Nvidia RTX 30 Series Just Destroyed Xbox Series X

Microsoft has been on a media blitz recently, promoting its Xbox Series X (and lower-grade Series S) game console. The company says the device will usher in a new era of home gaming. However, ahead of the Xbox Series X launch in November, the Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPUs will launch and Microsoft’s console will be instantly obsolete.

The new Nvidia 3000 Series launches September 17, 2020, and is promising big things. While the RTX 3090 is the leader of the pack with 8K/60fps capabilities and a $1,499 price tag, it’s the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 that stand out. These GPUs promise to deliver 4K abilities and significant performance gains over what the Xbox Series X is capable of.

In fact, as 4K displays become more prominent, the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 arrive at a good time. New Nvidia 3000 series silicon will standardize 4K gaming for most users who are switching to higher resolution screens.

Shifting Dynamics of the Console Market

For Microsoft, the pitch is simple. Xbox Series X is the most powerful gaming console ever, and it will cost $499. As always, the company is leaning heavily on the fact most consumers want simplicity. They want to be able to turn on a machine, pick up a controller, and play their favorite games. It will also ship with Xbox GamePass. PC gamers can tap into this subscription service to access games for a monthly fee.

Consoles have had a basic recipe for success that has served the market for decades. PCs always provide more gaming power, but most users don’t want to pay huge sums for a gaming rig. They also don’t want to get bogged down by more complexity in controls. Consoles offer a nice balance between performance, comfort, and affordability.

As we head to the ninth generation of consoles, there are some problems with this formula. Specifically, PC gaming technology is becoming increasingly compact and price competitive. In other words, it’s now possible to get high-end PC technology in console-style hardware at an affordable price.

PC Gaming Tech Can Replace Consoles

It’s taken a while to get there, but in recent years improvements in PC gaming tech make it clear consoles are under threat.

While the RTX 3080 delivers guaranteed 4K performance for $699, it’s hard to ignore the RTX 3070 for $499. Yes, that’s the same price as the Xbox Series X, but Nvidia’s baby GPU bests Microsoft’s “next-gen” console in almost every metric. Sure, 4k/60fps will depend heavily on system requirements at this level, but the RTX 3070 will easily provide 1440p/60fps gameplay.

You may already know the Xbox Series X promises 4K/60fps thanks to Microsoft tweaking AMD’s RDNA 2 chipset. However, the Nvidia’s GPU promises more power than the 12 TFlops of the Series X. IN fact, the Nvidia 3070 has over 14 teraflops at its disposal.

Is This the End of the Console Era?

That’s the multi-billion-dollar question, and the answer is probably no. Or at least, the console market will remain the go-to for many consumers during the coming years. It’s still hard to argue against the convenience of a console for someone who may not really care about the finer details of performance.

When discussing PC gaming, it is always with the caveat of cost. Nvidia has done a fantastic job creating an Xbox Series X-killing GPU (both the Nvidia 3080 and RTX 3070), but that’s only part of the puzzle. Customers still need to build a gaming rig capable of getting the most from the GPU, which would not come cheap.

Theoretically, the cheapest viable rig to see the benefits of Nvidia’s chips would cost $1,000. These days, that rig could fit into a console-size body, but there’s clearly a price difference between consoles and PC gaming that means Microsoft will remain safe for now. But make no mistake, Nvidia’s GPUs make the technology Microsoft is boasting about in the Xbox Series X seem instantly obsolete.

What About Sony and the PlayStation 5?

There’s an elephant in the room I have been ignoring. Microsoft may be relatively safe from the Xbox Series X-beating tech Nvidia is creating, but the company is on less secure ground against Sony. That’s because the Japanese company will launch the PlayStation 5 (PS5) at the same time as the Series X.

Interestingly, the PS5 also pales in comparison to the Nvidia RTX 30 GPUs, while it is even less powerful than the Xbox Series X. However, Sony is heading into the next generation of consoles on winning ground.

The PS4 dominated the Xbox One through the eighth generation. In fact, it was not even a competition, becoming one of the clearest hardware victories we have ever seen in the gaming market. There’s little reason to doubt Sony won’t continue this hot streak with the PS5.

Certainly, the signs are there that the PS5 will beat Xbox Series X in terms of sales. Firstly, many markets around the world still favor the PlayStation brand over Xbox. If those markets stay loyal, Microsoft won’t compete just from sales in the United States and the United Kingdom (where Xbox leads).

