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Activision Blizzard’s latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game has surpassed the $1 billion sales mark in just 16 days, a record-breaking feat, according to the publisher on Monday. The first person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was launched worldwide on November 8th, blowing away opening-day sales records. It sold 6.5 million units on its debut day, racking up $400 million in sales. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 broke the record set by the 2009’s popular 3D film Avatar by just one day. Activision Blizzard would not...

It was revealed that Microsoft is currently developing a next-generation Kinect sensor that is so powerfully accurate, it can read the user’s lips. According to a report by Eurogamer, a “development source” has told them that along with the Kinect’s lip reading capabilities, it will also have the capability to detect subtle changes in a user’s voice and facial features to recognize how mad or happy they are. Apparently, the lack of Kinect’s accuracy to to these things has something to do with the bottleneck...

Admit it; playing video games is more fun when you brag about something, especially when playing against your friends online. Whether you’re on a killing frenzy on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or failing to stop the enemy on Uncharted 3, it is fun to watch replays of your best (or worst) moments. If only it is that easy to capture game-winning moments and upload it online. Now, digital entertainment company Roxio has announced the availability of the Roxio Game Capture. The Roxio Game Capture is a software and hardware solution...

Industry sources suggest that Microsoft could be planning to launch two gaming consoles to replace its Xbox 360. It is believed that the new Xbox gaming console will arrive in 2013, which would give its processor supplier TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) more time to test their 28-nanometer manufacturing process. According to a report by Digital Foundry that was published by GamesIndustry.biz, Microsoft may adopt a two SKU strategy for the next Xbox version. “It’s… believed that Microsoft will continue...

Rumors regarding next-generation gaming consoles are starting to pile up, with an anonymous source telling tech website EDGE that a game developer already has a development kit for the successor of Microsoft’s Xbox 360. According to the source, Ubisoft Montreal already has a dev-kit for the Xbox 720 (not its official name). The source also said that dev-kits are planned to be shipped out to more developers by the holiday season, with EA already having one. Ubisoft Montreal is said to be developing target boxes, which runs custom...

The Korean branch of Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that they will be shutting down the PlayStation Network at night for underage gamers. This is in compliance with South Korea’s Shutdown Law, which bars underage gamers to play games for six hours at night. The Shutdown Law was originally intended for online PC games, but has reached consoles, affecting Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation network gaming services. It was designed to limit underage gamers’ late night gaming and aims to eliminate...

In a similar incident that ravaged Sony’s PlayStation Network earlier this year, a list of usernames and their corresponding passwords of Xbox Live accounts, Microsoft’s gaming network, has been posted online. According to tech news site PC Magazine, the software giant has downplayed the data dump, where 90 Xbox Live gamertags were posted on Pastebin.com. Microsoft said that it is only a “minor phishing incident,” not a big network breach, unlike what happened to the PlayStation Network. “We do not have any...

Rockstar Games, makers of the highly successful Grand Theft Auto game franchise, has officially announced the newest addition to the series, Grand Theft Auto V. The company did not divulge anything about the latest offering; they simply released the logo and a promise of a trailer that will be released next week, on November 2. Rockstar Games will unveil the game’s first footage days after the release of Battlefield 3, one of the most anticipated shooters this year, and six days before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ships on November...

Fans who expect Microsoft to announce its next-generation Xbox console at next year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) might be a little disappointed. A number of sources claim that the company and its industry partners are working towards a 2013 release of a next generation console that will be the successor of the Xbox 360. According to reports, middleware firms to processor chip manufacturers have been working closely with Microsoft to build a new gaming console that is expected to be unveiled at E3 2013, which might mean that...

Posted on Oct 7 2011 - 7:46pm by Thomas Sharp
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With the latest spate of gaming device releases perhaps what the world really needs now is the Xbox 720. Can we expect to see if soon and if so will it be a gaming revolution or just a tarted up Xbox with nothing much new in it? A lot of rumours are floating around about this machine it seems that the good people at Microsoft are already working on it; an assumption largely founded on job adverts which were posted earlier this year. 2012 is the suggested launch year for the Xbox 720 but other sources suggest that it won’t be available...