MANY IN HERE ARE EXCITED FOR THE MARCH 11TH DROP OF TITANFALL INCLUDING MYSELF. FOR THIS OCCASION, I WILL BE HOLDING A GIVE AWAY FOR NIKETALK MEMBERS IN THIS THREAD FOR A FREE COPY OF TITANFALL FOR EITHER XBOX ONE, 360 OR PC. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS ENTER YOUR NIKETALK SCREENNAME. THAT'S IT. THIS GIVEAWAY IS FREE AND EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD IS FREE TO ENTER. NO PS4 FANBOYS! (J/K). WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN RANDOMLY (3/10/14) AT 7:30 PM CENTRAL TIME AND THE FREE COPY OF TITANFALL WILL BE MAILED TO THEM.
HAD TO START A NEW THREAD AS ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD WAS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED BY OP.
The Xbox One is an upcoming video game console from Microsoft. Announced on May 21, 2013, it is the successor to the Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family of consoles. The Xbox One is scheduled for release across North America, several European markets, Australia and New Zealand on November 22 2013, with later release in Japan and the remaining European markets in 2014. It will directly compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles. Microsoft and various publications have classified the device as an "all-in-one entertainment system," making it a competitor to other home media devices such as the Apple TV and the Google TV platform.
Moving away from the PowerPC based architecture used in the Xbox 360, the console features an AMD processor built around the x86-64 instruction set. The console places an increasing emphasis on entertainment and integration with the Kinect peripheral, offering the ability to use an existing set-top box to watch live television programming (augmented by an enhanced program guide with support for voice commands), a built-in Skype client, and improved second screen support. The console also provides new functionality for use in games, such as an expanded Xbox Live service, improved Kinect functionality, cloud computing, the ability to automatically record and share video highlights from gameplay, and integrated support for live streaming gameplay online.
The console's initial policies surrounding online connectivity requirements, mandatory integration with Kinect, and ambiguous restrictions on the resale and sharing of used games led to mixed reviews and concerns after the console's reveal. In response to these criticisms, Microsoft announced they would be dropping all of the originally planned digital rights management and internet connection requirements, and the mandatory use of Kinect.
The Xbox One's exterior casing consists of a two-tone "liquid black" finish; with half finished in a matte grey, and the other in a glossier black. The Xbox One's components were designed to evoke a more entertainment-oriented and simplified design than previous iterations of the console; among other changes, the LED rings used by the Xbox 360 are replaced by a glowing white Xbox logo used to communicate the system's status to the user.
The Xbox One has an APU with eight x86-64 cores clocked at 1.75 GHz] , based on the Jaguar architecture from AMD, and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM with a memory bandwidth of 68.3 GB/s. The memory subsystem also features an additional 32 MB of "embedded static" RAM, or ESRAM, with a memory bandwidth of 102 GB/s. Eurogamer has been told that for simultaneous read and write operations the ESRAM is capable of a theoretical memory bandwidth of 192 GB/s and that a memory bandwidth of 133 GB/s has been achieved with operations that involved alpha transparency blending. The system includes a 500 GB non-replaceable hard drive, and a Blu-ray Disc optical drive. Kotaku, Game Informer, and Gizmodo state that 3 GB of RAM will be reserved for the operating system and apps, leaving 5 GB for games. The graphics processing unit (GPU) is based on an AMD GCN architecture with 12 compute units, which have a total of 768 cores,] running at 853 MHz providing an estimated peak theoretical power of 1.31 TFLOPS. For networking, the Xbox One supports Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n wireless, and Wi-Fi Direct.
The Xbox One will support 4K resolution (3840×2160) (2160p) video output and 7.1 surround sound. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing and strategy for Microsoft, has stated that there is no hardware restriction that would prevent games from running at 4K resolution. The Xbox One will support HDMI 1.4 for both input and output, and does not support composite or component video.
Xbox General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo has said the Xbox One will be able to monitor internal temperatures and adjust accordingly. As the system generates more heat, the fan speed will be increased to compensate. Additional measures can be taken, including forcing the hardware to run in a lower power state – a new feature that wasn't present on the Xbox 360. Restricting power consumption lowers maximum performance, but the setting would be intended as a last resort to avoid overheating that can lead to permanent hardware damage.
The Xbox One controller maintains the overall layout found in the Xbox 360 design. The directional pad has been changed to a four-way design, and the battery compartment is slimmer. Menu and View buttons have replaced the Start and Back buttons. Each trigger will also feature independent rumble motors called "Impulse Triggers", which allows developers to program directional vibration. One trigger can be made to vibrate when firing a gun, or both can work together to create feedback that indicates the direction of an incoming hit. It remains to be seen exactly how developers will use the new feature. Pre-ordered Xbox One controllers have the words "Day One 2013" engraved in the center.
The Xbox One will ship with an updated version of the Kinect sensor; the new Kinect uses a 1080p wide-angle time-of-flight camera (in comparison to the VGA resolution of the previous version), and processes 2 gigabits of data per second to read its environment. The new Kinect has greater accuracy over its predecessor, can track up to 6 skeletons at once, perform heart rate tracking, track gestures performed with an Xbox One controller, and scan QR codes to redeem Xbox Live gift cards. The Kinect microphone remains active at all times by default so it can receive voice commands from the user when needed, even when the console is in sleep mode (so it can be woken back up with a command).
