All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Xbox 720’

There Won’t Be A Subsidized Version Of The Next Xbox [Rumor]

One of the better deals in gaming today is a $99 Xbox 360 that’s subsidized with two years of Xbox Live. Rumors suggested that Microsoft would be doing the same with the next Xbox, but those plans may have been scrapped. Paul Thurrot reports that Microsoft has ditched its plans for a subsidized Xbox. The news comes from a recent …

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The Next Xbox Will Still Work Without An Internet Connection

One of the more controversial rumors surrounding the next Xbox is that it would require an always online Internet connection. Some rumors even said that the next Xbox can only remain offline for three minutes before interrupting a game to troubleshoot the connection. Those concerned will be happy to know then that Microsoft won’t require an always online connection, at …

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Will The Next Xbox Be Called The Xbox Fusion?

It’s pretty much a given that the next Xbox won’t be called the Xbox 720. As for the actual name, we just don’t know yet. Some have speculated that it would be called the Xbox 8 or Xbox Infinity, but a recent domain name grab from Microsoft points to an entirely different name. Fusible reports that Microsoft has registered multiple …

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IllumiRoom Has The Potential To Be The Next Big Thing In Gaming

One of the coolest inventions shown at CES was IllumiRoom, a projector technology from Microsoft that would expand the gaming experience beyond the TV. In other words, it would display visuals from the game on the wall around the TV to create an immersive experience. The original demo released during CES only showed IllumiRoom in action. The new demo goes …

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The Next Xbox Will Be Unveiled On May 21

Earlier this month, rumors sprang up that Microsoft would be revealing the next Xbox on May 21. It turns out that those rumors were right on the money. Microsoft announced via its Facebook page and Major Nelson’s blog that the next Xbox will be unveiled on May 21 at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST The event will take place at …

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The Next Xbox Wants To Take Over Your TV [Rumor]

Families that own a game console tend to keep it as a central part of the living room experience. They watch Netflix, Hulu and other digital programming all through the console. There’s always been one aspect of the living room entertainment ecosystem that game consoles have yet to crack though – the TV. The Verge reports that the next Xbox …

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Next Xbox Is Powered By AMD Jaguar CPU, Ditches Backwards Compatibility [Report]

During the PS4 reveal in February, Sony revealed that the console would be using AMD’s new Jaguar x86 system-on-a-chip architecture that combines a CPU and a GPU onto a single chip. There were rumors that Microsoft would be doing the same with the next Xbox, and a new report adds more fuel to the fire. Speaking to those familiar with …

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Xbox Special Event Planned For May 21 [Report]

After Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 in February, everybody turned to Microsoft expecting a reveal of the next Xbox. Previous rumors suggested an April showing, but a new report says that we won’t be seeing anything about the new console until May. Paul Thurrot revealed during the latest “What the Tech?!” podcast that Microsoft would be unveiling its next Xbox …

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The Next Xbox Can Remain Offline For Only Three Minutes [Rumor]

One of the more persistent rumors about the next Xbox is that it will require an always online Internet connection. New reports seem to suggest that this particular rumor may be fact. Sources speaking to Kotaku are saying that the next Xbox will require an Internet connection when launching games or apps on the console. It’s similar to systems in …

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Check Out Some Gameplay From Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Earlier this month, Ubisoft revealed that the next Assassin’s Creed game would be titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The announcement came with a CG trailer that didn’t show any gameplay, but it did make PETA look more foolish than usual. Now Ubisoft is ready to show some gameplay from the latest Assassin’s Creed title, and I can confirm, based …

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Microsoft To Get Exclusive EA Content On Next Xbox [Rumor]

EA has been a strong supporter of the PlayStation 3 since the early days. That tight relationship has continued into the present with Battlefield 3 DLC hitting the PS3 first before the other platforms. Now the publisher may be switching sides. CVG reports that Microsoft and EA have partnered up for some unnamed exclusive content for the next Xbox. The …

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Next Generation Kinect To Have Higher Resolution, Larger Viewing Field [Rumor]

Microsoft’s Kinect was a pretty revolutionary piece of technology. It’s unfortunate that many of the games released for it have turned out to be so bad. That may not change with the rumored next generation Kinect, but the technology is definitely getting a major upgrade. VGLeaks, the source behind the recent next Xbox and PS4 specs leak, comes the latest …

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CD Projekt RED Talks Up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

RPG fans everywhere thanked their respective deities when CD Projekt RED announced last week that it would be finishing up Geralt of Rivia’s story in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Now the developers are beginning to divulge details on what next game will bring to the table, and the lessons learned from The Witcher 2. As part of being Game …

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Next Xbox Requires Kinect, Will Always Be Watching You [Rumor]

Microsoft caused a small panic a while back when it patented a method that would allow it to determine how many people were in a room at any given time. It would presumably use the Kinect camera to block movies from playing if more people were present than what the film license allowed. It’s super creepy, and it may just …

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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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Next Xbox To Have Always Online DRM [Rumor]

One of the very first rumors concerning the next Xbox was that the console would block used games. After the rumor hit the streets, many disregarded as it as just that – a rumor. It’s hard to believe Microsoft would cut off the used game market and risk angering pretty much every games retailer – including GameStop. Since then, the …

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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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Sony Exec Teases PS4 Reveal In May

We all know that the next Xbox and PlayStation will be revealed this year. The most obvious place for a reveal would be at the annual E3 show in June, but a Sony exec recently teased that we may see the PS4 even sooner than that. Speaking to Chilean tech Web site, Emol, Sony’s VP of Home Entertainment, Hiroshi Sakamoto, …

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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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Can Google Predict The Winner Of The Console War Before It Even Happens?

At some point next year, Microsoft is going to release its new game console. Soon after, Sony will release the next PlayStation. These two systems will be competing once again to control your living room. Who’s going to win? A simple Google search may tell you. Ludos Mundi recently looked into Google Trends for both PS4 and Xbox 720. According …

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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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Is The Xbox 720 Launching In The Next 18 Months?

The next-gen circus is upon us and everybody has something to say about the next wave of game consoles from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. The Wii U is still a relative mystery even though it’s launching later this year. We actually know more about the next Xbox and PlayStation console thanks to leaks. One thing all three have in common, …

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Xbox 8: When Microsoft Secures Domain Names, Speculation is Inevitable

The next Xbox console — Durango, or Xbox 720, depending on who you talk to — probably won’t hit retail shelves until the end of 2013, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating wildly about the magical delights the machine will deliver upon its release. Adding fuel to the fire is Microsoft’s recent acquisition of several domain names from a …

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EA President Says EA Gaming is Going 100% Digital

Gamers have known for years now that the transition to all-digital gaming is coming. For PC gaming, that transition has already largely taken place, with services such as Valve’s Steam, OnLive, and EA’s Origin. However seeing the future coming and hearing an executive at one of the largest video game publishers in the world confirm it are two different things. …

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Microsoft Legitimizes Xbox 720 Leak With Takedown Notices

When a 56-page document that appears to be Microsoft’s plans for its next-generation Xbox console was leaked online last week, many gamers immediately called it a fake. Titled “IEB (Interactive Entertainment Business) Roadmap,” the document also described an updated Kinect and the Kinect Glasses – an augmented-reality headset for the Xbox. Some readers questioned the formatting of the document, while …

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