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Meet Xbox One

21 May

xbox one

Yep, this is it! The brand new Microsoft game console, the XBOX ONE (nice name, no really). And below you can admire its brand new shaped controller.

xbox one controller

Here some more details:

• 8 gigs of RAM

• USB 3.0

• Wi-Fi Direct

Blu-Ray disc drive (wondering how much is Sony’s bill for this)

• 64-bit architecture

Wired (that tried the new Xbox) reported that Xbox One will NOT require an always-online internet connection, but due to an installation of every game on the HDD and a registration on the Xbox site required, Microsoft confirmed with that while installations to other hard drives are allowed, users will need to pay an unspecified fee to do so. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? So I need to pay even if I borrow a game from my friend. Thanks.

The Xbox One won’t play any existing Xbox 360 games, said Microsoft’s Marc Whitten in an interview with The Verge.

“The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective.”

Microsoft’s Harvey Eagle told IGN another super good news (see: irony). In fact seems like your Kinect will need to be connected in order for the Xbox One to function:

“Kinect does require to be connected to Xbox One in all cases, yes.”

xbox one kinect

Xbox One will hit the stores this fall, but still no release date.

Twin Galaxies now accepting new scores submissions

22 Apr

twin galaxies scores video games

Twin Galaxies is an organization that tracks video game world records. It operates the Twin Galaxies website and publishes the Twin Galaxies’ Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records. The Guinness World Records – Gamers Edition is released every year in conjunction with Twin Galaxies, who Guinness World Records considers to be the official supplier of verified world video games records to the annual volume.

Exchanging hands in the Autumn of 2012, to new owners Jourdan Adler and Richie Knucklez, Twin Galaxies came with a name, a legacy and, unfortunately, a damaged yet not completely irretrievable database. Believing gamers deserved an updated system and quicker response time on verification, the difficult decision was made to abandon the old system and recreate Twin Galaxies anew no matter how long it took. So, finally submission procedures have been re-opened, and according to the new owners simplified. But also a new not-so-welcome fee structure has been instituted -let’s say- to ensure prompt service and efficient handling  of scores submitted for adjudication.

So what does it cost now to submit a score to Twin Galaxies? Well, it’s not that cheap…

$25.00 – One (1) score submission or up to Two (2) hours of recording
$60.00 – Three (3) score submission or up to Six (6) hours of recording
$75.00 – Five (5) score submission or up to Twelve (12) hours of recording

Ready to p(l)ay?