Tag Archives: Microsoft

Backwards compatibility update hitting Xbox One next month

Microsoft will publicly roll out its Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update for Xbox One on November 12th. The update, which has been available to preview members for some time now, allows a selection of 360 titles to be downloaded and played on Microsoft’s newer hardware. The functionality was one of …

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‘Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date’

You know a company plans to go big with a game when it starts the marketing for it almost a year in advance. That’s precisely what Xbox has done with Halo 5: Guardians, the latest in the 65 million unit-selling sci-fi super franchise. We have considerable expectations for Halo 5: …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Halo 5 merchandise

Microsoft icon Master Chief is back in action in the first full-bodied Halo game on Xbox One. MCV checks in with the Chief’s best merchandise How do you follow one of the biggest games of all time? That’s the question that Halo 5: Guardians aims to answer. The first full …

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Microsoft no longer reporting console sales

A Microsoft source has confirmed to Game Informer that the company will no longer provide sales updates for Xbox One. The reportstates that the firm has stopped reporting console sale totals as ofits most recent quarterly report– which explains why the usual figures were mysteriously absent from Microsoft’s results earlier …

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Xbox Live co-creator Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

Eric Neustadter – one of the creators of Xbox Live – has announced his exit from Microsoft after nearly two decades with the firm. Engadget reports on the departure. Neustadter is best-known for evolving Xbox Live from a network of in-house desktop computers to a multi-platform service boasting 39m users, …

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Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Microsoft has said that combined Xbox One and Xbox 360 shipments for its fiscal Q1 were down 17 per cent year-on-year. The company hasn’t revealed the actual sales figure, though did say the decline was mainly due to falling sales of the older Xbox 360 platform. In the same period …

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‘Plenty of chance’ Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

The core Halo series could return to PC in the future, according to the director for the franchise at 343 Industries. Frank O’Connor was discussing the possibility of Microsoft’s flagship shooter expanding beyond its Xbox home on a GamesRadar livestream when he suggested upcoming entry Halo 5: Guardians could come …

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Halo 5 to be played on world’s biggest flying screen

Australian Halo fans will get to see the first 15 minutes of the next entry in the sci-fi series the day before the game’s launch. But there’s a catch… …and the catch is that the display showing the campaign footage will be flying some 2,000 feet (609 metres) above the …

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