The XBOX 360 had 8 times more memory that the its predecessor, but its sucessor is set to have 16 times more RAM than it. The cores keep going up in the processor from 1 to 3 to 8 and the speed should do something dramatic considering the the jump between XBOX to 360 meant the XBOX 360 was 13 times(ish) more powerful. And don’t forget the XBOX (ONE) finally gets a BluRay to watch stuff in HD (unless you got a HD-DVD add-on drive for the 360 in which case you can watch new HD stuff from a disc).
On May 21st Microsoft Announced thier new games console: the XBOX ONE. Its the sucessor to the XBOX 360. For the most part Microsoft forgot about the games part of a games console but they did eventually get around to it, so here are the games that are going to be available for the XBOX ONE:
NBA Live 14
NFL Madden 25
The EA Games according to EA Sports Ignite will ‘blur the line between real and virtual’ and will use exclusive updates for enhanced gameplay.
XBOX ONE Exclusives
Forza Motorsport 5: The racing franchise that is specially made for the XBOX comes out for a fifth outing on the third XBOX.
Quantum Break: Quantum Break is the latest game from Alan Wake developers Remedy. Little is known about this enigmatic title at the moment.
Microsoft Studios plans to launch 15 new games in the first year of Xbox One, including 8 brand new franchises.
Call of Duty: Ghosts :America is crippled with both military and government in disarray, only a remnant of the US military is available to fight.
Destiny :You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost.
Watch Dogs: Become a vengeful hacker in a city where everything is connected in this cutting-edge adventure.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag :The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace.
Most importantly, XBOX 360 games will not be compatabile with the new console due to the difference in processors.
Thanks to the GAME and the Guardian for the info above and Wired for the use of the picture.
On May 21st Microsoft Announced thier new games console: the XBOX ONE. Its the sucessor to the XBOX 360. So here are the Technical specs that they gave at the launch event:
8 Core x86 AMD CPU
8 GB System Memory
500 GB HDD
802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi direct
HDMI in/Out, 1080p, 4K support, Optical out
So that means XBOX ONE has a new processor 8 core processor, 8GB of memory, a Blu-ray Disc drive and 500GB hard-disk drive and built-in Wi-Fi. It’s based on a new architecture that combines a dedicated Xbox architecture with the Windows kernel, on which web apps are run. Microsoft described it as running three operating systems at once.
The Xbox One is controlled by a combination of voice, gesture, the controller and the user’s smartphone or tablet.
Thanks to the PC Advisor for the info above and Wired for the use of the picture.
BBC News has reported that researchers in Germany have discovered a way around Androids encryption methods- to freeze the phone! The phone was frozen for an hour until it was below -10C and then using some custom software to access the contents of the phone including histories and contacts. The phone used was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and researchers think that that method can be used to get around other phones using the same encryption.
Not many people will have heard of The Kill Point, it was cancelled over in America after just one season but the one and only season is definately worth checking out. By no means is it the best drama in the world but it is quite good. So what is the plot I hear you crying? Members of the 10-13 platoon who have recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan decide that they want something back and with the help of thier leader ‘Mr Wolf’ go and rob the Three Rivers Bank. Quite simple really, they are out the door not much has happened, they have the money they are about to get in thier vehicle and the police arrive shooting, they think about making a get-away but the fire power makes them think again so they head back into the bank (well most of them do). Over the next eight episodes Mr Wolf has to deal with the hostages making escape plans, a powerhouse constantly attempting to get his daughter out of the bank and of course the hostage negotiator Horst Callie negoitating one hostage at a time out of the bank.
But did Mr Wolf, Mr Pig and co (the hostage takers) really come for the money or were their other motives as Mr Wolf makes out to the media ? How the hell will they get out of the bank ? Will they get the money? And can Horst Callie finally have someone with grammar up to his standards ?
Probably not on the last one but watch the series to find out. Like I said its entertaining and stars Donnie Wahlberg as Horst Callie and John Leguizamo as Mr Wolf .
Catch Mr Wolf, Mr Pig, Mr Cat, Mr Mouse, Mr Rabbit (I kid you not) and Horst in the Kill Point.
Keep seeing adverts for JJ Abrahms new series Revolution. It looks intriguing, with an the premise being every piece of technology blacks out – forever. There are several subplots including people changing, Danny (who ever he is) gets kidnapped by the local militia (because everyone has one of those) for ‘a darker purpose’, a ‘rogue’ band of surviors also get in on the act trying to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ‘ultimately re-establish the United States of America’. And last but not least (well as long as it doesn’t last just the one series) find out why the power ever went off and how/if they can ever get it back on (hope they do I need power to keep blogging!).