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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 2, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Did you fall for a good prank yesterday or were you the one pranking? Let's start off the week with a review of our post yesterday, April Fools in the tech world 2012 round-up. Okay, onto something that isn't a fake story - Apple working on iOS game controller hardware. And moving on to something for those who maybe aren't huge Apple fans because they can't afford it, Eser tablet presents the $50 Android.

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E3 to reveal PlayStation 4 ‘same day’ as Xbox 720

E3 to reveal PlayStation 4 ‘same day’ as Xbox 720

This week we've got several sources speaking on what will be happening later this year when the two titans of console: Sony and Microsoft, go head to head with reveals of their next-generation gaming systems. One source speaking with vg247 this morning about the situation is noting that fans "should be watching the timing of next year’s E3 keynotes, and who’s going to go first.” Meanwhile our own source corroborates this possibility saying that the keynotes revealing these next two systems "may be happening on the same day."

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Xbox 720 tipped for dual GPUs: may require always-on internet

Xbox 720 tipped for dual GPUs: may require always-on internet

It was only a few days ago that we learnt of the rumors that the PlayStation Orbis and Xbox 720 would both attempt to kill the used game market, locking purchased games to your specific account. Other details surrounding the Orbis also emerged, including potential specs, and now the same has happened with the Xbox 720. Some old rumors crop up again, and there are some new ones to boot.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 29, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. It's time to check out what made news on this day, as we approach ever more closely the end of the month. Speaking of closing things, Best Buy has announced it will close 50 US stores as part of a corporate restructuring. Best Buy isn't the only one feeling hurt right now, though. Research in Motion just posted its Q4 2011 numbers. As you might expect, they were dismal. And on some brighter news, we have this - HTC One X caugt in the wild.

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PlayStation Orbis and Xbox 720 both restrict “used” games

PlayStation Orbis and Xbox 720 both restrict “used” games

Console game giants Microsoft and Sony may be ushering in a new era of media control with their Xbox 720 and PlayStation Orbis systems as both have been tipped this month to be placing unheard-of controls on so-called "used" games. These tips would have the next-generation console gaming systems both cutting down on game rental and sales services like GameStop and would essentially put online re-sales of games at a standstill. How this will affect sales of the consoles themselves is yet to be seen.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 26, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 26, 2012

It's time to get heavy when it comes to wrapping up - Monday morning Wrap-Up posts are always like this, ladies and gentlemen, where there's a bit more wrapping than a wrapper normally deals with, a whole weekend to devour! We'll start out clean with Philip Berne and his Cheating at Foursquare. This of course can lead you directly into talk by Don Reisinger asking: Are We Going Too Far With Our Tech Obsession? Then you'll hear how the CEO of GameStop doesn't want the Xbox 720 to block pre-owned games - surprise! There's a whole new Canon out there and we've got a pre-review round-up as well as a Hands-on and sample collection of our own! Don't forget last week's Weekly Wrap-Up before you dive head-first into this weeks goods!

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Next-gen Xbox running ARM chip rumored for 2013

Next-gen Xbox running ARM chip rumored for 2013

Microsoft confirmed not long ago that it would not be bringing the next-generation Xbox to E3 this year. New information has come to light that Microsoft won’t just be bringing one new console in the future, but two. The info comes from a Reddit user named “MSnerd”, apparently familiar with Microsoft’s plans for the gaming console going forward.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 job listings hunt game and audio talent

Microsoft Xbox 720 job listings hunt game and audio talent

We don’t know when Microsoft are planning to spring the next-generation version of the Xbox upon the world, but that doesn’t mean they’re not working on it behind the scenes. The latest information points to Microsoft putting out the call for a software developer engineer to work at Redmond. The job advert, which has since been pulled, read, “Join us as an integral part of the team tasked to revolutionize audio for the next generation of Xbox.”

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Xbox 720 ditching optical drive tip partners

Xbox 720 ditching optical drive tip partners

Microsoft is warning partners that the next-gen Xbox will not include an optical drive, it's reported, with downloads and an unspecified "interchangeable solid-state card storage" the only way to access games on the console. The decision comes with apparent confirmation of a 2013 launch of the console unofficially dubbed the "Xbox 720", amid what sources tell MCV have been "the strictest NDA" encountered from the Xbox team.

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