV, the company is in talks with Sky, the UK's biggest cable TV supplier, to sell the new Xbox with a cable TV subscription at an enormously reduced upfront cost.

MCV's insiders say the arrangement has yet to be finalised, and Microsoft itself has naturally declined to comment. There's plenty of supporting evidence for such a move, however. The two companies have a fruitful relationship - Microsoft created an Xbox 360 app for Sky in 2009, which was upgraded with Kinect support in 2011. "We enjoy a long track-record of innovating with Microsoft on the Xbox platform and will explore any future opportunities offered by Xbox One," a Sky representative told Pocket-lint last month.

Microsoft has already experimented with selling the Xbox 360 under a subscription model - following a "very positive" response, Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer observed that such schemes "should be part of our model, absolutely". Price points for Xbox One have yet to be confirmed, though a number of retailers have jumped that particular gun.

The console currently allows players to record and share gameplay footage instantly and, if desired, automatically. Speaking to Business Insider, Microsoft's corporate vice-president of hardware Todd Holmadahl recently confirmed that the manufacturer wants to enable TV recording and playback, too.

What do you think? I'd probably buy an Xbox One in place of a Sky box, given the option.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 06, 2013, 08:42:52 PM
Then This Happened...
(http://static.indianexpress.com/pic/uploadedImages/bigImages/B_Id_387613_Xbox_One.jpg)
Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/the-xbox-one-just-had-a-very-bad-day-511766497)]

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Seeking perhaps to head off criticisms that it had been vague (at best) and incompetent (at worst) in its messaging of core Xbox One services at the console's reveal last month, Microsoft today unleashed a flood of news, detailing the specifics of how the machine handles things like internet connectivity and used game sales.

The news was almost all bad.

Here's a recap:

  • The console must connect to the internet once every 24 hours in order for you to play games. For many people, from military personnel to students, that's an inconvenience, maybe even an impossibility. Never mind what happens to everybody's console if Microsoft's servers ever come down.
  • The Xbox One will allow the sale of used games, at "participating retailers", but only if the publisher allows it. Publishers being the very people opposed most fiercely to used video game sales.
  • There are restrictions on how you can "give" and "loan" your games away. What's more, lending won't be available at launch, with Microsoft still "exploring the possibilities with our partners".
Even some of the "good" news is really just "not as bad news". Or "an avoidance of bad news".
  • Responding to fears over privacy issues surrounding the "always plugged-in" Kinect, Microsoft says you can turn the Kinect off.

Leaving the sole piece of "oh, OK, that's pretty cool news" to be:
  • You can have up to ten people in your Xbox One "family", and can share all your content among them, regardless of which console they're using.

Making matters worse is that while some of the information provided is vague and confusing, the company is refusing to clarify, saying the news details "everything we can share today", and that "We look forward to sharing more details in the months ahead". If Microsoft can't answer now, it creates the impression it doesn't know now.

While it's hard to fathom why Microsoft would walk into the fire like this, only a few days out from the biggest video game trade show of the year (E3), the timing and nature of the info dump may actually be the very reason.

Could Microsoft be taking its lumps now, among the video gaming hardcore and away from the international spotlight of E3? Leaving their presentations next week to be about the things that might actually sell the console, like games? Let those have the last marketing laugh?

You'd have to hope so. Otherwise the Xbox One is going to have a very steep hill to climb to win over a market growing increasingly dismayed at its core services and "features".


Note: It's important to remember that, while Microsoft is catching all the heat today, Sony has likewise been vague about many of these same issues, and it remains to be seen whether the PlayStation 4 will share any similar restrictions or policies.

UPDATE: How Games Licensing Works on Xbox One
Via: [Xbox News (http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license)]

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With our modern architecture, Xbox One games will load more quickly, will be always accessible from the cloud, and there is no physical limit to the size or scope of the content provided.

Here are our platform policies and capabilities for game licensing – all of which will be made available when Xbox One launches later this year:

 •Buy the way you want—disc or digital—on the same day: You’ll be able to buy disc-based games at traditional retailers or online through Xbox Live, on day of release. Discs will continue to be a great way to install your games quickly.

•Access your entire games library from any Xbox One—no discs required: After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud.  So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games.

•Share access to your games with everyone inside your home: Your friends and family, your guests and acquaintances get unlimited access to all of your games.  Anyone can play your games on your console--regardless of whether you are logged in or their relationship to you.

•Give your family access to your entire games library anytime, anywhere: Xbox One will enable new forms of access for families. Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One. Just like today, a family member can play your copy of Forza Motorsport at a friend’s house. Only now, they will see not just Forza, but all of your shared games.  You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time.

•Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: 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.

•Give your games to 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.

In our role as a game publisher, Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers. Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers.  Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.

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.

We are excited about this new generation of games and entertainment and look forward to sharing more news with our fans.

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 07, 2013, 02:31:18 AM
It just gets worse and worse!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 07, 2013, 02:41:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y4GdHwg.gif)

 ;D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 07, 2013, 03:50:43 AM
Microsoft Cancelling One-on-One Interviews with Xbox Executives at E3 (http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/15240/article/microsoft-cancelling-one-on-one-interviews-with-xbox-executives-at-e3/)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 07, 2013, 11:48:37 AM
Microsoft Cancelling One-on-One Interviews with Xbox Executives at E3 (http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/15240/article/microsoft-cancelling-one-on-one-interviews-with-xbox-executives-at-e3/)
Definitely not a good look. Shows up as fear of having conflicting reports floating around the conference and/or the pending grilling. Such as...

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@AnnoyedGamer:
After canceling the post e3 round table for media, Microsoft are now canceling interviews? How deep a hole are they trying to dig??
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 07, 2013, 11:59:54 AM
Fallout Publisher Also Confused About Xbox One Used Games Policy -
(http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/please_stand_by_by_p41nm4k3r.jpg)

So as it turns out, even industry members are also confused by Microsoft -

Source: [Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/news/fallout-publisher-undecided-on-xbox-one-used-games-6409444)]

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As Microsoft announced yesterday, whether or not secondhand Xbox One games will be allowed--and if an activation fee will be required--will be left up to individual publishers.

GameSpot has contacted a host of publishers asking them to clarify their stance on the matter, but thus far only Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda has responded.

"We haven't had time to fully understand and evaluate their policy," a company representative said.

GameSpot also reached out to major publishers including Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Capcom, Warner Bros., Take-Two, Ubisoft, and Konami. Responses will be added here if they are provided.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter does not believe publishers will completely block Xbox One used games due to the possibility of significant gamer backlash or boycotts.

At the same time, Pachter said some publishers may move to block Xbox One used games for a certain period of time after launch in an effort to avoid cannibalization of new game sales.

This period of time was not specified, though Grand Theft Auto parent publisher Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said last month that after eight weeks, publishers don't care much about used game sales.

"If you can keep the game in consumer's hands for 8 weeks, you almost don't care anymore about used game sales because it's the first 8 weeks that really nail you," he said at the time.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 09, 2013, 04:05:53 AM
Ubisoft Joke About Xbox Ones Always Connected Kinect

After the kinect has been confirmed that it must be always connected, Ubisoft's facebook page posted a Watch_Dogs based screenshot of a camera angle that looks like it would be under the TV, facing the couch...

The picture has been taken down but not before someone grabbed it.

(http://s8.postimg.org/kzpfu0lo5/screenshot_265.png)

 :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 10, 2013, 02:13:13 PM
Good show from MS games wise, Dead Rising 3 looks awesome, the first game was the main reason I got a 360, Ryse looked awesome too and of course there's another Halo game, shame about the price though!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 10, 2013, 03:39:04 PM
Xbox One available this November in the UK priced £429
UPDATE: Day One Edition detailed, unlocks exclusive Achievement.

UPDATE: Microsoft has now detailed the limited Day One Edition of Xbox One, available for those who reserve the system at participating retailers.

You'll get a limited edition Xbox One Day One branded controller, and a unique commemorative Day One Achievement, plus in-game DLC for a number of launch titles.

In Ryse: Son of Rome you'll get an exclusive multiplayer map and sword with bonus attributes. For Forza Motorsport 5 you get access to four cars tuned to the top of their class. In Kinect Sports Rivals you get exclusive sporting equipment and in Dead Rising 3 you'll get exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene Tribute Packs with bonus attributes.

Xbox Live Gold will remain a subscription service, priced the same each month, although you will now get two free games a month on Xbox 360.

(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles//a/1/5/8/8/0/4/0/eurogamer-78biep.jpg/EG11/resize/600x-1/quality/91)

ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft has finally named a price and release window for Xbox One. The console will be available in the UK this November, priced £429.

It will also be available in November in North America, priced $499, and in mainland Europe priced €499.

In total, the console will launch in 25 countries in November.

Microsoft mentioned a "Day One Edition" of the console, although didn't mention what that would contain. A thank you card from Microsoft, perhaps?

£429 is £129 more expensive than the Premium Wii U launched at last year. Sony has yet to name a PlayStation 4 price, but may do in its own press conference at 2am UK time tonight.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 11, 2013, 04:56:47 PM
Words fail me! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/microsoft-store/achievements/)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Jaynestown on June 12, 2013, 06:04:06 AM
Words fail me! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/microsoft-store/achievements/)

I'll help you out... how f***ing retarded is that? :D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 12, 2013, 07:06:56 AM
Words fail me! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/microsoft-store/achievements/)

I'll help you out... how f***ing retarded is that? :D

(http://www.troll.me/images/full-retard/you-went-full-retard-never-go-full-retard.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 12, 2013, 09:23:06 AM
See above post!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI__nRSvzxY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Jaynestown on June 12, 2013, 02:41:08 PM
Ha ha... that hole Microsoft is digging for itself just keeps getting bigger doesn't it?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 12, 2013, 10:37:43 PM
(http://static.droidblog.net/dgstorm/df/k-bigpic.png)
How Xbox One Will Change Achievements -


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Today we talked about some of the changes to the new achievements system coming with Xbox One.  We just got done hearing from Chad Gibson, Principle Group Program manager for Xbox Live Gaming features and Mike Lavin,  Sr. Global Product Marketing manager for Xbox Live on our live broadcast.   This morning, we asked Cierra McDonald to explain some of the achievement changes in greater detail for us.  Here is what she wrote for you guys

Ahoy! My name is Cierra McDonald. I’m from Chicago, I’m an Illini (I-L-L!!!), and most pertinently, I’m the Program Manager for the Xbox Live Achievements service. My love of gaming started as a wee child, playing Super Mario Bros. at home and joining friends on Altered Beast and Contra at the local arcade. My family’s team sport is Boggle. And apropos of nothing, I once shattered my elbow – or as my surgeon once put it, it’s like Humpty Dumpty fell onto a diamond surface. Fun facts!

Achievements are like a delicious gravy (or a fudge sauce, for the more dessert-minded) on top of a developer’s tasty meal of a game. Playing the game is fun by itself; and achievements add an extra layer of discovery, exploration, and accomplishment that reinforces the natural enjoyment of the gameplay. For Xbox One, my team (an incredible group of smart, hardworking folks) and I have rebuilt the Achievements system to be more powerful and more flexible so that developers and publishers can deliver more interesting, complex, and fulfilling goals and rewards to you. What exactly does that mean?

Xbox blazed the trail back in 2005 by introducing Xbox Live Achievements as a metagame whose cumulative score – Gamerscore – spans across games on every Xbox Live platform. Many of today’s gaming systems followed our model and now offer achievements or badges as well.

Blah, blah, blah....

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Let’s start with what you get.

With Xbox One, we are once again breaking the mold and this time, we want consumers to reap more tangible benefits. In addition to Gamerscore, which will remain as a critical part of the Xbox gaming experience (and yes, your Gamerscore from Xbox 360 will carry forward to Xbox One – there’s only ONE Gamerscore (see what I did there?)), consumers can now unlock digital artwork, new maps, unlockable characters, and temporary stat boosts via achievements. And this is not limited to games! Other Xbox One applications such as video and music apps can now use Achievements to bring you awesome sneak peek content, early access, or subscription extensions. Only games will give you Gamerscore.

Cool, you can earn cool stuff with Xbox LIVE Achievements. Let’s talk about how they work.

There are now two types of Achievements: achievements and challenges. An achievement is probably already familiar. There’s a goal or activity you must accomplish and a reward that you receive upon completion. You can unlock an achievement at any time, be it on a game’s launch day or 3 years later. I guess you can say an achievement is like a promise in that sense. A challenge, on the other hand, is more like an opportunity – better grab it while you can! It is also comprised of a goal and a reward; however, challenges are time-bound (as in, real life time). That means you can only unlock during its eligible time window, and if you get close but don’t complete the goal when it ends… *Kanye shrug*

Achievements and challenges are both officially considered Xbox Live Achievements, so they inherit many of the same benefits:
-You can unlock them and win their rewards;
-Once unlocked, they are saved to your achievement history;
-They each have an icon to visualize the cool thing you did;
-They often are associated with a Game DVR capture to show your friends that you are better than they are
-Developers can release more of them after the game’s initial release (more on that in a bit).


There are also some notable differences between them:
-Challenges are time based. As just noted, challenges are only available for a certain period of time. Only your activity during that timeframe will count toward unlocking the challenge. Achievements do not expire, so you can unlock them at your leisure.

-Challenges do not give out Gamerscore. We want everyone to have the same shot at increasing their Gamerscore to its highest potential. Since challenges are intentionally temporary (an opportunity) and achievements never expire (a promise), only achievements may offer Gamerscore as a reward.

