Quantcast
 
Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios

By Chris Crum July 18, 2014

As you may know, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs over the next year, starting with 13,000 over the next six months. One casualty of the company’s restructuring is Xbox Entertainment Studios, a segment founded in 2012 to …

Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall

UPDATE: Microsoft made it official. Original Article: Unlike many of its competitors, Microsoft forces Xbox users to pay for the company’s console subscription service, Xbox Live Gold, if they want to stream content from media apps like Netflix, Hulu, and …

Xbox One Launching in China in September Xbox One Launching in China in September

Fourteen years ago, China enacted a console ban as the Ministry of Culture derided both the political and violent content in many games. Sure, black market console sales skyrocketed–but it was technically illegal to sell consoles like the Xbox 360 …

Sarah Silverman to Join ‘Masters of Sex’ and Xbox

Comedienne Sarah Silverman is set to join the cast of the Showtime period drama Masters of Sex. Silverman, who received an Emmy nomination for her Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program, will take on the guest star role of …

Snoop Dogg To Narrate “Call of Duty: Ghosts”

Looking for a little Snooopism in your gaming system? Customers who buy the new voice pack for “Call of Duty: Ghosts” are in for a special treat. Game developer Infinity Ward has officially announced the Snoop Dogg voice pack as …

New Xbox One Update Rolling Out Now New Xbox One Update Rolling Out Now

Over the past two months Microsoft has been quickly releasing updates for the Xbox One, bringing the new console many of the features that gamers were promised when the system was revealed. The pace of the updates was somewhat quickened …

Atari Landfill Excavation Will Have an Audience Atari Landfill Excavation Will Have an Audience

In 1983 the video game industry crashed in the U.S. One of the most legendary tales from that period involved Atari‘s rushed video game adaptation of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Atari had allegedly manufactured a far too ambitious number of cartridges …

Here's All You Need To Know About Phil Spencer Here's All You Need To Know About Phil Spencer

Microsoft announced late last month that Phil Spencer would become the new head of the Xbox division. As part of the announcement, Spencer said that he would bring a new focus on games back to the division that has seemingly …

Next Xbox One System Update Previewed Next Xbox One System Update Previewed

Microsoft’s launch of the Xbox One console can be criticized for many things, but in recent months communication isn’t one of them. The company has rolled out significant software updates for the console over the past weeks and has been …

Xbox One Gets YouTube Upload Capabilities Xbox One Gets YouTube Upload Capabilities

When the latest generation of video game consoles was launched last fall it was clear that the software for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One was half-baked. This was especially true for the Xbox One, which was missing …

Microsoft, Yahoo Have Big TV Show Plans Microsoft, Yahoo Have Big TV Show Plans

Two reports are circulating this morning indicating that Microsoft and Yahoo are both working (separately) on new original television shows that would follow the high-quality series trend set by Netflix and followed by Amazon and others. Bloomberg is reporting that …

Pizza Hut Hong Kong Now Has Fish Egg Stuffed Crust

Pizza Hut has always been known for its iconic stuffed crust pizza, usually filled with gooey cheese, but you’ve never seen stuff crust like this. An exclusive Pizza Hut pie has just been released in Hong Kong, called the Flying …

Xbox One TV, SmartGlass Updates Previewed Xbox One TV, SmartGlass Updates Previewed

Last year’s Xbox One unveiling was widely ridiculed in gaming circles. The announcement focused on the Xbox One as an all-in-one entertainment platform rather than a gaming machine. The presentation focused heavily on the console’s TV capabilities, as shown in …

Phil Spencer Gets Promoted To Head Of Xbox Division Phil Spencer Gets Promoted To Head Of Xbox Division

Phil Spencer is probably the most likable of all the Xbox executives. He exudes confidence during all of Microsoft’s press conferences, and he has a legitimate love for games. In fact, you could say he’d be the perfect fit to …

Xbox One Reputation System Gets Teeth This Month Xbox One Reputation System Gets Teeth This Month

During the last generation of console gaming, Microsoft took a huge lead in multiplayer gaming, providing gamers with a large community of players linked by a robutst, well-designed infrastructure. Unfortunately, as the generation wore on Xbox Live became notorious for …

New Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apps Previewed New Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apps Previewed

With the Xbox One designed from the ground-up to be an all-encompassing living room entertainment system, the streaming apps that have become popular on video game consoles are now more important than ever to Microsoft. Today the company previewed several …

'Fantasia: Music Evolved' Gameplay Previewed 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' Gameplay Previewed

Despite the inclusion of the new Kinect with the sale of every Xbox One console, the necessity of the device is still heavily questioned among game fans. Voice commands and hand gestures can be used to navigate the console, but …