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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

Hybrid launch afflicted by Microsoft server issues

Hybrid, the latest ‘Summer of Arcade’ release on Xbox Live, is suffering from a few launch-day issues.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

New London studio to be opened by Microsoft

Microsoft may just have finished dispensing with the services of a number of employees in Vancouver, but the company will at least be hiring more people elsewhere as it expands its game studio roster in the United Kingdom.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Development ceases on Microsoft Flight

Sad news if you’re one of the people who enjoyed Microsoft’s return to flight sims (albeit in a more accessible fashion), because development of Microsoft Flight will no longer continue.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Long console generation is biggest mistake Sony and Microsoft have ever made, believes Square Enix

Julien Merceron, Square Enix’s worldwide director of technology, believes that the current generation of consoles has gone on much too long.

By John Robertson | 10 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft not attending GamesCom or Tokyo Game Show

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be not make the trip to GamesCom or the Tokyo Game Show this year.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft say that they are not neglecting gamers, but are they?

In the wake of Microsoft’s E3 2012 press conference, the general consensus is that the games are taking a back-seat to the platform holder’s plan to turn the Xbox 360 into a catch-all entertainment and social media device.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 21

Gameplay from Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade line-up [Video]

Microsoft is keeping the Xbox Live ‘Summer of Arcade’ line-up pretty much in-house this year, with four of the five games coming from Microsoft’s own Game Studios.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft: Halo 4 will revolutionise storytelling and multiplayer

According to Microsoft and 343 Industries, Halo 4 will “redefine and revolutionise the way people think about storytelling and multiplayer gameplay.”
Well… I hope they’re right.

By John Robertson | 5 Jun 2012 | 1

Microsoft E3 2012 Press Conference round-up

Microsoft’s E3 2012 press conference is over, and we’ve rounded up all the news for you in one tidy list.

By John Robertson | 4 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4’s alien jungle demoed at Microsoft E3 conference

Microsoft’s E3 press event has kicked off with some gameplay from the much-anticipated Halo 4.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Jun 2012 | 3

Microsoft Flight now on Steam

Microsoft Flight has abandoned its Games for Windows Live exclusivity and is now a available on Steam. 
The free-to-play PC game has a number of optional, paid-for, expansion packs.

By John Robertson | 5 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Plays: Microsoft Flight [Video]

Peter Parrish, IncGamers’ magnificent man in a flying machine, takes a look at Microsoft’s free-to-play flight offering.

By Paul Younger | 10 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft Flight [Review] – Better to soar than be sore

For a clue about the direction in which Microsoft has taken its long-running flight simulator series, you need look no further than the absence of the word ‘simulator’ from Microsoft Flight’s (MF’s) title.

By Paul Younger | 9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft Flight takes off today

Flight sim fans can take ot the skies from today Microsoft Flight has finally been released.

By John Robertson | 29 Feb 2012 | Comments Off