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Xbox Scorpio Dev Kit's Built-In Screen Can Show More Than Just Framerates

Xbox Scorpio Dev Kit's Built-In Screen Can Show More Than Just Framerates

As we've seen before, the development kit version of Project Scorpio features a screen on the front panel that can display technical information, such as the current framerate. But it turns out it can also show a lot more.


A new look at the dev kit's front panel has been shared on Twitter by Windows Central's Jez Corden, who describes it at "fully programmable." You can see in action in the video below.



There are more mundane options, such as displaying different fonts, as well as one that allows it to display actual videos--the example we see shows computer-generated dolphins swimming around. This can be customized to add or remove dolphins; there's also a specific option to add 12 dolphins at once because, as the menu puts it, "Why not?"


Microsoft previously released images of the Scorpio dev kit, which is the system used by companies developing games and software. We don't yet know what the final, consumer version of Scorpio will look like, nor what it will cost or be called.


Technical information and specs for Scorpio were released earlier this year, and Microsoft is expected to share much more about the system at E3 next month. Scorpio is essentially a souped-up Xbox One that plays the same games as existing models, similar to how the PlayStation 4 Pro relates to the PS4.


We recently built a PC using Scorpio's specs to see how it would perform. You can read about how that turned out here.

Bloody Day

Bloody Day

Play Bloody Day for free! - Use your MOUSE to guide the crosshairs and LEFT CLICK to shoot at the running stickmen. Shoot the white silhouettes that pass by. Gun them down with 3 different types of guns. You need to aim at fatal parts of their bodies e.g. heart, head etc. to get a kill on the first shot. If you get a leg or back, no worries - just shoot again to finish off the job completely. It's so much fun to see them writhe in pain and attempt to make it to the other side.

Madden 18 Cover Star Tom Brady Jokes About Madden Curse In Silly Video

Madden 18 Cover Star Tom Brady Jokes About Madden Curse In Silly Video

Last week, EA announced Tom Brady as the cover star for Madden 18. Given his stature as one of the league's best, most reliable players, some Patriots fans might be concerned about the so-called Madden Curse. Brady himself said in a statement that he doesn't believe in it (despite what happened last year) and now his team has put out a very silly video that expands on that even further.


In this TB12 video, Brady attends a fake board meeting of sorts where he criticizes his team for making him wear a "TB12 Performance Safety Bubble" that prevents him from injuries but negatively impacts his lifestyle and training. It gets better from there, leading up to something even worse (for Brady) at the end. Take a look:



In other Madden 18 news, creative director Rex Dickson has teased some of the new game mode styles that players can select in the upcoming pro football game. The options include Arcade, Simulation, and Competitive. You can see full descriptions for each of these in the image below.



Brady is one of the NFL's more polarizing players. A lot of people love him and a lot of people love to hate him. Not everyone on EA's own Madden development team likes him. Dickson, the game's creative director, (jokingly?) tweeted that he wished EA would have OK'ed the following cover art proposal:



Madden 18 launches on August 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though there are multiple ways to play early. The game's first teaser trailer suggests that it will have some kind of story mode, possibly not unlike FIFA's The Journey. More details will be announced at EA Play during E3 in June.