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Xbox 720 Readying Up for CES 2012 Reveal?
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Rumours regarding the reveal of Microsoft's next-generation of Xbox refuse to go away again this week, as French gaming site Xboxygen claims that Major Nelson is set to be involved in a special unveiling at CES 2012, finally lifting the lid on what may or may not be called 'Xbox Loop'.

But as GamePro notes, a full reveal seems somewhat unlikely at CES, with a larger, more high profile event in the gaming industry calendar like E3 or Gamescom being a more likely venue for Microsoft to show off its new console to the world for the first time.

It could be that instead, MS is offering a very hush-hush behind-closed-doors look at the new console, which according to VG247 is being developed by two separate camps. The 'Loop' division, which is handling the software aspects and the 'Infinity' team who is supposedly working on the hardware planning for the next Xbox.

Xboxygen's source says that strangely, the project began as far back as 2005 and that an announcement could be coming at CES 2012. Here's a translation of the main part of the rumour: "It also tells us that an announcement will be made at CES 2012. Not necessarily with a huge announcement of the first games already, but we should have some information on the new console, as [well as] some of its capabilities. CPU level, it would be a hexa-core with 2GB of DDR3, and our source also told us of a prototype dual-GPU AMD. We could not know the RAM."

Last week also saw rumours emerging that the so-called Xbox Loop could also use Windows 9, and could be cheaper and smaller than the Xbox 360. As ever, we'll believe it when we see it.




 
 

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Comment #1 by Mrkinectanimal
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:11:52 AM
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I cant wait for this, already saved up cash to buy it on day 1. Xbox 360 is just to old now, still good, but we can get better.


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Comment #2 by Walkinz
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:12:18 AM
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Right I was just thinking any chance this could be w hand held console. As I believe its not time for the 360 to.die out yet. And they did say it was going the be cheaper than the 360 just w thought


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Comment #3 by xXmyxxmastaXx
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:12:50 AM
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what ever it is i hope it can allow more disc space
where dvd's allow 8.5 GB and blu rays allow 50. maybe some type of HDDVD support.


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Comment #4 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:13:06 AM
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Interesting, that is all I can say...... Interesting


The main problem with the current 360 is the disk format, since it only holds like 5GB, they could use bluray, but I think that bluray is owned by Sony so that wont work, they'll have to create their own.


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Comment #6 by SWAGGART
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:17:07 AM
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bring it on, Im cracking out for a new console.


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Comment #7 by Akuza
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:18:25 AM
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@3 HDDVD died ages ago .. It'd be pointless really ..

There was an update to the Xbox using DVD 9 discs much bigger than standard DVD discs

Hope they don't announce a new console just to shut up all this rumour mill ...


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Comment #8 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:20:31 AM
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I seriously hope Microsoft gets a license for Blu-Ray Drives for the next Console.


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Comment #9 by LickableLemons7
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:21:54 AM
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Halo 4 has been confirmed for the 360 later next year... So I don't think the new Xbox won't show face 'till summer 2013 or so.


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Comment #10 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:23:16 AM
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yeah but CES is in january, the others like E3 are much later, so early reveal may mean early release date, come on dec 2012 :D


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Comment #11 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:26:32 AM
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@4 Thats wrong, the Blu-Ray format wasnt invented by Sony alone and the rights too arent owned by Sony alone. If Microsoft wants to use it its jut a matter of $$$. Look it up "Blu-Ray Disc Association" ..


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Comment #12 by Problemo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:28:32 AM
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We are running on hardware that is at least 5 years old. We need to have a new generation of consoles soon or PCs will make them redundant.


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Comment #13 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:30:54 AM
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2 Gigs of RAM sounds a little bit low for a modern piece of hardware.


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Comment #14 by Fang Foom
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:33:23 AM
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I'm all up for a new console. I would like to be able to play xbox 360 games and carry over gamerscore though just so I dont need two consoles.

