Entries in 'Microsoft' (681)

Stores tip PS4 to be No.1 in 2015, but it will be close

Stores tip PS4 to be No.1 in 2015, but it will be close

UK games retailers expect the showdown between PS4 and Xbox One in 2015 to go down to the wire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 19th 2014 at 9:34AM in News
Microsoft's streaming games service is called Arcadia, report claims

Microsoft's streaming games service is called Arcadia, report claims

Arcadia is the name of Microsoft’s in-development streaming games tech.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Xbox One's Chinese price cut ahead of PS4 launch

Xbox One's Chinese price cut ahead of PS4 launch

Microsoft has cut the price of Xbox One in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 1:08PM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Minecraft

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Minecraft

There’s only one statistic that you need to know about the scale and popularity of Minecraft – Microsoft spent $2.5bn buying it.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 12:00PM in News

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Spencer: It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows

Spencer: It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows

It appears that Microsoft is once again going to try and get PC gaming right.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
Minecraft: Pocket Edition arrives on Windows Phone

Minecraft: Pocket Edition arrives on Windows Phone

Minecraft has landed on yet another platform this week, as the Microsoft-owned property is now available for Windows Phone devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 12th 2014 at 8:17AM in News
Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One has outsold PlayStation 4 for the first time in the US, according to NPD's latest monthly report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 12th 2014 at 7:50AM in News
You can now buy Xbox games with Bitcoin

You can now buy Xbox games with Bitcoin

Microsoft has become the latest company to start accepting payments in Bitcoin.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:41AM in News

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Tomb Raider mini-series will serve as prequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider mini-series will serve as prequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider

A Tomb Raider mini-series is currently in the works for release next year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 11th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Microsoft daily deal offers free triple-A games with Xbox One bundles

Microsoft daily deal offers free triple-A games with Xbox One bundles

Halo: The Master Chief Collection and The Crew are among the games those buying an Xbox One bundle can now get for free.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 11th 2014 at 9:09AM in News
Microsoft is publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Microsoft is publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be published by Microsoft, presumably on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2014 at 2:22PM in News
iPlayer arrives on Xbox One

iPlayer arrives on Xbox One

The BBC has finally launched its iPlayer streaming video app on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 4:00PM in News

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Telltale's Game of Thrones is more expensive on PS4 than Xbox One

Telltale's Game of Thrones is more expensive on PS4 than Xbox One

It seems that PS4 owners are facing a bigger outlay for Telltale’s new Game of Thrones series than their Xbox One counterparts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 1:27PM in News
PS4 will undercut Xbox One in China, reports claim

PS4 will undercut Xbox One in China, reports claim

Reports in the Chinese media suggest that PS4 will launch at a lower price than Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 12:41PM in News
Xbox One dominated Black Friday in US, report says, while Xbox 360 beat Wii U

Xbox One dominated Black Friday in US, report says, while Xbox 360 beat Wii U

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the big winner in the US throughout last Friday’s Black Friday sales, a brand agency claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Xbox Japan boss quits

Xbox Japan boss quits

Takashi Sensui is resigning as the head of Xbox Japan following Xbox One’s struggle to take off in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2014 at 12:31PM in News

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Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Microsoft has announced the release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions of Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:34AM in News
The Secret Games Designer - the making of Xbox One

The Secret Games Designer - the making of Xbox One

Carl Ledbetter is a games industry master of disguise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 25th 2014 at 3:42PM in News
343 boss apologizes for ongoing Halo: Master Chief Collection online struggles

343 boss apologizes for ongoing Halo: Master Chief Collection online struggles

Two weeks on from its release, Xbox One shooter Halo: The Master Chief Collection is not working properly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 11:07AM in News
Infinity Blade heading to Xbox One

Infinity Blade heading to Xbox One

A version of popular iPhone RPG series Infinity Blade is apparently in production for Xbox One in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2014 at 1:44PM in News
Ori and the Blind Forest delayed to 2015

Ori and the Blind Forest delayed to 2015

Microsoft’s Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC platformer Ori and the Blind Forest will not make its previously scheduled 2014 release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
Xbox One owners offered Sunset Overdrive for free for one day

Xbox One owners offered Sunset Overdrive for free for one day

Microsoft is offering one of its latest titles for free to celebrate Xbox One’s first birthday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 2:38PM in News
Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One has smashed the one million sales barrier in the UK, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Sony suggests PS4 sales outnumber Xbox One by 2-to-1

Sony suggests PS4 sales outnumber Xbox One by 2-to-1

The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America has suggested that PS4 has sold around double the number of Xbox One units shifted worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 9:58AM in News
EA exec says Xbox One is 'catching up quickly' with PS4

EA exec says Xbox One is 'catching up quickly' with PS4

The rate at which Xbox One is narrowing its sales gap behind PS4 is accelerating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 9:30AM in News