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Xbox One rumors: confirmations and open questions

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Microsoft finally took the wraps off its next console today, the Xbox One. We take a look back at some of the rumors to determine which ones came true, which ones didn't, and which we still just don't know about.

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"so your thesis is: Win8 had the wrong strategy and marketing, that's why its reception was ..."

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Xbox One not backwards compatible with 360 games

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2013 11:19am PDT

The Xbox One won't play existing Xbox 360 games, according to Xbox Live corporate VP Marc Whitten.

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"I don't play ps1 games or n64 games anymore. Why do I need 6 consoles hooked up?"

- Sgt_Boomstick see all 144 comments

Remedy's Quantum Break one of 15 exclusive games coming to Xbox One

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2013 10:46am PDT

At its Xbox One presentation, Remedy's next game, Quantum Break debuted.

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"So after losing the phone segment and in the process of losing the PC segment, Microsoft is now ..."

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Call of Duty: Ghosts teaser gives tenuous look at next-gen COD

By John Keefer, May 20, 2013 4:30pm PDT

It is expected that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be a big part of the reveal of the Next Xbox tomorrow, but it is highly doubtful the selling point will be what was teased in a Vine image released by developer Infinity Ward.

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"It's not exactly like the previous CoD games. It's called 'Ghosts'. "

- jtthe2nd see all 13 comments

Seeing Red: A History of the Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2013 1:00pm PDT

With Microsoft about to reveal their next console, we look back at one of the most infamous episodes of the Xbox 360 generation--The Red Ring of Death.

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"Sony's problems weren't as bad as MS's but I kinda agree. 1st gen PS1's were almost guaranteed ..."

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Next Xbox Rumor Roundup

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2013 10:30am PDT

A look back at some of the rumors that have dogged the Next Xbox as we prepare for tomorrow's announcement.

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"it's fun if you want to work at your games. I imagine future iterations will improve the tech."

- hirez see all 26 comments

Xbox Live Gold: is it still worth it?

By Andrew Yoon, May 20, 2013 9:00am PDT

After hundreds of dollars spent on Xbox Live, is it still worth it? What does Microsoft have to do in order to keep people paying year after year?

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"My beef with XBL has been MS forcing people wanting to play online or watch movies using their ..."

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Twitch app launching on Xbox 360 today

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2013 8:45am PDT

A Twitch app is coming to the Xbox 360 today, and the streaming video service will host an exclusive broadcast on conjunction with the Xbox reveal next week.

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"yeah, I just read it's the top 300 streams, fuck that. I just want to be able to login and see ..."

- JohnathanDoe see all 51 comments

Microsoft, Sony pushing F2P for next-gen, says Epic VP

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2013 9:00am PDT

Epic Games VP Mark Rein says Microsoft and Sony are both actively courting developers regarding their next consoles' strengths using the free-to-play business model.

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"You gotta understand. Free To Play does not mean Free To Enjoy. (Your enjoyment level may vary, ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 4 comments

Wolfenstein: The New Order is single-player only

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2013 8:30am PDT

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be single-player only, and MachineGames has shared more on the story and setting of the game.

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"To be fair, Bethesda is not really well known for their multi-player games or multiplayer ..."

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Wolfenstein: The New Order coming this year

By Alice O'Connor, May 07, 2013 6:20am PDT

Were it not for id Software's seminal Wolfenstein 3D, who knows how we'd be shooting men in the face today? Publisher Bethesda Softworks today announced a "reimagining" of the Nazi-busting FPS in Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames. This is the first game f...

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"They've only made one full-fledged release since Return. So yeah, I don't get how you can say ..."

- GreggD see all 72 comments

Rumor: Next Xbox to 'just work' offline

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A purported internal e-mail from Microsoft says that some elements of the next Xbox, like playing a single player game, should "just work" regardless of your Internet connection.

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"While I have no love for the idea of banning or invalidating used game sales, that's not an ..."

- isochronous see all 64 comments

Microsoft stocks up on Xbox Fusion domains

By John Keefer, May 01, 2013 4:45pm PDT

There has been plenty of speculation about what the next Xbox will be called when it is revealed later this month by Microsoft. But a little domain digging indicates that it could be the Xbox Fusion, based on web domains that Microsoft has held for years.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to next-gen Xbox, PS4, and current-gen consoles

By Andrew Yoon, May 01, 2013 10:00am PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts is, indeed, this year's entry in the long-running COD franchise. The game is being touted as "the next generation of Call of Duty," although early leaks have pointed to a PS3 and Xbox 360 release.

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"Should they really build an entire new engine for every game?"

- jimvolk see all 42 comments

Microsoft's IllumiRoom brings augmented reality to the living room, but is 'five or ten years' away

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2013 2:05pm PDT

IllumiRoom, a fascinating augmented reality tech from Microsoft, is targeting "next-gen consoles," but could be further away than we'd like.

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"That is not such a good idea. It could hurt your eyes a lot."

- commanderxp90 see all 15 comments