Seems unlikely as then you'd have loads of people with Massive gamerscores already BUT it does mean xbox 360 games will keep selling.

Maybe have one gamerscore specifically for 360 games and another for the...Loop (???) games.

Maybe theyll get RID of Gamerscore..and SAVING! It'd be like the Mega Drive (Genesis) all over again! Cartridges FTW!!


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Comment #15 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:37:13 AM
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@14 Im pretty sure Gamerscore will carry over because its stored in your Windows Live ID Anyway (Windows Phone 7 Game Achievements count towards your overall Gamerscore also) and to the save department, in the next Dashboard update you can save into the cloud if i recall correctly..so i think you can choose between offline saving and online saving.


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Comment #16 by WookiePB
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:38:49 AM
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It would be cool if you could exchange gamerscore for MS points....just saying XD


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Comment #17 by imaidiot
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:39:10 AM
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Sure Blu Ray would be nice for a gimmick...but I already own multiple blu ray players. Is DVD technology an issue, absolutely not. Games have only recently spanned multiple discs, except a few...and the only reason they do is because of per-rendered video.

The same thing occurred with PS1 games. I personally don't find disc swapping an issue. I like it when I switch out discs, because it makes the game feel epic. And do you really want the slowness of a blu-ray drive? Sure, it holds a lot, but you have to install each game to make it run and loading is slower.

I think MS will throw in Blu Ray to shut all the whiners up about not being able to play blu ray, but I will find difficult to believe that MS would drop the dvd format all together.

All I know is that I can pop a disc into my xbox and play it instantly. With my PS3, I have do do some install before I can even play.

All I want with the new xbox is amazing graphics, the same controller design (except a new d-pad), true backwards compatibility (and not an emulator), and where all of my achievements, digital games, and dlc, and game saves transfer over to the new console for free.


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Comment #18 by Zyphur
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:40:58 AM
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They won't reveal at CES, no way.
They want to dominate E3 2012.


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Comment #19 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:44:35 AM
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@17 yeah of course you can put the disc in and play instantly, if your dont care about the exploding fans because they run with 12000 rpm that is... :)

@18 I think that too. E3 makes much more sense.


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Comment #20 by Sidish
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:45:09 AM
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2GB is way too low. You'd think that rather than having the game install (still have option though) you would have 8-16GB Ram so that from the HDD or the Disc you could essentially load the entire game to the RAM making it a ton faster...assuming that they're not using Blu-Ray discs...even still 8GB minimum.


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Comment #21 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:48:55 AM
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@20 Modern Consoles process very differently than a PC and old consoles - so maybe 2GB is enough for their plans, we dont know that yet. Also you have to choose between price and usability - you cant just pop in 16GB Ram for shits and giggles.


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Comment #22 by Harry Rasing
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:11:52 AM
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Owyeah, can't wait for a new console!! ^^


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Comment #23 by Gentleman
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:13:55 AM
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I prefer "Loop" to "720".

Because honestly, "720" just sounds too dumb.


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Comment #24 by Ingles
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:15:17 AM
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You have to think about what the RAM is used for. They use a big portion of it for games but also reserve some for XBL party chat and other features. This is the reason why PS3 can't do party chat. The PS3 gives all the RAM to the game itself which is smart but I'd rather save a little for things like party chat. Game chat in most games is just terrible anyway and seems to be a constant complaint from my PS3 buddies. I'm not quite sure how 2GB will be enough because it does seem like a small amount for a next generation console. Then again... I don't know how they plan to utilize it either. Truth be told, we'll all just have to wait and see. I can honestly say that I'm not ready for a new Xbox or gaming console period at this point. This holiday season alone I'll have enough games to keep me playing for the next year or two.

