The rumor mill hath finally ended, thankfully. Yesterday gamers around the world were entranced as Microsoft unveiled its third Xbox console, crushing the rumor mill once and for all with the true name, Xbox One. What happened to 720, Durango, Stingray, and Infinity? Gone, and it goes to show us all that they were most likely all generated just to garner the classic 15 minutes of fame, or they were just completely misled by Microsoft from the beginning. Either way it’s a sad, depressing day for those rumor makers. But what about us gamers? It was “Xbox Reveal Day” after all; how did the unveil go, and what can we expect this November? Hit the link below for all the details on One!
Well round and round we go, folks. According to a source across the pond at The International Business Times, the next Xbox will be called Xbox Infinity. We here at SQ had been tracking the next Xbox under its codename, Durango; the mathematical multiple name “Xbox 720” had also been thrown around since the 360 came out, but it appears that Infinity is the final name. We are still holding strong with our earlier report that May 21st will be Xbox Reveal day, which excitingly is only 9 days away. Hit the link below for more on this developing rumor mill, I mean story.
Addiction is a strong word, but when we’re talking about Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls, addiction may not be a strong enough word to describe how much I enjoy these games. Above all else, the insane challenge and actual feeling of achievement with this series makes these games amazing. When I sit down to play Demon’s Souls, I honestly feel like I’m playing an old school NES game with no save capability, except I’m seeing Playstation 3 graphics and not 8-bit pixels and sprites. I could go on for pages, but let me just state that if you haven’t picked up Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls, you’re wrong. Go fix yourself. Enjoy the salivating footage, and hit the link below for more details/comments.
Raise your hand if you know who Paul Thurrott is. Yeah, I didn’t raise mine either. According to those in the know across the great Interweb, Mr. Thurrott appears to be a fairly legitimate source when it comes to anything Microsoft-related. If you’ve been to his website, Supersite for Windows, then you may have indirectly read some of this work without even knowing it’s the same dude; regardless, now you (we) all know. In a recent video blog, Mr. Thurrot dropped a major news bomb claiming that May 21st, 2013, will be the official Microsoft Xbox/Durango reveal day. He also went on to reveal a few juicy details himself, as well as confirming a few previous reports that we’ve mentioned on SQ before. Hit the link for the full report.
Folks, before you start dropping OMG bombs on your favorite forums (ours coming soon), please keep in mind that this is just a rumor. This has not been confirmed from Microsoft, or anyone official, but then again it hasn’t been denied or proven false either. You want my Slightly Qualified opinion? This will never happen. According to two supposed “sources” at Kotaku, the next Xbox gaming console (Xbox 720, or Xbox Durango are the current code names) must have an Internet connection to play games or applications. No Internet at home? Then no game time for you. Again, this is just a rumor people, so put the Molotov Cocktails away. More thoughts and info after the link.