Xbox original documentary will uncover mystery of legendary Atari video-game burial

It’s fitting that the first documentary slated for Microsoft’s Xbox is about video games. But it sounds like a great story even for non-gamers. Atari‘s “mass burial” of unsold game consoles and cartridges in 1983 is considered by some to be an urban legend, but filmmakers working with Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios will film an effort to excavate the site early … Read More…

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Posted by plates55 - December 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

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What should I buy this xmas? XBOX1, PS4 or WIU ?

Hardware Feature Comparison

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Price $399.99 [1] $499.99 [2] $349.99 / 299.99
Release Date US: 11.15.2013 EU: 11.29.2013 [3] 11.22.2013 [4] 11.18.2012
Optical Drive Blu-ray/DVD [5] Blu-ray/DVD [6] 25GB Optical Disc (Proprietary)
Game DVR Yes, PS+ subscription not required [7] Yes, with subscription to Xbox Live Gold [8] No
RAM 8GB GDDR5 [9] 8GB DDR3 [10] 2GB DDR3 [11]
CPU Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores [12] 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU [13] Tri-Core PowerPC “Espresso” CPU [14]
GPU AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine w/ 1152 shaders [15] 853 MHz AMD Radeon GPU w/ 768 shaders[16] AMD “Latte” 550 MHz GPU w/ 320 shaders[17]
Peak GPU Shader Throughput 1.84 TeraFLOPS/s [18] 1.31 TeraFLOPS/s (estimate)[19] 0.352 TeraFLOPS/s[20]
Storage 500 GB 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive [21] 500 GB Hard Drive [22] 8GB or 32GB Flash
External Storage No [23] Yes, USB [24] Yes, USB
Removable Hard Drive Yes, must be at least 160 GB, thinner than 9.5mm [25] No [26] No
Cloud Storage Yes [27] Yes [28] No
Play As You Download Yes [29] Yes [30] No
Remote Download Yes [31] Yes [32] No
Account Access from Multiple Consoles Yes [33] Yes No
Mandatory Game Installs No [34] Yes [35] No
Required Internet Connection No [36] No, but required for mandatory day one update. [37][38] No
Used Game Fee No [39] No [40] No
Digital game sharing or gifting No No No
Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Backwards Compatibility None [41] None [42] Yes, Wii
Cross Game Chat Yes [43] Yes [44] No
Controllers DualShock 4 (included) Xbox One Wireless Controller (included) Wii U GamePad (included), Wii Remote + Nunchuk (sold separately), Pro Controller (sold separately)
Controller Batteries Rechargable (built-in) AA (2). Rechargable battery packs (sold separately) GP & Pro: Rechargable (built-in). Wii Remote: AA (2).
Motion Control DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye (not included), PlayStation Move (not included) Kinect 2 Wii Remote (sold separately), Wii U GamePad (included)
Second Screen Vita (not included) [45] Playstation App [46] SmartGlass (devices not included) [47] Wii U GamePad (included)
Voice Commands Yes (scope, TBA) [48] Yes [49] No
Subscription Service PlayStation Plus [50] Xbox Live [51] No
USB USB 3.0 (2 ports)[52] USB 3.0 (3 ports)[53] USB 2.0 (4 ports)
Live Streaming Yes Yes No
Reputation Preservation Trophies will be ported Achievements will be ported [54] N/A
Web Connection Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi [55] Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5Ghz) [56] Gigabit IEEE 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5Ghz, LAN via USB dongle
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)[57] No* Bluetooth 4.0 [58]
Wi-Fi Direct (for Device Connection) No Yes Yes (for GamePad video streaming)
A/V Hookups HDMI output (4K Support [59]) Optical output [60] HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output [61] HDMI out, Component/ Composite out
IR No IR out, IR Blaster (Kinect) IR Transceiver (GamePad)
Power Supply (PSU) Internal External (power brick) External (power bricks)
Near Field Communication (NFC) No No Yes (GamePad)
Region Locked No No [62] Yes

*Confirmed to IGN by a Microsoft representative.

Online Feature Comparison Chart

Online Services PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Online Game Play Paid Access Via PS+ Subscription Paid Access Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription [63] Free
Netflix Free Access to Application [64] Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription* Free Access to Application
HBO Go None TBA None
Skype Possible[65] Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription [66] None
ESPN None TBA None
Hulu Plus Free Access to Application [67] Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription* Free Access to Application
Game DVR Free Access to Application Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription [68] None
Streaming Game Video Free Access to Application TBA None
Web Browser Yes[69] Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription [70] Free Access to Application
NFL Application None Paid Access to Application Via Xbox Live Gold Subscription [71] None

*Based on current Xbox Live Gold requirements

Console Bundle Comparison Chart

This chart compares the physical contents of the launch day bundles of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Other console comparison features are outlined above.

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U
Pack-In Game Playroom (Requires PlayStation Eye, sold seperately) [72] None [73] Nintendo Land (included in Deluxe bundle)
Controllers DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Xbox One Controller, Kinect [74] Wii U GamePad
Headset Wired Mono Earbud [75] Wired Mono Headset [76] Not included
AV Cables HDMI Cable (2.0m) [77] HDMI Cable (Cat2) [78] HDMI Cable
Charging Cables USB Charging Cable [79] Not included [80] Wii U GamePad Charging Cable
Camera Not included [81] Kinect [82] Wii U GamePad Camera
Trial Subscription All PS4 owners get 30 days of PS+[83] All Xbox One owners get 14 days of free Xbox Live[84] N/A
Colors Black Black Black, White
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Posted by plates55 - December 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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Video: Xbox smartglass is coming soon!!

One of the features I’m most excited about with Xbox 360 is Xbox SmartGlass.  While the focus is on tapping into the best entertainment providers right now, the possibilities for this digital canvas will be endless.

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