Since we're talking new console though... I would like to see everything transfer over (gamerscore, game saves, etc.). Since I would like to see game saves, I would expect that they have TRUE backwards compatibility as previously mentioned. While I would like this, it wouldn't bother me one way or the other if it didn't happen. It would just be something that would fall in the plus column on down the road. Next... please put a Blu-Ray player in the next console so my PS3 buddies will shut up! :P I expect it to fully support Kinect. Please please please... DO NOT sell consoles with a hard drive and some without. Just make a hard drive mandatory. I know MS did this to probably increase sales for people who didn't want to fork up as much money in the beginning but come on, it's necessary if you're going to do any serious gaming. Those are just some of the things that come to mind right off. Obviously more powerful hardware, especially graphics card, etc.... is on this list as well.


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Comment #25 by frankumms
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:27:19 AM
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360 still have 2 more years in it.

I say they announce it now, hype it to overkill and release Holiday 2013


Also, EVERYTHING MUST TRANSFER!

DLC is the big thing these days, and if everything on my harddrive cant go over to my new box i'll be pissed.

Especially for games like RockBand


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Comment #26 by stevedb79
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:33:01 AM
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I don't mind what happens, as long as my GS,Game Saves and digital content can come over then fine, disc games backward compatibility is fine but not always necessary, i mean when and how often would you want to play an Xbox game on a 360???, its like having a Ferrari and Driving the Skoda! ;0)


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Comment #27 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:38:36 AM
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@26 My mother drives a Skoda Octavia, its a great car :P


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Comment #28 by H0p3sfalL
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:39:52 AM
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2005 ! and news now starts to leak....... WTF !


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Comment #29 by MasterKingz
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:42:32 AM
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DDR3 memory doesnt 360 use that, if anything it should be using DDR5.


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Comment #30 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:47:56 AM
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@29 DDR3 is state of the art, you mean GDDR5 which is a standard for video card ram :)


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Comment #31 by Skititlez
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:50:51 AM
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@2 I doubt it would be a handheld. Microsoft is investing too highly in Windows Phone 7 playing games.


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Comment #32 by Camalus XVI
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:54:04 AM
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Cheaper than the 360?

Doesn't that mean it will suck? When's the last time a new console released and costed less then its predecessor?


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Comment #33 by HyperChondriacMusic
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:17:53 AM
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@2 & @31

I agree with the handheld route, its makes more sense. As for the W7 Phone, wouldn't that just be competing with the iPhone and other smart phones, games wise… I think Microsoft would want to get some action in the Handheld market as well as taking chucks out of Nintendo and Sony.

Think about all the Microsoft/Xbox only games that could transfer onto a dedicated handheld device, as well as a Xbox Live experience on such a device…

And a note on a new console, it wouldn't make sense. If we were getting one in 1-2 years, why would we be getting new games next year and beyond? Usually at the end of a consoles life, games wane as they start developing for the new console.


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Comment #34 by the action frampton
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:21:10 AM
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Please do not let it be called Xbox Loop - it's such a shit name. Id much prefer 720.


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Comment #35 by Achilles8249
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:24:17 AM
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@23 & Loop doesnt? 720 makes more sense and sounds a lot better. Anyways the games probably wont be on any kind of disk media, Id say they'll be put on sort of flash media like a thumb drive.


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Comment #36 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:26:03 AM
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IMO...If they do announce it will be @E3. Why wouldn't GS carry over? And with the "CLOUD" coming into use,just limitless! I'm personally glad to hear that R&D goes as far back as '05! If that means my new console I hand over hard earned money for comes out running flawlessly,then bring it!!! One request I have is a Web Browser,we already have BING-enabled features.

P.S. NO WHITE CONSOLES(Or atleast a couple of color options at launch!)


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Comment #37 by the action frampton
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:27:09 AM
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@32 it will be less than when the 360 launched. It won't be cheaper than they are today. Don't expect a 720 to cost 120 quid, because it won't. I estimate around the 300 pound mark, which is fine by me.


