Tag: next-gen

What I’m thankful for: Xbox One release finally announced

  It’s about time, Microsoft. After weeks of speculation, Microsoft finally announced when its next-generation console, the Xbox One, will hit store shelves. The Xbox One will be released worldwide on Friday, November 22, 2013. That is the Friday before Thanksgiving–and the start of the holiday shopping season–but a week after the release of Sony’s PlayStation 4. So GuysGirl readers, which one are you planning on purchasing, or are you even going to get one?...

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The Xbox One is 359 Steps Backwards

The Xbox One made its grand debut on Tuesday and while Microsoft touted the “all in one” entertainment software as THE next big thing, many consumers already familiar with the competitors of Wii U and the PS4, knew the Xbox One is just a glorified 360 that won’t actually play 360 games. Now, Adam covered unbiasedly what the Xbox One will have  in his wrap up coverage of the press conference yesterday. But there’s a few things that the new Xbox WON’T do that are pretty vital to the core market of gamers. The “all in one” console won’t...

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One Box to Rule Them All: Xbox One is Revealed

Microsoft officially unveiled the successor to the Xbox yesterday, announcing at a press conference that the next-gen console will be known as Xbox One. The Xbox One comes with a 500 gigabyte hard drive, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and an 8-core CPU. It contains a Blu-ray drive as well as HDMI in and out ports. The system will also support USB 3.0 and 802.11n wireless. Lost amidst the hoopla is a new version of Kinect. The newest iteration of Microsoft’s motion-tracking device will feature a 1080p camera with a 60 percent larger field-of-view that can detect up to six people. Perhaps...

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The Nextbox is Here: Microsoft Reveals the Next Xbox Today

At 10 am Pacific time today (1 pm Eastern), Microsoft will officially announce the successor to its highly-successful Xbox 360. Coming several months after rival Sony officially revealed the PS4, Microsoft will hold a press conference on its Redmond campus to give the world its first glimpse of the next Xbox. It is also expected that Microsoft will share some details on the next-generation of its Kinect motion-tracking accessory as well as its new Illumiroom technology. Many gamers are eager to learn whether the rumors about the new console requiring a constant internet connection are true as well as all the...

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Xbox 720 Rumor Roundup: New Controller, Kinect 2, Siri, and More

In what is about the worst-kept secret in the gaming industry, both Sony and Microsoft are working on next-generation consoles to replace the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, respectively. While neither company will admit anything, it is widely-known that they are in development. You can check out Blythe’s superb roundup of the PS4 here, but what’s the deal with the next Xbox? Much like the PS4, the next Xbox figures to have a redesigned controller. There has been much speculation that Microsoft will opt for a touch-screen controller much like the Wii U. Reports suggest that the touchscreen...

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