Why Microsoft Lost E3 (Badly)

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“We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality,”

Quote from Mike Nichols chief marketing officer for gaming via Game Industry.biz interview.

Previously when hyping their new Xbone 1 X 1 X Scorpion X 1 back at E3 2016 Phil Spencer (fans hailed xbox saviour and head of Xbox) said on stage that the Xbox One X would become the industry’s next VR-compatible console, positioning the platform to compete with Sony’s VR with what he called “high fidelity VR.” …Well so much for that! [Read more…]

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RIP Flat Gaming 2017

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Woob – Tokyo Run – Hidden Mainframe Accessed

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With the recent move into VR (more below) I thought I’d do a check on how many have hacked into the mainframe. Incredibly 11 people have now managed to bypass the Level 4 keycard and accessed the system simply by viewing Tokyo Run. Now this may not seem like a significant number but it’s not an easy task – major patience and commitment is required! Personally I was expecting 1 or 2 at most. So congratulations to the few who have gained access and for the rest yet to try here’s the blurb from the original post.

As you can see the film features an access card not unlike the Return to the City Keycard. In the real world a Series 9, Level 4 Keycard gave you access to the ‘Mainframe’ – a beta version of the forthcoming Woob track. The film teases ‘Mainframe Access lies within’ so connect the dots add a little patience some simple guesswork/deciphering and see where it gets you!

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Recently however another way to decipher the content has arisen. Tokyo Run now resides inside it’s own virtual arcade cabinet on a giant wraparound screen within the VR Technolust Beta (seen below). You probably need a healthy dose of midi-chlorians in your system to decipher it in this way but the visual assault is significantly more potent. More details in this post

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