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SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 11:43 AM

Microsoft set to unveil something 'MAJOR' on Monday
 

Mashable.com just received an invite to another Microsoft Press Conference in LA and it is said to be some 'Major' announcement.

Could it be the next Xbox?

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Well, this is intriguing.

Mashable just got an exclusive invite to a major Microsoft “Media Event” for June 18 in Los Angeles.

Nothing else — and we mean nothing — is known about the 3:30 p.m. event (more details, including the venue, should arrive by early Monday morning), but all indications are that this is not your typical Microsoft product unveiling. In fact, Microsoft is making it 100% clear that this is big:

This will be a major Microsoft announcement — you will not want to miss it.
Could they be following the footsteps of Apple with keeping a tight lip on everything and then just coming out of the closet with a bang?

Evil Avatar 06-14-2012 12:08 PM

I would guess the new version of Windows. They won't announce the new Xbox for the same reason they didn't announce it at E3 -- they don't want to lose sales before the Holiday.

Look for an announcement of the new Xbox in Q1 of next year.

hurstshifter 06-14-2012 12:15 PM

There have been a few guesses tossed around...

1. Some big news about Windows 8
2. New Microsoft Tablet (see: windows8)
3. Microsoft acquires Yammer

I would hope it is none of these.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 12:20 PM

Windows 8 has been beat around the block so much that I dont think it is that. We know so much about it that holding a major press conference seems almost pointless.

The tablet I could see.

An acquisition of a new company/product I could see as well.

But why would you call a press conference for something you could easily announce on a press release. Seems kind of fishy.

Do I think it is a new console. No, I dont, I agree with EvAv. I dont think it would hurt this holiday sales as much as it would hurt the next years. I plan on buying the games I planned on buying with or without that console announcement. So we shall see. I am kind of excited, I hope they dont let us down.

Anenome 06-14-2012 12:30 PM

WinPhone 2?

darkwarrior 06-14-2012 12:31 PM

I can't wait for the bitter disappointment when it's a new Zune.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by darkwarrior (Post 2129227)
I can't wait for the bitter disappointment when it's a new Zune.

http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imag...8233980-23.jpg

cruelcynic 06-14-2012 12:39 PM

I think it is a tablet event. Probably hands on for the press with this one.

Rommel 06-14-2012 12:40 PM

Since it is unknown until observed, the announcement is both a disappointment and a amazement. And no, the fact that Microsoft knows does not collapse the probability wave--they're not really human and you know it.

AspectVoid 06-14-2012 12:42 PM

The word I heard is that they'll be showing off the WindowsRT OS which is designed for ARM-based tablets. Nothing interesting, in other words.

hurstshifter 06-14-2012 12:46 PM

Quantum Physics suggests that this event is currently both an announcement of the release of the third Xbox, and a Windows 8 tablet event. Also...an ice cream social.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 12:50 PM

Ah the rumors the rumors. I love it.

Fizzl 06-14-2012 12:59 PM

Kinect + xbox games on windows 8.

Samstag 06-14-2012 01:04 PM

Xbox 720 in December 2012.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Samstag (Post 2129248)
Xbox 720 in December 2012.

Very doubtful.

Cygnus 06-14-2012 01:07 PM

I wish that was true...but they would have announced it at E3. I think it will be the win8 tablet, something that most won't care about.

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Originally Posted by Samstag (Post 2129248)
Xbox 720 in December 2012.


Major Dan 06-14-2012 01:08 PM

Major Nelson's retirement. HA HA HA, HA.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Major Dan (Post 2129252)
Major Nelson's retirement. HA HA HA, HA.

Xbox could use a new face for Xbox. A more active one too.

Anenome 06-14-2012 01:11 PM

Windows RT announcement, I can buy that one.

Rommel 06-14-2012 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by hurstshifter (Post 2129238)
Quantum Physics suggests that this event is currently both an announcement of the release of the third Xbox, and a Windows 8 tablet event. Also...an ice cream social.

The ice cream social is still an unobserved event and the ice cream socialess model is a more efficient theorem.


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