Tag Archives: Microsoft

One to watch: How Xbox picked up the pace against PS4 in 2014

Entering 2014 on the back foot, Xbox One fought passionately to pull itself back into the race against PS4. Microsoft UK director of sales Anne Lepissier tells MCV how her team helped keep pace with Sony’s machine – and what comes next Congratulations on winning the MCV Award for Sales …

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Windows 10 Solitaire requires a paid subscription to remove ads

There’s a big caveat to note here before we even begin – Windows 10 is currently free to the vast majority of Windows owners. This has never happened before, and the upgrade is as simple as clicking on the notification in your system tray, waiting for your turn and giving …

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Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Free-to-play creation suite Project Spark is now available in a $50 Year One Edition. The Xbox One and PC title was released last October, since when it has been downloaded nearly 3m times. This new SKU bundles nearly all of its premium content together and also includes three months Project …

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Xbox indie parity clause is no more

Having suggested several times that it was no longer enforcing its indie game release parity policy, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has more or less confirmed its demise. The company had previously required that indie games released for Xbox One arrive either at the same time or ahead of other platforms. …

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Square Enix: ‘We knew Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity would disappoint fans’

The decision to make Rise of the Tomb Raider a timed Xbox One exclusive was a tough one, Square Enix has admitted, but one that it believes will bring long-term benefits to the series. "I hope fans know that it wasn’t an easy decision,” CEO Phil Rogers told Examiner. I …

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Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Microsoft has one full year’s exclusivity on the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider. The official Tomb Raider blog has revealed that the title would be coming to PlayStation 4 in ‘holiday 2016′. That’s Q4 2016 for us Brits. That’s also one year after the title’s release on Xbox consoles …

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Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Next week could see another big player join the ever-intensifying virtual reality fray. Former mobile manufacturer Nokia is set to take the wraps off its very own VR product at a big reveal event in LA, according to sources ‘familiar with the company’s plans’ talking to Recode. The company sold …

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Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

PC-style keyboard and mouse support appears to be on the way to Xbox One. The console can already work with USB keyboards, and now Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that mouse support is also in the works. The confirmation came from a conversation on Twitter regarding the possibility of …

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Xbox unit sales and revenue up in ‘incredible’ quarter

Momentum appears to be building for the Xbox One. Microsoft last night revealed that it sold 1.4m Xbox consoles in its fourth quarter, which is up on the 1.1m sold in the same quarter the previous year. CEO Satya Nadella described it as an incredible” quarter for Xbox. Furthermore, revenues …

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