Tag Archives: Microsoft

Mass Effect given street date

Microsoft has announced that much-anticipated RPG Mass Effect will be released on Xbox 360 on November 20th in America – and will be out in Europe three days later. The title has been developed by Bioware, who were responsible for both Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade …

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GC LEIPZIG: Ubisoft signs up to Games For Windows

Ubisoft PC titles will carry the Microsoft Games For Windows branding in future. The news was revealed by the platform holder at its Leipzig conference yesterday. The first Games For Windows Ubisoft title is The Settlers: Rise of an Empire. Other publishers already signed up to Games For windows include …

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Prima and Piggyback to publish Halo 3 Official Guide

The Official Halo 3 Guide will be launched into US stores alongside Halo 3 on September 25th. Piggyback produced the guide for Halo 2, which sold 270,000 units on its first day of release. "The Halo franchise has transcended the video game industry and become part of the culture at …

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GC LEIPZIG: Microsoft revives Sidewinder brand

Five years after its withdrawal, Microsoft has revived its PC gaming peripheral brand – Sidewinder – with the announcement of a new mouse that it claims redefines customisation. Sidewinder, which for many years was a byword for PC gaming hardware, was retired by Microsoft back in 2002. Before that the …

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Xbox Live user base reaches 7.1 million

The format holder has announced that there are currently over 7.1 million Xbox Live users, reported Games Industry . Chris Satchell, the company’s game developer group general manager, also said that more than 25 million downloads have been recorded on the Xbox 360. The firm claims that the attach rate …

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Microsoft allows consumer use of IP

After announcing the 2.0 version of XNA Game Studio during Gamefest’s keynote, XNA general manager Chris Satchell also revealed that the company had made an "unprecedented" move to allow consumers direct, legal access to game content from a number of Microsoft-owned IPs. Effectively immediately, Microsoft has granted consumers "a personal, …

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