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Old 11-07-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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RUMOR: New Xbox may have a bigger focus on Kinect

I know this doesn't sound interesting, but give this a look, some rumored specs:
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Report: Xbox 720 Will Be Smaller, Cheaper Than Xbox 360

New console to be based on the ARM architecture.


by Justin Rubio
November 7, 2011



Microsoft may be keeping quiet about development of the next generation Xbox, but a couple of crucial aspects of the console have surfaced by way of reputable Microsoft leak blogger MS Nerd.
The Xbox 720, as it has become commonly referred to as, is allegedly codenamed "loop," and will be much smaller than the Xbox 360. Moreover, MS Nerd claims the system will cost less to produce in the hopes for achieving higher Kinect adoption. In addition, the console will be based on a modified version of the yet-to-be-announced Windows 9.
MS Nerd continues by stating that "It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform—a 'main' processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors. It will be custom designed by Microsoft and two partners based on the ARM architecture."
Microsoft has yet to divulge in any information regarding their next console, although it is rumored that it will be revealed next year at E3.
SOURCE: http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/11/...than-xbox-360#

Do you believe these rumors? What are your thoughts?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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I really don't care if it is smaller and cheaper than the 360. If Kinect is the only way you can control it, then they lost me as a customer.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:31 PM   #4
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We still got several years till it comes out, so no need to be making decisions on whether you will buy it or not.
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We still got several years till it comes out, so no need to be making decisions on whether you will buy it or not.
I'd rather go ahead and offer up my opinion that if the control method is Kinect-only, or goes full motion control with no controller option, then I'm not buying it. Given Microsoft's stance on Kinect, it'll probably be full motion control.

The one thing I want to do after a busy day at work is to sit on my ass and play video games, not give myself a workout.

So, more Kinect = no money to Microsoft from me.
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I'm with Glastonbury on the Kinect thing. If I really wanted to exercise I wouldn't be playing a video game. Still, these things aren't always as bad as they sound once they're done I suppose.
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It seems that with each passing minute, Microsoft is hell-bent forcing the kinect on everything
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