Posts Tagged Microsoft
Forza Horizon demo coming on 9 October [Video]
A trailer for Forza Horizon, misleadingly billed as a ‘launch’ one (the game isn’t actually released until 23/26 October), includes the promise of a demo that’ll be released through Xbox Live on 9 October.
Xbox Gamerscore is now worth real money… a little bit of real money
If you’ve been hard at work building up that Xbox Gamerscore then you’ll be excited to hear that your points are now worth something other than the minuscule amount of kudos it has garnered from your friends.
Halo 4 [Preview] – Can 343 Master the Chief?
Halo’s new craftsman, 343 Industries, is playing a bit of a no-win game.
Bungie thought Halo Wars was a “whoring out” of the Halo franchise, never supported idea
Bungie, creators of the Halo franchise, were never interested in an RTS set in the same universe as Master Chief, Cortana and co.
Notch doesn’t like Windows 8, doesn’t want Minecraft on the OS
The outspoken creator of Minecraft, Markuss ‘Notch’ Persson, has stood in the way of Microsoft’s attempt to certify the game for Windows 8.
Forza Horizon’s season pass costs almost as much as the game itself
Things are starting to get a little out of hand with ‘season passes’ (look, can we just call them what they are: pre-paid DLC bundles).
Halo 4 shows off its UNSC arsenal [Video]
You’ve already seen the Covenant weaponry selection for Halo 4’s multiplayer (you haven’t?
Microsoft to bring back internal Xbox 360 shows with new LA studio
Microsoft has hired former entertainment president of the US-based CBS network Nancy Tellem to oversee the creation of some new, internal video series’ for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft renews Killer Instinct trademark
Rare’s Killer Instinct beat-em-up series may be getting a revival of sorts, as Microsoft reveals that it has renewed the trademark for the game.
Fable: The Journey demo now on Xbox Live
Microsoft has released a demo for the Lionhead’s Kinect centric Fable: The Journey.
Behind the scenes with Forza Horizon [Video]
Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft have released a behind the scenes developer diary for the upcoming, open-world Forza Horizon.
F1 2012 demo due Monday for 360, Tuesday for PC, Wednesday for PS3
In a cute little game of pass the parcel, Codemasters is releasing a playable demo of F1 2012 for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.
Report: Vivendi still looking to sell Activision Blizzard; Sony not interested, Microsoft haggling price
Media powerhouse Vivendi is still looking to get rid of its majority €8 billion stake in Activision Blizzard, a “credible source” claims.
Halo 4’s “Celebrity Gaming Night” shows the industry still lacks star power
Yesterday night Microsoft held what it’s calling a Celebrity Gaming Night in Manchester, UK.
PS4 and Xbox 720 are “spectacular”, according to EA boss
Frank Gibeau, the man in charge of EA Games, EA Sports, BioWare and Maxis (has looks very man-childish), has described the next generation of consoles as “spectacular”.
Cross-platform play is not going to happen, says Fifa 13 producer
Still living in hope that one day you’ll be able to play games across platform?
Xbox Live Arcade games coming to Windows 8 platforms
The first set of Xbox Live Arcade games that will be available on Windows 8 platforms has been revealed by Microsoft.
Atari launching ‘Atari Arcade’, classic games available in your browser
Atari has struck up a partnership with Microsoft to launch the Atari Arcade on the Internet Explorer web browser.
BBC radio on demand added to Xbox Live iPlayer app
The BBC iPlayer add on Xbox Live has been updated and now gives you on demand access to a number of BBC radio stations.
Play Halo 4 before it’s released at MLG Fall Championship
Major League Gaming has announced that Halo 4 will be part of the MLG Fall Championship in Dallas, Texas.
Convincing the hardcore players that they’re the minority is not easy [F1 2012]
Hardcore players. The truly hardcore, not the ‘hardcore’ that are ‘hardcore’ because they play Gears of War and Street Fighter instead of Angry Birds and The Sims.
Free-to-play MMO coming to XBLA this autumn
Microsoft will publish Happy Wars, a free-to-play massively-multiplayer fighter, on Xbox Live Arcade this autumn.
Halo 4 Achievements revealed
I’ll say it now. The list below does contain some minor spoilers, so avert your eyes if you’re one of those people looking forward to enjoying Halo 4’s story.
Kinect gets cheaper in the US, no plans for EU price cut
As if the exchange rate wasn’t punishing enough already, the gap between the price of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensor controller in the United States and Europe is about to get even wider.
Halo 4’s ‘Prelude’ trailer goes fully instrumental [Video]
Microsoft has made an interesting stylistic choice with this latest Halo 4 video, ostensibly about the ‘making of’ the game.
New London studio to be opened by Microsoft
Microsoft may just have finished dispensing with the services of a number of employees in Vancouver, but the company will at least be hiring more people elsewhere as it expands its game studio roster in the United Kingdom.
Development ceases on Microsoft Flight
Sad news if you’re one of the people who enjoyed Microsoft’s return to flight sims (albeit in a more accessible fashion), because development of Microsoft Flight will no longer continue.
Lionhead explains why Project Milo was scrapped and Fable: The Journey was started
Remember Lionhead’s Project Milo? The Kinect project which showed the user interacting with a little boy on screen that was demonstrated during the 2009 Microsoft E3 press conference?