All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘durango’

Next Xbox To Feature Greatly Improved Speech Recognition [Rumor]

Despite being one of the coolest features in Kinect, its voice recognition software was often overlooked in favor of arm waving shenanigans. That may not be the case with the next Xbox as Microsoft is rumored to be greatly expanding the software with new features and functionality. The Verge reports that the next Xbox “will support wake on voice, natural …

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Durango AKA Xbox 720 Specs Unveiled [Rumor]

The first half of the year before E3 is always full of rumors pertaining to what the major players in the gaming industry are going to show off. It’s a little different this year, however, as we have two new game consoles on the way from Sony and Microsoft. All the attention will be directed at the new hardware, and …

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Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Takes Gaming Beyond the Edge of the TV Screen

Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s department for experimental computer science projects, has unveiled the “IllumiRoom,” a projector system that extends the action in video games beyond the edge of the TV screen. What’s most impressive about it is that it doesn’t require a flat white background to work properly. Microsoft is currently demoing the project at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). …

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Microsoft Buys R2 Studios, Begins Countdown to Big E3 Announcement

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has purchased R2 Studios, a home automation technology startup. According to unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” the company will become part of Microsoft’s Xbox unit. The cost of the acquisition has not been revealed. R2 Studios, fully named id8 Group R2 Studios, was founded by Blake Krikorian, the co-inventor of the …

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It Looks Like The Next Xbox Is Launching Next Year [Rumor]

Going against tradition, Nintendo was the first to launch a next generation console this time with the Wii U. Sony and Microsoft are still trying to squeeze a few more years out of increasingly aged hardware, but it looks like Microsoft will also be launching the next Xbox next year. Bloomberg reports that the next Xbox will be launching in …

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Next-Gen Xbox to Feature an “Innovative” Controller [RUMOR]

Not much has been revealed about Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox console since the rumor back in September that the device might be delayed due to manufacturing difficulties. In fact, not much has been revealed about the console since the massive leak of a Microsoft planning document back in June. Now, the upcoming Xbox World magazine issue is devoting several pages …

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Next-Gen Xbox Console Could Be Delayed [RUMOR]

Everyone is expecting a new game console from Microsoft next year. Nintendo is set to kick off the next console cycle with the Wii U later this November. The beautiful games shown at this year’s E3 make it painfully obvious that new hardware is coming soon. The leaks pertaining to the next Xbox, codenamed “Durango,” are becoming more frequent. All …

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Next-Gen Xbox Dev Kit Sells On eBay For $20,000

Microsoft doesn’t want to acknowledge it, but we all know a new Xbox is coming soon. The only thing we know for certain is that its codename is Durango. Everything else at this point is purely conjecture. We might know a bit more soon if an eBay listing that popped up over the weekend is legitimate. In what might be …

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Kinect 2 Preview Photo Leaked Online

The gaming industry is experiencing the first console cycle change-over to happen in the age of Twitter and other powerful social media outlets. Where in the past gamers had to wait for hardware manufacturers to announce upcoming console features, now they only have to wait for the leaks to occur. Just this week, a Microsoft job posting implied that the …

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Sony Hoping To Get “Orbis” Out Before “Durango” [Rumor]

The war is on! The rumors are picking up and going into over drive! The next consoles are on their way from both Microsoft and Sony. It has already been confirmed by both Sony and Microsoft that there will be now new console announcement from either of them at this years E3. So that means unless something amazing happens, we …

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