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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you can have all the consoles and pc but to be really honest and frank xbox is the best of them all and I am not a fanboy by any means.

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@neotheinstein Depends on the games you play. I have both consoles, and bought 75 PS3 games while only 5 xbox 360 games. As you can see, I dislike most x360 exclusives. I prefer by far games like MGS, Gran Turismo, Heavy Rain and God of War over games like Fable, Halo, Gears of Wars and Forza.

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@senjutsu @neotheinstein I just hope both consoles are reasonably priced.

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@neotheinstein There is no best. If you look the consoles from a different perspective, you can always debunk the "the best" argument.

Thinker: 360 was the best choice for me, because I live in US where all its services work great, has an extensive library, nice controller, and better exclusives.
Fanboy in denial: "
xbox is the best" + "I am not a fanboy"

People think they get free pass when they use "I am not a fanboy".
And I'm not mocking you, by any means.

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@meatz666 @neotheinstein

Better exclusives?! Not even close.

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@meatz666 @neotheinstein right. i chose PS3 for free online-better exclusives IMO and the major tiebreaker...blue ray. I'm not saying PS3 is better than Xbox but am saying PS3 was a better fit for me.

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Extensive library???? Compared to what Nintendo? If you combined MS and Nintendo then you would have the same amount of exclusives that Sony has. Sony will be the choice console this generation. Sony is going to take it this year. The only way Nintendo and MS are going to take it is in the rear!!

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@sladakrobot @Infinity_Gauntl Both consoles have awesome/terrible exclusives/games. I prefer the comfier xbox controller, the better online services and at time of purchase the price.

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@Infinity_Gauntl Is the number of exclusives so important? And being a exclusive game doesnt implement automatically hiting everyones taste or means quality(see 50 exclusive kinect games).
There are so many games on X360...to many to play them all.

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A true gamer already has a nice PC and one of the consoles.
I have a PS3 now, but I'll surely evaluate all the features of both consoles (and take Wii U too in consideration, why not?), library, prices. Make a choice. Have fun. And not wasting my time discussing the 720 is better or the PS4 is better just because I chose it.

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And not wasting my time discussing the 720 is better or the PS4 is better just because I chose it."

Yeah, kinda like saying only a true gamer has a nice PC. What a dumbass.

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@meatz666 So I'm not a true gamer? I have about 80 console titles of the current gen, and no PC games. PC cost too much to keep up to date versus consoles. And PC is nice for shooters or strategy games, but nothing else.

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@senjutsu I have 15 different consoles(from MS to the X360 and no gaming pc)...i consider myself a passionate gamer.

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LOL, PC is for the real hardcore gamers. You gotta troll.

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@ACMC85 say that with my 10 year old desktop :P UT anyone?

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I just hope its not always connectivity, and a game registered for one console.

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Video games is getting way to capitalistic in its content... Now, games are released with lack of content so gamer are put in a position where they HAVE to buy additional content. Its getting way out of control!!!


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@Aroku_Sockeen "Video games is getting way to capitalistic in its content"... You do know that we live in capitalism, and the main focus of a company is profit, right? We can try socialism... And we would have:
Tetris 2
Tetris 3
Super Tetris Motherland
Tetris Tennis
Tetris Kart
Tetris Arena

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@meatz666 @Aroku_Sockeen True why give us half a game for $60 and then tell us to buy the other half through DLC. While this is not true for all games it is true for most.

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@meatz666 ;-)

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@meatz666 @neotheinstein Whens tetris kart out? Or was it a regional release? :P Only joking I HATE TETRIS

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@neotheinstein Nintendo jokes. I'll never get tired of them... :)

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I think what most gamers are 'really' frustrated with is the frequency of new and different high-quality games and not much anything else.

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as long as used games would sell, we won't get new games to play with. atleast the frequency of new games will always be affected like in the last decade. that's my only complaint about it all.

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i think miroballs has shit them selves and have changed there minds about "always on-line" and will announce at there expo that it was never the case just to cover there backs. but we'll all know it was down to the million ton of bile spat at there face from the fans who have lost there faith in them.

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@MadaraSoul Or maybe your covering your ass for believing rumors that weren't true.

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@TheGovenor @MadaraSoul Some rumours were true, JLS split up :P

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Exactly! That first generation Xbox 360 was a fuckin money pit that tripled their sales for my household!

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Just looking at some of these comments.......what difference does it make what color the machine is or what the name will be or what color the buttons will be? How can that possibly be any type of reflection on how the machine will perform?

For me, I am interested in will it break down like the current xBox and what games will be available and will this crap of always online be a factor.

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@geojf3 Apple and Nintendo think it is IMPORTANT

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@geojf3 No one knows what the hardware will be like except Microsoft. Color is important as I don't think anyone wants a pink XBox 720 except a few female gamers. It doesn't reflect the machines performance, but it's still part of the marketing, just like the specs and games are.