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Comment #38 by Daniel55645
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:33:45 AM
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i dont want a new xbox yet. theres still way too many games that need to be played on the 360 yet before moving onto the next xbox. they said it wasnt suppposed to come out until 2014 about anyway so hopefully it doesnt come out til then. and hopefully it will have gamerscore and it will carry over.


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Comment #39 by The Despair
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:37:28 AM
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Just saying, if gamerscore doesn't transfer over, I'm not buying.


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Comment #40 by aranbailey
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:41:38 AM
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They definitely won't be announcing it soon because that will kill any chance of the Star Wars branded 360 being massive as its not released until next year, Id imagine they will announce at E3


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Comment #41 by Welsh Rambo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:49:03 AM
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Meh, I'm happy with the 360 for a good few years yet. Loads of games I still need to play and in my opinion improvements are still being made with the current hardware. Not up for bullying my wallet just yet.


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Comment #42 by Opiate42
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:53:56 AM
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I still have too many 360 games to play.....

Backwards compatible. That's all I want to hear right now.


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Comment #43 by Danny Dibo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:57:44 AM
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When was the last time a system was released in a recession??


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Comment #44 by mil85
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:03:21 AM
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I like the standard controller, but for shooters I think the way to go is using a trackball in it. I use a trackball on the pc and I love it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRKFoJsUV1k&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL1FB7393ADD340589


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Comment #45 by TUSCANreborn
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:09:10 AM
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@2/33 with the amount of money Ninetendo and Sony are losing to Apple and Android I can't see Microsoft taking a chance in the hand held market. They'll probably focus more on tablets and smartphone platforms. I'd like to see support for cross platform LIVE support.


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Comment #46 by NATH4Nx
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:18:34 AM
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Give us Blue-Ray


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Comment #47 by TheThreeStooges
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:22:14 AM
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I think if they ran the games on blu-ray PS4 will be obsolete even for ps3 fans, 360 is the best gaming console out yes playstation maybe be free but there servers suck, Every game almost that came out for both systems 360 pretty much beat the ps3 on, Im hoping this new system learns from all the mistakes that the 360 had during launch day


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Comment #48 by Radiant Kratos
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:52:31 AM
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The Xbox 720 is gonna be a day 1 purchase from me weather it has 2gb of RAM or 16gb of RAM ! So long as it helps put Nintendo out of business im a happy man u dig ?


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Comment #49 by chrishaney23
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 11:00:18 AM
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Will NEVER be bluray cause then M$ has to pay royalties to Sony. Blu-ray is Sony no matter what others have said. trust me.

The defeated HD DVD is an interesting case. Royalties to Toshiba though.

NOT "Loop" oor "720"... make it XBOX360 (2) and the "2" being an integer. the little number on the outside top of the "0" in 360.

DO NOT change the controller, make the console black or a dark silver, 1 TB HDD with EVERY console sold, backwards compatible with 360 games and everything with your current xbox account MUST carry over including gamerscore, games played, friends etc etc etc but i doubt that is even an isssue. that stuff WILL carry over, in my mind. no way they can not do that.



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Comment #50 by SuperWoody64
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 11:12:55 AM
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For the love of christ don't call it the 720.


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Comment #51 by Riphade 1
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 11:13:56 AM
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Only a few wishes for Xbox 3:

1. Larger disc format. Maybe a deal with Sony for BR discs. OR BETTER, create their own, newer, bigger format.
2. ACTUALLY preventing the RRoD.
3. 1tb HDD to save games more frequently.
4. Even better graphics.

Im a man of few wants :)


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Comment #52 by Rodeo Legend
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 11:43:36 AM
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4 more years of 360
4 more years
4 more years.


