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Posts Tagged Microsoft


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 | 0

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

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

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

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

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

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.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

The Forerunners say hello in Halo 4’s gameplay trailer

If you were watching “Sons of Anarchy” in the US this evening (I wasn’t, because I live in a small box in the woods) then you may well have caught sight of a Halo 4 gameplay trailer.

By Peter Parrish | 24 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

Rally pack announced for Forza Horizon

Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have announced that Forza Horizon Rally will be the first DLC expansion for Forza Horizon. 

By John Robertson | 17 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Lionhead staff to be laid-off following release of Fable: The Journey

Lionhead Studios is to lay-off a number of staff following the release of Fable: The Journey. 

By John Robertson | 17 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

360 dashboard update live from today, adds Internet Explorer

Today sees the release of the latest Xbox 360 dashboard, adding Internet Explorer, Xbox Video, Xbox Music and various new options for tailoring the system to your needs.

By John Robertson | 16 Oct 2012 | 2

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

Xbox Music launches tomorrow with 30 million songs

Microsoft’s re-jigged and re-branded method of offering streaming music through the Xbox 360 launches tomorrow as ‘Xbox Music’.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Dishonored is year’s biggest new IP, but Fifa 13 still top of chart

Fifa 13 is top of the UK chart for a third week in a row, with Bethesda’s Dishonored sitting in the runner up spot.

By John Robertson | 15 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Forza Horizon demo is out now

Microsoft has released a demo for the upcoming Forza Horizon, but you’ll only be able to download it if you’re an Xbox Live gold member.

By John Robertson | 9 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

Fable: The Journey [Interview] – Albion in first-person

When it was first announced at E3 2011, Fable: The Journey split the gaming community at large.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Let Halo 4 whisk you away to Europe

Microsoft and 343 Industries are organising a somewhat weird promotional effort in which 20 European-based Halo 4 fans will be spirited away to an as-yet-undisclosed location on the continent.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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

These Halo 4 weapons are positively Promethean [Video]

In this third look at the multifaceted, multiplayer arsenal of Halo 4, we get to see Promethean weaponry in action.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off