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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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Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

A new version of Windows is on the way alongside a new iteration of Microsoft’s Surface hardware. Windows 10 S is a lightweight version of Windows 10. Not only is it designed to be less processor intensive due to the reduced number of background programs, but it also only runs …

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Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

It’s pretty tough to get a handle on Xbox performance nowadays, but Microsoft’s latest financials do reveal a few snippets. Microsoft Gaming revenues for fiscal Q3 climbed four per cent. It was also revealed that Xbox Live users jumped 13 per cent to 52m active accounts. Microsoft no longer reports …

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Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

The second expansion for Forza Horizon 3 offers a very different prospect to the game’s first DLC. It’s called Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels and, as the name suggests, draws on the licensed toys for what looks to be some delightfully silly and over-the-top escapades. It introduces six new off-coast …

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