Tag Archives: Microsoft

Halo World Championship 2016 starts in December, prize pool now $1.7m

Microsoft has revealed that its Halo World Championship tournament will kick off at the start of this December. The event will debut on December 6th with online ladders. Then between December 19th 2015 and January 31st 2016, Xbox will be holding its online qualifiers and regional in-person live events. From …

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Forza 6 adds ‘optional’ microtransactions

Developer Turn 10 has introduced in-game purchases to Forza Motorsport 6 – but players can choose to turn them off. Microtransactions were a hotly-discussed point of contention in Forza 5, and many players and critics were pleased when this year’s follow-up launched without them. Two months after launch, however, and …

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Microsoft adds button remapping support for Xbox One standard wireless controller

Microsoft has announced the addition of button mapping support to standard Xbox One controllers. Aspromised last monthby the firm upon the arrival of the Xbox One Elite controller, the ability to customize button inputs isnow availablefor all Xbox One wireless controllers. The support does carry a few limitations, when compared …

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Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft’s first-party controller revenue has shot up by two-thirds during 2015, according to GfK Chart-Track. The news follows the release of the premium Xbox One Elite Controller, which launched in late October for 120 and quickly sold out across the US and UK. Microsoft has said stock will remain in …

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Halo 5 does what it was designed to do – gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US. November has become the second month of 2015 (the other being April) that Xbox One has outsold PS4 in the region. It did so thanks to an 81 …

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Microsoft explains Xbox One backwards compatibility for 360 DLC

DLC for backwardly compatible Xbox 360 games will work on Xbox One, but a tiny hoop must be jumped through. Xbox One’s new backwards compatibility, which will be added to consoles that have upgraded to the New Experience UI tonight, is feature rich and technically impressive. However, the one thing …

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Minecraft looks to be tunnelling its way to Wii U

It seems as if the long-awaited debut of Minecraft on Nintendo hardware is upon us. Neogaf spotted a listing on the PEGI site for ‘Minecraft: Wii U Edition’. It’s the first ever mention of a Wii U port, but it seems likely that we’ll hear more tonight on Nintendo’s impromptu …

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Kinect gestures dropped from new Xbox One Experience update

Microsoft has confirmed that it has cut the ability for users to control their Xbox Ones via gestures in its New Xbox One Experience update for the console. When we looked at the New Xbox One Experience we wanted to prioritize features that customers were asking for, plus areas of …

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Steam users migrating to Windows 10

It’s taken Windows 10 just three months to overtake Windows 8 in popularity among Steam’s active users, according to Valve’s latest hardware survey. Games Industryreports Steam’s October 2015 survey shows nearly 28 per cent of participating users have made the jump to Microsoft’s new operating system. That’s up 3 per …

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