Microsoft has announced that its Xbox One console will be available on Nov. 22, 2013 in thirteen countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Many more markets will follow in 2014.
NVIDIA has confirmed that it will begin shipping its portable console gaming unit, Shield, on July 31. Originally due to get a release on June 27, NVIDIA’s Shield got its release date pushed back after the company exposed mechanical issues during final testing.
Powered by an Android Tegra 4 processor, Shield features a five-inch retina-display touchscreen and can play full games directly from a PC (provided the host PC uses a GeForce GTX 650 card or higher).
You can experience Shield for yourself at Shield Experience Centers at select GameStop, Microcenter and Canada Computers brick-and-mortar locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Last week, NVIDIA announced that their Shield portable gaming device would be released for purchase today, but due to a problem with a third-party mechanical component the company has decided to delay the launch of the Shield until sometime next month.
NVIDIA is preparing for the 27th June with the launch of its Shield portable gaming device. The Shield is a portable game console powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip (quad core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 custom GPU cores). It provides a full console-grade controller with two joysticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, left/right bumpers, left/right analog triggers, Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button. A lid flips up on the top to reveal an integrated 5-inch (1280x720) HD touchscreen display.
NVIDIA has decided to lower the Shield price from USD 349 to USD 299. Those that already pre-ordered the Shield should not worry as they will be charged the new lower price as soon as the product ships.
NVIDIA announced its support today for the Microsoft Xbox One game console with its popular NVIDIA PhysX and NVIDIA APEX software development kits (SDKs).
Together, PhysX and APEX provide solutions for collision detection and simulation of rigid bodies, clothing, fluids, particle systems and more, across a wide range of platforms, including desktop PCs, game consoles, and mobile and handheld devices.
NVIDIA PhysX technology is the world’s most pervasive physics solution for designing real-time, real-world effects into interactive entertainment titles. The PhysX development environment gives developers unprecedented control over the look of their final in-game interactivity.
NVIDIA APEX technology takes content creation with PhysX technology to the next level. Artists can create intricate physics-enabled environments. They can expand the quantity and visual quality of destructible objects; make smoke and other particle-based fluids integral to game play; and create life-like clothing that interacts with the character’s body to achieve more realism in their games.
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One, its all-in-one gaming and entertainment system.
The new Xbox One hardware is sleek and modern and complements any décor. The console is shaped in the 16:9 aspect ratio and employs a horizontal orientation optimized for its high-speed Blu-ray disc player. It is molded in a deep and rich liquid black color and includes a distinctive beveled edge.
The completely redesigned, revolutionary 1080p Kinect is more precise, more responsive and more intuitive. Its unparalleled vision, motion, and voice technology let you reach into games and entertainment like never before by dramatically expanding its field of view and fidelity. It works in nearly any lighting condition, recognizes precise motion control from a slight wrist rotation, and distinguishes your voice even in a noisy room using advanced noise isolation.
The class-leading Xbox controller is refreshed with more than 40 technical and design innovations. Updated directional pad, thumb stick, and ergonomic fit immerse all gamers in ways that are uniquely Xbox, and precision and control have been dramatically increased with all new vibrating impulse triggers. The Xbox One Wireless Controller is designed to work in concert with the new Kinect, allowing the two to be paired automatically to create seamless player syncing.
Some of the breakthrough Xbox One features that put you at the center of your living room entertainment include the following:
TV on Xbox One. Navigate and watch live TV from your cable, telco, or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One. Microsoft is committed to bringing live TV through various solutions to all the markets where Xbox One will be available.
Home. Turn on your entertainment system with two powerful words, “Xbox On,” and a custom-tailored Home dashboard welcomes you with your favorite games, TV, and entertainment.
Snap. Do two things at once on the biggest screen in your home. Use Snap to jump into a multiplayer battle while watching your favorite movie, talk with friends on Skype while watching live TV, or track your fantasy team on TV as you watch the big game and more.
