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Windows 10 can expect more “major” games from Microsoft Studios
Fable Legends will not be alone in making the short hop from Xbox One to Windows 10, at least according to Xbox’s own write-up of the Windows 10 press event today.
AMD walk back from claims that Windows 7 won’t get DirectX 12
Towards the end of last week, it emerged that AMD’s Richard Huddy (their “gaming scientist”) had made some statements at an event called PDXLAN regarding DirectX 12.
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.
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.
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.
Is Rise of the Tomb Raider really an Xbox exclusive?
I’ll hold my hands up and admit it: I naturally assumed, as I think most people did, that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming to PC.
Games for Windows Live to remain on life support, for now
Microsoft doesn’t quite seem to know what to do with their botched Games for Windows Live non-service, but for now it’s remaining on life support.
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.
EA and Microsoft caught engaging in covert YouTube payola
It’s a Tuesday, so there must be a scandal in the games industry.
Games for Windows Live service to end in July 2014, many games affected
Most PC users would tell you that news of Microsoft finally calling time on its terrible Games for Windows Live experiment is broadly good.
Watch the Xbox One E3 2013 Conference
Miss the Microosft E3 2013 conference? Watch the full event below.
DirectX 11.1 could be locked to Windows 8
Uh oh, it’s a technical news story about DirectX. Well, I’ll do my best.
Windows Store will sell ‘Mature’ games, but not yet
The Windows Store will sell M-rated games, Microsoft has confirmed, but not until it has sorted out issues with different rating systems.
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.
Halo 4’s ‘map pass’ covers nine multiplayer maps
The ‘War Games Map Pass’ for Halo 4 will already be included in the ‘limited edition’ release of the game, but here are more details for those who want to buy it as a stand-alone piece of DLC.