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Xbox 720 details tipped as Microsoft event draws near

Xbox 720 details tipped as Microsoft event draws near

Now that the Microsoft official event for the next generation in Xbox console technology has been named for this Summer, suggestions and tips about the machine's workings have begun to pour in. According to sources SlashGear tracks regularly, this machine will be bringing on many features that allow it to be a cross-platform supported piece of hardware with a Windows 8 Core and the ability to once again act as a user's all-in-one entertainment center.

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Xbox 720 rumored to come with PS4-like sharing features

Xbox 720 rumored to come with PS4-like sharing features

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming console, which the company just confirmed the other day, is the latest to be involved in the rumor hype, and we certainly haven't seen a shortage of speculation making its way around. Today, it's been rumored that Microsoft will be emphasizing sharing features with the Xbox 720, and will even be taking a page out of the PS4 book by including their own "Share" button on the Xbox 720 controller.

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New Xbox 720 tipped for November with LIVE Gold subsidy option

New Xbox 720 tipped for November with LIVE Gold subsidy option

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox - codenamed Durango but unofficially known as the "Xbox 720" - will hit shelves in early November but not be accompanied by a cheaper entertainment-only model, new leaks claim today. One previous plan to launch two next-gen Xbox variants, one of which (codenamed "Yuma") would be more akin to a set-top box and deliver Kinect-controlled streaming content but not full gameplay, has been ditched, well-connected Paul Thurrott claims, though Microsoft is supposedly planning two pricing models that would in effect subsidize the Xbox 720.

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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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