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Xbox One release date may appear at E3 in Microsoft’s second wave

Xbox One release date may appear at E3 in Microsoft’s second wave

Now that the Xbox One has been revealed, it's time to begin speaking about when the device will actually be released to the market. This week the Xbox One (code-named Durango or otherwise Xbox 720) was shown with several details including those surrounding the device's innards, but as far as official word of its real final market release goes, Microsoft has been essentially mum.

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Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

It's all change for Microsoft and Xbox today, with the new Xbox One shaking things up in the gaming world and meeting Sony's PlayStation 4 challenge head-on. The Xbox One has a lot to live up to, though: the 360 held the best-selling console torch for some time, and that's something Sony would just love to steal away with the PS4. Join us after the cut as we run through the next-gen console and how it compares to the 360.

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Xbox One brings Halo Television series with Steven Spielberg

Xbox One brings Halo Television series with Steven Spielberg

As the Xbox One was revealed by Microsoft this week, so too did Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries take the stage to discuss one of the platform's mainstays: Halo. As the Xbox One is being pushed as an All In One system for home entertainment, Microsoft is bringing Halo forward as an interactive live-action television series. And Steven Spielberg is involved, too.

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Xbox Live upgrades for Xbox One: cloud-stored media and DVR for games

Xbox Live upgrades for Xbox One: cloud-stored media and DVR for games

As the Xbox One is shown to the public this week, Microsoft has made it clear that Xbox Live will not be left behind - in fact it's getting some major upgrades in the way of server power, for starters. Microsoft spoke up at the Xbox One event about updating from 500 servers when the service started to 15,000 today, and by the end of the year, having 300,000 servers to help usher in the Xbox One. This service will be working with cloud-stored music, movies, games, and saves for your games as well. It'll also be bringing forth DVR recording of games and media.

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Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

This week Microsoft started their first major next-generation Xbox game console event off with a bang, showing the console and naming it all at once: the Xbox One. Before the event began, it was (once again) revealed that today's reveal took more than just a weekend to create - Don Mattrick, , noted that "we've spent the past four years" working on this release alone. It was also made clear that "this is just the beginning" with "E3 right around the corner", as it were - games galore will be there, without a doubt. Per the video announcement you'll more than likely see on television before too long, Microsoft is "about the change entertainment forever ... again."

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Xbox 720 console possibilities and how they’ll affect the Xbox 360

Xbox 720 console possibilities and how they’ll affect the Xbox 360

This week Microsoft's next-generation Xbox is set to be revealed - at least in part - and the Xbox 360 will at last have a replacement. But for those thousands and millions of Xbox 360 owners, what comes next? Is this console doomed to go the way of the dodo, or will a software update pushed after the Xbox 720 - or whatever it'll be called - is released allow this soon-to-be-legacy console to continue to be relevant?

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Xbox 720 console prototype cuts tell of a stripped-down final release

Xbox 720 console prototype cuts tell of a stripped-down final release

This week traffic in the game console realm has ramped up, and not just because Microsoft will be releasing one half of the information necessary to understand their next release in the Xbox 720. While Xbox evangelist Major Nelson makes sure the world knows that they'll be able to watch the whole event with a Live Video Player app on Windows Phone 8, SlashGear prepares by revving up the analysis engines and thumbing through the tiplines.

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Xbox 720: what’s to be expected at tomorrow’s announcement

Xbox 720: what’s to be expected at tomorrow’s announcement

This week Microsoft is heading in to an event that will almost certainly reveal the next-generation gaming console code-named Xbox 720. While the specific specifications surrounding processor power and physical shape of the console will have to wait until tomorrow (at the earliest), there's plenty able to be assumed at this time in this device's abilities right out of the gate.

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