Wolfenstein: The New Order – Screenshots and Facts !

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Wolfenstein ®: The New Order revives the series that gave birth to the genre of first-person shooter. 1960: The Nazis have won the Second World War. The war hero BJ Blazkowicz should trigger an impossible counteroffensive against the monstrous Nazi regime that has conquered the planet.

Intense, cinematic and visually stunning thanks to the graphics engine id Tech ® 5 of id Software, Wolfenstein sends the player on the front line on the European scene with the aim to annihilate the Nazi war machine. The missions involve infiltration in maximum security facilities, battles against legions of Nazi soldiers and the capture of ultratecnologici super-secret weapons that have conquered Earth and much more. Wolfenstein is developing at MachineGames, a study consists of a group of veteran developers whose products have won several awards.

History:

Europe, 1960. The Nazis turned the tide of the war using a new technology. Thanks to their ruthless brutality and intimidation, have crippled even the most powerful nations and the Nazi regime now rules the world with an iron fist. In the role of a man who dares to defy the greatest military power exists, the American war hero BJ Blazkowicz, you’re the only man able to rewrite history.

Key Features:

The assault

Engage in first huge robot Nazis, towering super-soldier and elite shock troops. All with an incredible graphic detail, thanks to the graphics engine id Tech 5.

The action

The breathtaking action of Wolfenstein provides intense car chases on the mountain peaks, undersea exploration, the Nazi war machine controlled by the player and much more. An action-adventure unforgettable!

The arsenal

Collect the Nazi technology! Infiltrate in research laboratories hidden to steal secret weapons and upgrade your arsenal of destruction.

The adventure

Action and real exciting adventures intertwine creating an intense story from the relentless pace in a highly immersive game.

Published by: Bethesda Softworks ®

Developer: MachineGames

Release Date: Fourth quarter of 2013

Platform: Xbox 360 ® | PlayStation ® 3 | PC | Next-Generation Console

Genre: FPS / action-adventure (first-person shooter with elements of action-adventure)

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World Exclusive: Durango Unveiled (XBOX 720) Real or Fake ?

As we promised during the weekend in the next weeks we will unveil Durango and Orbis. All the technical info you want to know about the next generation machines from Sony and Microsoft.

The first one is Durango. In this article we present the system overview with the general components and some technical details about them.

How are durango components connected?

Here you can see the Durango system block diagram:

Durango Arquitecture

Let’s check what’s inside the box:

CPU:

– x64 Architecture

– 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz)

– each CPU thread has its own 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache

– each module of four CPU cores has a 2 MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4 MB of L2 cache

– each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources

– each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock

GPU:

– custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor

– 12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads

– each thread can perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle

– at peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second

High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present

Storage and Memory:

– 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s)

– 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102 GB/s)

– from the GPU’s perspective the bandwidths of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec.

– Hard drive is always present

– 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive

Networking:

– Gigabit Ethernet

– Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct

Hardware Accelerators:

– Move engines

– Image, video, and audio codecs

– Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware

– Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing

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Bungie’s Next Game Image !

Quote from Bungie ” Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. We weren’t quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we’ve really been up to.

Stick around, we haven’t even started yet. ”

Rumor is that it will be a Xbox 720 exclusive !

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Bungie.net : Well, that just happened… again. : 11/27/2012 4:26 PM PST.

Microsoft preps two Xbox 720 consoles !

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Over at Kotaku they heard Microsoft is working on two Xbox 720 consoles. One model will focus on being as cheap as possible, it will be positioned more along the lines of a set-top box and may be targeted as a Kinect-themed gaming portal, while a more fully-featured Xbox 720 is expected to deliver an optical drive, a HDD and backward compatibility with the 360.

“It’s…believed that Microsoft will continue its successful two SKU strategy”, the story claimed, “and indeed take it much further with its new platform: a pared down machine is to be released as cheaply as possible, and positioned more along the lines of a set-top box (the use of 360 as a Netflix viewing platform in the US is colossal) and perhaps as a Kinect-themed gaming portal, while a more fully-featured machine with optical drive, hard disk and backward compatibility aimed at the hardcore would be released at a higher price-point.”

Xbox News: Xbox 720 ‘will be a true hybrid console’

Microsoft‘s hotly-rumoured new Xbox will be “a true hybrid console,” allowing consumers to choose to buy their games from the shops or download digital versions from Xbox Live.

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That’s according to EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich, who thinks that on the next-generation of consoles neither Microsoft nor Sony will force consumers to go 100% digital.”The digital transition will be just that, a transition,” he told Industry Gamers.

