Well, the “most powerful console ever” has an official name. Xbox One X. Microsoft is officially wading into Square game title territory with this one.
The price for Microsoft’s Scorpio console has leaked prior to the official reveal, and it’s going to be $500. I’ve heard some gnashing of the teeth about this price point and frankly I’m confused. It’s a completely optional, premium console for only the most tech whorish folks out there (hi!). It isn’t ushering in a new generation, *and* it’s the most powerful console ever. Frankly, I was expecting an even *higher* price. Maybe it’s just me.
On Thursday, we’re finally going to get them meaty Project Scorpio specs we’ve been hankering for. The reveal is coming courtesy of Digital Foundry and EuroGamer.
This is pretty goddamn awesome. Microsoft has revealed Xbox Game Pass, a gaming subscription services. $9.99 a month, over 100 games, any game you purchase will be discounted 20% off.
Microsoft is finally rebuilding their XB1 dashboard. Previously, it was built around Kinect usage. Which currently probably pleases the two people who use Kinects. However, the next iteration is going to be fast and furious. Fast! And fucking furious!
Microsoft and its Cabal have released the Gears of War 4 launch trailer ahead of the game’s upcoming release. The motherfucker is everything you’d expect from a trailer for the franchise. You know, big guns. Big people. Big monsters. Big action. I’m ready.
Some epic as fuck music is coming to the epic bro-fuck as fuck Gears of War 4.
I’m selling my XB1. Do you want an XB1? ‘Cause I’m certainly going to be buying a Project Scorpio, and I’m certainly going to be playing any XB1 exclusives until then on my PC. That said, I’m buying Project Scorpio because I’m a Consumerist Whore, not because of any VR exclusives.
Don’t have an XB1 and are looking to get on the train with the new “S” model? Have an XB1 but are looking to slim-down, and sexy-up? Microsoft has a date of arrival for you.
I appreciate the fuck out of the conceit of this game, Sea of Thieves. It ain’t for me. But I appreciate it.