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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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Microsoft Xbox 720 Durango Developers Kit For Sale…

A strange thing happened on the way to the next generation Xbox. Leaked online this week were photographs of the next generation Xbox Developers hardware, along with an offer to sell the whole kit for the not insignificant amount of $10,000.

A rare and special beast, in the hands of talented game designer’s armies of these machines will create the next generation video games we all love so much. Suffice as to say these machines don’t often see the public light of day, this is a rare glimpse.

Featured at the top of the dashboard in large green type is the word ‘Durango’, Microsoft’s internal product name for the next generation Xbox, a name that will change upon release of the new Xbox. Let’s hope they keep thee new name simple, 720 gets our vote.

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Next Generation Console Update. The Xbox Next Details Leaked…

The mighty ship Microsoft has sprung a leak. The “IEB Roadmap” document details Microsoft’s plan for the Xbox until 2015 and were briefly available to the public, originally through website Scribd. Microsoft’s lawyers, Covington & Birling LLP, were quickly sent in to sniff out and take down any remaining copies. All sites that were hosting the file have now received the take down notice, and have complied.

The IEB Roadmap builds an interesting picture of the Xbox Next, the name Microsoft will use for the next console. Putting the Next Xbox at the center of our entertainment needs Microsoft hopes to make the console more than just the king of big screen TV gaming. With a multitude of input devices, PVR functions, media serving and highly integrated network functions the X-Box Next is being billed as the one box to rule them all, in the living room.

The age of the document is being question at the moment, with it being up to 2 years old. It mentions the use of a PowerPC chip for backwards compatibility, something that has been removed from the specifications. This does also help to confirm that the Xbox Next will be using an X86 processor, likely supplied by AMD.

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The Xbox 720 and Kinect Update: Kinecting the Dots…

Has the great ship Microsoft sprung a leak, such is the number of rumors flying around and the amount of buzz being generated by the rumor mill. Is Microsoft trickle feeding the rumor mill once again?

Buzz surrounding many aspects of the 720 have appeared this week. The news that the 720 would integrate Blu-ray and Kinect 2 seemed no surprise to anyone. Two separate consoles with different price points and technologies even seems plausible but the news that Microsoft is contemplating banning second hand games comes from left field.

While news surrounding the Xbox 720 is getting the most of the attention don’t forget the Kinect for laptops, an interesting adaptation of technology. Like a jigsaw with no box we wonder what all of these jigsaw pieces add up to, what picture do they form?

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