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Spencer hints at Quantum Break release date announcement tomorrow

Spencer hints at Quantum Break release date announcement tomorrow

It looks as if a release date for Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break could be announced at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2015 press briefing tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 11:33AM in News
Windows 10 now running on 14m devices

Windows 10 now running on 14m devices

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 OS is now running on more than 14m devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 2:21AM in News
One to watch: How Xbox picked up the pace against PS4 in 2014

One to watch: How Xbox picked up the pace against PS4 in 2014

Entering 2014 on the back foot, Xbox One fought passionately to pull itself back into the race against PS4.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 4:06PM in News
Windows 10 Solitaire requires a paid subscription to remove ads

Windows 10 Solitaire requires a paid subscription to remove ads

There’s a big caveat to note here before we even begin – Windows 10 is currently free to the vast majority of Windows owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:26PM in News

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Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Free-to-play creation suite Project Spark is now available in a $50 Year One Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Xbox indie parity clause is no more

Xbox indie parity clause is no more

Having suggested several times that it was no longer enforcing its indie game release parity policy, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has more or less confirmed its demise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 12:42PM in News
Square Enix: 'We knew Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity would disappoint fans'

Square Enix: 'We knew Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity would disappoint fans'

The decision to make Rise of the Tomb Raider a timed Xbox One exclusive was a tough one, Square Enix has admitted, but one that it believes will bring long-term ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2015 at 1:41PM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Microsoft has one full year’s exclusivity on the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 5:24PM in News

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Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Next week could see another big player join the ever-intensifying virtual reality fray.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

PC-style keyboard and mouse support appears to be on the way to Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Momentum appears to be building for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Hololens will not be games-centric at launch

Hololens will not be games-centric at launch

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the early days of Hololens will not be focused on the handset’s gaming credentials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Halo franchise surpasses 65m sales

Halo franchise surpasses 65m sales

Halo has sold more than 65m units as a franchise, Microsoft has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2015 at 2:39AM in News
VIDEO: Here's a better look at how Hololens works in practise

VIDEO: Here's a better look at how Hololens works in practise

A new promotional video designed to highlight Hololens’ educational credentials has given a more accurate glimpse of how using the headset works in practise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
Microsoft to axe up to 7,800 jobs, writes off $7.6bn from Nokia deal

Microsoft to axe up to 7,800 jobs, writes off $7.6bn from Nokia deal

Microsoft has announced it will be cutting up to 7,800 positions globally.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Xbox Live and PSN hacker gets suspended sentence, escapes prison

Xbox Live and PSN hacker gets suspended sentence, escapes prison

One of the key people behind the DDoS attacks on Xbox Live and PSN last December has escaped jail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2015 at 11:29AM in News

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Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Guinness World Records has announced MineCon 2015 has broken the record for the “largest convention for a single videogame.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 11:13PM in News
Xbox Music rebranded as Groove, Xbox video becomes Movies & TV

Xbox Music rebranded as Groove, Xbox video becomes Movies & TV

Microsoft is to remove the Xbox branding from its music and video services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
VIDEO: Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode gets debut trailer

VIDEO: Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode gets debut trailer

Telltale has provided the first look at its episodic collaboration with Mojang, Minecraft: Story Mode.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 6th 2015 at 5:39AM in News
Mojang reveals Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Mojang reveals Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Microsoft-owned studio Mojang has announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition for release later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 6th 2015 at 5:35AM in News
Moore: Ballmer saved Xbox with $1.15bn RROD recovery program

Moore: Ballmer saved Xbox with $1.15bn RROD recovery program

There would have been no Xbox One had Microsoft not greenlit the $1.15bn scheme to fix and replace broken Xbox 360s hit be the Red Ring of Death.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 11:05AM in News
Microsoft launching Minecraft program for teachers

Microsoft launching Minecraft program for teachers

Microsoft is readying a new online portal for educators to implement hit sandbox game Minecraft as a classroom resource.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 7:22AM in News
Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

It probably wasn’t the explosive launch for HoloLens that Microsoft was hoping for.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:12AM in News
Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft has sold more than 20m copies on Windows and Mac platforms, developer Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:55AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Microsoft’s brutal third-person shooter had a big showing at E3 with two new games. MCV looks at the tie-in products set to raise cheers for Gears

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:20AM in News