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Xbox World magazine reveals details of Xbox 720 in last issue

The last issue of Xbox World magazine went out with a bang, giving up tons of details about the upcoming Xbox 720 including some new concept art and some specs. According to the article, the new console will have Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray disc support, a new gamepad, and the potential for augmented reality.

Editor in chief Dan Dawkins told CVG that his publication has been at the cutting edge of Durango (codename for the 720) coverage for the past 12 months. He feels that unless something drastic happens, everything they reveal in the magazine’s final issue will be what we see at E3 next June.

The magazine says that current developer kits have four hardware cores with each one being divided into four logical cores. The early systems also reportedly carry 8GB of RAM, the same capacity that Sony’s PlayStation 4 could end up with.

The final product is expected to ship with directional audio, Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray disc support, TV-in and –out, a new innovative gamepad and at some point, augmented reality complete with supporting glasses.

The publication doesn’t believe that Xbox 720 will be actual name of the console. Instead, they seem to think that simply “Xbox” will do.

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Rockstar games announces that the next Grand Theft Auto game will be biggest open sandbox game EVER

Grand Theft Auto games have been getting bigger and bigger with every version. Yesterday at San Diego Comic Con thought, Rockstar announced that the next version, GTA V, won’t just be the biggest GTA game ever, but the biggest open sandbox world in any video game in the history of video games. It will be so big that driving across it would be impractical and that flying a plane or helicopter might be the only way to get from end to end.

“The city was simply too small for effective and enjoyable flying,” the Q&A explains. “It was the first time we made a high definition open world, and it was a massive amount of work to make something on that scale.” But, the ability to control more flying vehicles will return in Grand Theft Auto 5. “Fear not, they are returning in what is our biggest open world game to date,” the post teases.

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Two groups beat Diablo III in 7 hours, one guy beats it solo in 12. All of them are still working on setting the record for longest time without talking to a girl.

Within just seven hours of Diablo III being released yesterday, several groups had already beaten the game and within 12 hours, one lone bastard beat the game single-handedly. While these sorts of speed runs don’t really allow for a real enjoyment of the content, it is pretty impressive and it’s the kind of crazy that comes with most Blizzard releases.

The single player who beat the game, named Yoshichan, posted his end-game stats, and has a time of twelve hours and twenty-nine minutes. He made it to level 32 as a barbarian, playing on normal difficulty.

Of the two groups that cleared the game in seven hours, one was from South Korea, the other from China.

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Halo fans solve puzzle, reveal the official Halo 4 box art

Halo fans solve puzzle, reveal the official Halo 4 box art Members of the Halo Waypoint Forums were emailed 32 pieces of the Halo 4 box art, which they had to put together. When they did… voila! This is the official box art for the next Halo game. The game is set four years after the events of Halo 3. “Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.” Via

Members of the Halo Waypoint Forums were emailed 32 pieces of the Halo 4 box art, which they had to put together. When they did… voila! This is the official box art for the next Halo game.

The game is set four years after the events of Halo 3. “Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.”

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The Elder Scrolls Online MMO is coming out next year

When Elder Scrolls: Skyrim came out, many began wondering when or if Bethesda would actually come out with an Elder Scrolls MMO. Next year, friend. Today, Bethesda announced that Elder Scrolls Online would be coming out some time in 2013.

Set a millennium before the events of Bethesda’s last The Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online will take place across all of Tamriel during a time when daedric prince Molag Bal is wreaking havoc on the realm. The game will feature three player factions and PvP combat. Presumably you’ll be able to travel across the entire world of The Elder Scrolls—Game Informer mentions recurring areas Elsweyr, Skyrim, and Cyrodiil as locations in the MMORPG.

“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” director Matt Firor said in a press release. Firor previously worked on fantasy MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot. “It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

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Sony PS4 details leaked!

Kotaku has scored quite a few details on the next generation Playstation from an unnamed inside source. According to this source, the next PS console will be called the “Orbis”, which fits with Sony’s “Vita” naming scheme, won’t be backwards compatible at all and will be here holiday 2013.

Here’s the 411:

-The name will be the Playstation Orbis

-It will have an AMD x64 CPU and an AMD Southern Islands GPU

-It will have a resolution of up to 4096 x 2160 and a 3D games resolution of 1080p

-The console will be released during the 2013 holiday shopping season

-Will have no backwards compatibility, not for PS3 or PS2 at all

-It might have some sort of anti-used games technology built in, meaning your physical games will be locked to your PSN account only or you can download them. If you do get rid of your game, someone else buying your pre-owned game will have limited content access until they pay for the full version.

-No, that’s not an actual picture of the console above.

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Assassin’s Creed 3 screenshots leaked; with more redcoat killin’

I posted the leaked cover of Assassin’s Creed 3 HERE the other day and today some screenshots were released. The game looks like it’ll be fantastic. Plus it’s in AMERICA!

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