Post Tagged with: "Microsoft"

Microsoft floated the idea of giving away the Xbox
/ March 31, 2015 12:38 pm
Microsoft floated the idea of giving away the Xbox

GamesIndustry.biz reports "In our recent interview with Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning, apart from discussing the problems that capitalism and growth models bring to game development, we also chatted for a time about the early days of the first Xbox." . Read More

Lionhead: Microsoft doesn’t need us to be evil
/ March 31, 2015 12:38 pm
Lionhead: Microsoft doesn’t need us to be evil

GamesIndustry.biz reports "'Microsoft is much more interested in making a happy community of players and making the Xbox and Windows 10 a fun place to play - it doesn't need us to be evil,' says David Eckelberry, the game director for Fable Legends at Lionhead.". Read More

How Microsoft should woo Android and iOS developers to build Windows 10 apps
/ March 30, 2015 12:45 pm
How Microsoft should woo Android and iOS developers to build Windows 10 apps

VentureBeat reports "It’s common knowledge that Microsoft has an app problem, both with Windows and Windows Phone. The state of both has been improving steadily for a while now, but developers still largely don’t care anywhere nearly as much as they do about Android or iOS.". Read More

Xbox One is costing gamers $250M a year, according to environmental group
/ March 26, 2015 1:41 pm
Xbox One is costing gamers $250M a year, according to environmental group

VentureBeat reports "The convenience of the Xbox One is costing you money. If you have your Xbox One in “Instant On” mode, it’s likely adding a significant amount of energy consumption to your electricity bill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council environmental group." . Read More

Microsoft taps Samsung, Dell, and 9 other OEMs to preinstall Office, OneDrive, and Skype on Android devices
/ March 23, 2015 11:42 am
Microsoft taps Samsung, Dell, and 9 other OEMs to preinstall Office, OneDrive, and Skype on Android devices

VentureBeat reports "Microsoft today announced partnerships with 11 hardware makers to preinstall its apps on select Android devices that will ship “later this year.” The deals encompass Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote), OneDrive, and Skype." . Read More

Xbox For Sale – the rumours just won’t quit
/ March 20, 2015 10:51 am
Xbox For Sale – the rumours just won’t quit

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Microsoft's Xbox division is in a much healthier state today than it was a year ago. It's had a tough time of it; forced to reinvent itself in an excruciating, public way as the original design philosophy and marketing message for the Xbox One transpired to be about as popular as breaking wind in a crowded lift, resulting in executive reshuffles and a tricky refocus of the variety that would ordinarily be carried out pre-launch and behind closed doors.". Read More

Microsoft will offer free Windows 10 upgrades to pirates worldwide
/ March 18, 2015 11:04 am
Microsoft will offer free Windows 10 upgrades to pirates worldwide

VentureBeat reports "In January, we learned that for one year, Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. Today, at its Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzen, the company revealed that this deal will be available to pirates worldwide." . Read More

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