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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PS4 already won next gen LOL :)

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@grbolivar Yeah.. with nothing on retail shelves yet. lol!! PS3 already lost last gen. lol!!

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@blackace @grbolivar I already know you're an Xbox fanboy and delusional because I remember you from another discussion where you tried to defend the Xbox and bash the PS3 no matter what. But the facts are there to support that the PS3 hasn't "lost" anything. It's the top selling system and has been for awhile now. If you paid attention at all to the gaming community, you would know just how much more popular and successful the PS3 is compared to the other systems.

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@Fenixx @blackace @grbolivar People tend to forget that there's a world outside USA, and it's basically PS3. That's why PS3 get's all the JRPGs exclusives. Is this a good thing? Then it depends on how much you like JRPGs... But at least you have a choice. With 360, you don't get to choose.

And I can debunk the PS3 too if you guys want. Because discussing which one is the best is extremely boring.

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@grbolivar Well with that argument who could deny it?

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@Dannystaples14 @grbolivar Who needs arguments? LOL

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I would surely hope that Microsoft would come up with a better name than "Xbox 720"... that name has been around gamers' heads for years merely on the basis of the number being twice that of 360. Trust me M$, you do not want to be like Atari, going from 2600 to 5200 then 7800, you know how that went for them, right?

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@NicAgent As if the name PS4 is so much more original right? At least you need to do a little more math with 720 being 2X360 where as PS4 is PS3+1.

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@DaSlyOne @NicAgent I will get really dizzy with the new Xbox, thats for sure.
Are they going to use Tony Hawk in the release of Xbox 900?

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@meatz666 @DaSlyOne @NicAgent Are we really fighting over names now? I mean, really? REALLY? LOL. Both consoles are going to be a wonder. That's a fact.

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@DaSlyOne @NicAgent at least it's a beautiful name

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I have been with Xbox a while and have had live for over 9 years i am getting real worried about this new console (please prove me wrong microsoft). I can almost see them talking about a bunch of stupid tv and app features and not focusing on games. Hopefully this year it won't be 45 minutes of stupid glass like last years E3.

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@oo7superdave Xbox is done. Microsoft killed it like 2-3 years ago. They stopped caring about gaming and tried to be an overall entertainment device. Now with Microsoft focusing so much on their Windows 8 crap and trying to convert everything to their mobile, tile type of interface and connectivity, you can bet they're going to cram that into the new Xbox as well.

I'm guessing this conference and the showing at E3 will contain celebrities and what new ways you can watch your tv shows. At the previous E3 when they brought out Usher to perform on stage, that's when I shut it off and pretty much forgot that the Xbox existed anymore.

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@oo7superdave I have my doubts about Microsoft on this one. Not so worried about "always connected", more concerned with mandatory Kinect. Won't work in my setup, never will.

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@oo7superdave

"On Tuesday May 21st, we'll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment," This statement proves your theory is correct. I personally just want a gaming machine w/Movies. I don't care about the 100 Apps (to order pizza), kinect and everything it can besides games. Games it seems will be taken a back seat this time around.

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@xxxxTRISTAMxxxx @oo7superdave ps4 is the answer to everything

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@MjnE @xxxxTRISTAMxxxx @oo7superdave LOL... PS4 will cure the ill... Feed people in Africa... Stop wars! We should call it Playstation Jesus... :)

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Good Banjo kazooie at launch = take my money

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@Jerrytje I'd rather they give us Killer Instinct 3 and a new Conker game. Give us an exclusives HD Shenmue trilogy on XBox 720 and have it as a worldwide launch title.

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I'm sure it will be huge expensive when they release it and after 5 months will reduced the price, i hope it's worth it buying


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@KARIM_DJ No more expensive then the PS4. I hope they both are worth buying. I hope they include a bundled game.

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To be honest Microsoft, I really don't care about TV channels and movies... I don't need my xbox to do that.. just the games thanks.

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They already failed with always online. Not to mention paying for a service like Xbox Live is laughable now.

