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How Big of A Role Will Kinect Play in the Xbox 720?

How Big of A Role Will Kinect Play in the Xbox 720?

When Microsoft announced the Kinect, the motion-gaming peripheral that requires no controller to work, it was celebrated by the mainstream and hardcore alike for its unique functionality.

Since then, Microsoft has delivered enhanced features, but for the vast majority of gamers, it has become a bit of a novelty. Sure, it’s a neat way to command the Xbox or shout some orders in games, but beyond that, it delivers little value to the average person trying to sit down, relax, and enjoy a title.

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New super slim PS3 poised to shake the market

New super slim PS3 poised to shake the market

While a lot of people want to throw the PS4 in with the rumors and speculation about Microsoft's new Xbox, Sony isn't having any of that. Such is demonstrated with the rumored "super slim" PS3 that's on the way. It will reportedly have Bluetooth and 802.11b/g, and will come in models all the way up to 500 GB. It's also believed to be priced at around $150.

Ubisoft CEO calls for next console generation

Ubisoft CEO calls for next console generation

The next console generation is technically getting underway with this year's release of the Wii U, but to many gamers, the next generation won't truly arrive until the next Xbox and PlayStation are introduced as well. When that will happen is really anyone's guess - we've heard plenty of rumors, but Microsoft and Sony are both remaining tight-lipped on their plans for new consoles. Today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Gamasutra that his company is ready for the next generation to kick off, saying that a new lineup of consoles would do a lot to spark innovation within the industry.

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Microsoft patent hints at scalable console

Microsoft patent hints at scalable console

The idea of a console that could be upgrade over time isn’t new, but Microsoft has filed a patent for that very concept. The company applied for the patent back in December 2010, which details a console that could “satisfy quality of service guarantees for multimedia applications such as game applications while allowing platform resources, hardware resources in particular, to scale up or down over time.”

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Wedbush Securities analyst: $99 Xbox 720, contract required

Wedbush Securities analyst: $99 Xbox 720, contract required

Would you buy an Xbox 720 if it meant you had to sign a contract with a cable company? Yeah, you read that correctly. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter seems to believe that the next iteration of Microsoft's Xbox will act as both a video game console and a cable box - like, with a legitimate, actual physical service connection meaning you won't need to have a standalone cable box.

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Xbox 8 (Infinity) set for 360 replacement

Xbox 8 (Infinity) set for 360 replacement

This week a collection of domain names have been transferred from Chinese cybersquatter (not as dirty as it sounds) to Microsoft, one of them being not Xbox720, but Xbox8.com. This domain name could very well represent the 8th Xbox in the very distant future, but more likely it's got to do with either the infinity sign or the imminent release of Windows 8 - made ready and willing to work with the Xbox in a massive amount of ways, most of them involving content sharing.

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John Carmack says PS4, Xbox 720 nothing to be excited about

John Carmack says PS4, Xbox 720 nothing to be excited about

Game development expert John Carmack believes that the next generation of video game consoles won't be anything to write home about. Carmack said in a recent interview that he was admittedly optimistic about the increased rendering power of an Xbox 720 or PS4, but beyond that he has no grand vision of what to expect. We may be hitting the point of diminishing returns.

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Xbox 720 plans legal takedown expanded

Xbox 720 plans legal takedown expanded

For those of you that saw the 56-page document showing the plans for the Xbox 720 this past week, you'll be glad that you downloaded it: sites across the web, not just sites like Scribd that'd originally had the document up in the cloud. The takedown order has been pushed by none other than Legal firm called Covington & Burling LLP, the same Microsoft-representing firm that ordered the takedown on other sites earlier this week. Today this order has been expanded to sites such as IHNED as well as Dropbox - the latter having the file hosted on one of its soon-to-be-phased-out public folders anyway.

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Why Microsoft chose Milk Studios for today’s Special Event

Why Microsoft chose Milk Studios for today’s Special Event

Later today we'll be heading to the Los Angeles half of the New York/LA design conglomeration called Milk Studios to check out a special event held by Microsoft. What we'll see there up until now appeared to be something along the lines of a new Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet and/or a new bit of hardware for Xbox software to run on. Now with the introduction of the location of the event (which until today remained a secret), it's become apparent that Microsoft will be bringing more than just a device, and more than just a bit of software - they'll be bringing a new face to the company as well.

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Microsoft Media Event hits at 3:30PM PST in Hollywood

Microsoft Media Event hits at 3:30PM PST in Hollywood

This morning the folks at Microsoft are releasing the details for the special media event that will take place tonight revealing no less than a spectacular surprise the likes of which we've not yet heard, but certainly have been tipped off about. This Microsoft event will be taking place at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California tonight at 3:30 PST and one main presentation will be made for a bit of an after-event with eyes-on action will take place afterward. What could Microsoft possibly have in store for us on this fine Summer afternoon?

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Microsoft legal ninjas kill leaked Xbox 720 document

Microsoft legal ninjas kill leaked Xbox 720 document

Back on Saturday, we talked a bit about a leaked document that outlined some alleged features of the Microsoft Xbox 720 game console. Microsoft certainly took offense to the allegedly leaked document outlining some of the details of the future game console being posted online. In response, Microsoft turned its legal team onto Scribd where the PDF of the 56-page PowerPoint document had been published.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 rumored to have built-in Kinect 2, AR glasses

Microsoft Xbox 720 rumored to have built-in Kinect 2, AR glasses

E3 just wrapped up last week, and as expected Microsoft provided absolutely no details about the next version of its Xbox product line. However, there are some new supposedly leaked details that shed insight to what the company is working on behind-the-scenes. Based on what has been presented as a confidential series of concept art, it looks like Kinect isn't going away.

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