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70w ago - Following up on yesterday's rumors, Microsoft officially unveiled their XBox One next-generation console as part of [Register or Login to view links] today.

Below are all the XBox One reveal details, (via [Register or Login to view links] among various others with some XBox One Internal / Disassembly Teardown Pictures) as follows:

XBox One will enhance Skype and TV features with a Skype component, but will also also include specialized TV functionality with the guide being dubbed “Intelligent TV” and allow users to switch between shows and channels using voice recognition alongside swapping from playing games to TV. The XBox One will also power on when users say “XBox On” revealing the contents of the dashboard as well.

A Microsoft Support [Register or Login to view links] states the following: "No fee, correct - and they just got that information wrong. As soon as we saw, we contacted them to correct it. ^EM"

This confirms that although there are no charges for playing used games on the XBox One, currently it is unknown how used titles will run on the console. It is being reported that users will be able to pay a fee to install the game to their HDD from used discs though.

XBox One titles can be installed to users HDD's and once performed you will not need the original disc in the console in order to play the video game. It is currently being speculated that this is accomplished through pairing the game disc with a user's XBOx One console and XBox Live account.

Microsoft also confirmed that XBox One won't be able to play XBox 360 games due to differing architectures, however, it is currently being speculated that it may be possible through a pay service which will allow backwards compatibility.

Current XBox One Specs:

  • 8GB of RAM
  • 8-core CPU
  • 500GB HDD
  • Blu-ray drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi

The new Kinect which is required to control this all-in-one box with your voice, like XBox On will power on the system and includes a 1080p camera.

The XBox One OS Windows 8 and Kinect for voice / control, with EA touting how XBox One will change your lives in watching TV, movies, and phone calls with the built-in Skype system.

Forza Motorsports 5 is slated to be a launch title, with cloud-based saves, weather, updates and connection with others alongside another 15 exclusive games from Microsoft including a preview of QuantumBreak.

XBox One is being promoted as the all-in-one entertainment system. Below is official unveil video for the XBox One, showcasing the console, the new Kinect sensor and the new XBox One controller, as well as the new experiences that will be coming with XBox One, including the personal homescreen, cinematic gaming, Live TV and Skype.








Beyond XBox One disc lock, there is also a HDD lock which means there will be no more upgrading beyond the 500GB hard drive included nor user servicable parts. It is presumed the similar to Microsoft's original XBox, the XBox One's HDD is locked to the system internally (non-removable) similar to TiVo set-top boxes taking over in your living room.

Users requiring more storage space will be able to obtain it using cloud services (for an additional fee) or via an external HDD using the USB 3.0 streaming capability.

Microsoft also revealed that the XBox One will officially arrive “later this year,” confirming that more details will be available at E3 2013 in Los Angeles next month.





Finally from Microsoft comes the official XBox One Fact Sheet: Xbox One Fact sheet - features announced May 2013

Introducing Xbox One

Xbox One is the all-in-one games and entertainment system for the living room of the 21st century. Xbox One puts you at the center of all your entertainment, giving you instant access to TV, games, music, movies, sports and Skype, all in one place, without switching TV inputs or waiting for slow updates or lengthy downloads. Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. Features include the following:

Live TV. Navigate and watch live TV through Xbox One. All your entertainment is now available in one place and is easily accessible on one system. Always know when your friends are online and ready to play your favorite game, even when you’re watching TV. Gone are the days of switching inputs.

Snap. Use Snap to do two things at once. Talk to friends on Skype, and watch the big game together. Follow what people are saying about your favorite show by surfing the Web. Listen to the music of your choice while playing the latest blockbuster game. Jump back and forth instantly between experiences without a loss in performance.

Skype. Display full HD, 1080p Skype video calls specially designed for Xbox One and, for the first time ever, have group Skype calls on your TV.2 Split the TV screen to join a multiplayer battle while hosting a Skype video chat with friends and family.

Home. Wake up your Xbox instantly with the words “Xbox, on,” and you’re welcomed to a personalized Home screen with your favorite games, apps and content. Pin movies, music and more for instant access to the things you love the most, right where you want them.

OneGuide. Find TV and entertainment quickly with voice searches for names, networks or times, presented in an easy-to-use and tailored program guide. See what’s on your favorite channels and the content that’s available in your entertainment apps, and quickly find the latest action movie or when the big game starts.

Trending.Still can’t decide what to watch? See the entertainment that’s popular within the Xbox community or with your friends. Trending is a great way to stay on top of what’s hot in TV, games and entertainment and to stay connected with friends in new and social ways.

New hardware

Xbox One was designed from the ground up to be the centerpiece of every living room with modern hardware, and it features the all-new Kinect, the new Xbox One Wireless Controller, a 500GB hard drive,3 an eight-core, x86 processor, wireless networking connectivity, HDMI, three super-speed USB 3.0 ports, and a high-speed Blu-ray™ disc player.

