Tag Archives: Microsoft

Black Friday broke some Xbox records

Microsoft has said, without revealing any sales numbers, that Black Friday week was a record one for Xbox. VentureBeat reports that Xbox Store revenues were up 57 per cent year-on-year across Xbox One and Xbox 360 with total paid unique users up 55 per cent. On Xbox One that growth …

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Over 300,000 consoles sold during Black Friday week in the UK

315,000 games consoles were sold during the Black Friday week. UK retailers told MCV that it was PS4 that was the best-selling machine, with around 139,000 consoles sold. But it was very close between Sony and Microsoft, with Xbox One shifting almost 134,000 units. Note that these figures run from …

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Microsoft’s Israel-based HoloLens team hit with layoffs

60 jobs have been cut from Microsoft’s HoloLens team in Isreal, the company has confirmed. Techcrunchreports 30 full-time staff and 30 contractors are out of the job this week based on the decision to "wind down work" on HoloLens in the country, and to switch development focus to a "different …

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Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix ‘very happy’, says dev

Lara Croft’s latest hasn’t been a disappointment for its publishers, developer Crystal Dynamics has insisted. Xbox-exclusive release Rise of the Tomb Raider launched the same week as Fallout 4 and charted at fourth, below Call of Duty and FIFA, leading some onlookers to express concern about its sales performance at …

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Windows 10 update accused of uninstalling programs without permission

Some users have claimed that the most recent update to Windows 10 has uninstalled certain programs from their systems without asking for permission. VentureBeat reports that two programs used by gamers are among those affected – CPU-Z and AMD’s Catalyst Control Centre. The former is a processor monitor that allows …

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Kinect director Kudo Tsunoda exits Xbox division

The former creative director for Kinect is to take on a role at Microsoft outside of the firm’s Xbox group. Kudo Tsunoda took on the responsibility of heading up a number of Xbox developers earlier this year, including Rare, Lionhead, Twisted Pixel and Lift London, plus the teams behind Scalebound,Quantum …

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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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