Tag Archives: Microsoft

Interview: Xbox sets sights on the next great platform war

When Microsoft said it was taking gaming seriously with Windows 10, we weren’t the only ones that didn’t believe it. We’d heard it all before. We are told that: ‘gaming is at the heart of Windows Vista/7/8 [delete as appropriate]’, a couple of games would then emerge, and a year …

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Xbox: ‘We’re very excited about VR’

It may not have a VR headset, but Xbox told MCV that the technology is not far from its thoughts. The firm has partnered with other VR companies, such as Oculus, yet unlike PlayStation, has not developed its own product. Yet head of operations Dave McCarthy says that Xbox is …

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Microsoft cuts Xbox One to £199.99

One particular Xbox One SKU can be had for the tidy sum of just 199.99 on the Xbox.com store right now. The FIFA 16 bundle, which includes EA’s game and the 500GB version of the console, is currently the same price as the Xbox 360 on Microsoft’s store. It has …

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DFC: Microsoft has killed the Xbox One Slim right out of the gate

Analyst DFC has issued a damning post-E3 verdict on Microsoft’s handling of the Xbox Scorpio reveal. The most immediate problem is Microsoft effectively killed the Xbox One Slim right out of the gate,” it said in an investor update. If there were many Xbox 360, Wii U and even PlayStation …

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Microsoft names first 12 Xbox Play Anywhere titles

The first batch of games confirmed for Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative have been named. All of Microsoft’s big E3 first party titles are included – Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, Scalebound, Recore and Halo Wars 2. Also incoming are the E3 show-stealing …

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Dead Rising 4 is a Microsoft exclusive for one year

The latest Dead Rising game will likely make its way onto PlayStation. Eurogamer reports that Capcom’s official stance on Dead Rising 4 is as follows: "You’ll be able to play it first on Xbox One and Windows 10." ‘First’. It now seems that Capcom reps have been telling journalists that …

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Hang on, 1080p TV owners SHOULD buy Scorpio, Microsoft now says

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revisited comments made earlier this week in which he said 1080p TV owners shouldn’t bother upgrading to Xbox Scorpio. Yesterday the exec claimed that 4K was the central purpose of Scorpio, so those without a 4K set should get an Xbox One S instead. These …

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Microsoft: We will ship games on Steam again

The locking off of Microsoft’s first party PC games from Steam may only be a temporary measure. Speaking on Giant Bomb’s E3 livestream, as reported by GameSpot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer recognised the importance of Vale’s platform to the PC games market. "I look at Steam today, it’s on an …

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We Happy Few generated most interest at E3, says internet research firm ListenFirst

Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, shown on stage at Xbox’s conference, was the most popular game at E3. That’s according to internet tracking company ListenFirst, which – as reported by GamesBeat – worked out the number of organic searches on Wikipedia for all titles at E3. The thinking here is …

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