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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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


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

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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.


"Sucks that this is the new definition of being "lucky". My Super Nintendo and PS1 are still ..."

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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.


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

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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?


"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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


"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...


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

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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.


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

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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.


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.


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

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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.


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

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