Entries in 'Microsoft' (722)

DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim

DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim

It may not be one of its headline features, but an intriguing rumour concerning Microsoft’s DirectX 12 suggests that users will be able to use wildly different graphics cards in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 1:32PM in News
Fable Legends is going to be free-to-play

Fable Legends is going to be free-to-play

The rumours were true – Lionhead’s Xbox One and PC multiplayer title Fable Legends will be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:37PM in News
'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

A survey of US console owners has found that the main reason PS4 buyers opted for Sony’s console is “better resolution”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
Fast & Furious to star in free standalone Forza spin-off

Fast & Furious to star in free standalone Forza spin-off

Microsoft is launching a free version of Forza based on Universal’s Fast & Furious series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2015 at 3:17PM in News

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Microsoft promises 'surprises' and 'something different' at this year's E3

Microsoft promises 'surprises' and 'something different' at this year's E3

This year’s E3 will offer something a little different from the norm from Microsoft and Xbox, US marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 11:37AM in News
Microsoft rolls out Xbox One screenshot support next month

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One screenshot support next month

Xbox One's March update will offer a few new features, including the ability to take screenshots directly from the console's dashboard.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 7:13PM in News
PS4 sales to outpace Xbox One by 40 per cent through 2018, analyst predicts

PS4 sales to outpace Xbox One by 40 per cent through 2018, analyst predicts

PlayStation 4 will beat out Xbox One over the first five years of the current console era, market research company Strategy Analytics has predicted.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 6:51PM in News
World of Tanks heading to Xbox One with Xbox 360 cross-play

World of Tanks heading to Xbox One with Xbox 360 cross-play

Free-to-play action MMO World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One, developer Wargaming has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 6:36PM in News

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Phantom Dust Xbox One developer shut down

Phantom Dust Xbox One developer shut down

Darkside Games, the studio working on the Xbox One reboot of Phantom Dust, has been closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft will reportedly turn retail Xbox One hardware into development kits and open up app creation to all developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:10AM in News
PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

An analysis of articles published online in 2014 has shown that PlayStation enjoyed around 35 per cent more coverage than Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

A new study on YouTube gaming franchises draws one inevitable conclusion: There's Minecraft, and there's everyone else.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 4:25AM in News

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DirectX 12 boosts frames per second by 600% on AMD hardware

DirectX 12 boosts frames per second by 600% on AMD hardware

An early look at Microsoft’s DirectX 12 graphics API has shown that AMD graphics cards – and potentially Xbox One – could be in line for a significant performance boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2015 at 11:58AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta logs 20m matches

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta logs 20m matches

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta participants played 20m matches over 2.5m hours, Microsoft has revealed as part of an infographic on the event.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:54PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Petra Cattanach

Top 100 Women in Games: Petra Cattanach

Cattanach started in the games industry as the project manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the creative services group back in 2008.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Crystal Dynamics is not making 360 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics is not making 360 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be developed by Netherlands-based Nixxes Software on Xbox 360.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:23PM in News

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MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

Mojang has announced the return of its Minecraft fan convention MineCon for 2015, and London will play host.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 9:59PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Anne Lepissier

Top 100 Women in Games: Anne Lepissier

Lepissier is a sales veteran having spent 17-years at various consumer electronics giants including LG, Canon and now Microsoft.

on Feb 3rd 2015 at 1:00PM in News
6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

Microsoft says it shifted 6.6m Xbox consoles during the last quarter of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Microsoft considering HoloLens support for Xbox One, PC

Microsoft considering HoloLens support for Xbox One, PC

Microsoft announced HoloLens last week as a standalone device, but the company is exploring the possibility of its integration with PC and its Xbox One console as well.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 24th 2015 at 9:59PM in News
Microsoft investigating PC to Xbox One streaming

Microsoft investigating PC to Xbox One streaming

It looks like the game streaming properties of Windows 10 will swing both ways.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Xbox One Japan sales slump to 300 units over past week

Xbox One Japan sales slump to 300 units over past week

Xbox One sales hit a new low in Japan last week, selling just 300 units within the time frame.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 6:50PM in News
You can stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

You can stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

Windows 10 will allow Xbox One players to stream their games through their PC and tablets, Microsoft has announced.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 12:04PM in News
Fable Legends to arrive on PC alongside Xbox One

Fable Legends to arrive on PC alongside Xbox One

Lionhead’s upcoming RPG Fable Legends will be released on PC at the same time as it arrives on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News
VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

Hololens represents Microsoft’s long-awaited foray into the world of virtual reality, although interestingly the company has chosen to focus instead on augmented reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News