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Job ad points to Just Cause 3 on PS4, Xbox 720

Job ad points to Just Cause 3 on PS4, Xbox 720

Developer Avalanche is apparently working on a new entry in its sleeper hit franchise Just Cause, but it won't be available until the next round of game consoles makes their way to the market. At least, that's what we can expect based on a recent job advertisement from the company. It is possible that the new game will be a completely new intellectual property.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

While we obviously still haven't heard anything official about Microsoft's next-generation video game console, there has been no shortage of tips and insider leaks to point to rumors about what to expect. The latest comes from a job listing on Microsoft's official careers website. It suggests that Skype will be an integral part of the next Xbox.

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Activision/Bungie legal documents oust potential PS4, Xbox 720 dates

Activision/Bungie legal documents oust potential PS4, Xbox 720 dates

If you're curious about when the next-generation Microsoft and Sony consoles will be coming out, well lucky for you someone decided to read through page after page of boring legal jargon to find the Activision and Bungie may have ousted potential launch date windows for each platform. Activision and Bungie have firmed up plans to forge a publishing deal together, and as a complete formality they have to submit legal paperwork about the terms of the joint partnership.

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Xbox 720 reportedly begins manufacturing partnership in US

Xbox 720 reportedly begins manufacturing partnership in US

Austin, Texas-based Flextronics is apparently working on a new Microsoft project, and all signs point to it being the next generation version of the Xbox. According to media reports, the company has assigned an entire new testing team for the assignment, and these employees are working behind-closed-doors from the rest of the company. It doesn't take a genius to try to put those pieces together.

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Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Another day, another next-generation console rumor. Once again, the specifications for the Xbox 720 are being hinted at. Previously we’d heard that the Xbox 720 will come in two flavours: a low-power and basic ARM version that will run apps, and the “main” console. The more powerful of the two was tipped to have two GPUs that could render graphics independant of each other, and a new rumor indicates the Xbox 720 could have a CPU with 16 cores.

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Wii U contends power as great as PS3 and Xbox 360

Wii U contends power as great as PS3 and Xbox 360

Read that title again, ladies and gentlemen, because it might throw you for a loop - developers working with the Wii U are saying that it's just about as powerful as current-generation consoles. That's not the Xbox 720, it's not the PlayStation 4, it's the already release for many moons Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. How Nintendo will possibly be able to keep up with these other two titans of mobile gaming will soon become clear - if it does not, we fear for the very short life of Nintendo's next effort.

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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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