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Microsoft Flight gets release date

Microsoft’s free flight sim Microsoft Flight has been given a release date this afternoon.

By John Robertson | 6 Feb 2012 | 2

Microsoft Flight will include 16 player multiplayer

Joshua Howard, executive producer on Microsoft Flight, has confirmed that the game/simulator/girlfriend-evictor will include “multiplayer matches” of up to 16 players. 
According to Howard, “players can team up with friends in the LIVE community to fly and explore terrain together.”
The confirmation came in an interview with RPS, in which he also tried to alleviate fears that the game would be too casual for the hardcore Microsoft Flight Simulator audience.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft Flight lands in spring – Beta sign-ups now live

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Flight will be released for the PC this spring and sim fans can also get their names down now for the Beta test.

By Paul Younger | 4 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft Flight prepares for beta takeoff

Microsoft is returning to the realm of flight simulators with Microsoft Flight, a slightly shorter title than previous efforts, but a game that’s looking just as flight-ey as ever.

By Paul Younger | 2 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Orcs Must Die! coming this summer, published by Microsoft

Robot Entertainment have announced that their castle-defence/orc slaughter sim Orcs Must Die!

By Paul Younger | 18 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Microsoft back GAMEfest

Earlier this year, retailer GAME announced they would be launching their own gaming event called GAMEfest and today they revealed their first major sponsor.

By Paul Younger | 12 May 2011 | Comments Off

Microsoft’s entertainment division grows 60%

Quarterly financial results ending 31 March shows massive upswing in sales revenue.

By Paul Younger | 3 May 2011 | Comments Off

Darwinia creators unlikely to work with Microsoft again

Defcon, Darwinia and Multiwinia devs, Introversion, say that it will probably not work with Microsoft again via XBLA.

By Paul Younger | 4 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Team Meat Has Beef With Microsoft

Team Meat, the duo behind Super Meat Boy, had a few choice words about Microsoft’s marketing and promotional support for their title at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

By Paul Younger | 1 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer Teases Kinect For PC

Speaking to the BBC at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has strongly hinted at future support for Kinect on the PC.

By Paul Younger | 7 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft on Microsoft’s Kinect

Since the Kinect was opened up by boffins to work with PC titles, and we know that Microsoft is looking to get the Kinect onto the PC, it’s always interesting to see what is being done with the hardware.

By Paul Younger | 28 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft To Relaunch PC Gaming With Windows 8

Microsoft is to use Windows 8 to ‘relaunch itself at the forefront of PC gaming,’ claims a new report.

By Paul Younger | 23 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft To Unveil iPad Rivals

Microsoft is planning to announce a number of devices from third-party manufacturers that will rival the Apple iPad next month.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft Bans Black Ops Swastika Due To ‘Respect’

Microsoft, who have announced they will ban any online COD: Black Ops user who uses a Nazi Swastika to personalise their badge, has given reasons why it came to the decision.

By Paul Younger | 22 Nov 2010 | Comments Off

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By Paul Younger | 22 Oct 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft Closing Massive Inc

There was a real buzz about in-game advertising a few years ago and Massive Inc were at the forefront of bringing ads to gamers inside their favourites games.

By Paul Younger | 9 Oct 2010 | Comments Off

Rumour: Microsoft targeting Second Life

Following a number of tips from various Twitter accounts, reports are beginning to surface stating that Microsoft made an offer for Second Life developer Linden Labs.

By Paul Younger | 30 Sep 2010 | Comments Off

By Paul Younger | 21 Sep 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft Reveals Flight

Microsoft has today revealed the secret of flight, a concept that has eluded our finest scientists throughout the 19th century.

By Paul Younger | 17 Aug 2010 | Comments Off

By Paul Younger | 17 Aug 2010 | Comments Off

"Microsoft Killed A Killer Project" – Sood On Cross-Platform Gaming

Rahul Sood, founder of Voodoo PC and CTO of the gaming division at HP, has said Microsoft were responsible for killing cross-platform gaming.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jul 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft Reveals Windows XP Is Still Going Strong

Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, the company’s corporate vice president Tammi Reller has said that 74% of business computers are still running Windows XP.

By Paul Younger | 13 Jul 2010 | Comments Off

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By Paul Younger | 8 Jul 2010 | Comments Off

J Allard’s Parting Email To Microsoft

The official Microsoft blog has posted the full text of an internal email sent by J Allard, on the subject of his impending departure.

By Paul Younger | 26 May 2010 | Comments Off

By Paul Younger | 24 May 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft Sends Inspectors to KYE Systems Factory

Writing on Microsoft’s official blog, Brian Tobey (the corporate vice president of manufacturing and operations, entertainment and devices) has described the company as “very concerned” by a National Labor Committee (NLC) report about workforce conditions.

By Paul Younger | 15 Apr 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft’s Chinese Workforce: "We Are Like Prisoners"

A shocking new report by the National Labor Committee has condemned the working conditions within a KYE Systems factory in China.

By Paul Younger | 14 Apr 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft Working On Muscle Controlled Control System

Microsoft Reasearch is currently researching an EMG based controllerfor the use in videogame sand other input devices.The EMG system Microsoft Research has been working on has been demonstarted in a new video highlighting some of the applications that could benefit from an EMG (electromyography) based control system strapped the the forearm to decode muscle signals on the surface of the skin.The demonstration video shows a researcher playing Guitar Hero by pushing fingers together while strumming with the other arm removing the need for peripherals.

By Paul Younger | 4 Jan 2010 | Comments Off