News & Rumors: Xbox One (codename Durango)

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  1. Jwm

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    Mini ITX with a full size card, so actually it ends up being a beefy small box. (just built something similar for my son) OT: I just don't see the SB being this big.

    It does appear to be always connected though! ;p
     
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    could not have said it better

    for people that allegedly love technology, we seem awfully fearful. It's not like MS is going to break laws with their machine.:roll:

    ... this will be a groundbreaking first step toward ubiquitous gaming, media, communication and one day total home interactivity.

    I too will bookmark this thread and we can all have a laugh in 5 years. :lol:
     
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    I wonder what that sticker in the back says. Doesn't look like a clean enough photo to do a good zoom in.
     
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    True. I misunderstood Hardknock's objection to scently's post.
     
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    PS4 kit IMO.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Having 10Mbps internet connection doesn't guarantee you 10Mbps from any server. I have a 100Mbps download connection and I have a hard time hitting 1MB/s through any console and I can think of numerous examples in 2013 where some big fat company didn't provide sufficient download speeds and numerous players were left trying to patch some file. (hint sim *cough* city)
     
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    That looks really small compared to devkits of old. Also, it looks super boring. They need to announce this thing already so developers can get final devkits.
     
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    Huh? I dont understand any part of this post lol.

    It does look fairly svelte by dev kit standards, not sure if that's good or bad. Good: might imply they're fairly far along in getting it shrunk into a final retail box. Bad: might imply it's not teh supah powafu.

    But I'm not aware of any dev kit that looks "exciting" lol. Nor what announcing anything has to do with final dev kits.
     
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    Devkits of old used to be cooler, at least the Microsoft ones were: http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=514549
     
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    That's just a mini ITX case from Fractal Design. I actually have one, it's the Fractal Design Node 304. Maybe I need to double check mine to see if there's some super hidden dev kit hidden in there as well.... :razz:

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    Doesn't mean it may not contain a Durango dev kit. Of course, doesn't mean it does either.

    A couple people on GAF, notably lherre, have possibly intimated it's real.
     
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    Yeah, no of course. I guess I just think it's unlikely that Microsoft (or any other console vendor) would in fact go for a mass produced mini ITX case (that's actually in the category of mass-storage case, since its primary feature is that it can hold 6 3.5" harddrives). Just doesn't seem like it ticks the boxes of console dev kit...
     
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    Are you arguing that console vendors won't supply the infrastructure to support their DD plan ?

    I never ever go below 2.5MB/s when getting things from live (demos, videos and patches), and regularly hits 4MB/s.

    Cheers
     
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    It's a box, take out the drive cages and you can put anything in it. I see no treason why it couldn't be a Dev kit.

    With mandatory installs for the final units an optical drive would be more or less redundant in the devkits.
     
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    I think lherre posted it originally. Without comment. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=50881785&postcount=2255

    He's super scared to post any info nowdays, but just the fact he posted it probably means it's something. Best guess being Durango. Also another gaffer has offered somewhat corroboration (but it's pretty thin).
     
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    I think it's a smart move to include Kinect 2 in every kit, if you want the games to support them and plan to build a UI that works with the kinect.

    Because i would not buy Kinect 2 for my 720 before there was a really REALLY compelling reason to do so. Kinect 1 sucks for anything other than what i call estimation controlled games. Just like i don't like FPS games with a controller because the interface becomes a limitation to what i am able to do, i see kinect as a limitation to the games. And in order to get over this limitation the games try to estimate what it is i am actually doing. Note, some games like Double Fines, Happy Action Theater and that genre is worth the investment i made in my kinect, the kids love it. But it's a one trick pony imho.

    And a guesstimation controlled UI is not compelling and i look forward to voice controlling with a mic several meters away from me while i have other people talking. But maybe they are smart and includes a mic in the controller like Sony. I am prepared to be blown away, but thanks to Kinect1 i am very skeptical.
     
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    Well maybe some developers here who have worked on and seen actual dev kits can comment on how often a dev-kit is usually just a generic mass-produced consumer PC case, rather than something that is at least somewhat "no-name", i.e. a shiny box with some compontents in it.

    I guess it could very well be an actual Durango dev-kit, I just, well, find it hard to believe they would settle for the little Fractal Design unit. From the looks of it, it just seems like a random shot of a generic self-built PC, using a common little case.

    Not sure what it proves either. So what, if it's Fractal Design case. He could have very well made a picture of a Dell, or a Chieftec tower and claimed it to be a dev-kit. Doesn't really prove nor is the picture of interest in the slightest. Certainly, all talk about its size or how sleek it looks are really not of any importance, now that it is clear that it's just a generic case, like any other outthere.

    The PS4 dev-kit shot however is more interesting because that case points to some cameras being built into it, pointing to a base feature that we could expect in the PS4. This shot however, just shows a Fractal Design Node 304 case, which could be anything. Over what exactly are we getting excited again?
     
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