October 15th 2013 8:42 am PT

Xbox Live Compute, Smartglass, Kinect and More

Learn more about Xbox Live Computer, Smartglass and in the above video and over on Xbox Wire

Xbox Live, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Shawn Hronec

    Wow just amazing

  • the Tech Dino

    Wow, the UI has improved significantly! The dash is looking fantastic!

    • Mystictrust

      I agree! I got particularly excited when I saw that nice blue color theme with blue tiles and a blue login area! We’re not just confined to green, and I imagine there could even be more colors :D

  • Guest

    It’s awesome! $0N¥ PoS4 fans are going to cry again with less functionality.

    • Xboner2013

      Well, I wouldn’t think so because you can actually play your PS4 games via remote play and soon the streaming service.

      I am not getting the plus one device, that is basically what Nintendo is doing.

      • eAbyss

        Comparing the PS4 to Nintendo isn’t a good thing. Nintendo is having a lot of trouble moving their ugly, complicated, last-gen spec’d consoles.

  • Xboner2013

    Sorry but Cloud computing is NOT ideal for most game computations. Generally, graphics are the biggest factor, and those can’t be unloaded, further the development side goes through the roof as far as costs and complexity.

    • EldritchWarlord

      Actually graphics can be computed remotely. In fact, entire games can be computed remotely. I see you referencing Sony’s upcoming Gaikai service in other comments so surely you must realize this.
      Code for sending some computations to servers would be no more complex than the netcode that many games run to facilitate multiplayer.

  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    What an awesome video.

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    i hope dead rising 3 will not be like dead rising 1 & 2 that you have to kill impossible bosses in the campaign… that’s what made me delete dead rising 2 from my console =/

    • Dylan

      They’re really easy actually. You just need the right weapons. Dead Rising 1 had the mini chainsaws that have infinite spawn, could kill bosses in 4 hits.
      Dead Rising 2 made it even easier since the first combo weapon is basically the best weapon in the game. And it is super easy to create.

      • Lucas Sanches Cestari

        on dead rising 2 when i tried to kill the first boss (that was 2 girls with a sword) my baseball bat with nails was doing no damage to them while them, if they hit you 1 time you lose 3 cubes of life!!! it’s just insane!

        • HGamer

          I agree that the 2 girls boss is rather difficult. I died many times in my first playthrough.

          My recommendation is make some drinks like Pain Killer, which restores health and cancels your body freezes after being hit.

          Or, you can always level up first. DR2 carries your levels and abilities to the next playthrough.

  • Xboner2013

    Deleting messages again, if you don’t want people to post you should say so. Either way generally game calculations are not ideal to be unloaded to a server. Where is the PR in this firm?

    • Lucas Sanches Cestari

      we don’t want trolls here, isn’t that obvious???

  • Xboner2013

    There is no cloud dependency, in general, developers are creating their games just like they normally would. Don’t fall for this “cloud” stuff. There is nothing in this video that is new, nor is there going to be.

    All you see is some developers getting more into MMOs, which have been around for 20+ years ie Destiny.

  • Xboner2013

    Yeah, if you don’t have access to the file/data servers which they are trying to say is cloud computing :) you will not have access to your data.

    I don’t use other people’s storage for almost anything except e-mail at this point… .all my movies, videos, mps3, etc are stored locally for the reason you specified.

    Like Games for Windows Live… shutting down… good luck.

    • robmc

      Why do you come here every single day to troll? Are the PS forums empty? We get it, you don’t like Xbox One! You are changing no one over to PS with the daily rants. If ever there was a reason to stay away from playstation you are the poster child for it. Be happy with what you ordered and quit trying to justify your purchase with every article.

      • Lucas Sanches Cestari

        that’s what i think

  • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

    Gettin’ stoked for launch

  • evilfangs .

    I need to buy a smart phone or device to experience all these smart features that next gen systems to be using. Problem is I’m not sure what to buy.

    • eAbyss

      Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 4, HTC One, LG G2, Motorola Moto X

      • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

        HTC One honestly is amazing but all that list is great

      • Ross

        Woo go S4! haha

        Seriously though, there is always Windows 8 you could get as well…. Although how the calls through Dead Rising would work on that, I have no idea because it kind of ruins the whole idea of “getting a call on your real phone” kind of thing. lol

      • evilfangs .

        Which one is the best for the cheapest price?

        All I want is to make sure it does the basic stuff like texting / calls / internet and work with every smart feature that next gen consoles will be using.

        • Brandon K

          Windows phone. The Xbox music integration adds an even deeper layer to Xbox.
          Windows 8 also has smartglass. With windows 8 I can be watching a video on the video app and tell it to play on my 360.. The Microsoft integration is just getting better and better between devices

    • Marc Beadle

      I just bought a Galaxy Note 2 for that very purpose and I’m loving it so far. .. you can get it pretty cheap now that the note 3 was just released. .. the 2 is still a great phablet to have

  • fastharryDOTcom

    Listen, I’m getting the ONE…but in all honesty, before they say the machine is built for the future, did they, uh, check the hardware specs?

