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Xbox One revealed [Update: Launches later this year]

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...

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Report: Internal Microsoft memo outlines 'always-on' connectivity for next Xbox

An internal Microsoft memo regarding the "always-on" connectivity of the next-generation Xbox reveals the hardware manufacturer's plans for modern connectivity issues, Ars Technica reports. Microsoft's primary focus: specific console functions will "just work" regardless of connection status. ...

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Microsoft IllumiRoom projects its vision for next-gen Xbox

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...

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Microsoft to reveal next generation Xbox May 21

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,...

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Rumor: Next generation Kinect specs leak

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...

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Rumor: New Xbox has natural speech detection, speech-to-text

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...

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Rumor: Next Xbox always online, uses Blu-ray

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...

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Rumor: Next Xbox 'Durango' specs leak

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...

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Rumor: Next-gen Xbox details spilled in penultimate issue of Xbox World

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...

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Rumor: Image from next-generation Kinect sensor leaked

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...

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