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Gears of War dev Black Tusk is now called The Coalition

Black Tusk Studios, the developer behind the next Gears of War, has renamed itself The Coalition. The rebrand was announced by studio boss Rod Fergusson viaXbox.com, where he said the new name speaks to who we are as a team, and what it is we’re working on”. He also pointed …

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Windows 10 gets a release date

Microsoft has said that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th. The new PC operating system will be offered a free upgrade for owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Launch features include the Cortana (of Halo fame) digital assistant, the company’s Internet Explorer replacement Microsoft Edge and the …

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Halo 3: ODST set for Xbox One this Friday

The Halo 3 spin-off ODST will be released on Xbox One on May 29th. The game will join the Master Chief Collection, which also includes Halo 1, 2, 3 and 4. ODST was announced late last year as compensation for gamers that suffered from the Master Chief Collection’s troubled launch …

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Microsoft confirms Cortana for iOS and Android devices

Microsoft has confirmed reports that its Cortana voice application will release for iOS and Android platforms. In a post on the Windows Blog, Microsoft vice president Joe Belfiore revealed the app will act as a companion to Cortana on Windows 10. "Today, we’re announcing a Cortana application for Android phones …

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Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson joins Microsoft’s HoloLens team

Ex-BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft Studios in the role of creative director. Hudson has begun work at Microsoft’s offices in Redmond, Washington, where he’ll focus on development of games and experience for the firm’s HoloLens headset. The industry vet spent over a decade and half overseeing the …

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Microsoft also promoting Xbox One Witcher 3 hardware bundle, £299.99 exclusively at GAME

Sony isn’t the only platform holder pushing a Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hardware bundle on its social media channels. Microsoft has also entered the fray yesterday, taking to Twitter to promote a deal (below) on an Xbox One, The Witcher 3 and indie title Ori and the Blind Forest for …

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Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed on Windows 10

Microsoft has via its blog announced that Windows 10 will as part of its installation include a copy of King’s highly successful Candy Crush Saga. Solitaire. Hearts. Minesweeper. These are games that have been played millions of times over the years in Windows. And they are coming back in Windows …

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