Call of Duty: Ghosts represents a significant graphical upgrade from the previous titles in the series, according to publisher Activision.
To prove this, it showed a video during Tuesday's Xbox One unveiling that shows footage from the upcoming Ghosts compared to footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The video's narration, said developer Infinity Ward, is able to do in-depth scans of subjects, including a Navy Seal-trained dog, and then translate them into the game world. You can see fine details on the models, like the scars on the dog's nose or bruising on a human hand. The advancements are all thanks to Infinity Ward's new engine, built with next-generation consoles in mind. Read more...More about Gaming, Call Of Duty, Entertainment, Game Trailers, and Call Of Duty Ghosts
Microsoft announced its newest gaming console, the Xbox One, Tuesday, and it plans to position the console as the intersection between television, gaming and other entertainment in your living room.
Microsoft made an hour-long presentation that emphasized the Xbox One's new hardware, impressive graphics, connected interfaces and upcoming games. While we should learn much more from the company at it E3 presentation June 10, Mashable wanted to break down what we know right now about the Xbox One.
The Xbox One is a large, black, glossy box meant to rest on its side, with a top-loading optical drive. You can see a 360-degree view of the console below Read more...More about Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox, Entertainment, and Xbox One
The newly announced Xbox One will not be able to play previous generation Xbox 360 games, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday.
The Xbox One is designed on an x86 architecture, on a new eight-core chip. The Xbox 360 uses a Xenon processor, with PowerPC architecture, making the systems incompatible
"The Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games — games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment people have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future," a Microsoft spokesperson said. Read more...More about Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox 360, Entertainment, and Xbox One
Footage from next-generation blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts premiered at Microsoft's Xbox One event, demonstrating the graphical capabilities of the new console and Activision's new gameplay engine.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg described Call of Duty: Ghosts as a huge leap forward for Activision and developer Infinity Ward.
"We're pushing the genre and forward with Ghosts. I think a lot of people were expecting us to create Modern Warfare 4, but we didn't want to rest on our laurels," Hirshberg said. "We wanted to press the franchise forward with a new world and new engine."
This "new world" is a totally unique experience for the franchise, Hirshberg said, because players will experience an alternate history in which America is on the decline, and the player "will no longer have numbers on their side." Read more...More about Gaming, Activision, Call Of Duty, Entertainment, and Call Of Duty Ghosts
After months of speculation and rumors, Microsoft detailed its next generation console — the Xbox One — to a packed room in Redmond, Wash., Tuesday.
The Xbox One, described by Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft, was designed and built "as an all-in-one system to align games, TV and entertainment."
Its predecessor, the Xbox 360 was released almost eight years ago, on Nov. 22, 2005. It was a blockbuster for Microsoft, selling more than 70 million units in the past seven years, and it's gone through several iterations since its release.Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox, Entertainment, and New Xbox
Microsoft is set to reveal the newest iteration of its Xbox gaming console on Tuesday. With expectations running high for the event, Microsoft has made the stream available to watch in several places.
The Xbox reveal starts at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
In the United States or Canada, the Xbox announcement will air on SpikeTV. Check your local listings for the channel.Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox, Twitch, and Entertainment
Microsoft will announce the highly anticipated next-generation Xbox gaming console Tuesday from its Redmond, Wa., headquarters, and the company has set a high bar, considering the success of its current model. The Xbox 360 has been a force to be reckoned with since its debut at the end of 2005. It remains at the top of sales charts even now
What can we expect from Tuesday's event? We cut through the rumor onslaught to provide you with our predictions.
The next Xbox's name has been one of the most heavily speculated details, and it seems the crowd cannot agree on a favorite. The new Xbox is codenamed "Durango," all sources agree, but it's unlikely the retail name. The slightly uncreative "Xbox 720," the rotational iteration following a 360, is probably the hottest search term related to the new Xbox. Read more...More about Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox, Entertainment, and New Xbox
Sony released Monday a YouTube teaser for its presence at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo that includes out-of-focus footage of the console — the first glimpses we've seen of anything beyond the PlayStation 4 controller
While all you can really identify from the video is the black square of the console, we'll be getting a bigger reveal of the PlayStation 4 at E3 on June 10 at 6 p.m. PT. The event will be live streamed, and we'll have continuing coverage of E3 and the PlayStation 4 on Mashable. Read more...More about Gaming, Sony, Playstation, E3, and Playstation 4
Microsoft's Xbox gaming console has always been a tiger with many kinds of stripes. Since the first console came out in November of 2001, the console has evolved into a centerpiece of the living room.
If you've followed Microsoft closely, you know there have been many variants to the Xbox flavor, especially during the long lifespan of the Xbox 360
This chart, released by Microsoft, shows almost every Xbox the company's released. Not only did the Xbox 360 come in several iterations with different hard drive size or HDMI output, it also came in many special edition units to commemorate game launches, like Halo 3. The Star Wars Xbox 360 even beeps like R2-D2 when you turn it on. Read more...More about Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox, and Entertainment
If you've ever had your smartphone feel too hot after a long bout of Facebook, email, and taking photos or video, NEC hopes to solve that with its new liquid-cooled smartphone.
The NEC Medias X 06E sports a liquid cooling pipe behind the display and next to the processor. NEC said this will transfer heat away from the phone's processor through repeated evaporation and condensation.
While liquid-cooling systems for high-end computers are becoming more commonplace, having one inside a phone — especially a phone running a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor found in many other smartphones — seems a little like overkill. Still, if the technology proves successful enough, we may one day see it in other mobile devices. Read more...More about Tech and Mobile