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Microsoft's new Xbox has been officially unveiled at the company's Redmond campus in a big, giant tent in the middle of the complex (so much for the console sharing its birth story with friends as a teenager). For a sense of symmetry with our PlayStation 4 reveal post, the announcement of the new...

May 21st 2013 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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IllumiRoom, Microsoft's game-expanding projector technology, is envisioned ideally for the next-generation Xbox, which is set to be revealed next month. Microsoft's Redmond-based Research group says its vision is for an "ultra-wide field of view device sitting on the user's coffee table, projecting...

April 29th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Microsoft will reveal the next Xbox on May 21.The event will have a global stream on Xbox.com, Xbox Live and Spike TV (US and Canada). No word yet if the Xbox 360 Pizza Hut app will also stream the event."On that day, we'll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 1...

April 24th 2013 at 1:07pm 0 Comments
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Alleged specs for the next iteration of Microsoft's Kinect sensor have popped up on VGLeaks. The new Kinect will be included with the next Xbox, according to the report, and it seems to outperform its predecessor in nearly every way. It packs a much larger field of view (70 degrees horizontal by 60...

February 20th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's next Xbox, AKA Durango, will have much better speech detection, according to sources at the Verge. That includes natural language detection, which will allow the Xbox to process normal speech patterns, similar to Apple's Siri. So, for example, instead of saying "Xbox, play 3," you might...

February 7th 2013 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Rumors on details about the next Xboxen are beginning to fly fast and furious, with an always-on Internet connection and Blu-ray drive being the latest. Edge cites sources with "first-hand experience" who rehash previously noted tech specs, but also mention the next Xbox will have an improved Kinec...

February 6th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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As E3 and the expected announcements of new consoles from Sony and Microsoft draw ever closer, website VGleaks has posted what it claims are specs for the next Xbox. Codenamed Durango, Microsoft's new console will contain an AMD-provided CPU with 8 cores running at 1.6GHz apiece alongside 8GB of DD...

January 21st 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Xbox World will stop revolving come December, but it plans on going out with a bang. Specifically, the UK publication's second-to-last issue claims to have all the inside deets on Microsoft's next console.The new console's name, for instance, will be simply "Xbox," with no numerical modifiers to spe...

November 16th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The above image represents the body-tracking capabilities of the next generation of Kinect technology, according to purported Durango devkit owner DaE. Eurogamer declined to comment on the veracity of the image, but claims the owner is known to have a devkit for the next Xbox console.The image show...

August 10th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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In this editorial, regular Joystiq contributor Kat Bailey examines the trends Microsoft should consider for its next generation console. Want to know something amazing? The Xbox 360 has been around nearly twice as long as the original Xbox, and we've yet to hear a hint from Microsoft about its next...

June 30th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments