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  1. I've been hearing things here and there but haven't been able to find specifics, I have a 2TB One S and I'm hearing it's like $360ish for trade in towards a One X.. I'm very tempted by this but have no clue where to go for this deal
  2. I tried to do a search, and I am sorry if I missed someone else posting about this. If there is another thread Mods please go ahead a delete this one. From Den of Geek: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/microsoft/275041/microsoft-game-division-reports-record-10-billion-revenue
  3. Take a wild guess which one of our board members is effected by this.
  4. New survival game from the Arma Devs in early preview on Xbox. I've been playing it the last couple of days and it has potential. Still a work in progress and they need to add more game modes but the game definitely has promise.
  5. Microsoft’s streaming Xbox will split up games to keep latency low "Last month, we learned that Microsoft is developing a pair of new Xboxes for release in 2020 under the codename Scarlett. One system will be a full console; the other will be a cloud-connected system for streaming games. Today, Brad Sams at Thurrott.com has more to say about that streaming box. We know Microsoft has been interested in developing a streaming service for many years. At this year's E3, the company reaffirmed that it's working on a streaming service that will allow games to be run in the Azure cloud and streamed to a relatively simple set-top box. This makes the end-user hardware much cheaper, but it has a consistent problem: latency. Every button press on the controller has to travel over the Internet to the server before it can be processed, and every frame of video similarly has to make the reverse trip before it can be seen. For games that don't rely on twitch reactions (RPGs or turn-based games, say) this is no big deal. But for games like first-person shooters, it's a huge problem. According to Sams, Microsoft's solution is that the Scarlett Cloud box (as one person called it) will have some amount of processing power of its own. Not enough to run full games, but enough to do collision detection, input handling, and some amount of graphical processing locally without having to wait for the remote server. To do this, games are split into two parts (referred to as "slices" or "splices")—one part runs in the cloud; the other runs on the console. The result is that Scarlett Cloud is apparently suitable for a wide range of games, even those that would normally be considered too latency-sensitive to be streamable. In fact, Sams reports that every Scarlett game will run on every Scarlett device, so streaming gamers won't be left out. The downside to this approach is that it makes the hardware more expensive than if it was purely a dumb streaming device, but it's still markedly less expensive than a full console would need to be. Streaming games will of course require some kind of a subscription to play. This recurring revenue is a big part of why the company is interested in streamed games in the first place." I still believe that the internet is not read for the streaming of games: 1) Too many people don't have the bandwidth to stream high quality games 2) Data caps are still too low for hard core gamers 3) Not sure if internet connections are stable enough to reliably stream games. I seem to get too many "hiccups" that are annoying on video, but would be disastrous for gaming. However, all signs are pointing to the next generation starting no later than 2020.
  6. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-26-loot-boxes-to-be-removed-from-forza-motorsport-7
  7. Microsoft spent a year designing and prototyping the packaging for the Adaptive Controller.
  8. So, was thinking of buying an XBox One, and then just bought one during the Prime Day sale. So, any advice on games I should be looking out for? I figure if it's on PC, I've probably already got it, but any Xbox specific games out there that I've been missing out on?
  9. On the stream, 343 writer Jeff Easterling, known in the Halo community as Grim Brother One, said, “I’ll tell you right now, the only BR we’re interested in is Battle Rifle. The original BR. So, calm yourself.”
  10. Microsoft will use a live Inside Xbox show to debut "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories", direct from this year's Gamescom showfloor.
  11. Listed here for 210: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Xbox-One-S-1TB-Console-White/163073418387?epid=18003803301&hash=item25f7eee493%3Ag%3AkBgAAOSwkjtbDybI&_sacat=0&_nkw=xbox+one+s&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC3.A0.H0.Xxbox+one+s.TRS1.TSS0 Use code: primo119 to get it down to $185 shipped. Great deal, especially for anyone with a 4K TV that supports Dolby Vision. Most standalone UHD-BD players are around this price.
  12. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-04-four-years-after-it-was-announced-crackdown-3-is-in-a-tough-spot
  13. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/07/11/new-preview-1810-system-update/
  14. link X1 Abzu Bomber Crew Dirt 4 Human Fall Flat Shadow Complex Remastered Warhammer: Vermitude 2 Zombie Army Trilogy 360 Oblivion Fallout 3 Damn already bought the 360 games when they were on sale since they are Enhanced. Never did play Shadow Complex so I should at least check that out.
