Monthly Archives: February 2013

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Box Art for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Sure to be an next gen title…

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What Microsoft might bring with its Xbox 720 reveal event

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After Sony firing the first shoot in the next, next gen wars Microsoft has yet to respond with its own event.

But rumors going around the internet say that we will soon see an event in either late March (around the time of GDC) or early April.
Microsoft has even recently acquired the domain name xboxevent.com leading to more speculation that an event is coming soon. So based on rumors and just what i know from seeing many of these events over the years, here’s my thoughts (and some wishful thinking) on what Microsoft might bring to the table…

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It will all open with what you would expect from any media event, a bunch of boring talk on how great Xbox 360 has been doing, how many systems they have sold world wide, how its been the number one system in north America for the last 27 months in a roll and how great Xbox live is doing. Then they will talk about how far the system has come, and how the kinect extended the life of the system. “But now is time for something new, and here it is” (then Poof we get to see a shiny new Xbox system) “introducing the Xbox infinity the next generation of Xbox”  Then they will show us the new controller with built in touch screen and give the system specs, witch will be just slightly better then the PS4.  “Xbox infinity will be fully backwards. compatible with all Xbox 360 and Xbox arcade games right out of the box and Xbox infinity will not block used games”. Then they will show us Kinect 2.0, (witch will be able to do a lot more exciting stuff, like project the action on your walls). “But we are not done yet introducing the Xbox surface gaming tablet” (witch they will probably reveal at GDC or sometime before hand) with the new Xbox surface you can play all your Xbox infinity games anywhere in your home (because both Nintendo and Sony are doing it so they have to as well).  Now let us show you what the Xbox infinity can do ….

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Next they will show us some next generation games that are in development, some tec demos and what the Kinect 2.0 and Xbox Surface can do.

Here is my best guess of what we might see based on rumors, what little info i have acquired and some wishful thinking. In no particular order….

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Project Gotham Racing (PGR) 5 (short teaser Video)

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Call of Duty: MW4 (Video and will be played live)

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Halo 5 (Logo)

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Gears of war 4 (Logo)

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Killer Instinct (short teaser Video)

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Forza 5 (video)

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Alan Wake 2 (Video)

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Battlefield 4 (video)
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Need for Speed (logo only)
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Watch Dogs (will be played live on the new Xbox)

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Destiny (Video and Exclusive content)

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A couple cheesy Kinect 2.0 games (Live play)

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Coming Holiday 2013, more info to come at E3 in June ….  Then on that Microsoft WINS !!!   LOL  Wishful thinking i know …..

My thoughts on the Sony PS4 Event

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On February 20th Sony unveiled there next, next generation console the PlayStation 4. And although they didn’t actually show the PS4 we did get to see the duel shock 4, same really impressive game previews and a lot of talk of what they would like to do someday. So here is my take ….

Sony knows exactly what its doing this time around, they have moved away from the hard to program for cell processor and over to a more PC, X86 architecture witch is much better for third party programmers. They realize that we are in a far different word then it was when the PS3 came out. We are more social, connected and online more offend, we play differently and use game consoles in different ways. We are a more evolved gamer, and that being said i really hope that Sony can live up to some of the stuff they showed. Stuff like the ability to stream PS1, PS2 and PS3 games to your PS4, and hopefully they do it for a subscription fee and not make us pay for each game. Stuff like being able to play your PS4 games in any room via your PS Vita, now you can use the rest room and never have to leave your game, provided you shell out the cash for a Vita that is. And stuff like being able to share your game experience with your friends and even have your friends take over your game witch i don’t really see ever happening but a good ideal none the less. And all though we didn’t get to see the actually system and only seen very little actually game play this time around I’m sure this is to add to the excitement for E3 in June where Sony will have the real reveal of the PS4 and we will no doubt see the actual system, a lot more games and specs and maybe even a price?

This next next generation is looking promising so far, and with Microsoft getting ready to announce there entry it stands to get even better ….

Paul J. (trekx)

Changes to GCG

Starting today i am changing the dynamic of this site, up until now this site has been about all your gaming and tech news, witch is great but it take up way to much time seeing that i run this site by myself, and really you can get gaming and tech news any ware on the net now a days. So what I’m planning to do going forward on this site is just give my own take on news and events in the gaming tech industry. I will still post the more important news and the Green Circle Gaming Facebook page www.facebook.com/greencirclegaming is always being up dated with cool new pics and news. So i hope you’ll check that out and enjoy the changes here …

Thank you
Paul Jones (trekx)

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