After months of speculation, Microsoft finally revealed its next-generation console today: the Xbox One and now that the event is over and the console is officially here, what have we learned from this event?
It’s a Entrainment Box!
Once again Microsoft is focusing on being a entertainment console instead of a gaming console
The user interface is similar to the Windows 8 layout making it simple, instant and interactive for gamers users will now be able to instant switch between TV, Internet and gaming with a voice and hand gesture input, with new ‘Snap Mode” users can now run multiple programs at once without closing. In other words you can watch and movie and surf the Internet at the same time. Mircosoft stated that the Xbox One will have 300,000 servers on launch day compare to the 15,000 Live runs on as of now.
The specs the console has an eight-core CPU,USB 3.0, WiFi direct, Blu-ray, 500GB HDD, HDMI input and output and 802.11n wireless, these specs make it possible for multitasking and for making more powerful games in the future.
Like Ps4 gamers will be able to record and edit their own in game footage and share it with friends. Microsoft also promises that Smartglass will be more instrumental for the Xbox One
As for games only a handful were shown COD Ghost which we all knew was going to available during launch day, Creators of Max Payne gave us a glimpse of their Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break. EA also debut some footage of FIFA, Madden, UFC and NBA Live! Yes I said it NBA Live is making a comeback. Forza Motorsport 5 will also make its debut on the Xbox One
With so few games shown at the event, Microsoft promises to announce more games and exclusives for the Xbox One at E3 2013
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Microsoft is planning to launch a $99 Xbox 360 package with a monthly subscription in the US
Sources close to Mircosoft has release some info on Microsoft plan to launch a $99 Xbox 360 Package deal which includes 4GB console with Kinect, it looks like this will happened sometime next week..
The console will require a monthly fee of $15 over a two-year subscription, Xbox Live Gold will be included and maybe other additional stream content form some cable providers.
Customers who sign up for the subscription will also has the two-year warranty Sources also say Microsoft plans to position the package as a competitor to Apple TV, Roku, and PlayStation 3.
For those buying the bundle now and getting the cheapest two-year Xbox Live Gold option, that’s about $299.00 + $120 = $420 vs. $459 over a duration of two years.
It looks as if Microsoft is trying to pump some life into the Xbox 360 with this deal, But I gotta say it sounds like Microsoft is starting there own rent to own deal.
Bethesda has recently announced later this month they will release an update which enables Kinect support for the Xbox 360, with Kinect’s support the game will have more than 200 different Voice Commands. The voice recognition will allow players to perform Dragon Shouts, Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands and all menu’s with just your voice, new special map functions, hotkey options and the ability to organize items in your inventory by name, weight and Value.
With these new updates Bethesda is taking a great game and improving it even more, fans should enjoy these new updates and with Kinect support Bethesda will have more copies flying out of game store shelves.
Yes the legend of the DDR community is coming across the ocean for a one night event including DDR stations and a special DJ set that he’ll hold for those attending the event. For many this may be the only time they ever get to see the artist at work.
Dance Dance Revolution for the PS3 and Wii will be available and DanceMasters for Xbox Kinect will also be available. Competitions and free play will be open for everyone to get in on if they RSVP right away.
Thursday, August 12th, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232