Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Does not state you actually have to purchase an XBOX ONE to receive the credit.
Here are the major events that were announced at the event that took place today.
While playing something, you can instantly switch between gaming, to watching a movie or T.V show. You can grab your hands in front of your console and pull, and go back to what you were doing. On Xbox One, doing multiple things is going to be easy. Entering snap mode will put things on pause while doing other things.
Xbox One Features live T.V and Skype
While playing a game, you can talk to people on Skype from anywhere around the world on snap mode. You can do this while watching a movie as well. Everything is done by talking to your Xbox. You can also follow your players are fantasy like you would on Direct TV. You can check out different stats to your favorite players and teams.
Xbox One will have its own T.V Guide/Menu
By asking your Xbox to go to a channel, it automatically switches it. You can also ask where and what movies are playing without having a remote control. You can also add favorites and see what is trending on the Xbox.
Xbox One Hardware List
Marc Whitten hits the stage and instantly jumps into the hardware and technology that the Xbox One has. Without delaying it any longer,
- 8 Core CPU
- Native x74 Architecture
- 3 Operating Systems in One
- 5 Billion Transistors
- 8 GB System Memory
- 500 GB HDD
- Blue-ray Drive
- 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
- HDMI In/Out
- USB 3.0
Xbox One Kinect Details
Voice is more conversational than ever. In feeds 2GB per second, which means you feel like you're talking to the person in real life. It has a 1080p camera that gives the person on the other side a clear view of you. It recognizes your motions and slight movements to give you the best gaming experience ever.
Xbox One DVR, Servers and Achievements
Inside the Xbox One will be a new recording technology to capture, edit and instantly save your Xbox One footage to your cloud account.
300,000 servers for Xbox One, more than the world's computer power in 1999. Dedicated game DVR and save anything to the cloud now. Achievements tell your personal experience, now what you have done in the game. Game developers can take it to the next level using Microsoft's resources to have better matchmaking, more players. etc.
Xbox One and EA Technology
With all the new technology that the Xbox One is allowing the developers to work with, the games that we should be expecting within the next 12 months from EA Sports look like nothing we have ever seen before.
With some of the most detailed, personal, connected games that have ever been developed before, these games look like something you can't even imagine while playing on the Xbox 360. From the mesh on the basketball net, to the wind blowing in a Fifa stadium, this console is shaping up to be the biggest game changer the industry has ever seen.
Forza motorsports 5 to launch with Xbox One
Turn 10 has taken the best of the Xbox one has to offer, and they put all of it into Forza motorsports 5. Forza motorsports 5 will be one of the launch games for the Xbox one. Its Smoother, quicker and more detailed than ever before, at first glance we couldn't tell if we were watching a movie or gameplay.
Halo "Wake Up John" Television Series
Halo, which has been played for billions of hours, and by tens of millions of fans is finally getting some live action.
Steven Spielberg will be directing the new Halo television series, known as Wake Up John. As a huge gamer since pong dropped in 1972, it only makes sense that one of the greatest movie directors creates a vision that we will be able to watch week in and week out.
Xbox One 'Snap' mode lets apps run simultaneously
Xbox One, Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console, will allow multiple apps to run simultaneously through Snap mode. Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi demonstrated the functionality while watching Star Trek, allowing him to instantly access Internet Explorer through the Xbox One to research trailers for the sequel film, look up movie times and even purchase tickets.
The ESPN app also showed off some Snap stuff, letting Xbox One users watch live sports on ESPN, then using Snap to research stats on key players by speaking to Kinect. Xbox One will even let fantasy sports fans update their teams and interact with their leagues through Snap mode.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
We understand Microsoft is aiming to ensure Xbox 360 users can transition over to the next-generation console and interact with existing Xbox 360 users using messaging, beacons, and achievements. Microsoft will also phase out the use of its Points system with this dashboard update, replacing it with currency and gift card options. We're told that the final update will be made available, providing the public beta testing goes to plan, in August.
Microsoft is holding a special event at its campus in Redmond on May 21st to unveil the next-generation Xbox. Sources have revealed to us that the event will include details of the new interactive TV features that the company is building into its next console. Microsoft is also expected to show off a smaller and denser Xbox console with newly designed controllers that are said to be "flattened" in appearance.
Microsoft isn't commenting about any planned dashboard changes. "We don’t have anything new to announce at this time," says a spokesperson.
Google newest HTML5 trick is Breakout built into its image search.
