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Posts Tagged Microsoft


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

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?

24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Wreckateer [Review] – Capitalism no?

I hate it when I can sum up a game in four words, because it gives me the opportunity to be astonishingly, breathtakingly lazy, and – as someone so lazy I prefer a lie-in to last not a few hours, but until the following day – that’s an opportunity I’m usually all too happy to take.

23 Jul 2012 | 1

Dance Central 3 release date confirmed, 11 new tracks revealed

Microsoft has confirmed that Dance Central 3 will be released on 16 October in North and Latin America, a 19 October launch will follow in Europe, Asia and Australia.

23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Save-corrupting Fez patch is too expensive to fix

You might remember a patch for Xbox Live Arcade title Fez from a while back which had the unfortunate side-effect of corrupting a few people’s saved game files and had to be pulled.

19 Jul 2012 | 1

Fable: The Journey is biggest Fable ever, first playthrough will take 30 hours

Lionhead are working hard to laid rest to the idea that Fable: The Journey is a casual, throwaway Kinect title.

17 Jul 2012 | 3

This special Halo 4 console bundle is quite pricey

Big fan of Master Chief? Need a new 320gb Xbox 360 console in your life?

13 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft not attending GamesCom or Tokyo Game Show

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be not make the trip to GamesCom or the Tokyo Game Show this year.

14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off