Not buying one #DealWithIt

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@BladeStrike1234 PS4 will most likely have a online pay service like XBox Live. Sony is losing money on their PSN as they don't have as many PSPlus members as they would like. Microsoft has over 50% paying for XBox Live Gold. Sony probably has less then 30% on PSPlus. Sony won't give a definitive number, but it's obviously not better then XBL members or they was have announced it a long time ago.

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Too little too late Microsoft. Between my hate for Sony and MS I've gotten sick of the whole industry and converted BACK to a PC gamer. Thanks to Steam and it's BIG SCREEN MODE. I ALREADY HAVE A NEXT GEN CONSOLE as my PC has better specs than the PS4 and I'm assuming the 720, plus I have no annual LIVE fee, NO ALWAYS ON CONNECTION REQUIRED and of course NO KINECT REQUIRED TO CHARGE ME MORE FOR USING SERVICES I'm already paying for. I'll watch the Xbox event just to see what they have to offer, but the second they mention always on as a feature I'm turning it off and moving on.

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@Vividnightmare It is you, Gabe?

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@Vividnightmare Most of which was only based on rumor so you chose a side before you even knew all of the details. Good choice.

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When fanboys take time to cry like this, we all know Microsoft is coming with something good...

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i cant wait for the first info for xbox next

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I don't care which is better, don't give 2 shit's about the hardware or online capabilities I only want new original games, the console that offers the most original content will have my fuckn money!

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I'm more curious to see if the new Xbox (for lack of a better name) is going to be similar or different from the PS4. Will it offer different or similar features? If it's similar, like the 360 and PS3 (let's be honest, there are no extreme differences between the two consoles, except for UI and online services, they are pretty similar), then this generation is going to be one without a clear winner. Hopefully there will be reason to buy both consoles.

The next big question is if those rumors about blocked used games and always online are true or not....

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pc gaming is not better than console gaming as you have to update your pc every few yrs.(1-2) to play the latest games. almost all pc gamers worry about frame rates.

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@neotheinstein Thats because framerates are worth worrying about. A framerate that dips below 30fps could get you killed in an FPS for example.

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LOL "Low framerates can get you killed dude" (sprints to the shop for a Titan)

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@EL_Bomberdor More and more you are sounding like a kid with every post of your comment . Can't mind , this is hard time for fanboys after all .

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Waking up in cold sweats because they dreamed of their beloved only kicking out 50 fps.... "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

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@neotheinstein http://i.imgur.com/jGt1Ekn.gif

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@Cloud_imperium @neotheinstein a $1000 pc may not need a graphic card upgrade for a max of 3yrs. to play the newer games.

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So basicly then you have had to spend money on upgrading your PC???? you have just voided out your own comments.

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@Cloud_imperium The word you are looking for is "convinces".

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@Cloud_imperium you are full of lies.

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@neotheinstein Whatever convince you my friend . what ever convince you :-(

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"ass of my ass" . Learn to write , then we'll talk . Go and attend your English compulsory lecture .

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@neotheinstein LMAO . Fanboy .

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

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

have a look at the sales fanboy and then talk. console is more quality in more ways than pc could think of.

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@EL_Bomberdor @Cloud_imperium Lol . I run every game on High settings . I after 5 years got new card few months ago and I spent money on it which is less than your two so called AAA crappy games like Halos and Gears , on other hand I saved a lot while buying games from steam like 5 bucks and 10 bucks on sakes . Also sold my old card , it's not like that my next card won't have backward compatibility . lol . You are talking like 12 year old .

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Well you are not experiencing gaming any better than consoles then... not like you own a system that plays on ultra is it?

You are the typicle PC Elitest who owns a dated PC which won't run games better than console yet still believe his PC is the best way of playing games, really deluded.

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@neotheinstein @Cloud_imperium I am still gaming on my 5 year old PC . I had got it 500$ back then . Still runs every game perfectly . Don't talk like a fool without knowing the facts , try harder . Still it won't make your next box good even if you succeed in dreams . M$ fanboy . This topic is not even about PC , LMAO .

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