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11:45 AM on 03.31.2014

Phil Spencer has tamed the Xbox hydra as new Head of Xbox

Phil Spencer has gone from lowly Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president to the pithier, more impressive sounding Head of Xbox. He's presumably replacing departed Chief Product Office of Xbox Marc Whitten, consolidati...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 03.28.2014

Microsoft isn't planning to bring more Halo games to Steam

Even though Microsoft says it has a "renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming" internally, we've been hearing that sentiment for a while and little if anything has come to fruition yet. It'd be unexpected for the company to bri...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 03.28.2014

Kinect for Windows looks just like the Xbox One Kinect

The newly revealed Kinect for Windows sensor looks just like the Xbox One Kinect sensor, save for the removal of the Xbox One logo and the addition of a power cord. Well, there's a hub box, too. It connects to USB 3.0 and pow...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Microsoft to begin warning 'disruptive' Xbox One players

Microsoft has once again spoken about the Xbox One's player reputation system, revealing that it will begin sending warning messages to some players whose reputations drop from "Good" to "Needs Work" as a result of peer feedb...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Microsoft will be at PAX East, Sony and Nintendo won't

PAX East will see plenty of big names descend upon Boston on April 11-13, from Microsoft to Oculus to Ubisoft to Square Enix. And plenty of you, I'm sure. Side Questing stumbled on the full list of exhibitors, which you can s...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 03.24.2014

Microsoft's E3 presentation will be 90 minutes, feature 'very few' execs

Microsoft always has a middle of the road E3, in my mind. Although they do tend to focus too much on what's popular outside of gaming (exercising, TV, sports), they usually show some actual games, and aren't complete tra...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 03.23.2014

Sup Holmes finishes off with Conker's Chris Seavor

Oh my god, it's the last Sup Holmes on Dtoid! Ahhh! What does that even mean? We'll find out soon enough, as the Sup Holmes year 3 Kickstarter is set to go live any second now. In the meantime, why not tune in to the show tod...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Microsoft has a 'renewed focus' on PC gaming

Microsoft hasn't given up on PC gaming -- that's what Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer believes, anyway. "A renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming inside Microsoft is definitely happening," he said thi...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.21.2014

Xbox investing in 'name-brand franchises' as ID@Xbox facilitates indie development

One of the neatest touted functionality with the Xbox One is the ability to turn retail consoles into development units, but it's still not something you can with the One now. In a GDC talk, Microsoft Game Studios corporate v...

Steven Hansen

11:45 AM on 03.21.2014

Walmart has the Xbox One Titanfall bundle for $450

If you've been on the prowl for an Xbox One at the "right price," whatever that might be, you might've heard that Walmart has the Titanfall bundle for $450 right now. It's a deal worth considering -- especially if you were pl...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.20.2014

What do indie developers think about the ID@Xbox program?

There's no two ways about it -- Microsoft had a terrible reputation with independent developers during the last console generation. Not that indie's games didn't sell well on the platform, because many of them certainly did. ...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 03.20.2014

Xbox director of development assures fans they will see more 1080p on Xbox One

We've seen a lot of stories lately on how the PlayStation 4 version of a popular game will be running at 1080p, but the Xbox One will be pushing 900p, or worse -- 720p. But according to Xbox director of development Boyd Multe...

Chris Carter

5:45 PM on 03.18.2014

Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that peopl...

Alessandro Fillari

5:35 PM on 03.18.2014

Here are a bunch of upcoming Xbox One indie games

This week at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft has shared more details about its self-publishing program for Xbox One, ID@Xbox. A couple different lists of who all is signed on to make games for the platform have come...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 03.18.2014

Microsoft reportedly working on its own virtual reality technology

VR -- virtual reality -- is hot at GDC this year. It's not just the Oculus Rift. Strange men and women come up to you here and ask to put things on your face. Then they shove their weird goggles onto your face before you can ...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 03.18.2014

Xbox One is set to launch in 26 more countries in September

Microsoft is poised to significantly expand Xbox One's global reach. This September, the console will launch in 26 more countries, bringing the grand total to 39 markets. Of the 26 countries slated to be introduced to the Xbo...

Brett Makedonski