Sorry, I wasn't meaning to use 'fast' as an direct adjective of SSD in that sense but as it relates to the speed difference between a mechanical HDD and a solid state disk drive.
Kind of like saying I use to have dial up Internet but now I have fast broadband. It can still be slow for broadband and yet still be faster than dial up.
Ah, fair enough. Yeah, having an SSD makes a crazy difference, something I didn't really expect.
Timing Xbox 720 unveil close to Wii U
http://www.inentertainment.co.uk/201...lose-to-wii-u/Many of us are under the impression that Nintendo’s new Wii U console will be coming out way before the next gen additions from Microsoft and Sony, although the release of the so called Xbox 720 looks set to be nearer than we thought. Even though it is expected next year, the recent tablet rumors have given us reason to believe that the unveiling could coincide with the release of the Wii U in the fourth quarter of this year.
Timing Xbox 720 unveil close to Wii U
Apparently, the console is expected to be called the Xbox 720 and reports suggest that is will be available for around £190, which sounds pretty cheap considering the relative price of a 360 back in 2005. In an article on Sabotage Times they talk about this next gen console and whether it will have the advantage over others, and an image seen on Google has had many wonder if it will be shaped like an ‘X’, yet the majority expect a thin, sleek machine in similar fashion to the current console.
The 360 is not exactly a thin and sleek device and there is an idea that this will still remain relatively chunky and there are hopes that it will not be intrusive and unattractive. It seems that the Kinect feature will have more attention paid to it and speculation surrounds the fact that it could be an integrated feature, which would defiantly be ideal, even if many hardcore gamers are expecting Microsoft to focus on more traditional forms of gaming.
A recent article by Tech Digest questions whether the likes of the Xbox 720 and PS4 can deliver the lacking emotion and photorealism seen in current games, and this comes from 2K Games boss Christoph Hartmann, who quizzes whether the next gen console can deliver this. He feels that recreating a Mission Impossible experience in gaming is easy, yet titles that have emotions like love and sadness are not so easy to do, although they are the sort of things that immerse people in movies.
To make this aspect more apparent photorealism would be something that would really bring the development forward and there is an expectation that it will be sometime before a title will really draw on your heartstrings. Last week we looked at some 720 devkit images of what is suspected to be an ‘Alpha’ version of the Xbox 720 hardware and on the screen the Durango seems to be rather prominent, giving us cause to wonder if this is fake or whether this is the new Xbox, and if that will be the final name. Do you think the Xbox 720 will be competing with Wii U sooner than expected?
Xbox 720 launch date might be delayed - rumour
http://www.oxm.co.uk/45583/xbox-720-...elayed-rumour/Just to pour a bit more oil on the uncertain waters of the next Xbox, a new report has emerged suggesting that the console may miss its expected 2013 release date.
A story on tech news site SemiAccurate claims that the processor in the next Xbox is being manufactured by AMD - a change from the IBM PowerPC chip in the Xbox 360 - and should start rolling off the production lines in December, but has been hit by manufacturing problems.
The site's sources say that the chip, codenamed "Oban", is being manufactured in huge quantities at a variety of different manufacturing plants in the Far East, which is fairly standard practice for consumer electronics. The problem, apparently, is that most of the chips coming off the production line aren't good enough to pass testing. That means a lot of duff silicon and a greatly reduced ability to manufacture consoles.
This isn't uncommon with new chip manufacture, but the numbers are apparently dangerously bad and may mean that Microsoft won't be able to make enough new consoles to meet the expected Xbox 720 launch date of autumn 2013. There's still time to get things sorted, says the report, but not much - if the production problems aren't resolved by November, and chips don't start arriving in big numbers by February, then we might have to wait until 2014 to get the next Xbox.
Could this be the source of Gamestop's recent suggestion that a next-gen console could arrive in 2014? Probably not, we reckon - SemiAccurate's story says that Microsoft is still clinging to a 2013 release date for Xbox 720, and Sony's still got to make a few more quid back on PS3.
Exciting, entirely unconfirmed and possibly completely made-up times. On that subject, here's our roundup of the daftest Xbox 720 rumours.
p.s : can an admin change the name of the thread and delete XBOXten ?
As if they'd start PRODUCTION now... imho (just my 2 cents really), this doesn't say ANYTHING at all.
Kept you waiting
I remember Sony having the same problem with Blu Ray diodes with a yield of only one in three. That was 6 months before launch though but still with the Red Ring fiasco it doesnt sound good when we are talking about the MS hardware track record.
They wouldn't start mass ordering chips for the console until late summer to early fall for a Nov release anyway. Any chips manufactured right now would be either for dev kits (at most) or have nothing to do with the console at all (most likely).
This would only be a problem if they were trying to do a 2012 launch.
Thanks to the admin that changed the name of the thread, but "Next X" is a bit short , isn't it ?? The next XBOX will be better, or XBOX720.
I've been using the term "Next X" since they started talking about the early days of the X360. I prefer it since it's more unique and sounds more internal code name-like than Next Xbox or Xbox 720 or Durango that everybody else is using.
I also feel it's more self referential to the project overall given that the XBox name is derived from the Direct X API the consoles utilize.
Sorry, that's just the writer in me taking creative liberties with the context. Given that it's your thread, would you prefer Next Xbox or Xbox 720 instead?
Acually next X if Ok but do you think that everyone will get it's a topic about X720 ?
Patent Reveals Next Xbox Could Turn Rooms into 3D Environments
http://www.vgchartz.com/article/2503...-environments/A new patent, discovered by Patently Apple, shows off what Microsoft has been working on for its next generation Xbox. Microsoft R&D division is working on a device that will project full 360-degree game worlds across all four walls in a room. It will also have a full 3D depth camera which can calculate where the player is standing, similar to the Kinect.
The patent also states that the device will also use the rumored Kinect Glasses technology, which is like shutter 3D glasses. Users could be using the entire room as the playing field for games, and not just their television. The 3D glasses could also fill the room with 3D objects.
The document says that Microsoft is working on "an immersive display environment is provided to a human user by projecting a peripheral image onto environmental surfaces around the user. The peripheral images serve as an extension to a primary image displayed on a primary display."
"The user may enjoy an immersive 3-D experience using suitable headgear, such as active shutter glasses configured to operate in synchronization with suitable alternate-frame image sequencing at primary display and environmental display."
I just can't wait to try this !!!!
seriously doubt this will be tech that's incorporated into next-gen consoles.
Wii has been successful, but so was traditional gaming with a controller, all this VR stuff is still too expensive to be sold at a price for consumers to make the new "in" thing. Yeah, Wiimote changed the game, but most people forget a big part of Wii's success; it was cheap, and ready to go out of the box.
As long as this stuff still requires glasses/headsets/camera alignment/calibration, it's all just fabricated hype as far as I'm concerned, and not ready to be put in a pretty box and sold with simple, ready to go hardware like Wii was with motion controls.
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Kinect all over again. 'So much potential'
possible if a visor had a kinect like sensor in it, it could map the room as you walked around until it had built a good enough model to use.
E3 seems a little late doesn't it, well at least if they're going for a 2013 release.
There's No Xbox 720, Next-Gen Microsoft Xbox to be Named "Xbox Next"?
For quite some time, numerous media outlets and gamers themselves were calling the next-gen Xbox console - Xbox 720. Naturally, it made sense as it would be double the 360, but in reality, that designation never stood any chance.
(supposed) specifications inside !!
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