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Comment #53 by Lardgravy
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 11:45:01 AM
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I wonder how they could possibly improve on what is pretty damn good technology


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Comment #54 by madasahat
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 11:47:17 AM
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Hmmm to those talking about Blu-Ray have you ever had to wait for a massive install on a PS3 for game data as the read times are slow? For example GT5?? Dont wish for something that will be shit! Maybe games will take the Battlefield 3 option of 2 discs and install HD textures then play the game off the other disc (this will save the slowness of BR)


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Comment #56 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:42:40 PM
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Seomthing must be fueling all the rumours, so maybe they really will announce next year. I don't care either way. probably will be catching up with games for 360 for another few years LOL


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Comment #57 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:45:27 PM
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2GB of RAM?

WTF we need 4GB, probably 8GB, IT'S THE YEAR 2011 MS, NOT 1911.

Oh and for the record, the '720' '360(2)' and the 'Loop' are shitty titles for a gaming console.


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Comment #58 by Freeman
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:52:02 PM
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please get rid of the disc tray this is not the 90's


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Comment #59 by voidreaper21
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:59:03 PM
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okay, first #57: your entitled to your opinion about the title but if theres nothing good to say bout it dont say anything, if u got a better name for it then please share but if you cant think of one then dont complain about this one.

i heard this is suppost to not need a TV but i heard that like a year and a half ago so i could be wrong


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Comment #60 by sabin666
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 01:57:01 PM
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For all the people that say 2GB of ram is too low I have to say this... xbox 360 = 512mb of ram and ps3 only has 256mb of ram. so for the 260 it 4 TIMES more ram o_0 that is a lot more.


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Comment #61 by sabin666
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 01:58:35 PM
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I meant 360 not 260 why is there no edit button! :(


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Comment #62 by mad4ra
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 02:10:42 PM
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@60 People will always compare the Console with the PC in terms of hardware, sadly most dont know shit how the console works, its no damn PC.

And AGAIN Blu-Ray is NOT owned by Sony, its owned by the Blu-Ray Disc Association and Sony is just one of MANY Companies that owns it (Apple Inc. is one too f.e.) ...


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Comment #63 by mistermoravec
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 02:44:10 PM
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#3 and others...

Microsoft has no investment in the disc (dvd/bluray) movie industry. Because of that I see no reason for microsoft to include a blu ray player in their machine. HOwever, they do need to get a different disc format so that larger games can play on the machine with only one disc. I agree, disc swapping is not that big of a deal now when only a small percentage of games require it, however, we are talking about a new console, better resolution/texture games, and we are talking about something we will be still using in 5-9 years. By that time games will be huge. The next console needs to use a media type larger than dvd's ~9gbs.

I have thougth that microsoft should go back to hd-dvd as a software/game only disc type. It has a larger capacity than dvd AND how many computers do you know of with hd-dvd drives or burners? I don't know of many and the ones I do know of will be dead by the time the next xbox comes out. I could see this solution as an anti-piracy measure.


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Comment #64 by matt schwindt
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 02:51:20 PM
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yea but sony was the one company that pushed all the others to adopt their co creation. they bullied all the film studios and such. it's a big mess but sony is the reason blu ray is a big deal now.


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Comment #65 by Juleye
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 03:52:13 PM
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Xbox 720, maybe
Xbox Loop, meh. Id say that'd be the project codename like Natal was for Kinect
Here's a few things I'd name it.
Xbox Helix
Xbox Infinity
Xbox Radius
You know, same idea as loop or 720, just things that might roll of the tongue better. Where all used to saying things like "my 360" so you gtta think about how people will use the name while speaking.
Or since its the 3 generation xbox call it the Xbox Prime since 3 is the first odd prime number. Or Xbox Delta. Sounds a bit militarish. Im sure there's plenty potential for a really good title.

Personally, I like Xbox Pi.


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Comment #66 by sam0hT
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 03:55:47 PM
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Something needs to happen with this multiple disks nonsense. It's not that big a deal to change the disks during gameplay but let's be honest, having 3 discs for a single game is pretty ridiculous.


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Comment #67 by tunaleg
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 05:16:28 PM
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#66 what was the point of your comment again?


