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Valve: A New Type of Games Industry Entity

By Chris Remo, Jan 16, 2008 2:12pm PST

With the recent purchase of Turtle Rock Studios, Valve has added yet another point to its ever-growing list of categorizations: parent company....

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"I actually think they've been like that ever since H-L1 was overhyped to the skies... but I'm ..."

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CES 08: Microsoft Announces New Titles Under Games for Windows Banner

By Aaron Linde, Jan 07, 2008 11:05am PST

Amidst an already busy CES, Microsoft also announced nine new titles set for Games for Windows branding, to be released in 2008. Alone in the...

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"No they aren't. Bungie for one have no intention of releasing Halo 3 for any other platform."

- thomasAchapman see all 13 comments

XNA Game Studio 2.0 Allows Online Live Multiplayer; New Dream-Build-Play Contest Announced

By Chris Remo, Dec 12, 2007 3:55pm PST

Microsoft has announced the release of the latest version of its XNA Game Studio suite, which allows enthusiast-level developers to create Xbox 360...

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"ugh this is pissing me off... I'm trying to install it but it says i need SP1 for Visual Studio ..."

- Demius see all 13 comments

Peter Moore Leaves Microsoft to Lead EA Sports, Ex-EA Exec Mattrick to Join Microsoft (Updated)

By Chris Remo, Jul 17, 2007 1:37pm PDT

Update: An SEC filing from Electronic Arts today revealed Peter Moore's salary at his upcoming position to be $550,000 per year, with a potential...

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"They totally canned him. That whole oops-that's-going-to-cost-$1B isn't a bright spot on the ol' ..."

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Universe at War to Support PC to Xbox 360 Play

By Chris Remo, Jun 27, 2007 10:39am PDT

Petroglyph's upcoming real-time strategy game Universe at War: Earth Assault will support cross-platform multiplayer gaming between Xbox 360 and...

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"This might be interesting. If nothing else, it'll be a decent proving ground of what's allowed ..."

- xsoulbrothax see all 17 comments

Shadowrun Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, May 31, 2007 5:59am PDT

Shadowrun Post-Launch Interview on FiringSquad chats with FASA Studios manager Mitch Gitelman about the newly released PC / Xbox 360 multiplayer...

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"The man runs a never ending line of bs, and none of it even remotely convincing if you have the ..."

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Microsoft Game Studios' Shane Kim

By Chris Remo, May 13, 2007 10:00pm PDT

During Microsoft's San Francisco launch party for the Halo 3 "Friends & Family" beta test, I was able to sit down with Shane Kim, corporate VP of...

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Xbox to Turn First Profit in 2008

By Chris Faylor, May 04, 2007 5:07pm PDT

Microsoft Entertainment and Devices president Robbie Bach (pictured left) has revealed that the company should see its first Xbox-related profit in...

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"that won't happen b/c if people had to pay the real price of a console (ignoring what nintendo), ..."

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Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Apr 26, 2007 8:30pm PDT

Super Stardust HD, Snakeball announced for PSN [ps3] Sony-sponsored blog Three Speech has announced that the PS3's PlayStation Network will be...

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"super stardust hah cool i remember when i first played that on my amiga, the graphics kicked ..."

- techx4 see all 23 comments

PC Gaming Looks to Rebound in 2007

By Chris Faylor, Apr 23, 2007 3:55pm PDT

With sales increasing and growing support from the development community, PC gaming may at long last be on the rise, The New York Times reports....

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"A bit more commentary: OK, I'm behind the technology curve in the World of Consoles. OK. Shoot ..."

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Games For Windows Live Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 05, 2007 3:42am PDT

There's a Games For Windows Live Q&A on 1UP, asking Microsoft's Peter Moore and J.J. Richards why PC gamers would possibly want to pay for this...

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"I have very mixed feelings about this. On one hand this will standardize the server browsers, ..."

- flasher 907 see all 8 comments

Games For Windows - Live Preview

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 24, 2007 4:28am PDT

The MGS_HiredGun blog on IGN has been updated, taking a look at Games for Windows -- Live which is being used by the Halo 2 Vista port. The...

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Games For Windows Writeup

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 22, 2007 5:22am PDT

There's a Games for Windows event writeup on Voodoo Extreme, offering impressions of Crysis, World In Conflict, Age of Conan, Shadowrun and Halo 2.

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Games For Windows Q&As

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 15, 2007 7:40am PDT

Gamasutra and Next Generation both have interviews with Microsoft folks, asking them about the Games For Windows Live platform (story).

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Games for Windows Live Launching in May

By Chris Remo, Mar 13, 2007 11:32pm PDT

Microsoft has just announced that its Games for Windows Live online gaming service, modeled after the successful Xbox Live program, is set to...

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"Sort of, yes, I don't have any console so I can't really confirm, but they do sound sweet."

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