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Update - Microsoft’s Albert Penello has tweeted that there’s no additional GPU on the Xbox One aside from the one integrated on the main SOC. He has also stated that the performance differences between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are greatly overstated!

 

At Hot Chip 2013, Microsoft unveiled an overview of the SOC architecture powering their next generation Xbox One console. The Xbox One’s accelerated processing unit covers a die size of 363mm2 which is huge considering AMD’s flagship Tahiti chip comes with a die size of 389mm2.

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Microsoft Xbox One Could Possibly Feature a Powerful Discrete GPU

We received a tip from one of our sources who work as a whole group which seemed quite fascinating to us so we thought of sharing it would our readers. For months, it has been know that Microsoft’s Xbox One features a weak graphics core compared to its competitor, the PlayStation 4. Both consoles boast impressive specs but the Sony’s console with faster graphics and GDDR5 memory turns out the be the winner in terms of performance. But to our surprise, if this rumor turns out to be true, Microsoft could have the fastest gaming console to date. While i was still working on this article, i found out that misterxmedia had already covered most of the details that i recieved from the anonymous source. Do read it, since its more proof of what the Xbox One may be in reality.

What our source revealed is something that hasn’t been mentioned before or revealed by any official Microsoft representative. It all starts with the following quoted text from Venturebeat:

“Microsoft disclosed some details but left many important pieces out. Evidently, Microsoft doesn’t want to tell all of its competitors about how well designed its system is.”

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EA’s next generation Battlefield 4 is the definite choice for any gamer who’s into first person shooter. The game offers a fully immersive online shooter experience with its powerful Frostbite 3 engine and social features which are offered by Battlelog 2.0.

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Battlefield 4 on Next-Gen Consoles Comparable to Medium Settings on PC

A few days ago, it was revealed that Battlefield 4 on the next generation platforms which include PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would be running at native 720P resolution upscaled to 1080P to maintain a constant 60 FPS. Was this a limitation on the hardware side or the unability of DICE to optimize the coding for the upcoming consoles was never told. But there are reports which seem to show that the next generation consoles aren’t as powerful enough to tackle a high-end PC even with their so-called ‘Super Charged’ PC architecture powered by AMD. I do want to mention AMD in this article, PC is the lead platform for Battlefield 4 and any DICE Frostbite 3 game so this means that PC is optimized for Battlefield 4 and more specifically AMD since they are EA’s newly acquired hardware partner.

Developers working on next-generation consoles mentioned that the transition of games from consoles to PC or PC to consoles would be easier this generation since all the platforms have a similar x86 architecture which will allow ease of development so saying that this was DICE’s fault for not optimizing the game for next generation consoles would be awfully inaccurate.

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As you all may know, EA is going to launch their highly anticipated Battlefield 4 title which is being developed by DICE. Battlefield 4 would set new boundaries in terms of realism with its Frostbite 3 engine and at the same time implement powerful online technologies such as Battlelog 2.0 which would keep players integrated socially into the game.

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Battlefield 4 is a true next generation title and its no doubt that everyone wants to buy the game for their respective platforms, may they be PCs or Consoles. The humble guys over at HardwarePal are giving you the opportunity to win yourself a free copy of Battlefield 4 and this is not just any copy but the famous Limited Edition which is packed with the latest China Rising DLC featuring four new map packs that would be accessible at the launch of Battlefield 4.

Entering the giveaway is simple, head over to the link at HardwarePal, like their Facebook page (Provided in the article), enter your email address in the “Subscribe to get email updates” bar and that’s it. You will be entered for a chance to win Battlefield 4 plus its China Rising map pack.

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The creative director of Battlefield 4 ‘Lars Gustavsson’, has revealed that the game would officially run at 720P resolution on PlayStation 4 which would be upscaled to 1080P and deliver 60 FPS. It was rumored for quite some time that there’s the possibility of Battlefield 4 running at a 720P on next generation consoles and seems like one of the consoles (PlayStation 4) is indeed running at the lower resolution while Xbox One resolution has yet to be revealed.

