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Filed under: XBOX, MICROSOFT
As con season creeps closer and closer, the only thing more fun than hearing new game or hardware announcements is hearing what is leaked before the official announcement. Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg recently said that they can't stop any leaks and the leaks are just part of the business...
For this weekend only, Microsoft is adding in a weekend sale on top of their Ultimate Game Sale that has been going on this week. Starting today through Sunday, you can pick up the following games at these additional discounts. Please note that Gold members receive slightly better discounts than Silver...
Microsoft's Xbox may not have outsold Sony's PS4 , but now it has been confirmed that 6.6 million Xbox One consoles were sold in a period of three months - that's during 2014 Q4. The Xbox One was also the most wanted gaming system during December 2014...
Sales data company NPD has released hardware sales info for 2014 in the United States. They show several interesting things. Mainly that the PS4 console is the top-selling gaming platform worldwide for the entire year. However, it was also confirmed that Microsoft's Xbox One console emerged as the champion during the month of December 2014...
To quote Mugatu, VR is so hot right now. Sony has one for direct competition with the Oculus Rift, and now reports are coming in that Microsoft has one as well, and prototypes are already in the hands of a few developers. Another report from Digitimes says that the device will enter consumer production by 2015, which suggests that Microsoft will present it at E3 in 2015...
Microsoft officially confirmed that they intend to lower the price of their Xbox One console in the US. The console's price tag will be brought down to $349 and according to the publisher the 50 bucks price reduction will kick off from November 2, 2014 and until 3rd January 3, 2015...
Late last night there were stories indicating that Microsoft is looking to purchase Minecraft development studio Mojang for $2 billion, as reported by WSJ. It was noted that the deal could be finilized by the end of this week. This morning, another report surfaced saying that Mojang's main man Markkus "Notch" Persson has cut a deal with newly appointed Xbox boss Phil Spencer...
Filed under: MICROSOFT, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE
Microsoft says that they have sold 1.1 million units of Xbox 360 and Xbox One combined during the quarter, which ended on June 30. This marks an increase when compared to the 1 million shifted in the same period in 2013 when the company had only Xbox 360 on sale, thus raising revenue of the Xbox platform up 14% ($104 million) since the previous year...
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As part of Microsoft's massive layoffs, Xbox Entertainment Studios will also get the axe. This studio was only recently created for producing original Xbox programming, which had Steven Spielberg's Halo live-action TV show on the content list...
Filed under: MICROSOFT
Microsoft just announced its plans let go 18,000 of its employees in the next year. The company revealed that a large part of the layoffs are meant for the Nokia Devices and Services business, which MS bought for $7.2 billion in 2013. This accounts for about 12,500 people to be sacked, the majority of which are going to occur within six months...
Filed under: MICROSOFT, XBOX
UPDATE: Phil Spencer has confirmed this rumor, and he provided the following details: This includes great gaming apps like Machinima, Twitch and Upload, popular video services like Netflix, Univision Deportes, GoPro, Red Bull TV and HBO GO, sports experiences like the NFL app for Xbox One, MLB...
Filed under: XBOX, MICROSOFT, E3 2014
Phil Spencer, the new head of the Xbox Division, went on a tweeting spree last night, divulging into little snippets and teases for what Microsoft has in store for E3. It appears that he is keeping his promise thus far that Xbox's main focus will now be games...
Filed under: MICROSOFT
Just days after Phil Spencer is put as the new head of Xbox, Microsoft Studios has had a round of layoffs. There's no word on how many people were affected, or which department, but Microsoft sent over the following statement to IGN. At Xbox, our goal is to constantly create new fun, social and interactive entertainment experiences...
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Microsoft has been leading up to this position change for awhile, but it's now official that Phil Spencer is the new head of their Xbox division. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, made the announcement via an email to all Microsoft employees. Next...
Filed under: MICROSOFT
While speaking at GDC, Xbox corporate vice president Phil Spencer mentioned that Microsoft isn't just focused on gaming for the Xbox One, they want to renew their focus on PC gaming too. "[Valve has] been the backbone for PC gaming for the last decade when you think about the work that they've done," he said...
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