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ITC asks 'members of the public' for input on how an Xbox import ban would affect the public interest

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Companies and organizations fighting the abuse of standard-essential patents as well as makers of Xbox games now have an opportunity to warn a U.S. trade agency against the implications of a ban of Microsoft's wildly popular gaming console resulting from Motorola's aggressive enforcement of patents on the H.264 (video codec)...
ITC asks 'members of the public' for input on how an Xbox import ban would affect the public interest

Microsoft touts success of Windows 7 with 600M licenses sold

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With the launch of its next operating system looming, Microsoft took to the stage at Computex 2012 to talk about the success of Windows 7. The company revealed that its sold over 600 million Windows 7 licenses to date, which is up about 75 million since Microsoft’s last announcement...
Microsoft touts success of Windows 7 with 600M licenses sold

Developer job ad suggests DirectX 11 coming to next Xbox

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Games developer Bethesda, which created Skyrim, is looking to hire a "Future Generation Console Programmer," according to a job posting. The description suggests the ideal candidate will have DirectX 11 experience, suggesting either Sony, Microsoft, or both will support the add-on in their next home gaming consoles. The company is...
Developer job ad suggests DirectX 11 coming to next Xbox

Microsoft reportedly set to debut Xbox TV next year

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Microsoft isn’t quite done turning the Xbox 360 into an entertainment hub for the living room. Tom Warren over at The Verge reported that multiple sources familiar with Microsoft said that the company plans to release a TV set-top box based on Windows 8 in early 2013. The “Xbox TV”...
Microsoft reportedly set to debut Xbox TV next year
Xbox games director clueless about why fans hate always-on consoles

Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

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Microsoft on Thursday released the Xbox SmartGlass Software Development Kit (SDK) to partners that have agreements to develop Xbox games and entertainment applications for the Xbox 360. The device-agnostic SmartGlass application was first revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier in June, showing how users will eventually be able...
Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games

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TinyTap is a new iPad application designed for kids which introduces a different angle on the “record-your-own-voice” storybooks craze, by offering a playable book or game you and your kids can customize with your own photos, camera shots, music, narration, and more. The resulting creations can then be shared with...
TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games
Microsoft Windows 7 sales hit 600 million mark

Microsoft and Samsung demos Xbox display, fills room with images

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Microsoft just demonstrated an interesting Xbox display accessory at the Samsung CES keynote that apparently fills up the room with images and lights beyond the confines of a television screen. We were shown a video of someone playing Xbox games and making it seem like it's snowing in the...
Microsoft and Samsung demos Xbox display, fills room with images

Xbox Games on Windows: What it is, and what it is most definitely not

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The great folks over at Ars Technica have a post out today that explains in granular detail exactly how Xbox Games on Windows will function. Given that the project is a standard Microsoft soup of this and that, TNW decided to break it into bite sized bits for all of...
Xbox Games on Windows: What it is, and what it is most definitely not

Platform unification: How Microsoft can win the developer war

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Yesterday I was lucky to be the guest yet again on the Windows Phone Dev podcast, a show that is kind enough to have me just about every month. During the course of the show, which you can find here, I was asked my views on platform unification. I stated...
Platform unification: How Microsoft can win the developer war

Microsoft's Play strategy brings Xbox games to Windows 8 and RT (video)

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Microsoft signaled its intent to directly back Windows 8 gaming before the OS was shipping, and it's proving true to its word through a new Play program. The team-up with NVIDIA brings Xbox (or really, Xbox Live Arcade) games directly to Windows 8 and Windows RT, with friends, multiplayer...
Microsoft's Play strategy brings Xbox games to Windows 8 and RT (video)

Inversion - review

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PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Namco Bandai, cert: 18, out nowThis week's alien invasion comes courtesy of the Lutadores, a barbaric horde with advanced weaponry and gravity-warping technology seemingly beyond their own control. Playing as generic hero-cop Davis Russel and his partner Leo Delgado, you'll battle your way from being prisoners...
Inversion - review

Has the ship already sailed for controlling Windows 8 with Kinect tech?

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In October Micosoft will release what may its biggest gamble ever with Windows 8. The new OS will stretch across desktops, laptops and tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface tablet (another big gamble – unless perhaps it costs $199). Windows 8 Phone will also come out (perhaps earlier than Windows 8),...
Has the ship already sailed for controlling Windows 8 with Kinect tech?

