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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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Xbox One X Will Download 4K Assets Automatically, Even if You Don't Need Them

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2017 9:25am PDT

Microsoft said it is giving developers tools to make downloads more efficient between the various Xbox One consoles.


"That's a misleading title no? I mean are current consoles just downloading low res assets if ..."

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Everything Microsoft Announced at E3 2017

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2017 2:30pm PDT

Microsoft's presentation had cars, adorable foxes, pirates, and more.


HoloLens Now Being Implemented in Military Gear

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2017 9:25am PDT

The Microsoft AR product is being added to the helmets for tank commanders.


"It's already being used in business applications. Schlumberger is using it for ocean oil rigs to ..."

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Shack@E3 Day 3: Double Fine, Rebellion and More Microsoft

By John Keefer, Jun 15, 2017 8:00am PDT

It's the final day of the show and our schedule is still packed.


E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Was Built From the Ground Up For PC

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2017 7:20pm PDT

Building the game that way made it easier to develop for Xbox One X, Forza Creative Director Dan Greenawalt said.


"It's been patched a few times and runs a bit better now. Forza proper is a lot less ..."

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E3 2017: Halo Wars 2 Awakening the Nightmare Expansion Gameplay Interview With Barry Feather

By Shack Staff, Jun 14, 2017 6:00pm PDT

The franchise's executive producer talks about the just announced DLC, Awakening the Nightmare.


E3 2017: Sea of Thieves Gameplay Interview with Ted Timmins

By Shack Staff, Jun 14, 2017 5:35pm PDT

Steve has a chat with the PC design lead about how seaworthy Sea of Thieves actually is. 


Shack@E3 Day 2: Microsoft, Ubisoft, Destiny 2, and More

By Brittany Vincent, Jun 14, 2017 8:00am PDT

Day 2 of our E3 coverage continues with exciting news from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and a smattering of other industry heavy-hitters.


E3 2017: Day 1 Recap - Our Reaction to Nintendo Direct and Every Interview from the Show Floor

By David Craddock, Jun 13, 2017 10:10pm PDT

Miss any of our live event coverage? Get caught up on every interview and reaction stream.


"Awesome write up, those of us "working" can't really watch videos."

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E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Interview With Dan Greenawalt

By Shack Staff, Jun 13, 2017 6:55pm PDT

The next installment of the racing series is back with better visuals, better physics and more weather effects.


E3 2017: Xbox One Games Interview With Aaron Greenberg

By Shack Staff, Jun 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT

With the reveal of Xbox One X, you need to know what you will be playing on it.


E3 2017: Xbox One X Interview With Microsoft's Albert Penello

By Shack Staff, Jun 13, 2017 5:25pm PDT

The new console, coming on November 7 for $499, was the highlight of the Microsoft press conference.