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Leaked document sheds light on next-generation Xbox, Kinect 2

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Even though Microsoft confirmed that we wouldn’t see it, some fans were still disappointed the company didn’t reveal details regarding its next-generation Xbox gaming console at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo. A newly leaked 56-page document detailing the “Xbox 720” may ease those frustrations, however. The document, which appears...
Leaked document sheds light on next-generation Xbox, Kinect 2

Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

Why The New Xbox One Won't Play Old Xbox 360 Games (MSFT)

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Microsoft's new video game console, the Xbox One, won't be able to play older Xbox 360 games. The news came out following the company's big presentation this morning. According to Todd Holmdahl, the Xbox hardware boss, the move was necessary to push the Xbox platform forward and enable more advanced...
Why The New Xbox One Won't Play Old Xbox 360 Games (MSFT)

New Halo exclusive gives gamers a reason to switch to Windows Phone 8

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In the “what took you so long?” news category, a Halo game for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 was announced on Tuesday. The game, an exclusive for Microsoft devices called “Halo: Spartan Assault”, will cost $6.99 when it launches in July. It marks Microsoft’s biggest effort yet to...
New Halo exclusive gives gamers a reason to switch to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft reassures companies that Windows 8 won't destroy their businesses

Lights, camera...Microsoft?

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Editor's note: This article was originally posted on PCWorld's sister publication, Computerworld. Microsoft is making a big move into producing Hollywood-style series and movies for its Xbox platform, with the hiring of a former CBS executive who helped develop TV series such as "Survivor," "C.S.I.," and "Two and a...
Lights, camera...Microsoft?
HitPoint Studios unveils Adera game for Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets

Live(blog) from LA: Microsoft's "major announcement," rumored tablet unveil

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View Liveblog Microsoft will make a "major announcement" at a media event in Los Angeles starting at 3:30pm PDT today, widely believed to be connected to the announcement of a new Microsoft tablet device. This morning, a Barnes & Noble spokesman denied that it was involved with a Microsoft tablet after...
Live(blog) from LA: Microsoft's "major announcement," rumored tablet unveil

Microsoft Acquires Apple Target R2 Studios

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In late December, it was reported that Apple was one of three companies, with Google and Microsoft being the others, in talks to acquire home automation firm R2 Studios. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Microsoft has acquired the firm to beef up its Xbox unit.The company, id8 Group R2 Studios...
Microsoft Acquires Apple Target R2 Studios
Forget the living room: Amazon is fighting for your whole damn house

Xbox Founding Engineer Says Apple TV Could Destroy Console Gaming with Third-Party Apps

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Earlier this month, we highlighted some comments from Steam founder Gabe Newell noting his view that Apple had the potential to take over the traditional gaming market by leveraging its existing ecosystem to deliver a "dumbed down living room platform" more quickly and efficiently than others can transition from the...
Xbox Founding Engineer Says Apple TV Could Destroy Console Gaming with Third-Party Apps
YouTube Giant MovieClips Hires Senior Execs from SkullCandy, Ustream, and Demand Media

The Future of Microsoft's Xbox? Interactive "TV"

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The future of Microsoft's Xbox appears to be moving briskly toward interactive TV, based on a high-profile hire of CBS Entertainment's former television chief and the launch of two interactive TV "programs" that tap into Microsoft's Kinect peripheral. This week, Microsoft hired Nancy Tellem, the former CBS exec, to run...
The Future of Microsoft's Xbox? Interactive "TV"
Microsoft reveals Skype for Xbox development plans in job listings

Microsoft May Be Closer Than It Appears in Android's Rearview Mirror

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This week, wedged between Apple’s WWDC and Google I/O is Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 20.  Additionally, Microsoft is holding a last-minute press conference that “you don’t want to miss” tonight in Los Angeles.  Barnes & Noble claims they are not part of the announcement,...
Microsoft May Be Closer Than It Appears in Android's Rearview Mirror
BBC’s iPlayer The Latest To Join Microsoft’s Xbox Platform, Free And UK-Only For Now
Leaked document points to $299 "Xbox 720" for 2013

Microsoft Executive: Valve Steam Box not competitor to Xbox

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Microsoft is not afraid of Valve's Steam Box game console concept, according to one executive. Don Mattrick, president of the interactive entertainment business of Microsoft, does not view Valve as a competitor to the Xbox platform yet when compared to other established gaming hardware companies, though does admit that the...
Microsoft Executive: Valve Steam Box not competitor to Xbox

Microsoft boosts Kinect for Windows availability by extending lower academic pricing to its partners

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Microsoft has increased the number of vendors that can sell its Kinect for Windows device to academic institutions. Kinect, launched for the Xbox platform, was a massive hit for Microsoft, becoming the fastest selling consumer electronic gadget of all time. The company’s release of Kinect for Windows was small in comparison. It...
Microsoft boosts Kinect for Windows availability by extending lower academic pricing to its partners
Halo 4, Xbox, and American Express partnership: kill Covenant nasties to earn cold, hard cash
Readying for next generation of games, Microsoft opens a Lo Angeles Xbox entertainment studio

Call of Duty, Minecraft, CastelMiner and Grand Theft Auto score most users on Xbox Live in 2012

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Today Microsoft’s Major Nelson revealed the most popular Xbox titles for 2012 across a number of categories. Games were scored across two main metrics: “unique users per day connected to Xbox Live,” or the number of full versions that a game sold during the calendar year. The top titles won’t surprise you:...
Call of Duty, Minecraft, CastelMiner and Grand Theft Auto score most users on Xbox Live in 2012

Apple hires former Xbox Live marketing head

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The latest top executive to land at Apple is former head of Xbox Live marketing Robin Burrowes, who joined the company earlier this month. Burrowes is Apple’s new head of App Store Marketing for iTunes Europe. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft for seven years where he led product,...
Apple hires former Xbox Live marketing head

Microsoft reels in YouGov, NBC, Rock the Vote and more for Xbox US election hub

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Yesterday, Google announced its YouTube Elections Hub in the build up to the 2012 Presidential Election, and today Microsoft follows suit with its own Elections offering for Xbox 360 users. The computing giant has teamed up with a host of third parties to launch the new service, with Election 2012...
Microsoft reels in YouGov, NBC, Rock the Vote and more for Xbox US election hub

Microsoft Movie Deal Makes The Xbox 'A Player' - Premieres "Pulp"

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Table stakes in the online content industry these days is owning the rights to "exclusive" content, and Microsoft took a small step in that direction, agreeing to distribute Pulp, a "comedy about comics," which premieres Monday on its own Xbox platform. "Microsoft might not seem like the obvious partner for...
Microsoft Movie Deal Makes The Xbox 'A Player' - Premieres "Pulp"
Review: The strange ways of SkyDrive on Xbox Live
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