-Challenges may cross titles, but achievements cannot. Achievements cannot be shared across titles whereas challenges are allowed to span multiple titles.

-Challenges can be unlocked by the community. Community challenges are typically goals that exceed what a lone player can accomplish in the given period of time. Imagine, for example, a game releases a headshot weekend challenge that requires players to cumulatively headshot 1 million baddies in a 3 day period. And every person who participates and meets the challenge’s goals gets the unlock on his or her achievement history and reaps its reward.

Another really cool thing with the new Achievements system is that it’s cloud-powered. A magical term, I know, but it delivers real value to users. Check it out:

Having cloud-powered achievements makes it easy and consistent to run challenges across all players of a game simultaneously.

It makes it possible for developers to add new achievements and challenges after their game is initially released. Why is that good for you?

1) It means you can get new achievements without always being required to buy new content (read: free!) or download title updates.

2) It allows developers to learn from and respond to user activity and focus on adding stuff that you’ll find fun. For example, let’s say a certain game is known on community forums to have a fun little sub-game of kicking chickens. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the game developers noticed the community enjoying an unintended aspect of the game and creating a challenge around it, with a reward to boot?

3) It empowers developers to involve the community (that means YOU) in the achievement creation process. If they so choose, a developer could run a contest for users to submit and vote on challenge ideas, for example, with the winning idea being released to the public as a legitimate Xbox Live Achievement. Not too shabby!

Let’s bring it all home and talk about what you actually see:

-The Xbox One dashboard experience greatly improves how you discover and view Xbox Live Achievements.
-Ever wondered how far along you were toward completing an achievement, particularly those that involve a lot of collection or linear progress? With Xbox One, games may now expose your latest progression toward unlocking an achievement right on the dashboard, even before you launch the game.
-Quickly catch up on what your friends have been up with the achievement activity feed that keeps you informed about your friends’ latest unlocked achievements.
-Check out video clips of that magical moment when an achievement was unlocked.
-Easily discover upcoming challenges for a game at any time.
-Your achievement history has been transformed into a more beautiful gallery of achievement icons that properly show off your hard-earned victories.


You guys all rock, thanks from all of us here on our dev team.  Can’t wait to see you on Live!


Source:[Major Nelson (http://majornelson.com/2013/06/12/xbox-one-achievements/)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 13, 2013, 05:06:17 AM
Xbox One online authentication uses kilobytes of data - Phil Harrison
Checking your console online can be done on a mobile

Speaking to The Telegraph, Microsoft corporate vice-president Phil Harrison has attempted to alleviate concerns regarding Xbox One's online authentication.

"We do recognise there will be these very rare edge cases where for whatever reason your internet is down," Harrison told the Telegraph. "In those few occasions you don't have access to your usual broadband connection, you could tether your Xbox to your mobile phone. The 24-hour ping takes kilobytes of data."

While this isn't an ideal solution, this does mean that Xbox One won't necessarily become a glorified film machine should your internet connection be unusable. The fact that checking with your phone won't eat into your data allowance plan is a definite plus.

What do you think? Does this make you feel better about Xbox One's online requirements?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 13, 2013, 09:29:02 AM
Quite like the new achievements setup on Xbox One, the fact that my current gamertag/gamerscore carries over is a big plus of course.   :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 15, 2013, 01:54:21 PM
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Xbox One: To Be Or Not To Be...Region Free?

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Microsoft has this week released some confusing statements and policies regarding how the Xbox One will work around the world. We've tried to get to the bottom of them, with no avail.

Earlier in the week, a guide on pre-ordering the Xbox One was published by Microsoft. Saying that the console is only launching in 21 countries this November, it also says the following:

Xbox One games are for activation and distribution only in specified geographic regions. See game package and/or retailer product information, for each game’s specific geographic regions.

Which was alarming, but also lacking in specifics. If an imported game was first activated in a foreign region, would it work? What were those specified regions?

A Microsoft representative helped clarify at least one thing a little later, telling the Army Times: "Military personnel will be able to take their Xbox One and play their games with them without an issue as long as the game has been ‘activated’ once in the U.S. Your games go with you and play, no issues."

Later, the official Xbox Support Twitter account was replying to concerned users about whether the console was region-free, and said that the Xbox One would not even work if it was used in a country not listed in that initial 21.

The problem there being that the Xbox Support Twitter account was one of the most notorious suppliers of confusing information at the Xbox One's reveal.

So we reached out to Microsoft for clarification on the issue. And...didn't get much further. We were initially sent the following statement:

At this time, we have announced Xbox One will be available in 21 markets in November this year and additional markets later in 2014. Similar to the movie and music industry, games and other content must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale – which means that games will work in the broad geographic regions for which they have been cleared, much as today with Xbox 360. While the console itself is not geographically restricted, a user’s Xbox Live account, content, apps and experiences are all tied to the country of billing and residence.

Again, not terribly helpful. It made a lot of suggestions, but offered nothing concrete. Meeting "country-specific regulatory guidelines" simply means passing classification. We have no idea what "broad geographic regions" are, and if the console itself is not "geographically restricted", but everything else is, how does that actually work?

So I gave them three specific examples and asked for clarification.
  • Could I import a game from the United States and play it on my Australian Xbox One?
  • What exactly were the "broad geographic regions"? Could someone in Germany import a game from the UK and be able to play it?
  • If content is locked to a specific country, could there be multiple international accounts on the one system?

Their response was "we don’t have any additional to share beyond the statement currently". Great.

For reference, the PS3 was completely region-free. The PS4 is as well. The PS3 even allowed different international accounts on the one system (I had an Australian, US and Japanese account). The Xbox 360 wasn't locked at the hardware level, but some publishers chose to implement their own region blocks.

Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/microsoft-cant-tell-us-if-the-xbox-one-is-region-free-513494440)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Lastenline on June 16, 2013, 10:14:05 PM
I'll stick with the 360 for now because I like the system and, let's face it, I'm invested in it already. When the 360 is no longer supported I will jump to either the PS4 (I'm sure I'll find something to like about it from multiplatform titles or their store) or the WiiU (Kinda excited about Smash Bros.). I just cannot believe that the Xbox One is everything I never asked for. I mean it boggles the mind.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 12:43:01 PM
Digging Into Xbox One's Used Games Policy (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/digging-into-xbox-ones-used-games-policy)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 19, 2013, 02:51:52 PM
Digging Into Xbox One's Used Games Policy (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/digging-into-xbox-ones-used-games-policy)
Keys to this article:
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The physical disc is an important factor in this equation. When you buy something digitally there is an understanding that you won’t be able to share it – PC and console gamers alike are used to that. But when you buy a disc? Then, part of what you are buying is surely the ability to share or give away or resell that physical object. This is how consoles have always worked. When you buy a CD or a vinyl record, that music doesn’t get magically tied to your iTunes account.

The question becomes, do you trust Microsoft as the curator of your gaming life? Do you trust that particular corporation with control over your games, and when and how you play them? It’s easier for many people to trust a company like Valve, which has a very different relationship with its customers, than one like Microsoft (or indeed Sony, which hardly has a spotless record in protecting its customers’ data).

"I think sharing is intrinsically important to humans,” Walker asserts. “It's too easy to dismiss culture as greedy/everyone for themselves, etc, because on a micro level it simply isn't true. In fact, it's really only true on a corporate level. What we're seeing [here] is, just as we have with music and film, corporations trying to apply their sociopathic corporate mindset to consumers as a mass. And consumers aren't a mass, they're people, and they defiantly share.”


I really don't see how they plan on implementing this without getting rid of the physical media. I know they will, but for some reason it feels way shadier that the disc that's in my house, I have no right to do whatever I want with.

With bigger purchases, say a car, I can finish paying it off and then do whatever I want with it, paint it neon green, give it to a friend, sell it, etc.... maybe I just don't buy the "rights" defense, especially if we're going to be paying full price for just those "rights" and physical possession doesn't seem to account for much.

I'll stick with the 360 for now because I like the system and, let's face it, I'm invested in it already. When the 360 is no longer supported I will jump to either the PS4 (I'm sure I'll find something to like about it from multiplatform titles or their store) or the WiiU (Kinda excited about Smash Bros.). I just cannot believe that the Xbox One is everything I never asked for. I mean it boggles the mind.

I can see leaning more towards the PS4 myself, unless there's some dramatic change or alteration to the Xbox One...for now, much like you say, Xbox 360 still has a slew of games I've been meaning to get to.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 04:04:01 PM
I can see leaning more towards the PS4 myself, unless there's some dramatic change or alteration to the Xbox One...for now, much like you say, Xbox 360 still has a slew of games I've been meaning to get to.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15306-Rumour--Microsoft-to-Reverse-Xbox-One-DRM-Policies.html
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 04:23:36 PM
Loads of gaming sites running the story on the rumoured DRM changes now, maybe there's some truth in them, more than likely not but one can hope!  :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 04:36:18 PM
Looks like it's now official - http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15307-Microsoft-Backtracks-on-Xbox-One-DRM-Policies.html
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 04:55:54 PM
Here we go:

Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.

You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.


In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 19, 2013, 05:16:39 PM
The internets strikes again...looks like they found that "off switch" somewhere. For some reason, this brought the following scene to mind.. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiCF1QdyxhM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 19, 2013, 06:45:21 PM
Microsoft Details Xbox One Feature Changes Following DRM Turnaround

Following the revelation that Microsoft is to ditch its controversial Xbox One DRM policies, comes the news that some of the more interesting features associated with the console’s online nature have been affected too.

Among these features are family sharing - which allowed users to digitally share one game between 10 members of their “family” - and the ability to have your game collection available digitally through your Gamertag, wherever you go.

Although it would seem that the latter will at least still be available for those games downloaded from Xbox Live.

Speaking to Kotaku, VP of Xbox Live Marc Whitten said, "There’s a few things we won’t be able to deliver as a result of this change."

"One of the things we were very excited about was 'wherever we go my games are always with me.' Now, of course your physical games won’t show up that way. The games you bought digitally will. You’ll have to bring your discs with you to have your games with you. Similarly, the sharing library [is something] we won’t be able to deliver at launch."

Whitten said of the new approach, "The way to think about it is it works the way it does with 360. You can give them, loan them, trade them, play them. They will work exactly as they do today."

Beyond that, Microsoft has also expanded upon its intention to ditch region locking. "You could buy a console in any country and use it any country," said Whitten. "You can use any disc in that console."

The Xbox Live VP concluded by saying, "We believe a lot in this digital future. We believe it builds an amazing experience—the ability to have a broader sharing platform and my content coming with me, [but] what we heard is people still wanted more choice… they wanted the familiarity of the physical disc."

Edit: It has also been confirmed that to enable Xbox One to operate properly offline, a day one patch will have to be downloaded.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 19, 2013, 09:35:33 PM
Jokes aside, good for MS - let the tug-o-war for my wallet begin!  ;D
Although, I know behind all the "listening and good will" statements, sale projections most likely had everything to do with Microsoft's  backpedaling.

The one question I see circling around is - If the update is applied through a software "hotfix", does this mean it could be easily re-applied through the same means in the future?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 20, 2013, 05:47:39 AM
No Price Cut, No Kinect-Free Xbox One, Says Microsoft

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Following last night’s surprise turnaround by Microsoft concerning the Xbox One’s DRM measures, many gamers have been asking about two things: Will there be a price cut and will we be able to buy an Xbox One without Kinect?

The answer to both questions is no.

When quizzed about a possible price drop, Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten said, "We really believe deeply in the value that we're delivering. Not just for the first day of launch, which we think is going to be amazing, with amazing games and entertainment experiences, but what this architecture can deliver over the long term. We feel good about our price."

Meanwhile, when asked about the possibility of a cheaper Xbox One that does not include Kinect, Whitten said, "We still absolutely believe in Kinect. It's a core part of the architecture.”

“Frankly, it's really critical that you build it as something that's always there, always part of the platform. So that game creators, experience creators can know they can rely on it. And you, the user, that there's always a consistent experience. That it's not just an accessory."
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 27, 2013, 07:28:18 AM
You May Be Able to Use Your Xbox 360 Headset With Xbox One

 Microsoft is working on an adapter to make Xbox 360 headsets work with the upcoming Xbox one.

That’s according to a tweet by the Xbox Support account, which was asked, “Will current headsets such as X11 and Astro A40 work properly on the new consoles? Haven't seen info on pad connectivity.”

Xbox Support replied, “We are working to develop an adapter for current wired headsets to connect. More details as we approach launch.”

Should Microsoft solve the problem, it’s good news for gamers who own expensive headsets.

The recently revealed Xbox One headset (pictured below) does not come bundled with the console, as the platform holder believes that the Xbox One’s Kinect microphone is a suitable replacement.

(http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/news/XboxOneHeadset.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Lastenline on June 27, 2013, 10:39:17 AM
Because the most important thing is to have headphones that are backwards compatible. Meh.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 24, 2013, 03:19:35 PM
Preliminary Reports: Xbox One Will Support Indie Game "Self-Publishing" -
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This is a departure from Microsoft's current policy for the Xbox 360, which requires independent game-makers to either work with an outside publisher—a company with a licensed agreement to publish games on Microsoft platforms, like EA or Activision—or publish their games through Microsoft Studios. That policy was reportedly remaining in place for the Xbox One.

The details are still hazy, but according to this new report, indies will be able to release games on Microsoft's next-gen console without jumping through all of those hoops.

