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Windows 8 will integrate Xbox Live

You can already access Xbox Live on a Windows Phone 7 handsets, and from next year consumers will also be able to access the network on their PC. Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live will be an integrated feature in Windows 8. This means XBL will be in-built into a …

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App Store planned for Windows 8

Microsoft has announced that the next version of its Windows PC operating system will include an App Store. The company hasn’t detailed anything relating to strategy but did confirm that it has assembled an App Store team as it continues to build its new OS. Of course, Microsoft is no …

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Could the PC be the next Xbox?

There’s nothing to suggest it’s true. And as rumours go, MCV would put this in the hugely unlikely” pile. But nonetheless, reports have emerged overnight concerning a shock new direction for the Xbox brand. GameInformer reports that a persistent batch of rumours from the tech world” suggest that Windows 8 …

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Windows 8 embraces Xbox Live

Microsoft is to include the firm’s Xbox Live gaming platform in the upcoming Windows 8 according to a Seattle Times report. Microsoft interactive entertainment marketing chief Mike Delman told the Seattle Times in an interview that Xbox Live will be "built into the PC" and that online service will be …

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Windows 8 arriving in 2012

Microsoft will launch the successor of its Windows PC operating system next year, the company’s chief has revealed. Steve Ballmer said at a press conference in Tokyo that the new operating system would be optimised for tablet devices, PCs and a variety of different form factors”. Elsewhere in his speech, …

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Windows 8 set for 2012 release?

While Microsoft has remained tight-lipped about when Windows 8 will be unveiled, the software giant’s Netherlands team appears to have let the cat out of the bag by posting a blog that suggests a late 2012 release date. According to a translated version of the Dutch language blog, which has …

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