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  • This is HUGE.

    http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/lett...ox-updates-gdc
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    Cross-Network Play
    First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks.

    Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players. We’re thrilled to confirm that Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of this new capability by enabling cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players, with an open invitation for other networks to participate as well.
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    Edit: obviously for this to work with PSN, Sony needs to allow the same from PSN versus other networks. Not only PCs.

    Edit 2: tweet from Ybarra: "On cross network play: gamers want more people to play with. We're enabling that and giving devs bigger MP pools."

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    • Joddington
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      World of Tanks seems the obvious candidate for this.

    • kolanji
      kolanji commented
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      Yes BUT PSN is always down so.....so isnt that like semi-cross play 😲

    • kipotan
      kipotan commented
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      Ok, with this Capcom(SFV) and Square-Enix(FF14), have NO EXCUSE to not develop their games on Xbox One !

    • Hammtweezy2192
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      Here comes getting my ass kicked by kbm players. Great...

  • Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan - Super Shredder and Other Boss Gameplay (Official Trailer)

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    • YESSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Microsoft Is Now Testing TV DVR for Xbox One



      https://www.thurrott.com/music-video...r-for-xbox-one


      Well, the TV DVR functionality is coming, at least. Microsoft is now internally testing an update for Xbox One called “Xbox One Threshold Beta 1603 System Update,” or th2xboxrel_1603.160308-1900. This update allows the console to record freely-available OTA TV, and it even works while you’re playing games, watching live TV, or when the console is sleeping.
      Last edited by sonofrome2k14; 03-14-2016, 05:46 PM.

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      • Unreal Engine Sizzle Reel 2016 - GDC

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        • AMD POWERS SULON Q, MICROSOFT HOLOLENS COMPETITOR

          https://youtu.be/zPT4-nRP7Bk

          From vrworld:

          Unlike Microsoft’s HoloLens which uses Intel’s 32-bit Atom processor, Sulon Q offers significantly higher performance. Current ‘Q’ prototype is powered by an unnamed 64-bit AMD Carrizo APU, while the final hardware specifications are even more impressive:
          • AMD FX-8800P 8-core CPU
          • Radeon R7-class 4-Core GPU
          • Sulon Spatial Processing Unit (SPU)
          • 8GB DDR3L
          • 256 GB SSD
          • 2560×1440 OLED display at 90 Hz, 110 FOV
          • 3D spatial audio powered by GenAudio’s AstoundSound® technology
          • Dual noise–cancelling embedded microphones.
          • Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer
          • Spatial mapping and tracking
          • Microsoft Windows 10 (Holographic Edition?)
          • AMD Liquid VR API
          • Sulon SDK
          Just like Microsoft HoloLens, in order to drive the Augmented Reality / Spatial Computing, Sulon designed its own custom ASIC, named Spatial Processing Unit (SPU). According to the company, Sulon’s SPU “combines real–time machine vision technologies and mixed reality spatial computer for real–time environment mapping and trackingfrom the inside outward, dynamic virtualization for VR/AR fusion, and gesture recognition.”


          This is from Q&A document:
          • Proprietary environment mapping and tracking developed by Sulon  Developer access to real-time, synchronized vision system with highly tuned cameras
          • Developer access to camera images directly from high speed memory taking advantage of the APU HSA memory
          • A high-definition, beautifully enhanced Augmented Realty imaging system for seamless visual AR and VR experiences
          • Developer access to high-speed robust camera pose tracking which uses the environment to map and track oneself
          • Inside-out mapping and tracking of the user with minimal setup, and environment-based inside-out tracking
          • Dynamic, real-time virtualization which dynamically reconstructs and displays a virtual version of the real world to the user and to applications. This allows us to do anything to the real world that computational physics and rendering enhancements allows.
          • Our goal is to beautify and accessorize the environment where it can seamlessly blend the real world and virtual content together. For example:
            • We can change the lighting of the real environment by adding our own lights. Imagine adding a fireplace into your living room, where it actually provides illumination propagating from the virtual fireplace to the virtualized world.
            • If had a virtual soccer ball, and you kicked it, the ball will bounce off of items in your environment and even break or shatter real objects represented by virtual versions. o Imagine when you look at yourself, you are wearing new clothing that is virtual.
          • A robust and continually improving gesture library. The “Project Dragon” application supports this feature along with other features of Windows 10 such as Cortana and DirectX 12. Gestures help us to seamlessly interact with virtual objects more intuitively thus enhancing the human experience further.
          “Our Spatial Processing Unit (SPU) has been built with developer scalability and future applications in mind to ensure not just amazing spatial computing experiences today, but also encourage developer experimentation to help develop significant advances in computer vision, AR and VR tomorrow. The Sulon Q™ headset is a consumption platform, but also a developer platform as well. We want people to create using it. The SPU receives information from the inertial measurement unit (IMU) which includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer and combines this with revolutionary computer vision and machine vision advancements that follow the user and their environment to augment the user’s visual perspective with virtual content to help make for a more immersive experience.”
          WOW!!! Wasn't expecting this from AMD. Looks like SULON has it's sights on Hololens. AR and VR with machine vision and SPU/HPU just like Hololens except with cameras. Oh Wait Hololens doesn't do VR yet, and this does 110 degrees FOV. Hope they get ZEN/POLARIS tech on their consumer version, fingers crossed.

