All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Xbox’

Xbox 360 Posts Record Black Friday Sales

This year’s Black Friday pleasantly surprised retailers when sales grew far more than expected. The biggest areas of growth were electronics and video games. One of the biggest winners this year appears to have been Microsoft. No doubt propelled by the release of several highly anticipated games, including The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and a number of new Kinect titles, the …

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Call of Duty Female Gamer Records Her Experiences With Sexism

Everyone knows that when conversing with people online, the veil of anonymity can make people say all sorts of things they wouldn’t utter in real life. Blogs, news sites, and other online mediums have been dealing with this problem for years within the comment sections and forums on a website. This extends to the realm of video games, when playing …

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Netflix, Qwikster, Xbox Live on Windows 8 and Hot Wheels

Today’s edition of the daily top videos article has mostly tech-related stuff, but it also has Netflix apologizing for the way it’s handled its recent pricing and plan restructuring. Of course the apology was accompanied by yet another controversial move. There is also plenty of media industry drama, for those of you who have been following the AOL/TechCrunch plot. Let’s …

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Bing is the Future of Your Living Room (According to Microsoft)

In June, Microsoft announced it would be bringing Bing search to the Xbox this year, though the announcement was exactly for the full Bing search engine. Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft talked a bit more about it today in a blog post, sharing a video with BIng for Xbox in action. I’m having trouble getting …

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Microsoft Posts Record Revenue Thanks to Xbox

Microsoft reported record fourth-quarter revenue for its Fiscal Year Q4 at $17.37 billion for the quarter, up 8% from the same quarter last year. “Throughout fiscal 2011, we delivered to market a strong lineup of products and services which translated into double-digit revenue growth, and operating margin expansion,” said Microsoft CFO Peter Klein. “Our platform and cloud investments position us …

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Xbox 720 to be Revealed at E3 2012?

At the recently completed E3 gaming conference, it was Nintendo that focused on new hardware. They announced their Wii U next-gen console that will boast full HD capabilities, a super fast processor and a touch-screen controller. Microsoft’s keynote at the event focused on the Kinect and on upcoming game titles, with no mention of any successor to the their top-selling …

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Bing for Xbox is Smart Move, But Microsoft Should Go Further

This week, Microsoft announced it would be bringing Bing search to the Xbox later this year- kind of. I say kind of, because it’s not the full Bing search engine. There are already a lot of wheels in motion, which could significantly boost Bing’s share of the search market. The Facebook integration recently launched (and now being advertised on television) …

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While Sony Struggles, Xbox Helps You Try on Clothes

The recent legacy of the Sony Playstation and its related troubles have been well documented — and discussed — here. The once-open system has now sunken into a quagmire of a failed network and heavy-handed legal tactics, all in an effort to apparently prevent piracy. Meanwhile, the Xbox culture continues to roll on, unimpeded, red ring of death be damned. …

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PayPal Service Coming To Xbox Live

For those of you who would like an additional method of purchasing on your Xbox Live account, Microsoft has apparently heard your calling, and will address your needs when the next XBL update occurs. Currently, the next update is scheduled for the 19th of May. Currently, XBL subscribers use personal credit cards to buy points, which, in turn allows them …

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Microsoft Reports Strong Q3 Results, Thanks Xbox

Microsoft has released its report on third-quarter earnings today, and they show record results. Q3 revenue is reported at $16.43 for the quarter which ended on March 31st.  This is a 13% increase year-over-year.  More results: Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.71 billion, $5.23 billion, and $0.61 per share, which represented increases …

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Microsoft 2010 By the Numbers

Microsoft made a slew of announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). More on that here. The company also revealed a bunch of numbers for 2010 that you might find interesting. 

So, let’s get right to them:


– 8 million: Number of Kinects sold in first 60 days

– 50 million: Xbox 360s sold to date

– 30 million: Number of Xbox LIVE members 

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Microsoft Announcements from CES

The Consumer Elecronics Show (CES) in Vegas has already been a big event for Microsoft, and it doesn’t even end until January 9. CEO Steve Ballmer reflected on the past year, and introduced some elements of where the company is headed. 

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Microsoft Appoints New Division Leaders

Microsoft announced some new leadership promotions today. The company promoted Kurt DelBene to president of the Microsoft Office Division, Andy Lees to president of the Mobile Communications Business, and Don Mattrick to president of the Interactive Entertainment Business.

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Kinect to Launch with Campaigns from Chevy, Sprint & T-Mobile

It turns out Microsoft’s Kinect, the Xbox add-on that lets users play games without controllers, is not just entertainment for users, but an interesting advertising platform for businesses. Microsoft revealed some campaigns from Chevorlet, Sprint and T-Mobile, which will launch with Kinect on November 4. 

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Microsoft Looks to Xbox to Help Drive Windows Phone 7 Success

Microsoft announced its first wave of games for Windows Phone 7. These will be available at launch or shortly after, the company said.

Microsoft revealed the first 50 titles, some of which gamers will recognize, and others that are completely new. The company also said the games will be "closely linked" with Xbox Live.

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Microsoft Announces Kinect Pricing for November 4 Release

Microsoft announced today that the Kinect for Xbox 360 will include Kinect Sensor and the video game "Kinect Adventures," and that it will retail for $149.99 when it launches November 4 in North America. The Kinect Sensor will work with all Xbox 360 consoles (of which 40 million have been sold, according to the company).

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Kinect – The Xbox 360 Enhancement Formerly Known as Project Natal

Microsoft has unveiled Kinect, a controller-free gaming device for Xbox 360, previously code-named Project Natal.

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Hulu Subscription Service Launch Said To Be Month Or Two Away

While rumors about making people pay to use Hulu have been circulating for what feels like forever, a subscription service may, for better or worse, finally materialize this summer.  New rumors put it a "month or two" out, and indicate that Xbox and iPad compatibility are also on the way.

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Obama Slams the iPad, iPod, XBox and Playstation

Does President Obama realize that the iPod, Xbox and Playstation are specifically designed to be distractions, diversions and a form of entertainment? 

In a speech to the graduating class today at Hampton University in Virginia Obama said this:

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What Microsoft is Sharing in Consumer Electronics

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s keynote last night was one of the most anticipated events of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It was expected that he would unveil a device to compete with a supposedly upcoming tablet from Apple, but people anticipating such news were met with the unveiling of a different device – the HP Windows 7 slate device, which apparently doesn’t live up to some of the tech crowd’s expectations.

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