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News Xbox One announced as next-gen Microsoft games console

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 21 May 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    As I mentioned in the other article, it's freakin' hideous. Although the updated controller and kinect certainly look interesting. It couldn't have taken more than 15 minutes to design that enclosure though, with the majority of that 15 minutes used to finish eating lunch.
     
  3. Spuzzell

    Spuzzell New Member

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    So for just £300 I can watch live TV on my TV?

    SOLD.
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Compared to PS4 it at least looks like a real product.
     
  5. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Hehe true enough, still disappointed though. I actually liked the look of both the original and slim Xbox 360s. Forza 5 certainly looks very pretty though.
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    The Xbox One. Seriously!? Someone teach their marketing department to count ffs.
     
  7. Woodspoon

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    I actually quite like the look of it's plain simple smooth lines and I'm no console fan.
     
  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Also the live feed has stopped working. Bravo microsoft. Bravo.
     
  9. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    FIVE BILLION TRANSISTORS!?!?!?!?!

    Seriously, when did that become a metric of performance?
     
  10. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Hmm, I never had a single issue with the livestream, was one of the few areas I was actually very impressed with. The PS4 reveal stream was an utter shambles by comparison, was simply impossible to get running at all for a lot of the event.

    Sad they ended it on CoD though, the game looks damn awful. I'm not sure what their lighting department is doing over at IW, but they should do a better job. The shoddy lighting means the game doesn't look much better than a 360 title. Comparing it to the BF4 footage or even BF3 is embarrassing.

    Find it interesting how the most exciting reveal for me from the entire event wasn't even to do with the console itself, but was the Halo TV series. I really enjoyed FUD, and with a good budget and with Steven Spielberg at the helm, it could be really good. Of course it could also quite easily not live up to the hype, something Spielberg is certainly good at too.
     
  11. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    About the same time the most important parameter for a graphics card became the RAM on it :).
     
  12. ajfsound

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    I wonder whether it will be 8gb of gddr5, like on the ps4.... If not it will surely give the edge to Sony.
     
  13. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    My livestream died several times, then just stopped working totally. Both Sony and Microsoft fail at streaming, which is a bit odd considering they both push cloud/online services and Microsoft just bragged about how many servers they have.


    It's DDR3 with 32MB of ESRAM in the SOC to try and speed things up a bit.
     
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    Sooooo, the last project you worked on was a hitachi top loading VCR, and you want to design our new console? Welcome aboard!!!
     
  16. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    To be honest, that is pretty stupid reaction. PS4 is just a console. XBOX One is a console plus a media centre. While for gaming PS4 looks a bit better, in overall aspect XBOX One is probably going to sell better on the same grounds as PS3 was bought at start - as a media device. The reaction probably overestimates the effect of the gamer community and underestimates the effect of the causal and media community.
     
  17. dactone

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    I like it, I think it look good. Let's hope it don't sound like a vacuum this time aye.
     
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    How this competes with the bandwidth difference that GDDR5 brings will be interesting.
     
  19. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    8gb ram, 500gb hard disk? This is gonna be one hell of a PC beater. It will beat the PC for years to come. It's a game changer. Apparently they've also redesigned the ring of death. It now has a different colour and flashes to indicate the severity of the console failure. I can't wait to buy one. I'm gonna sell my PC.
     
  20. ajfsound

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    My spidey sense is tingling
     
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