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E3 2013: XBox One to Launch in November at $499, New Halo in 2014

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58w ago - Following up on their initial unveil and pricing speculation reports, today Microsoft officially confirmed that XBox One will launch this November at $499 alongside a new Halo coming next year!

Below are the details from Microsoft's Live E3 2013 Conference complete with a Halo 5 XBox One E3 trailer, to quote:

"Microsoft today told the world’s gamers when they’ll be able to get hold of the latest and greatest Xbox, and how much they’ll have to pay for the privilege: this November, and $499, respectively.

Though the Xbox One’s holiday-season launch timing is standard for new consoles, the price surprised many onlookers. Pundits including Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter had predicted a $399 debut, in line with the Xbox 360’s premium edition at its 2005 launch.

Microsoft also took the opportunity to dive further into the console’s innovative online features. The Xbox One’s DVR features go beyond just recording TV; it’ll automatically record key gameplay moments, and let you add commentary and titles before...
 

Pachter: PlayStation 4 / PS4 to Sell for $349, XBox One for $399

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59w ago - Following up on the previous rumors for PlayStation 3 pricing, today Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter speculates that Sony's PlayStation 4 will sell for $349 while Microsoft's XBox One will go for $399.

Below are the details, to quote: "Investment firm Wedbush Morgan has suggested the PlayStation 4 will retail in the US for $349, significantly lower than the PS3's starting price of $599.

In an E3 preview note to investors Michael Pachter, analyst at the company, estimates that the PlayStation 4 has a bill of materials at around $275, while Microsoft's Xbox One costs around $325. As such, Wedbush is expecting the new Microsoft console to cost $399.

But while Microsoft's new hardware may be priced higher initially, it's also more likely to be available at a subsidised price to the consumer through a subscription contract from a broadcast, cable or ISP provider.

"We believe the ability to watch live TV from a cable, telco, or satellite set-top box through Xbox One could entice an MSO to drive subscriptions through a subsidised box in exchange for a multi-year contract. The 'always connected' requirement for the Xbox One likely means that a broadband...
 

Video: XBox One Next-Generation Console Unveiled by Microsoft

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61w 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...
 

Microsoft Next-Generation XBox to be Revealed at May 21st Event

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65w ago - Today Microsoft spokesman Major Nelson has confirmed plans to officially reveal the next-generation XBox video gaming console at an event to be hosted on May 21st, 2013.

Below are the details, to quote: On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com. If you are in the US or Canada, you can also watch the broadcast on Spike TV.

On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.

We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on.

A New Generation Revealed
Xbox Campus, Redmond WA
Tuesday, May 21st at 1p ET/10a PT/17:00 GMT (timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=%23XboxReveal&iso=20130521T10&p1=234&ah=1)

Follow me on [Register or Login to view links] where I’ll share updates leading up to the event.

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Maxgear Cross Fight Converter for XBox 360 Controller on Wii / Wii U

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68w ago - Today the XCM Team have released their new [Register or Login to view links] for the XBox 360 Controller to be used on a Wii / Wii U console.

Below are the details from their official page manual, to quote: Maxgear Cross Fight Converter Usage Manual

Before using this product, read this manual carefully and retain it for future reference.

Device introduction:

<1> Connect to the Wii Remote.
<2> USB port, connect to the Wii/Wii U console.
<3> “-” button.
<4> “+” button.
<5> USB port, connect to the Xbox 360 controller.
<6> Rapid fire indicator.
<7> Rapid fire button.

How to connect:

First connect the USB cord from Maxgear Cross fight to Wii or Wii U console, then plug in the Wii Remote and Xbox 360 wired controller to the device (Maxgear Cross fight), after that turn on the Wii Remote power, you are now able to use the Xbox 360 wired controller on Wii U/Wii console.


Note: the Maxgear Cross fight adapter supports the Wii or Wii U games with the icon printed (Please check the game manual before use).

 
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