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  • Also, MS has admitted the dev kits aren't finalized yet. So I'm assuming the first waves of games won't be taking full advantage of the X's power yet.

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    • we wanted a super powerful console and we got it and its called the xbox one x, all this other chatting go around and all this hysteria talk form the fanboys means absolutely nothing to me at all, its like listening to kids talk when children are meant to be seen , not heard. The xbox one x is a freaking beast and thats all anyone of us should care about. let the non gamers bitch and moan meanwhile we will be playing the best games on the best console. end of story

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      • scottvxr
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        Amen

      • hiybbpqg
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        Well said. X1X is what it is. Definite buy for me.

      • BadCeeJay1975
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        haha very true Badkolo :D

      • Badkolo
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        its funny how they moan about 500 being to much but yet people spend so much money on total crap, save 25 bucks a week and you can get a top tier console. i dont want 299, 399 consoles because then you know it will be outdated in no time, the cheaper it is the weaker it is in the long run, just look at the pro as a prime example. i rather pay 500 to 600 for a true beast next gen then 399 for something that needs a upgrade in 3 to 4 years

      • mistercteam
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        +12

    • SMITE and Paladins Announce Xbox One X Support with 4K/60 FPS; Get Videos Directly Captured from Devkits

      http://www.dualshockers.com/smite-pa...tured-devkits/

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      • Gamersyde uploaded HDR footage of Forza 7, So if you have a HDR screen this is a must watch. Stunning fucking beautiful.

        http://gamersyde.com/news_forza_7_in...-19287_en.html

        Forza 7 Native 4K 60FPS Plus HDR!!!!WOW!!!



        :)
        Last edited by Blaze_ATX; 06-19-2017, 01:28 AM.

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        • scottvxr
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          Can we end all this checkerboard bollocks😎

      • The Coalition Showcases Gears of War 4 in True 4K on Xbox One X – and it looks incredible



        Microsoft has announced that several titles from its recent first-party portfolio will receive enhancement patches for Xbox One X. These include Halo Wars 2, Forza Horizon 3, and of course, Gears of War 4. In this article, we’ll be focusing on the upgrades being introduced to the latter of these titles, which are coming to the game for free this fall when Xbox One X launches globally on November 7th.

        We were walked through the Gears of War 4 upgrades on Xbox One X by The Coalition’s Technical Art Director, Colin Penty, at a behind-closed-doors theatre experience for the new system. Not only did we see Gears of War 4 in True 4K, but we also experienced it with 3D positional audio thanks to Dolby Atmos. In a few words, it looked – and sounded – spectacular.





        The Xbox One X version of Gears of War 4 offers several other upgrades that fans can look forward to, however, including real-time dynamic shadows and “up-rezzed textures for environments, characters and effects,” as well as improved draw distance and wide colour gamut with High Dynamic Range. There’s also numerous other changes too, including an increased number of polygons, plus enhanced screen-space reflections and bloom.

        Each of these enhancements make the overall visual experience better and result in a more realistic world. In the case of the new real-time dynamic shadows, for example, if a tree is blowing in the wind, on the ground you’ll see that shadow of that tree dynamically move. In addition, these graphical benefits also apply to 1080p TV owners (besides HDR), and in the case of resolution, The Coalition are using super-sampling to render 4K images on a 1080p display. This produces a sharper picture with increased anti-aliasing that looks markedly more detailed than even a native 1080p signal would produce – even though it’s not as crisp as a native 4K image. In much simpler terms, Gears of War 4 will look better on Xbox One X, even if you haven’t made the upgrade to 4K yet.



        Dolby Atmos must also be mentioned, which is sound that moves around you in three-dimensional space, allowing you to feel immersed into an experience and pinpoint the source of where audio is emerging from. It’s incredibly special. For example, you can hear the Kestrel helicopters above you in Gears of War 4, and pinpoint exactly where gunshots are being fired around you. Add that onto the missiles flying overhead and you’ll feel the intensity of firefights.

        If a building crumbles to the right of you, then it’ll also feel like it crumbles from that side of you as you play as well. In Act 2, you’ll find the darker opening moments even more encapsulating as you hear the wind and leaves rustling around you that reinforce the feeling of being on your own in the dead of the night against an unknown emergent enemy. Convincing someone that Dolby Atmos is amazing is hard unless they’ve experienced it for themselves, but I can assure you, it’s an absolute game-changer and is the future of audio in video games.



