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Here’s the Microsoft Xbox Gamescom Presentation That Wasn’t Streamed Here’s the Microsoft Xbox Gamescom Presentation That Wasn’t Streamed

Though Microsoft declined to livestream its major Gamescom presentation on Tuesday, that didn’t mean the event wasn’t being filmed. Microsoft today released the full 35-minute presentation through its YouTube channel. The news coming out of this conference was nearly as …

Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions …

Kinect Sports Rivals Might Just Sell You On Kinect Kinect Sports Rivals Might Just Sell You On Kinect

The original Kinect Sports titles were some of the best selling Kinect games on the Xbox 360. Now Microsoft and Rare are bringing it back on the Xbox One with a ton of new features enabled by the newly improved …

ID@Xbox Is The Xbox One’s Self Publishing Platform For Indies ID@Xbox Is The Xbox One’s Self Publishing Platform For Indies

When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft said that it wouldn’t allow indie developers to self publish on the platform. Without an indie games channel on the Xbox One, this meant that indie developers would once again have to …

Fable Legends Announced For Xbox One Fable Legends Announced For Xbox One

At Gamescom, Microsoft finally revealed what Lionhead Studios was working on for the Xbox One. Surprise – it’s a new entry in the Fable franchise. This morning, Microsoft announced that Fable Legends would be the next game coming in its …

The Xbox One Will Launch With 23 Games The Xbox One Will Launch With 23 Games

Early this morning (at least for us Americans), Microsoft held its Gamescom press conference in Cologne, Germany. The company shared details regarding its launch plans for the Xbox One, including its launch titles. Microsoft announced this morning that the Xbox …

Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S. Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S.
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Microsoft announced today that it is launching a preview version of Skype integration in its Outlook.com webmail product in the U.S. The company has been testing it in other markets like the U.K., Brazil and Canada, but until now, U.S. …

Every Xbox One In Europe Will Come Bundled With FIFA 14 [Rumor] Every Xbox One In Europe Will Come Bundled With FIFA 14 [Rumor]

Microsoft has gone a long way in making sure that the bad reputation the Xbox One earned at E3 has been largely forgotten. Sure, people are still sore that Microsoft even attempted such inane policies, like having to check in …

Dead Rising 3′s Gamescom Trailer Is Pretty Silly Dead Rising 3′s Gamescom Trailer Is Pretty Silly

Dead Rising 3 had some fans rightly concerned. At E3, the game looked like an open-world version of The Walking Dead. Not a bad idea by any means, but it’s just not Dead Rising. The developers were quick to reassure …

Bing Launches Homepage Facebook App, Photographer Contest Bing Launches Homepage Facebook App, Photographer Contest

Microsoft announced today that it is has launched a new Bing Homepage App for Facebook, and is kicking off a contest (part of a partnership with Discovery) for photographers to get their photos feature on the search engine’s homepage. Photographers …

These Are All The Games Currently Announced For Xbox One These Are All The Games Currently Announced For Xbox One
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The Xbox One might not be launching everywhere in November anymore, but millions of gamers will still be able to experience next-gen gaming later this year. To that end, Microsoft has created a list of all the games currently announced …

Microsoft’s Antitrust Lawyer Has Some Words For Google About The Windows Phone YouTube App Microsoft’s Antitrust Lawyer Has Some Words For Google About The Windows Phone YouTube App
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Microsoft and Google are still fighting about the Windows Phone YouTube app. This has been going on for months, with no apparent resolution on the way. Back in May, Google sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter for building a …

Xbox PC Marketplace Closing This Month Xbox PC Marketplace Closing This Month

Microsoft today announced that it will be closing the Xbox.com PC Marketplace on August 22. The closure will come as part of the scheduled Xbox 360 system update that will retire Microsoft Points, converting the entire system over to real …

‘Gates’ Proves Steve Jobs Isn’t the Only One Who Deserves a Blockbuster Biopic ‘Gates’ Proves Steve Jobs Isn’t the Only One Who Deserves a Blockbuster Biopic

Tomorrow brings the wide release of Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic. And some time next year, we’ll get another Steve Jobs biopic – one penned by Aaron Sorkin based on the bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson. But why …

Minority Report-Style Touch Display App Goes On Sale For $150 Minority Report-Style Touch Display App Goes On Sale For $150
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Minority Report had a lot of cool ideas, but one of the most intriguing was a holographic touch panel. Researchers are slowly working on getting holograms right, but we can now interact with floating touch panels using only a Kinect, …

Microsoft Hires On Former Steam Boss Jason Holtman Microsoft Hires On Former Steam Boss Jason Holtman

Games for Windows Live was a great idea bogged down by poor execution. Microsoft attempted to bring the Xbox Live experience to PC games, but the software itself was nowhere near as convenient as Steam. A recent hire at Microsoft …

Xbox One Delayed Until Next Year In 8 Countries, Still Coming To U.S. In November Xbox One Delayed Until Next Year In 8 Countries, Still Coming To U.S. In November

The Xbox One is pretty much sold out in the U.S. If you pre-order one now, you’re not guaranteed a unit at launch. For gamers in eight countries, it no longer matters how early they put in a pre-order as …

Windows 8.1 Will Officially Arrive On October 17 Windows 8.1 Will Officially Arrive On October 17
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We heard reports yesterday that Windows 8.1 will move out of preview and into its final version in October. Rather than let rumors scurry along the underbelly of the Internet, Microsoft has come out to confirm the launch date for …

The Xbox One Will Not Require Kinect The Xbox One Will Not Require Kinect

One of the more controversial decisions Microsoft made with the Xbox One is that every console will ship with the Kinect camera and require it to be plugged in at all times. The very notion of a camera always watching …

Windows 8.1 General Availability Will Come In October [Report] Windows 8.1 General Availability Will Come In October [Report]

Ever since June, Windows 8 users have been able to try out the future with the Windows 8.1 preview. The updated OS brings with it a wealth of improvements, but there are still more features missing from the beta that …

Here’s A 7 Minute Look At The Xbox One Controller Here’s A 7 Minute Look At The Xbox One Controller

To say the Xbox One had a rough time over the last few months would be the understatement of the year. Since E3, Microsoft has been backpedaling on pretty much everything, including DRM and indie developer restrictions. Despite all that, …