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#31 dead.cell

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 16:10

Can't edit my post, but there was an official update to this from Microsoft.

"The comments to The Verge were not understood in their intended context," says a Microsoft spokesperson. "When Brian mentioned a ‘new wave of products,’ he was referring to the full lineup of products coming later this year from Microsoft, including Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8 and Xbox SmartGlass."


Tom Warren @ The Verge - http://www.theverge....ashboard-update (Y)


#32 vetneufuse

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 16:11

I sort of wish they would just drop the name XBox completely, come up with something fresh and original.


fresh and original? it's only been out two iterations, and XBOX is the microsoft gaming brand, it sure was original when it came out... changing a well known name doesn't make something "fresh"...

#33 Jason S.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:00

I would argue that it is the wrong time entirely for Microsoft or Sony to release a new console. 1080p's reign is about to end, 4k's is about to start. It’s better for all of us who will be spending a lot of money on next gen consoles for both of them to wait until 4k is here, and video tech is slightly more advanced and able to support it for cheaper.

4k isnt going to be the norm for YEARS. even if there are tv's released next year, there will be zero content. content might filter in around 2014, but mass availability wont be until 2016 at the earliest.

#34 Colin McGregor

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:07

I sort of wish they would just drop the name XBox completely, come up with something fresh and original.


Fresh and original?? Before the xbox console what was named xbox that made it unoriginal??

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:10

Probably be called xbox next or something lame like that lol.

#36 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:10

Expect it to have some silly Metro inspired name.

#37 Tom

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:12

They should call it 'The New Xbox.'
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 14:56

What's amazing is the fact that Microsoft is still selling the 360 at a good rate with price still in the $200-$400 range, depending on the kit you select...

I don't think they feel the pressure to come out with a new console that soon.

#39 PyX

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 14:59

No kidding! If they name it that, I'm just gonna do a 720º turn and walk away!!! :angry:

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But… but if you do a 720º turn, YOU’LL KEEP WALKING IN THE SAME DIRECTION !!!

#40 The Teej

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 16:59

Either Xbox Infinity or perhaps Modern Xbox perhaps?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 17:02

Whatever it is going to be named, announce the damn thing already, get Sony to announce there's, and lets see them Holiday 2013, preferably sooner.
While it is admirable, never been a fan of the whole long life cycle of a console, especially not 10 damn years like Sony tries to say they support. Especially not in this day and age.
Hell, the current gen of consoles were dated components wise when they were released. It is now 7 years later.
I want real 1080p support. That's all. This talk of 4k support is for the birds. Adoption of that tech to where it is widespread is at least 2 years out. At least. Probably more like 4-5 to be common place.
So just give me real 1080p support (and I mean for games, not movies). I got the TV capable of it, have for years now, give me the consoles.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 17:12

Xbox MX

#43 Shadrack

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 19:50

I wonder what we will see in the next generation of consoles and if it will be anything to get excited about. I'm really not sure I will get all that excited if all we get is better graphics. Better graphics from console generation to console generation has always been the thing I got most excited about. But I think that the last generation of consoles really made up the gap between console graphics and PC graphics. PC graphics will probably always be better (at least when it comes to games that push hardware to the limits). And there was an increase in gameplay and immersion because of better graphics and better TVs with much higher resolutions with last generation consoles.

Not sure if I'm the only one who feels this way. But better and better graphics are having diminishing returns me thinks.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 20:12

I wonder what we will see in the next generation of consoles and if it will be anything to get excited about. I'm really not sure I will get all that excited if all we get is better graphics. Better graphics from console generation to console generation has always been the thing I got most excited about. But I think that the last generation of consoles really made up the gap between console graphics and PC graphics. PC graphics will probably always be better (at least when it comes to games that push hardware to the limits). And there was an increase in gameplay and immersion because of better graphics and better TVs with much higher resolutions with last generation consoles.

Not sure if I'm the only one who feels this way. But better and better graphics are having diminishing returns me thinks.

It's not just 'graphics' though. The world density on console games is pathetic. Audio takes RAM. Characters take RAM. Yes, graphics too. AI logic takes RAM. Every part of a game is squeezed to death on current consoles.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 19:53

Xbox MX



OHHHHHH!!!! Now that could probably work, MX is probably Modern eXperience I'm guessing, and they've used it for the new One Note app so it fits that way.