        The Xbox One X demo of Gears of War 4 also showcased the real-time light shafts, which are more often referred to as ‘God Rays.’ This means you’ll now see shafts of sunlight or moonlight poking through statues, moving helicopter blades, the branches of trees, and so on – as they do in real life. It’s an eye-catching and atmospheric visual feature, and one that’s welcome in Gears of War 4.

        Overall, the Gears of War 4 segment of the Xbox One X experience demo was impressive, and it shows the visual leap the upgraded system offers when compared to its predecessor. The free enhancement update arrives this fall, and The Coalition are currently targeting to release it on Day One with the Xbox One X, but if you want an early glimpse of what we were shown, you can find the same segment of gameplay above taken from Xbox One X with all the visual upgrades.



        However, it was recorded and uploaded in 1080p, meaning you won’t be able to enjoy the full 4K goodness, but it should be enough of an appetizer to make you crave even more. The Coalition also provided a 4K screenshot of Marcus Fenix captured from Gears of War 4 on Xbox One X, and it looks incredible. Check it out for yourself above, and make sure you don’t miss the Xbox One X gameplay segment of Gears of War 4, which has been showcased by YouTuber TheRazoredEdge in the video on top of this article. We also experienced another Gears of War 4 Xbox One X screenshot in 4K that was compared to the same image taken in 1080p from Xbox One, and the difference between them both was astonishing.



        Xbox One X launches around the world on November 7th for $499. Gears of War 4 launched last October on Xbox One and Windows 10, and has received numerous free content updates since its release. The latest one – Rise of the Horde, introduced 15 brand new Horde Skills and two new difficulty levels, two new maps, and 20 new Xbox Live Achievements adding 500 Gamerscore in total to the game. For even more on Gears of War 4, don’t miss our in-depth review.

        https://ar12gaming.com/articles/gears-4-visual-showcase

        :)

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        • scottvxr
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          There's simply no way to downplay the power of the X 😎

        • G-Force
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          The annoying thing from MS's perspective is looking at the games over a compressed YouTube video on a 1080P (or anything sub 4K and NON HDR) and also on stereo sound simply doesn't give the amount of justice due to the Xbox One X.

          like these guys are saying, when you get to experience all of this together in person it is simply breathtaking.

        • mistercteam
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          +12

      • I was right, the mainboard on the Xbox One X is infact upside down :)

        https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3...source=twitter

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        • XboxOneFan
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          You are right G. So, why is the vapour chamber on the e opossite side of the Scorpio SOC?

        • G-Force
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          It's not on the other side of the soc

        • XboxOneFan
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          My bad. So is that the hardrive?

        • G-Force
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          the vapour chamber is the big copper bit which they put the fan on, but when you see them putting the fan on you are looking at the upside down back of the console, the last piece they install is the blueray drive which is at the bottom of the console, this is how you can stack stuff on top of the device and it wont affect the cooling of the xbox one x

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          Notice the ports and the HDMI ports are on the bottom RIGHT of that image, but when you look at the Finished result the HDMI ports are on the top LEFT of the console which means the mainboard is upside down, and that also explains why the Blueray drive is at the bottom even when they installed it ontop (when it was upside down)

      • Some question that somewhat interesting
        X1X has 8 GB Flash memory too

        where is it in mainboard image
        ;-)

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      • Microsoft Exec: Third Party Devs Blown Away By Xbox One X, “This Thing Is No Bullshit”

        Aaron Greenberg reveals that game developers are excited about the Xbox One X.



        We’ve heard a lot about the Xbox One X in the last few days, about what its capable of and how it has amazed the developers who have been working on it, from Ubisoft to Turn 10. As per Aaron Greenberg, who is the marketing manager of Xbox, that has been the general consensus among almost every developer that has worked on an Xbox One X dev kit so far.

        “There’s a lot of third party partners, where each week we hear more stories about ‘hey, we got our dev kits, this is what we’re doing with them’,” Greenberg said in a podcast. “They’re not all ready to talk about it yet, but magic is happening. They are all legitimately being blown away. One of our third party developers called up, and he was like, ‘this thing is no bullshit. You guys were not messing around.'”

