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Microsoft Studios gauging interest in Killer Instinct PC release

Don’t take this as confirmation of a Killer Instinct PC release, but Microsoft Studios appears to be seriously gauging community interest in a port.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Dec 2014 | 2

Sunset Overdrive ad mentions PC version, Microsoft says “Nope”

A current set of web adverts for Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive raised some eyebrows in the PC community earlier today, as they listed the game for release on “Xbox One & PC”.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Oct 2014 | 7

Microsoft purchase Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5 billion – Notch Leaves

As expected, the Mojang sale goes through and Microsoft sound very pleased with the acquisition.

By Paul Younger | 15 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Microsoft’s $2.5 billion Mojang purchase expected on Monday

Sorry Minecraft fans, the unstoppable hand of Microsoft’s capital seems like it’s slowly closing around the neck of your game.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Sep 2014 | 1

Microsoft attempting to buy Mojang, according to Wall Street Journal

If accurate, I imagine this would end up being a bigger deal in consoleland than on PC, but the Wall Street Journal seem moderately convinced that Microsoft are going to buy Mojang.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Sep 2014 | 1

Microsoft Studios Steam sale makes Age of Mythology, State of Decay cheap

This weekend will provide a decent chance to stock up on re-issued version of classic stategy titles like Age of Mythology: Extended Edition and Age of Empires II HD.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Train Simulator devs get Microsoft Flight Sim license

An interesting development for those who thought the Microsoft Flight Sim series would never recover from 2010’s free-to-play Microsoft Flight.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

DirectX 12 details will be rendered by Microsoft at GDC

With all this talk of Valve pushing for OpenGL and AMD’s Mantle API, Microsoft is reminding everybody that DirectX 12 is still a thing.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Mar 2014 | 1

EA and Microsoft caught engaging in covert YouTube payola

It’s a Tuesday, so there must be a scandal in the games industry.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2014 | 4

Halo 4 is Microsoft’s most expensive ever game

Here’s a neat bit of trivia you can use to impress your fiscally-geeky friends: Halo 4 is the most expensive game that Microsoft has ever produced.

By John Robertson | 26 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Mobile-esque subscriptions “pivotal” for Xbox business, says Microsoft

The subscription model used for mobile phone contracts is “pivotal” to the future of the Xbox business, so says Microsoft’s manager for interactive entertainment and marketing Matt Barlow.

By John Robertson | 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft targets Halo 4 pirates with bans

If you’re excited for Halo 4, it perhaps didn’t escape your attention that copies of the game were leaked over the weekend.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft switching from MS Points to real money?

It seems as though Microsoft is the process of phasing out Xbox Live’s Microsoft Points system in favour of a real money setup.

By John Robertson | 8 Oct 2012 | 1

Microsoft worried about Xbox 720 leaks, beefs up security as a result

Apparently, Microsoft wants nothing less than a leak regarding the Xbox 720 (or whatever their new console will be called).

By John Robertson | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft to bring back internal Xbox 360 shows with new LA studio

Microsoft has hired former entertainment president of the US-based CBS network Nancy Tellem to oversee the creation of some new, internal video series’ for the Xbox 360.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft renews Killer Instinct trademark

Rare’s Killer Instinct beat-em-up series may be getting a revival of sorts, as Microsoft reveals that it has renewed the trademark for the game.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Report: Vivendi still looking to sell Activision Blizzard; Sony not interested, Microsoft haggling price

Media powerhouse Vivendi is still looking to get rid of its majority €8 billion stake in Activision Blizzard, a “credible source” claims.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | 3

Microsoft changes logo, mind blown

Turns out it doesn’t take much to blow my mind. A simple logo change from one of the world’s biggest companies and my brain has ended up as a red/pink splodge spread messily across the wall of my ‘office’.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 6