Skype News


Skype group calls now free on Xbox One & PC

By Steve Watts, Apr 29, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Microsoft has lifted the fee to use group calling on its Skype service, allowing you to group chat with up to 10 people across PC, Mac, and Xbox One.


"So if I had a credit card tied to my Skype account, would it attempt auto-renewing after 6 ..."

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Skype video coming to Vita today

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2012 6:00am PDT

Now you can see your friend's face when you kick his butt in a Vita multiplayer game. Skype video calling is now available through the PlayStation store.


"With the front and back camera you can now do POV porn with reaction shots!"

- Fred Garvin see all 2 comments

Vita will support Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Skype

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Facebook, foursquare, and Twitter apps will all be downloadable for free directly from the PlayStation Store for Sony's upcoming Vita handheld.


Skype 'complementary' to Xbox Live, says Microsoft

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Microsoft's Don Mattrick appeared on CNBC today, and talked about the company's plans to bring Skype functionality to Xbox Live.


"Although the title is a correct quotation, the body of the article uses the wrong word. Mints on ..."

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Microsoft buys Skype, adding Kinect and XBL support

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2011 8:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire the VOIP company Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype support is planned for Kinect and Windows Phone devices, plus continuing support for non-Microsoft platforms.


"bingo. people don't want organic growth from microsoft anymore. MS will just go old school and ..."

- Downforce see all 24 comments

Steam voice quality boosted with Skype codec

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Valve has rolled out another boost to Steam's voice communication quality by switching to the codec used in Skype.


"I thought that the ingame for TF2 and the interface chat were built on the same codecs."

- vertdang see all 20 comments