Features include the following: Xbox One console. Designed with the 21st century living room in mind, the Xbox One console features a premium design with a gloss black finish, horizontal orientation and a slot-loading Blu-ray disc player.

Updated wireless controller. Enhanced with more than 40 technical and design innovations, the new impulse triggers offer precise haptic fingertip feedback and a newly engineered D-pad delivers greater responsiveness and control.4 An infrared LED on the front of the controller allows Kinect to automatically recognize you, making it easier to pick up and play.

Redesigned Kinect. It includes a 1080p, HD camera that captures video at 30 frames per second. All- new, active-infrared capabilities increase precision, allowing it to work in nearly any lighting condition and expanding field of view to accommodate a greater variety of room sizes. Microsoft proprietary Time-of-Flight technology measures the time it takes individual photons to rebound off you to create unprecedented accuracy and precision. The new noise-isolating multimicrophone array filters ambient sounds to recognize natural speaking voices even in crowded rooms.

Gaming on Xbox One

Gaming on Xbox One immerses you in bigger, more cinematic worlds that look and feel more lifelike, featuring more believable characters and richer stories. Game worlds come alive through the unlimited processing power of Xbox One and the cloud.

Features include the following: Smart Match. Estimates wait times for multiplayer gaming and lets you enjoy other Xbox One activities including live TV, Skype or sports experiences while waiting for a new game to begin. On Xbox One, your Xbox Live reputation fundamentally matters and helps you find the best match based on skill, game style and language for a deeper online multiplayer gaming challenge.

Expanded achievements. Allows for new achievements powered by the cloud and offers more ways to earn, more frequent updates and the ability to share wins with friends. An expanded achievements system captures videos of gameplay and continues to grow achievements over time, and Gamerscores carry over from Xbox 360.

Living Games. Leverages the power of the cloud so games can evolve and learn from actual players, letting you play against your friends’ shadow. Dynamic, living worlds evolve and improve the more you play, and games stay in sync with what’s happening today — real-world events can be instantly added to games, and the latest stats can be automatically added to sports titles.

Game DVR. Captures and saves in-game highlights and epic moments to the cloud. Use editing and sharing tools to post game footage to your Xbox Live profile and social networks.

Xbox Live

The new generation of Xbox Live is completely redesigned to harness virtually unlimited power to connect, save and store personalized profiles, games and entertainment so they can be accessed anytime and on any Xbox One console. Connecting to Xbox Live makes accessing content effortless by installing games in segments so that playback starts quickly and updates happen in the background.

Features include the following:

Xbox SmartGlass. Turn smartphones or tablets into second screens that intelligently interact with Xbox One and serve extended experiences for games, TV shows, movies, music, sports and apps. Navigate with touchscreens, pause or rewind a movie, or swipe, pinch and tap to surf the Web on the TV using more devices than ever before.

Multiplayer gaming

Enjoy a smart, quick and intuitive gaming experience in which multiplayer gaming has been enhanced to support playing with friends with no waiting in lobbies, and matchmaking features such as Smart Match and reputation let you architect your personal, favorite matches.

Apps. Discover and download a variety of Xbox One apps using simple voice searches. Pin favorites to the dashboard and jump in and out of apps instantly, or Snap them side by side to do two things at once.

Web for the TV. Explore the Web with Internet Explorer for Xbox One. Use Kinect and voice commands to browse your favorite sites with ease.2 Use Xbox SmartGlass to control your experiences with a swipe of your finger and send websites from tablets and smartphones to the biggest screen in the house.

Sports. Watch live games, highlights and replays in HD and with simple voice commands. Xbox One provides game-changing features with a personalized channel guide and the ability to dig deep on schedules, rosters and stats when making fantasy sports picks.

Xbox Live Gold. Existing Xbox Live Gold Membership for Xbox 360 will seamlessly carry over to Xbox One, becoming more valuable than ever.








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#16 - PS3 News - 44w ago
Following up on the previous update and recent PS4 ISO game dumps, today Microsoft hacker C4Eva announced he dumped the first XBox One game Call of Duty: Ghosts with details below.

To quote, roughly translated: C4eva, the person behind the XBox 360 hacking with iXtreme firmware, has announced that it has managed to dump the first Xbox game One from a Blu-ray disc, the Call of Duty: Ghosts.

No more information given, for example, if it has done with a Blu-ray ordinary or had to modify its firmware, as needed at the time with the XBox 360 DVD.

Obviously this does not mean that the burden of backups on the new console from Microsoft is close or anything like that. But one thing can not live without the other, they pararelos paths, and always arrives before the dumpeo of the games that the possibility of loading.

In fact, as the day came to be uploaded (within three months or within 3 years) this dump is not worth and you have to patch it, for example. But as a curiosity, there it is. He states:

First xbone disc dump completed! Ghosts 47Gb! XG4 cometh!

XG4=XboxGamedisc4 – Bluray Disc Type Identifier from PIC (Permanent Information and Control data zone) on the disc!