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More than blockbuster names/developers supporting, i think what should factor in the decision making of which console to choose is, the kind of fresh thinking and creative games that you think will stand out amongst sony & microsoft.

Personally, i feel that the japanese are way ahead in this race, and continue to offer some really crazy and standout games. In this regard i think sony will win.

eg- Demon's Souls,

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@radikel Most of the Japanese games are multiplat however. The difference is that Big Named American games sell more. Call of Duty, Halo, BF, Mass Effect, Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto, Gears of War, Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed, Fifa, etc.. are all American made games. Only Sony games to come close to these blockbusters is MGS, GT, LBP and Uncharted. Nintendo exclusives sell more copies then Sony's. For developers, that's what counts. Japan does make some unique games, but they are a niche market. Games like Catherine and Disgaea are some of the many.

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True that. But, with the kind of re-hashed gameplay formats of this generation,i think people will eventually want fresh takes, unless ur talking heavily multiplayer oriented games like COD. I dont see the console gaming industry surviving on this current trend otherwise.

Casual gamers prolly pick up a game or two in several months, its the hardcore market that keeps them going. And unless gameplay is improved, or this insistence on shooters is removed, i really dont see how they can continue to survive.

Still feel japan has the most creative base though!!!absolutely crazy....:)

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@blackace @radikel


Battlefield-series is developed by the Swedish company DICE, and published by Electronic Arts

So its not made by americans.

Get ur facts straight.

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@radikel "Most of the Japanese games are multiplat however."


ahhh no there not wise up do ur homework b4 u type carp on a page. the most original games come of japan and r mainly on ps3..ohh wait u dont have 1.. thats why ur a mug.

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yaaaaaawwwwnnnnnn

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@geojf3 Go back to bed. lol!!

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They should do black and gold XBox 720. I'm tired of the green really. Give us something different to start the next gen.

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I can't wait for this reveal. Then I can finally start ticking off the boxes for which console I'm going to want to buy.

I was thinking the other day as well, how would it feel if they brought back the black and white buttons on the new Xbox, while keeping the bumpers on of course. I've always liked the xbox controller and I think that would be a great mixing of past and present.

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Even if the new Xbox has no always online requirement I've always prefered PS exclusives so I'll get a PS4. Whether or not I get a new Xbox too depends on if they gonna go with that always online, always kinected deal. Knowing MS they will put adds in game loading screens with that always online crap.

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http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=&publisher=&platform=X360&genre=&minSales=0&results=200

http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=&publisher=&platform=PS3&genre=&minSales=0&results=200

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@neotheinstein http://www.gamefront.com/over-one-billion-league-of-legends-games-played/

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@MjnE @Cloud_imperium @neotheinstein Lol . Still doesn't change the fact whatever YOUR opinion is . World of Tanks have 45 million players , Portal 2 have 9 million steam players . Whatever convince you :-(

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@Cloud_imperium @neotheinstein that trash doesn't deserve to be called a game :(

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@GamerYnoX Now that Bungie switched sides, why wouldn't us? ;)

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@grbolivar @GamerYnoX Switched sides. They are still making Xbox 360 and XBox 720 games. They are just making games for all platforms now. I doubt XBox 720 will be always online. I think that is only for their cable/tv service. Your cable box is always online, so that's what they are referring to. Has nothing to do with the games.

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used games have destroyed gaming as game developers suffer financially and come up with similar games again and again and again(hate cod). if you have to blame anything, blame used games and not xbox live or xbox. used games should be banned forever.

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@neotheinstein Used games have been around as long as game developers have and the games industry is stronger than ever.....so.....yeah. Don't blame used games, blame sub-par quality and repetition. If a game is fresh, fun and worth the money, people will buy new. Otherwise, people will buy used. Simple logic

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@neotheinstein LOL!! NO. Used games are games that have ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED FROM THE PUBLISHER. So the publisher and developer has already gotten paid for the sale of the game. Just because the owner of the game sells it to a friend or retailer doesn't mean the publisher should get another cut of that sale, as they no longer own the physical game. If developers and publisher still feel they deserve a cut, then they should start buying back their games and reselling them used for a profit. No one is saying they can't do the same thing Gamestop, Best Buy & Blockbuster are doing. They have that right too.

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@blackace looks like you like playing the same cod again and again every year.

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@neotheinstein @blackace I don't even have any Cod: BO games. What I stated above is the truth. Publishers and developers are getting greedy and have lost their financial management skills now that making "AAA" titles have gotten more expensive.

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@neotheinstein Ban used games and the console is doomed. Developers already have lots of money, ask EA, Nintendo that even with 2 straight year loses they still laugh at us.

Just do it Miscrosoft, do it, ban used games and let's see who will buy your sh*tty console.

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@grbolivar @neotheinstein They won't and you'd be stupid to think they would. We'll see if it's sitty or not in 4 weeks.

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@neotheinstein Smells like Game Developer here....

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