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Xbox 720 event invite suggests first device reveal

Xbox 720 event invite suggests first device reveal

Today invitations have been issued to an event for the press that will reveal what Microsoft is suggesting will be "a new generation revealed" for the Xbox. This invitation notes that Don Mattrick will be present with the whole Xbox team and that a "special unveiling" will be taking place. This timeline and recent reports combined suggest this event will be the home of the official unveiling of the rumored Xbox 720.

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Xbox 720 AMD heart tipped as backward-compatibility cut

Xbox 720 AMD heart tipped as backward-compatibility cut

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox may sacrifice backward-compatibility for 360 games in favor of easier cross-platform development for Xbox and Windows PC games, sources claim, following Sony in jumping to AMD chips. The unofficially titled "Xbox 720" will ditch IBM Power PC processors for AMD's x86-based chips, Bloomberg reports, bringing greater hardware parity to Xbox and PC, and allowing game developers to more easily release titles for both platforms. However, those upgrading from an existing Xbox 360 to the new console may be less impressed.

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Xbox 720 demands installed games and always-on activation leak suggests

Xbox 720 demands installed games and always-on activation leak suggests

Microsoft may force gamers of its next-gen Xbox "720" to install all games to the internal drive rather than run them from disc, with the new console - codenamed "Durango" - also insisting on a permanent online connection. New documentation purportedly from the Durango XDK (Xbox Development Kit) and shared by Vgleaks suggests Microsoft is changing the way the next Xbox will load and handle optical media; although the console will have a Blu-ray drive, the help files confirm, it will only be used for installation.

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Xbox 720 unveil rumored for April after PS4 surprise

Xbox 720 unveil rumored for April after PS4 surprise

It looks like this week's unveiling of the PlayStation 4 caught one company by surprise and are deciding to unveil their new console earlier than expected. According to a handful of developers and industry professionals, including a Sony official, it's said that the Redmond-based company was caught "off-guard" by the PS4 announcement and is currently scrambling to get the Xbox 720 revealed earlier than expected.

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Destiny set for Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2014

Destiny set for Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2014

If you've heard anything about the upcoming "game changer" title set to be produced by Bungie over the next 10 years in installments with Activision, you know that it certainly wouldn't make sense for the whole series to be appearing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In fact the first installment will be on those two consoles, but essentially everything afterward has been confirmed in legal documents to be hitting no less than the PlayStation 4, the Xbox 720, and the PC. The information that reveals said bits and pieces comes from a Call of Duty legal dispute where the contract between Activision and Bungie had to be unsealed.

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Xbox 720 may be “always watching” with mandatory Kinect

Xbox 720 may be “always watching” with mandatory Kinect

One of the most terrifying prospects we've heard in the past few years surrounding a gaming console - or a computer of any type, for that matter, has been re-addressed this week with the Xbox 720. This machine has not yet been confirmed as even being in development by Microsoft as of yet, but another bag of tips has been revealed with specifications and features included with the device that may set your hair on end. The first and perhaps most important of these is the idea that the included Kinect camera need to be plugged in to the machine at all times - and that it'll be watching you constantly.

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Xbox 720 specs “suggested” by former Microsoft exec

Xbox 720 specs “suggested” by former Microsoft exec

This week the Microsoft Xbox 720 specifications are flying like leaves off a tree, and today's bit of information comes from none other that former Microsoft executive Joachim Kempin. This man was the Vice President of Windows Sales at Microsoft for a whopping 20 years and has, since his retirement, released a book that's lambasted Steve Balmer and made it clear with IGN Microsoft originally created the Xbox "to stop Sony." Now he's ready to speak about the possibilities in the Xbox 720, and it's starting to look a whole lot more like Windows 8.

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Xbox 720 specifications leak in waves

Xbox 720 specifications leak in waves

This week the Microsoft-made Xbox 720 has effectively been dumped out into the market with a leak of specifications so wide we've got to wonder if the pipes have burst. This update comes from Edge Online where word of Online-Only playability was noted earlier today. While that bit of information appears to be just as possible as impossible, the rest of the bits and pieces seem to be more willing to stick for a final release.

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Xbox 720 rumored to block used games

Xbox 720 rumored to block used games

This may very well be the year of new gaming consoles, folks. Sony has a PlayStation event planned for February 20 where we could finally see the PlayStation 4, and it's also likely that we'll hear more about Microsoft's Xbox 720 at E3 2013 in June. Rumors have already been pouring in, but several new rumors have come in just this morning, including the speculation that the next Xbox may include technology that will block used games from being played.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 specs leak: 8-core CPU and 8GB of RAM

Microsoft Xbox 720 specs leak: 8-core CPU and 8GB of RAM

There have been no shortage of Xbox 720 rumors lately, and with E3 2013 just months away, we suppose there's no better time for speculation than right now. Microsoft's next gaming console is rumored to make an appearance at E3 this year, and Major Nelson himself (head of Xbox Live, Larry Hyrb) is even counting down the days until the big event. However, the latest on the rumor block is that the hardware specs of the new console have leaked out, and they look mighty impressive.

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Xbox 720 processor production tipped with launch window in tow

Xbox 720 processor production tipped with launch window in tow

This afternoon we've not only seen none other than Major Nelson give a detail-less update on when the Xbox 720 would be revealed (with a countdown meter aiming at E3 2013), we've got a real live tip on chip production. This tip comes from the folks at SemiAccurate, a blog whose name playfully dismisses the fact that they're not always right with their own tips. The information they've got keeps with the possibility that the Xbox 720 will be revealed this year by noting chip production (processors, that is) as officially "taped out" for the console's innards.

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