Xbox One $349 price extended
Published in Games
Monday, 19 January 2015 02:40

Xbox One $349 price extended


Microsoft says it is not yet permanent

Microsoft has announced that it is again running the Xbox One for $349 promotion that it had so much success with this holiday season. Doesn't that mean that Microsoft is cutting the price of the Xbox One to $349?

1 Month of Xbox Live Gold for MCC owners
Published in Games
Monday, 19 January 2015 02:35

1 Month of Xbox Live Gold for MCC owners


All part of trying to make things right

As part of making things right with those who purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection, purchasers are getting one additional month of Xbox Live Gold for free as part of the making amends.

Minecraft to get Simpsons skins
Published in Games
Thursday, 15 January 2015 20:53

Minecraft to get Simpsons skins


The Simpsons content pack to set you back $1.99

Did you happen to see that Simpsons episode where the family was turned into Minecraft avatars?

More Rare classic IP will return in the future
Published in Games


Renewal of trademark just protects the IP

More Rare classics like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, Blast Corps, and Battletoads will revived someday according to Microsoft Studios boss Ken Lobb.

Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
Published in Reviews


Review: Microsoft branded Lumia

On paper, the Lumia 535 looks like a very good deal, and it would be – had we not run into a number of serious input issues that were not successfully addressed by the latest software update.

Microsoft opens Decisive Games
Published in Games
Monday, 12 January 2015 07:59

Microsoft opens Decisive Games


Is a new Age of Empires coming?

Microsoft has opened a brand new gaming studio that will be focused on strategy games. The studio is said to be working on the next chapter in a beloved strategy games franchise. This information comes from a number of job postings on the company’s web site.

Microsoft phone lasts a month without a recharge
Published in Mobiles


See it can be done

Microsoft have done the unthinkable and released a cheap phone which can remain charged for a month.

VR headset well into development
Published in News
Monday, 05 January 2015 09:42

VR headset well into development


Microsoft is targeting production for 2015

While we can’t get a real handle on when Microsoft might reveal the VR headset that they have had in development, we have learned from our sources that it is well into development and some selected developers already have developmental prototypes.

Xbox One developers have access to 7th core
Published in News
Monday, 05 January 2015 09:39

Xbox One developers have access to 7th core


May require cuts to Kinect voice commands

A leak from the Xbox One Software Development Kit that was revealed by H4LT, indicates that developers have access to a seventh core on the Xbox One that is normally reserved for Kinect and voice command features.

Original Kinect discontinued
Published in Games
Monday, 05 January 2015 09:33

Original Kinect discontinued


For Windows when out of inventory

Microsoft has announced that it intends to disconnect the original Kinect for Windows sensor once the existing inventory is depleted. Going forward Windows users will have access to Kinect v2 for Windows as well as the 2.0 Kinect SDK for Windows.