While Microsoft hadn't offered many specifics on the Xbox One's indie policies, they did mention broad plans to support indie developers, with former Microsoft Xbox head Don Mattrick telling Kotaku, "We're going to have an independent creator program... There's no way we're going to build a box that doesn't support that."

Sony, on the other hand, has offered indies self-publishing on all of their platforms including PlayStation 4, which created a significant contrast between the two console-makers.

Game Informer reports that Microsoft will allow developers to set their own release dates and pricing, and will aim to certify games in as few as 14 days. They also report that retail Xbox One units will be able to be converted into developer-unlocked debug consoles.


Sources: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/report-indies-will-be-able-to-self-publish-on-xbox-one-898158357)] | [GameInformer (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/24/microsoft-to-announce-indie-self-publishing-new-certification-process.aspx)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 24, 2013, 07:41:45 PM
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UPDATE: Every Xbox One Console Can Create
Official MS Statement:

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Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We'll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August.

Source:[Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/microsoft-every-xbox-one-can-be-used-to-make-games-898750954)]

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 24, 2013, 08:10:09 PM
UPDATE:

Microsoft's Marc Whitten:
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"My goal is for it to just show up in the marketplace.... Of course there will be different pivots inside of that. There will be everything from what are we curating, kind of like spotlight content, to the normal discoverability stuff like recommendations, what's trending, what's got a lot of engagement on the platform. And you'd be able to find that content in any of those. There wouldn't be any difference based on what type of game it was. Then of course there will be other type of pivots where you can go and look at whether its a genre of game or any other. But you shouldn't think of it as there's an indie area and a non-indie area.

Just as today, where we will highlight things that are coming in on the service, we want to make that more discoverable. We'll make it things that we curate as well as the other ways that you find content whether that's what your friends are doing or what we recommend based on your play behavior. Or top listings. We want to make sure we have all of those types of discoverability mechanisms."

As for what the process will be like for gamers and indie developers to publish on the Xbox One, Whitten only shared the basics with us today. He says that it will be a simple process of visiting a website to sign up as a developer to set up your console as a devkit. You'll be able to download the devkit and edit source code on your PC to transfer over to the Xbox One.

No word on any cost to developers, but if you want to charge for your games, Whitten says that pricing will resemble what it does on today's Xbox 360 Marketplace.

Whitten hopes that their certification system required before publishing games on the console will take care of both the technical and policy requirements necessary to ensure that there's no funny business happening with either IP infringement or any policies they might reveal on mature content.

*Note: Feature will not be made available at console launch, but will instead be added at a later time.

Source: http://kotaku.com/microsoft-every-xbox-one-can-be-used-to-make-games-up-898750954
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 31, 2013, 08:26:28 AM
Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Adaptor for Xbox 360 Headsets

The Xbox One will be compatible with your current gaming headset, with the use of a newly announced adaptor.

Following the revelation that current headsets won’t work with the Xbox One as standard, and that a new headset won’t come bundled with the next-gen console, people started enquiring as to whether there was some way that Microsoft could find a fix.

It might seem like a non-issue, but for those of us that have dished out hundreds of pounds/dollars/whatever on a high-end headset, we were eager to hear the answer.

Microsoft’s initial response was to say that the company was looking into making an adaptor, news which has now been confirmed.

Speaking on Twitter, Microsoft’s lead planner for Xbox One Albert Penello, responded to an enquiry by saying, “We will have an adapter that allows current gaming headsets to work."

Penello also said that the adaptor won’t come bundled with the Xbox One, but will be sold separately.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 06, 2013, 01:01:17 PM
Xbox One versions of games get separate Achievements to Xbox 360 versions (http://www.oxm.co.uk/59839/xbox-one-versions-of-games-get-separate-achievements-to-xbox-360-versions/)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 08, 2013, 11:49:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbrmAsxJPv4
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 08, 2013, 04:08:03 PM
Xbox One's 'Game DVR' For Xbox Live Gold Subs Only

Microsoft has released an image on the official Xbox website showing the new features Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be getting with Xbox One when it launches later in the year. This includes dibs on the console's 'Game DVR', which enables users to record the last five minutes of their gameplay and share it.

As previously reported, you'll be able to record gameplay at 720p and 30 frames-per-second while playing your games on Xbox One, with no HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) to worry about.

Features limited to Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One includes the Game DVR functionality, Skype, SmartMatch, OneGuide (Xbox One's TV guide thingy), NFL coverage (in the US, obvs) and all of the usual stuff currently available on your Xbox 360.

(http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/news/xbox_one_dvr_gold.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on August 09, 2013, 02:58:50 PM
I was wondering about Xbox live. Will your account work on both consoles? I mean,just renewed my subs and if I get a Xbox one,will I have to get another live subscription?
One account works across all playstation platforms,so we'll see I guess.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 10, 2013, 03:47:34 AM
I was wondering about Xbox live. Will your account work on both consoles? I mean,just renewed my subs and if I get a Xbox one,will I have to get another live subscription?
One account works across all playstation platforms,so we'll see I guess.

It'll work across both systems.   :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 10, 2013, 03:49:19 AM
Xbox One will let all household members share Gold perks with one account (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-09-xbox-one-will-let-all-household-members-share-gold-perks-with-one-account)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on August 11, 2013, 09:13:32 AM
I was wondering about Xbox live. Will your account work on both consoles? I mean,just renewed my subs and if I get a Xbox one,will I have to get another live subscription?
One account works across all playstation platforms,so we'll see I guess.

It'll work across both systems.   :)

Ironically enough,read a news item about this 1 minutes after I posted. Oh well.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 12, 2013, 06:19:02 PM
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Microsoft Announces: Kinect No Longer Required On Xbox One(Will Still Be Included)

Microsoft's Marc Whitten stated earlier today to IGN:

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The console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor.

Asked just how "off" the Kinect can be, Whitten answered totally off.

You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information. Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture or more won’t work. We still support using it for IR blasting in this mode. You can turn the sensor back on at any time through settings, and if you enter into a required Kinect experience (like Kinect Sports Rivals for instance), you’ll get a message asking if you want to turn the sensor back on in order to continue.

Later on, Albert Penello - MS Senior Exec Posted on NeoGaf:

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We still believe in Kinect. We aren’t interested in splitting the development base. The more demos I’ve seen, the more I’ve used it – the more impressed I am. The team feels strongly about Kinect, and I hope we’re able to prove that when you use it.

We also have a ton of privacy settings to allow people to turn off the camera, or microphones, or put it in a state just for “Xbox On” and IR blasting – there will be a lot of user control for that.

The thing we all understood, and hence this change, is that there are some scenarios where people just may not be comfortable. We wanted people to be 100% comfortable, so we allow the sensor to be unplugged. And clearly the “it dropped” scenario is possible.

The most obvious thing is watching a DVD/BD, or streaming a movie, or HDMI pass-through, your experience isn’t impacted (except you miss voice and IR blasting)

There is no “gotcha”, but obviously, if there is a game that REQUIRES Kinect (like Rivals), or something where Kinect IS the experience (like Skype), those won’t work.

That said, for people who have privacy concerns there are user control settings, which we believe are great.


Source: [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-wont-actually-need-kinect-plugged-in-microso-1113142909)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 13, 2013, 04:22:28 AM
Good old M$, you now don't need Kinect but we'll force you to have it anyway by only releasing the console with it bundled!

Drop Kinect, knock £100 off the price and they'll be on to a winner, can't see them doing it yet though.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 13, 2013, 11:25:02 AM
Good old M$, you now don't need Kinect but we'll force you to have it anyway by only releasing the console with it bundled!

Drop Kinect, knock £100 off the price and they'll be on to a winner, can't see them doing it yet though.

That's the key word there...they've still got a few months.  ;)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 13, 2013, 02:20:05 PM
Good old M$, you now don't need Kinect but we'll force you to have it anyway by only releasing the console with it bundled!

Drop Kinect, knock £100 off the price and they'll be on to a winner, can't see them doing it yet though.

That's the key word there...they've still got a few months.  ;)

Good point  :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 14, 2013, 12:25:58 PM
Cool (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15810-Xbox-One-Cools-Down-if-It-Gets-Too-Hot.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 14, 2013, 12:28:47 PM
Cool (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15810-Xbox-One-Cools-Down-if-It-Gets-Too-Hot.html)

Ha! Literally! 8)

Hopefully it doesn't produce any 'un-expected' side-effects.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on August 14, 2013, 01:22:14 PM
We'll probably end up getting it with the kinect anyway because my Tommy enjoys playing it!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 15, 2013, 04:54:12 AM
Xbox One Delayed to 2014 in Some Countries, No Plans for Kinect-free Console

Microsoft has announced that its target to release Xbox One in November in 21 markets was perhaps a little too ambitious, meaning that the platform-holder has had to scale back the console's launch to 13 territories.

The 13 markets who can look forward to getting Xbox One in November include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand.

Territories that will miss out on the November Xbox One launch, and will have to wait until "as soon as possible" in 2014 are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

"While we wish we could launch Xbox One simultaneously in these markets, there are many factors that determine the timing of specific market launches. This includes work to localize the Xbox One dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, and build partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country," reads a press release from Microsoft on the Xbox News Wire.

"We understand this will be disappointing news for our fans in the impacted countries, and we are doing everything we can to bring Xbox One to you as soon as possible next year."

To compensate in the affected countries, Microsoft is bundling a game with each Xbox One console when it launches in 2014, information on which can be found at the retailer where you placed your pre-order (assuming you've pre-ordered).

And finally, with Microsoft confirming that Xbox One doesn't need Kinect plugged in to function, it's been confirmed that there are no plans for a Kinect-free console. Major Nelson confirmed this on Reddit, saying: “we have no plans for that. We are 100 per cent all in on Kinect.”
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 15, 2013, 08:27:03 AM
Xbox One Season Pass Guarantee Announced, CoD and BF4 Participating

Microsoft has revealed the 'Season Pass Guarantee program' for Xbox One, promising that with any Season Pass you purchase for a participating Xbox 360 title, you'll get the equivalent Season Pass for the game on Xbox One. You must own the game on both platforms to be eligible.

Hinted at during last night's Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal, with Activision declaring that the game's Season Pass will carry across from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, other publishers participating in the initiative include Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, with titles like Battlefield 4.

Purchasing the Xbox 360 Season Pass for a participating game automatically grants access to the same pass on Xbox One, meaning there'll be no need to re-buy content you already own.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 15, 2013, 12:17:05 PM
Xbox One Season Pass Guarantee Announced, CoD and BF4 Participating

Microsoft has revealed the 'Season Pass Guarantee program' for Xbox One, promising that with any Season Pass you purchase for a participating Xbox 360 title, you'll get the equivalent Season Pass for the game on Xbox One. You must own the game on both platforms to be eligible.

Hinted at during last night's Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal, with Activision declaring that the game's Season Pass will carry across from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, other publishers participating in the initiative include Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, with titles like Battlefield 4.

Purchasing the Xbox 360 Season Pass for a participating game automatically grants access to the same pass on Xbox One, meaning there'll be no need to re-buy content you already own.

I'm guessing that means aside from the main game @ $60+ a drop. At least MS can claim backward compatibility sort of works... [Or does actually exist? (http://www.dailygame.net/videogames/microsoft/xbox-one-news/xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-still-possible-says-rep)]

Full article below:

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The question “is the Xbox One backwards compatible?” has surfaced many times, with most naysayers saying the new console’s AMD processor is incompatible with the programming of current-gen games. During E3, then-Microsoft-executive Don Mattrick also implied Xbox One backwards compatibility wasn’t possible, going so far as to say if people wanted to play Xbox 360 games they should buy that console. But Microsoft has changed its course on several issues since then. And an exclusive interview with one Microsoft representative indicates Xbox One backwards compatibility may still be on the table for the next-gen console.

During a recent visit to a Microsoft Store, we asked the Xbox One sales lead about many of the console’s features and games. Most of our 30-minute interview saw the rep sticking to the talking points we’ve all heard by now, with one notable exception: Xbox One backwards compatibility.

“I know some parts of the E3 presentation got a lot of flak, but I don’t think everything’s set in stone,” said the sales lead, who wished to remain unnamed. [Publisher's note: our writer shared with me a scan of the rep's business card; the source is legitimate.] “I’ve heard the backwards compatibility thing is still being ironed out and might happen. So don’t count on the answer being a firm ‘no’ just yet. They’ve really been listening to feedback, and that includes backwards compatibility for Xbox One.”

Even if Xbox One backwards compatibility remains impossible after the console launches, there’s still one way for Xbox One owners to play old games on the system. It just happens to be a clunky workaround, and it still requires an Xbox 360. But, for those who are desperate, it will work on Day One.

As shown in this Xbox One unboxing video, The Xbox One has an “HDMI In” port in addition to the normal “HDMI Out” port. The HDMI In port is designed for set-top boxes such as one for cable TV to be plugged directly into the Xbox One, thus enabling all that voice-controlled channel surfing Microsoft touted at the Xbox One reveal event. However, anything with an HDMI cable could technically be plugged into that port and run through the Xbox One. That includes an Xbox 360, which Microsoft confirmed a while back.

Again, it’s an inglorious workaround for Xbox One backwards compatibility, because it technically means you’re viewing the game on Xbox One but playing it on Xbox 360. The solution would also require gamers to have both consoles turned on.

