The Next Xbox: Everything We Think We Know (Updated)

We're finding out all about the new Xbox later today. But that doesn't mean we have no idea what's coming. Here's a rundown of everything we know, or think we know, about the next Xbox. Read More >>

New Xbox Has "Tonnes of Exclusive" Games, Says Microsoft Man

Microsoft's official internet mouthpieces are all champing at the bit to tell us that they know something we don't, with MS exec Aaron Greenberg claiming we'll see plenty of exclusive games on the machine -- and a release this Christmas. Read More >>

Rumour: New Xbox "Always-On" DRM Decision is Down to the Publishers

A new collection of rumours regarding what we may see at Microsoft's May 21st Xbox launch appeared over the weekend, with sources claiming the new home console will see Microsoft update the Achievements system, add video sharing and leave the hot potato always-on internet connection decision down to the game makers. Read More >>

The Next Xbox Will Be Announced May 21st

Microsoft just announced that it's going to fill us in on the next Xbox, alias Durango, alias Nextbox, on May 21st. The event will take place at Microsoft's home base in Redmond, Washington, but streamed on Spike TV. Read More >>

Rumour: Next-Gen Xbox to be Revealed on May 21st

Microsoft is said to be planning an Xbox event for May 21st, which it's likely to use as a springboard to give us our first official look at the company's next generation home console. Read More >>

You'll Need an Internet Connection to Start Xbox 720 Games With Just Three Minutes to Reboot Your Router If It Drops

The overbearing DRM rumours continue to swirl around the next generation Xbox. Kotaku has it from two separate sources that you will indeed need a persistent internet connection, both to start the game and to continue playing it. You'll also need to be quick on the reboot trigger if your connection dies. Read More >>

Leak Reinforces Rumours of "Always Connected" Future Xbox

A new leak seems to reinforce claims that Microsoft's next-generation "Durango" Xbox will require mandatory game installation and have an "always on, always connected" internet policy. Read More >>

Next-Gen Home Consoles Ditching Backwards Compatibility, Says EA Man

Speaking about the game giant's general plans for selling us shooty/sporty games in the distant future, an Electronic Arts man said the next generation of home consoles "will most likely not be backwards compatible." Read More >>

Xbox 720 May Require Kinect to be Plugged in, Switched on and Watching You

Some newer, slightly crazy rumours have emerged regarding Microsoft's next home gaming console, with development people claiming it'll ship with an updated Kinect motion sensor -- and won't work unless Microsoft's eye is plugged in and activated. Read More >>

Apparently You'll Just Be Able to Shout at Your Xbox to Turn It On

The Xbox rumours are flowing thick and fast at the moment, with the latest report stating that Microsoft's going all-in with voice recognition, allowing you to simply walk in the room and shout "Xbox on" to fire the thing up. It's even going to go all Siri-like on us too, let's just hope it's a tad more useful in the UK than Apple's poor-excuse-for-butler. Read More >>

Report: Xbox 720 Will Pack an 8-Core AMD Chip Pushing 1.2 Teraflops of Power

How does an 8-core 1.6GHz chip backed by a 768-thread-packing GPU in your Xbox sound? Apparently the Xbox 720, or whatever it ends up getting called, will boast 1.2 teraflops of processing power. Those gun-toting scumbags are never going to look so real when you blow their heads clean-off with your Barrat .50 cal. Read More >>

Specs Leaks: the Xbox 720 Will Get Pwned by the PS4

With any luck, the next generation of big-boy gaming consoles is just a few months away, so the leaks are starting to come thick and fast. According to unnamed "developer sources", the PS4 will--specs-wise, at least--totally own the Xbox's sorry arse. Read More >>

Next Xbox Will Be Called Just "Xbox" and Could Run Blu-Ray Discs

A rather speculative feature in UK games magazine Xbox World has come up with some new theories regarding Microsoft's forthcoming home console, claiming Xbox 720/Durango will arrive with a new version of Kinect, Blu-ray playback and directional audio support. Read More >>

This Could Be the Incredible Future of the Xbox 720 -- a Holodeck and Holograms in Your Living Room

This sounds a bit far-fetched, but Microsoft's just won a patent for a device that creates an "environmental display" by projecting a 360-degree game world around you on the walls. It then tracks your movements in 3D space, moving the game world with you just like a holodeck. Could this be the next, incredible, evolution of the Xbox 720 and Kinect? Read More >>

The Xbox 720 Might Be Delayed to 2014, Thanks to AMD

Apparently, AMD has been given the nod for Microsoft's next gen Xbox, but it's having difficulty spitting out the Durango's chips. According to "sources," AMD's spitting out the "Oban" chip like nobody's business, but most of the chips coming off the production line are duff. Not good for Microsoft, and serious egg-on-face for AMD if true. Read More >>

Does Microsoft Have a Revamped Kinect 2 Up Its Sleeve For October?

Rumours of the release a new version of Microsoft's Kinect have been sparked, thanks to the system's recent permanent 25-quid price drop in the US. Does Microsoft have something new up its sleeve for the Xbox and possibly Windows 8? Read More >>


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