Microsoft’s 4K-Ready Xbox One X Launches November 7th at $499

Microsoft’s 4K-Ready Xbox One X Launches November 7th at $499

During last night’s E3 press conference, Microsoft unveiled the finished version of its long-awaited half-step console. Dubbed “Xbox One X,” this high-powered gaming machine is designed for full-on 4K gaming and media playback. And when it ships on November 7th, it’ll cost $ 499 — twice that of the current Xbox One S. The console formerly known as Scorpio is Microsoft’s answer to the PS4 Pro, and a compelling offering for gamers with deep pockets. After…

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio picks up FreeSync, but VR support remains hazy

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio picks up FreeSync, but VR support remains hazy

Last week we discussed the new Project Scorpio Xbox refresh, and what the enhanced gaming capabilities can do in terms of 4K and VR support. Now we’ve got some new information on what the developer kit hardware can do, but signs are mounting that VR capabilities may not be baked natively into the platform. A story by Gamasutra discusses details of the new hardware and how the dev units differ from the mainstream product. While the…

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Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

Microsoft finally announced some of the specifics of its upcoming Project Scorpio refresh, and the implications for the Xbox One product line are enormous. This isn’t just a refresh or a doubling-up of existing resources, like Sony used with the PS4 Pro. This is something altogether different, and Microsoft doesn’t seem to be just gunning for the PS4 — it’s taking on the PC market as well. Project Scorpio tech specs Project Scorpio will feature…

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will improve games at 1080p as well as offering 4K

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will improve games at 1080p as well as offering 4K

With Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro now shipping, there’s a great deal of speculation around Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio. Microsoft has implied it wants to leapfrog both the Xbox One and the PS4 Pro by a significant margin, but details on how these improvements would impact the existing Xbox One ecosystem have been few and far between. While Scorpio will have extra bells and whistles for 4K players, the console’s advantages won’t be reserved for them,…

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Tim Sweeney is positively steam-ed about Microsoft’s Windows Cloud operating system

Tim Sweeney is positively steam-ed about Microsoft’s Windows Cloud operating system

Yesterday, we reported on Windows Cloud — a new version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 that’s supposedly in the works. Windows Cloud would be limited to applications that are available through the Windows Store and is widely believed to be a play for the education market, where Chromebooks are currently popular. Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic and lead developer on the Unreal Engine, has been a harsh critic of Microsoft and its Windows Store before….

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Leaked PDF sheds light on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, 4K gaming plans

Leaked PDF sheds light on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, 4K gaming plans

Details on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio and how it might handle 4K gaming have been hard to come by ever since Microsoft announced the new platform. All we’ve known are a few basic specs, like the platform’s memory bandwidth (320GB/s), eight-core CPU, and available computational horsepower (6TFLOPS). Now we have more details thanks to a leaked PDF from a Microsoft developer website. Eurogamer has the full details on the PDF, which doesn’t appear to be publicly…

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Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do

Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do

A few weeks ago, sharp-eyed users spotted something new in a Windows 10 Insider Preview build — reference to a new “Game Mode.” Discussions on what the feature might do, or how it could improve performance, have made the rounds since. But a new investigation suggests the new feature won’t make much difference for the vast majority of Windows 10 gamers. PCGamesN has details on the latest Insider Preview build (15007) and what it exposes…

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Microsoft’s HoloLens coming in early 2016, developer kit to cost $3,000

Microsoft’s HoloLens coming in early 2016, developer kit to cost $3,000

Share This article From the beginning, Microsoft has tried to set its nascent augmented reality technology, dubbed HoloLens, apart from competing VR solutions. While VR companies like Oculus and Sony’s Playstation VR have focused on showcasing how virtual reality creates new opportunities to explore games and distant worlds, Microsoft’s AR demos have dedicated themselves to showing how augmented reality concepts can overlay and interact with real life. Now, the software giant has revealed the upcoming…

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