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Battlefield 4 Officially Runs at 720P on PlayStation 4

Being developed primarily for the PC platform, Battlefield 4 would deliver and take multiplayer shooter to the next level with its powerful Frostbite 3 engine and Levolution effects which truly look forward to amaze gamers around the globe. In addition to its revolutionary new effects, Battlefield 4 would also implement improved new multiplayer features such as Battlelog 2.0, Battlescreen and gameplay additions such as Command mode which are a return to the classic Battlefield gameplay.

Lars Gustavsson confirmed that the game originally runs at 720P resolution but is upscaled to 1080P which doesn’t means that the same level of graphical fidelity would be provided to players as compared to the game originally running at 1080P HD resolution. Its quite a disappointment that PlayStation 4 even with a larger memory pool and the rumored HUMA architecture could is sacrificing either resolution or frame rate to cope within intense game titles. Battlefield 4 for instance sacrifices resolution for faster frame rates whereas the PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall is sacrificing frame rate (30 FPS) for higher resolution. I noted that the multiplayer section of the game is said to be running at 60 FPS which could obviously be running with lower graphics detail otherwise why can’t the Killzone developers stick to 60 FPS on the single player too? It isn’t much of a hassle and if they wanted to, they could have kept both single and multiplayer modes running at 60 FP. As far as Xbox One is concerned, no words about what resolution does it supports but it could also possibly offer 720P resolution upped to 1080P.

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Need For Speed Rivals Under Cover Cop Premiered at Gamescom 2013. The new style of game play progression will feature an Undercover Cop Mode with 3 different paths. Although the Mode sounds exciting, it seems like the Undercover Cop change is yet another gimmick in the Need for Speed Series.

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NFS Rivals: Undercover Cop Mode – Another Gimmick?

The Need For Speed Series has taken a generally downhill course, where once it was critically acclaimed now it is only admired. Many critics blame the fact that the NFS is deviating so much from its original course (pure and simple racing) and the constant addition of Gimmicks. Now at Gamescom the Undercover Cop Mode of Need For Speed Rivals has premiered. However it seems that the Undercover Cop Mode was mostly used as a Gimmick for an otherwise fairly known gameplay.

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Titan Fall Gameplay was just recently revealed at Gamescom 2013. Needless to say it is one helluva game and a will be an absolute delight to play. In our era where the market is saturated with different games, even the slightest unique gameplay sells like anything; and Titan Fall Gameplay Reveal shows that is anything but common.

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Titan Fall Gameplay Reveal Analysis and Review

Titan Fall Gameplay Reveal shows that it is nothing if not diverse. The Gameplay started off as a particularly high tech generic-FPS and then morphed into something truly beautiful. The beginning showed a Titan ( A Semi-Mech Semi-Robot) and a couple of soldiers. The Titan Fall Gameplay then moves on with the Titan leading and the player using his high tech Armour cum jetpack system to navigate the terrain with unbelievable dexterity.

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GTA Online’s Top 10 Features

Top 10 Feature No.1:  One of its Kind MMO with Tons of Online Modes

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GTA Online’s Top 10 Features which make GTA Online a revolutionary game includes the fact that GTA Online is basically a very unique MMO, although according to recent reports the massive aspect only includes up to 16 Players at a time, nothing is certain. GTA Online will be based on a Forever Expanding Model and an online version of the trademark Grand Theft Auto Gameplay from Rockstar, with enormous maps that will always be continuously expanding. Most MMOs are fantasy based affairs or fps style but Rockstar’s GTA Online will combine the best of every world (literally) and give it to you in one hell of a deal.

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DICE’s Next-Generation Battlefield 4 launches on October 29th featuring the latest Battlelog 2.0 that allows seamless multi-platform access to your Battlelog profiles through PC, Consoles and Mobile devices. The feature video for Battlefield 4′s Battlelog 2.0 can be seen below:

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Battlefield 4 Battlelog 2.0 Offers True Next-Gen Connected Experience

DICE first introduced the Battlelog with Battlefield 3, the new interface featured a fully integrated server browser and the ability to allow players to check out their stats, change loadouts and equipments, manage friends and more. With Battlefield 4, DICE takes Battlelog to the next level with its 2.0 revision. Some cool features have been introduced with the Battlelog 2.0 interface which include the ability to access friends, missions, rankings and leaderboards panel from within the game.

