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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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Xbox 720 Destiny teaser images head to Earth’s moon

Xbox 720 Destiny teaser images head to Earth’s moon

The game developer group known as Bungie have revealed several screenshot images of their upcoming top-tier title for Microsoft and Sony's next-generation gaming consoles: Destiny. This game has been teased several times before, this week's additions being a set of choice visions of our own planet's futuristic moon. Up close and personal, Bungie has given another look at what the Xbox 720 will be delivering in the way of graphics.

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OUYA teardown shows near-perfect ease in repairability

OUYA teardown shows near-perfect ease in repairability

The Android-toting game console known as OUYA has had its first teardown appearance this week, a piece-by-piece de-construction showing that it will be a relatively easy repair job for future users. The console and gaming controller are taken apart bit-by-bit with open-source and free-to-modify aims in mind - the creators of this system appear to have stuck to their word when it comes to simple modifications.

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Xbox 720 “ultimate gaming console” focus would make Molyneux a “happy bunny”

Xbox 720 “ultimate gaming console” focus would make Molyneux a “happy bunny”

This week the founder of both 22cans and Lionhead gaming companies suggested that he'll be excited to see how far the next-generation Xbox has come since he saw Microsoft's plans a year ago. Peter Molyneux made it clear that his hopes for the Microsoft-made console centered on gaming and that the company make what he called "the ultimate gaming console." The alternative, he said, was that the creators of the console would get distracted with living room entertainment abilities and technologies like Glass and touch.

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Xbox 720 integration tipped by Ubisoft in Watch Dogs push

Xbox 720 integration tipped by Ubisoft in Watch Dogs push

While Ubisoft already made it clear that it would be releasing its next open world action-adventure game for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, and the Xbox 360, it still didn't confirm whether or not Watch Dogs would be released for the next-gen Xbox (although then again, why would it leave it out?). In the official Watch Dogs world premiere gameplay trailer released today, Ubisoft tips that Watch Dogs will most likely head to the Xbox 720.

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Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

This week Microsoft has presented a concept for a system they call IllumiRoom, one made to show how the television could be expanded upon with a series of projectors. This system has been pegged for possible integration for the Xbox 720 - also known as the Xbox Infinity - a system Microsoft will announce in one form or another on the 21st of May at Microsoft's Xbox campus. With Microsoft's IllumiRoom, gamers will be using a combination of the Xbox's Kinect sensor and a projector to bring a room-wide peripheral view experience enhancement to the Xbox 720.

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