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Windows 10 is nearly upon us, and it may be sooner than we thought -- according to a leak from an AMD earnings call, it will be released in late July. For those of you who own Windows 7 and 8, it will be a free upgrade -...


When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job wit...


Microsoft is launching Windows 10 this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages, which is good to know but not all that inherently interesting. This, on the other hand, sure is: during the operating system's first year, it'l...


Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So...




Kudo Tsunoda, the guy who demonstrated Project Natal (now Kinect) at E3 2009, has been off working on Microsoft's crazy holographic headset HoloLens. He's going to keep at that but will also now lead a bunch of Xbox teams, i...


The latest generation in gaming has brought with it an emphasis on sharing. Screenshots and gameplay videos can be relatively easily captured and uploaded for anyone's audience to see. It's a smart way to drive interaction --...


As a daily rider, when I first heard a game like RIDE was announced, I got a little excited. Not too excited, but just a little. Sometimes I need a virtual motorcycle fix and that's just not easy to get in a car-dominated ra...


Earlier today, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event. My stream kept dying, but I posted about the Battletoads shirt worn by head of Xbox Phil Spencer during his segment about gaming. Much of the event was uninteresting or irrele...


During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now.


We get it; you're a hip cat. You got some of those bitcoins to your name. You also have a Microsoft account for purchasing content from the Windows and Xbox stores. The latter isn't so much because you're cool; it's because o...


The guy's face in the thumbnail says it all. Microsoft has announced the name of its follow-up to Windows 8 and it's, uh, Windows 10. Yeah, really. The new operating system is meant to run on all sorts of devices -- whether ...


AR-K –Chapter 2: The Girl Who Wasn’t There- is the sequel to point-and-click adventure game AR-K –Chapter 1-. I'm willing to bet you haven't played it, but the brainchild of Gato Salvaje Studio is now availa...


Asked about the possibility of spinning off Microsoft's Bing and Xbox divisions, founder, technology advisor, and board member Bill Gates said he doesn't foresee a division of either business unit from the company. "Well, we'...


In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function ...


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...


The beta period for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has come to a close, which means the full release is upon us. Like, now. Blizzard's free-to-play card game has launched for PC and Mac. An iPad version of the title is comin...


Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two...


Dawn of the Plow is an adorable little snowplowing game for PC and mobile. The game sees you as a snowplower, and your goal is to simple clean up snow off the streets. You have to keep your approval rating up, and screwing a...


Another Steam database leaked occurred tonight, and it's revealed quite a few games that may see a future on Valve's platform. Xbox Live Arcade exclusives BattleBlock Theater and Happy Wars are potentially coming to the PC. P...


Continue?9876543210 is the latest from the mind that brought us Skrillex Quest. Developer Jason Oda hopes that his new game "the first great cerebral indie game of the year following in the foot steps of Gone Home, Papers Pl...


ZDNet claims that Microsoft is working on an update to unify the Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. This update, code-named Threshold, could be coming out in Spring 2015, and it will offer a common app store for all thre...


With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer stepping down, new leadership could mean big changes. According to Bloomberg, one such change could mean selling off Bing and Xbox, should the former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop take the jo...


Microsoft moving away from Games for Windows Live turned out to be quite the crowd-pleasing move, but the lack of games coming out on PC from the company has been nothing short of disappointing. "I think it's fair to say that...


Microsoft has started rolling out an update for Windows 8 (an OS 17% of Steam users have, according to Valve), appropriately titled "8.1".The Windows 8 Metro Interface (which I barely use) has been enhanced, and more personal...


Microsoft has announced the latest iterations of its tablets -- the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 -- and they're launching October 22, 2013 for $449 and $899, respectively. The devices will debut in 22 markets including the Uni...


Remember EndWar? Well it's coming back as a free-to-play browser game for Windows and Mac. You were excited for all of one second. To be honest it doesn't look that bad at all for a browser game. I mean visually at least. G...


The Xbox.com PC Marketplace, which is where you can go to purchase Games for Windows Live titles, you non-existent person, you, is about to shut down. Microsoft has set its closure for the very near future: August 22, 2013. "...


Microsoft has snatched up former Valve employee Jason Holtman to work on "making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," reports GamesIndustry International. While at Valve, he was involved with de...


Announced today at the Build Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft and Unity are partnering to bring the Unity game engine to all Microsoft platforms, including Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unity Pro 4-licensed developers can save...


Have you played Skulls of the Shogun yet? Why the hell not!? It's pretty awesome, and a blast to play. Well for those of you who have yet to pull the trigger, good news! Skulls of the Shogun just received a price drop. The Xbox Live Arcade version is going for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99), and the Windows 8 and Surface versions are $6.99 now. The Windows Phone version will remain at $4.99.


Controllers and keyboards are standard tools in every gamer's repertoire, but what if I told you that a high-tech armband could be the next step in control interface evolution? Built by Canadian start-up firm Thalmic Labs, th...


We had a chance to take the launch line-up of Xbox games on Windows 8 for a spin this past week. These games are available for play on any Windows 8 or Windows RT device, including laptops and tablets. I played them all ...


Skulls of the Shogun is now out for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows Phone, and Windows 8! With the release comes a launch trailer, and I'm going to just go ahead and say that this is the first best trailer of 2013. Check out our o...


The Xbox Live Arcade, after nine long years, still doesn't have a whole lot of classic style strategy RPGs. Discounting tower defense, there's Band of Bugs, Greed Gorp, and a scant few others. Enter Skulls of the Shogun: a ne...


Remember Razer's Project Fiona from last year's CES? That's now an official product called Razer Edge, which is a tablet, PC, and console all wrapped up into one. Last year it was a Windows 7 screen with console-like controls...


Valve's electronics engineer Ben Krasnow reportedly gave a talk at the EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin recently where he gave out new details on Valve's Steam Box. According to German tech site Golem.de, Ben told the audience ...


Since the worldwide release of Windows 8 back in October, an interesting question has popped up concerning the newest version of its 3D API: Will DirectX 11.1 be made available for Windows 7 users? The answer from Micros...


A number of game developers have already shared their less-than-positive views on Windows 8, slamming Microsoft's new interest in ruling the PC gaming market through proprietary services. Croteam's chief technical offer ...


Tech blogger and programmer Casey Muratori has been talking about the level of God-like control Microsoft intends to wield over Windows 8, including the fact that it intends to block the sale of adult-rated games on the ...


We keep going back and forth on Microsoft Points. Rumors from earlier this year pointed to MS phasing out the silly points, but when we thought we saw price listings changing to real world money we learned that it was just in...






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