CoD Ghosts psn layer 0 start/end: 0x 00100000/00ad7f1e (00ad7f1e-00100000) 1=9d7f1f sectors *0800=4ebf8f800 (21,138,831,360 bytes)

CoD Ghosts psn layer 1 start/end: 0x 015280e0/01effffe (01effffe-015280e0) 1=9d7f1f sectors – same as layer 0 *0800=4ebf8f800 (21,138,831,360 bytes)

= Total Disc 42,277,662,720 bytes

The disc is made up of one metadata folder with some pics and one package1.xvc file of 41,285,020 KB length

Yes!

In related news Juvenal1 made available some XBox One HDD Tools with details below, as follows:

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What this does

Given any HDD over 500GB in size, you can format it for use with your Microsoft Xbox One console

How

Magic

Instructions

All of this must be done as root! I HIGHLY suggest you do this on a livecd or usb booted system if you don't 'know linux' and would rather not wipe the wrong hard drive.

  • Connect your HDD and take note of what its called (ex: sda, sdb etc)
  • Run the script with the device name as the first parameter
  • It will whine about missing partitions etc, but write a file with commands to create said missing partitions
  • Run the created script
  • Copy the correct files to the newly created partitions
  • Unmount the newly created partitions
  • Run the main script again

Putting it back together

When you put the new HDD in your console for the first time and boot up, the console will go the the green "Xbox One" screen, pause for a second or two, then shut down. Boot the console again. This time it should pause at the green screen for a while longer, then go to a black screen for even longer. It can take several minutes before anything happens after this, the xbox is automatically creating temporary files during this time. If you copied everything correctly, it WILL go to the dashboard eventually, just be patient!

What is linux?

Wait for a windows version

Required Files

These can be gotten off your original HDD easily:

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Below is an XBox One Debug Mode Unlock Method as follows:

A method to unlock the debug mode on a retail Xbox One has been found. Some proof that Microsoft's statements that 'every Xbox One can be used for development' is true and maybe will encourage indie developers.

This method may not fully convert a retail console into a dev kit but it could possibly help some small developers that can not afford to purchase a full dev unit to get started on making some ideas started. To quote (via logic-sunrise.com/news-678604-le-mode-debug-de-la-xbox-one-en-images.html), roughly translated:

Xbox One does not stop talking to her. After an announcement of a first nand dump and a software to change the hard drive of the console, this is a person wishing to remain unknown sharing this information: the method of activation Debug mode is now known! For the average user, this feature does you no good. But for devs, this can open a lot of doors.

For those wishing to see the debug mode by themselves simply go to System One Xbox and press the four gates of the controller parameter (LB - RB - LT - RT) and "parameter Developer" menu will appear.

Here is an XBox One Game Dump Tutorial by Swizzy (via logic-sunrise.com/news-683960-ls-exclue-tuto-dump-dun-jeu-xbox-one-par-swizzy.html):

His first ISO, Forza Motorsport 5 (28GB), was dumped using a PIONEER BD-RW BDR-208D burner with original firmware 1.10 - ID61. Swizzy doesn't know if the security sector is included in the ISO dump or not.

To quote, roughly translated: Swizzy, a member of our forums and freshly equipped with its new Xbox One, gives us more information about the dump Xbox ONE and therefore a tutorial LS. First, dump Forza weighs 5 28GB. For him, dump a game X1 was relatively easy. With a Pioneer exact model: PIONEER BD-RW BDR-208D carrying a 1.10-ID61 original firmware, it was able to dump his ImgBurn via disc. The iso contains similar data to the first dump C4E, one package1.xvc file.

Swizzy specifies that he is not sure that the ISO contains the security sector and he has not had time to test longer. In all cases, the result is the same as what got C4eva.

The Imgburn information are as follows (below).

Finally, below is an XBox One NAND diagram released by Internet scene profiteer Paul Owen (aka Xecuter)


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#15 - PS3 News - 49w ago
The first one should as it's mirrored in download vs video format in the main article... the other TRU one I didn't grab in time though.

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#14 - racer0018 - 49w ago
All videos don't work. Thanks.

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#13 - PS3 News - 50w ago
Following up on the initial news, today an unboxing video (dubbed XBox One Unboxing - 1080p) of a Microsoft XBox One development kit surfaced from Mr. Mister with details below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]




From veras: It's a dev kit - at 1:36 you can see a white sticker on the front behind the cable he has pushed up against it (and as previously noted he's using the paper materials to cover other stickers).

From Wario64: You can see he's trying to hide the QR code in front with the wires

XBOX ONE UNBOXING-1080p Video Mirrors:


From Fracas: At the end, the guys says he will have games soon, and will upload gameplay. I doubt his account will stay up though.

Finally, in related XBox One news below is a video from Toys R Us demonstrating Microsoft's next-generation video gaming console:




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#12 - imtoodvs - 66w ago
hey, just found this out on Facebook, of all places: news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.

You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games - After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today - There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

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