Microsoft to use major IP for casual gaming?

Microsoft to use major IP for casual gaming?

In Microsoft’s case, this glimpse appears to lead us into the realm of online casual gaming.  Have you ever wondered what browser-based oddities like ‘FableVille‘ or ‘Halo Heroes‘ might look like?  Perhaps your imaginings aren’t as far-fetched as you thought (or hoped).  Today a curious little ad for a Senior Software Development Engineer has appeared on Microsoft’s recruitment pages for the Redmond area, asking for: “…a strong Software Development Engineer […]

Titanfall sales up over 200% after Xbox 360 release

Titanfall sales up over 200% after Xbox 360 release

According to the fine chaps at Chart-Track, EA have had a very good week indeed. Titanfall launched on the Xbox 360 last week, on April 8th and April 11th for North America and the EU respectively, and in spite of Titanfall‘s lowered performance on Microsoft’s earlier Xbox iteration it has pushed sales for the game up by 220%.  It replaces Fifa 14 at the sales top spot, which has gone […]

Bungie:  Planets in Destiny are same size as Halo: Reach

Bungie: Planets in Destiny are same size as Halo: Reach

Diefenbach, a veteran software engineer who previously worked at Treyarch, described the team working on the upcoming multi-platform MMO shooter as being over three times bigger than the Bungie team who worked on the Halo games.  This news will no doubt come as a pleasant surprise to console gamers, who may have been sceptical about the amount of content present in Bungie’s new game. Destiny features class-based shooter gameplay set […]

These 6 games coming in 2014 are good reasons to stick with last gen

These 6 games coming in 2014 are good reasons to stick with last gen

As devoted as I am to gaming, I’ve always been a late adopter of new game tech (usually due to monetary constraints). As such, I’ve abstained from hopping on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 bandwagons, and I know I can’t be alone. Fortunately for us fossils, there are a few last bastions of hope for the last gen (well, the PS3 and Xbox 360, anyway). Here are a […]

Microsoft:  “Empowering a new generation of game developers is crucial”

Microsoft: “Empowering a new generation of game developers is crucial”

In a statement of support for the recent decision to include computing in the UK national curriculum, Microsoft UK has made a video blog highlighting the importance of teaching children how to code. “We have already in the UK real talent in this area,” states Hugh Milward, of Microsoft UK, “We need to make sure that we continue to invest and to nurture both the talent and the conditions for […]

Are the Halo games coming to Steam?

Are the Halo games coming to Steam?

After the recent release of Halo: Spartan Assault on Steam, PC gamers have been wondering if the other Halo titles would land on Steam. In a statement to GameSpot, Microsoft said it had no plans at this time to bring additional Halo games to Steam. However, SteamFirst.com has stumbled upon official Steam groups for Halo, Halo 2, and Halo 3, fueling hopes that this means the games are finally coming […]

World of Tanks Dev to Invest $10 Million into eSports

World of Tanks Dev to Invest $10 Million into eSports

Wargaming, World of Tanks’ developer, has detailed its plans to invest $10 million into the eSports scene.

Explained:  How DirectX 12 doubles the power of Xbox One

Explained: How DirectX 12 doubles the power of Xbox One

Hardly a surprise after the near-constant kicking they’ve been getting from articles and analyses, which have explained in very careful and unambiguous terms how Microsoft’s next-gen console is out-performed by the PS4.  Want some ointment for those bruises, chaps? Well, at Build 2014 last week a group of developers and tech heads gathered in San Francisco to talk about the latest advances in coding, processing and all things conducive to Making […]

Xbox One Will Support External Storage

Xbox One Will Support External Storage

According to Microsoft spokesperson, Larry Hryb, the Xbox One will soon be supporting external storage. This is a much-requested feature of the current gen console and will delight fans everywhere. In a post he uploaded to Reddit, Hryb said the Xbox One was gaining momentum after, what he described as, a “wobbly” launch and an operating system that “just wasn’t good enough.” The post was followed up by a number […]

Job Layoffs At Microsoft? Former Employees Take to Twitter

Job Layoffs At Microsoft? Former Employees Take to Twitter

Microsoft Studios have layed off staff it has been rumoured. This news comes a few days after it was announced that Phil Spencer will be the new head of Xbox. Two former members of staff at Microsoft Studios took to Twitter to announce the news: Microsoft was a great place to work. I'm just excited to have some agency in my own creative endeavors. — Patrick Loughman (@el_PatrickL) April 3, […]