Tag Archives: Microsoft

Sweeney thinks Microsoft is planning to slowly break Steam

Microsoft’s plan to close off the open PC market will manifest itself in a slow and gradual attack on Steam, Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney believes. Sweeney already stands as the most outspoken critic of Windows 10 and Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform. Now PC Gamer reports that he has told Edge …

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Games industry marketing veteran Jon Rooke joins 2K

Games industry marketing expert Jon Rooke has joined 2K. Rooke is a 16-year veteran of the video games industry, including lengthy stints at Vivendi, Microsoft, Sega and THQ. His most recent roles included European marketing director at Sega, global brand director at The Creative Assembly and European marketing director at …

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Xbox Play Anywhere: All devs need to know

Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton and director of program management for Xbox Mike Ybarra answer the big questions about how devs can get their games running across Xbox One and PC

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Microsoft lowers Xbox One US price for third time in two months

The Xbox One has had yet another price cut in the US. All bundles including the entry-level 500GB machine now cost just $249 in the US. This includes bundles featuring Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and the white Quantum Break SKU. Microsoft first shaved some off the price of the …

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Cross platform PS4/Xbox Rocket League play is ready and waiting for Sony nod

Rocket League could allow PS4 and Xbox One owners to compete with one another within a few hours” if Sony would give it the go-ahead. That’s according to Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham, who has told IGN that all the necessary back end infrastructure is in place. "Right now we’re literally …

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Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Are people holding out for the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio? Quite possibly. Microsoft’s latest financials reveal that Xbox hardware revenue sales are down 33 per cent year-on-year for the three months ending June. There are lots of factors to consider here. For one, the discontinuation …

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Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss 2018 1bn install base target

Last year, Microsoft said that it aimed to have Windows 10 on 1bn devices by 2018 – now the firm has tempered its expectations for the operating system. In a statement to ZDNet, the firm said that Windows 10 was off to the ‘hottest start in history’, citing high levels …

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