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Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Momentum appears to be building for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Hololens will not be games-centric at launch

Hololens will not be games-centric at launch

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the early days of Hololens will not be focused on the handset’s gaming credentials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Halo franchise surpasses 65m sales

Halo franchise surpasses 65m sales

Halo has sold more than 65m units as a franchise, Microsoft has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2015 at 2:39AM in News
VIDEO: Here's a better look at how Hololens works in practise

VIDEO: Here's a better look at how Hololens works in practise

A new promotional video designed to highlight Hololens’ educational credentials has given a more accurate glimpse of how using the headset works in practise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2015 at 1:24PM in News

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Microsoft to axe up to 7,800 jobs, writes off $7.6bn from Nokia deal

Microsoft to axe up to 7,800 jobs, writes off $7.6bn from Nokia deal

Microsoft has announced it will be cutting up to 7,800 positions globally.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Xbox Live and PSN hacker gets suspended sentence, escapes prison

Xbox Live and PSN hacker gets suspended sentence, escapes prison

One of the key people behind the DDoS attacks on Xbox Live and PSN last December has escaped jail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2015 at 11:29AM in News
Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Guinness World Records has announced MineCon 2015 has broken the record for the “largest convention for a single videogame.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 11:13PM in News
Xbox Music rebranded as Groove, Xbox video becomes Movies & TV

Xbox Music rebranded as Groove, Xbox video becomes Movies & TV

Microsoft is to remove the Xbox branding from its music and video services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:50PM in News

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VIDEO: Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode gets debut trailer

VIDEO: Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode gets debut trailer

Telltale has provided the first look at its episodic collaboration with Mojang, Minecraft: Story Mode.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 6th 2015 at 5:39AM in News
Mojang reveals Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Mojang reveals Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Microsoft-owned studio Mojang has announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition for release later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 6th 2015 at 5:35AM in News
Moore: Ballmer saved Xbox with $1.15bn RROD recovery program

Moore: Ballmer saved Xbox with $1.15bn RROD recovery program

There would have been no Xbox One had Microsoft not greenlit the $1.15bn scheme to fix and replace broken Xbox 360s hit be the Red Ring of Death.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 11:05AM in News
Microsoft launching Minecraft program for teachers

Microsoft launching Minecraft program for teachers

Microsoft is readying a new online portal for educators to implement hit sandbox game Minecraft as a classroom resource.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 7:22AM in News

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Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

It probably wasn’t the explosive launch for HoloLens that Microsoft was hoping for.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:12AM in News
Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft has sold more than 20m copies on Windows and Mac platforms, developer Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:55AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Microsoft’s brutal third-person shooter had a big showing at E3 with two new games. MCV looks at the tie-in products set to raise cheers for Gears

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang is no longer developing content for its card-battle strategy game Scrolls, with the studio confirming plans to shut down servers in 2016.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 7:16AM in News

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What we thought of Microsoft's HoloLens demo at E3

What we thought of Microsoft's HoloLens demo at E3

One of the most impressive demonstrations at E3 took place during Xbox’s press conference, and centred
on its HoloLens augmented reality tech.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 26th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Don't Starve heading to Xbox One

Don't Starve heading to Xbox One

Klei Entertainment's hit survival game Don't Starve is in the works for Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2015 at 6:32AM in News
Xbox vs PlayStation: Who won E3?

Xbox vs PlayStation: Who won E3?

The man sitting next to us fell to his knees.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 25th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
A blue Forza 6 Xbox One console is on the way

A blue Forza 6 Xbox One console is on the way

Microsoft has revealed a very fetching looking Limited Edition Xbox One that will arrive alongside Forza 6 later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Microsoft is 'absolutely continuing to support Kinect'

Microsoft is 'absolutely continuing to support Kinect'

Kinect is not dead. That’s the message from Microsoft, despite the fact the peripheral was not mentioned once in its Xbox E3 press conference earlier this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2015 at 3:30PM in News
May and Hammond will not be joined by Clarkson in Forza 6

May and Hammond will not be joined by Clarkson in Forza 6

Only two members of Top Gear’s (nor former) iconic trio will feature in Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One racer Forza Motorsport 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
Microsoft predicts a 'massive migration' to Xbox One this holiday

Microsoft predicts a 'massive migration' to Xbox One this holiday

Xbox One is in prime position to dominate next-gen hardware sales later this year following what was undoubtedly an exciting E3, Microsoft predicts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2015 at 9:59AM in News
343 founder: We won't skip beta tests for Halo games from now on

343 founder: We won't skip beta tests for Halo games from now on

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross has stressed the need to run beta tests for future Halo titles, citing Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection as right and ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2015 at 4:49AM in News