Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers may soon get the option to refund digital purchases. The functionality was first spotted by Xbox One alpha testers and posted to Reddit. It looks like it could operate in much the same way as Steam, where gamers can get a no questions asked …

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Minecraft is getting an official third party marketplace

Minecraft’s commercial floodgates have been swung open even wider with confirmation of a new content platform. Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft’s upcoming Discovery update will include a new Minecraft Marketplace. It will use a dedicated virtual currency called Minecraft Coins, which can be purchased via Xbox Live for real money. …

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ID@Xbox hits over a billion hours of play

Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program has come a long way since it first started in 2013. While the curated self-publishing program’s first titles included smaller indie games such as Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee and Nicalis’ 1001 Spikes, it’s now home to some of the biggest and most ambitious independently developed titles the industry’s …

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Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

The launch of what will be the world’s most powerful ever console later this year could be enough to hand sector momentum back to Xbox. That’s the prediction of NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, who told Games Industry that he was satisfied that yesterday’s tech announcement was enough to deliver the …

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The Halo World Championships was the most successful Halo event ever

The 2017 Halo World Championships that took place last weekend have become the biggest Halo event ever in terms of viewership.  At its peak the streams for the Halo World Championships hit over 135,000 concurrent viewers across Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Beam. Beam is Microsoft’s Twitch competitor if you were …

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Indies sing praises of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox programme

Independent developers have called Microsoft’s ID@Xbox programme hugely important” to the games industry, and have singled it out as one of the easiest digital publishing platforms to work on across all platform holders. Speaking to MCV at an ID@Xbox preview event this week, several developers were very warm in their …

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Recruiter Hot Seat: Remedy

Mikaela Oberg-Mattila talks about Remedy’s recruitment needs, what it’s like to work at the Finnish developer and why you should join the team – spoiler alert, the office has a sauna, that’s why.

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Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Microsoft has announced yet another controller option for the Xbox One. Launching next month, the Recon Tech Special Edition is the first is a new Tech Series of Xbox controllers. It’s priced at $69.99 in the US, where it will arrive on April 25th. In developing this new controller series, …

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