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2:00 PM on 03.10.2013

Pachter: Next-gen games cost $70, no more consoles after

[Update: Keighley has produced another slide in which Pachter predicts that "Durango" will be the generation leader because it has a TV tuner and Skype. Also, there will be no more publisher bankruptcies. Yeah, fat chance.] W...

Tony Ponce




7:00 PM on 03.09.2013

ScrewAttack TOTALLY has the skinny on Xbox 720

While the rest of the world awaits the proper Xbox 720 reveal, ScrewAttack managed to learn all the juicy details and spoil the whole mess. Behold, Microsoft's grand master plan to edge out the PlayStation 4 juuuuuuuuuust sl...

Tony Ponce




1:00 AM on 03.06.2013

Head of Xbox doesn't view Valve as a competitor

Valve's Steam Box is going to be a real big deal, but Microsoft's Don Mattrick, president of Xbox's Interactive Entertainment Business, doesn't think so. Verge reports that when asked whether he views Valve as a competitor du...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




4:30 PM on 02.25.2013

Eidos co-founder says next Xbox won't play used games

Eidos co-founder Ian Livingston doesn't see a digital-only system this generation, but he suggests the next Xbox will require an always-on internet connection and will feature marked discs that prevent sharing games across sy...

Allistair Pinsof




12:15 PM on 02.22.2013

XboxEvent.com registered, industry expects April event

Immediately following Sony's big shindig this week, event planners Eventcore have registered the URL XboxEvent.com. And we're talking right after, yesterday, Feb. 21. NeoGAF points out that these are the same folks that are l...

Dale North




11:45 AM on 02.22.2013

Ubisoft wants PS4, Next Xbox, to have shorter lives

Ubisoft absolutely loves console launches. Quick to support every fresh system, and first to demand the death of old ones, the company has already expressed its desire to see swifter deaths for the PS4 and Next Xbox, all so i...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 02.18.2013

Trends of this Generation: The PC-ification of consoles

Last week, we covered the trend of consoles as an all in one media center. The trend is very noticeable, but it is part of a much larger trend that happened over the generation. It's a trend that I feel a lot of people o...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




10:15 AM on 02.18.2013

Crytek: It's impossible for next-gen consoles to beat PCs

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli doesn't sound too impressed by the prospect of a new console generation -- in fact, he claims Crysis 3 running on a high-end PC is already ahead of future competition. The ruling factor here, according ...

Jim Sterling




10:15 AM on 02.08.2013

GameStop: Next Xbox will hurt if it blocks used games

GameStop, North America's most powerful games retailer, has addressed rumors of the "Next Xbox" shutting out the used game market. The seller of secondhand games believes Microsoft's next system will hurt if it introduces cod...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 02.06.2013

Next Xbox always online? Blocks used games? Not buying it

More rumors are surfacing surrounding Microsoft's next generation Xbox system, fittingly nicknamed Next Xbox. Once again, the new gossip spells gloom and doom for fans of used games, suggesting Next Xbox will demand an always...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 01.29.2013

Why we run rumors (and the curse of the hoax)

There is a question every journalist must ask before posting a piece of news: Who does this hurt, and who does this help? We don't often ask that question, however, because we aren't game journalists -- we're game reporters, ...

Allistair Pinsof




5:00 AM on 01.17.2013

Rumor: Motion control kits for next Xbox 'in circulation'

For all of Microsoft's commercial success with Kinect, the device still seems to draw a lot of criticism for its lack of compelling supported games, and rightfully so. Perhaps things will be different with the successor to th...

Jordan Devore




12:30 PM on 01.14.2013

New Xbox and PlayStation expected to hit $400 price point

While it's evident that this year's E3 is going to something special, the announcements of the new Xbox and PlayStation could just as reasonably occur before the expo this June. In the mean time, there are plenty of rumors go...

Jordan Devore




12:30 PM on 09.06.2012

Rumor: Next Xbox has poorly made processor chip

According to the latest gossip, Microsoft started as it meant to go on when it made the Xbox 360 out of bits of cardboard and blu-tack. The next Xbox system is allegedly facing potential release delays due to the poor quality...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 08.01.2012

What do you want from the 'Xbox 720'?

With recent news that the leaked "Xbox 720" dev kit pictures and specs may actually be -- gasp! -- genuine, what are your thoughts? Here are the facts: The console is codenamed "Durango," the dev kit allegedly has 8 GB of mem...

Chad Concelmo




8:00 AM on 04.02.2012

Rumor: Next Xbox will use always-on DRM

An unsettling new rumor suggests that Microsoft's next generation Xbox will require a permanent Internet connection, ostensibly becoming a box of DRM in order to curb console piracy.  Further gossip contradicts previous ...

Jim Sterling




2:00 PM on 03.09.2012

Rumor: Next Xbox to ditch discs entirely

It's time for your daily next-gen rumor! This latest bit of gossip speculates that Microsoft's next console will ditch discs entirely, embracing neither DVD nor Blu-ray. Well, that's one way to fight the used market.  Th...

Jim Sterling




7:00 PM on 01.25.2012

Insanely Insane Rumor: Next Xbox won't play used games

Yep, it's another "Next Xbox" rumor, and it is quite possibly the most outlandish hardware rumor we've had in a long time. A source close to Kotaku claims that not only will the "Next Xbox" adopt Blu-ray, it'll also refuse to...

Jim Sterling




8:40 AM on 01.25.2012

Rumor: Next Xbox to be six times more powerful

You know the drill by now -- a new console announcement seems inevitable, so a slew of exaggerated rumors start hitting the Internet with increasing frequency. As pundits expect a new Xbox to be announced this year, the lates...

Jim Sterling




12:30 PM on 01.04.2012

Patent points to next Xbox having DVR functions

A new Microsoft patent shows a device that would be both a game console and a digital video recorder.  I'll pause so you can make the same face I did. Tighten your lips and look off to your upper left and hold for a few ...

Dale North




9:20 AM on 11.22.2011

Pachter: Rumors of new Xbox in 2012 are silly

Many gamers have already assumed that the next generation of videogames will officially kick off next year, and a number of rumors suggest that we'll be seeing the third iteration of the Xbox soon (I won't say "Xbox 720" beca...

Jim Sterling




4:30 PM on 11.17.2011

Analysts: Xbox 720 will be a hybrid console

Analysts think that the next Microsoft console will be a hybrid, using both cloud-based and media-based delivery. We're not ready to take it all to the cloud yet, they say. I hope you have storage space for more discs. DFC In...

Dale North




9:40 AM on 10.21.2011

Analyst says PS4 first, Xbox 720 not likely in 2013

Ha! Now it sounds like people are just making sh*t up. These stand-in console names sound bad, and all the projected dates constantly flipping around makes this talk of next generation consoles sound like a ring of nerdy kids...

Dale North








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