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Microsoft Opens Pre-orders for a New Version of the Kinect Sensor for Windows
/ July 8, 2014 5:23 pm
Microsoft Opens Pre-orders for a New Version of the Kinect Sensor for Windows

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Microsoft has opened pre-orders for a new form of the Kinect sensor for Windows, ahead of its launch on July 15. Kinect for Windows v2 is priced at $199/£159, and will feature the same largely improved capabilities as the Kinect that shipped with the Xbox One. Microsoft's target market is application developers, so the device will not be shipped with any software, and a separate license is essential for the SDK 2.0. Developers now can build applications in C++, C#, or Visual Studio Basic. . Read More

Microsoft Purchases SyntaxTree to Provide Better Unity Support in Visual Studio
/ July 7, 2014 6:45 pm
Microsoft Purchases SyntaxTree to Provide Better Unity Support in Visual Studio

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft today stated that it has purchased SyntaxTree, the France-based company behind UnityVS, a popular Visual Studio plugin for web developers that use the cross-platform Unity framework to write their games. UnityVS assists web developers tin effortlessly debuging their Unity scripts and provides wizards, code snippets, and other tools. It also delivers integration between the Visual Studio and Unity Console. Read More

Microsoft Launches Its First Android Smartphone, the Nokia X2
/ June 24, 2014 6:01 pm
Microsoft Launches Its First Android Smartphone, the Nokia X2

VentureBeat reports that Microsoft has recently launched its Android-powered Nokia X2. Available at €99 (or $135), the Nokia X2 features a 4.3-inch display, a 5 Mega Pixel Camera, a 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon dual core processor, 16 GB of Ram Memory, built-in Microsoft software like Outlook, Skype, and OneDrive, and most importantly, the vibrant design you would discover on any Nokia Windows Phone. Read More

Nightfall Unveilings this fall on Xbox One
/ June 10, 2014 5:07 pm
Nightfall Unveilings this fall on Xbox One

VentureBeat reports that Nightfall is a new live-action sequence that will be released on Nov. 11 as a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, a single disc that comprises of updated forms of past Halo games. Microsoft will reveal new episodes every week following the launch date. . Read More

GoPro Names Tony Bates as President
/ June 4, 2014 3:41 pm
GoPro Names Tony Bates as President

GoPro, the San Mateo-based maker of wearable and gear-mountable cameras that recently filed for an initial public offering (IPO), on Wednesday named Tony Bates as its new president. Bates most recently served as an executive vice president at Microsoft, responsible for business development, strategy and evangelism. . Read More

Kabam to Move its F2P Mobile Games to Microsoft’s Windows Devices
/ June 4, 2014 3:34 pm
Kabam to Move its F2P Mobile Games to Microsoft’s Windows Devices

VentureBeat reports that mobile game company Kabam today announced that it will move its free-to-play games to Microsoft’s Windows tablets and phones next year. . Read More

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Xbox One Adding Real Names and External Storage just Like PS4
/ May 22, 2014 4:06 pm
Xbox One Adding Real Names and External Storage just Like PS4

VentureBeat reports that Xbox One owners will be able to enlarge the storage volume of their new systems with external hard drives. Microsoft will modernize the system in June, and this patch will allow gamers to plug in any USB 3.0 hard drive that is 256GB or larger. Read More

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