        “They couldn’t believe it,” Greenberg continued. “They were just so excited. They were like, ‘we just wanna show this [our game] on X. It’s the only thing we want to show this game on.’ It’s just been fun to see reactions like that.”

        The Xbox One X launches on November 7 at $499. Stay tuned to GamingBolt and we’ll keep bringing you more updates on everything to do with the One X.

        http://gamingbolt.com/microsoft-exec...is-no-bullshit

        :)

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        • Hey guys have eard about ATARI coming back to the gaming industry
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WNsmCpdhhY
          2018 is going to be epic

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          • XboxOneFan

            See here

            He even says he has it upside down at that point.
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            So as you can see the port position is the same as the Xbox One S, but the mainboard is on the bottom of the xbox one S, and on the Xbox One X it is upside down and so even the ports were put upside down on the main board to have the same layout :)
            Last edited by G-Force; 06-20-2017, 01:13 AM.

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            • The Goober King
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              I don't get it. They talk a lot about efficiency in getting rid of the hot air. Heat rises. Why would the heat sink not sit on top of the Scorpio ♏ Engine and then have the fan sit on top of the heat sink? For maximum efficiency in removing heat this upside down design goes against the laws of physics. Can someone explain this?

            • G-Force
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              The way the vapour chamber works it doesn't matter, also given that the chip is not at the bottom so also saving head from it sitting down there.

              The vapour chamber works so well that it isn't a matter of heat rising.

          • Some fun Sony vs Microsoft Facts

            Sony Corp Net Profit FY2008 to FY2017 - $4.286 Billion Loss

            Microsoft Net Profit FY2008 to FY2016 - $164.06 Billion Profit

            Sony 2017 Gaming & Network Revenue - $14.7 Billion on 60 million sold - $245 per console sold ... 6 billion of this would of been selling 20,000,000 $299.00 consoles netting $145.00 per console in sales other than consoles ... 8.7 billion non hardware revenue(actually, PSVR/Vita is included in this)

            Microsoft 2016 Gaming Revenue - $13.2 Billion on around 28 million sold(estimate) as of June 30 2016 or $471 per console ... 3 billion of this would of been selling 10,000,000 $299.00 consoles netting $364.00 per console ... 10.2 billion in non hardware revenue

            Microsoft makes 2.5x more revenue per console in the high profit areas of Xbox live and games sold/Minecraft etc


            My point is ... MS obviously knows what they are doing ... and even though they don't release the profit Xbox/gaming makes them, it's obvious from the above that MS net profit is higher than Sony's


            So ... why release a 499.00 console?

            Because Xbox Gamers obviously have money and are willing to spend it. Microsoft knows this and is not worried about how many consoles they sell, but rather how many people buy/play games and subscribe to xbox live

            Looks like Xbox will be around for a while

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            • G-Force
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              Bingo, and Sony would trade places with MS with the lower sales of consoles and higher profit in a blink of an eye if they could.

            • Hammtweezy2192
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              Mazer, where did you get this from so I can source it. Absolutely fantastic info if accurate.

            • Misterx
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              Strange math. i can't verify it because logic chain is broken in the middle.

            • G-Force
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              the maths seems ok.

              2016 (1 year revenue for MS).

              assuming 10 Million Xbox Consoles sold in 1 year @$299

            • Mazer
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              https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/28/1...-sony-forecast

              https://www.microsoft.com/investor/r...r16/index.html

              Here are he links on the data ... the Microsoft annual report does not scream out 13.2 billion but does says a $132 million increase in revenue(1% increase)

              Gaming revenue increased $132 million or 1%, primarily due to higher revenue from Xbox Live and video games, offset in part by lower Xbox hardware revenue. Xbox Live revenue increased 17%, driven by higher revenue per transaction and volume of transactions. Video games revenue grew 34%, driven by the launch of Halo 5 and sales of Minecraft. We acquired Mojang AB (“Mojang”), the Swedish video game developer of the Minecraft gaming franchise, in November 2014. Xbox hardware revenue decreased 16%, mainly due to lower prices of Xbox One consoles sold and a decline in Xbox 360 console volume, offset in part by higher Xbox One console volume. Gaming revenue included an unfavorable foreign currency impact of approximately 4%.
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