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    Default The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray discs and new Kinect

    Rumor ???

    Microsoft’s next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsoft’s next console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the unit.
    Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.
    Our source has also confirmed that the next Xbox’s recently rumoured specs are entirely accurate. That means an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As of now, the console’s hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsoft’s extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.
    Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sony’s solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsoft’s next console is more oppressive than Sony’s equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.
    Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox.

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    Default Re: The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray discs and new Ki

    I'm pretty disappointed Sony didn't go for another PPC and that they're both going for AMD GPUs but what evs

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    XBOX 720 = another lost customer. NO resell for used games. Required connection? Screw you microsoft.
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    Default Re: The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray discs and new Ki

    These has been in the cards ever since online multiplayer game became a reality...

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    Default Re: The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray discs and new Ki

    Isn't the PS4 supposed to prevent 2nd hand games from working too?

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    Default Re: The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray discs and new Ki

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    XBOX 720 = another lost customer. NO resell for used games. Required connection? Screw you microsoft.
    i think i might be saying this too soon.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray discs and new Ki

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ˝ Dead View Post
    Isn't the PS4 supposed to prevent 2nd hand games from working too?
    Then they will not be getting my money either. Looks like Sony and Microsoft are working to make the PC gaming community even bigger.
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