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Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Unity developers will soon have the ability to build games for the HoloLens headset, Microsoft revealed earlier today at its Build developer conference. In a post on Unity’s company blog, lead developer Scott Flynn states that both Personal and Pro editions of Unity will be updated with support for Hololens …

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Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Minecraft’s default female character Alex will be added to console versions of the game later this week, Mojang has revealed. Owners of PlayStation and/or Xbox editions of the game will receive the Alex skins as a free update this Wednesday, according to a post by Mojang’s Owen Hill on the …

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Gears of War to be remastered for Xbox One – report

One of the Xbox 360’s defining shooters could be set to make a return on the Xbox One, if reports are to be believed. A remastered version of 2006 cover-based shooter Gears of War was first spotted by Polygon, which noted that a number of Xbox One players were playing …

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VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

Toylogic has announced its free-to-play online multiplayer game Happy Wars is now available on Xbox One. Microsoft previously mentioned Happy Wars would be making its way to its new-gen console, due at least in part to the title being downloaded more than 10m on Xbox 360 since its launch in …

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Xbox Q3 revenue drops 24% as price cutting hits bottom line

Microsoft sold 1.6m Xbox consoles for three months ending March 31st, a drop of 400,000 year-on-year. That number includes Xbox 360 and Xbox One sales, and the platform holder has not split out the performance of these machines. This performance meant that Xbox revenue was down 24 per cent year-on-year …

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Sign ups open for PCR’s Q&A with Microsoft over Windows Server 03 end of support

MCV’s sister site PCR will host an exclusive live Q&A session with Microsoft next week focused on end support for Windows Server 2003 – sign up now and make sure you don’t miss out. The webinar will look at what dangers businesses face as Microsoft prepares to end support for …

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Former Lionhead boss takes charge of Xbox and HoloLens games

Lionhead boss John Needham has been promoted to a new role where he will oversee internal development for several games on Xbox and HoloLens. A Microsoft spokesperson toldEngadgetNeedham will report to Microsoft corporate VP Kudo Tsunoda:"With the exception of Halo, Gears of War, Forza and Minecraft, Kudo Tsunoda will lead …

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Phil Harrison forms Alloy Platform Industries

Industry veteran Phil Harrison has revealed the first details of his plans following his departure from Microsoft. First rumoured during GDC, it wasconfirmed last week that Harrison had in fact left the platform holderafter three years. Now the exec is forming his own company, named Alloy Platform Industries, which will …

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