Another clear issue is Microsoft is heading into the next era of home gaming without stellar first-party exclusives. In many ways, the success of a console is defined by what exclusive games it delivers. People can play games like Watch Dogs Legion, Call of Duty, and Fortnite on both consoles. It’s the exclusive games that entice customers.

Sony has far more games that will only be available on PlayStation and nowhere else. Microsoft has few titles that jump out at launch, especially with Halo Infinite delayed until 2021. More importantly, the term “Xbox exclusive” doesn’t really exist anymore. Microsoft’s main titles, from Halo to Forza, and from Fable to Gears for War, all now get a simultaneous release on PC.

No longer do people need to buy an Xbox to get to play Microsoft’s admittedly stellar stable of exclusive properties. Instead, they can do it on PC, and ultimately as technology becomes more affordable in the PC gaming market, that could spell the end for Xbox over the long term.

A 5 Year Old Boy Hacked His Way Into Father’s XBox Account.

There is an old saying that is often thrown around quite often – “That’s so easy, a five year old could do it”, well not many of us could actually hack an Xbox Account or at least find a security flaw in it. Kristoffer Von Hassel, a 5 year old child from San Diego did just that. He became one of the hottest topics globally after hacking into his father’s XBox Account.

Five year old Hassel made the breakthrough after making several attempts to log into his father’s Xbox account. In failing to do so he was directed to a password verification screen where he repeatedly tap the space bar before pressing enter which granted him full access to the consoles functionalities.  “I was like … yeah!” young Kristoffer told KGTV interviewers.

“How awesome is that! Just being 5 years old and being able to find a vulnerability and latch onto that. I thought that was pretty cool.” beamed Kristoffer’s dad who was delighted with his son discovery.

Kristoffer admitted that after discovering the Xbox’s flaw he decided to keep the secret to himself but was afraid that someone would have found out and stole his father’s console. Since then his father has reported the security flaw to Microsoft whom has reward the family with a free one year Xbox Live Account, four free games and US$50 cash.

“We’re always listening to our customers and thank them for bringing issues to our attention. We take security seriously at Xbox and fixed the issue as soon as we learned about it.” said Microsoft in a statement release.

Kristoffer apparently has an eye for game development in the future but a few more of these discoveries and we are sure he will be influenced to pursue a career in the computer security field.

Delta Six — The Cool New FPS Controller

Cheer up gamers! Your all time fantasized FPS remote controller is now a reality. That’s right, with the most popular titles of all time like Call of Duty and Battlefield you need to have this FPS controller. It changes the entire gaming experience. The product inventor David Kotkin felt that its the right time to make these FPS battles more realistic with his new gaming controller.

Delta six is like an assault rifle and is produced to give you a immersive gaming experience. It allows you to be part of the game as if you are the soldier of time. The plus point of this action based controller is that it is compatible with all the major platforms like Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Delta Six carries all of the game controls and dozens of cool features right inside the gun. You can move with your gun, change magazines, pull with your chest to hold your breath in game, recoiling of the gun when a shot is fired and much more.

If you want to support this project you can check it out at Kickstarter. Below is the video of the gun. Let us know in the comment box that how you feel about the Delta Six Controller.

Next Generation Xbox Reveals On May 21

So the wait is finally over! Cheer up Xbox fans as Microsoft has announced the unveiling date of their new generation Xbox. So mark your calendars because according to the invitation, the event will take place at the Xbox campus in Redmond, Washington at 10:00 AM on May 21. There is no more news about the name, specs, design of the next generation Xbox so wait for its launch. It is also being speculated that along with the next generation console, Microsoft will also announce the next generation Kinect.

We are excited to see this launch event and watch what Microsoft brings to table. What games would be there on the launch event and how will Microsoft push its barriers once again in front of its old rival Sony.

Will the next gen Xbox be able to cross Sony PS4? What are your reviews, tell us in the comment box below.

Features Reveiled For Upcoming Xbox

The next generation Xbox is presumably set to debut at next year’s E3. Some features of Xbox have been unveiled by Xbox World magazine. According to them the new gaming machine will have a quad-core processor along with 8 Gb of RAM. Beyond these specs, the new Xbox will ship with Kinect 2.0 and augmented reality capability. According to the news, the augmented reality will be driven by a pair of glasses (might be Google glasses!?) Moreover Blu-ray support is supposedly a lock as well. So far these are the top new features of upcoming Xbox.

