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Microsoft unveils the Xbox One, their next-generation all-in-one console

After nearly eight years since the Xbox 360 launched, Microsoft have just unveiled its successor, the Xbox One. The Xbox One is Microsoft's highly anticipated next-generation console, and will feature a see you, the user, the center of the entire console.

 

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The Xbox One is an all-in-one console, no Xbox 720, no Xbox, just Xbox One. This is the next-generation of console from Microsoft. The Xbox One is simple, instant and complete.

Will IllumiRoom illuminate today's Xbox event? Some sources say that it will

Despite rumors that Microsoft's new IllumiRoom is not ready for demo, we just might see the new technology make an appearance at today's Xbox event after all. Gaming site CVG is reporting that a demo will be shown off at the event that is scheduled to begin at 1PM today.

 

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IllumiRoom is Microsoft's next big thing in gaming. It appears to project an extended view of the game onto the surounding walls of the room your TV is in to provide a truly immersive experience. We saw this new feature being shown off at CES earlier this year, but rumors quickly surfaced saying that it would not make an official debut until Q4 this year at the earliest.

 

 

While we are still unsure if IllumiRoom will make an appearance today, we know for a fact that the new Xbox will be unveiled today and we will be providing up to the second coverage in the form of a Live Blog, as well as news posts as they happen. Stay tuned to TweakTown for all the Xbox news today!

The next-gen Xbox will be ready for 'mass shipments' in Q3 2013

Microsoft are just hours away from unveiling their next-generation Xbox, and now we have DigiTimes reporting that they are already shipping out orders in small volumes to certain clients, with mass shipments to start in Q3, with the peak shipments hitting in the following quarter.

 

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The news comes from DigiTimes' sources in the upstream supply chain, who expect "Xbox orders to strongly boost their performances in the second half as the orders' profits will grow along with the volume".

The next-gen Xbox event happens this afternoon! Our live blog will start at 1pm ET

We're nearly here - and yet, my excitement is continuing to build - the next-generation Xbox from Microsoft is to be unveiled mere hours from now. The entire news staff of TweakTown will be all over the Xbox event, covering it with a live blog and news posts.

 

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The event kicks off at 1pm ET, so be sure to check back this afternoon for your next-gen Xbox details. What are you hoping to see? Here are some of our thoughts on the next-generation console from Microsoft, but I'd like to be totally surprised, and to see Microsoft go up and above the PS4 announcement with some incredible games and details on the console. Hopefully we get to actually see the console, not like the PS4 event.

The Last of Us will feature PS4's 'play while download' feature on the PS3

Naughty Dog are nearly ready to unveil The Last of Us to the world, a game that launches simultaneously on Blu-ray and as a download through PSN on June 14. If you choose the download method, then you can only play the game once it has downloaded 50%.

 

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The PlayStation 4 will have this feature, where it will allow you to play the games as you're downloading them. PS3 gamers will get a tease of this PS4 feature with The Last of Us, but the PS4's method will be far superior thanks to its dedicated hardware that is used for background downloading and processing.

EA's FIFA 14 will make a showing at tomorrow's Xbox event

EA has teased that FIFA 14 will be making a showing at tomorrow's Xbox unveiling. TweakTown will be live-blogging tomorrow's Xbox unveiling and will have coverage of the upcoming FIFA 14 game. For those who don't know, FIFA is the world organization for soccer--or as most of the world calls it, football--and FIFA 14 will be EA Sports' latest addition to their soccer game franchise.

 

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Make sure to tune into our Live Blog that will be starting at 10a.m. PST tomorrow!

Sony teases first look at PlayStation 4 hardware, says it will be shown at E3

Ahead of Microsoft's Xbox event later this week, Sony has released a new teaser about its PlayStation 4. In this video we actually get fleeting glimpses of super close up shots of the actual PS4 hardware, along with a wide angle shot that is blurred to the point of looking like a black blob.

 

 

The video does allude to the fact that we will see the PS4 on display in some form at E3 which begins June 10th.

 

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Personally I am not holding my breath as Sony has teased hardware in the past, only to show off very early prototype models. One thing is sure though, TweakTown will be at E3 and we will be sure to post the latest on everything PlayStation 4, so stay tuned for more information, images and video.

The next-gen Xbox gets unveiled in a few days time, here's a few things we should expect

The day is nearly here, where we see the next-generation Xbox unveiled by Microsoft. We still don't know what to refer to it as: Xbox, Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity or Durango. Up until this point, no one knows what it is going to be called, and we don't have pesky insiders to tell us.

 

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From what I've seen of Microsoft's strategy over the past twelve or so months, I'd like to see them flatly call it "Xbox" with no numbers near it. Then, two years from now, they could update it and release another next-gen console, making this Xbox the "2013 Xbox", just how the iPad naming goes. I expect it to pump out nothing less than 1920x1080 (1080p) at 60 FPS (frames per second). We should see Microsoft steer more toward an 'entertainment unit' rather than a pure gaming console, too.

 

What else should we see? Let's discuss that:

 

5.) Controller - The controller on a console is the center of your gaming experience, if it is shaped weirdly, is too heavy, or is too slow, the entire gaming experience can be ruined. We should expect an evolution, not a revolution, of the Xbox 360 controller. Something I expect is Kinect 2.0, or some form of augmented reality. I hope Microsoft actually push this and don't wimp out and just unveil a controller and throw the second option (Kinect 2.0/augmented reality) as a tack-on later in the year, or as a mid-life upgrade like Kinect was. Until this day there is still no killer app for Kinect.

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Nintendo to let consumers play unreleased Wii U games at 100 Best Buys during E3

Nintendo has decided to take a different approach to this year's E3. Instead of doing something massive at E3 for the journalists, Nintendo will be allowing consumers to play various unreleased Wii U games at 100 Best Buys around the United States. We think this is a rather interesting approach that could work out for the company.

 

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Instead of relying on journalists, Nintendo is going directly to the customers to let them check out whats coming next. Word of mouth often works the best, so if Nintendo can convince people that the upcoming games are great, it could really work well for Nintendo.

 

If your local Best Buy is one with Nintendo's offering, you'll be able to get a first-hand experience of what TweakTown will be doing at E3: waiting in lines to try out the latest games. Details for the event are still slim, so we can't tell you which Best Buy ocations are participating, what games will be shown off, or when exactly it will be taking place.

 

We'll be sure to update you with more as soon as it becomes available.

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