I seriously cannot wait to use kinect 2 to voice control all my stuff. Imagine controlling lights in your room, making them dim just by saying Xbox on. I wonder if it could do that?
Awesome stuff. Strangely enough, this stuff comes first with me. Now that I have a baby, being able to control everything with my voice is extremely appealing because my arms are always doing something.
I also want dead rising. Caaaaant wait.
Hey Albert, any time frame on when we can expect a video demoing all this for those of us not privy to attend press appointments? I'm really wanting to see the UI in action.
If you were so inclined, you can turn off the video feed. However, Kinect works in much smaller spaces, and identity will still work great in a smaller room.
We add in a 3-4 second buffer to allow the user to cancel in case (s)he changes his/her mind. Otherwise, the time to load the next game would be whatever it takes to load the next game (when using voice). It's not 10 seconds.
His criticism seems pretty coherent and valid. He wants the balance of the system's power shifted more towards gaming capability. How is that flawed?So your tablet/phone has a screen the same size as your TV screen?
Heh, I understand if some of you guys aren't interested in this but some of the complaints about this are really shortsighted and/or flawed.
Because the few % of the total systems graphical power is enough to double the native resolution of KI.
It can matter if you want things to load and get ready for you while you do other things. Imagine if tabs in your browser only loaded when you were on them instead of in the BG. Now does it matter?Does it really matter? You're only going to be looking at 1 at a time anyway. I'm pretty sure Vita runs as many as that too at the same time, if not more.
It can matter if you want things to load and get ready for you while you do other things. Imagine if tabs in your browser only loaded when you were on them instead of in the BG. Now does it matter?
His criticism seems pretty coherent and valid. He wants the balance of the system's power shifted more towards gaming capability. How is that flawed?
And building UI for TV screens to ensure that text is legible from far away, etc. inherently means that you just don't get any better display density than you do on a tablet, for example. What would make better use of the TV's screen size is a game that could render at the panel's native resolution...
This really is looking pretty cool!
I love how streamlined the sign in process is.
No, it was probably planned.
1. Nothing but XBL to share on may be a good way to get people to get used to using their service for sharing videos. That's actually a good idea.
2. Companies often run into difficulties getting agreements finalized in a timely manner. It's just part of business.
No it doesn't. It suspends them.
No, it can have multiple apps suspended. Can you have skype running in the background waiting for calls on Vita, get a call, and continue to play a game while you take the call on Vita?
You're contradicting yourself so badly here
I.e. the xbo does the exact same thing as phones do, minimize/suspend apps that are not currently actively being used depending on the apps resource requirements in different states. Perfect example, multi-window support on galaxy SIII and 4. Is the xbo doing anything impressive in this regard? No, only 4 apps is kinda disappointing actually when you've got 3GB of ram dedicated to the OS(s)
I really like W8 and WP8 so I think that Xbone will have great OS too. Only thing it needs ismore ads.an adblocker
Windows 8 sucks... Windows 7 sucks too nowdays. I miss Xp and its superior performance and controllability. Shame about seven. It started so well. I hope Sony and mikkisofta do not atificially limit number of small app running just for the sake of it.
If someone made a console that only play games in this day & age it would fail.
I buy gaming consoles for gaming.
My 360 & PS3 are only turned on to play video games, when I'm done, they get turned off.
I can't be the only gamer here on this gaming forum upset that gaming machines are turning into catch-all devices.
Okay, no shit! I can run 4 apps in the background on my smartphone (1 GB of RAM) & my PC (6 GB of RAM). So I expect to be able to do it on the next-gen consoles that have 8GB of RAM.
Hahahaha. Name ANYTHING that can't do that? My 9yr old Sony Ericsson phone can do that, it had a .. what? 200Mhz cpu? 128kb ram?
Really? The very first thing he says in the post you quoted is that he'd prefer to get KI at native 1080p. There's just two sentences - do you really think they're totally unrelated?His criticism (at least the one he stated) had nothing to do with that.
Yes, in particular video apps, which we've not had any trouble running on current gen consoles without the need to reserve significant system resources for them while gaming. Beyond media apps, I'd argue strongly to the contrary that many care about running other apps on their TVs. Yet we're talking about reserving more system resources for the sake of apps than the PS3 and 360 had to offer, combined (at least in terms of RAM).Apps, (in particular video apps) are more appealing to many when used on bigger screens. Hence why the tablet/phone comparison was silly.
Too shortsighted? Please. Do you hear anyone making an argument against apps of any kind? No. We're talking about more efficient and appropriate methods of supporting apps on devices intended primarily for gaming. Every device targeting TVs and every TV itself is sporting app features these days. Most of the "all-in-one" features that MS is trying to push with the XBO largely work on a USB stick-sized device now. Bank on parity within another year or two for these kind of inline media sticks for less than $100, while the new TVs will simply incorporate these features wholesale.Haha, wow. Okay. Obvious that some of you guys are too shortsighted to understand.
Might as well not buy any future game consoles either since they will all have these app features.
Ok, that's an observation that doesn't necessarily have much bearing on this conversation. Can the 360? Can the PS3? Can the Wii or the Wii U? Can the PS4? Can you name a dedicated set-top gaming box that can?
Since this is new information, and a hands-on session that let press observe this running on basically the same boxes buyers would have in their hands by holiday this year, I don't know that your griping really contributes much here except that you found a crude way to say almost nothing.