Xbox 720 archive

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview
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    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

    By 4 March 2013

    Without spoiling things, the end of Assassin’s Creed 3 was fairly definitive in the way it closed down the whole series, so when Ubisoft invited us to take a look at a new Assassin’s game, you can imagine our surprise. First up lets get the truly...

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer leaks, this time there be pirates (video)
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    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer leaks, this time there be pirates (video)

    By 4 March 2013

    Ubisoft will be announcing all of the details for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag later today - 5pm GMT - but that hasn't stopped several leaks revealing some of the most pertinent. For a start, the company's own dedicated site was accidentally posted...

  • Microsoft's Xbox 720 announcement slated for April?
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    Microsoft's Xbox 720 announcement slated for April?

    By 22 February 2013

    Following Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement this week, Microsoft is said to be announcing the next-generation Xbox console at a media event in April, according to publication Computer and Video Games. It's no secret that Sony wanted to get a leg-up on...

  • Xbox 720 will feature Kinect sensor by default, according to another leak
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    Xbox 720 will feature Kinect sensor by default, according to another leak

    By 20 February 2013

    Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console code named Durango will ship with a new Kinect sensor by default, according to VGLeaks. The new sensor is said to improve in many areas, including better tracking results in larger rooms.  VGLeaks goes on to report...

  • Xbox 720: Durango whistle-blower raided by police
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    Xbox 720: Durango whistle-blower raided by police

    By 19 February 2013

    Superdae, the man behind many Xbox 720 and Kinect 2 leaks over the past few months and the one selling an alleged Durango devkit on eBay, now claims he has been raided by police. Few other details are known at present, but the mysterious "Dan" (@superDaE...

  • Bungie's Destiny confirmed for future console platforms, as well as PS3 and Xbox 360
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    Bungie's Destiny confirmed for future console platforms, as well as PS3 and Xbox 360

    By 18 February 2013

    Bungie's new next-generation game, Destiny, will be available on the the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as you would expect, but also other future console platforms, the developer has confirmed. Set in the distant future, Destiny casts players as Guardians...

  • EA boss doesn't expect PS4 or Xbox 720 to be backwards compatible
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    EA boss doesn't expect PS4 or Xbox 720 to be backwards compatible

    By 13 February 2013

    Electronic Arts' chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has revealed a few details from an insider's perspective about the next generation of consoles, affectionately dubbed Xbox 720 and PS4. And those hoping to play their current Xbox 360 and PS3 titles...

  • Xbox 720: Latest rumours claim mandatory Kinect and game installs
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    Xbox 720: Latest rumours claim mandatory Kinect and game installs

    By 12 February 2013

    A new round of rumours has emerged about the Xbox 720. And while several of the things that are claimed are familiar from previous "leaks", the difference this time around is that the source is SuperDaE - the mysterious gamer behind the attempt to sell...

  • Witcher 3 will look better on PC than XBox 720 or PS4, says developer
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    Witcher 3 will look better on PC than XBox 720 or PS4, says developer

    By 11 February 2013

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC will look better than games on the PS4 and Xbox 720, according to its developers. A Witcher fan asked developer CD Projekt Red via Twitter which next-gen system would see the game look best. The developers replied with PC...

  • Assassin's Creed 4 planned for 2014, all new hero and development team
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    Assassin's Creed 4 planned for 2014, all new hero and development team

    By 8 February 2013

    Ubisoft has announced that it will be shaking up its Assassin's Creed franchise for the next instalment. CEO Yves Guillemot revealed during the company's third quarter earnings report that Assassin's Creed 4 - for the sake of argument - will appear in...

  • First Unreal Engine 4 game revealed: Xbox 720 and PS4 release?
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    First Unreal Engine 4 game revealed: Xbox 720 and PS4 release?

    By 8 February 2013

    The first Unreal Engine 4 game has been revealed. Called Daylight, it is a clever twist on the survival horror genre. And its being built around the newest version of Unreal Engine means it looks absolutely stunning, from the screenshots at least. The...

  • Xbox 720 will just be called 'Xbox', to be hub for X-Surface 7-inch tablet and more (fake)
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    Xbox 720 will just be called 'Xbox', to be hub for X-Surface 7-inch tablet and more (fake)

    By 23 January 2013

    UPDATE: It turns out that the information below was an elaborate hoax. You can either read the article directly below to understand the context or skip to the last section under "update" to read a more detailed explanation. The orginal story... The Xbox...

