Entries in 'Microsoft' (231)

Phil Spencer continues his war against fanboyism

Phil Spencer continues his war against fanboyism

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has once again challenged the fanboys of social media by stating that those who wish a game to fail because of its host platform aren’t real ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 3:54PM in News
Internet connection required to experience Quantum Break's TV drama

Internet connection required to experience Quantum Break's TV drama

Microsoft has altered the way in which it intends to deliver Quantum Break’s unusual combination of game and live-action TV show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Gears of War Ultimate Edition out now on PC

Gears of War Ultimate Edition out now on PC

Having been without a release date since its announcement, the PC version of Gears of War Ultimate Edition is available right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Spencer: We didn't stop revealing Xbox sales figures to hide something

Spencer: We didn't stop revealing Xbox sales figures to hide something

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has insisted that Microsoft did not make the decision to stop confiding Xbox One sales figures in an effort to hide to truth about its performance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2016 at 2:38PM in News

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Microsoft says it wants to further blend PC and Xbox One, hints at console hardware upgrades

Microsoft says it wants to further blend PC and Xbox One, hints at console hardware upgrades

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft’s games strategy is to blend its Xbox and PC operations into a single gaming ecosystem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2016 at 2:33PM in News
Free-to-play Forza skidding onto PC this spring

Free-to-play Forza skidding onto PC this spring

Another of Xbox’s key IPs is making the jump to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Microsoft says it will narrow gap between Windows Store and Steam titles

Microsoft says it will narrow gap between Windows Store and Steam titles

Some of the functionality missing from Windows Store versions of PC games will be added in the future, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 29th 2016 at 2:40PM in News
$3,000 HoloLens Development Edition launches in March

$3,000 HoloLens Development Edition launches in March

Next month will see developers finally get their hands on Microsoft’s augmented reality platform, HoloLens.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 29th 2016 at 2:01PM in News

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Major Nelson says Season Pass DLC is 'dangerous' for multiplayer games

Major Nelson says Season Pass DLC is 'dangerous' for multiplayer games

Multiplayer online shooters that lock some of their map content behind paywalls risk fragmenting their community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Windows Store downloads lack some features of Steam equivalents

Windows Store downloads lack some features of Steam equivalents

Customers who buy products such as Rise of The Tomb Raider on Microsoft’s Windows Store as opposed to rival services such as Steam aren’t getting exactly the same game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 12:36PM in News
Assetto Corsa delayed on PS4 and Xbox One

Assetto Corsa delayed on PS4 and Xbox One

The console version of cult PC racing sim Assetto Corsa has been delayed beyond its April release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2016 at 4:03PM in News
Bill Gates sides with FBI in Apple hack debate

Bill Gates sides with FBI in Apple hack debate

Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates has potentially isolated himself from his tech contemporaries by saying that Apple should abide by a government ruling forcing it to share encrypted data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 11:26AM in News

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Microsoft vows that HoloLens will not suffer Kinect's fate

Microsoft vows that HoloLens will not suffer Kinect's fate

A full version of HoloLens will launch ‘when the world is ready’, to avoid the fate suffered by Kinect, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2016 at 2:50PM in News
Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 11:18AM in News
No Steam release for Quantum Break on PC

No Steam release for Quantum Break on PC

Microsoft has said that the only way people will be able to buy the PC version of Quantum Break is through the Windows store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Mattel grabs Halo master licensing agreement

Mattel grabs Halo master licensing agreement

Microsoft has agreed a deal to hand an extensive set of toy licensing rights to Mattel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:56PM in News

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Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Global sales of the PS4 may well be far ahead of Xbox One, but today’s Ubisoft financial report reveals that Microsoft users are spending more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Xbox boss talks down irate Quantum Break fans

Xbox boss talks down irate Quantum Break fans

Overall, platform exclusivity is not a good thing for gamers. It can be a good thing for platform holders, of course.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 12:50PM in News
Quantum Break confirmed for PC

Quantum Break confirmed for PC

Remedy’s Quantum Break has been confirmed for PC, with a release date that coincides with the Xbox One version on April 5th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

A small number of users were able to download a backwardly compatible Xbox One version of Rockstar’s much cherished Red Dead Redemption at the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
48 million people are using Xbox Live

48 million people are using Xbox Live

Microsoft may no longer be reporting sales figures for its console hardware, but the firm has revealed that its monthly users number on Xbox Live has reached 48 million.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Xbox 360 disc scratching case makes it all the way to the US Supreme Court

Xbox 360 disc scratching case makes it all the way to the US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court will now decide whether Microsoft will face a class-action lawsuit over allegations that the Xbox 360 had a disc-scratching fault.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
HoloLens field of view 'like standing 2ft away from a 15" monitor'

HoloLens field of view 'like standing 2ft away from a 15" monitor'

Microsoft has revealed a few more details about its still in-development augmented reality headset HoloLens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

There were more Apple iOS devices than Windows devices shipped in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
Microsoft won't be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

Microsoft won't be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

A proposal to make a HoloLens application that allows its wearer to observe League of Legends matches won’t be commissioned by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:43PM in News