Microsoft has finally revealed their new Xbox One console on May 21st with new design and interactive features at a special event held at its campus in Redmond. Microsoft has revealed the new console will feature new hardware, impressive graphics, connected interfaces and upcoming games. Technically, Xbox One has a 8-core AMD processor with x86 architecture, 8 Gb of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, 3 USB 3.0 ports, and a Blu-Ray drive. It also features 802.11 n/g/b wireless with Wifi Direct and also Bluetooth.
The console will be on sale November 30 and it comes with a new controller. The new Kinect will be sold separately.
Sony has unveiled a new teaser trailer for its own next-gen console, the PS4 ahead of Microsoft’s announcement of XBox Infinity. Check out the video above. The end of the video indicates more details about the new PS4 on June 10.
What we know so far about PS4:
Sony President and COO Phil Molyneux confirmed that the the PS4 will be able to stream 4K movies. A typical 4K movie download will chew up more than 100 GB of bandwidth.
Sony has indicated that the new PS4 will allow users to download all games digitally like PS Vita. And also looking at a possible subscription model for video games.
Sony did not show what the new PS4 look like in the announcement but they did show off the new DualShock 4 controller for PS4. Sony has enhanced the feel of the controller joystick and the trigger button, which provides a much tighter sense of control over in-game actions. Sony also enhanced the rumble capabilities and reduced controller latency.
New features including a touchpad, share button, headphone jack, and a lightbar for simpler, more friendly identification of players. Also included a stereo camera that can sense the depth of objects in front of it.
Microsoft is planning to show off their new Xbox Infinity console on May 21st with new design and interactive features at a special event held at its campus in Redmond.
It has been rumoured that the next console from Microsoft will be branded XBox Infinity. Microsoft has bought XBox8 domain name. The Xbox Infinity branding or Xbox∞ looks like an inverted 8 of Windows 8. Microsoft will reveal all on May 21st.
It is now rumoured that the next console from Microsoft will be branded XBox Infinity. Microsoft has bought XBox8 domain name. The Xbox Infinity branding or Xbox∞ looks like an inverted 8 of Windows 8. Microsoft will reveal all on May 21st.
Nintendo has finally released a major update for Wii U which will offer better performance and faster load times.
Here are the list of features:
- The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications, and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.
- While the Wii U logo is being displayed during the system startup, users can directly transition to the Wii Menu by holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad.
- Users can install games and applications from the Nintendo eShop in the background while other software is being used.
- When powering off during a download, Wii U will go into a standby mode, then power off when all downloads and installations are complete.
- Users can transfer and copy data between two USB storage devices in Data Management. This allows users the opportunity to upgrade or replace a current USB storage device that is connected to the Wii U Console.
- Users can control the priority of their downloads when downloading multiple items at once.
- Improved account selection when powering on the system now displays Nintendo Network IDs to clearly distinguish accounts.
- TV screen size output can now be adjusted in the System Settings.
- An Undo/Redo button was added to the Miiverse drawing input screen.
Grand Theft Auto 5 was originally to be a Spring 2013 release. Instead, Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released September 17, 2013. The game follows characters Michael, a family man who is living in the post Vinewood hills; Franklin, a professional automotive repo man; and Trevor, who appears to be a psychopath. The latest trailer for the game is now out.
Ouya Android powered game console will release to retailers on June 4 for $99. The console allow any developer to craft inexpensive games. Based on an Android chipset, Ouya aims to keep costs low and encourage innovation in a way that traditional competitors can’t.
The Ouya Android powered game console is indeed real. Check out the unboxing above and check out the translucent case.
Ouya previously revealed their open source free to play console based around Android for $99. The Ouya team wanted $950,000 from Kickstarter. The system feature a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Android 4.0.
Thrust into the year 1912, players take on the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who has traveled to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target is Elizabeth, a young lady imprisoned since her childhood years. During their bold escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond — one which lets Booker enhance his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. As a team, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant Zeppelins and in the clouds, while simultaneously learning to harness an growing arsenal of weapons and abilities.
IGN (94/100): A brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward with innovations in both storytelling and gameplay. It trips over itself in a couple of spots, but not in any way that should keep you from embracing it with your utmost enthusiasm.
More reviews later.
SimCity when launched recently has been plagued with problems since it arrived due to server issues. The reason stems from the game requiring single-player of the game to be connected to the Internet at all times. Electronic Arts and Maxis have acknowledged the problems, blaming the issues on the game’s popularity overloading the servers that support it. The issue was so bad that the second petition when to the White House, asking the Obama administration to get involved.
While Electronic Arts might not be offering refunds to players, they are offering all purchasers a free game from EA’s Origin catalog.
Players can now download a free game of their choice such as Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Bejeweled 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Plants Vs. Zombies, and SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition. Players can redeem their free game through a portal inside the Origin desktop client.
Richard Garriott aka Lord British, the creator of Ultima games in the 90s, return with Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. Garriott’s Portalarium studio is asking for $1 million in funding to kick start the project with Kickstarter campaign. The game will be similar to his games in the past and also a vision into what the future of role-playing games could look like. Shroud of the Avatar will feature two distinct elements: an outdoor travel map and then third-person encounter scenarios.
The first alpha testing period will be held at the end of 2013. Check out the video discussion from Richard Garriott on his new game.