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 memory, is 64-bit, and supports DirectX 11. When all is said and done, documented rumors point to the next-gen console being around six times more powerful than the current Xbox 360.
Six times more powerful. That is one impressive machine!
But all these rumored specs aside, what do you want from the "Xbox 720"? We hear all these crazy rumors, but now it's time to talk about what you actually want to see. Do you want a super powerful PC-like machine with graphics that will melt your face like the Ark of the Covenant? Do you want a new and improved Kinect? Do you want a hybrid that is both cloud- and disc-based? Do you want always-on DRM? Do you want a console that doesn't play used games?
And what about the name? And the price? I think we can all agree that calling it the "Xbox 720" doesn't really make any sense and would not be a very logical final name. Any suggestions? How much money would you be willing to realistically spend on the console? News on this next-generation Xbox is heating up, so let's discuss! There is so much to talk about!
|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...more
|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...more
|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...more
|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...more
|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...more
|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...more
|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...more
|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 ...more
|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...more
|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...more
|4:30 PM on 05.20.2013|
Should publishers try to profit from user-created videos?
Last week, it came to light that Nintendo has started making content claims for popular videos on YouTube which feature their products, including "Let's Play" and other forms of walkthrough content, taking the ad revenue whi...more
|2:00 PM on 05.19.2013|
Communitoid 013, featuring special guest JJ McCallum!
In this extra British episode of Communitoid, we're joined by special British guest JJ McCallum! JJ recalls the time he fiddled with Conor's no-no place, Jo gets all hot and bothered by JJ's accent, Aaron is the worst host ev...more
|1:30 PM on 05.19.2013|
Sup Holmes burns bright with Jasper Byrne
[Update: Full re-run of this episode here.] The last time we had Jasper Byrne on Sup Holmes, he had just released his critically acclaimed survival horror title Lone Survivor. Like his Silent Hill 2 remake Soundless Mountain...more