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Xbox can do for Microsoft what iPhone did for Apple, Spencer believes

Xbox can do for Microsoft what iPhone did for Apple, Spencer believes

Microsoft’s new Xbox boss thinks Xbox is the key to Microsoft’s reversal of its recent struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2014 at 4:09PM in News
Yet more features added to next Xbox One update

Yet more features added to next Xbox One update

Microsoft’s impressive efforts to continue upgrading the Xbox One have taken a step forward with yet more features confirmed for the next update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2014 at 12:26PM in News
Spencer: Dropping Kinect is not the No.1 Xbox One request

Spencer: Dropping Kinect is not the No.1 Xbox One request

Microsoft has insisted that the dropping of Kinect is not the most requested Xbox One amendment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:54AM in News
Ubisoft to publish AirMech on Xbox 360

Ubisoft to publish AirMech on Xbox 360

Carbon Games' free-to-play RTS AirMech is heading to Xbox 360, courtesty of Ubisoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2014 at 7:44PM in News

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Microsoft granted approval to excavate Atari's fabled ET dump site

Microsoft granted approval to excavate Atari's fabled ET dump site

The planned excavation of the fabled Atari dump site said to be filled with thousands of copies of ET The Extraterrestrial game cartridges has overcome its latest hurdle.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 4th 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Although the numbers remain unspecified, Microsoft has let go some of its Studios developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:16PM in News
THE BIG INTERVIEW: Xbox's Phil Spencer on winning back the gamers

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Xbox's Phil Spencer on winning back the gamers

Phil Spencer has spent 26 years working for Microsoft.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 2:46PM in News

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Cortana is Microsoft's Siri-style digital assistant

Cortana is Microsoft's Siri-style digital assistant

Yes, the Halo universe’s famed AI star Cortana IS to voice Microsoft’s answer to Siri.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 12:35PM in News
Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

While Microsoft is enjoying great success with its renewed Xbox One indie focus, the chances of its parity policy being rescinded look slim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 1:10PM in News
Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has lofty expectations for the budding VR space, stating that he believes the technology will end up being bigger than the smartphone phenomenon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 8:09AM in News
Twitch off to a great start on Xbox One

Twitch off to a great start on Xbox One

There were 108,000 unique Twitch broadcasts from Xbox One in the first week since the streaming tech was patched onto the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 2:45PM in News

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Microsoft will offer 'the best lineup of content in a long time' at E3

Microsoft will offer 'the best lineup of content in a long time' at E3

Forget Xbox One’s multimedia capabilities – Microsoft’s new message is that games are very much the focus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Microsoft acquires 80 wearable tech assets in $150m deal

Microsoft acquires 80 wearable tech assets in $150m deal

Microsoft has acquired a collection of assets from wearable computing firm Osterhout Design Group for a suspected $150 million.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Phil Spencer takes over Xbox division

Phil Spencer takes over Xbox division

Microsoft veteran Phil Spencer will now lead a reorganised Xbox division.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2014 at 4:42PM in News
Microsoft aiming for Chinese Xbox One launch

Microsoft aiming for Chinese Xbox One launch

The Xbox One is being lined up for a release in China, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:47PM in News

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Microsoft unveils new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft unveils new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft has revealed what its new Kinect for Windows looks like… and it looks exactly the same as the Xbox One version.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 12:25PM in News
Minecraft tops UK Xbox Live charts for seventh time in 2014

Minecraft tops UK Xbox Live charts for seventh time in 2014

The Xbox 360 version of Mojang’s Minecraft is once again top of the UK Xbox Live charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Minecraft title update hits Xbox 360, PS3 this week

Minecraft title update hits Xbox 360, PS3 this week

Minecraft's next major console update is ready to launch, Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2014 at 6:14PM in News
Microsoft hints at Xbox One digital sharing comeback

Microsoft hints at Xbox One digital sharing comeback

The grand digital vision for Xbox One has not been forgotten.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Bohemia reveals failed Arma II 360 port, next game 'likely' multiplatform

Bohemia reveals failed Arma II 360 port, next game 'likely' multiplatform

Bohemia Interactive attempted an Arma 2 port for Xbox 360 that ultimately didn't pan out, the developer has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 25th 2014 at 11:04PM in News
Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

A new Xbox One exclusive from a notable Japanese developer will soon be unveiled, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2014 at 6:41PM in News
Titanfall vs InFamous - two next-gen exclusives compared

Titanfall vs InFamous - two next-gen exclusives compared

This month has seen both next-gen consoles finally get their hands on a big exclusive, but what do the arrivals of Titanfall and InFamous: Second Son reveal?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in development for Xbox One but release not guaranteed

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in development for Xbox One but release not guaranteed

Blizzard is currently developing Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for both PS4 AND Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 12:51PM in News
Spencer: Microsoft working toward 'renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming'

Spencer: Microsoft working toward 'renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming'

Microsoft is working to develop a "renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming," according to MS Studios head Phil Spencer.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 8:42PM in News