Showing posts with label xbox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label xbox. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Microsoft to Release Xbox One with Another Big But

When the Xbox One was first revealed in May, Microsoft stated that users would be able to expand the system's internal hard drive with an external USB storage device. But, when it first releases it won't have this functionality because Microsoft are confused all the time.

Speaking during a live podcast recorded at PAX this weekend, Xbox Community Manager Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said that, while the external storage feature is being worked on, "my understanding is that feature will not be there at launch because the team's working on other things. It's definitely on the list; I don't know when it will come in, though."

This will most likely result in most people waiting till next year before they buy the console because my guess is this will be one of many things for Microsoft to me up.

In comparison, according to Sony Head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, the PlayStation 4 will not support external USB storage for installed games, but PS4 users will be able to replace the 500GB internal hard drive in the system with expanded storage. (The Xbox One will not offer direct physical access to the internal hard drive for replacement.) Nintendo's Wii U supports external USB hard drives of up to 2TB in size.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Sony PS4 UK Price and Release Date Revealed. And It's Reasonably Priced!!

Prepare for some next-gen gaming, as a next-gen console will be coming later this year, the Sony PlayStation 4 is set to sell in October and according to a new report, you can get one for £300. Which is pretty awesome!!

The Sun states that Sony will be launching its new console in October, which matches up with what Sony said when the console was announced last month, that it would be released before the end of the year. The launch price, however, looks to be a lot less than what Sony wanted for the PlayStation 3 when it first launched back in 2007 for a crazily priced £425. That’s a big drop, but it makes sense in a world where £99 Android consoles and the free to play businesses exist, threatening both Sony and Microsoft’s expensive consoles.

Although this is all speculation from The Sun, not the most reliable newspaper at the best of times, at this point all hints are proving it to be reliable info, and I'd be disheartened if I heard anything different later down the line. Sadly we still don’t know what the console will look like, as Sony is keeping quite about the design and some of the specifics, but we do know it’ll come with a revamped DualShock 4 with a new touch pad, stream down PlayStation games and let you brag to all your friends with that new Share function.

Will you be keeping October free in your spending calendar so you can get your hands on the PS4 or are you firmly holding out for the next-gen Xbox? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Next Gen Xbox Specs Leaked

Hey Guys,

VGLeaks are reporting an exclusive claim that they have the information behind the GPU that will be in the next gen Xbox, codenamed Durango. People are classifying this as a huge rumor, so keep that in mind. Until Microsoft releases any official information, we know nothing, but for those who are interested, keep reading.

"The following table describes expected performance of the Durango GPU. Bear in mind that the table is based only on hardware specifications, not on actual hardware running actual code. For many reasons, theoretical peak performance can be difficult or impossible to achieve with real-world processing loads," the 
report states. Take a look at the table below:

Xbox GPU


Durango has no video memory (VRAM) in the traditional sense, but the GPU does contain 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM). ESRAM on Durango is free from many of the restrictions that affect EDRAM on Xbox 360. Durango supports the following scenarios:
  • Texturing from ESRAM
  • Rendering to surfaces in main RAM
  • Read back from render targets without performing a resolve (in certain cases)

The difference in throughput between ESRAM and main RAM is moderate: 102.4 GB/sec versus 68 GB/sec. The advantages of ESRAM are lower latency and lack of contention from other memory clients—for instance the CPU, I/O, and display output. Low latency is particularly important for sustaining peak performance of the color blocks (CBs) and depth blocks (DBs).
I have no idea what any of the above means.

For information on what all of this jargon means click here as I know nothing about the topic.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

January News The Finale

Hey Guys,

Let's finish this one and for all, eh?

17th January

BlackBerry 10 Release date and 2 New BB10 Phones Unveiled

Looks like the rumours I posted are right. I will post more detailed info this week!

18th January

GAME confirms interest in buying HMV stores

High street video game retailer GAME has confirmed that it is interested in purchasing the HMV stores in towns where it doesn't already have an outlet.
The company, which itself went into administration last year, but has since recovered quite well, is one of 50 potential suitors who have approached. Thank god for that!

Sony PS4 to be Roumors and Release Date Leaked

I really don't think there is a need, the PS3 alreeady packs in just about anything you can want. What more can it give? We just have to wait and see. A more detailed post to come shortly!

Galaxy S4 Stuffs!

1.8GHz processor? More details another time!!

21st January

RIM To Sell Blackberry After BB10 Release

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has admitted that the company would still consider selling BlackBerry after the launch of BlackBerry 10 saying "we do not want to limit our options."
Let's just hope whoever buys the company decides to fix the god damn thing



22nd January

Next-Gen Xbox Specs Leaked

The specifications of the next-gen Xbox, codenamed Durango at this stage, have been leaked online.
I will obviously write a more detailed post in the coming week

24th January

Sony to appeals PSN hack fine

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe says it will appeal a decision by UK authorities to fine the console manufacturer £250,000 for what has been judged to be a "serious breach" of the Data Protection Act. The Information Commissioner's Office says that its investigation has concluded that the attack "could have been prevented if the software had been up-to-date." The ICO recognises Sony was the victim of “a focused and determined criminal attack,” that “there is no evidence that encrypted payment card details were accessed,” and that “personal data is unlikely to have been used for fraudulent purposes” following the attack on the PlayStation Network."

