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  • Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million mark 18-04-2014 10:31 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the US software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale...
  • Microsoft counts on shooter game Titanfall to boost Xbox One sales 11-03-2014 10:36 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz...
  • Man runs back into his burning house to save Xbox 29-01-2014 10:57 AM

    We have heard different tales of gaming enthusiasts, but this one jumps out. A man in Kansas rushed back into his burning home to save his Xbox after he realised that his gaming console would burn down. He woke up in the morning and realised that his house was on...
  • Microsoft posts bigger-than-expected profits, no word on new CEO 24-01-2014 01:26 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill. The world's largest software company did not say anything about its...
  • Microsoft says it sold 3 million Xbox One units in 2013 07-01-2014 10:10 AM

    New York: Microsoft says it has sold more than 3 million units of the Xbox One, the video game console it launched on November 22, 2013. That means Microsoft Corp. sold 1 million of the consoles between December 11 and the end of the year. Sony has not disclosed year-end...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year 31-12-2013 02:39 PM

    New York: As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look. It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than...
  • Xbox One: Microsoft sells over 2 million units in first 18 days 12-12-2013 06:39 AM

    New York: Microsoft says more than 2 million of its Xbox One consoles have been sold since the system's launch 18 days ago. That works out to an average of 111,111 units per day. And company officials say users have spent over 83 million hours with the games, TV, and...
  • Microsoft Xbox One review: Goes further than the PS4, integrates regular live TV 05-12-2013 11:05 AM

    Los Angeles: The Xbox One won't quite replace your TV set-top box, but it comes awfully close. The latest game console from Microsoft takes a big leap toward being the main entertainment hub in your living room. It gives you a program guide for browsing what's on TV and what's...
  • Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PS4: Which game console to opt for 27-11-2013 10:19 AM

    The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games. Perhaps you weren't one of those eager fans who waited in line at midnight to get first crack at the...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? 24-11-2013 11:23 AM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years...
  • Top games exclusive to Microsoft's new Xbox One 23-11-2013 10:50 AM

    Gadget junkies love a new machine. The Xbox One is fun to mess around with, whether you're experimenting with the voice and motion controls of its Kinect camera or using such apps as YouTube and Netflix to feed Internet video to your big-screen TV. But most early buyers will want...
  • Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours 23-11-2013 10:27 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries. The new console, which launched in 13 countries, set a record for...
  • Xbox One review: Microsoft's latest game console is versatile, powerful 21-11-2013 06:53 AM

    What is the Xbox One? If you're a video-game aficionado, you know the answer: It's Microsoft's latest game console, and it arrives in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers, Xbox means cutting-edge adventures such as Halo and Gears of War, and well as the brand that brought online...
  • PlayStation 4: Sony sells 1 million units in first 24 hours 18-11-2013 07:42 AM

    New York: Sony said on Sunday that it had sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the United States and Canada. The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer electronics...
  • Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One enter the Angry Birds era 15-11-2013 01:52 PM

    New York: Remember a time before Angry Birds, the iPad and the iPhone? No? When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles - seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's...
  • Video tutorial: How to use the new Microsoft Xbox One 09-11-2013 12:28 PM

    Microsoft has released a video tutorial describing how to use its new gaming console, the Xbox One. In the video, Marc Whitten and Yusuf Mehdi from the Microsoft Xbox team walk you through a comprehensive demo of Xbox One, including instant switching, biometric sign-in, Live TV, Skype, game DVR, and...
  • Microsoft shares hit highest since 2000 with CEO search in view 07-11-2013 10:47 AM

    Seattle: Shares of Microsoft Corp jumped to their highest since mid-2000 on Wednesday, a day after Reuters reported that the world's largest software company is closing in on appointing a new chief executive. In addition, an influential analyst suggested the appointment of an outsider as CEO could result in the...
  • Sony PlayStation 4 tops Microsoft Xbox One as gamers' choice: Poll 29-09-2013 10:36 PM

