Entries in 'Microsoft' (478)

Steam users migrating to Windows 10

Steam users migrating to Windows 10

It's taken Windows 10 just three months to overtake Windows 8 in popularity among Steam's active users, according to Valve's latest hardware survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 9th 2015 at 7:25PM in News
104 backwards-compatible games named for Xbox One

104 backwards-compatible games named for Xbox One

Microsoft has named the 104 Xbox 360 games that will be available via Xbox One’s backwards compatibility patch later this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2015 at 3:20PM in News
Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 has been out for just over a week in The States and its in-game monetisation has already allowed players to crowdfund half a million dollars for the World ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Nov 5th 2015 at 2:33PM in News
PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:21AM in News

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Xbox One backwards compatibility launch list hits next week ahead of update

Xbox One backwards compatibility launch list hits next week ahead of update

The full list of backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One is set to arrive next Monday.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:02PM in News
Halo 5 'smashes record with biggest Halo launch in history', says Microsoft

Halo 5 'smashes record with biggest Halo launch in history', says Microsoft

Microsoft has said that the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is the biggest in the franchise’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Xbox One Elite controller will be in short supply until December

Xbox One Elite controller will be in short supply until December

Microsoft’s premium game pad for the Xbox One has almost sold out at retail.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Halo 5 made more money in first 24 hours than Spectre

Halo 5 made more money in first 24 hours than Spectre

007 may have a licence to kill, but it was Master Chief that emerged triumphant in last week’s battle of the brands.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 3:26PM in News

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A Tomb with a view: Can Rise of the Tomb Raider keep Lara's legacy alive?

A Tomb with a view: Can Rise of the Tomb Raider keep Lara's legacy alive?

Before 2013, Tomb Raider had arguably found itself with one foot in the grave.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 11:31AM in News
Microsoft expects a 'pretty massive migration' from 360 to Xbox One this Christmas

Microsoft expects a 'pretty massive migration' from 360 to Xbox One this Christmas

Many existing Xbox 360 owners who have been waiting to upgrade to Xbox One will do so this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Xbox UK plots multi-million Tomb Raider ad blitz

Xbox UK plots multi-million Tomb Raider ad blitz

Microsoft is backing Rise of the Tomb Raider with an expensive and unusual marketing push.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 30th 2015 at 12:28PM in News
Here's 343's explanation for why Halo's Cortana is naked

Here's 343's explanation for why Halo's Cortana is naked

The Master Chief wears so much armour he could surely barely move, which serves also to highlight the contrast with Cortana’s choice of clothing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2015 at 11:14AM in News

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Microsoft: Tomb Raider can rise to the Fallout 4 challenge

Microsoft: Tomb Raider can rise to the Fallout 4 challenge

Releasing on the same week as Fallout 4 is no easy task, but Microsoft is hopeful that Rise of the Tomb Raider will not lose out in its sales battle ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 3:29PM in News
Backwards compatibility update hitting Xbox One next month

Backwards compatibility update hitting Xbox One next month

Microsoft will publicly roll out its Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update for Xbox One on November 12th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 3:13PM in News
'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

You know a company plans to go big with a game when it starts the marketing for it almost a year in advance.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 27th 2015 at 9:30AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Halo 5 merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Halo 5 merchandise

Microsoft icon Master Chief is back in action in the first full-bodied Halo game on Xbox One. MCV checks in with the Chief’s best merchandise

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 27th 2015 at 8:39AM in News

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Microsoft no longer reporting console sales

Microsoft no longer reporting console sales

A Microsoft source has confirmed to Game Informer that the company will no longer provide sales updates for Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 24th 2015 at 6:48AM in News
Xbox Live co-creator Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

Xbox Live co-creator Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

Eric Neustadter – one of the creators of Xbox Live – has announced his exit from Microsoft after nearly two decades with the firm.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 24th 2015 at 6:45AM in News
Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Microsoft has said that combined Xbox One and Xbox 360 shipments for its fiscal Q1 were down 17 per cent year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 10:22AM in News
'Plenty of chance' Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

'Plenty of chance' Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

The core Halo series could return to PC in the future, according to the director for the franchise at 343 Industries.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 8:51AM in News
Halo 5 to be played on world's biggest flying screen

Halo 5 to be played on world's biggest flying screen

Australian Halo fans will get to see the first 15 minutes of the next entry in the sci-fi series the day before the game’s launch. But there’s a catch...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 10:41AM in News
PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controller arrives next week

PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controller arrives next week

Microsoft has revealed the PC wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers will release early next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 17th 2015 at 6:45AM in News
Microsoft details massive ad campaign for biggest ever Xbox One launch

Microsoft details massive ad campaign for biggest ever Xbox One launch

Microsoft says that over 80 per cent of UK gamers will have already seen an ad for Halo 5.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 15th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Spencer talks PS4 lead, impact of Xbox One launch struggles

Spencer talks PS4 lead, impact of Xbox One launch struggles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has admitted that he doesn’t know if the Xbox One can ever catch PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2015 at 1:15PM in News