Posts Tagged Microsoft
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).