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Comment #68 by DSM_STARSKREAM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 06:31:33 PM
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@ everyone who said i hope it comes with a blu ray drive do u think microsoft is really going to pay its biggest competitor rights to use blu ray i can just imagine that meeting ok boss lets not come up with anything new i know lets boost our major oppositions revenue by paying them to use their stuff somehow i dont think so and whoever said they should bring out a hand held version that would be cool if only to just play ur arcade games and stuff on the go


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Comment #69 by DN Deathrow
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 06:41:48 PM
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No.


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Comment #70 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:03:52 PM
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#59 I'm pretty sure if we all had positive things to say, there'd be no need for a comment section in the first place. It's here for us to express opinions both positive and negative. Imagine how shitty and boring the world would be, if we all had a positive opinion on everything?

Oh yeah war is great, economic collapse is awesome, yes I love the corrupt british police forces and government oh hell man, the homeless Africans are so awesome!

But seriously, seeing as you asked, the Xbox Vita sounds pretty good, oh wait..


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Comment #71 by _Nosferatu_
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:22:51 PM
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I guess it will simply be called the XBOX ∞ (I hope this symbol shows up in my post, if not, it´s supposed to be the ´infinity´ symbol). Could be either pronounced as ´XBOX Infinity´ or ´XBOX Loop´. Makes sense I think...


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Comment #72 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:33:59 PM
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Xbox Evolution.

Think about it.


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Comment #74 by R3V
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:11:02 PM
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It makes the most sense to "announce" loop at CES to generate more buzz and hype then what is already out there for E3 2012 and by then they will either announce a november/december launch or a 2013 november launch They did this with 360, announced it on MTV then showed it off later at E3. I honestly felt Halo 4 with this whole new "trilogy" it doesnt make sense not to have it as a launch title.


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Comment #75 by KoRnKob jaKe
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 12:32:50 AM
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i think they should go 4-6 gb ram, wifi that'll connect to 5g routers, gigabit ethernet, have bluray in it, dual core (minimum).


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Comment #76 by mad4ra
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 02:24:57 AM
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@75 Well, read the article it says HEXA Core, which is more than dual you know (6 Cores btw) :-)


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Comment #77 by rand0mblack6uy
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 03:22:15 AM
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I can't wait to get one


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Comment #78 by Knehcs
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:13:03 AM
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Just because Sony is connected to Blu-Ray does not mean that they exclusively own it. It would be a horrible move on Microsoft's part to NOT include a Blu-Ray disc reader with the way the Blu-Ray sales (for films) have picked up over the past few years. If I'm going to purchase this new console, I want it to support the best format for films on optical discs as well.

Just as an example of how Microsoft could work with Blu-Ray: Samsung makes iPhone parts, and Apple and Samsung take turns suing each other every other week over similar phone designs. They are competitors that work together when need be.


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Comment #79 by DecadentBeaver
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 06:59:32 AM
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I agree with #49. Can't really add to that. I'm sure everything will carry over, but really do hope backwards compatible. I'll probably still be playing Skyrim by the time its released.


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Comment #80 by Tonstar64
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 10:23:51 PM
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Im with No.50 (and others that i cant be bothered finding). Do NOT call it the 720. Thats just making in uninventive like PS1, PS2 and wait for it... PS3. I dont like "loop" either. Needs something cool and fresh.


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Comment #81 by Trendin
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 02:12:14 PM
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I doubt they will have a new console next year. The kinect was just released last year and is doing awesome in sales. I'll give it a few more years.


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Comment #82 by XxMayhemxX
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 01:54:59 AM
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i believe it can be stronger AND cheaper..

Ps3 256 mb of memory..
xbox 512 mb of memory..
my computer... 6gb of memory... quad core.. at $800 3 years ago...
All they have to do is go 1gig of memory.. or 768mb's
The trick is on the hardware side.. The board and memory and chips and everything..

The first will be a slim, as opposed to releasing fats then slims.. liek the trend is now...

Also, I too hate both names Loop AND 720...


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