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By Steve Watts   //   November 12, 2015 9:00 AM

Xbox's Mike Ybarra on the New Dash, Windows Integration, and Steam

As you wait for the New Xbox One Experience update to download, take a look at our chat with Xbox Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra. We touched on the new dashboard's goals, integrating its design with Windows, and the sometimes rocky relationship with Valve.

By Andrew Yoon   //   August 27, 2013 9:00 AM

Halo: Spartan Assault gets controller support on August 29

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 August 29th.
By Steve Watts   //   June 21, 2013 7:30 AM

Skulls of the Shogun dev says Microsoft exclusivity hurt

Borut Pfeifer, one of the developers of the indie collective that developed Skulls of the Shogun, speaks out about how their exclusivity with Microsoft ultimately hurt the game.
By Jeff Mattas   //   January 30, 2013 10:00 AM

Skulls of the Shogun review: no bones to pick

We take a look at indie developer 17-Bit Studio's turn-based strategy title, Skulls of the Shogun, to see if it's strategic, battles of undead samurai are worth a trip to the Realm of the Dead.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 16, 2013 6:45 AM

World Series of Poker: Full House Pro announced for XBLA, Windows 8

"Gotta win 'em all, poker man!" That's how I'd market a poker game, anyway. But Microsoft, for whatever reason, has instead chosen to buddy up with the World Series of Poker to slap its name on an official poke 'em up for Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8. Coming this Spring, World Series of Poker: Full House Pro will be free-to-play.
By Alice O'Connor   //   November 13, 2012 6:00 AM

The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles standing alone on Windows 8

One of the world's finest downloadable content releases is The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles, The Gunstringer's gleefully silly Mad Dog McCree-style interactive gunslinger movie starring Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman. The Wavy Tube Man cannot be constrained by mere platforms and DLC shackles, though, and is breaking out onto Windows 8 in a standalone release.
By Steve Watts   //   October 15, 2012 11:00 AM

Xbox Music starts streaming tomorrow

Xbox Music will launch tomorrow on the Xbox 360, and October 26 on Windows 8, Microsoft has announced. The Music Pass, which will let you play unlimited music from its library, will cost $9.99.
By Steve Watts   //   September 27, 2012 9:30 AM

Notch refuses to help certify Minecraft for Windows 8

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson says he refused to help Microsoft certify Minecraft for Windows 8, saying he'd rather not have it run on the new OS at all.
By Andrew Yoon   //   August 29, 2012 11:00 AM

Windows RT to support Unreal Engine 3

Unreal Engine 3 continues to expand its reach to new devices. Epic Games has announced that the ubiquitous multiplatform engine will be available on Windows RT when it launches later this year.