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    by Published on 16-07-14 21:00


    The One Plus One is a phone which has the highest specification of any phone currently on sale, at a mid range price point. However the catch is you need an invite to purchase one. Its been two months since invites started to be handed out, and so far only a few 1000 have been.

    So what if you were to skip this ridiculous invite system and just purchase the phone from China? Can you do this, and will it work in your home country? Digiex has the answers.

    Read our write up: Importing the One Plus One From China - LTE Bands & What You Need To Know
    by Published on 05-07-14 20:22


    Aurora is an alternate dashboard for homebrew enabled Xbox 360's (Jtag / RGH hack) which has just been released.

    Aurora went back to the core of what a dashboard should do, which is launch your titles, and look fancy while doing that. Aurora boots straight into the title list and uses filters and sort instead of predefined tabs.

    Features:
    • Boot straight into coverflow
    • Lua scripts for filters, sort methods and subtitles
    • Support locale files to translate the dashboard and skin
    • Custom coverflow layouts
    • Quick browse game list
    • Game details
    • Manage your game list when your devices aren't connected
    • And of course fully compatible with Freestyle Plugin (LiNK) and the new and improved Unity website.


    We recommend downloading it for yourself and having a play about with it, the Xbox One dashboard developers could certainly learn a thing or two from the people behind this alternative dashboard.

    Download Aurora - Alternative Dashboard for Jtag / RGH Xbox 360 from the Digiex download center.
    by Published on 04-07-14 11:35


    Turtle Rock Studios have announced a limited alpha for their upcoming game Evolve. Some Digiex staff members were able to play the four-versus-one shooter at this years Gardget Show Live here in the UK, it looked fairly impressive to say the least. This comes as no surprise as the studio behind the game has released previously highly rated titles, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.

    To be in with a chance of playing the alpha complete the survey here and use the following information:

    Password: happyhunting
    Referral: JoinTheHunt

    Note: The beta is US only, so to be in with any chance it would be advisable to say that you live in North America
    by Published on 02-06-14 12:00


    Everyone likes a freebie, so here's a nice one from Indie Gala.

    In order to celebrate the amazing number of ONE MILLION BUNDLES SOLD, Indie Gala is giving away 250.000 Steam keys of Afterfall Insanity Extended Edition game!

    To get a free Steam key, just enter your name (optional) and email (mandatory) in the form on the link below and submit your entry. You will receive an email with your activation link, following that link will get you to your Indie Gala profile page where you will find your Steam key.

    It's a easy at that.

    View: Afterfall Insanity Extended Edition Steam Key
    by Published on 08-05-14 08:00


    The details of Microsoft's E3 2014 announcements have apparently been leaked, we will not know how accurate the information is however until E3. However if true we are in for a few treats, I personally would be very happy to see another Forza Horizon and Crackdown game, however not sure how I feel about Halo 2 been released for the third time.

    Ryse 2 is in development and will be announced at the show in a real-time in-game trailer. Gone is the Roman period, enter the medieval setting. The game will offer more freedom of exploration and a refined combat system. The main character is a sell-sword of sorts with a greater destiny. This game looks beyond belief. No release date (possibly late 2016)

    Forza Horizon 2 will be announced for release in October 2014 vai Playground Games. It will once again be open world and set in Louisiana, Missisips, New Mexico, Texas and Arkansas. Full day/night cycle, real time weather. Estimated 80 hour single player.

    Halo 2: Anniversary, This is a full (multiplayer included) visual makeover of Halo 2, it will also include the same options as Halo Anniversary (Including both visual modes) skulls etc. It will include the E3 2003 mission as a bonus unlockable and the maps from the PC version.

    No Turn 10 this year except in supportive capacity of Playground.

    Halo 5 will get its release date.

    Rare is prepping a re-boot of Battletoads and Perfect Dark. BT will initially be a download only title (see Killer Instinct) and is set to run at 60fps. Perfect Dark is looking to be rebooted into a Third Person Adventure game - Similar to Uncharted.

    Epic will be there to unveil their new game base on the Samaritan demo from 2012. This will be XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE as Microsoft is the publisher. Possibly the best looking game of this generation.

