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The Next Generation Consoles Draw Near, Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 Specs and Announcements Await…

The rumour mill has been working overtime this week with snippets of information regarding the next generation Playstation and Xbox whirling through the electronic ether. While an official release date for both consoles is still to be announced the event to announce the release date has firmed up along with technical specifications.

Both consoles are due for release in the second half of this year (2013) with hardware produced by AMD. While they will use the same supplier they have both taken very different approaches.  This time around the roles have been reversed, Sony’s PS4 will be very PC like internally (think original Xbox) while Microsoft has a radical dual APU design up its sleeve.

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The Xbox TV, Xbox 720 and Project Durango take shape, the 50 shades of Microsoft Xbox…

Like 50 shades of porn for gamers Microsoft continues to drip feed the rumour mill details of their future Xbox consoles. Via websites The Verge and Xbox World new rumours reveal the hardware specifications of two Xbox models.

Microsoft appears to have far grander aspirations than simply controlling the console market. Far more than a gaming console Microsoft is building an entire home entertainment eco-system. Xbox Live is now the gateway to Microsoft’s entertainment empire, getting people in the door, logged on, is the new ratings war.

All of the information available so far suggests the Xbox 720 is central to the new media empire. A brave new world of tightly integrated gadgets that requires the 720 to be far more than a mere console. In the future it may be known as an entertainment server, delivering all of your electronic entertainment needs.

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