During today’s media event, Microsoft revealed the new Xbox- Xbox One. A name that in no way will be confusing when talking to friends about the original Xbox.
At the event, they announced the various ways in which the Xbox One allows you to switch between types of content, watch TV, and even multitask while using the Xbox, Kinect, and SmartGlass.
Steven Spielberg is helping to make a Halo “premium television series”, EA has a new engine, Remedy is making Quantum Break which involves a little girl destroying bridges with boats, and to everyone’s surprise, the next Call of Duty game will get DLC first on Xbox.
On this weeks show: It’s been a busy few weeks for EA, they’ve announced they will not develop for the Wii-U, discontinuing their online pass system and refusing to pay royalties to gun manufactures for their use of real guns in their games. On the cusp of Microsoft’s next console launch we get a few confirmations about the hardware and software specifications, Diablo III deals with a currency dupe, and the Ouya system has found some new funding, but at what cost? Find out on this episode of Gamer Escape News.
Put your ACR Assault Rifle’s on the shelf for one more day, Halo 4 is throwing out one last punch prior to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Today, 343 industries released Episode 2 of the Spartan Ops missions in Halo 4.
The Spartan Ops missions are a free episodic co-operative series introduced in Halo 4 to replace the Firefight missions found in Halo: Reach. Taking place six months after the end of Halo 4′s campaign, Spartan Ops consist of episodic missions that are released weekly, free of charge. As with other Infinity content, each mission will challenge you in a variety of ways and allow you to earn XP for rank increases and Spartan Points for weapon and ability unlocks.
I won’t go into Nintendo’s stock dropping soon after E3, nor will I deny the fact that Nintendo is at least trying to be hardcore. It is, however, a bit akin to the moment where you realize your best friend; The one whom has a huge legendary high school reputation for heroism and fearlessness, has slowly matured into a middle-aged coward.
Now, this isn’t to say that Nintendo (or Miyamoto, whom is incredibly difficult to dislike or insult) doesn’t have a vision and genuine desire to create a console that everyone can enjoy. It also doesn’t mean that they are in the correct position to be making the decisions of what the consumer actually wants, especially due to their repeated (and obvious) ignorance towards the western audience. Reggie Fils-Aime does very little to help their case. Who are they using for their demographic studies?
Launching today, Kinect Fun Labs offers new things to play with using Kinect.
The first demo shown allows a person to scan in their face and clothing and have Xbox create an avatar that better matches your appearance. The second demo shows finger tracking and the ability to draw and manipulate images in 3D. Finally, Object scanning was introduced. A stuffed toy was scanned front and back and the Xbox created it digitally and even allows you to then manipulate its movements with Kinect.
Star Wars Kinect got an on stage demo at the Microsoft press conference. Staring with a voice command of “lightsaber on” the demo has the player slashing up droids with his lightsaber, jumping onto platforms, and moving around certain items with the force.