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It looks like Microsoft are set to host a press conference at Gamescom, which opens up in Cologne, Germany next month. This would mark the first time the Redmond giant has held a press conference at Gamescom since 2005.
CVG are behind the report, citing unnamed sources who have said that "organizers and third party" studios have spoke of the plans of a one-hour long conference based around the Xbox One. Back in May of this year, Xbox EMEA Social Marketing Manager, Graeme Boyd, tweeted: "Xbox will be back at Gamescom this August. Next chapter of Xbox gaming experiences on show."
Microsoft in the UK have released a statement to CVG, where they said: "We're excited to be back at Gamescom this year but we're not announcing any further details on our plans at this time. Please stay tuned for more details."
Our latest poll had over 2,000 people who answered, "What new stuff are you most excited to see at Computex Taipei 2013?"
I guess given that a large number of men make up our TweakTown audience profile, it's not so much of a surprise that booth babes took the win here with 26% of the votes.
In a close second place was GPU's and video cards with 21% of the votes, and third place quite a way behind was CPU's with 12% of the votes. The rest of the categories were all fairly closely batched together.
Computex Taipei 2013 - And like that, it's all over for another year. The entire TweakTown crew have been working around the clock bringing you the best Computex 2013 coverage, and we hope you've loved it as much as we have.
We all had a sit down and discussed the last couple of awards for our Best of Computex 2013 that needed to be given out and they were some of the hardest we've had to do yet! The three categories we wanted to leave until last was the laptop/tablet, technology and gadget. We've updated our Awards and Winners page and think you should check it out!
Here's a little tease though, we're all gushing over ASUS' new 4K monitor.
Computex Taipei 2013 - We've been making these Computex Taipei 2013 Booth Babes videos for some time again, and we didn't forget again this year.
Thanks to all the lovely and friendly ladies (and man) for posing on camera for us once again!
Computex Taipei 2013 - While not officially started yet, Computex has well and truly kicked off today with us taking a look around the hall at Nangang and checking out a couple of press conferences. Heading around to the lovely Taipei 101 area we found ourselves at Marquee for the Corsair and Intel OC Main Event which bought together some of the best overclockers in the world for a grand total of $20,000 US.
Starting in the afternoon overclockers had the chance to compete in a number of areas for cash prizes ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. The drinks and LN2 where flowing all afternoon and as the event came to a close at 5pm local time we saw Andre and TL take a massive 8 out of the 11 areas out which included Super Pi 1M, PiFast, wPrime 32m, wPrime 1024m, Aquamark 3, 3DMark 01, 3DMark 11 Performance and 3Dmark Firestrike Extreme.
Computex Taipei 2013 - We truly donned our stealth skills today at Nangang in Taipei, where we saw something very cool at the Western Digital booth. I walked past it once, and had to go back to capture it, as it looks like its a sports car, or more precisely, a Formula One car.
What could WD be doing with something like that at WD? I truly don't know, but you can bet your bottom dollar we will be capturing it ourselves at the event tomorrow. Please do leave some comments on what you think it could be? Yes, it may be a car, but what are WD going to do with the car that is associated with storage?
Open your calendar, and find June 10, put a huge cross in it because Apple are planning their keynote speech at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for June 10. The keynote will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Apple haven't announced that they are going to stream the event live or not, but we should expect that, as they did so last October when they introduced the iPad mini and new iMacs to the world. We should expect iOS 7 to be shown off, as well as the next iteration of OS X. WWDC runs between 10-14 June, with tickets selling out in just two minutes this year.
New head of Android says Google I/O will be about services this year, not devices or operating systems
Sundar Pichai, the new head of Android, has said that Google will focus on "all of the kinds of things we're doing for developers" at Google I/O this year. During an interview with Wired, the head of Android, who is also at the wheel of Chrome, has said that now isn't the time that Google has "much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system".
Pichai talked about a bunch of subjects, touching on Android updates, Google's relationship with Samsung, Facebook Home and the challenges of managing two operating systems:
- On the relationship between Chrome and Android: "Android and Chrome are both large, open platforms, growing very fast. I think that they will play a strong role, not merely exist. I see this as part of friendly innovation and choice for both users and developers."
- On Facebook Home: "It's exciting that Facebook thought of Android first in this case. Android was intended to be very customizable. And we welcome innovations. As for the specific product, my personal take on it is that time will tell."
Google I/O is just weeks away, and now the Mountain View-based everythings giant have posted their session schedule for the conference. Google I/O takes place over three days, and will cover multiple Google products and services.
The sessions include Android, Chrome & Apps, Google+, Google Cloud Platform, Google Maps and YouTube. I'm sure we'll see some products unveiled, where I'm hoping for a new Nexus smartphone, and the teased Nexus 11 tablet. Here's hoping to a better look at Google Glass, and hopefully the next iteration (and hopefully next-gen) Android.
There's been talk that the next piece of Android to arrive won't be Android 5.0 "Key Lime Pie" but another iteration of Jelly Bean, which will arrive as Android 4.3.
Not only will Nintendo not be holding a press conference during this years E3, but Valve won't be, either. It's not like Valve had a huge history of hosting events, but with Steam Box being talked about, most thought we'd see some action at E3 2013.
ValveTime posted the above tweet, a screencap from an e-mail from Valve's vice president of marketing, Doug Lombardi. Lombardi states that Valve will be not exhibiting at E3 this year, and leaves it at that.