Previously Microsoft made a huge amount of sales over Xbox 360. So far the new Xbox is promising a lot of fun with a whole new dimension of gaming. Lets just wait and watch how Microsoft comes up with their new gaming machine in next year’s E3

The Hardcore Gamer

This guy is truly a legendary gamer! One should pay regard to the efforts he put in making such a tremendous gaming fever show. The guy so far known as the 16bitghost, from his Youtube channel, posted a video showing his room in which he had 24 different gaming consoles since the beginning of time! He has a specially-made rack to put all of his consoles in where they can be easily attached to his wall mounted Sony LCD. Along with all these consoles, he has racks of all-time famous games from every platform. I personally have never seen any person having such a huge amount of money to spend on gaming. I wonder what he does for a living. He might as well be the role model for all hardcore gamers out there. Take a look at the video and pictures below.

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The New Xbox Rumored To Be Coming In 2013

Microsoft has always been a great competent to provide the best of gaming, since after the remarkable success of Xbox 360 and beating all the records for gaming stations out there now Microsoft finally planing to show something new. As we reported from IGN we got to know that the Microsoft states that their new gaming console that is the successor of Xbox 360 will come in the end of 2013, probably in October or November.

Now the good part is that IGN also stated that they have been reported by Microsoft that the new gaming console will be six times more powerful in gaming and graphics then the current Xbox 360. It surely sounds like a huge challenge for Wii and Playstation. Since by now Wii is taking the dominance in the new gaming by their new Wii station which has a tablet like remote and is now Times best gaming station out there.

Microsoft is about to put a great challenge to its rival companies, even who knows they might get the chance to beat the Playstation 4 as well. Currently the Xbox is using ATI graphic chips to give the best quality of the graphics. The new Xbox is rumored to have AMD Radeon HD 6670 offering support for DirectX 11 and will be coming with Multi display output with 3D and 1080p HD output as well.

Moreover it is also confirmed by Microsoft that the new Xbox will be able to record you movies, TV shows and this time your gaming sessions as well.

Surely the fans boys can’t wait to see the new generation Xbox!

Android and iOS Powered with Xbox Live

Since after the successful launch of Xbox Live feature on Window phone 7 due to the growing market of Xbox, Microsoft realize that their all fans and customers can not be bound till Microsoft to enjoy all the features and experiences of Xbox so they planned to launch the Xbox Live app for iOS and Android as well. So soon we will be watching Xbox Live app in market for Android and in iOS at Apple store, as they company have started working on it.

We hope in future Microsoft will be focusing more towards the enhancement of Kinect based development for mobile handsets.

Top 10 Geek gifts

Being a technology website, we had to come up with a list of best gifts for your geek friends out there. So, here are some geeky gifts that can amaze your geek friends.

No 10. The Geek Atlas

If you are a geek, there is a good chance that you don’t like visiting typical historical places. Exactly at that is when this atlas comes in, it provides you information about a good number, in-fact 128, of geeky places you might want to visit on your next world tour.

Click here to see it at Amazon

No 9. Pen-shaped spy camera

It’s time for some geeky spy action. This 2GB pen can store upto 5 hours of video and has a battery that can last close to 100 minutes in one go. Can come in very handy when you want to record you rival geek’s passwords. Oops!

Click here for more details

No 8. Surround sound headphones

There is no substitute for a good sound system and 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound speakers are perfect gifts for your geek friends.

No 7. Blu-Ray Rewriter

Possibly the hottest item that nobody has (almost). Burning upto 50GB of data at once can come in pretty handy for those geeks who have tons of data stored in their computer.

Top 10 gadgets 2010

While companies try to recover from global financial crisis, the market is still sort of brimming with new and cutting edge gadgets implementing the latest discoveries and developments. Today we take a look at the coolest gadgets of 2010(including released and upcoming, both).

No 10. Polk HitMaster Gaming Audio System

Sing-along games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are immensely popular among the masses and you won’t be doing justice to them by playing on an age-old speaker system. This is why Polk made this high-end audio speaker and amplifier system provides the right way to game and it can be comfortably plugged into every gaming system. This gadget from Polk throws out an awesome 80 watts of powerful neat sound.

No 9. Panasonic 3D Camcorder AG-3DA1

It is the world’s first professional and fully integrated full HD camcorder. Equipped with dual lenses and 2 full 1920×1080 2.07 megapixel imagers, it can record everything from 24p to 1080/60i. The price is, well, $21000. It is scheduled to unleash for fall.