Until these exclusive comments from a Microsoft Store Xbox One sales lead, that is. Xbox One backwards compatibility has seemed to be nothing more than a pipe dream, with Microsoft executives even saying as much. But the company has already reversed course on its DRM and used-game policies, and it’s now including a headset in the Xbox One box, another change in strategy. Is it too far-fetched to consider Microsoft may still be debating a change to its Xbox One backwards compatibility stance as well? Under normal circumstances we’d chalk these comments up to being an un-informed rep or an overly eager salesperson. But Microsoft’s road since E3 has been anything but normal.

Source:[DailyGame (http://www.dailygame.net/videogames/microsoft/xbox-one-news/xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-still-possible-says-rep)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 20, 2013, 06:51:56 AM
FIFA 14 bundled free with Xbox One (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-15861-Report--Xbox-One-Will-Come-Bundled-With-a--Major-Game--For-Free-%5BUpdated%5D.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 21, 2013, 05:44:17 PM
GamesCom 2013 Xbox One Showcase Briefing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjXdec5F-SY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 22, 2013, 01:19:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPIhoe0h2Sw

http://www.oxm.co.uk/60930/new-xbox-one-dashboard-details-up-to-six-people-can-be-logged-in-at-once/
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 22, 2013, 11:31:15 PM
Chances Xbox One Is Ever Sold Without Kinect: ZERO...
(http://in.gamerekon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/hi-852-xbox-one-rtxzvbb.jpg)

In an excerpt from a CVG interview, Phil Harrison restates Kinect's "vital" relationship with Xbox One and gamers:

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CVG: A quick word on Kinect - I presume there will never be an Xbox One sold without it. You are doing this for developer-related reasons as much as your own. You want all developers to know that they can always implement Kinect technology because it always comes with every system. Would that be correct?

Harrison: Correct. Xbox One is Kinect. They are not separate systems. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem.

What we have shown really well at Gamescom is the magic of games that use Kinect. We have shown the power of voice control. I'm probably going to piss off your readers unintentionally when I say this; I have an Xbox One at home, and being able to walk in and say "Xbox on", and for the system to recognise me, launch and load my profile, and put my choices of content on the font page is a very magical experience. It makes you think about your relationship with technology in a slightly different way. It's personal. It makes you think, I wish more devices would do this.

Source: [CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/425845/interviews/interview-phil-harrison-on-xbox-ones-core-games-charge/)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Dankinia on August 30, 2013, 12:15:24 AM
So I went to the GameStop Expo yesterday and got to play Ryse on an Xbox One.  I really enjoyed it.  The changes to the controller feel really subtle to me weight and size wise, but the triggers felts much better and overall the controls were very smooth. 
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 11, 2013, 05:56:05 AM
While the forums were down Microsoft announced the release date for Xbox One, it will be released in 13 markets, on November 22nd.  :)

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/427813/xbox-one-release-date-set-for-november-22/
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 11, 2013, 06:04:07 AM
Xbox One dashboard demoed in video leak
 (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-09-xbox-one-dashboard-demoed-in-video-leak)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 12, 2013, 12:26:36 PM
Microsoft buys Xbone.com (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-16109-Microsoft-Buys-Xbone-com.html)  ;D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 12, 2013, 01:15:37 PM
Microsoft buys Xbone.com (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-16109-Microsoft-Buys-Xbone-com.html)  ;D

Ha! I'm surprised, I would have thought they (or someone else) would have done this much sooner, considering that the term's been floating around for a while.

Major Nelson Chimes in:
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I don't like it...it disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it's cheeky but I don't care for it myself.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 20, 2013, 04:14:53 PM
WARNING: Microsoft says - XBOX ONE WILL STAND VERTICAL, AT YOUR OWN RISK -

(http://gaminghype.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/xbox_one_3.jpg)
Albert Panello - Senior Director of Product Management for MS Xbox Division:
"We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk.... It wouldn't be a cooling problem, we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't design it for both."

Source: [Gamespot UK (http://uk.gamespot.com/tgs/microsoft-on-xbox-one-vertical-orientation-do-it-at-your-own-risk-6414731/)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 07, 2013, 01:00:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9CNbpFdQvw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 14, 2013, 01:47:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktpqoJfTR3g
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 15, 2013, 12:06:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti6UwRitOZU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 25, 2013, 09:33:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2H5EZK3mEM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 28, 2013, 06:31:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aWrjuBo70o
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 29, 2013, 12:40:51 PM
For those interested in these kinds of things, here's a console to console graphics comparison - via Battlefield 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XqWRACk2zY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 06, 2013, 11:00:39 AM
Xbox One Will Feature Ad-supported (free) Music Streaming For Gold Subscribers.

Source:[Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/6/5072594/xbox-one-has-free-ad-supported-xbox-music-streaming-for-gold-members)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 07, 2013, 10:51:35 AM
Major Nelson Demonstrates Code Redemption on Xbox One (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-16597-Major-Nelson-Demonstrates-Code-Redemption-on-Xbox-One.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 08, 2013, 07:23:53 AM
Xbox One Launch Entertainment Apps Revealed, No iPlayer or Sky

 Microsoft has revealed the 13 apps which will launch with the Xbox One in UK.

From 4oD, to LoveFilm, Netflix and Twitch, it’s a decent selection, yet there’s no space for Sky or the BBC’s iPlayer, the major providers of original television content in the UK.

“We will continue to announce more partners coming to the platform and just like we did for Xbox 360, we will launch new entertainment apps every month,” says Microsoft.

Here’s that list. If you’re not in the UK, you can get the full global apps list here.

    4oD
    AmazonLOVEFiLM
    blinkbox
    Crackle
    Demand 5
    Eurosport
    Machinima
    MUZU TV
    Netflix
    NOW TV
    TED
    Twitch
    Wuaki.tv

In addition to the third-party apps above, all Xbox Ones will also feature the following:

    Xbox Fitness
    Xbox Video
    Xbox Music
    Internet Explorer
    Skype
    SkyDrive
    Upload

Xbox One is out on November 22nd.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: Smithk4 on November 08, 2013, 10:01:52 AM
Not bad!! Got a phone call from GameStop last night. When I saw their name come up on my phone I thought there was going to be a problem with my preorder but thankfully they just wanted to confirm if I wanted to take Forza or FIFA 14 as my free game. Phew!! Neither would have been on my shopping list so just decided to go for FIFA. Battlefield is also on preorder  ;D! Roll on the 22nd..........
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 08, 2013, 10:19:51 AM
Confirmed: Xbox One Rewards Users With Achievements for Watching TV, Movies (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-16614-Confirmed--Xbox-One-Rewards-Users-With-Achievements-for-Watching-TV--Movies.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2013, 11:07:37 AM
Confirmed: Xbox One Rewards Users With Achievements for Watching TV, Movies (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-16614-Confirmed--Xbox-One-Rewards-Users-With-Achievements-for-Watching-TV--Movies.html)

I understand the purpose of this - to give people more incentive by providing rewards for watching but the phrase "achievements for watching TV and Movies" just sounds dirty and wrong.  Reading on that post that no GS is attached to the 'activity' somewhat helps though.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2013, 11:23:31 AM
Xbox One Dashboard Demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhe6jV-APwM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2013, 09:48:43 PM
An app comparison - (at launch):
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/195qkb1ha98eajpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 12, 2013, 01:18:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxb3k9rptcM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwoFF2LIFMY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 14, 2013, 07:35:46 AM
Downloadable Xbox One games have 1000 Gamerscore
An extra 600G from the current Xbox 360 limit.

Download-only Xbox One games contain 1000 Gamerscore, the same amount as full retail releases.

A list of Halo: Spartan Assault's Achievements (posted by X360A (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news-3346-Game-Added--Halo--Spartan-Assault--Xbox-One-.html)) confirmed the change. The download-only game is listed with the full 1000G for its Xbox One port, while the upcoming Xbox 360 version has the old 400G limit for Arcade titles.

PopCap recently confirmed via Twitter that its download-only title Peggle 2 would also include 1000G.

Microsoft has previously said there will be no distinction between downloadable and retail games on Xbox One. There is no Xbox Live Arcade brand for the console, and all games will be available for download through one market interface.

Full Xbox titles have always had a base 1000G limit and then a 250G limit for each successive DLC pack. XBLA has a recently-boosted 400G, with 100G for each DLC. Windows 8 games on PC, phone and tablet have a 200G limit, with 50G for each DLC.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 14, 2013, 05:49:41 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2010/09/xxboxlive62210.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ZotHXVaEEF.jpg)(http://wimages.vr-zone.net/2013/10/Games-with-gold.png)

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Microsoft announced today that Xbox Live Gold members will receive free access to select Xbox One games on a monthly basis starting in 2014.

 The announcement expands Microsoft's current Games With Gold program, which gives XBL Gold subscribers free copies of featured Xbox Live Arcade and Games on Demand titles monthly. Originally launched as a limited-time promotion, Games With Gold has since been extended indefinitely as an "ongoing benefit" for Xbox Live Gold members.

 No further details regarding the program's Xbox One expansion were announced, though Microsoft notes that more information will be available in 2014.

Source: [Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/14/xbox-live-gold-members-to-get-free-xbox-one-games-monthly-in-201/)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 20, 2013, 11:04:36 AM
Join Us For a Tour of Xbox One’s New Dashboard & Achievement System (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-16710-Join-Us-For-a-Tour-of-Xbox-One---s-New-Dashboard---Achievement-System.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 30, 2014, 10:36:47 AM
Microsoft: trade in your PS3, get $100 off an Xbox One
From 23rd January till 2nd March 2014

Well that's one way to overcome a price gap. For a limited time, the Microsoft Store will give you $100 of store credit when you trade in your PS3 or Xbox 360 E. The offer runs from 23rd January till 2nd March 2014, or while supplies last, and is exclusive to the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada for the moment.

Just to hammer the point home, Microsoft has also mailed the below to a number of subscribers.

(http://cdn.medialib.totalxbox.com/screens/dir_384/image_38493_620.jpg)

Tempted?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 30, 2014, 02:02:10 PM
Gotta love the term "recycle" - something about it sounds so disposable.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on January 30, 2014, 03:10:23 PM
Ok if you live in the states as usual. Rest of the world can stump up the full amount as always.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 25, 2014, 04:30:04 AM
Xbox One Titanfall Console Bundle Confirmed with £399.99 Price Tag

Microsoft is dropping the price of Xbox One from the end of this month, with the Xbox One Titanfall console bundle to be available at the new estimated retail price of £399.99. That's £30 less than the previous £429.99 price tag, maths fans!

“At Xbox, we believe there’s never been a better time to join the new console generation. To help our fans do just that, Xbox One will be available at the new UK estimated retail price (ERP) of £399.99 from February 28th. And while supplies last, fans will also get Titanfall – the most anticipated game of the year – included in the box,” declared Xbox UK Marketing Director Harvey Eagle.

Oddly, the Titanfall Xbox One console bundle comes with a standard console, controller and chat headset, as well as a digital copy of Titanfall and a 1 month Xbox Live Gold membership. Like Xbox One consoles at large from February 28th onwards, it'll retail for £399.99 and will be out alongside the launch of Titanfall in March.

Update There's no price drop planned for other territories. The Titanfall Xbox One console bundle will cost $499.99 in North America.

(http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/news/titbox.png)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 15, 2014, 01:09:32 AM
Xbox One Update Rolls Out!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlOXWcaIMAAlBBy.png:large)
-

And it includes the following:


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-Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress barwill show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

-Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.

-Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we've updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
   
-Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
   
-Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We'll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
   
-Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
   
-Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won't need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we've added this option under system settings and you'll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 13, 2014, 06:29:36 PM
Microsoft finally announce Kinect free Xbox One, we all knew it would happen though maybe not this fast!

http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-18091-Microsoft-Announces-Kinect-less-Xbox-One-Console.html
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 14, 2014, 10:33:08 AM
Xbox One Games With Gold Requires Current Subscription to Access Games

Here’s an important detail that many missed in the blizzard of Xbox news yesterday. Games with Gold on Xbox One will require an Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to retain access to its titles.

Unlike on Xbox 360, and similar to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, Xbox One will only allow current Xbox Live Gold subscribers to play Games with Gold titles. So if your subscription runs out, you will not be able to access the games.

"For paid Gold members only," says Microsoft’s small print. "On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you've downloaded. Must download titles during designated window. Kinect and/or hard drive required for some games.”

Games with Gold will launch on Xbox One in June, kicking off with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. Games with Gold on Xbox 360, meanwhile, remains unchanged. The titles coming to the service in June include Dark Souls, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

Considerably upping its game from somewhat weak beginnings, Games with Gold is quickly transforming into a must have service for Xbox owners.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 21, 2014, 09:44:55 AM
External Storage, Real Names and More Coming with Xbox One System Update in June  (http://majornelson.com/2014/05/21/external-storage-real-names-and-more-coming-with-xbox-one-system-update-in-june/?linkId=8289115)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 05, 2014, 03:16:32 AM
Eurogamer: Xbox One dev kits receive more GPU bandwith (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-04-xbox-one-dev-kits-receive-more-gpu-bandwidth)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 21, 2014, 05:10:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovHyso_jy24
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 12, 2014, 01:07:37 PM
Announced earlier today: (IMO, much more interested in the 1TB Drive than the COD)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bu2n5qVIAAEn-c3.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 10, 2014, 06:22:14 AM
No real surprise!

Xbox One Fails to Take Off in Japan

Xbox One sales have got off to a slow start in Japan. In the console’s first four days on sale, the Xbox One shifted just 23, 562 units, reports Famitsu.

