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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 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

An Xbox TV, a console piggy-backing on your cable box, DVR functionality, streaming gaming, and augmented reality have all been topics of Microsoft development for the next-gen "Xbox 720", sources claim, though how much of the prototype tech will make it to the eventual hardware is still unclear. Microsoft has been working on multiple possibilities for embedding the new Xbox further into the living room, multiple insiders whispered to the WSJ, as it attempts to challenge not only Sony's PlayStation 4 but the rising star of smartphone and tablet gaming. Still, wariness about potentially frustrating gamers with laggy play, or content and entertainment partners, has apparently forced Microsoft to temper its console ambitions.

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Big Xbox Dashboard update tipped to pave Xbox 720 transition

Big Xbox Dashboard update tipped to pave Xbox 720 transition

Microsoft's Xbox 360 dashboard is in line for a new, significant update, insiders claim, paving the way for the next-gen "Xbox 720" with elements of Windows 8.1 among other changes. The interface will include smaller Live Tiles and a new color-theme, according to The Verge's sources, though also be used to more readily transition gamers from the current Xbox 360 to the new console expected to be officially unveiled this coming week.

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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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Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

As launch time approaches, the game developer teams at Ubisoft have revealed a full 6-minute gameplay video of the upcoming title Watch Dogs. This game works with a hero character that, at the time this game began development, was a futuristic smart city dweller. Fast forward 4.5 years later when the game is about to be released and the entire environment has become so real that technology security experts have been brought in to consult on the final product.

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Xbox 720 and PS4 could face Wii U-style apathy Activision CEO warns

Xbox 720 and PS4 could face Wii U-style apathy Activision CEO warns

Microsoft and Sony's enthusiasm about the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 may not be matched with equally vigorous sales, Activision president Bobby Kotick has warned, admitting that the game publisher is preparing itself for a potential slump come launch. "We continue to face the uncertainties of the console transition" Kotick said during Activision's financial results call with investors earlier this week, highlighting Nintendo's struggles with the Wii U as evidence that all is not well with next-gen hardware. The Wii U "has had a very slow start" Kotick pointed out.

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Xbox 720 could get Project Gotham Racing launch game devs hint

Xbox 720 could get Project Gotham Racing launch game devs hint

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox 720 could launch with a new Project Gotham Racing game, developers have teased, with Lucid Games promising that "mid-May will be interesting for the studio." Lucid, which was formed from ex-Bizarre Creations staff, the studio responsible for the original Project Gotham Racing series, took to Facebook to tease a new 2013 title, which would coincide with Microsoft's own reveal date for the new Xbox.

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