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OPINION: Xbox absence tells us nothing about next-gen

If you’re from this part of the industry – and pretty much almost everyone at GDC last week was or had been at some point in their life – the most asked and unanswered question of the show was around next-gen consoles. While Sony was there and shared somemore detail …

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Radeon HD 7990 powered the Battlefield 4 demo – will PS4 be able to match it?

PC tech giant AMD has revealed that it was the upcoming Radeon HD 7990 that powered EA’s technically impressive Battlefield 4 demo at GDC. Until now AMD has rarely spoken about the HD 7990 specifically. As expected, the card is basically two high-end HD 7970s spliced together on a single …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 revealed, dated for next month

The handset that could potentially deliver a savage blow to Apple’s smartphone aspirations has been unveiled by Samsung. The Galaxy S4 is an impressive beast, with specs that put iPhone 5 to shame and are likely to force Apple away from its typical incremental upgrade strategy and towards the unveiling …

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Xbox 360 isn’t maxed out yet, Gears of War dev argues

Xbox 360 may be currently in what we suspect to be the last year of its life, but developers People Can Fly and Epic reckon there’s more juice waiting to be squeezed out of its seven-year-old innards. "Yeah, there’ll always be something more we can figure out, do better," Gears …

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Kinect 2 specs leaked hours before PS4 reveal

It’s not as if a platform holder would deliberately leak something just hours ahead of its rival’s big hardware reveal or anything. Ow, this feels like an episode of The Thick of It! The truth of it, though, is that some specs for the second iteration of Kinect is unlikely …

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"Impossible" for next-gen to match gaming PCs; Crysis 3 will push PC tech

The still unannounced next generation of consoles won’t be able to compete with today’s modern gaming PCs when it comes to raw power. That’s according to Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, who told Eurogamer that: "Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is …

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Wii U "can rule out any next-gen pretentions"

A detailed look at the until now mysterious innards of the Wii U suggests that Nintendo’s machine will be eclipsed by the upcoming PS4 and Xbox 720. The tech heads at Digital Foundry have examined the results of a detailed teardown of the Wii U hardware. The result is a …

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Xbox 720 specs exposed… again

Look, we don’t really understand this stuff. But there’s noise coming from people that do which suggests this latest Xbox 720 tech leak is the real deal. The numbers come courtesy of VGleaks. We shan’t try and editorialise these – just take a look at the list: CPU:– x64 Architecture– …

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Making sense of the next-gen spec rumour mill

It’s easy to think up some numbers. That’s true whether you’re a journalist or a tech person trying to sound clever in front of a journalist. And whilst we wouldn’t accuse any of the authors behind yesterday’s pair of next-gen spec stories of making anything up, they were so wildly …

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Microsoft talks up Windows Phone 8’s gaming credentials

Windows Phone 8 will be a welcoming platform for games development, Microsoft has claimed. The new mobile OS will be built around the same core tech principles as its PC-based cousin – a move that Microsoft has said will make it very easy for studios to bring their titles to …

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