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Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console, Xbox Scarlett, is releasing during the Holiday Season of 2020. With its release, we will step into a new era of video game development. The sheer power under the hood and architecture used to create Xbox Scarlett means developers can do so much more with future titles. Speaking with Xbox Magazine, Marketing Head Aaron Greenberg stressed on what developers can do. For one thing, with next-generation games, developers can create “bigger worlds.” You give all that (CPU. SSD, GPU), and more memory, and more power and everything to developers and they create bigger worlds. They can use all of those technical capabilities to come up with things that we haven’t even thought of. So that’s always exciting too, what people do with the tech and how they think about maximizing that. SO that’s the part we’ll have to wait and find out!” Greenberg confirmed that Microsoft…

Microsoft has revealed its latest Surface Laptop 3. Traditionally, Microsoft has utilized Intel’s mobile processors but for Surface Laptop 3, the company has opted for AMD Ryzen chip. The chip in question is the Ryzen Surface Edition. This raises is the question, is Microsoft ditching Intel for good? Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 isn’t the first product to feature a Ryzen mobile CPU. Previously, we have seen laptop manufacturers introduce laptops based on Ryzen mobile CPUs. The reason for that is quite simple, Ryzen chips offer better performance than Intel chips. We have seen Ryzen desktop CPUs to blow past Intel in terms of performance. This also holds true for mobile chips. Not to mention, current Ryzen CPUs are based on the 7nm process node while Intel is still struggling to introduce 10nm CPUs in the market. Furthermore, Intel has been the target of serious security exploits which came to light…

Ninja has made the move to Mixer and we talked about how much money he might have been offered to make the transition. It turns out that Ninja was not the only one that was contacted. Jacksepticeye was also offered a deal of some sort to create content on Mixer but Microsoft backed by at the end. The company did not say no but mentioned that the money had already been spent. Now we know where all that money went. Jack could give us an insight into how much money was offered. This is not surprising because Mixer would need to have some sort of backup plan if Ninja did not join. Jacksepticeye might not be the biggest Fortnite streamer in the work but he is a gamer with great content and a lot of reach. People like to watch his content. I for one am a fan myself and…

Ninja recently announced that he has left Twitch and will stream exclusively on Mixer, Microsoft’s streaming platform. Ninja is one of the most popular Fortnite streamers in the world so you have to wonder, how much money did Microsoft pay Ninja to get him to stream exclusively on Mixer? While we do not have the exact numbers, we do know how much money Ninja made in a year on Twitch and we have an idea of what kinds of terms he would agree to with Microsoft. Twitch is no small things for Ninja to leave and it is safe to say that he would be compensated for making the move to Mixer. Here Is How Much Money Microsoft Paid Ninja To Stream On Mixer So how much money did Microsoft pay Ninja to stream on Mixer? We know that in 2018, Ninja made around $10 million. Keeping that in mind,…

Ninja has just announced that he will no longer stream content on Twitch and will be coming on to Mixer instead. If you do not know what Mixer is then let me tell you it is Microsoft’s streaming platform. While Mixer is not as big as Twitch when it comes to the number of viewers but getting Ninja onboard could change that. Exclusive streaming partnerships seem to be the way to go. Recently PewDiePie announced that while he uploads his videos to YouTube, he will stream only on DLive. If you are interested in watching Ninja then you will need to follow his stream on Mixer rather than Twitch. Ninja announced his move to Mixer in a rather funny video in collaboration with Mixer and you can check it out below: The next chapter,https://t.co/lvn9KBjEYq pic.twitter.com/tljVgyM3bG — Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019 Let us know what you think about Ninja streaming…

Microsoft’s The Initiative first-party studio was founded a year ago and was announced at E3 2018. Since then the company has acquired a couple of studios. We do not know what The Initiative is working on right now but it seems to be a major title as more developers that worked on God of War and Uncharted have joined the Microsoft studio. The Initiative Studio Head Darrell Gallagher announced a while back that developers like Brian Westergaard, Annie Lohr, Blake Fischer, Christian Cantamessa, and Lindsey McQueeney were part of the new studio. The team has expanded since then. Developers that worked on critically acclaimed games like God of War and Uncharted have not joined The Initiative. God of War level designers Ian Miller, Kai Zheng, Chris O’Neill, and Ray Yeomans have joined Microsoft’s the Initiative. Other than that, Naughty Dog Senior Designer Robert Ryan is also a part of the…

Rumors are making rounds on the internet that Microsoft is preparing a streaming-only game console for its Project xCloud. According to the report, the game streaming console will be a cheaper alternative and will launch alongside Xbox Scarlett. While at first, it sounds like a good idea but we must ask the question that if this console is actually a good idea and can it be successful. Let’s start with the basics, the console will be powered by Project xCloud, Microsoft’s game upcoming streaming service. Each server of Project Cloud is powered by a number of Xbox One consoles. Now, here is the first roadblock to this console’s success. Given that it’s powered by Xbox One consoles, the only games you’ll be able to stream will be the ones released for Xbox One. Picture this, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett have launched and the games have taken a huge leap…

Microsoft’s rival to Google Stadia, Project xCloud streaming service is getting a console. According to insider Brad Sams, Microsoft is actively working on the Project xCloud console that is designed to give a better streaming experience. Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Google Stadia. Google’s streaming service comes with a controller that connects with your router for a seamless experience. The idea is to offer a better experience compared to running through a browser, but in what way exactly? For now, all we know that you can connect your controller to this box and that it is a “low-power, low-latency device.” xCloud details are murky so we assume it might also feature browser streaming. Anyways, the rumors of the streaming console machine aren’t new. Microsoft’s plan leaked last year and at the time it was referred to as “Scarlett Cloud.” However, at some point Project Lockhart took over…

Xbox Scarlett and PS5 are the upcoming next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. It is common for fans to speculate which one is going to be better than the other even when there is little to no information available. Microsoft confirmed some of the specifications of the Xbox Scarlett at E3 2019. Before that Mark Cerny talked about some of the features of the upcoming PS5. From what we have heard so far, both seem pretty similar but AMD Lisa Su has confirmed that both have their own secret sauce. So there could be something behind the scenes that could potentially set them apart. At this point, we do not know what that is. Various media outlets have been claiming that the PS4 will be more powerful than the Xbox Scarlett but that seems unlikely to me and here I am going to talk about why that is the case.…

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has talked about toxicity and inclusiveness a couple of times. In a recent interview, Phil Spencer talked about Xbox Live not being a free speech platform He has already posted a pretty long blog post around toxicity and hate speech and how gaming is for everyone. If you have not read it then you should. In the interview, Phil Spencer mentioned that when it comes to Xbox Live, gamers do not have the right to say whatever they want to. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter: The only reason we published it now is, just as we’re making progress in Gaming For Everyone, as we’re going to do more things in our services, as we’re beefing up parental controls, there’s going to be a fringe segment that doesn’t like the direction we go. Spencer’s statement is not surprising to people that…