Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th May 2013 19:11 UTC
Games Good news by Ars' Peter Bright. "According to an internal Microsoft e-mail sent to all full-time employees working on the next Xbox, 'Durango [the codename for the next Xbox] is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today's Internet.' It continues, 'There are a number of scenarios that our users expect to work without an Internet connection, and those should 'just work' regardless of their current connection status. Those include, but are not limited to: playing a Blu-ray disc, watching live TV, and yes playing a single player game.'" Conveniently 'leaked' of course.
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RE: Bluray eh?
by bassbeast on Tue 7th May 2013 06:13 UTC in reply to "Bluray eh?"
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But how many bought it JUST to play Blu Ray and thus made Sony lose money?

Frankly I'd say BD is a dead format, look at the number of DVD sales compared to BD sales and its not even close, most titles are selling dozens of DVD for every BD they sell. Sure it'll make a good storage format for games but its obvious that folks are going streaming and DVD instead of BD, at least where I live.

To me the bigger question is how Sony and MSFT are gonna keep their new systems from looking dated in less than a year thanks to the weak as hell chip they chose. I build AMD exclusively and have my whole family and myself on AMD so its not hate here, its just reality, and the reality is that Jaguar is a netbook chip not a gaming chip.

So I think it'll be interesting to see how they squeeze enough horse out of a Bobcat based quad to do 1080p games with heavy physics, tons of HDR lighting, and tons of particle and smoke effects that folks are gonna expect.

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