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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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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

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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

Microsoft Patent Targets Fat Gamers?

A patent filed by Microsoft for “Avatar Individualized by Physical Characteristic” appears to be targeting overweight gamers.The patent that’s been filed outlines plans to assign larger game avatars based on an individual’s real weight and size which they say will reflect “many of the incentives of the real world replicated in a virtual environment”.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off

Microsoft: Windows 7 Will Be Dominant PC Gaming Platform

Microsoft is confident that Windows 7 will be the gaming platform of choice on PC.Speaking to MCV, Microsoft’s director of consumer product management Parri Munsell said “We believe Windows 7 is going to be the dominant PC gaming platform.””If there is any hesitancy – perhaps we have people still on XP because they had issues with Vista – those days are over.

By Paul Younger | 1 Oct 2009 | Comments Off

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo Will Never Support OnLive

OnLive will never get the support from console developers.The claims were made by Gaikai founder David Perry in a recent interview with Develop.”A pretty obvious difference between ourselves and OnLive is the fact that they’ll never have an Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft game on their system.” he said.Perry added, “The OnLive team are positioning it as something where you won’t need a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii any more; you can just have their box.”He also stated he hoped Gaikai would feature console game support after showcasing Mario Kart on the preview.”What I expect is one of the platform holders will do a trial with us, and the others, when they see what happens, will kind of be forced to follow suit.” 

By Paul Younger | 10 Jul 2009 | Comments Off