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Old 01-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Latest Xbox rumors. As per Yahoo News:

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

The Xbox 720 will not be called that when it is finally announced. Instead, Microsoft will be reverting to the name of its first games console released 11 years ago, Xbox.

In addition, it will be seen as a hub to a number of devices to carry an "X" branding, one of which will be the much-rumoured 7-inch gaming tablet, which Pocket-lint has learnt will be called X-Surface, not Xbox Surface as previously thought.

The X-Surface will not be a Windows 8 or Windows RT device, we have been told by a tipster very close to the project who, naturally, wishes to remain anonymous. Instead, it will be a standalone portable gaming system. On launch, we are informed, it will be able to access the games, music and video hubs of the new Xbox, but will not have any apps of its own. It will not have a desktop as part of its operating system, rather be entirely focused on playing full console-quality games.

Although there are no technical specifications touted, we have also been told that the X-Surface tablet has much improved hardware over a Surface RT. With the source claiming that he/she "witnessed Unreal Engine 3 demos running at a solid 60fps".

There are also unconfirmed rumours that the X-Surface will have a proprietary 2.4GHz wireless protocol for compatibility with Xbox 360 controllers and, it is said, future control devices.

As for the "Xbox" itself, the tipster has confirmed some of the specifications previously leaked. "The majority of information leaked recently by many sources is true," Pocket-lint was told.

Microsoft is working with AMD on the central and graphics processors. The CPU will be 8-core, as previously rumoured, although each core will be running at 1.9GHz instead of the 1.6GHz reported. The rumours on the graphics trip were true, being an 800MHz GPU. "One benchmark used internally has been a custom build Watch Dogs E3 demo which runs at 55-60fps with only five cores at 100 per cent," we were told.

We've seen Ubisoft's Watch Dogs demo running on a super powered PC at E3 2012, so if this is true, the Xbox's graphical prowess will be most impressive.

One incorrect former rumour about the new Xbox that has been quashed by the tipster is that one of the cores will be dedicated to running the operating system. The OS will have a similar look to Windows 8, with moveable tiles, but won't be literally using that software. It will also require two-cores to run, as it will remain active in the background in order to provide full multitasking functionality. "Very much akin to Nintendo's offerings on 3DS and Wii U - but on a far larger scale," explained the source.

A couple of the features of multitasking explained to us include video calling in games (with users able to determine which corner of the screen to place the feed), and the ability to take screengrabs to save to hard drive or SkyDrive.

The source hasn't had access to the new Xbox controller, but says that button placement must be the same considering a normal Xbox 360 controller has been used in development. It will look different however, we have been told, as two design teams have been working on the controller alone.

Naturally, when a tipster is anonymous, there is some degree of trepidation attached to believing what they say verbatim. However, considering the facts Pocket-lint has been given, and the lack of outlandish claims, everything our source says is plausible.

What we haven't yet learnt is when the console will be launched, at E3 or a separate dedicated event. We'll keep you posted.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hmmm. Hope they don't fuck up the controller. I don't have a 360 but use one on my PC. If the MS offering seems better then the Sony then I will swing that way.
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Hmmm. Hope they don't fuck up the controller. I don't have a 360 but use one on my PC. If the MS offering seems better then the Sony then I will swing that way.
Agreed, don't touch the controller! But if the ergs stayed basically the same with some added features, I could live with that.
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I want sony to keep their controller, but make it conclave like the 360 controller. and support pc! >.<
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they need at least two cores dedicated to the OS... I'm fed up with the X360's slow ass dashboard interface...
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I'll go ahead and say it: Everything in the OP is an absolute lie.
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I'll go ahead and say it: Everything in the OP is an absolute lie.
Hunch, or you got some inside info?


From what I'm reading, without a level of detail or resolution, saying it runs Watch Dog's @ 55-60FPS means nothing.

Also, I think it be stupid of Microsoft to follow some X-Branding. Personally. X-Surface sounds STUPID haha. Surface X might be better, but even that is rather lame.

Wait and see I guess.
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Ha, this last one got shot down pretty fast. As per Canada.com:

Fake Xbox 720 rumours gets reported by reputable gaming news outlets

The Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will ban used games. The PS4 will feature support for 4k super high-definition visuals. The Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will combine together to create an awesome robot that will take over the world.

Okay, that last rumour doesnít exist, but Iím sure you get the point. Speculation surrounding Sony and Microsoftís next-generation consoles is rampant in the gaming industry. These rumours often arenít substantiated in any way, resulting in them spreading all over the internet.

To prove a point, one gamer pretended to be a Microsoft employee and emailed a few reputable gaming websites, claiming that he was a Microsoft employee helping to develop the successor to the Xbox 360.

Every single word of this news tip was fictional and created in an effort to see how easy it would be to get media in the games industry to take a rumour seriously. In this email, the tipster talks about a new Xbox tablet called the X-Surface, the fact that the new console will use a controller thatís very similar to the Xbox 360′s and discusses the consoleís specifications. Check out the full fake email at this link.

Numerous websites including Pocket-Lint picked up on the story and published it before fact-checking it in anyway or stating that the email came from an anonymous source. Soon after, reputable sites like CNET, Yahoo, Gizmodo, Venturebeat, Tech Digest, VG247 and NowGamer, all picked up on the fake story. Each website handled the story in its unique way, but most labelled it as an unsubstantiated rumour. Which in many ways, is fine, because thatís what this tip was, just a rumour.

Readers can either choose to believe it or not. Still, doing some sort of follow-up to ensure that the tip had at least some merit to it, probably would have been a good idea.

ďAs is the fragmented and secretive situation on such a project, we do not have access to everythingÖ What I do know for sure is the controller will not have any kind of visual interface. X-Surface is too important to the ecosystem,Ē explains the rumour spreader in their email.

The entire fiasco brings to light the fact that in the internet age, many websites, especially gaming news sites, are in a rush to be the first site to leak a story. Peopleís jobs depend on advertising revenue and advertising revenue relies on page views. Being the first site to break a story makes a big difference in terms of readers.

Because of this, sometimes itís difficult to fact check every story. Still, this is a very interesting cautionary tale.
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Guess we owe Pinoy a cookie or something Filipino.
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Guess we owe Pinoy a cookie or something Filipino.
But hey, what are the odds since they are just rumors? My dog could of called BS on that one.
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But hey, what are the odds since they are just rumors? My dog could of called BS on that one.
Dude, you compare Pinoy to a dog? Woof, that's cold!
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Dude, you compare Pinoy to a dog? Woof, that's cold!
Lol no, just saying it was a sure thing.
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Make puppies?
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