It’s unsurprising. In Japan, PlayStation dominates and even the Xbox 360 never really got going. However, Xbox One sales are even lower than its predecessors.

When Xbox 360 launched in Japan it sold 62,135 units in its first two days on sale and when the original Xbox launched it hit 123,000. Xbox One’s numbers put it well below both.

The best-selling game from Xbox One’s first four days on the market was Titanfall, which was available in a bundle at launch. It shifted 22,416 copies.

Kinect Sports Rivals was the next best-selling game at 14,919 copies, while Dead Rising 3 was third with 7,330 copies.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 15, 2014, 11:51:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1n7BNldMt4

For those of you aiming to pick up an Xbox One this fall, today we’re adding another pair of options to our existing holiday bundle lineup.

In partnership with Ubisoft, we’re offering two new exclusive Xbox One bundles, both featuring Assassin’s Creed Unity. Available at select retailers beginning Sunday, November 2nd, both the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle  ($399 USD) and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect  ($499 USD) also include a copy of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Encased in special edition Assassin’s Creed Unity packaging, the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle will include a standard Xbox One console, wireless controller and chat headset, one month Xbox Live Gold membership and a digital download code for the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will be available for pre-download and ready to play on November 11. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect will also include a standard Xbox One Kinect sensor and a copy of Dance Central Spotlight.

Here’s what’s in the box:

The Xbox One “Assassin’s Creed” Bundle, available for $399 USD ERP, will include:
-Standard Xbox One console
-Standard Xbox One wireless controller
-Standard Xbox One chat headset
-One month Xbox Live Gold membership
-Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed Unity” (available for pre-download; available for play on Nov. 11)
-Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” for Xbox One


Special edition “Assassin’s Creed Unity” packaging:
-The Xbox One “Assassin’s Creed” Bundle with Kinect, available for $499 USD ERP, will include:
-Standard Xbox One console and Kinect sensor
-Standard Xbox One wireless controller
-Standard Xbox One chat headset
-One month Xbox Live Gold membership
-Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed Unity” (available for pre-download; available for play on Nov. 11)
-Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” for Xbox One
-Digital download code for “Dance Central Spotlight”

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5613/15355954938_ebae68118e.jpg)

Source: [MajorNelson (http://majornelson.com/2014/10/15/xbox-one-assassins-creed-bundles-include-two-free-games/?linkId=10033174)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 21, 2014, 05:35:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFLxZI2tezo
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 20, 2014, 10:46:29 AM
Microsoft giving Xbox One owners free gifts for first year anniversary
This is what you get...

Microsoft will give away a selection of freebies to anyone who bought an Xbox One during its first year on sale.

Specifically that means anyone who bought an Xbox One between 22nd November 2013 and 11th November 2014, and has logged at least 10 hours of usage.

Everyone will get a Year One gamer picture, new Xbox One backgrounds and a Year One image for use as your desktop, Microsoft mouthpiece Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb explained in a new blog post.

You'll also get a free rental of live action Halo 4 mini-series Forward Unto Dawn.

US owners will additionally get a rental of the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movie and various Dragon Ball Z TV episodes.

But that's not all - selected fans will randomly receive an extra gift, picked from the list below. The highlights include 12 months of Xbox Live and various console bundles - but there's no word on how many will be given away.

Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle
One month membership for Xbox One-exclusive EA Access service
Tiger Shark cash card for Grand Theft Auto V, worth $200,000 in-game GTA Online dollars
Forza gift pack with Forza RallyCross hat, Lamborghini Huracán 1/24 scale replica, and Xbox One Controller (launch team edition) signed by Tanner Foust, host of Top Gear America, Global RallyCross champion and professional stunt driver
Forza Horizon 2 Limited Edition Casio G-Shock Men's Black Multi-Function Digital Sports Watch
Grand Theft Auto V gift pack with the Los Santos Sheriff Trucker cap, Michael, Franklin and Trevor Posters, and a Grand Theft Auto V sticker pack
Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership digital code
Killer Instinct Season 1 Combo Breaker Pack, the retail version of Killer Instinct Xbox One's first season and includes all eight season one characters: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, and Spinal. Also includes Fulgore DLC character.
Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery for Forza Horizon 2
Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 for immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the main Battlefield 4 game
Arno's French Rapier for Assassin's Creed Unity to improve your combat skills
75 Platinum in Warframe
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Costume Pack for Peggle 2
Epic Quest Table in Pinball FX2
Dance Central Spotlight (full game token)
Project Spark Premium - 15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credits

Over the past 12 months, Xbox One owners have unlocked more than 11 billion Gamerscore, Microsoft said. Users have also spent more than 2 billion hours playing Xbox One games.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 20, 2014, 12:53:08 PM
I suppose the free stuff isn't really all that mind-blowing, but the chance at those random gifts may balance it out if you're fortunate enough. Good luck folks!

In other news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicfqtl_81Y
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 14, 2015, 06:41:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoq3zPNz1lg
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 15, 2015, 05:41:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hd11Kcp7KQ

Along with this -

The Xbox One price will drop to $349 on Jan. 16, Microsoft announced today.

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"Building off a record-setting holiday, we are excited to announce a new promotion in which fans in the U.S. can buy an Xbox One at a special price of $349, starting tomorrow, January 16, from their preferred retailer," said Mike Nichols, corporate vice president of marketing for Xbox. "We are thankful for all the excitement for Xbox One this holiday and proud to offer more fans the amazing games lineup, Xbox Live gaming community, and continual innovation that Xbox One fans have come to enjoy."

Source: [Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/15/7554153/xbox-one-price-drop-349-dollars)]

*Note: This is being labeled a "temporary price-drop" as detailed here: [Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/15/7554431/heres-why-the-xbox-one-is-getting-another-temporary-price-drop)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: sambo on February 09, 2015, 05:44:21 AM
Loving the new update. Game hubs are cool. Plus hearing the next update will enable you to save screenshots.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 09, 2015, 10:34:35 AM
Loving the new update. Game hubs are cool. Plus hearing the next update will enable you to save screenshots.

Only had a quick play around with the new update, I did check my Another World stats and told Dave that i'd only played for 3 hours instead of 4, he wasn't impressed.   ;D
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 16, 2015, 11:12:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTVAxFcp-Xg
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 19, 2015, 08:05:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bQ_oExgYbA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 11, 2015, 08:36:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGb_ltmH02o
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 06, 2015, 03:08:11 AM
Xbox One Preview Update adds 60FPS Game DVR (http://www.icxm.net/x/xb1-60-fps-recording-preview.html)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 16, 2015, 08:35:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNIyJhdIbk
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 24, 2015, 12:16:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNIyJhdIbk

Something about that floating menu feels like a flashback to the PS3 interface, which I'm not so fond of...
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 29, 2015, 12:36:41 AM
XBox One Holiday Bundle #1: Tomb Raider Bundle

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This holiday, Xbox is offering unmatched value and choice for gamers with a diverse mix of bundles starting at $349. Every day this week, we’re adding new Xbox bundles to our holiday lineup, giving fans more ways to experience the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.  Today, we’re pleased to announce the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle – the ultimate Tomb Raider experience that’s perfect for Tomb Raider fans around the world as well as gamers new to the critically acclaimed survival-action series. The bundle features:

    1TB hard drive, so fans can play and store more games than ever
    Full-game download of the highly anticipated and Holiday 2015 Xbox exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider
    The exclusive Tactical Survival Kit Content Pack, which contains a new outfit and weapon skin for Lara
    Full-game download of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, the HD remake of 2013’s critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider


Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful and hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality. The Tactical Survivor Pack, available exclusively in the Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One bundle, equips Lara with a new outfit, upgraded abilities and spec-ops tactical gear taken from enemy forces.

The Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle will be available starting in November for $399 USD. Discover the Legend Within only on Xbox this holiday, exclusively available at Microsoft stores and Best Buy in the U.S. and participating retailers in all markets where Xbox One is sold except Canada, China and the UK.

The holidays are just around the corner and with more Xbox One options this year, there’s never been a better time to buy. We’ve got something for everyone this holiday with a variety of Xbox One options, including the Xbox One Elite Bundle, Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle, the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console, the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle and more. Stay tuned for more Xbox One news on Xbox Wire each day of this week!

Source: [Xbox Wire (http://news.xbox.com/2015/09/xbox-one-rise-of-the-tomb-raider-bundle)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 29, 2015, 06:14:38 PM
XBox One Holiday Bundle #2: The Blockbuster Bundle

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It’s day two in our week full of bundles and to help gamers get into the holiday spirit, we’re packing a punch today with value like never before. We’re excited to unveil the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle featuring a few of our favorites from the greatest games lineup in our history: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and a full-game download of Ori and the Blind Forest. With 1TB of storage, you can play and store more games than ever, including your Xbox 360 favorites thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

With the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, fans can look forward to:

    Experiencing the original Gears of War rebuilt from the ground up in 1080p, including 60FPS competitive multiplayer with 19 maps and six game modes and five campaign chapters never released on console.
    Accessing the entire Xbox 360 Gears or War collection to play on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility at no additional cost when you play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live by Dec. 31, 2015.
    Playing a jaw-dropping collection of 30 iconic games with Rare Replay, from Battletoads and Banjo-Kazooie to Perfect Dark and more.
    And immersing themselves in the critically acclaimed action-platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest.


This year we’ve also got an incredible roster of exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6. With new features added all the time, and the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever coming this November, there’s never been a better time to jump ahead with Xbox One.

The Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle will be available starting in October for $399 USD. Check with your local retailer, including Microsoft stores, for details today.

Source: [Xbox Wire (http://news.xbox.com/2015/09/xbox-one-1tb-holiday-bundle)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 30, 2015, 03:44:36 PM
XBox One Holiday Bundle #3: The Lego Movie Video Game Bundle

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Get the ultimate LEGO building experience featuring an Xbox One 500GB console and Xbox One The LEGO® Movie Videogame where you can play with a delightful and surprising mix of over 90 characters from the film, including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf, and more.

The Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame bundle will be available in October for $349 USD. Check with your local retailer, including Microsoft stores, for details today. The bundle will be available in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the U.S.

With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history and an Xbox One bundle for everyone this holiday, which one will you choose? Enjoy your Xbox 360 games with the advanced features of Xbox One, like Game DVR and in-home streaming to Windows 10. Play with friends on Xbox Live. And quickly switch between live TV, games, and apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus. With Xbox One, everyone gets to play.

Source: [Xbox Wire (http://news.xbox.com/2015/09/xbox-one-lego-movie-videogame-bundle)]

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 01, 2015, 03:45:12 AM
12 Person Party Chat for Xbox One

Microsoft is rolling out a server-side update for Xbox One and Windows 10 today, adding 12-person Party Chat, new text chat options, “streamlined” Game DVR, new animated avatars, an updated menu for quick access to common actions and new Guide settings.

“Garnering over 2200 votes on Xbox Feedback, we are expanding party chat to include 12 people,” said Major Nelson. “This feature is being enabled for all of our Xbox users – and the Xbox App on Windows 10 as well as those in the New Xbox One Experience Preview.”

You can find an overview of all the new features below, in Microsoft’s own words.

Party text chat adds more communication options. In the New Xbox One Experience, text chat joins voice chat as a way to communicate with your friends. At the bottom of the ‘Your Party’ page, you will see a button to ‘Show text chat.’ This will let you participate in the conversation. Party text chat will also come to the Beta Xbox App for Windows 10.

A streamlined Game DVR experience. We have combined the functionality of the Game DVR snap app and the former Upload app into one easy-to-use app called Game DVR. In full screen mode, you can use this app to view your game clips and screenshot captures. When snapped, you can use Game DVR to start or stop recordings.
   
New animated avatars. They are back and better than ever. You showed us that you are passionate about Avatars with many requests on Xbox Feedback. The new avatars will be animated on your profile and will start showing up in other new places in the new experience. If you prefer a gamerpic, you can easily switch your image.

Updated menu for quick access to common actions. The menu button on your controller lets you pin an app or game to Home, launch a recently played game, or quit an app or game with just the touch of a button.
   
Access new settings in the Guide. Adding to settings already included in the guide, like adjusting the headset volume, you can now turn your console off or restart your console directly from the Guide.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 01, 2015, 12:16:49 PM
XBox One Holiday Bundle #4x2: GoW Special Edition Bundle & Kinect Bundle

Gears of War Bundle

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You might recall that in July, we introduced the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, which is available now. Today we’ve got something special in store for Gears fans: the Xbox One Special Edition Gears of War Bundle, featuring a 500GB Cirrus White console and controller, a full-game download of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin and early access to the Gears of War 4 Beta.

Experience the original Gears of War rebuilt from the ground up in 1080p, including 60FPS competitive multiplayer with 19 maps and six game modes, and five campaign chapters never released on console. And for a limited time, when you play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live, you’ll get the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War collection to play on Xbox One at no additional cost (more details here). Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is also your ticket to early access of the Gears of War 4 Beta in Spring 2016. This is the first Gears at its best – a bundle for veterans of the series and newcomers alike, who want to experience some of the best that Xbox has to offer.

The Xbox One Special Edition Gears of War Bundle will be available exclusively at Walmart in the U.S. starting in November for $349 USD.



Kinect Bundle

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Also today, we’re unveiling the Xbox One with Kinect Bundle featuring an Xbox One 500GB console, Kinect for Xbox One and full-game downloads of Dance Central Spotlight, Kinect Sports Rivals and Zoo Tycoon. Experience the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, including Kinect favorites where you can jump right in.

