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    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.
    by Published on 13-04-14 18:30   

    Yesterday some of the Digiex staff and members went down to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England to attend the Gadget Show Live exhibition.

    The Gadget Show is a TV show in the UK which covers gadgets, games, tablets and phones. Each year the Gadget Show puts on an exhibition where you can go and see the gadgets, games and other cool things, along with watching a live version of the TV show.

    The Digiex team got to play some unreleased games, including Trials Fusion and Evolve, a new game from the development team that created Left 4 Dead. We also got to try the Oculus Rift, which Facebook recently purchased for $2 billion.

    If you would like to read more about our experiences at Gadget Show Live 2014 have a read of our Gadget Show Live 2014 review.

    We also tried to capture some of the best bits on video, skip to 7:23 to start watching the video from the exhibition floor:

    by Published on 02-04-14 21:50

    A video of Xenia, the Xbox 360 emulator for Windows running a commercial game for the first time has been released. Frogger 2, an Xbox Live arcade game released in 2008 can be seen running on the Xbox 360 emulator, very slowly.

    The author states this is the first game to run in the emulator. It's currently using his debug interpreter so it's extremely slow for now. Minor graphical glitches (missing text, some screen clearing issues) are present, but otherwise it works.

    Project homepage: https://github.com/benvanik/xenia

    by Published on 06-03-14 18:39  Number of Views: 721 

    Living outside the North America and want to play Titanfall on the 11th like our American friends? We got you covered with our simple Digiex Step by Step Guides to unlocking / bypassing regional restrictions when downloading and purchasing Games on Digitally on Xbox One, PC and Xbox 360.

    Sadly Electronic Arts decided to stagger the worldwide launch causing gamers living outside North America to wait 3-4 days for their Titanfall fix, but it is really simple to get around this geo-location blocking and get gaming from anywhere in the world on either Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC. This means you get to play the games days before the official street date for your region!

    With Xbox One, you don’t even need a VPN, just a PayPal account from any region or some pre-paid online gift cards. The console is totally region free!
    With PC you can go ahead and purchase from your local Origin region store and pre-load, you just need a VPN to unlock the game early on the 11th and once unlocked you no longer need the VPN!
    Providing the game get's a digital release on Xbox 360, it will also be possible to bypass the location blocking following our guide for Xbox 360.

    Note: Xbox 360 release is on the 25th of March, Xbox One and PC is 11th of March

    Use one of the below guides to get yourself going and get playing straight away.

    Download and Play Titanfall on Xbox One on the 11th anywhere in the world (Europe, Australia etc) on Xbox One

    Download and Play Titanfall on Xbox One on the 11th anywhere in the world (Europe, Australia etc) on PC

    Download and Play Titanfall on Xbox One on the 25th anywhere in the world (Europe, Australia etc) on Xbox 360

    See you in the game!
    by Published on 25-02-14 12:35

    False news is being spread around the internet over the last few days regarding Microsoft quietly adding region locks to Xbox One Digital Games and DLC. Reports and posts have surfaced on news sites and gaming forums regarding users who used pre-paid game codes for Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5 which they received from sellers on eBay suddenly finding their games no longer load receiving the 0x87de07d1 error. This is caused by the codes being redeemed in a different region than they were issued. In every case, contacting Xbox Support has resulted in codes being re-issued for the correct region. This is different from regional locking games, nothing is stopping users switching their Xbox consoles to a different region and redeeming the relevant code (for example: receiving an Xbox US Pre-Paid Game code needs to be redeemed in the US Store).

    What this news does highlight however, is when purchasing codes from either eBay sellers or friends and family to make sure that you note the region the code is coming from and be sure to redeem it on the correct store (It’s as simple and changing your region at Xbox.com and redeeming the code). Hopefully in the coming days Microsoft will make changes so the ‘Redeem a code’ feature will both reject a code from a different region and ask you to switch to the relevant region, or just accept it and allow game codes to become store-region free.

    To confirm Microsoft haven't placed region locks on DLC or Games bought from the Xbox One Digital Store itself. The news circulating is solely to do with buying pre-paid game codes from sellers on eBay (source of them is currently unknown). Saying there's regional locks when people are still happily buying games from different regions is pointless and is just click bait from other news sites with inexperienced news posters.

    Interested in buying games from a different region? We have a dedicated guide to it:
    Step by Step Guide to purchasing content from US Xbox One Store from any region
    by Published on 16-02-14 07:33

    Later today the Titanfall Beta will be available to all Xbox One owners. That means no code will be necessary to download and play the beta Major Nelson has announced.

    To download the beta, sign in to your Xbox One and head to the “New Game Demos” section of the Game Store and it will appear there.

    Note: It may take some time until all Xbox One’s can see the demo in the store, some members may see it before others.

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