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Microsoft Xbox One Event on May 21st 2013 Wrap-up

Finally, after years of waiting and anticipation, Microsoft's next generation console is finally here, the Xbox One. The console itself will include 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0 ports, a 500GB Hard drive, an octa-core processor which is based off of AMD's Jaguar design, WiFi direct to help connect to the brand new controller and other devices.



HARDWARE
The actual box looks like it could be a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) but instead with a black and silver casing and a large Xbox logo. From an audio and video viewpoint, it supports 1080p and 4K, with 7.1 surround sound. It has a Blu-ray / DVD combo drive that won't be use very much because supposedly disc-based games will be ripped to the hard drive automatically. In addition to the USB 3.0 ports, there will be a HDMI 1.4 output and passthrough, which basically means HDMI In and Out which will be used to connect with your cable or satellite box and even control connected devices using voice or gesture with the new Kinect sensor.




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The Sims 4 Officially Announced

Today, EA and Maxis announced, The Sims 4. It is coming to PC and Mac, something in 2014. There was no other details announced and no screenshots. The new title will allow for "single-player and offline" play. 

In a blog post by EA, they had this to say, "The Sims franchise is fuelled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide."



SOURCES USED:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/05/06/the-sims-4-announced
http://www.ea.com/news/maxis-unveils-the-sims-4
http://www.ea.com/news/the-sims-4-in-development-for-pc-and-mac
http://thesims.com/en_US/thesims4
http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/6/4305146/the-sims-4-announced-for-2014
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