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The On Topic: E3 2017 Microsoft’s Xbox Platform – Feel True Power

June 8, 2017
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For Microsoft Pre-presser news. I have made another post for all non-Microsoft E3 news.

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  1. June 8, 2017 11:49 am

    Oh snap! As a frame of reference, that is more graphics memory dedicated to games alone, than the PS4 Pro has in the entire box. And the memory bandwidth is much faster. The comparisons are now:

    5.5 to 9 for dedicated gaming memory and 8 to 12 for total in system.

    PS, check Mike’s feed or Mixer history. He literally is playing PUBG all the time every day LOL

    PPS: Streaming Mixer during Sunday will get you chances at free games/dlc

    • June 8, 2017 2:22 pm

      Should be interesting to see how the performance balances out. This could be why the opted to not use SSD (to our knowledge) if the cache functions well enough. That and the ability for consumers to upgrade to SSD themselves.

  2. June 8, 2017 4:55 pm

    Saw the Mixer thing, added the official links to Post Proper.

    Not really impressed by comparing Scorpio to the PS4Pro – one is just a refresh, the other should be a generational leap, imo.

    And what is Mike going to do about his love for Battlegrounds. Pimping the Xbox while playing on Windows. WTF?! Please let it be that they embrace games for Windows 10 on Xbox. Please.

    • Blankman permalink*
      June 8, 2017 5:19 pm

      Bruh… are you saying that the Scorpio is NOT a generational leap? MS should absolutely be comparing the Scorpio to the inferior hardware of the PS4 Pro. Sony’s best hardware can’t even be mentioned in the same breath as the Scorpio, so what disservice does that serve by MS making the comparison? After all, MS is touting how ridiculous the power of their next console is. If the shoe were on the other foot, you better believe that Sony would be shoving their specs down everyone’s throat. I don’t understand what your point is, Suns. 🤔

    • June 8, 2017 5:21 pm

      Apparently the presser will be longer than the normal 90 min length this time (120+). So maybe they will have something! I doubt it will be “here is a full windows PC built into the xbox with a keyboard and mouse and dual booting drives etc. Maybe it will be a unique SKU, but even then would prob be something for next year after the Scorpio has settled.

      Also, I am pretty sure they are saving the PUBG for the E3 press conference. Could be wrong. If they don’t announce it, I agree it is weird to cover the game so much. But they want as much game fire power as they can get during the conference.

      I strongly disagree about the PS4 Pro comparison though. Xbox hasn’t been on the attack for years now, meanwhile Sony has been throwing shade left and right any chance they can to add salt to Microsoft self inflicted wounds. This is a new confidence and standpoint that Microsoft needs to succeed. Obviously, price, games, features are very important. But it is a fundamental perspective issue they need to address.

    • June 8, 2017 6:01 pm

      You misunderstand my hastily written post. 😉

      I consider the Scorpio to be a generational leap. I consider the PS4 a refresh, slightly more exciting than the 360 Slim was to regular 360 owners.

      My point was, why would I say, for example, that the Xbox One is way more powerful than the PS3, or the 360 than the PS2?

      To Zos’ point, Sony hasn’t only been throwing shade, they have been outright lying through their teeth since the announcement of the 360. (My favorite quote from Peter Moore, “Where are the air holes?” when looking at the plastic case locked in a showcase and in response to Sony’s claim that a PS3 would launch in the same window as the 360 – reality, it launched fully one year later.)

      On the other hand, in my opinion, Microsoft would be doing their product a great disservice to mention the Scorpio in the same breath as the PS4 Pro. That lowers the Scorpio and raises the PS4Pro. Feel the Power without ever mentioning Sony’s products, is a good campaign (if they actually have games).

      Finally, understood and agreed that there won’t be any different SKUs, but I am still hopeful that with Larry’s comment about bringing the Xbox into Windows 10, and the fact that what’s-his-face continues to pimp Battlegrounds, and the fact that it TOTALLY MAKES SENSE, Microsoft will announce that they are opening a garden that allows gamers to play PC games.

      The more I think about this, the more it makes sense because they know that console gamers have changed. We no longer expect patch-less, bug-free gaming. Games Preview has been wildly successful. Console gamers are ready for the PC experience.

      EDIT: If MS does say Scorpio and PS4 Pro in the same breath, they need to do it in such a way that they are clear, the PS4 pro is last gen, Scorpio is next gen.