With Xbox One, you can join friends on Xbox Live, the world’s premiere gaming community, use your voice to find your favorite entertainment, snap apps, switch instantly and start recording game clips. With new features and enhancements added all the time, and over two hundred since launch, there’s more fun for everyone on Xbox One.

The Xbox One with Kinect Bundle will be available starting in October for $499 USD. Check with your local retailer, including Microsoft stores, for details today. The bundle will be available in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.

Source: [Xbox Wire (http://news.xbox.com/2015/10/xbox-one-special-edition-gears-of-war-and-xbox-one-with-kinect-bundles)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 02, 2015, 11:30:28 AM
Xbox One Holiday Bundle #5: Fallout Bundle

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The Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle features a 1TB hard drive, the critically-acclaimed Fallout 4, and a full-game download of Fallout 3. Play and store more games than ever with the 1TB hard drive and Xbox One Backward Compatibility. And don’t forget, Fallout 4 players will be able to play PC mods free, first on Xbox One.

The Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle includes:
◾1TB Xbox One console
◾Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack
◾Fallout 4 full game download
◾Fallout 3 full game download, now playable on Xbox One
◾14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

The Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle will be available 10 November for $399 USD. Check with your local retailer, including Microsoft stores, for details including pricing and availability.

Source: [Major Nelson (http://majornelson.com/2015/10/02/xbox-one-fallout-4-bundle-available-in-november/)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 02, 2015, 11:25:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tDsA_28Fb0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 04, 2015, 08:52:04 AM
The likely 100 launch games for Xbox One backwards compatibility (http://www.finder.com/100-launch-games-for-backwards-compatibility)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 04, 2015, 11:39:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ng9Uacu8Mw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ZqT1UNP5k
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 09, 2015, 09:08:41 AM
The List Of Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games Is Now Available (http://majornelson.com/2015/11/09/the-list-of-xbox-one-backward-compatibility-games-is-now-available/?linkId=18611744)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 02, 2016, 12:37:57 PM
March XB1 Update Preview Details:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMQgrp7aykw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 17, 2016, 12:53:38 PM
Normally not a fan of Special Editions which merely apply "cosmetic" changes to things, but these new controllers may be a bit too sweet to pass up -

Dusk Shadow and Copper Shadow XB1 Controllers:
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Both controllers are available for pre-order starting today for $69.99 USD ERP. You can find them on store shelves at participating retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil later this month and in other select regions worldwide in April. As always, availability and pricing vary by region. In the U.S., the Xbox One Special Edition Copper Shadow Wireless Controller will be exclusively available at Microsoft stores and GameStop, and the Xbox One Special Edition Dusk Shadow Wireless Controller will be exclusively available at Microsoft stores and, for a limited time, Best Buy.

Source: [Major Nelson (http://majornelson.com/2016/03/17/dusk-shadow-and-copper-shadow-two-new-xbox-one-special-edition-wireless-controllers/?linkId=22386020)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 18, 2016, 04:21:49 AM
Those controllers are nice, I'm hoping there will be a Gears 4 controller when the game comes out, The Coalition gave one of these away on their forums a while back.

(http://i.imgur.com/1zqQZRSl.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 31, 2016, 06:27:57 AM
Microsoft Build: Background Music & Cortana Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft’s developer-focused Build conference keynote took place yesterday and with it came a handful of Xbox gaming related news. Here’s what you need to know.

Microsoft will soon come good on its promise to allow developers to turn their retail Xbox Ones into dev kits, by activating an app called Dev Mode.

"We've said from the start we want Xbox One to be a great place for games and also a great place for developers of all sizes so you can create new games and application experiences,” said Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

“Today I'm pleased to announce Xbox Dev Mode, giving developers the ability to convert their retail Xbox One into a development kit.”

Spencer added that he expects more apps than games to pop up on the console as a result of the changes, stating that the ID@Xbox program adequately takes care of independent developers.

HoloLens, Microsoft’s standalone augmented reality headset, also featured during the keynote. Dev kits of the headset are going out to developers now, so expect to see some really interesting tech demos in the coming weeks and months.

Elsewhere, it was announced that Cortana is coming to everyone on Xbox One following a spell in Preview. She’ll act as a "personal gaming assistant", helping you to find new games and provide tips.

Following the Windows 10 Anniversary update this summer, you’ll also be able to listen to background music on Xbox One (without Snap) and browse a unified app store across Xbox and PC.

For an overview of everything announced during Microsoft Build 2016 keynote - http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/30/xbox-at-build-2016/
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 06, 2016, 12:36:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwawqJitA78
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 09, 2016, 05:57:18 AM
Xbox Live is free for the first time on Xbox One this weekend and Rocket League will be free for the weekend too.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-09-rocket-league-free-on-xbox-one-this-weekend
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 14, 2016, 12:46:00 PM
For those who may have missed or haven't had a chance to catch up - Microsoft confirmed rumors of "Project Scorpio" - a system they're calling the 'most powerful console ever' here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WnLvk3wIIk

Update: Project Scorpio is set to release in 2017 - no price tag has been announced.



Also announced was a slimmer version of the XB1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuTwtOo88r8

Introducing the new Xbox One S. Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range technology. Stream 4K video on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch UHD Blu-ray™ movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD.

This version of the XB1 will release this summer and will cost $299.


Additionally, Microsoft also introduced a program that will allow users to customize or design their own XB1 controllers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGxxXkDqRS8

Now you can personalize your very own Xbox Wireless Controller with Xbox Design Lab. Start from scratch or customize an existing design online, choosing from a wide range of color combinations. You can even add laser engraving for a more personal touch. You design it. We build it. With Xbox Design Lab, the next Xbox wireless controller is truly in your hands.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 16, 2016, 05:24:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSCJeNjEgQY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 14, 2016, 12:34:42 PM
Gears of War 4 Xbox One S officially revealed (http://mashable.com/2016/07/14/gears-of-war-4-custom-xbox-one-s-bundle/#_)

The image below was leaked yesterday, now official, controllers are available too so I don't have to pay £160 for that Elite one  :)

(http://cdn.ndtv.com/tech/gadgets/gears_of_war_4_xbox_one_S_confirmed.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 19, 2016, 01:10:37 PM
Xbox One S Console Available August 2nd
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Microsoft has today announced that the slimmer, sleeker and whiter Xbox One S console that opened their E3 show this year will be available on August 2nd in select regions (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and United States).

The initial release date will only include the 2TB launch edition of the console, with smaller hard drive versions (500GB and 1TB) coming at a later date which will be "shared soon. Pre-orders are still being accepted through the Microsoft store and other retailers.

Here are some of the highlights of what the Xbox One S is made up of:

•40 percent smaller than Xbox One
•Built-in power supply
•More front-USBs and IR blaster
•4K video and HDR support
•New controller design (1x included with console)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm60PyKdFUo

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 26, 2016, 12:05:11 PM
The first set of 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S bundles, the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle and the Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle. Both bundles arrive in stores on August 23 and are available for pre-order starting today.

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Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle
In partnership with EA SPORTS, we’re offering the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle for fans in the U.S. and Canada. Packed with everything a football fan needs to get ready for the season, the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle comes loaded with a 1TB hard drive to play all the biggest blockbusters in Xbox history, a full-game download of Madden NFL 17, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs and one month of EA Access for $349 USD / $449 CAD. And now for a limited time, when you purchase the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle, you’ll get a promotional code for 20 percent off your next order at NFLShop.com (bundles purchased at GameStop will include a physical copy of Madden NFL 17).



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Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle
In addition to the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle, we’re also offering the Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle, the ideal way to dive into the world of Xbox One and the iconic Halo universe. The Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle comes with a 500GB or 1TB Xbox One S, matching Xbox Wireless Controller and five games between Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It’s perfect for those looking to relive the Master Chief’s epic journey or battle on the biggest maps in franchise history in Warzone multiplayer.

Both the 500GB and 1TB hard drive options for the Xbox One Halo Collection Bundle will be available at participating retailers, including Microsoft Stores, in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand for $299 USD and $349 USD, respectively. Note that, in the U.S., the 1TB hard drive option will only be available in very limited quantities at select Microsoft Stores and microsoftstore.com. We’ll have more to share about 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S bundles in additional markets next month.

Source: [Major Nelson (https://majornelson.com/2016/07/26/1tb-and-500gb-xbox-one-s-bundles-arriving-aug-23-with-madden-nfl-17-and-halo-collection/)]

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 03, 2016, 01:38:29 PM
Just a reminder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgeR1z846CE
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 04, 2016, 08:43:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC1HrWcPB0E
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 10, 2016, 10:08:56 AM
New update rolling out today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDE7wO43Bmk

*Seems OG video got pulled...dropped working file in.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 16, 2016, 09:42:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSw1-QepRpA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 14, 2016, 09:46:58 PM
XBox One Update Promises Faster Downloads
(http://gearnuke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/xbox-one-new-1-1-1-700x350.jpg)

An update rolled out today and it's being detailed -

We’ve made several optimizations to game and app downloads on Xbox One:

-Customers with high-speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.
-Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.
-Additional optimizations have also made background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.


Source: [TA (https://www.trueachievements.com/n26040/xbox-one-update-increases-download-speeds-substantially)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 15, 2016, 02:42:22 AM
XBox One Update Promises Faster Downloads
(http://gearnuke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/xbox-one-new-1-1-1-700x350.jpg)

An update rolled out today and it's being detailed -

We’ve made several optimizations to game and app downloads on Xbox One:

-Customers with high-speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.
-Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.
-Additional optimizations have also made background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.


Source: [TA (https://www.trueachievements.com/n26040/xbox-one-update-increases-download-speeds-substantially)]

I wondered what the update I got last night did, now I know. :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on December 15, 2016, 03:19:00 AM
I seem to be getting updates at quite regular intervals. Had 3 on the bounce this week alone!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 17, 2017, 06:26:15 AM
Here's our first look at Xbox One's new Guide (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-17-heres-our-first-look-at-xbox-ones-new-guide)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 24, 2017, 12:34:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F7_hacOjPo
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 02, 2017, 01:32:27 PM
Meet the latest Xbox One Controllers: Ocean Shadow and Winter Forces

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/060811.jpg)

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Ocean Shadow Special Edition [Pictured Left] is the next evolution of the Shadow controller series we introduced last year. This controller features a sleek, matte black top case and sides that fade to a light blue metallic finish. The buttons, triggers and D-pad have a glossy black finish with light blue highlights on the ABXY and menu buttons. The controller will be available for $69.99 USD at select retailers worldwide starting February 7.

The Xbox Wireless Controller – Winter Forces Special Edition [Pictured Right] is the newest of our Forces series controllers and is inspired by the popularity of our previous Armed Forces, Covert Forces, and Midnight Forces controllers. It has a modern, arctic camo pattern with light and dark grey accents, giving it a striking look alongside your Xbox One S console. This new controller will also be available for $69.99 USD at select retailers worldwide starting February 7.

These look cool but wish they'd integrate these kinds of visual options with the Design Labs program.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on February 02, 2017, 03:48:17 PM
There very nice but a bit steep on the price.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 16, 2017, 02:02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSJr-eTikn0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 17, 2017, 07:15:44 PM
In addition to the free MP Weekend -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8JZnJfIHxY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 26, 2017, 01:57:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqM1qANq1eQ
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 05, 2017, 12:48:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz8p8ZPW_dQ
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 11, 2017, 02:59:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2rdlomw-MY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 17, 2017, 06:26:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJiEEjML4aU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 20, 2017, 09:14:33 PM
(http://compass.xboxlive.com/assets/db/e8/dbe8f0d6-ccbf-4e8e-ba1f-1652b84f566f.png?n=one-system-start-update-l.png)
Seems updates galore are on the way [for "Insiders" in the next few weeks]!

Starting this month, we’re rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback to select Xbox Insider members. These features will begin appearing over the next few weeks, and your use of these features and feedback around them helps shape our release plans to the broader Xbox community moving forward. Gamers are at the center of everything we do at Xbox – we value your opinions and want you to help evolve the Xbox experience. Over the past few months, we’ve released brand new features to Insiders including Beam broadcasting through the Guide on Xbox One and the Game bar on Windows 10, the Beam app to watch streams on Xbox One, Game Mode on Windows 10, and a preview of Xbox Game Pass. In addition to adding exciting new features, the team has been hard at work continuing to update existing features based on what we hear from you at Xbox Feedback. Below is a summary of what’s starting to ship over the next month to select Xbox Insiders.


