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Microsoft at GDC: The PC still matters

Microsoft’s talk at the GDC has seen the software giant reassuring PC users that they matter.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Mar 2015 | 2

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.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Windows 10 can expect more “major” games from Microsoft Studios

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Nov 2014 | 4

IncGamers Podcast #181

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we have a high level ethical and intellectual debate about whether we’d sell out for a sum of $2.5 billion do … we would.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Sep 2014 | 4

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

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

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.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Aug 2014 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Games for Windows Live to remain on life support, for now

DirectX 12 revealed, coming in late 2015

Who’s ready for some hot and heavy graphics API (application programming interface) news?

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2014 | 6

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

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | 1

IncGamers E3 Conference Podcast

Did Sony WIN E3? What do you win if you win E3?

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2013 | 1

Watch the Xbox One E3 2013 Conference

Miss the Microosft E3 2013 conference? Watch the full event below.

By Paul Younger | 10 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on Watch the Xbox One E3 2013 Conference

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.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on DirectX 11.1 could be locked to Windows 8

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.

By John Robertson | 26 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Windows Store will sell ‘Mature’ games, but not yet

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 on Halo 4 is Microsoft’s most expensive ever game