Hmmm Good Info
Have to start planning that now - ran through two 360's already - wear out the drives for some reason.
Hopefully the current 360 will hold out till then
Microsoft will release the next-generation Xbox console in time for Christmas next year, sources claim. While World+Dog could come up with a 2013 'Xbox 720' prediction, this latest claim comes by way of "people familiar with the company's plans", according to Bloomberg at least. The firm has apparently yet to decide whether …
It won't be the Xbox 720 - that's just a name lazy journos came up with for no apparent reason. I can't think of the last time a device number doubled rather than incrementing by one, but there we go. It also completely misses the point of why the current Xbox was called "360" in the first place.
Anyway - fear not, there will not be an Xbox 720 this time next year. Or the year after.
Sony thinks that the total lifespan of the PS3 will be 10 years.
I find this quite interesting, the PS2 hung on for quite some time after the release of the PS3. Maybe this will herald a new way forward for Sony - I wonder if they will consider marketing the successor to the PS3 along side the previous iteration. Kind of the same thing Nintendo and Sega did between the 8bit and 16bit era. This would be especially good if Sony continues down the route of "no backwards compatibility" (I could be wrong about that...).
If Sony (and most likely Microsoft) think they can stand still for 10 years while technology races forward at an ever increasing pace, then they are choosing voluntary obsolescence. And irrelevance. Fresh competition is coming to the console arena, and it doesn't pay to stand still.
That's what I don't get about his whole "10 year lifecycle" thing. People hear that and then go . "Well it was released in 2006, so the next one won't be until 2016"
But sony also say the 10 year lifecycle is the same as the PS1 and PS2. Which is is. They launched the ps2 while the ps1 was still selling, and they'll do the same with the PS3 / PS4. If we actually go by what they stated the PS4 should be released next year. Based on the fact that the PS1 came out in 94, ps2 2000, ps3 2006. Well, techincally PS4 should've been out this year but sony have had troubles what with hacking and earthquakes etc.
I'm at the stage now, where it's about the games. I don't really care about the hardware, that's what my pc is for.
If the next generation of consoles are not backwards compatible with my xbox/360/psone/ps2/ps3 games, I'm not chucking them all, and I've run out of hdmi connections on my tv, so i'll probably not bother.
There'd have to be some spectacular game to encourage me to upgrade
Analysts are predicting that it is extremely likely that the sun will rise again tomorrow. Citing "people familiar with the matter", Bloomberg analysts have said that "looking at historical trends, and the waning interest the world currently has in being nighttime, we're predicting that very soon the sun will indeed rise again."
While World+Dog could come up with a "what will the sun do tomorrow" prediction, Bloomberg goes so far as to predict the direction in which it will rise. "In the East. Probably. However we can't rule out the possibility that the reveal will happen in the West." There was also some rather far-fetched speculation that the reveal would be a joint evet in conjunction with the moon, but that has been dismissed."It'll definately be a standalone event".
The sunrise hasn't been without some drama however, with early reports of low yields threatening to delay the rise.
"Our sources say that although there were rumours of some early production problems with sunlight, these will almost certainly be ironed out by around 7am, and things will get very bright very quickly from that point on."
It'll be called the Xbox NT, since Dave "drill sergeant" Cutler is now running the show over there. And the crowning achievement will be that it will run Office and have the same AWFUL interface as Windows 8. And other wonderful added features like "can't run second hand games" and "still won't have Blu-Ray."
But the American suckers will continue to line up and fork over their cash monthly to pay for crap like Xbox Live. But hey, you can dance like Han Solo and Princess Leia to Kinect, right? That's what gaming is all about!
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