05 / 28 / 13
Generation 'One': The XBox of the Future

morningamp:

With the Xbox one, Microsoft’s big goal is to take over the living room and become the quote ‘one’ box you need for everything. Thus, given the name. So they’ve done a lot of things to promote the idea that TV, watching movies, and watching sports and listening to music is going to be a big part of what Xbox One is. […] Microsoft is trying to ‘future proof’ this. They want it to be the one box you need for the next decade or so. They make sure they have all the fancy technology in there.
-Marty Hess, PixelRated.com writer

Our tech correspondent and PixelRated.com blogger, Marty Hess recapped Microsoft’s more detailed announcement of their next generation video gaming system, that’s also all about TV, movies, music, and sports. Yet to be answered is whether the console will always be “on,” tracking movement and feeding data back to its overlord. Marty joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning by phone to dish on the details of this up and coming “future proof” console.

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05 / 07 / 13
Google Glass Wearfare: The Reality of Going Mainstream

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A recent Wired article asked whether the Google Glass is, like the Segway, too dorky to succeed. And with pricing and initial giveaways, the majority of users are white men in the tech world, not exactly a fashion maven’s dream clientele. Marty Hess of PixelRated.com joined AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the device’s possibilities for a wider audience, and how realistic will it be to use on a day-to-day basis for the average joe.

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02 / 27 / 13
Marty Hess probes into Sony's New Chapter after announcement of PS4

morningamp:

Well that’s the big gamble, you always want to control the living room space and everything that’s going through it. They are doing a lot to make this a system that people want to play with and want to use beyond video games. This presentation really focused on the games[…] there are also going to be a lot of social features that you can use including on the new dual shock 4 controller which will replace all the Playstation 3 controllers, there is a share button you can press and you can press that and you can share out any game playing that you’re doing, and post those clips directly to Facebook, OR you can stream them out through u stream and people can watch you play live.” - Marty Hess from PixelRated.com

Last Wednesday, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4, during a two-hour event held in NYC and live streamed to more than 7.5 million viewers. Marty Hess of PixelRated.com called the Morning AMp and told hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams exactly how excited he is to play on it and what games are being developed.

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