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  • Blog Post: Report: Next-Gen Xbox Will Interact Directly With TV And Cable Boxes

    A number of sources have revealed to The Verge that the next-generation Xbox will be able to interact with users' TV programming similarly to Google TV. An always-on Internet connection will apparently be required to allow for continuous streaming of entertainment services and TV signals. The cable... More
  • Blog Post: Sources Say Next Xbox Requires Always-On Internet Connection

    [Update] Microsoft has released a new statement, which apologizes for the comments made on Twitter yesterday. This new statement was released by official Xbox blogger Major Nelson . Here is the statement in full: "We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox Will Require That Games Be Installed On Hard Drive

    According to a report based on leaked Xbox development documents published at the website The Verge, users will be required to install disc-based games on the next Xbox's hard drive. The Verge report is based on leaked documents that were published on VGLeaks.com. In the documentation sent out to... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Microsoft To Announce Next Xbox On April 26

    An associate editor of the website CVG says that his sources have told him that Microsoft is planning an event on April 26 to unveil the next Xbox to the world. CVG associate editor Rob Crossley recently tweeted: "The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th, I've been told by someone I trust... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gearing Up For Xbox Event

    Sony has just announced the PlayStation 4, and more signs point to Microsoft closely following suit. NeoGAF has found what appears to be an xboxevent.com domain registration from event coordinators Eventcore. This doesn't come as a big surprise given that Game Informer has previously heard that both... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft To Replace Xbox Live Chat With Skype

    The industry news site Computer and Videogames is reporting that Microsoft intends to replace Xbox Live chat with Skype in an effort to "consolidate all of their communications technology" under one banner. CVG says the information comes from a "a person familiar with the matter."... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Will We See New Consoles This Year?

    It is now officially 2013, so let's begin the speculation about the rest of the year. Will we see new consoles from Sony and Microsoft? The Xbox 360 released in November 2005, and the PlayStation 3 in November 2006. Are eight and seven years a long enough life cycle for home consoles? Or would you... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Beefs Up Security Presumably In Expectation Of New Console

    Microsoft has been quiet about its plans for the Xbox 360's successor, but it's certainly doing something behind closed doors. Microsoft has beefed up security tremendously. Microsoft employees were notified recently that access to many of the buildings on its Redmond, Washington campus would... More
  • Blog Post: Patent Shows Off Xbox Projection Technology

    A recently uncovered Microsoft patent shows off projection technology that displays video on more than just your television. The patent shows a player with no controller in their hand playing some kind of shooter against miniature antagonists. There is presumably a Kinect and some kind of projection... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Thief 4 Pushed Back To The Next Generation Of Consoles

    Rumors are circulating that the next installment in the Thief series won't be making it to current generation consoles. Little is known about what is happening with Thief 4. It was presumably set to release for the current generation of consoles and PCs, there was this possible concept video , and... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Microsoft Document Details Xbox 720

    The document uncovered a few months ago dates back to 2010, and shows Blu-ray compatibility, augmented reality glasses, a new Kinect, and a 2013 release window. It also shows a $299.99 price point. The document also references Microsoft's Smart Glass , which was detailed this year at E3. Seeing Smart... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox Dev Summit In London?

    Both Microsoft and Sony have been downplaying the immediacy of the next-generation of consoles, but a new batch of systems is certainly inevitable. A tweet from a Crytek developer suggests that studios are working on something. Sean Tracy, a technical designer with Crytek, tweeted, "Enjoying the... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox Codename Has Leaked

    Kotaku published a report earlier today, citing "multiple sources close to the project," that the next Xbox has been codenamed "Durango." Codenaming consoles is common practice in the game industry, and -- even if the rumor is true -- there is no chance that "Durango" would... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Xbox Will Not Be Released In 2012

    While not ruling out the possibility that a new Xbox console could be revealed at E3, a French Microsoft executive stated that the company will not release new hardware in 2012. When asked to respond to rumors that a new Microsoft console was going to be unveiled at E3, Microsoft France marketing director... More
  • Blog Post: Next Xbox Rumors Inbound [Update]

    [Update] : A new report from Kotaku this morning says industry sources claim the next Xbox will play Blu-ray discs, may not play used games, and will ship with the next iteration of Kinect. Kotaku said Microsoft may implement some sort of anti-used games system for its next console, which could include... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox, PlayStation 4 Debuting At E3

    The next gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony will be revealed at E3 2012, according to a new report from MCV. The website says its unnamed sources claim that both consoles will be shown in some shape or form. "Microsoft has long been rumored to detail its next-gen plans at E3 2012, and MCV's... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 720 Logo Spotted In Real Steel Trailer!

    Hugh Jackman's new robot fighting movie Real Steel looks incredibly stupid. However, it might have provided us with one of the biggest video-game scoops of the year. In a new trailer for the game, an observant gamer spotted an Xbox 720 logo in a shot of in-arena advertising in the trailer. Does this... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: Crytek Denies New Xbox Development Rumors

    Update: Crysis 2 developer Crytek has officially denied that it's making games for the next Xbox system or has any info on when Microsoft plans to announce it. IGN has an official statement from the company that reads, in part: "Relating to the recent rumours, Crytek do not have any next generation... More
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