  15. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/gaming/713840/Ori-the-Will-of-the-Wisps-How-Moon-Studios-aims-to-perfect-the-Metroidvania-genre
  16. Got a 4k TV (finally). I like using my Xbone to control my cable box and use the HDMI-In that the One X has. Noticed that my cable box still says that the max output resolution is 1080p. I do some searching and see that the box I have definitely is 2160p capable, figure I’ve been using an old v1.4 cable and swap it out, still 1080p max. Plug the cable box directly into my AV Receiver, now 2160p is available, back into the XboneX, and back down to a max of 1080p. That’s when I decided to google... and apparently MS made this 4k console but left the HDMI-in incapable of 4k and HDR pass through with an old HDMI version. Granted, there are few live broadcasts available in 4k (occasionally sports events and things), but my cable box supports several apps which stream 4k HDR content and supposedly 4k HDR content is coming to on demand “soon”. It’s more annoying than anything, but WTF MS?
  17. Xbox One: Assault Android Cactus Death Squared Xbox 360: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
  18. This is the one that has me so excited about the future of xbox. Whats important is that M$ gave them complete creative freedom so they wont be like bungie Stuck just making halo. I'm also very interested in what the Initiative will bring to the table But ninja theory should create some great stuff now that they have full financial backing
  19. I'm considering one but the games don't really interest me (any that do, I have or will get on PC). Is there any difference between the S and X for 4K Blu-ray playback? Are there any good upcoming games that will benefit from the X that won't be on PC and are not FPS or Sports (including Racing) games? Are there any difference between the included controllers (i.e. no Bluetooth with S but yes with X)? Since my Xbox 360 PC wireless receiver died I've been using a DS4 wired and while the trackpad is great for launching games after switching from monitor (where the keyboard and mouse are) to TV it would be nice to have something with face buttons that matched the onscreen prompts. Is there an official media remote or just 3rd Party?
  20. My fiancé wants to buy me one
  21. Why the hell...STILL, are prices so expensive there?! the prices for Wolfenatein II: The New Collosus are $59 and $79 (Deluxe) there and $29 at Best Buy. yes, if you v can’t tell I’m pissed! i want a damn digital copy!
  22. The Xbox One won't support VR, because Microsoft broke its promise Microsoft's plans to include virtual reality in Xbox game consoles are virtually over. The software giant told GamesIndustry.biz it isn't working on VR support for its popular Xbox console, despite the company's original promise (and later confirmation) that it would support the technology. The company also isn't adding support for mixed reality, a hybrid technology that allows digital objects to co-exist with physical ones. "We don't have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality," Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols told the website at the E3 video game convention in Los Angeles last week. "Our perspective on it has been and continues to be that the PC is probably the best platform for more immersive VR and MR." That's a stark difference from what Xbox chief Phil Spencer originally promised when he introduced the company's Xbox One X console, originally known as Project Scorpio, in June 2016. "This is hardware built specifically to lead the console industry into true 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR," he said at the time, adding the hardware would enable "premiere VR experiences without sacrificing performance." One year later, Xbox chief Phil Spencer told CNET again that the Xbox One X would still fully support virtual reality, even after the Wall Street Journal reported that it wouldn't. But Spencer told CNET sister site Giant Bomb something different in June 2017. In a candid interview with Giant Bomb's Jeff Gerstmann, Spencer admitted he had misgivings about whether VR was ready, saying he was merely "long-term bullish" about the tech. "I worry that a couple years ago, we had maybe an over-exuberance around VR which put more interest in it than maybe the tech and experiences could deliver," he said. "My view is, kind of in the family room environment, we're probably a few years away from it being something that will really work. The cords are kind of an issue [...] it's really that family room environment that we're struggling a little bit with." "We're saying OK, let's stay more on the PC where we're seeing action and developer interest—until we really get the art form of what it means to create great MR experiences, then it can go to more places." "We're somewhere in the middle, we're still learning, [VR] will happen," he added later. Spencer had a point: VR still hasn't quite taken off yet. But people who bought the $500 Xbox One X expecting that feature may not have much sympathy for Microsoft's business decision. Microsoft confirmed part of Nichols's new remarks in a statement. "Because of the opportunity with Windows Mixed Reality, and because we believe the user experience will be best on PC right now, that is where our focus is," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email statement. "We have nothing to share about MR for console at this time," a Microsoft spokesperson said.
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