Skype for Xbox One. Specially designed for Xbox One, talk with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first time ever, hold group Skype calls on your TV.
Trending. Stay on top of what is hot on TV by discovering the entertainment that is popular among your friends, and see what is trending within the Xbox community.
OneGuide. Find your favorite entertainment easily, searching by network or name, all with the sound of your voice and presented in a tailored program guide.
Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year.
Razer has just announced the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360, the final product following an extensive beta testing program. Tested by some of the world’s best pro-gamers and Fighting Game Community members all over the world, the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is constructed with modders and tournament gamers in mind. Featuring premium quality Sanwa components, the ten highly responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick allow gamers to strike instantly and surely, game after game, while maintaining peak performance and reliability.
An extremely moddable controller, the inside of the arcade stick platform opens up at the touch of a button, making the Razer Atrox a breeze to customize for all tastes and play styles. Users can swap in their own personal designs for a unique look, while also getting access to the internal compartments and honeycomb structure for easy screw mounting.
The easily accessible internal compartment of the Razer Atrox reveals dedicated slots to store an included alternate bat top joystick, the detachable cable, and a screwdriver for modding, giving gamers plenty of room for storage as they travel around dominating FGC events.
The Razer Atrox will reach on the market on June 2013 for a suggested retail price of USD 199.99.
Project Shield (which is now, officially, Shield) is a portable game console powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip (quad core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 custom GPU cores). It provides a full console-grade controller with two joysticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, left/right bumpers, left/right analog triggers, Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button. A lid flips up on the top to reveal an integrated 5-inch (1280x720) HD touchscreen display.
The Shield is priced at USD 349 and pre-order will go live on May 20th from the partners listed on shield.nvidia.com. Fans who have signed up to receive Shield updates by clicking “Notify Me” on the Shield website will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order starting today.
NVIDIA has announced the Project Shield, a portable game console powered by NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 chip (quad core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72 custom GPU cores).
Created with the philosophy that gaming should be open and flexible, Project Shield flawlessly plays both Android and PC titles. As a pure Android device, it gives access to any game on Google Play. As a wireless receiver and controller, it can stream games from a PC powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, accessing titles on its STEAM game library from anywhere in the home.
The portable console provides a full console-grade controller with two joysticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, left/right bumpers, left/right analog triggers, Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button. A lid flips up on the top to reveal an integrated 5-inch (1280x720) HD touchscreen display.
Shield is expected to ship in Q2 of 2013. It will first launch in the US and Canada, with a worldwide rollout to follow.
Microsoft has launched this tuesday the XBox 360 Arcade, which includes five family games: PAC-MAN Championship Edition, Uno, Luxor 2, Boom Boom Rocket and Feeding Frenzy. The arcade doesn't have a hard disk drive, but comes with a wireless controller, a HDMI connection and 256 MB of memory. Suggested price: USD 279.99.
Sony announces that the 60 GB Playstation 3 will no longer be available in USA once it has sold out. The company has recently announced the USD 100 drop price on this model, and it has launched the new 80 GB model. Who thinks it is a strategy to help jumpstart sales?
Sony announced a new 80GB model of its Playstation 3 to be launched in August. The new PS3 model will be available in USA for a suggested retail price of USD 599 and will be sold with the online-enabled racing game MotorStorm.
The company has also announced a new price for its 60 GB model, which will be available for USD 499, o USD 100 below the original launch price.
In a pre-opening E3 event, yesterday, Sony for the first time demonstrated its upcoming PlayStation 3. The company also confirmed the console will sell for USD 499, with a 20 GB hard drive, and USD 599, with a 60 GB HD. The PS3 will be launched on November 11 in Japan and six days later in the U.S., Europe and Australia. It is based on a multicore Cell processor and Nvidia’s RSX graphics chip. Features include a Blu-ray drive, four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, wireless controls, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), HDMI output and three-in-one card reader (SD, CF and Memory Stick), but some of them will be available only in the high-end model. Sony is also preparing a free online service.