EVO Revealed

Today the Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation announced that the Evo: Phase One media entertainment console will go on sale via the internet October 20, 2006. The suggested retail price is $679.95. (80 GB HDD) The system will ship with the Akimbo video on demand application pre-installed, plus, customers can apply an additional discount on over 1,600 games from the Evo:  Direct store upon purchase of their EVO unit.        Evo: Phase One combines computer, media center, and PC gaming into one unit. The system will also boast amazing graphics supported by the Sapphire  RADEON HDMI  X1600 Pro graphic card. The Sapphire RADEON X1600 Pro has 12 pixel pipelines that provides the highest graphics performance in its class even for shader intensive gaming. Equipped with 128MB of DDR3 memory and  this model features clock speeds of 500MHz (core) and 800MHz (memory). Other key features include customized liquid cooling system, built-in biometric fingerprint reader and digital video recording features.  EVO is designed much like a PC, customers can purchase extended warranties and get next day onsite assistance or 24/7 IT phone service and remote access service packages. The system’s online and networkability will be more apparent in phase two and customized games will be available as the systems continues to expand. EVO will give customers the option to upgrade certain aspects of the system.  The EVO:  Phase One will offer one package option, with the suggested retail price of $679.99.  The package will carry one wireless PC game controller and  a EVO: Direct discount card. Other accessories will sell separately. In addition, customers can order customize EVO paint applications upon request.     Derrick Samuels CEO and Founder reported today. “Evo will be one of the first true gaming hybrid consoles that will be built -to-order with few restrictions, but at the same time offer a platform that will constantly evolve to suit the customer’s need.  Evo is a computer but it will also provide the entire family the opportunity to access the different applications throughout the home via wireless network.” Samuels added, “ The final hardware units should be done in late August and is greatly improved from the unit displayed at E3 this year in Los Angeles. Upon request units will be available for review.  Envizions’ goal is to build on quality, service and reliability.  To reward our customers we plan to ship all pre-orders first since the unit will have a limited release qualities  available at launch.”

kingboy6284d ago

Phantom... cough ..cough !!

TheXgamerLive6284d ago (Edited 6284d ago )

I do believe that this is going in the right direction though. I know MS is considering that the next XBOX system to which I'll call XBOX ALIVE will be both a PC compatible and Console gaming system.
It would make it start out with a library of millions of games, well ok not millions but mega games to be sure. I think vista is the stepping stone to that happening. Vista will sort of be the test drive if you will. MS has it going on, Oh yeah:))

CrizzleC246284d ago

If this actually works and comes out in october than im getting it...but if its another phantom then im a no go. As long as i can buy pc games for it and put my movie editing/mixing software than its a deal.

specialguest6284d ago

this is one of those " why buy this when i already have a PC for gaming and extra " situation. i don't see how this will make it.

Jak4ever6283d ago (Edited 6283d ago )

Envizions Computer Entertainment has got to be kidding me with this!.. ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS?? who in there right mind is going to buy this pile of __ for 679? especially when the Ps3 is lower in price and still debated. .. this has got to be a marketing scheme of some sort, maybe they know its going to fail but just want to get the company name out to the masses?? i dont know.

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Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance11382d ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH1d 17h ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly1d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.

savedsynner1d 14h ago

Not sure why the downvotes...probably people who have 0 dev experience(or socialists lol). Competition is essentially for quality products.

KwietStorm_BLM1d 14h ago

Get out of here being logical and level headed on the internet. You can only spread hatred and be obstinate with zero exceptions. Obviously nobody being overly dramatic and critical has ever made a mistake. Otherwise they wouldn't be so quick to place permanent judgement on anyone....

mike32UK1d 12h ago

Absolutely not, they've been proven to be chancers. The only reason they are doing a 180 is because they know the alternative is to keep getting shit for being greedy ultimately leading to their failure as a company

anast1d 11h ago

Corporations need to be treated harshly if you want them to change, of course.

notachance1d 11h ago


Game development is very costly and takes very long time, only a fool decides on the core engine purely because “muh healthy competition” and risk the chance of Unity making another shitty decision down the line and ruining years of work.

babadivad1d 5h ago

They have lost all trust and there's no coming back.

JackBNimble1d 3h ago

Would you give someone a second chance if they walked up to you and kicked you in the nuts?

Why does unity deserve a second chance? They only walked this back because of the backlash, give them a chance and they will only try it again.

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savedsynner1d 14h ago

Eh, they are a HUGE game dev engine. Def not dead but massive PR blunder.

ABizzel11d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

It’s definitely not too little too late. Companies have been making crazy decisions this entire generation and people have moved right past it.

PS5 Price Hike, XBL Gold doubling in price, Series Price Hike, Games going for $70, etc…. It’s in the news and media for a month or two, then the vast majority of people and gamers don’t care anymore as they move on to the next news topic. Meanwhile, those who games using the Engine are the ones who have to actually do the communicating and work to make sure the solution is fair and balanced for all parties and so they can continue their work. If there is no resolve for all parties after this then there’s no coming back.

What they did do is give Unreal Engine 5 an unneeded advantage over them which was the most ignorant thing they could have done.

Rebel_Scum20h ago

I think you underestimate how long and badly a lot of users on here hold a grudge. They’ve got the sharpest axes.

I agree with your not too little too late sentiment. Everyone makes a bad decision at some point. Let’s see if they can rectify and improve in a way that benefits them, consumers and developers before we start frothing at the mouth.

neomahi1d 8h ago

Sounds familiar doesn't it? Like when Don Mattrick invited everyone to Redmond to unveil a certain console. Phil Spencers been and most definitely his right hand man Executive Fanboy Aaron Greenberg (Head of Marketing - Why would you put a guy like this as your head of marketing, honestly) have been caught in the same thing. Phil Spencer's just as bad and as much of a two-faced about faced liar as Don Mattrick, they just put his under bite more. He's obviously not as stressed because he's packed on a ton of weight sitting as his desk with his feet kicked up playing his Switch and shoving his mouth full cause he's fat now too

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shinoff21832d ago

Pretty much. Any devs future games should not start on unity. They've shown their cards like ms with the original Xbox one reveal.

XiNatsuDragnel2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Too late you guys just loss so hard imo.

Kaii2d ago

You shot your credibility, and wtfudge are you using 7,700 employees 4?


staticall1d 20h ago

First, they've removed Terms of Service from github, just 'cuz, so no more transparency (is there a new version? What changed? Read ToS every week with a lawyer to be safe), the trust is broken.
Then, they also started requiring 3 day online check ups. And they also increased the price of the subscriptions, 'cause why not?!
After that, they introduce those ridiculous runtime fees. And after developers started to revolt, what they do? They didn't back down, instead they tried to move some numbers around to make it "easier to understand and accept". And keep in mind, if you install a game, that's +1 install. But if you uninstall and reinstall right away, that's another +1 install. This can be exploited and probably will be. And it's applied to your every developed game, not just newely created ones.

Say "thanks" to your new EA exec and it's "great" ideas (yes, "it's"; don't this it has a soul or anything human anymore), this company can't and shouldn't be trusted anymore, by anyone. They became too greedy and will now try to slowly screw you over. This is not some one small misstep, this is a calculated plan. They deserve what they're getting.

And this is happening when Unreal Engine will start taking money from you after you've earned $1.000.000 in a year (and if they change ToS and you disagree with it, you can continue using your current version without any extra strings attached). And you also have free Godot, O3DE and others.

anast1d 11h ago

Godot is a good option for those that don't have monster PCs.