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  1. Gaming

    Bullet Dodged: Next Xbox Will Play Single Player Games Without an Internet Connection

    Dreading the prospect of a next generation Xbox that has to be constantly connected to the Internet to be of any use? Yeah, so were we. We can all breathe a little easier today, though, as a Microsoft memo obtained by Ars Technica suggests the new Xbox -- codenamed Durango -- won't need to be connected to the Internet to play one player games. That's right, folks -- no always on for us!

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  2. Gaming

    Microsoft Creative Director Gone From the Company After Incendiary Next-Gen Comments

    Remember when we previously reported about Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth's Twitter comments about the "always-on" complaints in regards to the next-gen Xbox? Specifically, remember when Microsoft officially apologized for Orth's comments without actually talking about whether the next Xbox will even have an "always-on" feature? Well, Adam Orth certainly remembers, as he's now apparently no longer at Microsoft.

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  3. Gaming

    We May See the New Xbox May 21st

    For those of you waiting with bated breath for the next iteration of the Xbox, your long wait is...well, not over. But it at least has a date set that it will be over, so that's something. Signs suggest that a May 21st Microsoft press conference will represent the first sighting in the wild of the next-generation console. Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet, prepare to start complaining about a new system...now.

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  4. Gaming

    Microsoft Issues Empty Statement on Employee’s Next-Gen Xbox Twitter Tirade

    It's still a bit premature to start complaining about the next-gen Xbox being "always-on" for one reason or another, seeing as there's nothing official out just yet, but it hasn't stopped folks from expressing their opinion as to what they'd think of a console that constantly required a connection to the Internet. In short: They don't like it. On April 4th, Adam Orth, Microsoft Studios creative director, went off about these complaints on his Twitter. Microsoft has since officially apologized for his tirade, though their statement doesn't even come close to addressing anything about the "always-on" rumors that instigated it.

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  5. Gaming

    These Could Be the Specs for the Next Generation Kinect

    There is a new batch of rumors about the successor to the Xbox Kinect that give the specifics on the updated device currently operating under the name "Durango". The rumors are detailed down to the specs of the 3D camera sensor, but nothing is official yet. The specs being reported seem pretty believable though -- most categories are getting a slight bump in specs, but nothing so crazy as to raise any doubt. Let's look at the numbers.

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  6. Gaming

    Somebody is Trying to Sell an “Xbox 720″ DevKit on eBay

    Want to make your own next-gen Xbox game? Well for the low, low price of $11,101 (as 12:34 PM EDT) you can bid on eBay for what may very well be a development kit for the Xbox 720, a.k.a. "Durango." Rumor has it that certain developers have had access to devkits for the technically unannounced next-gen console since February, so it's not entirely impossible that this could be the real deal.

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