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    Xbox ‘lite’ coming in 2013

    Xbox ‘lite’ coming in 2013




    Microsoft had plans to announce their next-generation Xbox console at the E3 conference this year, but  it now looks that it ain’t happenin’.  Now, Microsoft is saying, “we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.”  It’s rumored, though, that Microsoft is currently working on not one but two Xbox consoles that will launch in the coming years.

    So, we should see an Xbox device in late 2013, which does Arcade-style games and all of the current & future media apps with Kinect.  Additionally, it will be an ARM-based platform price-competitive with the Apple TV.

    A low-cost Xbox gaming console that works alongside the Kinect could better-position the company to combat the increasing popularity of casual mobile games, while Microsoft continues to work on its Xbox 360 successor. Such a device could also feature deep Windows Phone integration.

    A true successor to the 360 should follow, but details are very vague.  We do know that the “Xbox 720” will do games for core-audiences & the same media apps as the other device, also with Kinect.  The Kinect controller will likely receive a camera upgrade after the Xbox 360′s successor launches, and a new Kinect may debut around 2015.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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