Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 22, 2013 under Console
So the Xbox One was revealed yesterday and the consensus from a huge numbers of gamers, is that they hate it. While Sony isn't doing everything right with its next-gen system, it does seem to have don... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 20, 2013 under Console
The PS4, as we all expected, will be making its big debut at E3 this year. Microsoft is of course jumping the gun and getting in its next-Xbox unveiling tomorrow, so just to remind you that Sony is wa... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 7, 2013 under Operating Systems
Remember Windows ME? Windows Vista? Windows 8? Microsoft would rather you didn't and to help brush your memory of the last one further under the mat, it's already planning the release of the sequel.... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 30, 2013 under Console
Let's crank out the rumour mill on this Tuesday morning, because it's time to speculate on the next-gen. According to some reliable sources over at Kotaku, the next-generation Xbox console from Micros... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 11, 2013 under Channel
Adam Orth, the Microsoft creative director that a few days ago posted tweets that seemed to sarcastically suggest anyone complaining about always-on DRM was an idiot and should just "#getonwithit#, no... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 8, 2013 under Console
A few separate sources are confirming some very specific information about Microsoft's next-gen console, suggesting that it won't be called the 720, or Durango, but in-fact, just Xbox - taking the J... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 8, 2013 under Console
Last Friday, we covered how Adam Orth, a creative director at Microsoft was bashing those that complained about always-online systems, suggesting people should just put up with it. This annoyed Micros... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 5, 2013 under Console
Microsoft's next console has been rumoured for some time to be an always online system, something fans haven't been too happy about - in many instances, claiming that it means they would buy a PS4 ins... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 1, 2013 under Gaming
Microsoft may have leaked the date that Battlefield 4 is set to launch, after it revealed it on the official Xbox blog, before immediately removing it. Fortunately, some intrepid users were able to sn... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 20, 2013 under Security
Well I say hacked, in reality I mean social engineered. It turns out that some high profile Microsoft employees have had their accounts taken over by a nefarious few, who used the employees' social se... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 19, 2013 under Channel
Microsoft's Entertainment Rewards voting procedure has been blighted after it was revealed that the information of everyone that had voted in order to become eligible for a prize draw, was freely avai... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 13, 2013 under Channel
Microsoft's Hotmail and Outlook services went down for a big portion of the user base earlier this morning and over 12 hours on there's still a lot of people unable to access their email. While thi... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 12, 2013 under Console
When you look at the number of consoles sold in this generation, with the 360 selling over 76 million units, the PS3 around the same and the Wii just shy of 100 million, it's hard to imagine that the ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 7, 2013 under Security
A botnet that hijacked the clicks and search results of millions of net users has been shut down by Microsoft and Symantec. Apparently the group responsible was netting over a million dollars a year t... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 7, 2013 under Gaming
Looking at the hardware field these days, with Sony no way near the big player it used to be in TVs, it almost seems unnecessary, however according to ex vice president at Microsoft, Joachim Kempin, t... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 1, 2013 under Highlights 2, Operating Systems
In response to a very poor showing around the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has decided that it must squeeze whatever pennies are available from the few sales that are left in the desktop version of ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on January 28, 2013 under Mobile, Smartphone
Android's huge growth hasn't been solely caused by flagship devices such as Samsung's Galaxy S III. Much of the platform's success is also owed to lower-cost devices such as the ASUS Nexus 7 and vario... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 22, 2013 under Channel
Ex-Microsoft senior executive, Joachim Kempin, has written a tell all book that claims the software giant's long standing CEO, Steve Ballmer, has mainly retained his position by ousting those that cou... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 11, 2013 under Console
We've talked a lot recently about all of the companies that are looking to get into the console market with small form factor, low cost gaming machines. Whether it's the Ouya, the Game Stick, Nvidia's... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 9, 2013 under Channel
Two ex-Microsoft employees have spoken out about losing their positions as Xbox support staff, suggesting that the reason they were let go from the company was because they spoke about their experienc... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 8, 2013 under Console
$8 billion - that's just under £5 billion. These figures were put together by Ben Cousins over at Kotaku, who points out that if you take the figures from two years preceding the launch of both th... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 3, 2013 under Console
If you've ever moved abroad and attempted to take your Xbox Live account with you, you'll know what a headache it can be. It might take weeks to sort and you might need to actually use the telephone t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 3, 2013 under Channel
Microsoft has bought up R2 Studios, a startup from the makers of the Slingbox, in a deal that had both Apple and Google in the running for highest bidder. However it looks like Microsoft was able to s... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 28, 2012 under Tablet PC
Touch screens are something that in near 2013 we're pretty used to as a technology and through smartphones we're beginning to take tentative steps into controlling our home, be it through remote acces... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on December 26, 2012 under Android, Apple, Tablet PC
It's not often that a company can say that they made an entire class of products viable, single handedly. IBM did it with the PC, Apple with the tablet and Asus with the netbook. Sometimes the new cla... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 12, 2012 under Channel
Microsoft is actively hunting for a new software development engineer, to join a team working on future Xbox Kinect experiences and one of the biggest requirements for the position, is a readiness t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 27, 2012 under Mobile
While it's still considered as a rumour for now, there are reports abound suggesting that Foxconn - yes the same Foxconn that employed children - could be set to manufacture the smartphones of both Mi... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 22, 2012 under Channel, Gaming, Operating Systems
While Windows 8 might not be selling well, some might call it a misguided product and we know it isn't all that fast for gaming, not everyone is quite so negative. The new VP of Microsoft Game Studios... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 22, 2012 under Peripheral
We know Google isn't the only one working on a glasses based, heads up display, but now we can add one more name to that list, with a published Microsoft patent showing that it too is keen to get in o... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 20, 2012 under Channel
Despite the security hole that Microsoft was forced to patch in its VOIP software, Skype, just a few days ago, the software giant is continuing to populate retail outfits with physical gift cards, des... more.
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