Call of Duty: Ghosts Reveal Teaser Trailer

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Teaser Trailer

Call of Duty: Ghosts Teaser Trailer

After numerous leaks, Activision has officially released the first Call of Duty: Ghosts reveal trailer. The game will be revealed at the new generation Xbox announcement May 21st.

There are those who wear masks to protect themselves. And there are those who wear masks to protect us all. See the world premiere of Call of Duty: Ghosts May 21st.

In development by Infinity Ward studio, Ghosts is said to deliver an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine. Watch the reveal teaser below:

Call of Duty: Ghosts set to release on November 5 on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and next-gen platforms.

Sony Teases PS4 Reveal on February 20th

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Sony Teases PS4 Reveal on February 20th

Sony Teases PS4 Reveal on February 20th

Sony PlayStation is holding an event set for February 20th at 6pm EST under the tagline “See the future“. We believe the invites were sent to the media for the upcoming Sony next-gen console, PlayStation 4 reveal.

Earlier this month, we reported that the announcement of PS4 is expected prior to E3 with an official launch later this year. Rumors suggested that the heart of PS4 will be made by AMD. More on PS4 (codenamed Orbis) specs leaked can be found here.

Citing“people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal confirms that the event is indeed for PS4 reveal and the new PlayStation console will incorporate more social features, this comes in line with what rumored before that the new controller (upgraded DualShock?) will have a dedicated “Share” button.

The WSJ also claims that Microsoft’s new console will be released before the end of 2013, with announcement made before E3. More on Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango) specs can be found here.

Microsoft’s Next-gen Console, Xbox 720 Specs Leaked

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Xbox 720 Specs Leaked

Xbox 720 Specs Leaked

Microsoft‘s Next-gen console, Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, is said to be powered by an 8-core CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz and an 800-MHz graphics processor with 12 shader cores providing a performance of about 1.2 teraflops. This comes on par with specs revealed recently.

The console will sport an 8GB DDR3 RAM with 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM. And for the first time it will be capable of reading Blu-ray discs up to 50GB at x6 read speeds. According to VGleaks, the full reported specs below:

Durango system block diagram

Durango system block diagram

Full specs list:
CPU:

– x64 Architecture – 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) – each CPU thread has its own 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache – each module of four CPU cores has a 2 MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4 MB of L2 cache – each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources – each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock

GPU:

– custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor – 12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads – each thread can perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle – at peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present

Storage and Memory:

– 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s) – 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102 GB/s) – from the GPU’s perspective the bandwidths of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec. – Hard drive is always present – 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive

Networking: – Gigabit Ethernet – Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct Hardware Accelerators: – Move engines – Image, video, and audio codecs – Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware – Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing

Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox 720 Rumors Round-up

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Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox 720 Rumors Round-up

Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox 720 Rumors Round-up

The rumor mill regarding Sony and Microsoft next-gen consoles will not stop before the grand unveil which is due in June E3 game exhibition or a bit earlier.

A look at what you expect from both consoles, Playstation 4, PS4 (internally referred to as Orbis) and its Microsoft rival XBox 720 (internally referred to as Durango). Both consoles will feature 8-core CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz based on the new “Jaguar” technology by AMD which is currently in development. The new technology is said to offer great power consumption and raw performance.

Orbis will sport a SoC architecture packed with the latest GPU Radeon 7970M running at 850MHz and featuring 20 of AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” compute units. This specs offer up to 1.84 teraflops metric. On the other side, Durango, will probably use Radeon HD 8770 GPU, featuring 1.23 teraflops. This gives PS4 about 50% of raw power advantage.

Orbis is also said to feature 4GB of GDDR5 RAM with 512MB reserved for the operating system. While Durango is rumored to sport a set of 8GB DDR3 RAM of which 3GB reserved for the OS.

Take these speculations with a bunch of salt and expect more information and leaks on the way.

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