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Microsoft Makes Minecraft, Halo and More a Mixed Reality

By Charles Singletary, Aug 28, 2017 1:15pm PDT

Some of VR's greatest entertainment and gaming hits will also be coming the newly announce immersive headsets.


Microsoft Announces $399 VR Headset Bundle, Available This October

By Charles Singletary, Aug 28, 2017 10:15am PDT

The company will have a collection of VR bundles from HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Acer with built-in tracking and the option to run at 60fps or 90fps depending on the PCs they're connected to.


"Because hololens maps to a room with cameras right? I guess they could do the same thing with ..."

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Forza 5 and Oxenfree Headline September Xbox Games With Gold

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 11:15am PDT

Battlefield 3 and Hydro Thunder Hurricane round out the month's selection. 


Forza Motorsport 7 Minimum PC System Requirements

By Chris Jarrard, Aug 22, 2017 1:25pm PDT

The hit simcade driving franchise will achieve high speeds across a variety of hardware.


"Forza Horizon 3 was my first real experience with the franchise and became my all-time favorite ..."

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Relic Entertainment Working on Age of Empires IV

By Jason Venter, Aug 21, 2017 3:57pm PDT

Microsoft has announced that the studio best known for the likes of Company of Heroes is now working on Age of Empires IV.


"Not sure how I feel about this considering what Dawn of War III turned out to be like..."

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PUBG's Publisher on Xbox One Not Unknown; it's Microsoft

By John Keefer, Aug 21, 2017 8:55am PDT

Bluehole will keep creative control, while MS's help with allow for a quicker transition to the new platform - obviously.


"It is a console exclusive for MS for now. So that likely means at least a year."

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Xbox One X Pre-orders Will Be Announced On Sunday During Gamescom

By Charles Singletary, Aug 17, 2017 9:30am PDT

Amazon shot out emails to anyone following the premium console, sharing that pre-order details would be coming from Microsoft will be at Gamescom 2017.


Windows 10 Update Adds Eye Control to Insider Preview Build

By John Keefer, Aug 08, 2017 11:10am PDT

The software being implemented will allow people with disabling and paralyzing diseases such as ALS to communicate and interact with the world again.


"This seems so neat, but superfluous to the average user. I really want to try this though. I ..."

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Xbox One X Pre-Order and Release Date

By Bill Lavoy, Jul 29, 2017 6:00pm PDT

The release date and where you can pre-order the Xbox One X. 


Xbox Live Gold Members Can Go to Hell For Free With Diablo 3

By John Keefer, Jul 27, 2017 1:50pm PDT

The Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is available to play at no cost this weekend only. 


"Diablo 3 feels more like purgatory to me: Hard to care about anything."

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August Xbox Games With Gold Features Free Bayonetta, Trials Fusion

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Also included are Slime Rancher and Red Faction: Armageddon.


"Well that's pretty awesome for those that haven't picked it up yet."

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Locked Out: Was SickBrick Stolen From Its Creator?

By David Craddock, Jul 11, 2017 5:05pm PDT

After years of friendship and collaboration, Mladen Bosnjak awoke one morning to find that his partner had locked him out of profits and sales stats for his own game.


"Crazy stuff I feel for the guy :( , cool article David, thanks for the write up."

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Microsoft to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Sales Team

By John Keefer, Jul 07, 2017 1:15pm PDT

The software giant is trying to boost its Azure cloud services to compete with Amazon and Google.


"How many additional roles did you receive with no wage increase?"

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Phantom Dust Remaster Racks Up More Than 1 Million Players

By John Keefer, Jun 28, 2017 9:10am PDT

That's more than the original game ... much more.


"Ahh that was such a straightforwardly fun game- i think the cool worldbuilding (lolspoilers) ..."

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Xbox Games With Gold For July Are Underwhelming

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2017 10:45am PDT

It's a slow month for game releases, and also for free games. But they're still free.


"These are normally scheduled a few months in advance so I'm not sure we can blame this on games ..."

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