XBOX ONE – The Specs

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XBOX XBOX 360 XBOX ONE
Release Date: March 14, 2002 2 December 2005 Q4 2013
Processor: 733 MHz x86 Intel Custom Hybrid 3.2 GHz IBM PowerPC tri-core AMD x86-64 oct-core CPU
Memory: 64 MB DDR 512 MB GDDR3 8 GB of DDR3
Graphics: 233 MHz Custom nVidia NV2A 500 MHz codenamed “Xenos” AMD DirectX 11.1 based GPU, 32 MB ESRAM Memory
Media: CD, DVD (single and double layer) CD, DVD (single and double layer) BluRay Disc, CD, DVD
(single and double layer)

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).

Thanks to the PC Advisor for the XBOX ONE info, thanks to Wikipedia for the XBOX and XBOX 360 as well as Thy Old XBOX and IGN.

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XBOX ONE – The Games

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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:

EA SPORTS

  • FIFA 14
  • UFC
  • 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.

Others

  • 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.
  • Battlefield 4
  • 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.

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Thanks to the GAME  and the Guardian for the info above and Wired for the use of the picture.

XBOX ONE – The Specs

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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
  • Blu-ray Drive
  • 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi direct
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI in/Out, 1080p, 4K support, Optical out
  • USB 3.0

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.

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Thanks to the PC Advisor for the info above and Wired for the use of the picture.

XBOX ONE – Launch Event

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On May 21st Microsoft Announced thier new games console: the XBOX ONE. Its the sucessor to the XBOX 360. So here is the Launch event in brief:

  • The goal of the XBOX ONE that brings together games, television and software in a way that is simple, instant and complete.
  • You can  turn on the XBOX ONE by voice control
  • You can have group chats in skype using the XBOX ONE
  • The XBOX ONE has a snap feature that allows things to be snapped to the side so you could be playing a game and browsing the internet (using Internet Explorer)
  • The XBOX ONE allows you to have interactive television so you can watch TV and tweet at the same time on the console
  • Lots of stuff can be done via voice control
  • XBOX ONE Guide lets you just say what channel or show you want to watch and it will take you to it
  • The XBOX ONE controller has been improved with better ergonomics and a new d-pad (thank god)
  • A dedicated game DVR to capture

Thanks to the Guardian for the info

Can’t get into your phone – Just Freeze It!

Mobile PhoneBBC 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.

Thanks for the info BBC News, Read the Full Article Here.

The Kill Point

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.

Revolution

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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!).

Thanks NBC for the info.

JJ Abrahms new series Revolution will be on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on 29 March 2013 at 9:00pm.

Thanks GeekTown for the info.