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Microsoft to confirm job cuts this week, report says

Microsoft to confirm job cuts this week, report says

Something in the region of 6,000 job cuts could to be announced at Microsoft later this week, a report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Xbox One update introduces improved game demo support

Xbox One update introduces improved game demo support

Xbox One's latest update adds the ability to download a title's demo and subsequently unlock the full version of the game from the same file.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:45AM in News
Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens'

Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens'

The UK marketing boss of Xbox has said that one of Microsoft's challenges is to overcome the disparity between the perceptions and realities of differing framerates and resolutions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Microsoft sees Xbox One 'momentum shift'

Microsoft sees Xbox One 'momentum shift'

Xbox One's difficult start is still well and truly behind it, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:08AM in News

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Nadella discusses Xbox's importance to Microsoft...

Nadella discusses Xbox's importance to Microsoft...

… after not mentioning the brand until 2,054 words into his 3,119 word statement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Microsoft insists that every Xbox One can still be a dev kit

Microsoft insists that every Xbox One can still be a dev kit

Plans remains in place for every Xbox One unit to have the facility of being transformed into a development station.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 1:17PM in News
Dovetail licenses Microsoft flight sim tech

Dovetail licenses Microsoft flight sim tech

Train simulator specialist Dovetail is branching out into the flight sim sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
PS4 remains the favoured platform amongst European developers

PS4 remains the favoured platform amongst European developers

Sony’s PS4 has for the second year in a row been named as the console platform of choice amongst European developers, GDC data suggests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:41PM in News

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Some 360 owners being offered free credit if they buy an Xbox One

Some 360 owners being offered free credit if they buy an Xbox One

Microsoft is dangling an Xbox One shaped carrot in the face of a few select Xbox 360 owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 9:20AM in News
VIDEO: 343 unveils Halo Master Chief Collection Terminal trailer

VIDEO: 343 unveils Halo Master Chief Collection Terminal trailer

343 Industries has revealed new details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, along with debuting a new trailer for the upcoming Xbox One release.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 7:27AM in News
Activision details Destiny beta runs on PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Activision details Destiny beta runs on PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Destiny's beta will take place later this month as two four-day runs on PlayStation hardware and one four-day run on Xbox consoles, Activision has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 1:58AM in News
Windows version of Kinect v2 priced at £159.99

Windows version of Kinect v2 priced at £159.99

A Microsoft listing for the PC compatible version of Kinect suggests the peripheral will have a very high RRP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 11:42AM in News

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Xbox One sales pass 5m units as PS4 hits 9m, report claims

Xbox One sales pass 5m units as PS4 hits 9m, report claims

UPDATE: Microsoft has clarified that Harrison was referring to the previous 5m shipped figure and was not citing new numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 4:08PM in News
Forza Horizon 2 will offer Kinect enhancements

Forza Horizon 2 will offer Kinect enhancements

Kinect may no longer be flavour of the month at Microsoft, but the camera will still be getting some dedicated functionality in upcoming racer Forza Horizon 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has described Xbox boss Phil Spencer as a “reasonable, smart guy” and claimed his predecessor “used to say some unbelievable things”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 1:03PM in News
Chinese retailer claims eye-watering RRP for Xbox One

Chinese retailer claims eye-watering RRP for Xbox One

Microsoft may be aiming high with its RRP for Xbox One in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 2:08PM in News

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Toulouse returns to Microsoft as Gears of War community chief

Toulouse returns to Microsoft as Gears of War community chief

Former Xbox Live policy and enforcement director Stephen Toulouse has rejoined Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Destiny beta on Xbox One and 360 kicks off in late July

Destiny beta on Xbox One and 360 kicks off in late July

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 Destiny beta will launch sometime late next month, Bungie has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2014 at 9:20PM in News
Microsoft reiterates that Family Sharing could return to Xbox One

Microsoft reiterates that Family Sharing could return to Xbox One

Some of the digital functionality stripped from Xbox One in the weeks after E3 2013 is currently scheduled to make a return.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 2:25PM in News
Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

The console editions of Minecraft have sold past the life to date total of its original PC platform.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2014 at 12:23AM in News
Additional monthly subscription fee added to Sky Go on consoles - report

Additional monthly subscription fee added to Sky Go on consoles - report

A monthly subscription will be needed to access Sky Go on games consoles in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 2:22PM in News
Forza Horizon 2 'a different game' on Xbox One and 360

Forza Horizon 2 'a different game' on Xbox One and 360

The differences between Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One and 360 will stretch beyond simply the visuals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 1:04PM in News
Microsoft: Games for Windows Live will live on

Microsoft: Games for Windows Live will live on

Microsoft has officially stated it does not intend to shut down its much maligned Games for Windows Live PC games service – a reveal that flies in the face of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 5:56AM in News
Xbox One's Japanese launch line-up revealed

Xbox One's Japanese launch line-up revealed

The supposed Xbox One launch line-up has been revealed by Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
50% of Xbox One owners have played Forza 5

50% of Xbox One owners have played Forza 5

Microsoft’s Xbox One launch title Forza 5 has won itself a very impressive attach rate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2014 at 12:20PM in News