Phil Spencer Takes Over as Head of Xbox Division
The former head of Microsoft Studios will be taking over all things Xbox.
Microsoft Opens Wallet, Buys Gears of War Franchise
The next game will come from newcomer Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver.
Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for...Zynga? [UPDATE: It's Official]
The current president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division may be headed to the social games publisher.
The Guns of Navarro: Reversal of Fortune
Microsoft's changes to its Xbox One DRM policies were undoubtedly shocking. Alex sifts through the ashes to see what it all means.
Microsoft's E3 2013 Press Briefing: Silent But Deadly
Few real surprises reared their head at Microsoft's E3 event, but at least we know how much the system will cost now (a lot).
The Guns of Navarro: Let the Games Begin...
With only a week until the whole staff heads down to E3, Alex ponders what to expect, what to hope for, and what probably just isn't true.
The Guns of Navarro: Microsoft's One-Track Mind
Alex didn't hate Microsoft's Xbox One reveal, but even he is flabbergasted by the console maker's ill-conceived post-event messaging.
Microsoft Digs Bigger Hole Over Used Games
The company has assigned Major Nelson the task of trying (and failing) to clarify its stance with Xbox One.
Microsoft (Sorta) Addresses Big Xbox One Questions [UPDATED]
Always on? Transferring of gamerscore and achievements? Backwards compatibility? Used games? You have questions, we barely have answers.
Microsoft Will Announce its New Console Next Month
May 21st is when we can expect to be briefed on whatever it is Microsoft's been up to.
The Long Road From Ninja to Mark of the Ninja
Lead designer Nels Anderson walks us through Mark of the Ninja's pitch video, some early prototypes, and the frustrating path to a finished game.
Xbox 360, Wii Receive Holiday Price Cuts
Nothing expected from Sony on the PS3 or Vita front, however.
Worth Reading: 10/12/12
An updated Shocktober 2012 list with impressions, alongside your regular dosage of games you should play, stories you should read, and much more.
Ads, Games, and the Growing Complexity of Xbox Live
The lack of advertising for Mark of the Ninja upon its release really bothered me, and here's a few reasons why.
Looks Like Microsoft’s Bringing Back Killer Instinct
Unclear if it's a remake, reboot, or just a port, but apparently the CGI is back.
Microsoft Flight Is No More
More than 30 employees reportedly laid off, Vancouver studio still operational.
Microsoft Deflects Responsibility Over Fez Patch Problems
The company issues a statement disputing Phil Fish's claims.
Maybe Go Ahead and Download That Fez Patch After All
The developer says the costs associated with releasing another patch via Xbox Live were just too great, so what you've got is what you've got.
The Rabbit Hole That Is Life After Fez
Phil Fish isn't giving interviews, but at a recent conference, the designer talks about Fez's bumpy release, the troubles of stardom, his public disagreements with business partners, and more.
Microsoft Reveals Its iPad Rival: Surface
No details on pricing and availability, but it has a nifty looking keyboard.
Netflix ToS Tweaks Don’t Mean Any Xbox Live Changes
The streaming video service will remain an exclusive for Gold members.
Microsoft's E3 2012 Press Conference: Usher-ing In a New Era of Intelligent Glass
Microsoft provided a few big games and a few interesting demos, but mostly stuck to the further media-ization of its current-gen console.
'Spartan Ops' Is Halo 4's New Episodic Multiplayer Mode
Players will be able to engage in weekly multiplayer missions aboard the UNSC Infinity.
Halo 4 Special Edition Includes Maps, Specializations, Other Stuff
The $99 Special Edition will be the only additional SKU released for the game.
Microsoft Is Going Ahead With the $99 Xbox 360/Two-Year Subscription Plan
Rumored promotion through Microsoft's retail stores comes to fruition, includes Xbox Live Gold Membership and Kinect.
Halo 4 Hitting November 6, Will Appear on Conan O'Brien Tonight
What are the odds that tonight, Conan introduces a new regular character named "The Master-bating Chief?"
Xbox Live Director of Policy Stephen Toulouse Leaving Microsoft
The man known as "Stepto" departing the company he's been with for 18 years.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming Back Soon (Mostly) Free
You'll get more than a demo for free, but anything past that will cost you.
You Must Agree to All of Xbox Live's New Terms of Service
The right to opt-out relates to future Terms of Service agreements, apparently.
Microsoft Joins Bandwagon to Block Class Action Lawsuits
As with previous Terms of Service updates, you also have the option to opt out.
Microsoft, EA Claim FIFA Isn't Causing Rash of Xbox Live Hacks
Hundreds of people are noticing FIFA showing up on their compromised accounts. What gives? Here's what we've found.
Microsoft and Twisted Pixel Fall In Love, Get Hitched
Apparently Microsoft liked it enough to put a ring on it.
No Force Flailing in 2011, As Microsoft Delays Kinect Star Wars
And you can't buy your R2-D2 Xbox 360 this year, either. The true tragedy.
European 'Trench' Trademark Owner Responds to Trenched Name Change
Trademark holders allege Microsoft wasn't very communicative during the process.
Here's When and Where to Watch All the Live E3 Press Conferences
You know, if you're into that sort of thing.
Source Claims Electronic Arts Possesses Early Next-Generation Xbox Development Kit [UPDATED]
Let's take a trip down memory lane, looking at what Microsoft's already said about the next Xbox.
Microsoft Set To Test Updated 360 Disc Format
Upcoming disc update rumored to increase available space for games.
Kinect Beta Includes A Dashboard Update, Kinect, And Games
Selected applicants get a dashboard update, a Kinect sensor, and three games.
Robot Crew Rumored To Be Working On PC Strategy Game 'Spartan'
Microsoft purportedly calling it 'groundbreaking' stuff.
Redesigned 360 Revealed, Built In Wi-Fi And 250 Gig Hard Drive
And all for just $300!
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