Posts Tagged Microsoft


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

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.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 28 Sep 2012 | 1

Halo 4 [Preview] – Can 343 Master the Chief?

Halo’s new craftsman, 343 Industries, is playing a bit of a no-win game.

By John Robertson | 28 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 27 Sep 2012 | 1

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.

By John Robertson | 27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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).

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4 shows off its UNSC arsenal [Video]

You’ve already seen the Covenant weaponry selection for Halo 4’s multiplayer (you haven’t?

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Fable: The Journey demo now on Xbox Live

Microsoft has released a demo for the Lionhead’s Kinect centric Fable: The Journey.

By John Robertson | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 10 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | 3

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.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | 3

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”.

By John Robertson | 4 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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?

By John Robertson | 3 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The troubled cryo-sleep of Halo 4 [Video]

The latest teaser for October’s live-action Halo 4 ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ deals with the lovely subject of sleep.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | 1

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.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 30 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 30 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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. 

By John Robertson | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft changes logo, mind blown

Turns out it doesn’t take much to blow my mind. A simple logo change from one of the world’s biggest companies and my brain has ended up as a red/pink splodge spread messily across the wall of my ‘office’.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 6

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.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off