Tag Archives: Microsoft

Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility has always been a headline winner, but the extent to which it is actually used has always been a point of contention. New data from Ars Technica about Xbox Live usage suggests that, in Xbox One’s case at least, very little time is spent taking advantage of the …

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E3 of the Dead: our pre-show analysis

The Los Angeles Convention Centre has always been a place of peril as well as profit. Attending is something of a survival course: high-pressure meetings, late-late-late-night networking, cross-floor appointment dashes or the grinding endurance test of simply standing and smiling on the stand. But forget everything you think you know …

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Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

The PS4 has sold three times the amount of the Xbox One in Europe, according to Sony exec Jim Ryan. "It’s been pleasing that in North America, we’ve been 2-to-1 against Xbox," he told Time. "But in Europe, it’s really been fortress PlayStation by at least 3-to-1 in unit sales. …

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Chris Lee takes over FPS titles at 343 Industries

Microsoft veteran Chris Lee is the new man in charge of FPS titles at Halo developer 343 Industries. The move comes following the recent departure of studio head of strategy games Dan Ayoub, who had been working on the series since Halo: Reach back in 2009. He has been moved …

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Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft’s push into the worlds of VR and AR is really gathering pace with the announcement of a new dedicated controller. The Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers are broadly similar to the Oculus Touch controllers in appearance, but also share traits with HTC’s Vive controllers. They are topped by ringed …

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Non-gamers largely unaware of Switch and Scorpio

Nielsen’s US Games 360 Report 2017 has found that non-gamers still remain largely unaware of some video games hardware. Among the general population, only 22 per cent of people have even heard of the Nintendo Switch and only 11 per cent the Xbox Scorpio. In contrast, 69 per cent of …

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