Mars Rover Landing - review

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Xbox 360 Kinect, PC, Nasa, cert: 3, out nowDon't panic, I'm almost certain that Nasa won't actually be using a games console to control several billion dollars' worth of space gadgetry for their imminent "Curiosity" Mars mission. They have, however, created a free downloadable game, available for Xbox Kinect and...
Mars Rover Landing - review

Indie Game: The Movie Will Make You Happy You’re Not a Game Developer

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(indiegamethemovie.com) The first line in Indie Game: The Movie, a Sundance-winning documentary that chronicles the struggles of independent game developers, is the following: "Are you fucking kidding me?" That incredulous statement, spat from the mouth of a 30-year-old game programmer named Tommy Refenes, punctuates the entire 96-minute film, a chronicle...
Indie Game: The Movie Will Make You Happy You’re Not a Game Developer

Omerta: City of Gangsters - review

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(Xbox 360, PC, Kalypso, cert: 16)Some games excel visually; with others it's all about how well they play. Unfortunately, Omerta: City of Gangsters struggles to achieve much in either department. A turn-based tactical RPG in the XCOM tradition, it's difficult from the very outset to understand quite why it has...
Omerta: City of Gangsters - review

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between August 27 and September 1. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, August 27 Fight it out in the animal kingdom with Zookeeper Battle Inside Network at PAX Prime 2012 Flurry:...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Spec Ops: The Line - review

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PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Take 2, cert: 18, out nowWar - as Fallout's catchphrase has it - never changes, and the majority of current shooters do seem to reinforce this sentiment. On the surface, Spec Ops: The Line is no different to its rivals. Rugged US soldiers shoot various ne'er-do-wells...
Spec Ops: The Line - review
Aiming to head off Apple, Microsoft shows off Xbox SmartGlass mobile app and Xbox dashboard update

NVIDIA, Epic Games bringing Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows RT (video)

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NVIDIA and Epic Games have successfully ported the full PC version of Unreal Engine 3 to both Windows 8 and, more importantly, Windows RT. Demonstrating the achievement on a Tegra 3-powered ASUS Vivo Tab RT, it played a buttery-smooth version of Epic Citadel, suggesting that developers of both PC...
NVIDIA, Epic Games bringing Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows RT (video)

Motorola Wins Round at ITC in Xbox Patents Dispute

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that Microsoft infringed on patents of Motorola Mobility in its Xbox games console....
Motorola Wins Round at ITC in Xbox Patents Dispute
Readying for next generation of games, Microsoft opens a Lo Angeles Xbox entertainment studio

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor – review

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Xbox 360/Kinect, Capcom, cert: 15Steel Battalion was always for real gamers. Heck, in its first incarnation it required two joysticks, pedals and a couple of Pearly Kings' worth of buttons. It was, in the grand manner, for the hardcore – and made the casual gamer feel as welcome as a...
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor – review

Microsoft to debut full lineup of next-gen Xbox games at E3 on June 10th

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Microsoft to debut full lineup of next-gen Xbox games at E3 on June 10th

Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

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Been wondering what your gaming options will be when you first take a new Windows 8 PC or Windows RT tablet out of the box? Microsoft has confirmed today that its first wave of Xbox titles will include 40 games, 29 of which come from Microsoft Studios. Those include...
Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8
Microsoft caves under heavy criticism, will allow mature-rated games in Windows Store

Deadlight - review

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XBLA, Microsoft, cert: 18, out: Wednesday 1 AugustVideogames used to be content to take their cues from action movies; Deadlight is the latest title at pains to stress that it's as indebted to Joseph Conrad as it is to James Cameron.It may be set in a zombie-ravaged dystopia, but the...
Deadlight - review

Microsoft suffers steep fall in profits

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Chief executive promises a 'new era' for the world's largest software company despite a 24% slumpMicrosoft has suffered a worse than expected 24% fall in profits, but chief executive Steven Ballmer countered by promising a "new era" for the world's largest software company as it prepares to fight for a...
Microsoft suffers steep fall in profits

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition – review

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Xbox 360, PC, Namco, Cert: 18, out nowThe Witcher 2 debuted on PC last year, but this enhanced edition has been worth the wait, offering a wealth of improvements. Luckily, an early tutorial is one of them, as the fighting and alchemy system of the game can be dauntingly complex...
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition – review
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