Arena on Xbox Live

Profile and Activity Feed

Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG)

My Games and Apps, and Settings

Source: [Major Nelson (https://majornelson.com/2017/03/20/arena-and-fan-inspired-feature-updates-start-rolling-out-to-insiders-this-month/?linkId=35654638)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 23, 2017, 07:31:19 AM
Custom gamerpics will be good, keeping it in preview for longer because people will abuse it with pics that aren't suitable for kids and stuff! On 360 only friends could see custom gamerpics, so maybe that would be the best option here.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 29, 2017, 04:21:28 PM
March Xbox One update begins rolling out today - details below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAEnlFzMGhU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 05, 2017, 05:15:29 AM
According to a few games journalists on Twitter and a few gaming sites, we'll be getting a Project Scorpio reveal tomorrow (April the 6th) at 2pm UK time. Most likely specs and no price apparently, if it even happens of course.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 06, 2017, 01:26:14 PM
Project Scorpio - Detailed & Compared
(https://www.gtplanet.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/project-scorpio-logo.png)

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/063570.jpg)
(http://cdn.segmentnext.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/jpg.jpg)
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/neowin/news/images/uploaded/2016/09/1474280129_xbox-scorpio-4k.jpg)
(https://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/xlarge/public/field/image/2017/04/project-scorpio-green-af.jpg?itok=jMRlS1_p)


(http://cdn.wegotthiscovered.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Xbox-One-Scorpio-659x360.png)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE2hNrq1Zxs

Pricing is said to be higher than Xbox One & Xbox One S(which shouldn't be a surprise), but no specific numbers given out as of yet. Full debut is most likely slated during this year's E3. Reported release date not detailed but stated as end 2017.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 13, 2017, 02:40:11 AM
Overseen over the interwebs -

(http://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/063957.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 14, 2017, 07:25:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxQW0AVpvw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 14, 2017, 07:33:43 PM
Not very big news at this point, but this would have been nice to have been on the table pre-launch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2KKL0y_j-4
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on April 15, 2017, 07:43:43 AM
Not very big news at this point, but this would have been nice to have been on the table pre-launch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2KKL0y_j-4

I got Kinect with my Xbox One, only used it to record clips, scan redeem codes and for an achievement on that IDARB game, traded it in the other day for Watch Dogs 2.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 26, 2017, 06:47:46 PM
Are controllers now turning into the equivalent of "shovel-ware"? Seems there are new controller designs being released every month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClE7o4hRBrg

(http://compass.xbox.com/assets/ae/7e/ae7eeb3a-762c-4c97-8c9e-0d1e0a66691f.jpg?n=Xbox-Wireless-Controller-Recon_gallery_960x540_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 27, 2017, 01:45:44 PM
Project Scorpio | Xb1 Comparison Images Leaked -

[Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2017/4/27/15435588/xbox-scorpio-1080p-resolution-graphics-improvements)] has all the techie-talk on this one. Below is a three way comparison -

From left to right: 1080p on Xbox One, 1080p on Scorpio, 4K on Scorpio.

(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Cs3IfWb0grSjLS-D5Xwb9sZe-OI=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/8415735/xbox_scorpio_tech_demo_comparison_1562.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 30, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ga692bC09c
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 05, 2017, 06:17:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ai6g8C4WUU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 16, 2017, 07:00:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb69P9UMxMc
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 24, 2017, 01:26:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3fDMJxVziY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 05, 2017, 02:01:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfARlsRtdPY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 11, 2017, 10:55:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7mUBTvxcY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 13, 2017, 02:53:37 PM
Design Lab Update -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCxjMfnugcU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 14, 2017, 07:37:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8i1kf3M9AY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on June 15, 2017, 03:01:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8i1kf3M9AY

I'm amazed they're continuing with avatars, bar the odd game and a bunch of profile pics, nobody even bothers with them anymore, especially on Xbox One.  I'm guessing they'll be forced on us with a new update soon!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 23, 2017, 01:54:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbPAnF6fais
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on June 27, 2017, 03:00:22 PM
True about the avatars. What's the point?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 06, 2017, 04:14:51 PM
A bit late, but here ya go -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-gp-Voq6MQ
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 07, 2017, 10:53:24 AM
Xbox One "gift a friend" feature coming soon (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-07-07-microsoft-to-add-gift-a-friend-to-xbox-one)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 13, 2017, 02:37:59 PM
Custom Gamerpics, Console Co-streaming, Arena Updates and More Roll Out to Xbox Fans Today (https://news.xbox.com/2017/07/13/custom-gamerpics-console-co-streaming-arena-updates-roll-xbox-fans-today/)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 16, 2017, 01:39:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3zXA2OxKcw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 22, 2017, 12:40:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE5Bx1an4Cw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 28, 2017, 05:53:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuX96-bb9_8
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 04, 2017, 05:33:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GkDqWGWP24
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 08, 2017, 11:34:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeA2FmPT7xk
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 08, 2017, 05:45:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeA2FmPT7xk

This update looks interesting. To be honest, not a big fan of the way the layout is set at the moment. Feels a bit slow and not as flexible, being able to move or remove sections altogether feels like a plus.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on August 10, 2017, 11:05:55 AM
I'm getting fed up with every time I switch mine on there's a friggin update!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 10, 2017, 01:37:42 PM
I'm getting fed up with every time I switch mine on there's a friggin update!

True - and I'm still not sure where to go in order to get the details as to what's included in all those mini-updates. Would be nice to know what your xbox is ingesting.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 10, 2017, 01:38:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxV8izXRMGM

Creators Program Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH0OOZJ9NrI
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: NeuroticAlias on August 11, 2017, 04:20:58 PM
I'm getting fed up with every time I switch mine on there's a friggin update!

True - and I'm still not sure where to go in order to get the details as to what's included in all those mini-updates. Would be nice to know what your xbox is ingesting.
Last one was 3.5GB!
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 11, 2017, 07:11:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRpqQFCPhro
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 20, 2017, 11:42:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_nllptAsA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 20, 2017, 11:44:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4axHXXEfjIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3gSQZk0Crg
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 21, 2017, 12:55:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx30t7N2Zws
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 22, 2017, 04:34:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx30t7N2Zws

Sat through the entire 95 minutes on Sunday night, 95 minutes i'll never get back, awful show if you can even call it a show, still pre-ordered the One X the following morning though.   :)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 22, 2017, 04:50:23 AM
Here are the first 100 games that will be enhanced for the One X.

A Plague Tale: Innocence
Anthem
ARK: Survival Evolved
Ashen
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Astroneer
Battlerite
Below
Black Desert
Brawlout
Chess Ultra
Code Vein
Conan Exiles
Crackdown 3
Danger Zone
Dark and Light
Darksiders III
Dead Rising 4
Deep Rock Galactic
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
Dishonored 2
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Disneyland Adventures
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
Dragon Ball Fighter Z
Dynasty Warriors 9
FIFA 18
Elex THQ
Elite: Dangerous
EVERSPACE
F1 2017
Fable Fortune
Fallout 4
Farming Simulator 17
Final Fantasy XV
Firewatch
For Honor
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Motorsport 7
Gears of War 4
Gravel
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Hand of Fate 2
Hello Neighbor
Hitman
Homefront: The Revolution
Injustice 2
Jurassic Park Frontier
Killer Instinct
Killing Floor 2
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Madden NFL 18
Mafia III
Mantis Burn Racing
Metal Gear Survive
Metro: Exodus
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
Minion Masters
Monster Hunter: World
NBA 2K18
Need for Speed Payback
Ooblets
Ori and the Will of the Wisp
Outcast – Second Contact
Outlast 2
Paladins
Path of Exile
Pixar Rush
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Portal Knights
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Project Cars 2
Quantum Break
Raiders of the Broken Planet
Railway Empire
Real Farm Simulator 2017
ReCore
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Rime
Roblox
Robocraft Infinity
Rocket League
Sea of Thieves
Slime Rancher
Smite
Sonic Forces
Star Wars Battlefront 2
State of Decay 2
Steep
Strange Brigade
Super Lucky’s Tale
Superhot
Surviving Mars
Tennis World Tour
The Artful Escape
The Crew 2
The Darwin Project
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The Last Night
The Long Dark
The Surge
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Train Sim World
TT Isle of Man
Warframe
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
We Happy Few
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
World of Tanks
WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
Zoo Tycoon
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 22, 2017, 01:24:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx30t7N2Zws

Sat through the entire 95 minutes on Sunday night, 95 minutes i'll never get back, awful show if you can even call it a show, still pre-ordered the One X the following morning though.   :)

Yeah, usually these shows are pretty bad. 3-minute hits are usually easier to digest, sometimes have an issue with E3 presentations too. Though still on the fence with the One X.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 22, 2017, 01:45:20 PM
Still not 100% sure I'll get the One X at launch but thought I'd at least pre-order it so i've got the option, still got 3 months to decide yet, does look bloody nice though and being able to play Gears and Titanfall in 4K will probably swing it for me.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 01, 2017, 07:00:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzThEZvkhRA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 08, 2017, 06:29:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdaD82utzis
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 15, 2017, 07:21:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3xtvIR-aC8
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 22, 2017, 01:42:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMweynsaRbs
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 29, 2017, 07:36:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Q5JDx2PH0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 03, 2017, 10:46:45 PM
(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VpMwacH_oPNMM_8bH6lIcQdQ8u8=/0x0:2000x1000/1200x800/filters:focal(840x340:1160x660)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56955623/Groove_Music_Pass_Spotify_Image.0.png)

As of December 31st, the Groove app will "no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, and download music." Users who have subscriptions beyond that date will be refunded for the unused subscription time. In the meantime, Microsoft is offering an easy way for users to transfer their libraries into Spotify. That feature will last until "at least" January 31st, 2018. The transfer feature is available to Windows Insiders and will roll out to all Windows 10 users the week of October 9th.

Source: [The Verge (https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/2/16401898/microsoft-groove-music-pass-discontinued-spotify-partner)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 07, 2017, 01:58:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDqlQEPJfiM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 07, 2017, 02:34:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2T9wVVrKD8
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 13, 2017, 05:35:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSV6Rg0Xe_o
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 16, 2017, 06:14:10 PM
Update begins rolling out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s946FOBDmDk
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 18, 2017, 04:21:30 AM
Update begins rolling out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s946FOBDmDk

Loving the new update, runs a lot quicker and one big plus for me is that my external HDD is available as soon as I log in, previously it took bloody ages for the xbox to see it.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 19, 2017, 01:58:42 PM
Update begins rolling out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s946FOBDmDk

Loving the new update, runs a lot quicker and one big plus for me is that my external HDD is available as soon as I log in, previously it took bloody ages for the xbox to see it.

Definitely feels a lot slicker in terms of load time and navigation.

The "Blocks" idea is interesting, though it still feels a bit limited. Kinda wish it would let you do a few more things like let you create blocks for Apps and maybe even allow you to group blocks of your favorite games or apps for organization. Maybe what I'm thinking about is something similar to having multiple segmented blocks of pins?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 20, 2017, 10:44:15 AM
Update begins rolling out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s946FOBDmDk

Loving the new update, runs a lot quicker and one big plus for me is that my external HDD is available as soon as I log in, previously it took bloody ages for the xbox to see it.

Definitely feels a lot slicker in terms of load time and navigation.

The "Blocks" idea is interesting, though it still feels a bit limited. Kinda wish it would let you do a few more things like let you create blocks for Apps and maybe even allow you to group blocks of your favorite games or apps for organization. Maybe what I'm thinking about is something similar to having multiple segmented blocks of pins?

I like that idea, maybe they'll add something like that in a future update.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 26, 2017, 10:26:47 PM
MS Xbox Kinect Finally Bleeds Out
(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/072560.jpg)

“Manufacturing for Kinect for Xbox One has ended but it is not the end of the journey for the technology,” Microsoft said in a statement shared with [GeekWire (https://www.geekwire.com/2017/goodbye-kinect-microsoft-stops-manufacturing-motion-sensing-xbox-camera/)]. “Kinect continues to delight tens of millions of Xbox owners and Kinect innovations live on in Xbox One, Windows 10, Cortana, Windows Mixed Reality and future technologies...

HoloLens uses many of the Kinect technologies for depth-sensing, and many laptops now ship with Windows Hello cameras that use the learnings of Kinect to recognize people's faces."


Source:[GeekWire (https://www.geekwire.com/2017/goodbye-kinect-microsoft-stops-manufacturing-motion-sensing-xbox-camera/)]

And now, for a flashback trailer, in memoriam...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2qlHoxPioM

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 27, 2017, 07:48:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-oDh30CY4
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 30, 2017, 11:10:54 AM
Gifted Games on Xbox One Don’t Expire (https://www.dualshockers.com/xbox-one-gift-games/)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 03, 2017, 04:41:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvZ4ii5TH4A
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 07, 2017, 01:49:54 PM
[MS Announces Skate 3, Gears of War 3 and Mirror's Edge Added To The Enhanced Xbox One X List (https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/927705942535258112)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 09, 2017, 07:53:13 PM
[Full List of Xbox One X Enhanced Games (https://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/xbox-one/xbox-one-x-enhanced-list)] - Some appear ready to go (minus the updates, of course) others are listed as "in development".
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 10, 2017, 08:54:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4_Dumkov74
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 13, 2017, 06:47:58 PM
Xbox One X hits 80,000 UK sales in first week
[Console sales match Switch launch and beat PS4 Pro] (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-11-13-xbox-one-x-hits-80-000-uk-sales-in-first-week)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 15, 2017, 01:53:27 PM
Added to XBox One X Enhanced List -

(https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/killing-floor-2-art.png)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 16, 2017, 05:13:40 AM
Titanfall 2 has now been re-patched for the One X after the original update brought the resolution in action heavy parts down to 864p, it now stays a lot closer to 4K while hitting 60FPS for the majority, more improvements coming soon too.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 16, 2017, 02:10:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwmrkVESZkA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 17, 2017, 06:35:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VykBtASkjY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 29, 2017, 06:05:54 PM
Xbox One Enhanced -

(https://gpstatic.com/acache/28/38/1/uk/t620x300-7c898159e9be14cd4b8bc1a60352a604.jpg)
(http://gfbrobot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/skyrim_logo.png)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 01, 2017, 05:18:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO2nH8GCqtY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 02, 2017, 09:07:05 PM
Added To The Enhanced List -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66jkRjbH-CE
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 04, 2017, 05:27:39 PM
Added To Xbox One X Enhanced List -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs_xP9VFvqk
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 09, 2017, 12:17:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcfI1UH-Z-0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 21, 2017, 09:14:33 PM
Xbox One Enhanced -
(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/075374.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 29, 2017, 11:43:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQxpuhvJz3c
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 12, 2018, 03:15:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUui4gqUXeM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 20, 2018, 09:20:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlVo4WXMu0Q
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 26, 2018, 04:46:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a_Mi2aHoOY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 02, 2018, 06:22:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbaZ6sHtFK4
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 09, 2018, 05:43:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvzaEsCtqQ
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 16, 2018, 04:32:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1lsuhIMGuw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 23, 2018, 05:11:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8YTDOPuc8g
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 27, 2018, 12:45:54 PM
Crackdown, Forza Horizon, Fable Anniversary and The Witcher 2 now enhanced for Xbox One X.

