Xbox 720 reveal event May 21

[UPDATE] Microsoft confirms it will "give you a real taste of the future" during event next month.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft confirmed that it will hold a press event on May 21 at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington to "give you a real taste of the future."

"On Tuesday, May 21st, we'll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV, and entertainment," Microsoft said in a statement. "On that day, we'll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the US or Canada."

"On that day, we'll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future," the statement goes on. "Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we'll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games."

"We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we've been working on."

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A source has told the GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine that Microsoft will announce the Xbox 720 during an "intimate" event at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington on May 21.

This tallies with a claim from Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, who also said Microsoft would reveal the next-generation platform on that date.

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Game Informer's source also revealed that the event will be streamed live on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and Spike TV in the United States and Canada. Invitations for the event are reportedly going out to press and publishing partners shortly.

A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

The latest Xbox 720 scuttlebutt suggests the platform will launch this year with Crytek's Kinect game Ryse and a new Forza title, among others. The platform is also rumored to take over a user's TV and set-top box in much the same way that Google TV operates.

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O.o and I'm supposed to believe that the pos xbox is gonna win cause of an atari person said so well last time I checked atari got beat out by almost every console there is and that's that.Oh and PS4 won't be giving xbox a year head start this time and they have the best devs backing them plus they are all about games not all the bs tv crap and who in their right mind would buy and only online system.Trust me M$ ain't gonna win this time in my opinion they didn't win last time look who caught up and still selling better worldwide Sony.M$ only thought they was winning cause of the year head start but got beat in the end and still can't make an original game how sad.

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@constantterror And the winner of the SONY Fanboy award is....

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@constantterror U mad bro?

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@Skinon @constantterror

He mad bro

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I expect Microsoft and Sony to be neck and neck again next gen, which I think is a good thing. I'm looking forward to both systems.

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@wyan_ I have to agree. Its gonna be a pretty level playing field. Its gonna come down to price, games, and marketing.

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Cool, finally all these rumors will be ended. (or at least we can hope)

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I'm really interested to see what Microsoft will bring to the table with their next console. With the PS4 being revealed to sport an x86 architecture, Microsoft will no longer have the "Easy to code for" advantage the 360 held over the PS3. It'll be real interesting to see which platform developers focus their efforts into. On the one hand, focusing on the PS4 in x86 would make the title much easier to port to a PC natively, however Windows is capable of running the same XNA framework that the Xbox runs on


In addition, the PS4 has some pretty decent hardware on it. Though Microsoft's Xbox has a reputation of usually being the strongest gaming console, I'm not sure they can out-spec Sony this time and still retain a competitive price point.


Lastly, and this isn't necessarily just on the Xbox, but are we going to finally see consoles push forwards and try to follow the trends PC has been setting for a while now? By that, I mean are we going to consistently see games in full HD (1080P minimum) at 60 FPS? Right now it seems to be either true HD at 30 FPS, or upscaling at 60 FPS.

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The console industry feels like its running out of steam....if they simply rely on graphics upgrades they will fail because everything from tablets to mini pcs etc will smoke them eventually. Not saying Tablet games are good but the console industry is leaving a big hole open for something else to enter the picture and wipe them out ie: an Apple Device or a Steambox device etc.....

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'Xbox 720' is a ridiculous name.

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@JazzFromHell Wait till the next-next-gen. Xbox 1440. :)

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@JazzFromHell Microsoft haven't yet revealed what it will even be called. The press gave it that name

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@FernoFrY @JazzFromHell I know it... it's just ridiculous, they should call it the next xbox console or something.

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@JazzFromHell @FernoFrY How about the 360 U?

Problem Nintendo?

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http://www.falcon-nw.com/promo/titan-1 with great power comes great responsibility and pc is so irresponsible for that especially multiplayer ;) have a look at its useless power.

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@neotheinstein Do you have any mental illness? I have no idea what you just said, you don't even know how to use punctuation. How am i supposed to refute your argument if you don't even know how to type properly?

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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090326124304AAQqGwf

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090617142905AATOmWz

think before you criticize about anything.

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@Crazyboy272 Relax fanboy

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lol my PC is faster than xbox 720 and ps4 together and they are not even out yet.

"hurrr durr but your PC was more expensive" Of course it was more expensive, decent hardware is expensive, geniuses.
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@fluffy_puppy666 Enjoy that.

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@fluffy_puppy666 funny because we play the same game

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@surprizemothafu @fluffy_puppy666 Funny, because i play the same game as you at 5760x1080 120fps while you play it at 1200x720 20fps.

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@strothers101 @fluffy_puppy666 Actually, everybody that comes to my home and sees how it is to play with 3 IPS professional monitors and a huge field of view tells me that the snesation of playing with a decent computer is just fantastic. My PC is actually kind of a big deal and you are jelly you can't afford decent hardware.

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@fluffy_puppy666

You are the reason people think PC gamers are lame...Dude, nobody cares about your PC and how fast it is. Except you... and if you/your parents need to fork out for a super leet gaming PC to make yourself feel superior...then you are a sad excuse for a person

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@fluffy_puppy666 http://www.falcon-nw.com/ a mach v from falcon northwest costs a minimum of $3332
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@neotheinstein Why would i buy a compact PC? To spend more money on useless portability? Do you really think that mach V is he only option? A Personal Computer can be anything, it is fully customizable, it has all price ranges, it is the master platform, the master race.

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@fluffy_puppy666 @neotheinstein Heil PC!

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@fluffy_puppy666 it must have cost you $2000-$3000 or even more.

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@neotheinstein @fluffy_puppy666 And that was cheaper than all your consoles together. The PC has more games than every single console together, you would need to spend $4000 or more dollars on consoles to be able to play as many games as you can play on the PC.

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@fluffy_puppy666 hahah yap thats right

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yah baby at last

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<Insert Fanboy comment here>

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<Insert opposing fanboy rebuttal>

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<insert flame>

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@Zorine @emerin76 <insert claim in defense of one side based on zero facts>

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@emerin76 <Insert snarky observation>


also, I lul'd at this comment chain.

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Summary what's the difference really. 6 pack? Half a dozen?

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in a couple of years ps wont have any exculsives(ms will keep stealing them to stay on the market)

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21 MAY

May be last working day for many of the XBOX team member!

keep up the BAD work

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@trustkill3r haai why r u saying that

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A for Apple

B for Ball

C for Cat.... X for .......!lets C:)

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once upon a time there was a flashy looking modem and its name was xbox 720

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5-12 yr kids rant more than they think. I really like their innocent and lol comments but I would say the next-gen xbox is the real money. its a lot more cool and versatile than the ps4.

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@neotheinstein high tech ps3 plus 360 controller= best console ever!

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I dont know who will win in the end, but if microsoft continues down the path of heresy focusing on always online and social interactions they are in for a big let down. Havent checked specs, games and extras that each console will be packed, but so far microsoft policy has alienated lots of potential buyers. I myself am a sony fan, but i always enjoyed playing game on both consoles. Xbox and xbox 360 were good and having a competitor is always good for an open market. Im just hoping the new xbox wont be blighted by idiotic policies that wont give it the chance to fight on equal terms.

Lets face it, nobody gives a **** about always online and sosial shit. We just wanna play games and yes we still enjoy solo without having a camera recording every action we make during our gameplay...

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@kelborn3 They will all charge in and die at the same time.

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