    • June 9, 2017 6:49 pm

      I still think a PC gaming coming to console announcement is unlikely, BUT that would explain the lack of (seemingly) effort to secure Xbox platform games, because nearly every single game coming to PS4 is also coming to Windows 10.

    • June 9, 2017 7:54 pm

      Yeah, I know. It is unlikely because it would represent such a fundamental change in philosophy (and create some technical challenges). As you say though, it would explain their current pre-show situation and it would be awesome. I’m gonna hope until those hopes are dashed against the rocks and shattered into a million pieces.

  3. June 9, 2017 1:13 pm

    Xbox is a sponsor and key presenter of the “PC Gaming Press Conference” Monday 06/12 @ 10am PST (the day after proper Xbox press). I expect some news during Xbox conference that is PC related and then they will say “watch the pc gaming press conference for more details”.

    +

    Clearing more room for the press conference, this kind of thing would usually fill time:

    https://majornelson.com/2017/06/08/controller-gear-xbox-pro-charging-stand-is-now-available/

    Also, Crackdown confirmed this year (already assumed no further delay):

    +

    Random thought, literally ANY console name is going to be bad. I can’t think of a single good one! The problem with great code names.

    • Herandar permalink
      June 9, 2017 8:39 pm

      I prefer ‘Xbox Bitchslap’, but can see why MS marketing would disapprove.

    • June 9, 2017 8:54 pm

      LOL!

    • June 9, 2017 10:44 pm

      HAHAHA

      Also, multiple manufacturers just announced (today) 4K, HDR, AMD FreeSYNC-2 monitors, with VERY Wide aspect ratios. Strange.

      +

      Most common rumors are Xbox 10, Xbox 10 S, Xbox S10 – which are so awful, they are likely to be true. BUT Xbox 10 would really lead one to think this would be a windows 10 gaming box, that plays console + PC windows 10 store games keyboard/mouse (hmmm). Or it would just be an awful name :p

      +

      On the worse sounding rumors, Player Unknown said “see you at E3”, but the date he mentioned was like Tuesday, well after all the big pressers are over. Might be nothing, but hopefully “nothing”. LOL

  4. June 9, 2017 11:12 pm

    Zos, re:PU, it doesn’t matter if Microsoft announces the Xbox 10 (which plays all Windows 10 games). As soon as we pick up a machine, we can buy the game and play it. We don’t need PU to give us more details.

    • June 9, 2017 11:33 pm

      As far as I know tho, PUBG is on Steam but NOT Windows 10 store (yet). You can play on a windows 10 PC, but IF you are only accessing WIN10 store content (which seems like the only possibility), you can’t play it.

    • June 10, 2017 12:37 am

      Zos, thanks for the info. Didn’t know how that all worked. And I certainly don’t expect MS to open themselves up to a Steam store on their dedicated hardware. (and too bad 😦 )

  5. June 10, 2017 2:41 pm

    Giant Bomb is streaming their “talk over” of the EA conference on Mixer as well as twitch on and their primary website. Mixer is ahead of all of them (15 s ahead of twitch) and has the best quality. This service is good. IGN is on Mixer as well. Looking hopeful for the service in terms of orgs adapting to it.

    • June 10, 2017 3:03 pm

      Let’s hope the service doesn’t crash under the weight. And just a heads-up, I will start a new thread for the presser.

  6. June 10, 2017 3:43 pm

    At E3 Conference:

    NEW IP from Bioware called “Anthem”. Exoskeleton suit (looks kind of like titan fall-ish?). Hints of more than just graphical fidelity in terms of new innovations. “Combining the newest technologies.

    It appears to be a possible Xbox Exclusive. “See more at Microsoft E3 Press Conference” Or just marketing rights.

    EDIT: From what I am reading, this is Bioware’s response to Destiny. Should be interesting if they bring a lot of new stuff to the table.

  7. June 10, 2017 6:20 pm

    This may be a permanent price drop. Starting tomorrow, Xbox One S starts at $199. Undercutting the regular PS4. Also bringing the possibility of a $399 scorpio closer. At very least, it helps.

    https://www.polygon.com/e3/2017/6/10/15776382/xbox-one-s-price-cut-e3-2017

    The plot thickens.

    Also, out now:

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