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The New Generation Xbox Revealed – XBOX ONE

At precisely 6pm BST Time (UK) the pre-warm up intro music dropped and the stage opened. The dramatic tones of drums, and god-knows-whatever-else a bit rock and pop had been playing about 15 minutes p...[Read More]

Xbox Now Relates to Broadcasting Services Not Console Name

There’s been a great deal of leaks surrounding the next Xbox with names surfacing such as Xbox 8, Xbox Infinity, just Xbox, but the latest was said to be “Xbox Now” as slipped out by...[Read More]

The New Generation of Xbox – Reminder #XboxReveal

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Hey readers, this is a reminder post to let everyone know that next Tuesday 21st May, the new generation of Xbox is going to be revealed to the world for the first time. ThisisXbox will be covering ne...[Read More]

EA To Abolish Online Passes – What Could This Mean for Next-Gen?

EA Games, John Reseburg has told VentureBeat in an interview that future EA games would not require online passes which we are meant to believe is the outcome of fan-feedback! Since when did fans beco...[Read More]

Microsoft Hint at Next-Gen EA and Forza Game For May 21 Reveal

A recent competition from Microsoft’s Xbox division has led to speculation that something with EA and Turn 10 Studio’s will be heavily featured at the E3 2013 Media Briefing on June 10th. ...[Read More]

Smaller ‘Xbox Fusion’ Console Rumour From Last Year Re-Surfaces

Last March, thisisxbox was informed of a really great piece of news that suggested a smaller Xbox console by the name of Fusion would surface at E3 2012 – however, it never did, but todays new r...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox LIVE Said To Be “A Little Like Twitter”

The next generation of Xbox LIVE, or what could possibly be ‘Xbox Gold’ or ‘Xbox Infinite’ is said to feature a great set of improvements to the social side of its functions as...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox Reveal Dated May 21 2013

Major Nelson has confirmed what the world has been anticipating – the next-generation Xbox console will be unveiled on May 21st 2013 as previously rumoured. Here’s the official word from L...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox Details: Blu-Ray, Better Controller, All Games Required To Be Installed

Microsoft hasn’t officially detailed the next-gen Xbox as of yet, but via the Durango XDK Documentation that assists developers on their journey to creating a next-gen gaming project – the...[Read More]

Microsoft Acquires File-Sharing Pando For Next-Gen Xbox?

Calcalist an Israeli news site has reported that Microsoft has acquired Fendo’s Pando software for $11,000,000.00 – if you’ve never heard of the software before, Pando makes download...[Read More]

Sniper Elite 3 For Current and Next-Gen in 2014

505 Games has announced to the popular gaming behemoth IGN that a follow up to Sniper Elite V2 is in the works and will be released for both current and next-gen consoles in 2014. It is quoted that “f...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox Could Be Out By November 2013

Admit it, as soon as you knew the release date for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (coming to next-gen consoles) was dated for November 1st, you must have wondered if this was to be a next-gen l...[Read More]

Microsoft Unveiling Next-Gen Xbox To Employees Next Week?

Next week marks the start of a Microsoft “by invite only” event called START FY14 from March 4th – March 7th 2013 in Seattle, WA, US – and some information has come to light th...[Read More]

XboxEvent Domain Name Fuels Incoming Next-Gen Reveal

The next-gen Xbox console reveal may soon be upon us, after recent speculation and possible leaks from developers on an April 2013 reveal – the same company who promoted Xbox at E3 2012 has just...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox Reveal Rumoured for April

This may be a mostly Xbox only website, but that still didn’t stop us watching the Sony Playstation 4 reveal because that event was going to showcase some next-gen games and their jaw dropping v...[Read More]

Eidos Confirm Next-Gen Xbox Blocks Used Games

The next-generation of Xbox is one of the closest guarded secrets of the Microsoft Corp’ Camp – you’ll find no leaked controller pictures anywhere with this upcoming baby, but Eidos&...[Read More]

EDGE Sources Claim The New Xbox Will Block Used Games

A report from EDGE today claims that the next-generation Xbox will require a internet connection as standard, and will block used games. The “New” Xbox, Xbox 720, Xbox 8, Next-Box or whate...[Read More]

Microsoft Working On Four Unannounced Next-Gen Titles

Jonathon Browne, a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Studios has revealed on his LinkedIn profile that he has helped with the production of four brand new IP’s from the early concept stage ri...[Read More]

World Exclusive Next-Gen Xbox Leak By VGLeaks?

