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Xbox One – The Next Generation of Microsoft’s Gaming Console

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Xbox One – The Next Generation of Microsoft’s Gaming Console

Today sees the announcement of Microsoft’s next generation of gaming console, and the stakes are high.

Microsoft has lost a lot of consumer faith over the last six months due to a number of crippling rumors about the features of the new Xbox – and perhaps more importantly, a lack of response to these rumors. Threats of always-on internet connectivity requirements, relatively lackluster specs, storage media concerns, and more have spread like wildfire, and Microsoft’s response has largely been dangerous silence. Sony’s headstart announcement did a lot to build momentum for the storied giant and to provide a safe alternative to many of the concerns that the gaming public has about the Xbox.

And therefore today’s conference is an incredibly important moment for Microsoft. They still have a great deal of brand momentum, and they absolutely need to use it. There are important questions that need to be answered, and they need to be answered clearly and quickly.

So what’s the verdict on today’s conference? Does the Xbox One deserve your attention? Find out below.

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PS4 and XBox 720 Release Date Hints?

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PS4 and XBox 720 Release Date Hints?

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of some unknown reader trawling through the Activision/Bungie legal documents required for their upcoming deal, the gaming world may have some idea of when Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles will be available.

A title identified only as “Destiny Games #1” will be released for both the Xbox 360 and 720, “compatible” with both systems, in Fall 2013. This date isn’t surprising, particularly as Microsoft has said the 720 will not be shown on the E3 showfloor this year. Another title called “Comet #2” is listed for a Ps4 launch window of 2016, with “Comet #1” scheduled for PS3 release in 2014.

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