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New rumors on next-generation Xbox surface

Forbes is reporting some interesting new rumors on the next-generation Xbox game console from Microsoft. We have known for a while that the next generation console is in the works and is expected to the launch this year with the codename Durango.

Many of those rumors are expecting the next-generation Xbox to be called the Xbox 720. However, Forbes reports that it is now hearing that the official name for the console will be the Xbox Infinity. The image in this story is said to be a leaked image of the official Xbox Infinity logo.

A few other new details are surfacing in whispers along with the new logo including some details about the new Xbox controllers. Forbes cites sources at Microsoft who say the new console will be a generational incremental improvement from the current Xbox 360.
 
The one major upgrade that is tipped to be included with new console is a touch sensitive controller. The touch sensitive area on the new Xbox controller will be used to allow players to take advantage of gestures to complement the Kinect sensor bar.

The official reveal of the next-generation Xbox will be on May 21, 2013. Microsoft is betting big on this launch and people living in the U.S. or Canada will be able watch the live launch via Xbox Live and Xbox.com. The launch will also be broadcast on Spike TV.

Many gamers are concerned about the next-generation Xbox after rumors continue to insist that it requires an always-on internet connection and may block used games.

Sources: Forbes, Major Nelson



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Stick with version numbers
By Schrag4 on 4/29/2013 12:06:20 PM , Rating: 3
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Naming new versions of products with "better" descriptions, like plus, ultra, super, ultra-super, etc. is stupid because several years later, something better will come along that makes their super-mega-ultra product look mediocre. How about we just stick with the version numbering so that we don't have to keep track of whether super is newer than ultra or ultra is newer that super, ok?

Ininite possibilities? I guess this is the very last console that MS will ever produce, since the name suggests it can do literally anything. Sheesh. /soapbox




RE: Stick with version numbers
By Flunk on 4/29/2013 1:31:06 PM , Rating: 3
They can just use a random or simplified naming scheme for the next one. Xbox Restart, Xbox Revolution, Xbox 4, Xbox Star-Killer. Whatever they want, the marketing guys can spin anything and the truth of the matter is that consumers don't really care that much about what things are called*.

*Barring really bad names like the Xbox: Don't Buy Me I Suck


RE: Stick with version numbers
By paydirt on 4/29/2013 3:51:32 PM , Rating: 3
Xbox Kingslayer > Xbox Star-Killer


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Crazyeyeskillah on 4/30/2013 10:09:05 AM , Rating: 2
Based on your evidence i would assume that. . .

xbox kingslayer = xbox oathbreaker ?


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Sahrin on 4/30/2013 10:53:25 AM , Rating: 2
Oath breaker... Is that the same as breakoather? "I swear to Odin and all his kin...I shall rest!"


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Manch on 4/30/2013 8:27:01 AM , Rating: 2
Regardless of name, as long as always on is not required I'll buy one. Otherwise, they can get bent.


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Motoman on 4/29/2013 1:58:11 PM , Rating: 3
Speaking of that, I have a couple Radeon 7000 video cards that I could part with cheap. Sure, they're not 7850s...but they've gotta be better than a 6xxx anything because 7000 is more than that right?


RE: Stick with version numbers
By OoklaTheMok on 4/29/2013 6:41:04 PM , Rating: 2
Nice!!


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Totally on 4/29/2013 7:55:15 PM , Rating: 1
well not really, only to sheeple maybe. To any sheeple reading by any chance, it's the second digit that's significant(i.e. higher is better). The first digit just means it's newer and as we all know newer doesn't always mean better, but hey you're sheeple and were probably sold at newer.


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Motoman on 4/30/2013 11:27:39 AM , Rating: 2
...that fierce wooshing sound you just heard? Over your head? That's the sound of you failing miserably.


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Motoman on 4/30/2013 11:33:31 AM , Rating: 2
https://www.google.com/search?q=radeon+7000+agp&cl...

And I guess just in case anyone else is 5 minutes old and doesn't remember the previous, non-HD Radeon monikers...

ATI sold a broad range of Radeon video cards starting with the 7000, also sold as the Radeon VE, all the way up to Radeon 9600s. All of which were AGP parts.

So just imagine your mom blundering about on Amazon.com when she remembers you talking about how you'd love to have a new video card, and she stumbles across this:

http://www.amazon.com/ATI-Technologies-Radeon-7000...

Yup. You can still buy a brand-new 32Mb Radeon 7000 video card.


RE: Stick with version numbers
By amanojaku on 4/29/2013 3:01:20 PM , Rating: 5
You petty excuse for a poster. The next Xbox models will be:

Xbox Light Speed
Xbox Ridiculous Speed
Xbox Ludicrous Speed

Infinity isn't enough. MS won't stop until it's gone to plaid.


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Motoman on 4/30/2013 11:34:33 AM , Rating: 2
<3


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Belard on 4/29/2013 3:56:56 PM , Rating: 5
that logo looks like an 8, rather than the infinity symbol... so this is their way to cross promote very successful windows 8.


RE: Stick with version numbers
By Dug on 4/29/2013 5:15:29 PM , Rating: 2
Infinity and beyond
or
Infinity x 2


RE: Stick with version numbers
By karimtemple on 4/30/2013 10:06:06 AM , Rating: 2
Actually I miss the days of superlative names. We would've gotten NES > Super NES > ULTRA64 if Nintendo hadn't backed out of that name lol. It would've been fun! They could've just went with the Killer Instinct convention. Hyper Nintendo! Brutal Nintendo! Master Nintendo!! AWESOME Nintendo!!! MMMONSTERR NINTENDOOO!


By Captain Awesome on 4/30/2013 12:06:09 PM , Rating: 2
Why can't they just keep adding more words?

Xbox super-mega-ultra
Xbox super-mega-ultra-360
Xbox super-mega-ultra-360-Infinity

Obviously the "Xbox super-mega-ultra-360-Infinity" is the best version...


RE: Stick with version numbers
By CSMR on 4/30/2013 12:20:31 PM , Rating: 2
There are many infinities and some are larger than others.
The next Xbox could be called Xbox Aleph One, or Xbox Real, depending on Microsoft's stance on the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuum_hypothesis .


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