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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ps3 is just an over-rated hype for all the wrong reasons:- for Blu-ray, for psn, for movie like games. I am sure the ps4 will follow it.

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@neotheinstein at least ps3 doesnt have red ring of death.


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@sora141guy bing ps3 ring of death http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090326124304AAQqGwf

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

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@sora141guy Yea, they only had their network go down many times. And user data leaked. But yea, at least there wasn't a red ring of death!

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@neotheinstein @Sarg1010

You use Bing? Bahahahaha. if your not on Mircosoft payrole your nuts :)

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@Sarg1010 bing ps3 ring of death

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@sora141guy its a myth.

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@neotheinstein do you really believe that Blu Ray is not worth it ?

it would be nice to know what you'd like on ur consoles.. please tell us..

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for ps move.

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All I want is to play games. Social media is over rated and is just another method for people to steal you identity and the government to track you. It's a game counsel. I'll stick with my 360. It costs too much to keep upgrading a PC. I'm happy with the graphics of the 360. I don't own blue-rays so the up convert is fine with me.

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how many people actually watch Blu-ray movies on their ps3?

http://www.amazon.com/Shawshank-Redemption-Blu-ray-Book-Packaging/dp/B000Q67876/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1366915604&sr=1-1&keywords=the+shawshank+redemption+blue+ray

http://www.amazon.com/Forrest-Gump-Sapphire-Blu-ray-Hanks/dp/B002L9N4DS/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1366915604&sr=1-3&keywords=the+shawshank+redemption+blue+ray

http://www.amazon.com/World-Wire-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B0068CEGB8/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1366915762&sr=1-1&keywords=world+on+a+wire

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@neotheinstein i do... and i watch a hell lot of BluRay stuff... i even watch my DVD collection on the PS3...

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ps4 will be easier to program games for so they will have the same multi plat graphics (maybe even better) as the 720

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breaking news:- aliens have ordered 100 million next-gen xbox consoles.

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@neotheinstein They'll have'ta get in line >:o

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This is interesting stuff http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57581433-75/next-xbox-may-sell-for-$499-or-$299-with-two-year-subscription/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

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I'm excited to see what they bring to the table. I am already sold on the new PS4, but I want to see what the competition will be doing.

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i wonder if the new xbox graphics better than ps4

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hhhhhhhhhhhh ps4 is for Hardcore gamers like me and the next xbox is for kids like you!!!!!!

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@mezati4 says the annoying little brat. XD

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He said that MS will win because Sony releases consoles that are a pain to develop for. Didn't Sony just unveil the PS4 having PC-like architecture & saying it will be easy to develop for along side PCs?! Wtf? That dude is a MS fan!Didn't Sony also stated how much they've put into the PS4 with lots of social features & made PSN a lot more social.


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@clr84651
You are correct.

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@MrBunson @clr84651 i think that guy knows a little more than the rest of us. So maybe he is on to something.

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I would just like games that were announced but never heard of again to actually be made, such as Half Life.


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What is an Xbox?

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@mtnjak Where were you the last 10 years?

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@mtnjak It was a gaming system released meany moons ago by these money grubbing gods called Microsoft. Where only 1 or two great videogames were created on it. Halo combat evolved and Halo 2.

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@mtnjak It`s an oversized smartphone. XD

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We would like to announce a date that we will be making another announcment. That is all.

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@deathwatch28 Sounds like sony. XD

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Sounds like square enix at the ps4 announcment lol!

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Oh nice....but this is only the warm-up of the true fanboy war...oh the entertainment that will grace us after 21st will be great \o/

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@benelori Hey, the best kind of wars are the true fanboy wars ;)

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@vsnake48 @benelori I agree.

Fun and entertaining.

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Yep the wars start right after the xbox announcement

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This is going to be an ugly couple years for console wars. Fanboys have invaded almost every article on this site. Oh well it's good entertainment none the less.

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If it's always on, I'll pass... And I'm also wondering about the launch line-up.

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Hopefully they should slap the '720' suffix at the end. Here's why, would you kindly spin 720 degrees in your chair. You've just ended up right back where you started.
Whatever they call it, I just want it soon!

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the next-gen xbox would overcome every gaming platform by leaps and bounds.

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if you are 5-12 yrs. then buy a wii u, 12-13 buy a ps, 13-99 or an alien buy an xbox!

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How would 12-13 year old be affordable to buy a PS4 when they don't have any money, they can't even afford a car?

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Parents buy consoles for kids! Duh!! Good Lord are people that stupid?!

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@clr84651 @leeko_link @neotheinstein I`m buying my kid golf clubs so I can retire and coach him to make lots of money. MU HA HA!!!

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I'm buying my son a PS4.

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:D...yeah man...if they can't afford a car, they definitely won't afford a PS4...

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@Vkain @benelori @leeko_link @neotheinstein can their parents buy me a car?

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@benelori @leeko_link @neotheinstein I'm sure their parents will buy it.

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@neotheinstein On the contrary. The PS3 have a lot more mature games, like Heavy Rain, MGS, Gran Turismo, etc. Games that adults play a lot. The Xbox 360 have more teen games as exclusives, like Fable, Gears of War, Halo, Forza. I never see those on the xbox. I have both consoles and only bought one "adult" kind of game on my x360, it's Lost Odyssey (I bought the console for this game, my god it was so good!). I'm 27 by the way.

PS: Adult doesn't mean the game have blood and body parts flying around... At least not for anyone I know. Those who chose xbox 360 were playing a lot of Modern Warfare, and they prefered the xbox for XBL (if you remember, the playstation online was really lame at 1st).

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@senjutsu games should be like games, not movies

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@senjutsu @neotheinstein Saying first party titles for sony and more adult like than Xbox is just silly.

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@senjutsu @neotheinstein well said couldn't agree more.

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