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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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Xbox Surface 7-inch tablet rumors reappear ahead of Xbox 720

Xbox Surface 7-inch tablet rumors reappear ahead of Xbox 720

Chatter of a 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet has reawakened, with sources claiming Microsoft is currently working in the initial hardware planning stages for a gaming-centric slate built on a custom Windows OS. The planned tablet is broadly in line with leaked specifications back in June, so insiders tell The Verge, though whether it runs a custom ARM processor or a new Intel SoC could depend on how well Intel can wow Microsoft. Unlike the first Surface tablet, which attempts a broad range of tasks, the Xbox Surface will be focused on gaming.

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Xbox 720 Durango dev kit sale gives early taste of next-gen console

Xbox 720 Durango dev kit sale gives early taste of next-gen console

A Microsoft Durango developer kit reportedly emerged on a developper forum over the weekend, commanding a sale price of $10,000. The kit, which is said to feature an Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU, and “more than 8GB of memory”, is used for Xbox 720 development. The fact that the kit looked like a plain black PC tower running a regular debug launcher led many to believe it was nothing more than a hoax, but Digital Foundry decided to reach out to several sources and developers, discovering that the kit was in fact the real deal.

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