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According to reports by U.K gaming mag MCV, the next generation Xbox – codenamed “Durango” – is due to arrive next year and will not ship with an optical storage drive.

MCV’s sources say that the next generation Xbox will use interchangeable solid state card storage, similar to the game cartridge of yore, instead of an optical format for game storage. Microsoft will also enhance its digital distribution offerings through Xbox Live with the release of the Xbox 720.

Microsoft did not comment on MCV’s report, but instead issued the following statement.

“Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle like introducing the world to controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/with-the-xbox-720-a-return-to-game-cartridges/
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This could put a real dent into places like Gamestop if talk about games getting linked to a system/account are true.
 
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This could put a real dent into places like Gamestop if talk about games getting linked to a system/account are true.

Dent?

Try crater.....chasm......splitting continental fault line.......

Okay I'm being dramatic, but that's a lot of retail disappearing.
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Please Microsoft, no more motion controller gimmicky rubbish. I thought that was simply something to "get out of the way and done with" since every other platform was also getting the motion-control-rubbish out of the way. Now that everyone has realized how silly the whole idea was, lets move onto real controllers and some decent next-gen hardware smile.gif
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Poor brick-and-mortar game stores will virtually vanish. I get all of my PC games through download and most of my regular items shipped in from internet stores as they are generally cheaper. Pretty much the only thing I buy locally is groceries and hardware at Lowe's!
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Consoles are becoming so pointless. PCs are going to.be more and more common place for people because even the lower end parts are able to handle decent FPS with new games.
     
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Consoles are becoming so pointless. PCs are going to.be more and more common place for people because even the lower end parts are able to handle decent FPS with new games.

I don't think so. PCs are going to become less and less commonplace as tablets and phones continue to shrink the niche that PCs fill.

Consoles aren't going anywhere.
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I don't think so. PCs are going to become less and less commonplace as tablets and phones have dramatically shrunken the PC niche.
Consoles aren't going anywhere.

I agree. PC's and Consoles are slowly getting replaced by mobile devices.
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Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post

I agree. PC's and Consoles are slowly getting replaced by mobile devices.

Yeah, I get better FPS on my tablet playing BC2, then I do on my sig rig. wackosmiley.gif

PC, consoles, tablets and smart-phones all have their own demographics that are each growing with the release of new technologies. From here, the future dictates that desktops will become smaller, but will remain the same technology it always has been, except for the innovations in power requirements.
Edited by PDXMark - 3/9/12 at 11:33am
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