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Microsoft Xbox 720 rumored to have built-in Kinect 2, AR glasses

Microsoft Xbox 720 rumored to have built-in Kinect 2, AR glasses

E3 just wrapped up last week, and as expected Microsoft provided absolutely no details about the next version of its Xbox product line. However, there are some new supposedly leaked details that shed insight to what the company is working on behind-the-scenes. Based on what has been presented as a confidential series of concept art, it looks like Kinect isn't going away.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 update goes live for “some”

Microsoft Xbox 360 update goes live for “some”

A handful of Xbox 360 users will notice their console prompting them to download a new firmware update today and later this week. The rest of the crop will receive the update next week. But regardless of when you download it, don't expect any monumental change to your Xbox Live experience. Yet. This is mainly an update to prepare your system for future major updates.

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Sony on notice: Gauntlet thrown by Wii U and Xbox SmartGlass

Sony on notice: Gauntlet thrown by Wii U and Xbox SmartGlass

E3 2012 is racing at full steam, and already one thing is clear: Sony, for all its PlayStation 3 might, has a challenge on its hands from Microsoft and Nintendo. Whereas gaming so far has centered around a single, big screen and the most engaging, graphically-rich or multiplayer-involving titles, two of the three players have opened the door to multiple screens. Sony may have stitched together PS3 and PS Vita, but it's looking increasingly left behind as its arch rivals each make their play.

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Skype for Xbox 360 unlikely until 2013

Skype for Xbox 360 unlikely until 2013

Microsoft bought Skype in May last year for the large sum of $8.5 billion, but not much has come of the acquisition so far. A Skype application has made the jump to Windows Phone, which was met with mixed reactions, but so far the VOIP service hasn’t found its way into Microsoft’s ecosystem. Skype is said to be coming for the Xbox 360, but the crucial detail is when. Turns out you may not see it until next year.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

While we obviously still haven't heard anything official about Microsoft's next-generation video game console, there has been no shortage of tips and insider leaks to point to rumors about what to expect. The latest comes from a job listing on Microsoft's official careers website. It suggests that Skype will be an integral part of the next Xbox.

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Warner Bros Harry Potter game gets motion controls on Xbox 360

Warner Bros Harry Potter game gets motion controls on Xbox 360

Warner Bros will be releasing a new Harry Potter game using the Xbox 360's motion camera peripheral. The announcement was made ahead of next month's E3 trade show, where Warner Bros will be exhibiting and will no doubt be showing off the new game. Players will be able to scan their face with the Kinect camera to become their own character in the game.

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AT&T U-verse on Xbox 360 temporarily suspended

AT&T U-verse on Xbox 360 temporarily suspended

If you switched cable providers for the express purpose of being able to watch TV on your gaming console, then hopefully the companies AT&T and Microsoft were not part of that decision. AT&T has dropped its U-verse TV service from the Xbox 360, but it's only temporary as the company says it wants to tweak the service so that it can "improve and enhance this functionality."

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Why I Support Microsoft’s $99 Xbox 360 (And Why You Should, Too)

Why I Support Microsoft’s $99 Xbox 360 (And Why You Should, Too)

Looking around the gaming space right now, there is an awful lot of controversy surrounding Microsoft’s recently announced decision to offer its Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect for $99. In order to get that price, customers must sign up for two years of Xbox Live Gold and pay $15 per month.

According to critics, such pricing can lead to the unraveling of the console market as we know it. Going forward, they say, customers will be forced into online services just to get better pricing on a device. What’s worse, it could see console makers push their prices up, similar to the way carriers do when customers opt to buy a smartphone contract-free, they say.

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Rumor: Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

Rumor: Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

The Xbox has always been pretty Internet-focused, but over its lifetime the Xbox 360 has become the media and social hub that Microsoft dreamed of in the early 2000s. There's just one thing missing: a real web experience. According to unsubstantiated claims from The Verge, the company is planning on bringing the ubiquitous Internet Explorer to the Xbox 360, adding it to the apps, television, streaming movies and music, and social functions already in place.

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Skype for Xbox confirmed in Microsoft job listings

Skype for Xbox confirmed in Microsoft job listings

Just the other day we saw a job post indicating that Microsoft was looking for someone to help work on a version of Skype for the web, and a new listing revolves around Skype too. The latest career opportunity will involve bringing Skype to the Xbox platform. Microsoft is looking to fill two roles related to the project, the first being a software developer, and the second an engineer manager.

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