As was the case on the Xbox 360, Kinect usage is optional, and privacy settings are available for adjusting how the sensor operates
A Windows-compatible version of the new Kinect will be released in 2014.
Similarly to Windows 8, the Xbox One will be able to snap applications (such as music, video, Skype, and Internet Explorer) to the side of the screen as a form of multitasking. The Xbox One will also be able to serve as a pass-through for an existing television set-top box over HDMI. This functionality allows users to watch live TV from their existing provider through the console, and access features such as show recommendations, an electronic program guide, and voice commands. The set-top box is controlled by the console through either an IR blaster or the HDMI-CEC protocol.
The console will feature a similar, albeit richer set of voice control abilities than those found in the first generation Kinect. This will allow users to control Xbox functions via voice command. All voice control will be coordinated through the Kinect, and with this ability Skype will also become a function of the new Xbox.
The device will run three operating systems: Xbox OS, an OS based on the Windows kernel, and another OS that will allow the other two operating systems to communicate by virtualisation (as a hypervisor). Such integration will include features like snapped Skype calls while in game.
The Windows edition on the Xbox will not be compatible with standard Windows apps, though developers will be able to port them over with little effort.
Microsoft have stated that the Xbox Live service will be scaled up to use 300,000 servers for Xbox One users, but have not stated how many of the servers will be physical and how many will be virtual. Cloud storage will be offered to save music, films, games and saved content and developers will be able to use Live servers (along with the Windows Azure cloud computing platform) to offer "massive", "living and persistent worlds." The service will still be subscription-based. The friends list will expand to 1,000 friends.
Xbox SmartGlass will provide extended functionality on the Xbox One, allowing Windows Phone smartphones, Windows RT, and Windows 8 tablets to be used as a "second screen." A demo during the E3 press conference demonstrated its use for setting up a multiplayer match in another game in the background on a tablet while playing another game on the television.
RECORDING AND STREAMING:
Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to use the Upload Studio app to edit and share clips from the last five minutes of gameplay footage that is automatically recorded by the console. Integration with the live streaming platform Twitch will also be provided; users will be able to use voice commands to immediately begin streaming footage of their current game directly to the service, and use the Kinect microphone for commentary and voiceovers. Despite the ability to record gameplay, the Xbox One will not include DVR functionality for recording television programs; executive Yusuf Mehdi indicated that the Xbox One would "work in tandem" with existing TV providers, but that Microsoft may need to work with them directly to provide extended functionality such as DVR integration.
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
Battlefield 4 (EA DICE, Electronic Arts)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft Studios)
FIFA 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
Fighter Within (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive)
Lococycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
NBA Live 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
Need for Speed Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
Peggle 2 (PopCap Games, Electronic Arts)
Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments, Microsoft Studios)
Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)
Xbox One Gamertags
GAMERTAG - NIKETALK SCREENNAME
1. MEMPHISFINEST - Memphissfinest
2. Itz Me Pizzo 23 - xxpizzo
3. Flats707 – Hadowajp
4. K1ll0rBeK1lled – MF Brown
5. Pkasso10 – Pworld
6. Ohleo MK – Stay Lurkin
7. Idealhat20 - BLASTERCOMBO
8. Joeebrap - Carver
9. KsteezyNT - Ksteezy
10. Lilyo06 – Lilyo06
11. GeeMonaaay - geePlus
12. Mikejs210 – Mikejs210
13. Nyc D Nic3 718 – REDd SPYDER
14. Jimb0y20 – dubg34
15. X Doc Holiday – Clutch 713
16. Roger e3 – Im that one
17. Gator Boy 24 – Mamba MVP
18. JohnnyDrama1234 – Jcmojica24
19. Townbidnez - Townbidness
20. DIRTOFFMYBAPE – MARCIELAGO
21. Mrblue718 – Mrblue718
22. xXCovertCoupeXx - Currensy
23. THE QBZ - THE QBZ
24. Xbpm81 - ServeChilled81
25. hubbypoo2k13 - Johnnyp2k12
26. Hank214 – Tank214
27. Jewseejay – Jewseejay
28. Reke 13 Havoc – Nelson999
29. Supreme Junkiez – xsourdieselx
30. Bravo301DMV – 3dgarfly23
31. PAIDINFULLREICE – KingFoamNYC
32. Triplebeamin – gunitg23
33. Tanodafilipano – Balla J****
34. Kilroythadon – Kilroythedon
35. JamesYoung707 – DJYoung08
36.Young Dunny - Level 16 Based
38. JordanDon23 - Simba King
39. DJosey - DJosey
40. JAY 2times - 100PROOF
41. Legendkiller32 - Nikekidwonder
42. nijoshi24 - Kobe4MVP12
43. ForcedNote - monstar
44. BeatsByRZA - LOBCITY
45. Nawzlew - Nawzlew
46. Jorizzly Bear - jorizzle
47. a1r2o3L - Noel2345
Edited by memphissfinest - 6/1/15 at 6:12am