    San Francisco: More US shoppers prefer Sony Corp's upcoming PlayStation 4 than Microsoft Corp's Xbox One, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, as the industry's two leading videogame console makers prepare to do battle this holiday season. Asked about their interest in dedicated game devices, 26 per cent of 1,297 people...
  • Grand Theft Auto V sales zoom past $1 billion mark in 3 days 22-09-2013 11:36 AM

    San Francisco: Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said. The latest installment of GTA, a cultural phenomenon that...
  • Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free 10-09-2013 10:05 AM

    California: Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web - even to those who don't use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and...
  • Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash 07-09-2013 12:11 PM

    Los Angeles: When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn't typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what Microsoft employed when confronted with...
  • Microsoft says most Xbox One pre-order supply sold out 05-09-2013 01:19 PM

    San Francisco: Retail stores in many markets have run out of Microsoft Corp's Xbox One consoles available for pre-orders, a senior company executive said, ahead of a major clash with Sony Corp's new lower-priced Playstation 4 this November. Microsoft's first new gaming console in eight years will go on sale...
  • As console battle heats up, videogame revival hopes rise 25-08-2013 10:25 AM

    Cologne: "New heroes are here", proclaims a poster for Microsoft's and Sony's new gaming consoles at the entrance of the Gamescom trade fair, reflecting hopes that a battle over the devices will boost the declining videogames industry. For once, the rise of online and free-to-play gaming is not the only...
  • The 'what' and 'how' of Google Chromecast 20-08-2013 10:17 PM

    Google's latest launch, Chromecast, is a sleek $35 USB dongle that plugs in behind an LCD TV, allowing it to 'cast' videos via smartphones, tablets and PCs. Because screen resolutions, distance to the viewer and remote control devices vary greatly across models, bringing a powerful yet intuitive user interface (UI)...
  • Zynga CEO Mark Pincus steps down, Microsoft Xbox head to take the post 02-07-2013 10:12 AM

    New York: He's not heading out to pasture, but the CEO of "FarmVille" maker Zynga Inc. is stepping aside as the troubled online game company looks to revive itself and lift its stalled stock price. Mark Pincus will be replaced on Monday, July 8, by Don Mattrick, who was most...
  • Microsoft to bring Xbox and PC games to Apple, Android phones: Report 25-06-2013 09:58 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp will offer its console and computer games for Apple Inc's iPhone and other smartphone platforms this fiscal year, through a tie-up with Japanese smartphone game maker Klab Inc, the Nikkei said on Monday. Through a licensing deal, Klab will bring Microsoft's Xbox and Windows-based computer games...
  • Ouya's $99 videogame console challenges pricier Xbox, PlayStation 22-06-2013 10:34 AM

    San Francisco: Ouya's $99 Android videogame console goes on sale on Tuesday, the latest attempt by a growing crop of niche hardware makers to chip away at a market dominated by Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd. Ouya hopes its cheaper cube-shaped console will prevail over the long-established...
  • Sony prices PlayStation 4 at $399; $100 less than Microsoft's Xbox One 11-06-2013 11:17 AM

    Los Angeles: Sony broke out the heavy ammunition Monday against Microsoft, announcing its forthcoming PlayStation 4 will cost $399 - $100 less than the competing Xbox One. "The gaming landscape is changing with new business models and new ways to play," said Andrew House, president and CEO of Sony Computer...
  • E3 2013: Microsoft prices Xbox One at $499 for November launch 11-06-2013 08:38 AM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft has its head in the cloud with Xbox One. The company focused on how cloud computing will make games for its next-generation Xbox One console more immersive during its Monday presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's annual trade show. Microsoft announced last week that...
  • Microsoft says used games will work on Xbox One 08-06-2013 04:43 PM

    New York: Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One gaming console will be able to play used games, clearing up a worry among gamers and video game retailers such as GameStop, which trade in used games. That means video games discs users buy will not be limited to one Xbox One device, and...