Entries in 'Microsoft' (977)

Black Friday broke some Xbox records

Black Friday broke some Xbox records

Microsoft has said, without revealing any sales numbers, that Black Friday week was a record one for Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2015 at 1:49PM in News
Over 300,000 consoles sold during Black Friday week in the UK

Over 300,000 consoles sold during Black Friday week in the UK

315,000 games consoles were sold during the Black Friday week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 10:59AM in News
Microsoft's Israel-based HoloLens team hit with layoffs

Microsoft's Israel-based HoloLens team hit with layoffs

60 jobs have been cut from Microsoft's HoloLens team in Isreal, the company has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 2:37AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix 'very happy', says dev

Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix 'very happy', says dev

Lara Croft’s latest hasn’t been a disappointment for its publishers, developer Crystal Dynamics has insisted.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 1st 2015 at 10:04AM in News

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Windows 10 update accused of uninstalling programs without permission

Windows 10 update accused of uninstalling programs without permission

Some users have claimed that the most recent update to Windows 10 has uninstalled certain programs from their systems without asking for permission.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Kinect director Kudo Tsunoda exits Xbox division

Kinect director Kudo Tsunoda exits Xbox division

The former creative director for Kinect is to take on a role at Microsoft outside of the firm’s Xbox group.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 20th 2015 at 8:59AM in News
Halo World Championship 2016 starts in December, prize pool now $1.7m

Halo World Championship 2016 starts in December, prize pool now $1.7m

Microsoft has revealed that its Halo World Championship tournament will kick off at the start of this December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 19th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Forza 6 adds 'optional' microtransactions

Forza 6 adds 'optional' microtransactions

Developer Turn 10 has introduced in-game purchases to Forza Motorsport 6 – but players can choose to turn them off.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 18th 2015 at 10:29AM in News

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Microsoft adds button remapping support for Xbox One standard wireless controller

Microsoft adds button remapping support for Xbox One standard wireless controller

Microsoft has announced the addition of button mapping support to standard Xbox One controllers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 17th 2015 at 5:18AM in News
Microsoft hits back at Sony's game-sharing jibe with backwards compatibility video

Microsoft hits back at Sony's game-sharing jibe with backwards compatibility video

Xbox One is now backwardly compatible with some Xbox 360 titles, and Microsoft is doing all it can to make the most of the positive PR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 11:28AM in News
Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft’s first-party controller revenue has shot up by two-thirds during 2015, according to GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:39AM in News

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Microsoft explains Xbox One backwards compatibility for 360 DLC

Microsoft explains Xbox One backwards compatibility for 360 DLC

DLC for backwardly compatible Xbox 360 games will work on Xbox One, but a tiny hoop must be jumped through.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Minecraft looks to be tunnelling its way to Wii U

Minecraft looks to be tunnelling its way to Wii U

It seems as if the long-awaited debut of Minecraft on Nintendo hardware is upon us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Kinect gestures dropped from new Xbox One Experience update

Kinect gestures dropped from new Xbox One Experience update

Microsoft has confirmed that it has cut the ability for users to control their Xbox Ones via gestures in its New Xbox One Experience update for the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2015 at 11:01AM in News
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

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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
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
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