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Microsoft won’t be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

A proposal to make a HoloLens application that allows its wearer to observe League of Legends matches won’t be commissioned by Microsoft. The idea was pitched as part of the ‘Share Your Idea’ HoloLens initiative in which the community is encouraged to share thoughts and ideas about possible applications for …

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How Windows 10 and Cortana are bringing speech recognition to games

No longer just the Master Chief’s AI buddy, Cortana is rapidly becoming a complex and multi-talented virtual assistant. Her applications for general PC and mobile use are well known, but Microsoft is keen to educate developers on how she can be used in games. James Batchelor finds out more

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Xbox One sales have hit at least 18m units

The exact number of Xbox Ones sold worldwide remains a mystery, but we now know that it is in excess of 18m units. GameSpot reports that a reporter on ZDnet heard from sources that new stat gathering for Windows 10 revealed that 18m Xbox One consoles are ‘active’. Microsoft later …

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ReCore delayed until second half of 2016

Microsoft’s new sci-fi franchise ReCore is not going to be make its spring 2016 release date. A Microsoft representative speaking to Engadget said that the title would be coming out in the second half of the year. Announced at E3, ReCore is being developed by former Retro Studios staff at …

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200m installs and counting for Windows 10

The growth of Windows 10 continues with the operating system now installed on more than 200m devices. The milestone was revealed by astatement from Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP for Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, in which he stated that more than 40 per cent of new Windows 10 devices become …

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Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider has shifted ‘well over one million units’ since it was released in November. That’s according to Xbox’s marketing man Aaron Greenburg, who confirmed that the adventure title had reached the sales milestone responding to a fan on Twitter (below). This follows Microsoft revealing …

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Scalebound delayed until 2017

Platinum Games’ Xbox One exclusive Scalebound will miss its 2016 release date. Development on the game is going well and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together,” the studio said. Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has ever created: an epic adventure filled with exploration and fantasy …

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Ark: Survival Evolved has more players on Xbox One than PC

Prehistoric survival romp Ark: Survival Evolved has become a massive hit on Xbox One. Studio Wildcard co-founder and co-creative director Jesse Rapczak revealed that the game has a bigger player count on Microsoft’s console than it does PC. Rapczak reckons this is most likely because while the survival genre is …

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