(https://www.xboxachievements.com/images/news/Xbox_One_X_Enhanced_Feb2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 01, 2018, 02:53:36 PM
[From Left To Right] Recon Tech / Combat Tech Special Edition / Patrol Tech Wireless Controllers

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/077337.jpg)

The Recon Tech Special Edition series is currently available at a price point of US$59.99

The Combat Tech Special Edition will be released on March 27th. It is available for pre-order from the Microsoft Store now for US$69.99 / £54.99 / €64.99.

The Patrol Tech Special Edition is currently available and can be ordered for US$59.99
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 03, 2018, 01:42:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35OuLjZzL9w
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 05, 2018, 01:54:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AbD3-nZvY

Inside Xbox premieres March 10, 2018 with a Sea of Thieves special that takes you behind the scenes on Rare’s anticipated new pirate game with interviews, features and breaking news you won’t see anywhere else. The live show will also feature content you won't want to miss on PUBG, Far Cry 5, Xbox Games with Gold, Xbox Game Pass and the latest breaking news and trailer reveals. Tune in March 10 at 12pm PST / 3PM EST.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 09, 2018, 05:12:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmtwNu0UB8c
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 16, 2018, 05:42:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX_VI8WCjpE
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 23, 2018, 05:46:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbml2NRGz_o
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 30, 2018, 11:07:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpqXgisfI4g
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 06, 2018, 08:46:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFYb86LXaG0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 12, 2018, 01:50:07 PM
GoW2 gets the sharpness level cranked up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkU5KOGs17Y
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 12, 2018, 05:19:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Aq2gPMX_g
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 13, 2018, 08:14:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0n7XP5mFOA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 15, 2018, 02:53:55 PM
[Missing Gamerscore Issue Fix Deployed (http://www.trueachievements.com/n32235/xbox-team-deploy-fix-for-missing-gamerscore-issue)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 17, 2018, 01:26:03 AM
Added To Xbox One X Enhanced:
(https://cdn3.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tom-clancys-thedivision-1920x1080.jpg)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 18, 2018, 02:26:08 PM
For what it's worth - Avatar Editor Update Gets Leaked -  [image links to twitter post with a video of it]
(https://mspoweruser.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Xbox-Avatar-Editor-Windows-app.jpg) (https://twitter.com/IdleSloth1984/status/986356662163435520)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 24, 2018, 12:32:24 AM
Update begins rolling out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s946FOBDmDk

Loving the new update, runs a lot quicker and one big plus for me is that my external HDD is available as soon as I log in, previously it took bloody ages for the xbox to see it.

Definitely feels a lot slicker in terms of load time and navigation.

The "Blocks" idea is interesting, though it still feels a bit limited. Kinda wish it would let you do a few more things like let you create blocks for Apps and maybe even allow you to group blocks of your favorite games or apps for organization. Maybe what I'm thinking about is something similar to having multiple segmented blocks of pins?

I like that idea, maybe they'll add something like that in a future update.

Looks like they're listening!

Quote
Xbox One May 2018 Update Adds Game Groups

Microsoft's next Xbox One software update is due to be released next month. The appropriately titled May Update will include several improvements and new features, such as game and app groups, the ability to trim video clips without Upload Studio, more refresh rate options, and improvements in a few areas.

Game and App Groups
A new feature has been added to Pins: Groups. Here, players can create multiple collections that include anything from the My games & apps section of the dashboard. Players can then give the groups unique names, order them as they wish, and add them to the Home section. They will appear in the Guide, Home, and My games & apps sections of the dashboard and, because they're tied to individual Xbox Live accounts, they'll automatically sync across all consoles on which that gamertag is found. Microsoft has already set up a group for those who can already use the feature that includes all of their pins. Not all alpha members have this feature right now and it will "gradually roll out [...] over time".

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/080082.jpg)


Source: [TA (https://www.trueachievements.com/n32331/xbox-one-may-2018-update-adds-game-groups)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 27, 2018, 05:42:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-ZmT_JIbbs
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 04, 2018, 07:31:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIjyiQ09lso
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 11, 2018, 05:07:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijudJblbcK4
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 17, 2018, 01:47:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fcK19CAjWM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 18, 2018, 08:31:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7rktoh8K0g
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 21, 2018, 09:28:49 PM
Normally not all in on custom consoles, but damn, this one looks really good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhIh-rLHlp0

[Enter Sweepstakes to Win It! (https://blackpantherxboxsweeps.com)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 25, 2018, 03:34:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAq7lHihuWY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 27, 2018, 03:00:54 PM
Update begins rolling out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s946FOBDmDk

Loving the new update, runs a lot quicker and one big plus for me is that my external HDD is available as soon as I log in, previously it took bloody ages for the xbox to see it.

Definitely feels a lot slicker in terms of load time and navigation.

The "Blocks" idea is interesting, though it still feels a bit limited. Kinda wish it would let you do a few more things like let you create blocks for Apps and maybe even allow you to group blocks of your favorite games or apps for organization. Maybe what I'm thinking about is something similar to having multiple segmented blocks of pins?

I like that idea, maybe they'll add something like that in a future update.

Looks like they're listening!

Quote
Xbox One May 2018 Update Adds Game Groups

Microsoft's next Xbox One software update is due to be released next month. The appropriately titled May Update will include several improvements and new features, such as game and app groups, the ability to trim video clips without Upload Studio, more refresh rate options, and improvements in a few areas.

Game and App Groups
A new feature has been added to Pins: Groups. Here, players can create multiple collections that include anything from the My games & apps section of the dashboard. Players can then give the groups unique names, order them as they wish, and add them to the Home section. They will appear in the Guide, Home, and My games & apps sections of the dashboard and, because they're tied to individual Xbox Live accounts, they'll automatically sync across all consoles on which that gamertag is found. Microsoft has already set up a group for those who can already use the feature that includes all of their pins. Not all alpha members have this feature right now and it will "gradually roll out [...] over time".

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/080082.jpg)


Source: [TA (https://www.trueachievements.com/n32331/xbox-one-may-2018-update-adds-game-groups)]

The saga of this update continues - seems it's rolled out without the Game Group feature...

Updated May 17, 2018:
Microsoft has now officially announced the update, and it looks like the Groups feature that was in testing in the 1805 update isn't quite ready for primetime as expected.


Source: [Windows Central (https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-may-2018-update-rolls-out-everyone-120hz-support-and-more)]

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 02, 2018, 02:06:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLWy_61okQ
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 16, 2018, 12:45:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcIwQR4WvZ4
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 22, 2018, 06:34:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8bzAO9CJ2E
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 11, 2018, 02:06:45 PM
And because we need another controller scheme - this one's called the "Sport White Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller" -

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/083529.jpg)

(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/083530.jpg)

Matching Charging Stand
(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/083531.jpg)

Available on July 31st in North America and August 7th worldwide for US$69.99 or regional equivalent. Some territories will get a 14-day Game Pass bundled into the purchase. The Charging Stand will run you $49.99 [USD] [Available US only on August 7th]

Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on July 27, 2018, 09:07:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wg6l7z1FoU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 10, 2018, 05:33:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NB6yRCxLOg
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 17, 2018, 07:53:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4nowC3upmU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 29, 2018, 03:50:10 PM
Kinda seems like a missed opportunity to put out a special edition instead of the plain white box, IMO.
(https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/086307.jpg)

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Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 29, 2018, 03:53:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh8x6VqR_LA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on August 31, 2018, 05:47:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BsTRNb0Pug
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 07, 2018, 09:48:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyR-NYBGg88
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 14, 2018, 08:10:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPyNIRWG3sw
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 18, 2018, 12:30:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG_KgOXfwiA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 21, 2018, 05:16:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgWwWvl_uo
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on September 26, 2018, 09:18:34 PM
Didn't know avatars were still a sought after thing...insofar as new upgrades were concerned. But, hey, what-do-I-know...?  #)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vk8BVq6Wx0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 28, 2018, 02:59:53 AM
Didn't know avatars were still a sought after thing...insofar as new upgrades were concerned. But, hey, what-do-I-know...?  #)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vk8BVq6Wx0

They were pretty cool when they first launched as they could be used in certain games and loads of games had avatar awards to unlock but they were soon forgot about, surprised they're even bothering with them again.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 01, 2018, 11:56:46 AM
Didn't know avatars were still a sought after thing...insofar as new upgrades were concerned. But, hey, what-do-I-know...?  #)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vk8BVq6Wx0

They were pretty cool when they first launched as they could be used in certain games and loads of games had avatar awards to unlock but they were soon forgot about, surprised they're even bothering with them again.

Yeah, I tend to forget they're even still around, except when I visit [TA (https://www.trueachievements.com)] and it shows up.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 05, 2018, 06:15:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C2t5mLMU30
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 11, 2018, 04:20:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T8k5yq_C8A
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 18, 2018, 01:48:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui-3HdHAQ6A

So...get your Taco Bell on..?
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 18, 2018, 03:19:00 PM
(https://www.xboxachievements.com/images/news/xboxonex-valve-enhanced-940x528-3-hero.jpg)

All of the above are getting a One X update today.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 20, 2018, 02:11:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ9-ALoFNe8
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 20, 2018, 02:14:35 AM
(https://www.xboxachievements.com/images/news/xboxonex-valve-enhanced-940x528-3-hero.jpg)

All of the above are getting a One X update today.

I'm aware this is blasphemous, but to this day, have yet to play Half-Life. Backlog FTW! #)
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on October 26, 2018, 09:02:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjENeBZ_4zA
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2018, 11:56:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48_S0hjY_50
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 09, 2018, 07:19:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Gz-ziIc-s
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on November 15, 2018, 06:01:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suvxb0OfhpQ
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 02, 2018, 03:37:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fdjJOX5lak
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 07, 2018, 09:35:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIBkZYoGIRs
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on December 07, 2018, 09:51:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOkl6KQfrQM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 02, 2019, 11:41:42 AM
Last week's episode - all days have melded into one at this point..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhJLLf4yLIg
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 05, 2019, 03:18:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-sy9I7pDU
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 12, 2019, 12:31:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cn1rGS-HGk
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 18, 2019, 06:49:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkjEe-MCJaM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on January 26, 2019, 09:46:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0hhXfWT9Uc
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on February 02, 2019, 12:46:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS-WSrf2q2k
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 02, 2019, 02:12:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTpNLKF7seM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 04, 2019, 01:02:13 PM
[Found this piece really interesting from TA (https://www.trueachievements.com/n36707/microsoft-shifts-focus-to-streaming-rather-than-consoles)]

Brief Summary:
Microsoft estimates there are 2 billion gamers across the world, and the problem is that many of them live in an area where console gaming doesn't exist or is difficult to access. The other problem with focusing on consoles is that they're expensive. They're not the money makers — those are the games and the services the console provides. As Microsoft's executive vice-president of Gaming, Phil Spencer, said about consoles:

That is not where you make money. The business inside of games is really selling games, and selling access to games and content in means like that is the fundamental business. So if you open it up, the more often people can play, the more they’re enjoying the art form. It increases the size of the business.

We want to bring Game Pass to any device that somebody wants to play on. Not just because it’s our business, but really because the business model allows for people to consume and find games that they wouldn’t have played in any other space... Not all of those players are going to want to pay $60 to go play something that they haven’t heard of before, and I see that model as being something that can really help us as an industry grow.
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 18, 2019, 12:34:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n6Ul9jMpWg
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 21, 2019, 01:24:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR0eELuYlaY
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on March 28, 2019, 01:40:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ21nEwD2tM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 16, 2019, 05:22:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBDSMNE3_oQ

Microsoft’s discless version of the Xbox One — officially known as the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition — will be released on May 7 and will cost $249.99. That makes it the least expensive Xbox One in Microsoft’s lineup, $50 less than the standard Xbox One S.

It will also include three digital games as part of the base packing: Playground Games’ open-world racer Forza Horizon 3, Mojang’s creative building game Minecraft, and Rare’s pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves.

Buyers will also get access to Xbox Game Pass for a discount: $1 for three months.


Source: [Polygon (https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/16/18411125/xbox-one-s-all-digital-edition-release-date-price)]
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on April 26, 2019, 09:08:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObldUnvKM4I
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 16, 2019, 09:51:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm7UgGWl7h0
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 25, 2019, 03:49:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dHUd8cVYTI
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on May 30, 2019, 01:44:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hY0UhhoIPM
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 06, 2019, 01:12:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOo_xxd5XhI
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 11, 2019, 12:16:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDODX8dZa4c
Title: Re: Xbox One Discussion
Post by: zerosum on June 13, 2019, 07:52:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflhejZNTGA