News & Rumors: Xbox One (codename Durango)

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  1. Cyan

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    I have a feeling there is a lot of misinformation on the subject. That 2% reserved for Kinect is likely to be spent on GPGPU operations for Kinect and not sound.

    There are many examples of misinformation out there in regards to this subject, and I had read a few headlines saying that Microsoft are working on a patch to free up GPU resources by making Kinect optional.

    On a different note, Phil Spencer talks about new IPs and says that there are certain secret Xbox One games that have the scale and potential of Halo. :smile2:

    http://www.totalxbox.com/70267/cert...me-scale-and-potential-as-halo-hints-spencer/
     
  2. Cyan

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    Now with Gears on board and given the fact that Microsoft Studios has more IPs than I thought, wouldn't it be a good idea to create a karting or similar game that serves as a crossover from various series?

    Say Marcus drives a kart and he has a power which casts a tank which starts shooting at other karts that get a flat tire and a mechanics has to fix it, Perfect Dark's agent Joanna Dark can take turns in a very stealthy manner, and Locust can create holes on the ground so opponents fall on them.

    Also the Master Chief could use the Cortana item, which could override the electrical system of the opponent's cars.

    That or either Cortana could drive a kart herself and disrupt other karts by appearing as an holographic figure on their dashboard, impeding their driving.

    I would love to play a game like that very much. I'd rather prefer it to be similar to Mario Kart: Double Dash, which included to riders per cart.

    Remember that game when I had a GC.

    This is the complete list of possible Xbox One IPs -thanks to Cjail-.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Studios
     
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    i think like with so many other choices MS made since 2011, MS has painted themselves into a corner wrt to Xbox one power. I for one would have definitely preferred a box with GPPU power on par with PS4 plus Kinect. Xbox without Kinect isnt worth $399 based on non-Kinect silicon and hardware. At 12 CU's, GDDR3 and ESRAM its probably worth $299 maybe 329.. making the Kinect a very expensive proposition... no matter what.

    Im happy Ballmer is leaving and the entire direction of MS is being corrected.
     
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    Imo the issue is indeed power and the resulting price.
    If the focus was services, apps compatible with all their OS, TV, human interface, etc. so a system with a broad reach, imo the system is too expensive, way too expensive.
    The system + kinect had to be cheaper, specs have to go down.

    they made wasteful and weird choices, like those 8 GB of RAM and then reserve as much a 3 for the OS/service. That is a crazy amount.
    May be too big a constrain on power budget which translates in more hardware.
    Super complex OS. Mandatory kinect.
    US oriented product it is night impossible to offer the same service elsewhere, yet kinect is mandatory and they offer support for all the language in this world.
    Want to be next to the TV, actually in between stb and the TV, the device that stealthy take control of your living room, result it is pretty big, with an pretty invasive device Kinect, and comes with a big PSU.

    Too much ambitions which turned into being not focused enough. Wanting it all and no longer being able to decide what was the main goal of the device.

    Now it is not a disaster either and some of those critics applies to the PS4 too.
     
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    So, this supposed "confirmed" to be an insider by a mod new guy comes on GAF and starts spouting XBO secrets. Here's a compilation so far, big time stuff:

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    Disappointing to me mainly so far that no concrete plans for a 399 SKU (come on MS, you cant expect to stay competitive in the sales race at 499), and no Halo 5 this year???

    We will see if this guy is right or full of BS. I dont much trust GAF "mod verification" anyways.
     
  6. Rangers

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    Here's the insider's list of supposed non tier 1 countries XBO release dates

    Also a few people at GAF have questioned who would be in a position to know such wide range of infos. So take with salt.
     
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    April! Phew, not so bad as feared.
     
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    I think a big problem is that MS did not prepare and offer a Kinect Killer app for launch. They should have made one of their devs focus on a AAA Kinect game offered at launch to blast all doubts away. Up to now, it is only a funny gimmick and hence it is difficult to argue the added value...especially at 100 more than the direct competition, which shows in sales.

    I also do wonder if MS has a AAA Kinect title/application in the oven...do we have news about this or any rumor?
     
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    The GAF leaker has now mooted a "Titanfall" edition XBO SKU, complete with a bad photoshop mockup.

    While probably pretty guessable, at least we shouldn't have to wait too long to determine some level of veracity.

    Probably the one thing he's said that makes me suspicious, is that Halo 2 Anniversary will also include XB1 ports of Halo 3 and 4 (which he neglected to mention, kind of a big detail to slip). Kind of hard to believe, even if they are simple HD versions rather than a full redo ala Anniversary.
     
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    The Verge seems to have verified some things the leaker has stated

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/29/5359540/xbox-one-dashboard-update-white-console-release-date

     
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    At least Belgium, Switzerland and Netherlands are for whatever reason missing from that list...
     
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    Of course they plan on releasing a white XB1 as soon as I buy one. -__-
     
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    Only now I see it...

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    It should be interesting to see how a drive-less xbone compares to a ps4 in price.
     
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    Drive should only add something like $30. Plus savings for smaller box and less transport/storage I guess.
     
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    The news is perfect for me, if true. I rather prefer Halo 5 to be released in 2015 --2 years in development isn't much time, especially when the hardware is new.

    And I also get my favourite Halo, which is Halo 2 (perhaps it was because it was my first Halo ever which was bundled with my Xbox back in December 2004)...

    Halo 2 was the game I completed more times than any Halo game, in different difficulty levels, playing solo.

    I couldn't complete if fully on Legendary, because of the Hangar level -had to decrease the difficulty level to Heroic, complete the Hangar level and increase the difficulty to Legendary again.

    Oddly enough I played Halo 1 later and I began it on Legendary, I found it so easy by comparison. Halo 1 Legendary was like Halo 2 Heroic to me.
     
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    true, and then add in extra digital store sales and perhaps it's close to a wash and allows justification of a second, price parity sku, on the shelf
     
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    Might be easier to justify a loss leader on a driveless SKU though, as they know they will be getting revenue back through live and purchases through their store.
     
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