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The Xbox One is the new iteration of the Xbox slated to come out later this year in 2013. What is the “All in One Experience” that Microsoft is pushing out? Let’s find out.
-The launch date, around the world, will just be later this year. Nothing specific yet.
-”Xbox On” is the interface designed to get you from not using the Xbox One to right into playing a game, listening to music, or watching a movie. It also will remember what you were doing last and allow you to get right back into it.
-Kinect is built in this time so you can gesture until your heart’s content. You’ll probably look like an a-hole all the way but, hey, welcome to the future.
-Microsoft is really pushing Skype as though it’s a key selling point. I’m not sure it is unless you have family around the globe who demand high resolution video. But sort of cool all the same how it integrates so seamlessly into the Xbox OS.
-TV integration is also a major selling point of the product. The Xbox One creates an interface that integrates live TV with added value second screen content (scores, fantasy updates, trending items) and functional TV updates (guides, channel changing). Not exactly clear as to how this is getting ingested for people not currently hooked up to Xbox’s cable offering.
-For the tech geeks, there’s a native 64-bit architecture, variable power states, silent operation, and 8GB of RAM. The camera on the Xbox One will also capture video in 1080p.
-There’s also a new Kinect sensor that’s completely redesigned and will respond instantly to the individual, their voice, and their gestures. It allegedly takes 13 billionths of a second to push your impulse to the machine. The machine can even read heartbeat and how hard you’re pressing your foot on the floor at any given moment.
-The Xbox One controller has been updated in 40 ways from the previous Xbox 360 iteration, specifically with some ergonomic enhancements. Doesn’t sound like a big leap here, which is probably for the best.
-Tablet integration through Smartglass will be a big focus for the product; all tablets and compatible smart phones are natively pulled into the Xbox One ecosystem.
-The devices are designed to work in harmony through their synchronization with Kinect. That includes motion control through just the standard controller as opposed to siloing Kinect and regular Xbox One content.
-Currently, 15,000 servers power Xbox Live. 300,000 servers will power Xbox Live when Xbox One goes live. That’s a pretty insane leap.
-A game DVR will capture big gaming moments and allow you to upload them to the cloud. This excites no one outside of YouTube game communities.
-EA Sports claims that the new processing power will allow its new games to include 10x more animation depth and detail and human-equivalent intelligence. Both its games and the new iteration of Forza — the latter will be available at launch — look as pretty as expected.
-Another game from the makers of Alan Wake looks sort of cool, I guess? The tag line is “Time Is The Fire In Which We Burn” and the game is Quantum Break. I don’t have any feelings about it at all.
-There will be 15 games available at launch, eight of which will be new franchises. Needs more Crash Bandicoot.
-Xbox’s TV experience will provide personalized recommendations and also support second screen chatter with the hope of producing content designed to pair with the technology.
-Xbox will also be creating original content under an Xbox Entertainment Studios banner with studio partners. One of the primary projects is a live-action Halo show in which Steven Spielberg is a producer. Is there any company out there not making original content now?
-Xbox is also getting into live sports through a partnership with the NFL. They’re going to provide live NFL content alongside fantasy stats and the other Xbox One OS features (Skype being big among them). It’s unclear what this means for the rights Xbox has to NFL content. They’re promising “exclusive content” and syncing through live broadcasts but no announcement of NFL Ticket being available on the Xbox.
-Lastly, Xbox One will get content in Call of Duty before all of the platforms. Cool.
Pretty interesting bunch of features. Is it a leap forward? Sort of depends on the partners. How much content will they be willing to give Xbox One? Will cable companies play nice? We’ll have to wait and see.
Your girl might be crazy if.....
SHE READS YOUR TEXTS OVER YOUR SHOULDER
This is no accident: a sane girl intentionally looks away when you’re reading a text (or an email) to give you privacy. Remember, that is always an option. The crazy one banks on you thinking, “Oh, she’s just peering over here by coincidence” and looks.
SHE GIVES ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS THE AXE
She tells you she’d rather you didn’t hang out with a certain friend. It takes a deeply insecure girl to even think that the friends you choose for yourself somehow put her at risk of you dumping her.
SHE FIGHTS WITH YOU IN PUBLIC
Really? She couldn’t just wait ten minutes until you were alone in the car? Fighting in public indicates some serious struggles with holding ones temper, and it shows complete disregard for the privacy of your relationship.
