Entries in 'Microsoft' (1046)

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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
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
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