Entries in 'Microsoft' (831)

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

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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
Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang is no longer developing content for its card-battle strategy game Scrolls, with the studio confirming plans to shut down servers in 2016.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 7:16AM in News
What we thought of Microsoft's HoloLens demo at E3

What we thought of Microsoft's HoloLens demo at E3

One of the most impressive demonstrations at E3 took place during Xbox’s press conference, and centred
on its HoloLens augmented reality tech.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 26th 2015 at 3:00PM in News

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Don't Starve heading to Xbox One

Don't Starve heading to Xbox One

Klei Entertainment's hit survival game Don't Starve is in the works for Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2015 at 6:32AM in News
Xbox vs PlayStation: Who won E3?

Xbox vs PlayStation: Who won E3?

The man sitting next to us fell to his knees.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 25th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
A blue Forza 6 Xbox One console is on the way

A blue Forza 6 Xbox One console is on the way

Microsoft has revealed a very fetching looking Limited Edition Xbox One that will arrive alongside Forza 6 later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Microsoft is 'absolutely continuing to support Kinect'

Microsoft is 'absolutely continuing to support Kinect'

Kinect is not dead. That’s the message from Microsoft, despite the fact the peripheral was not mentioned once in its Xbox E3 press conference earlier this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2015 at 3:30PM in News

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May and Hammond will not be joined by Clarkson in Forza 6

May and Hammond will not be joined by Clarkson in Forza 6

Only two members of Top Gear’s (nor former) iconic trio will feature in Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One racer Forza Motorsport 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
Microsoft predicts a 'massive migration' to Xbox One this holiday

Microsoft predicts a 'massive migration' to Xbox One this holiday

Xbox One is in prime position to dominate next-gen hardware sales later this year following what was undoubtedly an exciting E3, Microsoft predicts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2015 at 9:59AM in News
343 founder: We won't skip beta tests for Halo games from now on

343 founder: We won't skip beta tests for Halo games from now on

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross has stressed the need to run beta tests for future Halo titles, citing Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection as right and ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2015 at 4:49AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians has multiplayer transactions

Halo 5: Guardians has multiplayer transactions

Developer 343 Industries has confirmed that microtransactions are included in the multiplayer part of upcoming Xbox One title Halo 5: Guardians.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2015 at 3:16PM in News

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Microsoft targets Xbox 360 owners with backward compatibility announcement

Microsoft targets Xbox 360 owners with backward compatibility announcement

Microsoft has ramped up in its battle to convince Xbox 360 gamers not to defect to PlayStation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 18th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Stephen Elop is leaving Microsoft

Stephen Elop is leaving Microsoft

Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop is leaving Microsoft a little over a year after overseeing its purchase of the Finnish mobile firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2015 at 3:53PM in News
Microsoft has unannounced Kinect games in the works

Microsoft has unannounced Kinect games in the works

Kinect may have been totally absent from Microsoft’s excellent E3 presentation, but the company says that software is still in development for the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Gears of War Ultimate Edition set for PC release

Gears of War Ultimate Edition set for PC release

The HD upgrade of Xbox 360 title Gears of War is coming to PC, too.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Super League to host Minecraft eSports events in US theaters

Super League to host Minecraft eSports events in US theaters

eSports organization Super League Gaming has announced plans for its upcoming summer tour, which will feature casual and competitive Minecraft sessions in movie theaters across US cities.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 17th 2015 at 7:01AM in News
Treyarch: Call of Duty's PlayStation partnership won't harm the Xbox game

Treyarch: Call of Duty's PlayStation partnership won't harm the Xbox game

Call of Duty is now in camp PlayStation, but developer Treyarch insists Xbox fans should not worry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 16th 2015 at 11:27PM in News
Final Fantasy VII is dominating the E3 YouTube battle

Final Fantasy VII is dominating the E3 YouTube battle

If YouTube viewer numbers are the barometer of E3 excitement, then it’s Final Fantasy VII that has stolen the show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2015 at 4:17PM in News
Elite Xbox Controller costs £130

Elite Xbox Controller costs £130

UPDATE: GAME has listed the controller with a UK price tag of £130. A previous listing for £45 on GameStop has since been removed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2015 at 12:35PM in News
22 games confirmed for Xbox One's 360 backwards compatibility

22 games confirmed for Xbox One's 360 backwards compatibility

The Xbox 360 games available to Xbox One Preview members has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2015 at 12:06PM in News