SHE MAKES UP A REASON TO SEE YOU
She asks you to come over because “you’re the only one who knows how to fix this DVD player” and when you get there she has dinner for two, candles and a bottle of wine out. Sporadically, this may be spontaneously cute, but if this happens on a regular, she has zero reserves about trapping a man for company’s sake.
SHE GIVES YOU A TEXTING DEADLINE
If you don’t return her texts in X amount of time, you’re in big trouble. In fact, you must be cheating. Normal women understand that anybody with a life is often in a position where they can’t text back for a few hours.
SHE COUNTS YOUR CONDOMS
Do we need to say much about this one? Oh P.S. she’s reading your prescriptions too.
WHEN YOU DON’T TEXT BACK, SHE CALLS
And when you don’t answer that call, she emails and when you don’t respond to that email, she sends angry texts.
SHE CRIES WITHIN THE FIRST THREE DATES
Anyone who is emotionally stable should be able to put on a happy face for three dates, even if there are stressful things happening in their life. If they’re crying in front of someone they’re just getting to know and should be putting their best foot forward in front of, they do not have a handle on their life.
SHE BEFRIENDS YOUR FRIENDS FAST
She meets them once and suddenly has all their phone numbers, is friends with them all on Facebook, has invited them to her parent’s summer home and is having one on one drinks with your best friend. She is fortifying herself against you dumping her by getting in with your friends.
SHE OPENS YOUR DRAWERS
You find your things have been rifled through. Even worse, she admits to it and doesn’t see anything wrong with it! She’s essentially looking for evidence that you’re cheating on her, or that you have belongings of an ex still around so she can accuse you of still having feelings for said ex.
SHE ASKS YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT YOUR EXES
She plays detective and tries to get information from your friends, or even your family, about your exes—particularly 1) Was she pretty? 2) Was she prettier than her?? 3) Did you love her? 4) Are you madly and deeply in love with her still?
SHE SHOWS UP AT YOUR JOB A LOT
It’s cute one or two times if she’s bringing you a surprise lunch, but if she’s your girlfriend and showing up on a weekly basis, she’s just spying on you. And if she’s someone you’re newly dating and she shows up before you’ve even had a third date, she’s already planning your kid’s names.
She tells you she once dated a celebrity, but you find out all she did was get his phone number and send him 100 unanswered texts. You continuously discover that she blows up tiny details into illusions of grandeur.
SHE FIGHTS WITH HER PARENTS A LOT
A phone call with her parents means screaming and crying for thirty minutes. Look: we all have family drama. But if you’re an adult who still regularly gets into it with your parents, you have daddy/mommy issues. And that always makes for a crazy chick.
While most actors bring sexy eye candy or perhaps a parent as dates to red carpet premieres, Zack Galifianakis brings 87-year-old Elizabeth "Mimi" Haist. Zack brought his longtime friend whom he met back in 1994 at a laundromat where he used to go before he was famous and where she still volunteers.According to Us Weekly, Zack learned that Mimi was homeless about two years ago and bought her a one-bedroom apartment which he pays all of the bills for. Haist revealed to the New York Daily News that she has become Zack's go-to red carpet date. She explained, "If he's in town, he takes me. Otherwise he lets me take a friend. I dress up nice and a friend helps me with my makeup. It's fun, not something I've ever dreamed I'd experience. The limo takes me home afterwards."
A source says, “Kris was in the back area of Alex’s salon for a hair treatment. She removed her shirt to put on a protective cape – but then accidentally dropped it and was left standing there in a sheer, plunging bra. Alex quickly ran over with a towel to cover up Kris’ exposed breasts. She made a comment about how chivalrous he was, then gave him a kiss. It just so happens that one of Kris and Bruce’s neighbors was at the salon and caught a glimpse of the clinch. She didn’t say anything at the time, but word quickly got back to Bruce. Rather than apologize, Kris told Bruce she wished he were more mature like Alex. Her friends are calling Alex her ‘boyfriend,’ and her daughters are giving her grief. They’re furious that Kris is disrespecting Bruce by carrying on with Alex. Kris’ interest in Alex is putting her bank account and her relationship with her children at risk, but it’s really no surprise. Kris is just doing what she always has – putting herself and her own needs first.”