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9:29 AM on 07.17.2014

Microsoft layoffs cut 18,000 workers

Microsoft says that they're working to realign their workforce, with the first step being a large scale workforce reduction of up to 18,000 jobs. They say that the vast majority of the jobs that will be eliminated will happen...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 07.17.2014

These classy British gentlemen turn a YouTube console war into a harrowing drama

Stop what you're doing right now and watch this video. Then, find the rest of the YouTube Comment Reconstruction series by Dead Parrot, and take some time to view every single one of them. What you're watching is a dramatiza...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Xbox One is indeed selling better without Kinect

The Xbox One has been selling better now that there's a Kinect-free version of the system available for $399, right in line with the PlayStation 4. You'd sure hope so! Microsoft isn't providing specifics but says "Since the n...

Jordan Devore

12:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Microsoft is beginning its restructuring in the near future, as forecast by CEO Satya Nadella last week in an interview. The reductions will most likely be in engineering, marketing, and areas of overlap with Nokia. The restr...

Brittany Vincent

12:15 PM on 07.15.2014

This week's Xbox Deals with Gold sale has Wolfenstein cheap(er)

Even though Microsoft just ended its summer's Ultimate Games Sale, it's not content to simply cease offering discounts altogether. Everything with a gun must go, apparently -- leading to some pretty decent prices on both Xbox...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Xbox sale: BioShock Infinite, Peggle 2, Painkiller

Here we are, the final day of this Xbox 360 sale. It's like last call at the bar, your mind just a little blurry from one too many vodka tonics, and that damn Semisonic song just came on over the speakers. You know you're goi...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 07.12.2014

Xbox sale: South Park, Peggle, Left 4 Dead 2

No, it's not Xbox 360 newcomer Peggle 2, and yeah, Left 4 Dead 2's pretty old at this point. And anyone that's interested in Madden 25 would probably be better served by waiting for the next iteration in the franchi...

Brett Makedonski

4:45 PM on 07.11.2014

Xbox One games can now offer demos that unlock the full version

I came to really appreciate the way Microsoft handled demos on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade titles were required to offer them, and if you liked what you played in the trial, it was super easy to upgrade to the full thing right...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 07.11.2014

Xbox sale: GTA V, Need for Speed Rivals, Crysis 3

We're about halfway through the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale, and the daily deals are really starting to heat up. While Grand Theft Auto V is the most high-profile of the bunch, the rest are no slouches. The likes of Need fo...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Microsoft CEO's vision for the company includes Xbox

In an email to employees made public this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella went over his strategy for the company in what he calls "a mobile-first and cloud-first world." As part of the address, he covered his thoughts on...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Xbox sale: Garden Warfare, Assassin's Creed Liberation, Black Ops II

On the third day of Xbox's Ultimate Games Sale, you can pick up two games that are relatively new to the platform. Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is probably the most enticing, but don't sleep on the Xbox 360 HD port...

Brett Makedonski





6:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Oh hey, an excuse to talk about Banjo-Kazooie

Before 4J Studios became involved with the console versions of Minecraft, it ported Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie to Xbox Live Arcade -- rather well, I might add. If you haven't yet played them on Xbox 360, they're worth a re...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 07.09.2014

Xbox One systems can't become dev kits, after all (Update)

[Update: Hmm. In a statement to Kotaku, Microsoft says "The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solution for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share m...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 07.09.2014

Xbox sale: Halo 4, Dragon Age II, WWE 2K14

Given that Halo is one of Xbox's headlining games, it makes perfect sense that it'd headline a sale. Well, at least part of a sale. The second day of Xbox's Ultimate Games Sale sees five new titles discounted, Halo 4&nbs...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 07.08.2014

Microsoft's new promotion offers $75 credit for players to upgrade to Xbox One

Microsoft's doing all that it can to get some of its most loyal Xbox 360 users to take the plunge and invest in an Xbox One. Their most recent tactic appears to be offering $75 credit to anyone in the US that makes the upgrad...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 07.08.2014

New Xbox One update snapping to life in a few days

Microsoft sure is on a roll with updating the Xbox One. For several months in a row now, it's continually refined the console's infrastructure to rectify what consumers have identified as its shortcomings. July's update is r...

Brett Makedonski