  • Xbox 720 to feature 8-core processor and Blu-ray drive
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    Xbox 720 to feature 8-core processor and Blu-ray drive

    By 21 January 2013

    With E3 and a rumoured launch event approaching later in the year, there have been plenty of rumours regarding Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720. A new leak has given us a look at purported specs the next-generation console, set to compete with Sony PS4,...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #117 - Facebook Graph Search, BB10, Xbox 720 and PS4
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #117 - Facebook Graph Search, BB10, Xbox 720 and PS4

    By 18 January 2013

    The dust has settled on CES and the Pocket-lint Podcast returns to looking at the biggest news stories of the week. Facebook Graph Search gets the team's attention, as we discuss how it works thanks to being on the beta trial. We also look at the latest...

  • Skype to replace Xbox Live Chat on the new Xbox 720?
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    Skype to replace Xbox Live Chat on the new Xbox 720?

    By 16 January 2013

    After its 2011 acquisition of Skype, Microsoft is reportedly replacing Xbox Live Chat with the VOIP service for all communication on the Xbox platform, according to sources in the know. Computer and Video Games reports Microsoft will be "consolidating...

  • Xbox 720 and PS4 launching this autumn, priced at $400?
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    Xbox 720 and PS4 launching this autumn, priced at $400?

    By 16 January 2013

    Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles are set to be debuted before the summer and will launch to consumers in October and November respectively, according to a new report.  Baird Equity Research says the new console hardware will be sold for...

  • PS4 and Xbox 720 to be announced in March?
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    PS4 and Xbox 720 to be announced in March?

    By 14 January 2013

    Sony and Microsoft are set to announce their next-generation consoles sooner than originally anticipated, according to a new report that pegs March press conferences for the consoles' debuts.  Some may presume E3, gaming's largest event, to be the time...

  • Microsoft IllumiRoom concept demoed at CES... Xbox 720 anybody? (video)
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    Microsoft IllumiRoom concept demoed at CES... Xbox 720 anybody? (video)

    By 9 January 2013

    As part of the Samsung CES keynote address, the company screened a video created by Microsoft Research which shows a technology that may make the next generation of gaming rather interesting indeed. Instead of confining action to merely the screen, IllumiRoom...

  • Microsoft E3 countdown starts, is the new Xbox launching in 158 days' time?
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    Microsoft E3 countdown starts, is the new Xbox launching in 158 days' time?

    By 3 January 2013

    Microsoft has given the strongest hint yet that it will be announcing a new console - or at least something big -  six months ahead of the E3 annual gaming convention in June. In a move that is sure to lead many to believe the company is planning on...

  • Hottest gadgets for 2013
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    Hottest gadgets for 2013

    By 1 January 2013

    To kick off the new year, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look through some of the expected tech launches in 2013. Before you start back-flipping with excitement, none of this list has been confirmed, most of it comes from rumours. Still,...

  • Xbox 720 coming Christmas 2013
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    Xbox 720 coming Christmas 2013

    By 30 November 2012

    Microsoft's next games console - most popularly known as the Xbox 720 - will be out for the holiday season 2013, say sources "familiar with the company's plans". It has long been rumoured that the new machine, which has also gone by the codename Durango...

  • Mass Effect 4 in the works
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    Mass Effect 4 in the works

    By 12 November 2012

    It was one of the biggest games of the year, and now - according to comments made on the internet over the weekend - the sequel is already under way. "We're in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in...

  • Nintendo: Wii U will fend off Xbox 720 and PS4... probably
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    Nintendo: Wii U will fend off Xbox 720 and PS4... probably

    By 10 October 2012

    Nintendo is confident that its Wii U console, due out in the UK on 30 November, will have a long generational lifespan and that it isn't worried about the probable launches next year of the next games machines from Sony and Microsoft. Sort of. In an interview...

  • Xbox 720 'Durango' development kit for sale on eBay
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    Xbox 720 'Durango' development kit for sale on eBay

    By 14 August 2012

    An auction of what is purported to be a Durango development kit has started on eBay... again. And it's currently standing $15,100 after 24 bids with more than six days to go. "Durango" is Microsoft's code name for what is otherwise known as the Xbox 720,...

  • Kinect 2 screen shot leaked by Xbox 720 devkit owner
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    Kinect 2 screen shot leaked by Xbox 720 devkit owner

    By 10 August 2012

    A screen shot purported to be of the new, much higher-resolution body mapping abilities which Kinect 2 may be bringing to the table has been leaked on Twitter. Posted by user @superDaE, someone who is known to have a Durango (aka Xbox 720) development...