There is no upgrade fee for customers upgrading from an Xbox One S or Xbox One X to the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. However, customers upgrading from an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console will be charged a £15 'Microsoft upgrade fee'. Also, it's worth noting that if you only pay for your current subscription up to the minimum window, then you'll have to trade in that console (and the provided peripherals) to upgrade, but if you make your full payments then you get to keep the current console. … [Read more...] about Xbox All Access price, games and everything you need to know
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The best thing most of us can do to fight COVID-19 is to stay at home, but if you have a computer, and are in the mood for puzzles, you could play Foldit, a free game—in existence since 2008—that helps scientists design drugs to combat diseases. Dr David Baker, a professor of biochemistry—along with his team at the University of Washington, Seattle—are searching for proteins that could stop the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells. Like other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 infects cells via its “spike protein” that latches onto certain human cells, letting it pass through the external membrane to multiply inside. Dr Baker’s team is seeking a protein that can grab the coronavirus’ spike protein and block its entry into cells. Such proteins could be developed into antiviral drugs to lessen the severity of patients’ symptoms. But finding these specific proteins is a daunting task, he says. His team uses custom computer … [Read more...] about How you can help researchers fight COVID-19 by playing a game
How does it differ from the Xbox Series X? The Series S is about a half the size of the Series X. That's in line with the spec differences, which include the same eight-core AMD processor running at a slower 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with simultaneous multithreading, or SMT), a 512GB SSD and a similar AMD RDNA 2.0 GPU with half the compute units (20) and a slower clock speed (1.565GHz). It also has only 10GB of GDDR6 (8GB at 224GB/s allocated to GPU, 2GB at 56GB/s, compared to 16GB), which results in one-third of the bandwidth, 4TFLOPS instead of 12TFLOPS. … [Read more...] about Xbox Series S price is $299 and preorders start Sept. 22: Everything we know
Austria Belgium Canada Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Spain South Korea Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Will Xbox Game Pass expand to more countries? Considering the expansion it's already undergone coming to new countries, it's within reason that Xbox game streaming will expand to more in the future. Microsoft has not commented on which countries it is looking to add to the list. We'll be sure to update you when we learn more. … [Read more...] about Which regions is Xbox Game Pass for Android (xCloud) available in?
Sarah Tew/CNET Aside from its striking design, the most novelty seems to be in the new DualSense controller. Sony has replaced rumble with more sensation-specific haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, which may deliver a much better gaming experience as long as developers opt to support them; the only title for which it was mentioned was Insomniac's Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart. Plus, it's got new speakers and mics for chat and a USB-C connection. The PS5 is jumping to solid-state storage, too, making it a better match for large game downloads. … [Read more...] about Sony PS5 vs. Microsoft Xbox Series X: The best new game console for holiday 2020