Xbox One: Microsoft’s New Xbox Experience

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Today at an event on its Redmond campus Microsoft announced the next-generation Xbox, called Xbox One. The new Xbox One is more than just a gaming console, it’s an all in one entertainment device for playing games, watching live TV, video chatting over Skype and more. The console is always-on and uses a new version […]

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 […]

Sony Teases PlayStation 4 Day Before Xbox Reveal

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A day before the reveal of the new Xbox, Sony released a teaser for the new PlayStation 4 console, showing an out-of-focus black box with vents. The short 39-second video shows an out-of-focus PlayStation 4 that look more like a square than the rectangular PlayStation 3. As the blurry black box gets closer to 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 […]

New Xbox Games Take the Stage on June 10th

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Today Microsoft sent invitations to its pre-E3 press conference on June 10 where it will debut the launch lineup of games for the New Xbox. The invitations invite selected press to Microsoft’s annual pre-E3 press conference at The Galen Center in Los Angeles. The invite doesn’t give any further hints about the content of the […]

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 […]

New Xbox Could Start At $299 With 2-Year Xbox Live Gold Subscription

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New Xbox price details emerged this morning, with rumors the new Xbox will start at $299 for users that commit to a two year Xbox Live subscription at $10 a month. The details also point to a new Xbox release date in November. Windows blogger Paul Thurrott from Windows IT Pro, who has a good track record when it […]

Nintendo Miiverse Now Available on Smartphones, Still Requires a Wii U

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Miiverse, the social network Nintendo introduced on the Wii U is now available on the web for smartphones and desktops, though it has a few limitations. The Miiverse is Nintendo’s way of letting gamers communicate with each other in and out of games. The network creates hubs for each individual game that supports it, where […]

Ryse and Forza Could Highlight Next Xbox Launch Lineup

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The Xbox Durango, the next major generation of the Xbox platform, could launch later this year with Ryse, a title that Microsoft originally announced for the Xbox 360 back in 2011. The Verge reports that developer Crytek (makers of the Crysis series) is reworking its Ryse game to take advantage of the technology in the […]

Next Xbox Could Take Over TV & Cable Boxes

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A report from The Verge claims the next Xbox will take over the TV in a manner similar to the Google TV in an effort to make the console better for media. While the current Xbox already has apps for some cable providers, the next Xbox may control set-top cable boxes through an HDMI pass-through. […]

Next Xbox Could Break Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility

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The rumored upcoming Xbox Durango will likely use an AMD x86 processor, which will make it difficult for the console to play current Xbox 360 games. A Bloomberg report claims that Microsoft will use an AMD system-on-chip that combines a Jaguar CPU and graphics chips. The current Xbox 360 uses a specialized IBM processor that’s […]

Microsoft Reportedly Planning Xbox Durango Event For May

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A report from The Verge claims that Microsoft will likely launch the next Xbox, code-named Xbox Durango, at a special event on May 21. The May 21 event will likely be in a small venue where Microsoft will discuss some of its plans for the next generation Xbox and the company’s goals for Xbox in […]

Leak Says Xbox Durango is Always Online, Will Require Game Installs

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New leaks claim the next Xbox, code-named Durango, will require an always-online connection and game installs on the hard drive. The leaks come from VGLeaks, and include screenshots of the Durango Xbox Development Kit, which developers use for creating game for the upcoming console. The leaks are dated from last year, however, so there’s a […]

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 […]

Next Xbox Could Include Expanded SmartGlass Features

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The next Xbox, code-named Durango, may use SmartGlass as more than just a second screen experience according to a report from Kotaku. SmartGlass currently only gives gamers a few ways to interact with games and apps on the Xbox 360. The app can serve as a second display to show detailed information such as multiplayer […]

Sony Teases PlayStation 4 Announcement

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A Sony VP recently teased the PlayStation 4 could launch in May, according to Engadget. Sony Electronics VP of Home Entertainment Hiroshi Sakamoto recently told Spanish publication Emol that Sony is getting ready for a big announcement related to the next PlayStation. Sakamoto said the PlayStation team is currently focusing on E3 in June, but […]