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  • Amazon delivers 200 Microsoft Xbox One units within a day of launch September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Within a day after the much-awaited launch of Microsoft's gaming console Xbox One, Amazon said it has delivered 200 units which were booked pre-launch. Microsoft has exclusively tied up with Amazon for its delivery in the country and the first console was delivered to a Mumbai customer in the night...
  • Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on September 29 September 23, 2014

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp has set September 29 as the new launch date for its Xbox One game console in China, the US software giant said on Tuesday, in the first launch since a 14-year ban on sales of foreign games consoles was lifted this year. The world's biggest software company gave...
  • Microsoft Xbox One coming to India on September 23 at Rs 39,990 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft's XBox One video game console will be available in India starting September 23. Priced at Rs 39,990, the Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console which features a 500GB hard drive, Bluray player and builtin WiFi, one Xbox One Wireless Controller, and a free...
  • Microsoft delays the launch of its Xbox One console in China September 21, 2014

    Beijing: Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year. Microsoft did not give a reason for the delay in a statement...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' coming to PS4 and Xbox One in November September 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest instalment of its crimethemed blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November. Grand Theft Auto V will be packed with enhancements when it is released for play on the newgeneration consoles from rivals...
  • Bold new video game 'Destiny' to be launched on September 9; will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 September 7, 2014

    San Francisco: The video game studio that won players' devotion with blockbuster hit "Halo" is out to eclipse its enviable success with the Tuesday launch of massive new sciencefiction action title "Destiny." "We're really proud of the world we created with 'Halo,' and the millions of gamers we attracted, but with...
  • Microsoft Xbox One launching in India on Sep 23 at Rs 39,990 as an Amazon exclusive August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As expected, Microsoft's XBox One video game console is going on sale in India starting September 23. Microsoft's latest gaming console is coming to India as an Amazon exclusive and preorders have started on the online shopping website. Priced at Rs 39,990, every Xbox One system will include the...
  • Xbox One: Microsoft unveils Xbox in China after a 14year ban July 31, 2014

    Beijing: Software giant Microsoft unveiled it reinvented Xbox videogame console in potentially vast Chinese market after a ban of 14 years despite facing probe over business practices in the country. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox said the new gaming console, the Xbox One, will be available in...
  • Microsoft Xbox One to be launched in China on September 23 July 30, 2014

    Shanghai: Microsoft will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year. Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox...
  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commits to develop Xbox platform July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella committed to develop its Xbox gaming platform in a letter to company employees, quashing rumours that the unit might be spun off. "Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox," said Nadella in an email released by the company on its...
  • E3 2014: Winners and losers from the video game show June 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This year, the focus was on new games to play on those machines,...
  • Microsoft Xbox One coming to India on September 23 for Rs 39,990 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that its XBox One video game console will be available in India starting September 23. Priced at Rs 39,990, every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console which features a 500GB hard drive, Bluray player and builtin WiFi one Xbox One...
  • Microsoft teases new Crackdown, Halo at E3 June 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: It's all about the games for Microsoft at E3. Microsoft focused exclusively on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the videogame industry's annual trade show. The new Xbox One games included a fresh instalment of...
  • Microsoft slashes Xbox One price by $100, frees up Netflix, other popular apps May 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft will take $100 off the price of its Xbox One gaming console and let users view popular entertainment apps such as Netflix and ESPN without a $60plus "Live" subscription, hoping to spur sales against rival devices like Sony's Playstation 4 and Amazon's Fire TV. The moves mark another...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One console to go on sale in China in September April 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp will begin selling its Xbox One video game console in China in September through its partnership with Chinese Internet TV company BesTV New Media Co, the company said on Tuesday. The partners will also kickstart a program to help developers create, publish and sell Xbox One games...
  • Microsoft XBox 360 price slashed in India by Rs 3000; now available for Rs 21,990 April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft India today slashed the price of its gaming console XBox 360 250GB by 12 per cent to Rs 21,990. It has also reduced the price of the XBox 360 250GB Kinect by 8.3 per cent to Rs 31,990. "We...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million mark April 18, 2014

    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 on November...
  • Microsoft counts on shooter game Titanfall to boost Xbox One sales March 11, 2014

    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 that...
  • Man runs back into his burning house to save Xbox January 29, 2014

    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 biggerthanexpected profits, no word on new CEO January 24, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft posted a biggerthanexpected 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 fivemonth...
  • Microsoft says it sold 3 million Xbox One units in 2013 January 7, 2014

    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 yearend figures...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year December 31, 2013

    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 ever,...
  • Xbox One: Microsoft sells over 2 million units in first 18 days December 12, 2013

    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 apps...
  • Microsoft Xbox One review: Goes further than the PS4, integrates regular live TV December 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Xbox One won't quite replace your TV settop 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 November 27, 2013

    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 highpowered video games. Perhaps you weren't one of those eager fans who waited in line at midnight to get first crack at the new...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? November 24, 2013

    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 November 23, 2013

    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 bigscreen TV. But most early buyers will want to...
  • Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours November 23, 2013

    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 firstday...