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AMD says Xbox 720 to have graphics with Avatar levels of detail

AMD says Xbox 720 to have graphics with Avatar levels of detail

When Nintendo went on the record with its next generation console called the Wii U at E3 this year we knew that word would start coming before long of the other big gaming firms working in new consoles of their own. The first we grumblings heard of after the Wii U was the next generation Xbox console from Microsoft that is being called the Xbox 720 for now. AMD has come out and stated that the next Xbox will have some very impressive graphics.

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Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

When the Nintendo Wii launched, the future of motion gaming was in doubt. Some speculated that the console would die as soon as it launched, since they suspected gamers wouldn’t want to jump around to play titles. Others said that motion gaming was the future.

Now, several years later, it’s clear motion gaming did work, and looking ahead, it will seemingly play a key role in all Nintendo products.

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Crytek denies it has any knowledge of Xbox 720 rumored last week

Crytek denies it has any knowledge of Xbox 720 rumored last week

One of the big announcements at E3 this month was the unveiled of the Wii U next-generation console from Nintendo. We all know that often when one major gaming company unveils new hardware the others aren’t far behind. A rumor surfaced last week that Microsoft was ready to unveiled new console of its own at E3 2012 next year dubbed the Xbox 720. Along with that rumor came a tip that Crytek already had its hands on the console.

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Xbox 720 at E3 2012 tip game devs

Xbox 720 at E3 2012 tip game devs

Nintendo's Wii U had its moment in the sun at E3 last week, and according to the latest batch of rumors it will be Microsoft's turn for a new console announcement at E3 2012. According to VideoGamer's "high-ranking industry source at Crytek" Microsoft is gearing up to unveil the console within the next year, with an E3 debut most likely. Specifications are yet to be finalized, and the name of the console - colloquially referred to as the Xbox 720, though it's doubtful it will actually launch as such - is unknown.

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“Xbox 720” Already in Development

“Xbox 720” Already in Development

In what probably shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, Microsoft has confirmed that yes, the Xbox 360's successor is already being worked on. According to Microsoft EMEA (European, Middle East, and Africa) vice president Chris Lewis:

"The consumer won't let you [rest on your laurels], the developers certainly won't let us. So that's happening right now. You'll see more [on a new Xbox] over time...certainly we're not talking about the next version yet. So give us a chance to catch a breath, will you?"

Guys, please take your time; we haven't yet finished this round of "console X is better than console Y," and I think I need at least three years before I'm prepared to go through the "next-generation console holy wars" again.

[via GamePro]

Xbox One 1080p SDK to ease 720p woes as sharpening filter dropped

Xbox One 1080p SDK to ease 720p woes as sharpening filter dropped

Microsoft’s Xbox One has received more than its fair share of bad press due to the few games released with 1080p on PS4 while their console rolled with 720p. Now we’re seeing word from Rebellion Games’ Jean-Baptiste Bolcato that an upcoming SDK (software development package) that’ll allow easier development for the Xbox One in 1080p. Also via NeoGAF we’re finding that Microsoft’s Sharpening Filter is now gone.

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Xbox One DVR gameplay recording set for 720p 30fps no matter what

Xbox One DVR gameplay recording set for 720p 30fps no matter what

Using Microsoft's built-in Game DVR, the Xbox One has been revealed this week to be recording clips of gameplay at 720p and 30 frames per second. This is regardless of if the game itself is outputting at a higher resolution. This information comes at a bit of a surprise to some - especially those looking to record at full resolution - but is explained in short this morning by Marc Whitten, Chief Xbox One Platform Architect.

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Smaller Xbox One hardware dismissed by Microsoft

Smaller Xbox One hardware dismissed by Microsoft

With a Microsoft event coming in October expected to reveal a number of new Windows 10-related devices, including smartphones, tablets, and wearables, another rumor began earlier this month that a smaller version of the Xbox One console would also be announced. While it's still fairly early in the Xbox One's lifespan for such hardware revisions, it did seem possible, especially noting how large the console is. Unfortunately for those excited by the rumor, Xbox head Phil Spencer has said it isn't happening.

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Xbox One: DVR in 2016, backwards compatibility in November

Xbox One: DVR in 2016, backwards compatibility in November

As Microsoft has already kicked off its Xbox One announcements at the Gamescom 2015 event in Germany, the company is starting out with some big announcements about hardware functionality. While the backwards compatibility update first announced at E3 now has a release date in November, the biggest excitement is about the new DVR functionality coming in 2016. The feature will enable the recording of live over-the-air TV, with no subscription fees.

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Xbox One’s new Cortana feature will require a Kinect

Xbox One’s new Cortana feature will require a Kinect

Microsoft seems to be developing a habit of announcing big features related to Windows 10 but neglecting to mention the critical fine print that would impact if you're even eligible to get the feature. That has happened, and is still happening, with details about upgrades to Windows 10 and now it's also happening here with Windows 10 for the Xbox One. In particular, one of the nicer features to descend on the console. In order to use that smart assistant, you'll need to have an Xbox One Kinect.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

The official console-level Kingdom Hearts 3 has been revealed - for real this time. Earlier today at Square Enix's press conference for E3 2015, the group suggested a new Kingdom Hearts would be coming - to the mobile platform. For Android and iOS. It was a bit of a disappointment. But then - at the end of their conference - they revealed the big news. Kingdom Hearts 3 was revealed for real. This is the game as it'll appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. This is Disney to the max.

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