“The digital transition will ultimately be at the choice of the consumer and Microsoft and Sony will continue to support physical media until the mass market has reached the tipping point of acceptance on digital.”

Divnich went on to remind us all that, despite the rise of digital downlads, physical software sales still dominate.

“Right now, only about 10% of console software revenue occurs digitally and it would be inefficient for either manufacturer to accelerate that to 100% through a cloud or digital only environment,” he said.

“I know companies like Apple forced their consumers to go 100% digital, but keep in mind that at the time Apple was still emerging as a market leader in the music space.

“They understand that it would take years to go from 0 to 100MPH. Microsoft is already the market leader and it would be detrimental to their current success if they hit the reset button and forced consumers into an experience they may not be ready for.”

“I’d expect the Xbox 720, or whatever they choose to call it, will act as a true hybrid console, supporting both physical and digital media with the long-term hopes that they can provide enough incentive and value to accelerate that transition.”

A report this week suggested Microsoft could announce its new console as soon as CES in January, with whispers of hex-core (six-core) processors AMD graphics cards.

What say you readers? Are you ready to go all digital?

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Rumor: Microsoft to Reveal Xbox 720 at CES 2012, News from GamePro

Rumor: Microsoft to Reveal Xbox 720 at CES 2012

So, when is Microsoft going to finally pull back the curtains on that next generation Xbox console — and it’s still called the Xbox Loop, right?

According to French gaming website Xboxygen, the current word is that Major Nelson will be involved in a special reveal at the upcoming CES 2012 event, as also noted on  their Twitter feed. However, a full-on unveiling doesn’t seem very likely, as the anticipated gaming console might be best revealed at a gaming event like E3. While something may be lost in translation, what might be the case is that Microsoft will be hosting some “behind closed doors” looks at some early hardware.

Nonetheless, VG247 reports that the French website says the Xbox 720 is under development by two divisions: “Loop” which handles the software, and “Infinity,” who does the hardware planning for the console.

To wit, the (translated) rumor, straight from the source themselves:

We have already talked about a lot of the new Xbox and the name of Loop Xbox has already come twice. Today is another source who told Xboxygen some new details about the next Xbox. We will not disclose obviously not his name, but just know that it is near the middle of Microsoft.

Our source tells us that the project first began in 2005 and is divided into two parts: Part Infinity for all that hardware and software for the party Loop.

It also tells us that an announcement will be made at CES 2012. Not necessarily with a huge announcement of the first games already, but we should have some information on the new console, as some of its capabilities. CPU level, it would be a hexa-core with 2GB of DDR3, and our source also told us of a prototype dual-GPU AMD. We could not know the RAM.

[Source: Xboxygen via VG247]

Xbox 720 to Launch in 2013?

We know that the next gen Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will eventually come, I just didn’t think it would happen for another 5 years. Now sources are saying that Microsoft is quietly planning to unveil it’s Xbox 720 at E3 in 2013, which means Sony wont be to far behind with its PlayStation 4.

According to the website Develop “Multiple sources across the industry, from processor chip manufacturers to middleware firms, have told Develop they expect the console to be fully unveiled at E3 2013, months before its release. The collection of data points to a 2013 launch for the system across all main regions, though early 2014 remains a possibility.” They are also saying the new Microsoft console could be called the Xbox Next, if that’s true I think they should stick with the 720 marketing, after all Microsoft is already advertising it in the movie Real Steel, and that’s what gamers are expecting. I guess it doesn’t really matter what it’s called as long as the gaming experience blows us away with unbelievable awesomeness.

Just to be clear… right now this is all just a rumor, but I think with the way technology is advancing today and at the speed it’s being developed and released… this rumor could turn out to be true. This news comes shortly after rumors hit the net that Sony is developing games already for the PS4.

Here’s a list of other developments that you might be interested in hearing as well.

  • Develop understands that Lionhead is working on a project internally named Fable Next, which will launch on the new console.
  • Epic Games’ new Unreal Engine would likely be available sooner than the 2014 date recently given by studio founder Tim Sweeney.
  • One source still insists that an EA studio already has rudimentary Xbox console technology on desks. EA has flatly denied the claim.

Of course everyone is going to deny this is happening. They will deny it up until the day they actually officially announce it. That’s just how the video game industry rolls. The fact of the matter is the time is coming when next gen consoles will invade our homes in all their glory.

What are your thoughts on all this?

GameTyrant.