          Microsoft needs to hurry up with their Hololens XBOX strategy. Either way this is running Windows 10, so win win for Microsoft. At the very least XBOX ONE should be able to stream to this since it's Windows 10. Would be nice if they get official support for XBOX ONE.

          Dat name though "Sulon", meh

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          • BiG Porras
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            Really Holographic?

          • hiybbpqg
            hiybbpqg commented
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            Yeah saw that too. One could only imagine what that would look like. Perhaps Windows with no Win32 support only Universal apps and api.

          • hiybbpqg
            hiybbpqg commented
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            Just watched the video. Damn Sulon Q is even bigger than the HTC Vive plus a box strapped behind your head about the size of an Intel NUC. Hopefully it's well balanced. Looks heavy. On the plus side you'll get a good neck workout. If it delivers on specs and visuals, it probably wouldn't bother me.

        • Polaris event incoming! 4PM PST:

          Compute Engines, Command Processors, Multimedia Cores, Display Engines, oh my....

          http://www.tweaktown.com/news/51044/...ter/index.html

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          • there is a new build tonight for preview member

            in the known issues section it is also indicated "Additional fixes for graphics and directx" but we have no explainations as always :/

            it was the same thing for the previous preview build... this is strange while we are in the GDC week... coincidence?

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            • Amen SonofRome! This is really strange. I have gone down the rabbit hole before with stuff like this, but this seems legitimately strange to be GDC time and these two mentions. Any previous time they would just say "random fixes" or something similar. We have that message from ARK Devs "Thank you Microsoft" 20% performance improvement. From one or two weeks ago. Is it finally happening?

              EDIT: Plus Polaris info is dropping....Maybe nothing, maybe....who knows...
              Last edited by DutchRogers; 03-15-2016, 04:51 AM.

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              • forza_maniac
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                I can see that the games like Alien Isolation running realy bad in some areas on XO but after this patch,I saw noticeably smoother frame rates.

            • https://twitter.com/aarongreenberg/s...81806966681600

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              • hasmeh
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                Might be announcing beta details for Gears 4. Since this was yesterday we should get some details today some time.

              • Ijokeri
                Ijokeri commented
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                should be Gears 4 beta news! pretty excited

            • Xbox Is Actively Looking Into Digital Game Sharing Options

              http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...g-options.aspx

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              • hasmeh
                hasmeh commented
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                That would be fantastic. Even better would be a marketplace for digital games.

              • Misterx
                Misterx commented
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                Clink on the link and error.

                Always the same error from links to gameinformer

              • Sir Kaese
                Sir Kaese commented
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                Links from gi working fine on my Lumia 640ds (wp10)

              • hasmeh
                hasmeh commented
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                Misterx I have never had any issues with accessing GI links from this website. I have used it with IE and Edge.

              • BiG Porras
                BiG Porras commented
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                correct for me too....

            • This weeks Deals with Gold

              http://majornelson.com/2016/03/14/th...inkId=22287281

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              • slasaru
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                Not very good but understandable- Spring Sale coming on 20th March, they need a good selection for that event
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