Microsoft XBOX (Project Scarlett)

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  1. Nintendo

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    Microsoft's next gen XBOX is coming out in Spring 2020 (probably November sometime) and Halo Infinite (Halo reboot) will be a launch title.
    https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/06/microsoft-announces-project-scarlett-the-next-gen-xbox/



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  2. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    And to think I used to be excited during the early console wars (PS1 era). Now there's only brand identity separating the hardware.

    It's certainly all about ray/path tracing this time around though. I just wonder if it's slightly too early, as the hardware isn't quite there yet to for great performance as far as I'm aware.
     
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    Gone are the days when we all got excited over 3DO, PS1, Sega Saturn and Ultra 64 (N64) :(
     
  4. matzesu

    matzesu Hardcore Member

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    Not now please: I just bough my first Xbox end of last year and ditnt even finished one Game for it....
    And i have lots of Games for it..

    Holiday 2020 is far from now and I don’t have to buy the next Xbox,
    Also i only have a normal HD TV so it’s only advance for me will be the short loading times..
     
  5. kaprikawn

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    I've not yet gotten over what MS tried to do with the Xbone by basically trying to turn it into Steam, so I've been a staunch Xbone hater this gen (which hasn't been hard because it's been terrible). I might get over it by the end of next year.
     
  6. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    I'm getting to the point where generation leaps don't impress me that much. I like how last time, after seven years, they still managed to leap too early and had to release revised hardware later. Same thing could happen again.
     
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  7. Bernd

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    One thing cought my attention.

    Microsoft is pulling a Vista USB-Stick virtual ram stunt on the XBone.
    That means the SSD would not last that long because the console writes like crazy to the SSD and reaches the maximum write cycles.
    When the SSD is soldered in like in Apple product this is the death of the XBone.
     
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    I also partly blame the rise of PC gaming for killing console hype. It means the top end new games are developed with higher than console specs in mind, and so the consoles get reduced versions. They need to find ways to get developers to work not just with their system, but for their system. At the end of the day, you just need games. Fortunately, Microsoft has the cash to buy up lots of studios.
     
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    It won't be soldered in.
     
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    i totally disagree. If it wasn't for the PC games pushing the possibilities and driving the advance of graphics and CPU's the consoles wouldn't be as good as they are now. consoles today are the closest to PC power that they have ever been. and mostly it has been because they are adopting PC spec components. CPU specs ans GPU specs may be close to mid to top end PC but they are designed with proprietary hardware. no expandability or upgradeability. the trouble has been developers cutting features and dumbing down PC game so they can work on the limited performance of the consoles.
    for example early access game 7DTD has slowly but surely been simplified and dumbed down over the last 5 alphas because the console port didn't work too well.
    there is nothing wrong with either console or PC but the specs are different and the games should be different.
     
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    Did I understood correctly that the new incredible advancement of the new generation, that changes everything, is using virtual memory on an SSD ?

    They spoke about this for half video.
     
  12. levi

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    All old consoles used electrolytic or tantalum caps that regularly spill their guts after a set time, and even old silicon chips have an MTBF and they'll eventually die. Maybe I'm lucky, but I've never had a flash ram chip that's died on me unless I accidentally abused it (broke a couple by formatting them wrongly), but I've had electrolytic caps that have gunged up a couple of my old bits and pieces.
     
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    Old / dead caps can easy be changed as long you have a solder iron and you aren't blessed with ten thumbs and two left hands.
    But if the SSD dies and you haven't cloned it before, you are screwed.

    And the silicon chips normally only die a slow death when they are used over, at or near to absolute maximum ratings.

    So, using the SSD as virtual Ram is a bad idea and shorting the console live.
    If the anti planned obsolescence EU-law gets reality, Microsoft could get in trouble with this.
     
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    This thing is not worth it.
    They said only once that it's the "best ever made" console.
    Only once!!
    Not a good sign.
     
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  15. WizardStan

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    I still don't trust Microsoft since they made the claim that the original XBox would be "the last console you'd ever need": every part was upgradable so you just swap in a cheap part every couple years instead of needing an entirely new console. Then they came out with the 360 and abandoned the idea of the upgradeable console entirely.

    Entirely off-topic, but you'll notice that I spelled "upgrad[e]able" in two different ways; Chrome has decided that's how it must be, if I change either one to the other it says it is spelled wrong.
     
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  16. Nintendo

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    I'm gonna get a PS5 instead :)
     
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    I'm gonna get a new graphics card instead.
     
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