Xbox One: 5 Exciting New Features

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Today Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, its vision for the future of games and entertainment in a hurried, one hour event in Redmond Washington. The company rushed through a number of announcements including a number of new features and partnerships for the Xbox One. Here’s a list of some of the new features that stand […]

Watch the New Xbox Event Live

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Microsoft will reveal the new Xbox today at 1 PM eastern as a major event streamed live online, on the Xbox and on Spike TV. Users can tune into any of these channels to see the new Xbox revealed, and can follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #XboxReveal. Update: The new Xbox is called the […]

New Xbox May Be Influenced by Microsoft’s Phone Designs

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Microsoft may have a new UI in store for the next Xbox that will keep the same basic look of the Xbox 360 with a few notable changes. According to The Verge the next Xbox will have smaller Live Tiles than the ones currently on the Xbox 360. Microsoft introduced smaller Live Tiles with WIndows […]

Next Xbox Won’t Use Microsoft Points, Will Use Unified Gift Cards

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A new report from The Verge claims that Microsoft may finally kill off Microsoft Points with the next Xbox and introduce gift cards that will work across all Microsoft platforms. Microsoft currently uses the Microsoft Point virtual currency for Xbox Live Arcade games, Xbox 360 downloadable content and any other media users buy or rent […]

Next Xbox Won’t Require Internet To Play Games

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An internal email from Microsoft obtained by Ars Technica says the next Xbox won’t require an Internet connection to play single-player games despite rumors to the contrary. The email sent to full-time employees says Durango (the codename for the next Xbox) “is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of […]

Next Xbox Could Have Cross-Platform Achievements

Microsoft’s next Xbox console may include new cross-platform achievements that gamers can unlock on their smartphones, social sharing features, and anti-piracy tools as publisher-controlled DRM options. The current Xbox 360 lets gamers control their console through the SmartGlass app, though for games the app doesn’t do much aside from show gamers statistics. The next hardware version […]

Xbox 720 Launch Rumored for April

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Several sources including The Verge and Computer and Video Games report that Microsoft will announce its new Xbox console, presumed to be called Xbox 720, in April 2013, about two months after the debut of the PlayStation 4. A new domain XboxEvent.com that EventCore registered yesterday reinforces the publications’ sources claims. EventCore is an event planning […]