Entries in 'Microsoft' (471)

ID Devs

Indies sing praises of Microsoft's ID@Xbox programme

Independent developers have called Microsoft’s ID@Xbox programme “hugely important” to the games industry, and have singled it out as one of the easiest digital publishing platforms to work on across ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Microsoft has announced yet another controller option for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

The term ‘Netflix for games’ is bounded about all too frequently, but a new service from Microsoft might be just that for Xbox owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:28PM in News
Minecraft console update means the game is now almost the same as the PC version

Minecraft console update means the game is now almost the same as the PC version

Efforts to standardise Minecraft’s features across PC, mobile and console continue with the release of a big new patch for the console versions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2016 at 11:17AM in News

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Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 players now have the option of buying cars with real cash instead of earning it in game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Xbox One also getting $50 US discount

Xbox One also getting $50 US discount

Microsoft has mirrored by Sony by introducing its own $50 post Black Friday discount to Xbox One in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Microsoft has said that nearly half of Xbox One owners have taken advantage of the machine’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 13th 2016 at 12:00PM in News

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Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

It’s been a difficult few years for Microsoft on the games side of things. Though Xbox One sales have certainly not been shabby, the console has failed to top the ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 12th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Xbox: It's been a challenging year for UK games market

Xbox: It's been a challenging year for UK games market

Platform holder Xbox has said that 2016 has been a mixed year for the games market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Crackdown 3's release window narrows

Crackdown 3's release window narrows

Microsoft has given a fresh hint at exactly when Crackdown 3 will finally be arriving on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2016 at 10:09AM in News

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Compatible Xbox 360 games re-released in Xbox One boxes

Compatible Xbox 360 games re-released in Xbox One boxes

Microsoft is making the most of its market-leading backwards compatibility feature by delving into its Xbox 360 back catalogue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2016 at 9:44AM in News
PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Sony’s new powerful Pro console is in stores and has helped PS4 console sales triple in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 14th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US, UK and Australia last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Microsoft was ready to announce and release a streaming Xbox device intended to launch shortly after E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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Microsoft cuts price of original Xbox One

Microsoft cuts price of original Xbox One

The original Xbox One has been significantly discounted on Microsoft’s UK online store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Windows 10 version of COD: Infinite Warfare multiplayer has a big caveat

Windows 10 version of COD: Infinite Warfare multiplayer has a big caveat

PC gamers are able, should they choose, to buy today’s new Call of Duty from the Windows Store instead of Steam, but doing so comes at a price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition

A new version of Minecraft targeted and schools and educators is now available to buy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Surface Pro 4

Get a free Xbox One S and FIFA 17 when you buy a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book

If you are in the market for a Microsoft Surface this new deal could net you a free Xbox One S with some extra goodies.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 28th 2016 at 12:05PM in News
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Microsoft is raising prices in the UK thanks to Brexit

Microsoft has announced that it will be raising the prices of its business software and cloud services in the UK as a result of Brexit.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 25th 2016 at 12:52PM in News
Xbox One

Microsoft's gaming revenue declined 5% in Q1 2017

Microsoft's gaming revenue declined 5% in the first quarter of the 2017 financial year, with the company blaming lower console revenue.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 21st 2016 at 11:29AM in News
GAME: PS3 and 360 are now 'played through'

GAME: PS3 and 360 are now 'played through'

It appears that time is finally up for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 20th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
GAME prepares trade-in push around PS4 Pro and Scorpio

GAME prepares trade-in push around PS4 Pro and Scorpio

Mid-cycle console upgrades will be a boon for specialist retail, says GAME.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 20th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Gears of War

A Gears of War movie is being made at Universal

A Gears of War movie is in the works at Universal and has the people who helped make Ted and Rise of the Planet of the Apes on board.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 6th 2016 at 10:02AM in News