25th January

Steve Jobs Film 'jOBS' Appear in April

Featuring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak the film with follow the entrepreneurs from their first personal computer the Apple 2 all the way to the launch of Apple's first iPod. I will only watch this so I can either take the piss or compare it to The Social Network! I will do a review when it comes out but for now here is a quick clip.
Doesn't look very promising to be fair. Time will decide.

YouTube Capture App now supports 1080p HD recording for iOS

Literally a video app that is better than the default. Why the fuck are google releasing this on iOS before their own OS, Android??

28th January

128GB iPad 4 to be Released with iPad Mini 2

A leaks have shown what appears to four new iPad configurations including a new 128GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (For those who don't know, the retina is in the eye and allows us to see things, therefore everything has a retina display), marking a huge increase in storage space for the Apple tablet. Although SD support would do the job just fine!

29th January

Google Nexus 7 2 set for Google I/O May release date?

Leaks once again tell us that,Google will apparently launch the second-gen Nexus 7 in partnership with Asus at Google's I/O conference in May. The tablet will reportedly feature a Full-HD display along with some design improvements. Looks like iPad Mini 2 will have some competition heading it's way

It is now Illegal to Unlock a Phone In The USA

For those who don't know, people unlock their phones to enable the use of other Sim Cards inside there phone. This is usually done to get a better mobile deal after your contract ends.

It is not the same as unlocking or jailbreaking.

30th January

Apple iPad 4 128GB announced with February Release Date

Well it looks like the rumours were right. This will be first to get a more detailed post so more information and specs later on.

White Nexus 4 Leak

A white Nexus 4 handset could be just around the corner as an image has leaked online showing the white version of the handset in all its beauty.

We have finally finished the new of January. I have quite a few indepth posts from last moth to post. I hope I can get a logo ready soon and start building up my audience. I hope you enjoy these posts and posts to come. I really appreciate all your views and comments. As for now, Goodnight

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Control Your Xbox With Your Phone

Hey Guys,

Xbox Smartglass is a genius app/program, made by Microsoft, avaliable for controlling your Xbox which can be used on your computer, phone or tablet, has arrived on Android. This means you can easily control your Xbox even when you're away.

Head on over to the Google Play store and you’ll see the app for Android available as a free download (Nothing known yet on the iPhone equivalent, I don't think it should be much further away). It works in much the same way as it does on Windows 8 and Windows 8 tablets: you can launch any of your apps and control them as long as you’re connected to the same network as the Xbox. You can also see second screen information about videos on supported apps, like actors on screen and more. 

Unfortunately, it will only work on Android phones running Android 4.0 with a screen resolution of 800×480 or higher. If you're lucky you may get a special review...


Friday, 13 July 2012

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Update

Hey Guys!

As you will most likely know, Mojang recently released Minecraft for Xbox 360. The one time I had played it at a friends house, I really struggled. There was poor lighting, poor mob AI and default skins.

Well, an update has just come out for and it has many features and fixes listed below!
- Added Pistons & Sticky Pistons.
- Added Stackable fences.
- Added Shears – required to get wool from sheep, and to collect leaf blocks.
- TNT needs Flint and Steel or Redstone to detonate.
- Redstone wire will now connect to a repeater.
- New textures for Cobblestone and Brick.
- Added Character Skin Selector to allow players to choose their skin from the default skins, or from Downloadable Content skin packs.
- Added lighting improvements (brought forward from 1.8.2 update) and snow & rain improvements.
- Added a save file cache to improve the speed of displaying the saves list.
- Added ban list functionality to allow players to self-ban from levels they feel contain offensive content.
- Added a ban list section to the How To Play menus.
- Added an option for the host to limit online games to only players in their friends list (no friends of friends).
- Added a seed display to the level load screen (requires existing levels to be saved out again to add the display).
- Changed the tooltip display setting to in-game tooltip display, so that tooltips always display in menus.
- Added the crosshair to the list of things affected by the opacity slider.
- On using the quickselect bar, the opacity of the quickselect, tooltips, splitscreen gamertag display, and crosshair will be set to 80,
and will fade back down to the user opacity setting after 6 seconds of no quickselect bar use.
- Added some more Tips & Trivia to the loading/saving screen display.
Tutorial World changes & additions:-
- Added optional tutorial for Pistons and Redstone.
- Added a self-building bridge to the castle using Pistons.
- Added some sugar cane, cactii and clay to the world.
- Added a few other things for players to discover.
- Fix for only the host being shown the pop-up when any player attempts to place lava near the spawn point.
- Fixed tooltip for Flint and Steel.
- Fix for Note blocks not showing notes.
- Fix for Leaderboard reads taking too long.
- Fix to block players re-entering a level they have been kicked from, until the level is restarted.
- Fix to stop players being able to join a game when they are not a friend of any player in the game.
- Fix for Netherracks re-appearing after being mined.
- Fix for a rare crash on entering the Nether.
- Fix for attacking enemies at a different level not damaging them.
- Fixed a problem causing some save games not to load.
- Removed Herobrine.