Today in Nerd News – The Xbox One, A Halo TV Show, and Tumblr Goes To Yahoo!


The Xbox One 

Xbox One

Many gamers have wondered what the next generation Microsoft Xbox console would look like. The wait is over. Yesterday, it was announced that the Xbox 360 is no more, and it’s being replaced by a new console called the Xbox One. And, from what we can tell, most of the rumors about it have been proven true.

Here are some of the features of the new console:

  • The Xbox One is Blu-ray compatible
  • 8 GB system memory
  • 500 GB HDD
  • 8 Core CPU
  • Live TV integration
  • Updated Kinect (now in 1080p resolution) and remote

As for new games, the only officially announced title as of now is Call of Duty: Ghosts, which I talked about in a previous post. There will be more updates on the system, it’s OS, and more titles for it at E3. And, although it wasn’t announced, I am sure this system will be ready in time for Christmas, much like their previous systems have been.

Are you interested in getting an Xbox One when it is released?

A Live-Action Halo Show?


Remember long ago when there were rumors flying about that there may be a Halo film in the works? Well, Microsoft fans were treated to a second helping of awesome yesterday when it was announced that Steven Spielberg would be directing an Xbox Live exclusive, live-action Halo TV show. And, that’s nothing to shake a plasma sword at, bub!

Other than this small announcement, there wasn’t much more said about it. However, I bet you can expect another, more information filled announcement at the San Diego Comic Con, though. But, despite the fact that Halo fans are excited for this, this move by Microsoft is a real game changer. If companies like Microsoft can start producing programs for users, will companies like Sony follow suit? Or, will Microsoft start bringing back once popular TV shows for views to enjoy once again? The possibilities could be endless!

Will you be tuning in to the Halo series?

And The Hipsters Go To The Yahoos

Yahoo and Tumblr

This week, Yahoo! bought Tumblr. I’m not going to jump around it, guys, because that’s just too mainstream. Honesty is the best policy here, and I decided to get right to it. And, to wear flannel all-day, eery-day.

In a stunning move (who knew Tumblr was for sale?) Yahoo! drops some $1.1 billion for the microblogging site, known best for funny photos, short emotional outbursts, and free nude photos. Now, some of you may be wondering if this is a powerplay, or a feeble attempt by Yahoo! to stay relevant (and cool). But, you’re all missing the most important question.

Yahoo! still has a billion dollars to throw around?

But, I couldn’t imagine Tumblr being bought by a more ironic company. Tumblr, a hive of cyber hipsterdom, is so cool that it gets bought by the most uncool company on the web, and will now share server space with the likes of omg! News. Don’t complain, guys. You wanted to be uncool, and you got it.

And, yes, we have a Tumblr, too. That’s why I can poke such great fun at the site, which I enjoy by the way. Also, you can really find nudie photos on there. Don’t take my word for it. Go on. Go have a look.

And, that’s about all you need to know to start your day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and nerd news articles. Also, be sure to check out our podcast, Let Us Podcast, now on iTunes. Also, be sure to check us out on a recent episode of All Things Good and Nerdy


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