Entries in 'Microsoft' (722)

Universal Windows apps coming to Xbox One

Universal Windows apps coming to Xbox One

Microsoft has revealed new details on Windows 10, including word that universal Windows apps will hit Xbox One with the arrival of the firm's upcoming operating system.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:01PM in News
Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

1,800 Minecraft accounts have been compromised by hackers, with players’ emails and passwords leaked online.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:46PM in News
Windows 10 will be 'best OS ever for PC gaming'

Windows 10 will be 'best OS ever for PC gaming'

Microsoft has once again promised that its next iteration of Windows will offer a new dawn for PC gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Xbox One will as of today once again cost $349 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:21AM in News

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Next Xbox One update adds custom backgrounds and game hubs

Next Xbox One update adds custom backgrounds and game hubs

Microsoft has detailed the additions coming to Xbox One in the console’s software update due next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
Forza 6 for Xbox One announced at Detroit Auto Show

Forza 6 for Xbox One announced at Detroit Auto Show

A brand new next-gen only instalment of the Forza Motorsport series has been announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 9:25AM in News
GameStop teams with Microsoft for interactive Azure content

GameStop teams with Microsoft for interactive Azure content

Retailer GameStop will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing network to power a number of new interactive content offerings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 2:11PM in News
Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Google has prioritised the calling out of a rival over the digital security of its customers, Microsoft has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 1:29PM in News

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2015 'is a HUGE year for Rare'

2015 'is a HUGE year for Rare'

The head of music at UK developer Rare has suggested that the studio will unveil at least one new title in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Microsoft recruiting for 'secret' games project

Microsoft recruiting for 'secret' games project

The Xbox division at Microsoft is currently hiring for a senior software engineer, but what they will be working on remains "top secret".

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 6th 2015 at 12:40PM in News
Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

A further chunk of the Xbox One’s internal processing power has been handed over to developers, leaked information claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
Microsoft readies $250 Halo 5 limited edition

Microsoft readies $250 Halo 5 limited edition

Halo 5: Guardians my not be coming out until the end of the year, but we already know what we can expect in terms of limited editions.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 9:47AM in News

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Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live manager and XNA framework developer Boyd Multerer has announced his exit from Microsoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:22AM in News
Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

343 Industries has released a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, adding new bug fixes along with the Spartan Ops co-op campaign from Halo 4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:56AM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

For the Halo fanatics out there, the next 12 months promises to be one of – if not the – most exciting years in the franchise’s history.

on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Halo: ODST campaign remaster offered to disgruntled Master Chief Collection owners

Halo: ODST campaign remaster offered to disgruntled Master Chief Collection owners

A remastered version of Xbox 360 title Halo: ODST is one of a number of freebies being offered as compensation for the shambolic launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 10:05AM in News

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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
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
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