Rand and Jez are back again for the weekly Xbox Two Podcast and this week the guys willl be talking about Microsoft's Project xCloud and the streaming war that is coming, the rumors surrounding Xbox buying Obsidian, if you should get hyped for X018 and much more!!
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Google is shady but Microsoft does what good? They just started making high quality laptops..Xbox lost 3 gen in a row, zoom, the phones...I mean really office royalties keeps them above water.
Chrome is the most popular browser, Google is the most popular search engine, they came out after Alexa but now rival Alexa, what company has one of the better smartphones that are made right now, Google has way better technology than Microsoft. a Microsoft can do a lot with technology but they don't seem to be using it. I mean one company is winning the other is trying to regain assemblance of control.
objectively looking at it Google is a more important company and they have better Services than Microsoft I don't know how you could be at Microsoft fanboy in 2018...not Xbox but Microsoft
I say let yourself get hyped. What's the worst that can happen? Some video game stuff doesn't go the way you hoped? That stuff is so inconsequential to the rest of everyday life. Let yourself get excited about something and if it doesn't go the way you hoped just shrug your shoulders and move on.
These guys week after week love to put Down PUBG So I guess they don't realize or care that PUBG Is the 3rd most played game in the world today as we speak It's hugely successful and going strong I'm addicted to this game and my friends are it's absolutely One of the best games that I've ever Played
Johnny Wellman I’m sure they know all that and most gamers as well, on the corporate side, it’s great for them to have a part of the PUBG pie but on the gamers side, people see God Of War, Spider-Man on a 1.8 TLOPs console and Sea Of Thieves, State Of Decay 2 on the world most powerful console and it doesn’t look great.
3:22 Rand Hit 20k Subs & Special Giveaway
8:08 Crackdown 3
15:55 What Rand & Jez Have Been Playing
23:02 Rand & Black Ops 4
24:56 Fallout 76 New Gameplay
29:20 The Switch a Dust Collector (LOL)
35:22 Xbox Buying Obsidian
1:05:46 Project XCloud
1:31:26 Next-Gen Starting Next Year?
1:37:43 Rand & Jez Answer Questions
The biggest problem with game streaming is imagine having Xbox’s service but EA , Activision, Ubisoft and Every other big develop create their own service you are not going to get any good games on Xbox’s service Plus why would indie developers which include some big ones like CD Project Red put their games on Xbox’s service when they could sell their games on PlayStation for $60 each, it just won’t work unless Microsoft pay hundreds of millions of dollars for each new game they put on the service. If you look at Gamepass at the moment 99.999% of the games on it are old games no top quality AAA new exclusives except what Xbox are creating and I don’t see them making enough games to make it interesting Let’s be honest these five new studios they bought are small studios that have made small games and that’s what they’ll continue to make.
Your logic has a vital flaw. Those game developers you mentioned, as big as they are, don't have the infrastructure and technology to pull off a streaming service.
I think you are forgetting that Microsoft acquired Playground Games and they are a AAA studio. Ninja Theory was a smaller indie studio that created a AAA game and now they have grown much larger. All of the studios are growing at a tremendous rate.
That is true and possible, however those third parties don’t have the infrastructure and cloud backend that Xbox and MS have which as people are speculating is key to getting input lag down and making the service decent unlike previous attempts. In the long run it might be cheaper for ea and others to be on Xbox’s network rather than trying to build or rent their own cloud.
Old School Gamer Because xbox could deny those games being played on the xbox which would mean millions of dollars of loss for the game makers But Microsoft is buying studios right and left they are going to have so many studios they're gonna make a lot of games
In regards to the blades servers question, servers are typically made of multiples motherboards with one of more CPUs on them with multiples RAM sticks and storage solution. As in the situation where you want to download a game from a server or load a photo from a social media website, the workload implied is straightfoward and doesn't request as many things at the same time as a game do. If you download a photo, the processor attached to the hard drive your specific picture is, would send you the picture using maybe 0.01% of his processing power. With games, the server have to use his GPU as much as a typical gaming PC would, the RAM usage would be the same as a game and for the CPU as well. In the situation where those servers are made of Xbox One S, it's pretty much all you will get. Servers don't combine their power per say, it's the type of workload that can or not be shared or divided within your servers. Things like games, I don't see it happening anytime soon, specially with console grades motherboards; but for calulations, deep learning and such which are mostly based on maths that you can split all the equations across all the cores/threads in a sequential manner, then we can talk about combining servers performance per say, yes. The same concept apply to why processors with more cores don't typically do that well for games, the workload in a game isn't sequential and the request made to the hardware like the CPU aren't independant from each others, they have to work well in tandem. The softwares including games don't use all the cores automatically, the developpers have to code the game to scale on the cores, it takes more time as you scale the workload on more cores when the load isn't independant as a list of équations. Also, in a perfect world it would be great to have games that scale on so many cores but you hit a diminishing returns as you don't have many people out there with let's say 10 cores CPUs; it comes a time when you are better improving certain aspect before trying to appeal the 5% of the users that have such CPUs and are using it for gaming.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.