    Good Science Studios will unveil their Kinect Only game "EchoBlack" - The game is controlled via the use of Kinect and the player plots through an adventure game drawn as by echolocation. The vibrancy of the world depicted alters depending on the pitch, loudness and location of the players voice. No release date.

    Twisted Pixel will reveal their next digital game which is set in a sci-fantasy planet of Dekelsus. Possibly a 2.5D platformer.

    Black Tusk will have a CGI trailer for Gears of War : Lazurus which will show the direction the series is heading.

    Lift London will be showing 2 projects. They are small and digital based. No other details unfortunately.

    Lionhead will have a brief gameplay of Fable Legends and bow out with a teaser of their next project which is set in a post-cataclysmic Earth decimated by egg shaped objects (possibly aliens)

    Frontier Development is working on a family friendly Kinect title for release in 2014

    Phantom Dust : Sacrifice is being worked on by Grounding Inc and will be a prequel to the original. The game will be episodic in nature.

    Quantum Break will be out November 2014 - There is a multiplayer mode - Part 1 of a trilogy. The game has had a significant graphical upgrade since last year.

    Sunset Overdrive is aiming for release on the last weeks of August/Early September. Graphically it looks like the CG trailer and the Parkour element of the game is a mix of Sonic, Jet Set Radio and Ratchet and Clank.

    The secret Japanese game is coming from Platinum Games and is a Viewtiful Joe like action- beat em up. Codename is "RugPuddle". This is part one of a multiple game deal with Microsoft to publish other titles in the future.

    Leap Experience Pioneers will announce their game which looks like a TPS/RPG hybrid set in a Sci-fi universe. Looks very Mass Effect inspired. COMING 2015

    Platform Next Games is a new studio. They will be presenting an unnamed tech demo based on an upcoming project (similar to Black Tusks demo last year) which appears to be set in either an ancient or fantasy setting.

    Games With Gold will be announced for Xbox One starting immediately. The aim is that it will be 1 retail game a month, 1 digital game per month of a choice of 2. This will evolve as time goes on.

    Microsoft will announce the date when retail units can be activated as development kits, it will be before October 2014.

    Crackdown: Skyline - Coming 2015 - No other info, not even the developer. Microsoft Studios.

    Multi-platforms are as follows:
    • The Division (Xbox One is now lead platform)
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
    • Fallout 4
    • EA game (not specified here)
    • Exclusive/Timed DLC on all.
    by Published on 21-04-14 08:30


    The Xbox One games and apps actually run on Windows 8 according to an article by Wccf Tech

    If you run a game or an app on the Xbox One, it will either run in the full Windows 8 or the stripped down version of Windows 8. The Xbox One essentially runs three operating systems, the Host OS, Shared Partition and the Exclusive Partition.

    The first tier ‘Host OS’ and the ‘to-the-metal- operating system present in Xbox One dubbed the ‘Host OS’ is an RTOS (Real Time Operating System) has complete control over the entire Xbox One hardware and resources. In Frank Savage’s words “… owns where everything and how everything works…. owns CPU…GPU”. This is your basic Xbox One Operating System. However the thing is, this particular OS only handles tasking and the security layer. It does not run any game or application. It does however host (in a non – hyper-v form) the ‘OS’ and the ‘Exclusive OS’, which is Windows 8 and the stripped down Windows 8.

    The second tier ‘Shared Partition’ is occupied by Windows 8. This Operating System is “virtually indistinguishable” from the Windows 8 we know code wise. This particular Windows 8 handles all the basic functions of the Xbox One including the shell. Shared Apps are run here. It handles some major features of games such as networking and some audio.

    The third tier ‘Exclusive Partition’ is the Exclusive OS, which in Frank Savage’s words is a “Windows 8 that has gone on a massive massive diet…… lean and mean windows 8″. It has been hand tuned to remove any and all bottlenecks as well as bloatware. However this is the part which defines it as a ‘partition’ and not a virtual machine. All the Direct X draw calls go straight from the Exclusive OS down to the Host OS. It does not go through the full windows 8 ‘ shared partition’.

    Basically the Xbox One is a true X86, X86-64 machine. Any game that runs well on the Xbox One would run equally well on Windows 8 (desktop pc). The porting capability this implies is very powerful, in fact port-lag is non existent, simply convince the devs, and you shall have the game on Windows.

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