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      considering xbox 360 based on P3 without cloud, still deliver amazing graphic 10 years later, how exactly do you beleive the xone will not be as much optimised as it can get. Are you still not getting the fact that you can’t compare PC to console because console all have the same hardware that developper and microsoft keep optimising year after year ?

      • fastharryDOTcom

        Listen Tough Guy….I am not comparing the One to anything. I am basing my statement on the growth of computing power and future technology.

        • Brandon K

          How do you know hardware is the future and not server based computation. Look at the steam box.

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            Yes, and its STILL going have higher latency than a console plugged directly into a TV. Also, you are streaming from a server “in your house”, very different to streaming from the Internet.

            I already have games which have too high latency purely from my TV being a bit slow, add latency from the Internet and even more games will be unplayable.

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Xbox was based on P3, Xbox 360 was based on Power PC (effectively old Mac technology).

    • Ross

      Even though both consoles already have outdated specs, that’s not to say games wont look good (and yes I know you didn’t say that)… Take Halo 4 on 360 and Last of Us on PS3 as examples of that; after years and years of optimisation, those games look great (although yes, I wish the current consoles were able to push more anti-aliasing at times lol).

      Either way, when they say “Built for the future” their mind is probably more on the cloud/smartglass with the notion that games will improve year on year purely by optimisation; so in that way, I recon it’s a fair statement to make.

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Its also a completely throw away thing to say, as its not like its going to be made for yesterday now is it?

        You always buy new technology to use today and tomorrow, effectively the future. There wouldn’t be much point in buying something if it DIDN’T work in the future now would there.

  • eAbyss

    Your internet connection must be too slow.

  • Spazicle

    Sorry but as much as I love Xbox, the Xbox One isn’t built for the future; it’s built for the present.

    • Dennis Crosby

      What they were trying to say is that in 4-5 years more devs will be able to do more things with the cloud and those thing will then take that stress from the console.then they can use that reserved console power to make better games

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Problem is, only games inherently online to begin with can benefit from cloud compute, as all other games HAVE to be able to work just as well offline as online.

        Plus there are still only certain things you can affload to the cloud, 99% of the work still has to be done on the console.

        I firmly believe cloud computing is making a big deal out of something that will not be useful, except in a minority of cases. Its not going to suddenly offload 50% of the load off the console. If cloud computing was THAT good, why not use it on Xbox 360 and not release the Xbox One at all?

        • Dennis Crosby

          I guess you didn’t see when I said 4-5 years . the ay technology is advancing these days it might be more like 2-4 years and about the connection issue you’ll only need the basic internet as long as they have a up to date ip version

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            Even if everyone has fibre broadband, the latency would still be too high for real-time processing. The nature of IP is that it HAS to work with varying latency, not good for gaming.

            All cloud compute is doing is opening up the ability for a game to have dynamically generated content fed into the game constantly so that it can change over time. Its basically automated DLC fed into the game which CAN make the game more dynamic, but its not this groundbreaking thing Microsoft are making it out to be. Its just the natural evolution of DLC.

            One example could be pre-baking the lighting for a game in the cloud, so that it changes over time. That does save processing power on the console, but it still sucks compared to dynamic lighting computed on the console.

            I’m not denying pre-baked lighting can work, Forza 5 certainly looks more pretty than Drive Club so far down to being able to push the graphics harder by using pre-baked lighting. But its a nasty cheat and I think games using proper dynamic lighting will pull ahead as you cannot compete with a realistic day/night cycle, weather, etc. Plus, it saves everyone money ultimately as all this stuff going on in the cloud is going to get expensive and it will be Gold subscribers who end up paying the price.

            In fact, will cloud compute even be an option without a gold account? Even if it is, for how long?

  • Brandon K

    I am very excited about “Xbox On”. I love the idea of media and entertainment simplification.

    Yes I meant On like the command

  • MrRadiolips

    I am not going to be so quick to judge how amazing something will be until i have a true comparison to other systems. Looks great but who knows what will be better.

  • Senses Failed

    You had me at “You will be able to play games with just a controller”

  • Dennis Crosby

    I’m excited to see what the Xbox one has to offer over the next year

  • todd Wright

    xbox one i’ll take two

  • Ted Summers

    Bet I won’t be seeing this report by Gamespot or IGN! :-) If they do you can bet it will be their app that’s showcased.

  • Eric Lapp

    All these features look awesome. I still have one problem. The Kinect for Xbox One will not have a long enough cable for me to use it :( Why are those of us with media closets and projectors being left in the dark as to when we will get a Kinect Extention cable ?

  • EldritchWarlord

    Likely the problem is wear and tear on the console, if anything. My Internet connection is similar and I only see the loading spinner when accessing online content.
    Granted my console is quite old as well, got it in ’08.