Xbox One: Under the Hood

The Xbox One architecture was detailed during the Xbox One Reveal event and is as follows (can also be seen in above image): 8 Core CPU, Native 64 bit, 8GB of System Memory (RAM), 500GB HDD, Blu-ray Drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI Out and USB 3.0. The Xbox One OS is actually 3-fold: the Xbox OS, the kernel of Windows providing consistent access to web and apps and a third OS that c...

Xbox One: Microsoft’s Next-Gen All-in-One Console

After an intro video focusing on Xbox knowing you (creepy?), Don Mattrick took the stage at the Next-Generation Xbox Reveal event to give a very brief history of Xbox before looking to the future; “An all in one system to light up a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. Simple. Instant. Complete.” And so, the Xbox One was revealed! You can see the unveil video embedded at the ...

Rumored ‘Xbox 720’ SKUs: $300 with Subscription, $500 Standard

And the rumour mill keeps on running… this time we are hearing from Paul Thurrott – a popular Windows blogger – who appeared on the latest What The Tech video podcast to discuss the next Xbox among other topics. There are many interesting statements made by Thurrott, although he reiterates that he is largely extrapolating upon what he does know. And what he does know comprises of...

Next Xbox ‘Won’t Start Games Without Internet Connection’

UPDATE: Microsoft have since apologised for the comments below, made by Microsoft Studios Creative Director, Adam Orth; “We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our ...

Next-Gen Xbox Coming In Two SKUs – Set-Top Box And Full Console?

Microsoft may just be developing two versions of the next-gen Xbox – one that will act as a set-top box, capable of playing casual/downloadable games only, and the other being a full fledged home gaming console. The rumours – as they expectedly have not been directly addressed nor confirmed by Microsoft – come to us by way of The Verge, who claim their sources are familiar with t...

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