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We’ve been enjoying our Xbox 360s for six years now. Just think back on all those late nights you and your 360 have spent together. Think of all the times you’d waste your friends online in either HALO or Call of Duty. At six years the 360 has outlasted its predeccesor, Xbox, by two years. Which has to have you wondering, when will Microsoft release its next gaming console?

With the Kinect, Microsoft introduced true motion control to the 360 and that almost felt like we had a whole new machine. Until the brief coolness of motion controlled games wore off and we went back to sitting on the couch, mashing buttons and stuffing Doritos in our mouths.

The Microsoft rumor blog, MS Nerd has what they think are the specs for the next Xbox, which is a project under the codename, “Loop.”

With a heady mix of rumors, tips and speculation, I am now stating that Xbox codename ‘loop’ (the erstwhile XboxTV) will indeed debut a modified Win9 core. It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform—a ‘main’ processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors. It’s reported that the new console will be smaller and sell for less than the Xbox 360, which makes it perfect for Kinect adaptation.

Obviously there’s been no confirmation from Microsoft but stay tuned, who knows, we might hear something solid from them about the next Xbox early next year. Or, never, because this all unfounded rumor we like to share just to drive you fans mad. ‘Cause we’re bastards, remember?

Source: Geek Tyrant

Category: Nerd Culture, Videogames

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