VGLeaks claims to have leaked the first “real” next-gen Xbox specifications and details of the system overview with the general components and some technical details about them. We’v...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox To Use Ray Tracing Technology?

A massive next-gen Xbox leak was revealed by a source who claims to know an insider or is the insider (we’re still confused on that part) but the information seems very feasible. It is claimed t...[Read More]

Skype To Replace Xbox LIVE Voice Chat Rumour Raises Its Head AGAIN

It may feel like an eternity ago, but around May last year, thisisxbox reported on a Microsoft Skype job posting that hinted quite openly about Skype being integrated into Xbox LIVE for both voice and...[Read More]

Kinect 2.0 Dev Kits in Circulation – Game Development Underway

Microsoft has set the wheels in motion with the future of Kinect by circulating dev kits to select studios to release games in time for the sensors release. It’s never been made 100% clear if th...[Read More]

Chinese Ex-Ubisoft Employee Leaks Next-Gen Xbox Details?

There’s nothing like having a bit of a gripe with your ex-employer and leaking information to make you feel better – as we previously experienced when we ourselves were approached around t...[Read More]

Microsoft Reveals IllumiRoom – Likely Next-Gen Kinect Augmented Features

Remember the post a few months ago about next-gen being so immersive it will plaster your walls with images? Well today, the Microsoft Research team has unveiled what looks set to be the future of Kin...[Read More]

Major Nelson Counts Down To E3 2013 – Causes Next-Gen Xbox Stir

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Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (A.K.A Larry Hryb, in the real world) has caused a bit of an internet stir with his latest blog post counting down the days until E3 2013 on June 11th this year.

Xbox Sport, Xbox Fitness and Xbox Now Trademarked By Microsoft

Microsoft have recently expanded their portfolio of Trademarks by registering the terms: Xbox Sport, Xbox Fitness and Xbox Now in Europe under a classification that is specifically for “telecomm...[Read More]

ThisisXbox: Our Top 10 Most Read Posts of 2012

The 2012 is almost behind us now, and what better time to display our most read news posts of the year before we head into 2013. It’s been a great year for leaks, rumours and as you might have a...[Read More]

Next-Gen Gaming – Don’t Forget The Broadband!

We may be ready for the next-generation of Xbox (which is long overdue in my opinion), but with new technology and a shifting focus on home consoles being far more than just gaming machines – ne...[Read More]

Bungie’s Destiny Story Has Been Leaked With Concept Art

Bungie’s follow up to the Halo universe since parting ways with the franchise at the release of Halo Reach in 2010, is a game codenamed “Destiny”. Very few details about the next pro...[Read More]

EA Gothenburg Hiring for Next-Gen Need for Speed Game?

EA’s new studio based in Sweden,EA Gothenburg has dropped the bombshell that they are set to develop a new Need for Speed game using the FrostBite 2 engine as part of their drive in developing a...[Read More]

Next-Gen Xbox So Immersive It Will Plaster Your Walls With Images

That’s right, Microsoft has high hopes for the future of gaming and quite literally want’s to plaster the environments from games around you in your own living room. What is said to be an ...[Read More]

Microsoft Wants To Employ Ex-OnLive Staff – Could Next-Gen Go Streaming?

Microsoft is looking to the future of next-gen gaming and is openly looking to recruit members of the OnLive team who lost their jobs following the company’s recent restructure. Around half of a...[Read More]

Microsoft Trademarks “Leap Experience Pioneers” For Gaming

Do you fancy playing games that could involve you jumping across the floor, high-jump kicks or possibly even the long jump in your own living room? Probably a bit extreme, but Microsoft has recently a...[Read More]

New Microsoft Job Hints Retail Next-Gen Xbox In Production Stage?

Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, the group responsible for the rich set of entertainment products like Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and more – are hiring. In looki...[Read More]

New Microsoft Patent Backs Up Leaked Next-Gen Xbox Document

Last month, a hefty internal Microsoft Document had leaked online that outlined the organisation plans for the next-gen Xbox console. The two year old document that referred to the console as an Xbox ...[Read More]

Xbox 8 – Two New Domain Names Now Owned by Microsoft

Way back in February thisisxbox.com were first to point out that the next-gen Xbox console could be called Xbox 8 following on from a discussion we had with an ex-industry employee who claimed to have...[Read More]

NeverSoft Dev’s Working on Call of Duty Title

Neversoft Entertainment, founded in 1994 is best known for their line of Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk skateboarding games. The company was acquired by Activision late 1999 – and now for some peculi...[Read More]

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