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  • I'm watching an XBOX special on Spike right now. They just revealed the XBOX ONE, which looks pretty cool.

    It doesn't look like a gaming console anymore. It looks like a hard-edged box, like a receiver or a first-gen VCR before people started the curved edged designs.

    The kinect looks a lot bulkier, too, and for the purists, it looks like the controller is still the same.

    Right now, the guy is featuring the interface. "XBOX on," to turn it on. "XBOX TV," to make it play TV. "XBOX game. Go to TV. Play Music. Go to Internet Explorer. Watch TV." Apparently is has a rather decent "Instant Switching" mechanism that looks really fast, and just pops up whatever you want. It's very Star Trek, but instead of saying "Computer," you're saying "XBOX."

    "Xbox Snap Skype," splits the screen in half, leaving your original window open, but opens a second window next to it with Skype or whatever. Sounds like a Windows phone.

    I'm sure it's all simulated for the purposes of exhibition, a la lip-syncing, but it looks kinda cool.

    I'll post again once they talk about developing. *IF* they talk about it.

  • BluRay,

    8gb of Ram

    3 OS' in one???

       XBOX OS

       Windows Kernel OS

       Some sort of mid-way OS to connect them...

    Kinect-

       voice calibration

       supports whole family

       2gb data per second

       1080p wide-view

       more joints, rotations

       reads your heartbeat!? wtf...

       ships with console now

       

    Controller-

       FORCE MFN FEEDBACK

       fixed the dpad. (yeah right)

       15% faster

    Apparently you can hook your tablet to it and use it like the WiiU OMGROFLLAWL!

    They said LAG-FREE about a dozen times in twenty minutes.

    Servers-

       300,000 servers for new system. "More than the entire world of 1999!"

       Blah Blah Cloud Crap.

       DVR your gameplay.

       stat matching for PUGs

       "bigger matches for more players"

       "persistent worlds"

    Ok, now EA is up. Talk to me Andrew Wilson-

       Ugh, sports talk. "4 new games!" One is UFC...

       EA Sports IGNITE is the new EA engine, revealed today.

  • Does it play games? <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    Seriously, I want a game console. Not a multimedia center.

    Sony said PS4 would be indie-friendly, so think that will be my next console.

  • More from EA-

       4 time more calculations per second, wider field of view.

       "10 times more resolution and realism..."

       Dynamic Sidelines

       New content Daily

       Fully 3d crowds

       Gameplay looks pretty good, except for the eyes. Still Uncanny Valley.

    Head of MS Studios Phil Spencer-

       Demoing Forza5

       Looks pretty realistic, except for the camera angles.

       Demoing Remedy Studio's Quantum Break

       Eh, looks okay, but was waaay to short to really tell.

       

    Bonnie Ross from 343-

       Talking bout some Halo

       LIVE ACTION HALO TV SERIES.

    WTF Steven Spielberg-

       Blah blah pong...

       Blah blah halo is wonderful.

    *****

    Back to sports-

       Blah blah fantasy football.

       Live broadcasts, automatically updates your FF stats.

    *****

    "LAUNCHES LATER THIS YEAR."

    "MORE AT E3."

    *****

    Call of Duty Ghosts-

       New world

       new narrative

       new engine

       new charas

       Um, whoa. It looks kinda sick. Especially the underwater segments.

       You get your own doggie! He gots armor!

       Polys out the wazoo... turbosmooth what?

       Fluids, smoke, fish, all sweet.

       (and i don't play shooters...)

       dynamic maps with earthquakes and floods

       chara customization, pretty deep.

       realtime volumetric lighting.

       it's nuts, i might play it.

       THE FLOODED STREETS... wow.

    Sorry guys, no Dev talk. Pretty disappointing. But still, what do you guys thinks about these specs? Not too shabby. I think if the designers could learn how to make the model's eyes squint some, they'd be indistinguishable from reality... well, aside from the impossible camera angles which totally break the illusion.

  • Does it play games? <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    Seriously, I want a game console. Not a multimedia center.

    Sony said PS4 would be indie-friendly, so think that will be my next console.

    You and me both. But I'd still go play the new Call of Duty at a friend's house. I hope they talk about Devs at E3, because this reveal wasn't that awesome.

    Power to the indies!

  • Did anyone catch the mention of "Web powered applications"? I think it's highly likely Xbox One will be HTML5 compatible.

  • Did anyone catch the mention of "Web powered applications"? I think it's highly likely Xbox One will be HTML5 compatible.

    Sweet, glad you caught that!

  • The XBONE (yes, this is what we're calling it) is not a gaming console anymore, it's a multimedia center.

    <img src="http://media-s3.viva-images.com/vivastreet_br/clad/e7/a/64104262/large/1.jpg" border="0" />

  • That's exciting! Keep this thread updated about possible HTML5 support.

    Somehow I doubt there will be webGL ;)

  • sqiddster

    No they wont add webgl because of security reasons.

    Obviously voice command listening all the time poses no risk what so ever...<sarcasm/>

  • sqiddster

    No they wont add webgl because of security reasons.

    Obviously voice command listening all the time poses no risk what so ever...<sarcasm/>

    Security reasons, aka we don't care about you little developer

  • lol vcr is trending on twitter

  • To me it looks like an anonymous piece of hardware from an IT department. Still, I guess maybe they want it to have a low profile in the living room.

    I guess we don't know about HTML5, but I think there's a fair chance it might support it, since Windows 8 does already. It might even have WebGL, since the leaked IE11 supported it.

    Sony's stock has jumped on the announcement, heh!

  • Not surprising :D This Xbox One sounds very casual oriented. Kinect integrated, multimedia features... Right now I don't really like this new direction from Microsoft. But the html5 support, if it's official, is a good thing.

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  • Well while I'm glad we are as a society moving towards a single TV hardware. I find that overall the hardware is still focusing on value of hardware power. Feels like MS is guessing what will be mass market rather than understanding mass market.

    I guess we will see how market reacts. personally I think this will sell less than the 360. Though my favourite parts on the Kinect and Vocal. I wish they would toss the classic controller in favour of a better design.

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