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Microsoft is hoping to usher in a new era in console gaming just over a year from now. While the company is just a month away from launching the Xbox One S refresh in the United States, Project Scorpio is the console that really has gamers talking. During E3, Microsoft provided scant details on the console, only cluing us in to the fact that it would support virtual reality, 4K gaming, and push 6 TFLOPs of computing power. Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, CD Projekt Red’s Principal Narrative Designer, had a few things to say about that last bullet point regarding compute performance. If you recall, AMD’s newly introduced Radeon RX 480 offers peak performance of 5.8 TFLOPs, which puts it in close contention... Read more...
It appears that Microsoft isn’t finished with its Xbox One price cuts. Just two weeks ago, the software gutted the price of the base Xbox One console from $349 to $299 in an effort to spur sales ahead of E3 (and to likely make some inroads on Sony’s nearly 2:1 sales lead with the PlayStation 4). Microsoft is once again pulling out its pricing gun, dropping the price of the entry-level Xbox One by another $20, taking it to $279. Microsoft says that this is a promotional discount that will last until October 1st. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Microsoft is trying to clear out inventory of the “porky” Xbox One before the slimmer Xbox One S makes its appearance in August. That... Read more...
There's been a lot of chatter leading up to E3 about more powerful gaming consoles designed to take advantage of the growing number of 4K televisions in the wild. Turns out the rumors were true, or at least some of them. In addition to teasing an upgraded version of the Xbox One known as Project Scorpio, which will be four times faster than the original Xbox One, Microsoft unveiled its most compact Xbox model yet, the Xbox One S. The Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, a feat that's made even more remarkable by the fact that Microsoft was able to cram the power supply inside the console—there's no external power brick, just a regular power cord to plug into a standard... Read more...
Microsoft’s brand new, slimmer Xbox One S leaked yesterday afternoon, just ahead of today’s E3 keynote. Painted in a shade of “Robot White”, the console is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One and can now stand vertically (Microsoft includes a stand in the box if you want go this route). There’s also support for 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, which means that you can take advantage of 4K UHD Blu-rays that are starting to trickle into the market. This will also open the door for 4K gaming in the future on the Xbox One S Although its absence likely won’t be missed by many, the dedicated port for the Kinect sensor has been jettisoned on the Xbox One S. Gamers will still be able... Read more...
We’ve been hearing rumors about the Xbox Slim for weeks, and just ahead of E3, the console has leaked to the internet. The official name of the console is Xbox One S, and it’s quite the looker. The scant details that are provided with the leaked images confirm what we’ve heard in our previous reporting on the console: it’s roughly 40 percent smaller than the current Xbox One and it comes with a 2TB hard drive. In addition, the Xbox One S supports 4K Ultra HD video and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content along with a more streamlined wireless controller design. Microsoft is even tossing in a stand if you want to mount the Xbox One S upright (the current Xbox One is only designed... Read more...
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