You can check out the Multiplayer Video for Battlefield 4 here while Single Player gameplay’s can be found here and here. Also check out the Frostbite 3 detailed overview here.

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After watching the new GTA 5 gameplay trailer, we have pulled off some exciting new features from the Grand Theft Auto. As the release date in September comes closer, fans can count on these top 15 new GTA V features from the trailer footage!

GTA 5 Maps: 

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GTA 5 map is actually as big as GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption maps combined. It is no wonder then that

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Rockstar has dropped the bomb and released the first ever GTA V gameplay trailer to stir up the hype for their next installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The GTA V Gameplay trailer comes two months before the game would finally hit store shelves around the world. You can check out the GTA V Gameplay trailer below:

GTA V Gameplay Trailer Video:

GTA V Gameplay Trailer

Rockstar Releases First Ever GTA V Gameplay Trailer

The new GTA V Gameplay trailer shows the three protagonists of the game – Michael, Franklin and Trevon, each of which have their own set of story and missions. Grand Theft Auto has always been about freedom and GTA V takes that model to the next level by crafting a world as big as Los Santos, the fictional city based on l Los angeles. GTA V features the biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created that blends blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways. The game would also feature an open world multiplayer along with the classic hallmarks of the Grand Theft Auto series.

The GTA V Gameplay trailer looks amazing without a doubt, the game is planned for launch of September 17th this year and arriving for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. A PC version has not been hinted at but recent job listing by Rockstar for a PC game developer might hint at a possible PC version of the game or a port heading to the platform after its launch on consoles. You can Pre-Order the game fromwww.rockstargames.com/V/preorder

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Electronic Arts showcased the first multiplayer trailer of the next-generation Battlefield 4 title in works by DICE (Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment).

Battlefield 4 Siege in Shanghai Multiplayer Gameplay

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Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Demo Is Next Generation Done Right

Since its reveal at GDC 2013, fans of the Battlefield franchise have been waiting to witness the first gameplay of the game set in the multiplayer section of the game since to most hardcore and older fans Battlefield is all about its mutliplayer. The Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer showcases the power of the next generation devices which include the PC, Play Station 4 and Xbox One since these platforms would fully delver the graphical features of the next generation title. The game is also coming out on current generation platforms such as the Xbox 360 and PS3 which would however get slimmed down on these features but the core gameplay of the game would be kept intact.

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Dark Souls 2 is coming to the Xbox One too, and what better time to show off a fresh trailer of the game than at this years E3? Here is the trailer for your viewing pleasure!

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If you are among the other people out there who have been wondering when and where to watch your favorite company’s E3 conference on a live stream or at what time you can make use of this handy table and list of stream locations to make your life a lot easier.

E3 Conference 2013 – Lets the Games Begin!

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The Watch Dogs E3 2013 Trailer leaked a while ago with only hours to go before its official global reveal, the game is a new and very interesting IP coming from Ubisoft, the developers of the Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell Series, the game is a mixed hybrid of both and so far looks exemplary, the game will be a cross generation title which will have current generation (Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3) and also Next Generation (Xbox One / PlayStation 4) release. The new trailer shows the protagonist crash a dirty deal and deliver a good serving of some vigilante justice to some people doing some disgusting things.

Watch Dogs E3 2013 Trailer Leaked

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Call of Duty Ghosts is a breath of fresh air to the annual series, we take  break from Black Ops and the Modern Warfare and instead explore a new story line. The latest videos show us a look at Call of Duty Ghosts Into the Deep and No Man’s Land Mission with the latter being a mission that shows the benefits of having the dogs on your side for a change in the single player campaign, The game definitely shows promise but of course the real icing on the cake would be the multiplayer.

Call of Duty Ghosts Into the Deep and No Man's Land Mission



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