A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One, the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.
“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”
Here is a look at the new animated series featuring The Avengers coming to Disney XD in July. While the show will debut on July 7th you can catch a special one hour preview this Sunday, May 26th at 11PM ET/PT only on Disney XD.
Microsoft has revealed the Xbox One and with it a look at what power the system has to offer. While there is a lot of information to still be gathered here is what we know so far and in parenthesis what the PS4 has advertised as well for comparison:
– Xbox One will have a Blu Ray drive (So will the PS4)
– Xbox One will utilize an 8 Core CPU (The PS4 CPU uses an 8 Core X86 AMD Jaguar
– Xbox One will have 8GB of System Memory (The PS4 will have 8GB GDDR5 RAM)
– Xbox One will offer a 500 GB Hard Drive (Sony is only saying that the PS4 will have a ‘very large’ Hard Drive at the time)
– Xbox One will have 802.11 Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct (The PS4 will as well)
– Xbox One utilizes USB 3.0 (It can be assumed the PS4 will as well.)
– Xbox One will have HDMI in/out (As will the PS4)
These are the comparisons that can be made thus far. More info to come as it develops.
Back in February, Sony announced the Playstation 4. While the presentation was a bit lackluster it showed off a beefy new system that will bring a lot to gaming when it hits stores later this year. Now it is Microsoft’s turn. Head to the link below to watch the Live Stream event for the reveal of the newest Xbox. What does Microsoft have in store for us? Well head on over and see for yourself.
As a small token of appreciation from the Thief team to you, the Thief community, here is the very first glimpse of in-engine footage from Eidos-Montréal’s Thief.
The Thief team has been working in the darkest of shadows for so long with an unwavering focus on crafting something special. They never had the opportunity to share their work with those to whom it means the most… Until now.
This animated character is being rendered in real-time on current video card hardware, using standard bone animation. The rendering techniques, as well as the animation pipeline are being presented at GDC 2013, “Next Generation Character Rendering” on March 27.
The original high resolution data was acquired from Light Stage Facial Scanning and Performance Capture by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, then converted to a 70 bones rig, while preserving the high frequency detail in diffuse, normal and displacement composite maps. It is being rendered in a DirectX11 environment, using advanced techniques to faithfully represent the character’s skin and eyes.
March Madness came in like a lion at IndieBundle when we introduced TWO new bundles at one time, our first ever racing bundle and our first all-steam bundle. But it sure isn’t going out like a hare! Instead, the madness just keeps growing: