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The Next Xbox Will Be Unveiled On May 21 The Next Xbox Will Be Unveiled On May 21
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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 …

Pizza Hut’s Xbox App Is Here to Keep You Firmly Planted on the Couch Pizza Hut’s Xbox App Is Here to Keep You Firmly Planted on the Couch
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What would have once seemed ridiculous now sounds completely logical – and better yet, smart. Pizza Hut and Microsoft have partnered up to put a Pizza Hut app on the Xbox 360. According to Polygon, the new app will become …

The Xbox 360 ‘Achievement Unlocked’ Sound, Visualized The Xbox 360 ‘Achievement Unlocked’ Sound, Visualized

You spend countless hours seeking it. You do crazy things to obtain it. You play games over and over again for a chance at it. It, of course, is the elusive (depending on the game) Xbox 360 achievement. Think about …

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

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

Xbox Special Event Planned For May 21 [Report] Xbox Special Event Planned For May 21 [Report]
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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 …

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus TV Efforts On Xbox Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus TV Efforts On Xbox

Microsoft and Ericsson announced today that Ericsson will acquire Microsoft Mediaroom, its IPTV platform. It will be integrated into Ericsson’s existing Business Unit Support Solutions. Microsoft will now focus its TV-related efforts on the Xbox brand. In a post on …

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

Xbox LIVE Game Sale Begins Next Week Xbox LIVE Game Sale Begins Next Week

Microsoft today revealed that a huge sale on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand titles will take place next week. Over on his blog, Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb revealed that the “Xobx Ultimate Game Sale” …

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

Over 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Have Been Sold Over 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Have Been Sold

The announcement of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 console is less than two weeks away. Though the announcement of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox isn’t expected until the E3 conference in June, the company this week released some numbers that show just where …

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

Sony Exec Teases PS4 Reveal In May 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 …

Microsoft Buys R2 Studios, Begins Countdown to Big E3 Announcement 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 …

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

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

Microsoft is Paying MS Points For Playing Halo 4 Microsoft is Paying MS Points For Playing Halo 4
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Competing with the Call of Duty franchise when it comes to player loyalty is hard. Microsoft’s strategy? Pay people to play Halo 4. Microsoft has unveiled its “Halo 4 Combat Tour Offer,” which pays gamers in Microsoft Points for playing …

Microsoft is Building a 7-Inch Xbox Surface Gaming Tablet [RUMOR] Microsoft is Building a 7-Inch Xbox Surface Gaming Tablet [RUMOR]
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The interplay between Microsoft’s Xbox console, Windows 8, the Windows games store, SmartGlass, and hybrid laptop/tablet devices has certainly jumbled the rumor mill for Microsoft products a bit. Back in June, just before the announcement of Microsof’s Surface tablet, a …

Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google? Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?
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October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search …

The Biggest Thing To Happen To Bing Since Bing? The Biggest Thing To Happen To Bing Since Bing?
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Microsoft has made an announcement about Bing that could potentially be very significant in helping the company’s search engine gain market share – the ability to search the web from Xbox via Internet Explorer. Here’s the thing: Xbox 360 sales …

Xbox 360 Launches New Dashboard, Finally Offers Internet Explorer Xbox 360 Launches New Dashboard, Finally Offers Internet Explorer
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We’ve known it was coming for some time (and some users have already participated in the public beta period), but today we learn that Microsoft is finally beginning the global rollout of the all new Xbox 360 dashboard. The update …