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Why Microsoft says devs shouldn’t write off the Xbox One X

Microsoft has been waxing lyrical about the Xbox One X, codenamed ‘Scorpio’ while it was being kept under wraps, for what feels like an age.  The console maker has continuously promised more power, true 4K experiences, and more teraflops than you can count on one measly hand. But what does that mean for developers, and why should they go the extra mile to create games that shine on the Xbox One X when there’s a huge Xbox user …

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E3 2017: Microsoft Announces Temporary Xbox One S Price Drop

By Evan Campbell UPDATE: A Microsoft representative clarified to IGN that the $50 price drop only applies to select Xbox One consoles and will only apply from June 11 through June 17. The discount includes the Battlefield 1 500GB bundle and 1TB Forza Horizon 3 bundle. It does not apply to bundles that are currently reduced such as the Minecraft bundle currently available for $249. As such, until June 17, 500GB bundles are $249 and …

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We Want People To Believe in Microsoft as a Place They Can Get Great PC Games

During the E3 2017 PC Gaming Show, Microsoft Studios’ Adam Isgreen announced Age of Empires Definitive Edition, a remastered version of the beloved classic real-time strategy game. After the announcement, Isgreen sat down with VentureBeat to talk about what it means for Microsoft to invest more in PC gaming. The thing is, there are a lot of us at Microsoft — my whole career, I’m going on 25 years making video games. Most of my …

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge, emoji, input, gaming, and even calculator features | VentureBeat | Dev

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a long list of features and improvements spanning Edge, emoji, OneDrive, keyboard, handwriting, sound, gaming, settings, shell, My People, calculator, accessibility, security, Hyper-V, and mixed reality. This is the fourth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September). Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way …

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Microsoft creative director on reviving Age of Empires and making PC-only games | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

More companies at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow are targeting a PC gaming audience. Alienware had a booth on the E3 show floor to reveal new prebuilt rigs with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU. Razer was showing its new Razer Blade Stealth with a smaller bezel and Intel’s Kaby Lake Core i7. And Creative was demoing its first new PCIe Sound BlasterX sound card in four years. Even Microsoft, which debuted a new iteration of its Xbox …

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Xbox One X games – Bad news for fans of THIS Microsoft blockbuster | Gaming | Entertainment

Xbox One X will be without one of Microsoft’s flagship titles for quite some time. It’s bad news for Halo fans, who have been told by 343 Industries that Halo 6 won’t be announced any time soon. “While there’s little to nothing that can be said on that front, it’s been made clear that we won’t be talking about Halo’s next major title for quite some time,” reads a 343 Industries blog post. “And no, …

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Microsoft reveal why Xbox One Backwards Compatibility is going offline with Xbox 360 | Gaming | Entertainment

The tech giant confirmed earlier this week that they had plans to perform maintenance on Xbox Live, which would only affect Xbox 360 users. However, it should be noted that on Tuesday, June 20 between 9am BST and 11:00am BST (4:00AM ET and 6:00AM ET), Microsoft will be performing scheduled maintenance that will affect Xbox 360 titles AND other services. This unfortunately means the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility services as well. “All other Xbox One …

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Xbox One X looks like it delivers the goods, but at US$499 will it shift much momentum back to Microsoft?

Officially dubbed Xbox One X, Microsoft’s long anticipated mid-generation console upgrade – known for the last year under its code name, Project Scorpio – was revealed to audiences at the company’s E3 press conference in Los Angeles on Sunday, and given a launch date of November 7. Not to be confused with the company’s 2016 Xbox One upgrade, Xbox One S, which introduced minor performance improvements and the ability to watch 4K Blu-ray discs, the …

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Xbox One X Is About Giving Fans What They Want, Not Competing With PS4 Pro Says Microsoft

(Photo: Microsoft) Why does the Xbox One X exist? The recently-unveiled console is certainly powerful, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer has admitted the Xbox One X is a niche product most players won’t see much value in, and that Microsoft loses money on every until sold. At this point it really seems like the Xbox One X exists purely to one-up the PlayStation 4 Pro, but Spencer insists that’s not the case. In a recent …

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Microsoft aims for hard-core gamers with Xbox One X | Business

LOS ANGELES – Microsoft ratcheted up its bid for the attention of hard-core gamers last Sunday, unveiling the Xbox One X, a supercharged entry into the Redmond company’s video-game console line. The device, set for release Nov. 7 for $499, brings support for games displayed in ultra-high-definition 4K resolution. Phil Spencer, the leader of Microsoft’s Xbox unit, introduced the device at the beginning of the company’s E3 gaming trade show presentation here. He hearkened back …

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Microsoft Not Making Any Money on $500 Xbox One X | News & Opinion

Phil Spencer confirms that the $500 price tag of the Xbox One X includes no profit margin. What he wouldn’t confirm is if the console will be sold at a loss. Whenever a new game console is designed and manufactured it requires a huge amount of upfront costs. Those costs are then (hopefully) clawed back by selling tens of millions of consoles to consumers. But the balancing act is offering a console at an affordable …

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Microsoft bets on future of gaming consoles with Xbox One X

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft pulled out all the stops — flashing lights, pounding music, fake smoke — to debut its new $500 game console, aimed at the kind of hard-core gamer who appreciates a good glamour shot of a microprocessor. But how many will actually buy it? That’s the question looming around Microsoft’s launch of Xbox One X, as the technology giant touts its most powerful console ever to an audience that’s increasingly becoming more …

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Microsoft bets gaming consoles have a future

Washington – Microsoft pulled out all the stops this week – flashing lights, pounding music, fake smoke – to debut its new $500 game console, aimed at the kind of hardcore gamer who appreciates a good glamour shot of a microprocessor. But how many will actually buy it? That’s the question looming around Microsoft’s launch of Xbox One X, as the technology giant touts its most powerful console ever to an audience that’s increasingly becoming …

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Who won E3 2017? Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo

Who do you think came out on top? GameCentral offers its final thoughts on this year’s video game expo, in which there were few clear winners or losers. Games Inbox: E3 impressions, swearing in games and Xbox backwards compatibility And so E3 ends for another year. What started off as a two-and-a-half day trade show has now become an endless parade of press conferences, public events, and constant livestreams. As publishers and console manufacturers become …

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Nintendo Switch generated more positive E3 reactions than Microsoft Xbox One X | GamesBeat | Games

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is always a battle for attention, and it looks like Nintendo won it, according to a couple of reports that analyzed social media during the biggest U.S. gaming show. One of the biggest battles this year was between Microsoft’s newest console, Xbox One X (debuting November 7 for $500), and the Nintendo Switch, which came out in March. And Nintendo came out on top, according to an analysis by social media …

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