Go to google, click on images and search for Atari breakout.
You had nothing else to do today anyways.
An important development in the business of used games happened yesterday: publisher EA has decided to sever its online pass program. If you haven’t been playing console games in the last two years, the online pass system effectively locks content behind a $10 paywall that ensured that even though publishers and developers wouldn’t receive money from the sales of used games, the opportunity to get a little money anyways. In an e-mail to the site Venture Beat, senior corporate communications director John Reseburg said that “None of our new EA titles will include the feature” and that the reason for discontinuing the program was due to fact that “many players didn’t respond to the format.”
While the $10 program was mostly used for multiplayer content by Sony, Ubisoft and THQ, some publishers attempted to gate single player games, like in the case of Batman: Arkham City and the Catwoman section of the game. Whether this spells the end for the now common paywall is yet to be seen.
Something else to keep in mind are EA’s CFO fairly recent comments on how many of their games will have microtransactions. Though he did step back from what he said and clarified that while most all mobile games will have microtransactions and bigger titles will have Battlefield 3 style season passes, Mass Effect 3, Dead Space 3, and SimCity all include micropayment options.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A cheap and effective way for something you might already have it to use a Nerf bullet that has the suction cup on it and stick it on your tv... So I have heard...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
After some trading in our local classifieds I got my 2 banned Xboxes relaced with non-banned consoles. So that is up and running again.
With the help of Batmanno I found my next gamertag. B4D W01F which is reference to my favorite TV show Doctor Who :)
Starting fresh again, still have some hurt feelings towards Microsoft but I am moving on.
I will resume posting more often so keep checking back and thank you for sticking around J
Friday, May 10, 2013
Did you know you cant win a battle when the other party wont even give you a chance to fight? lol
I had to move on, Microsoft has no inention of reversing my ban. So I traded 1 of my banned consoles for a PS3 Slim last night in hopes of then trading the PS3 for a diffrent Xbox 360.
So I am 1 step closer to acheiveing my goal... :)
I am so perplexed on choosing my next Gamertag, I have used Airik1 as my Tag since my days in High School (now my daughter is almost in high school ouch!).
I am hoping to be back over the weekend... TTYL
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Just an FYI, I wont be posting over the next couple of days. As of yesterday my favortie past time changed for ever!
Yesterday morning my Xbox account was banned along with my sons account. As if that wasnt bad enough, 2 of my 4 consoles were banned as well. Find it odd that my 2 consoles that were banned where slims as were my remaining 2 consoles where the fat model.
So far I have been getting the run arround from Microsoft and the ban process and communication there after is a big joke.
First I cant message them from my original account because it no longer has access to online features. So you have to use a seperate account to contact them. The only contact they allow is by posting in the xbox forums. It took 3 hours yesterday just for my post to be approved asking why I was banned. 2 hours after that I get a response with a generic response referring me to the terms of service and code of conduct. After replying with 2 messages trying to get more information they respond the next day (12 hours later) saying I need to post a new thread in the forum to get my question address.
From what I have researched (which is what I have been doing instead of posting on my blogs) that there is 0% chance of me getting out of a 9999 ban.
My account also had 17,500 Microsoft Points ($220) and a Family Gold membership ($120) along with pre-purcahsed season passes for Halo 4, Black Ops 2, Borderlands 2 & Injustice. This is not including the thousands of downloads already purchased on my account and the loss of 2 xboxes!
I hope Microsoft will fix this ban but so far they dont seem to not only work with me but anyone at all.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Now through May 4th (it actually started on the 30th of April), Zen is offering some very nice discounts on their Star Wars Pinball tables across a plethora of platforms.
The game, which just debuted on the Kindle Fire as well, includes a trio of tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and The Clone Wars. It’s loaded with all the bells and whistles that you’d expect from a Zen title and is honestly a pretty great time even if you’re not a huge fan of Lucas’ used-universe.
If you skipped out on Star Wars Pinball when it was released, then the force really is with you as its on sale everywhere as of right now:
- Star Wars™ Pinball for Pinball FX2™ on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 400 MSP
- Star Wars™ Pinball for Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation® Network Europe PS PLUS Sale for €4.99
- Star Wars™ Pinball on the Apple App Store for $0.99
- Star Wars™ Pinball on Google Play™ for $0.99
- Star Wars™ Pinball on Kindle Fire HD for $0.99
- Star Wars™ Pinball for Zen Pinball™ 2 on the Mac App Store for $0.99