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Xbox One SmartGlass app now available to download

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 19, 2013 2:40pm PST

Xbox One may not be available until this Friday, but that doesn't mean you can't pretend to own one. You can get your mind and body ready for...


"Psh, typing in your codes at all was so last gen. Kinect will scan them for you now! But yea, ..."

- MilkDud see all 4 comments

Marvel Run Jump Smash! announced, coming to mobile this year

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 12:15pm PDT

In Marvel Run Jump Smash!, players will chase Loki through the streets of New York--just like in the movie! In an endless runner!


"Wow. Disney is not messing around with monetizing their ip more and more. To the point that ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

Report: Microsoft tests Xbox game streaming for PC & Windows Phone

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 26, 2013 3:45pm PDT

According to a new report, Microsoft is developing its own competitor to Gaikai. Like the PlayStation-owned service, Microsoft aims to stream...


"Yeah, not really. Let's think beyond the obvious. Why not just bring the Xbox itself and play ..."

- wytefang see all 36 comments

Halo: Spartan Assault gets controller support on August 29

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 27, 2013 9:00am PDT

Halo: Spartan Assault--the first official Halo game on PC in eons--shipped without any support for Xbox 360 controllers. It was an especially odd decision, given that the game was a twin-stick shooter. That glaring oversight is being addressed in a new title update coming Au...


"Because MS wanted it to be a cool semi-exclusive for their touch devices. "

- master_disaster_17 see all 15 comments

Halo: Spartan Assault hitting Windows 8 devices today

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Halo: Spartan Assault is hitting Windows 8 PCs and mobile devices today, according to a date briefly dropped on the official site.


"They did. I remember laughing at Ryan Davis' reaction to the news of this game supporting mouse ..."

- the archvile see all 6 comments

Age of Empires game coming to iOS and Android, Windows Phone later

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2013 10:30pm PDT

Microsoft's Age of Empires franchise is coming to mobile. Ironically, it will be coming to iOS and Android first, with a Windows Phone version to be launched afterwards. Make of that what you will.


"Better question is what version of AOE is it? I've recently started playing Rise of Rome again ..."

- Onumis see all 4 comments

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to PC and mobile as Windows 8 app

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 04, 2013 6:00am PDT

Halo is coming back to PC... but not in the way you may have wanted.


"Funny, I don't consider myself a "front pager" and I thought the Halo series was crap, too, ..."

- wytefang see all 90 comments

Bad Piggies gameplay trailer is nothing like Angry Birds

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 17, 2012 1:00pm PDT

While there have been countless iterations of the Angry Birds series, don't expect Rovio's next spinoff to look anything like the avian moneymaker. Bad Piggies may have its roots in the Angry Birds franchise, but it looks more like Amazing Alex.


"Looks like an evolution of Happy Wheels. The physics look identical to it too. "

- cetra00 see all 3 comments

Windows Phone 8 to support DirectX

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT

At a Windows Phone Summit, MS revealed plans to natively support C/C++ and DirectX for upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices, allowing for "killer games."


"Excellent. The one reason I havent really ventured into IOS development (Objective C) or Android ..."

- hyperwired see all 2 comments

Xbox SmartGlass announced to utilize mobile devices

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 10:29am PDT

Microsoft presented its SmartGlass functionality today at its E3 press briefing, showing how smart devices can be used to interact with movies, games, and Web browsing.


"Microsofts answer to the Wii U, PS3 Vita combo and second screen. I really think it's a great ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 4 comments

Ms Splosion Man coming to PC, iOS, and Windows Phone

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 06, 2012 8:45am PDT

Ms Splosion Man was a hit when it debuted on Xbox Live Arcade last year. The explosive run-and-jumper will be available on PC, Windows Phone 7, iPhone, and iPad later this year.


"Too much trial and error. The trail being jumping and timing puzzles, but you didn't know what ..."

- PointlesS76 see all 5 comments

Phil Harrison to oversee Microsoft's European game studios

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2012 8:45am PDT

Microsoft has announced that former Sony boss Phil Harrison will be the "senior leader" of their Interactive Entertainment Business in Europe, and will oversee Lionhead Studios, Soho Productions, and Rare Ltd.


"I imagine that there's got to be more in this for Phil than just being in charge of Fable, ..."

- the archvile see all 2 comments

Dance Central 'Dance Cam' app goes live

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 20, 2012 7:00am PST

Available for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android, the Dance Central "Dance Cam" app lets you preview tracks from Dance Central 2, practice moves, and even record yourself dancing.


Casual dev Arkadium signs multi-year contract with Microsoft

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2012 6:30pm PST

Casual and social developer Arkadium has announced a multi-year deal with Microsoft to develop games exclusively for Windows PC, smartphone, and tablets.


IndieCade 2011: Skulls of the Shogun

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 12, 2011 9:00am PDT

We get our hands on Haunted Temple Studios' upcoming strategy game Skulls of the Shogun at IndieCade 2011, and chat with one of the developers, Ben Vance.