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Here's The First Trailer For That Halo TV Series

Remember when Microsoft said it was doing a Halo TV series? Nuts, right? Well now, even though Xbox Entertainment has been shuttered, live-action Halo lives on, and this is the first look.


Microsoft Culls 18,000 Staff: Does This Spell The End Of Its Devices?

The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer, Microsoft, prepares to cut its workforce by a massive 18,000. Although Microsoft has not announced where all of these cuts will come from, but 12,500 are expected to be from the newly acquired Nokia mobile business which added an extra 25,000 staff this year to swell Microsoft’s staff numbers to 127,000.


Microsoft Is Already Quitting The Movie And TV Business

As Microsoft sheds employees, it’s also shedding aspirations to produce original content: Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down. Xbox chief Phil Spencer released the news today on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement that it will lay off 18,000 employees.


Watch The Best Game Trailers From E3 This Year

E3 2014 had some huge moments for any avid gamer. There was a pervasive ‘sequel’ theme in the biggest announcements — existing franchises getting a reboot, or a next-gen upgrade, or some new story — but some experimental titles also caught our attention. The next year in gaming looks to be pretty action-packed.


A New Xbox Ad Is Turning On Consoles By Accident

The Xbox One has a new ad starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. Standard. But what is strange is that as he shouts “Xbox On” near its start, consoles around the world are firing up.


Microsoft's E3 XBox Conference: Everything You Need To Know

You’re just waking up. You slept through the Microsoft E3 conference. You need to know stuff. We’ve got you covered. Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We’ve got it all here for you and more. Brace yourself: there was a lot of stuff.


Watch Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference Live Stream Right Here

Microsoft has promised to focus on just the games at this year’s E3 conference, but is that enough to beat out Sony this year? Get in here and find out with us as we watch the live stream!


The Xbox One Gets A Graphics Boost When Devs Ignore Kinect

Say what you will about Microsoft’s decision to give up on packing in the Kinect with its Xbox One (I sure have!) but there’s good news for performance junkies: When Kinect’s out of the picture, the Xbox One gets a 10 per cent boost in graphics power.


Oh, Sweet, You Can Use The Xbox One Controller On PC Now

For all its flaws, I’m a pretty big fan of the Xbox One. But while the voice control can occasionally miss the mark and sometimes the Kinect won’t recognise you, there’s one thing that’s flawless: that controller. And now Microsoft has released the drivers for download so you can use it on PC. I’ve been dreaming of this day for months.


Inside Redmond: Microsoft's City Of Geeks

Over the last three decades, Microsoft has been working. Quietly. Not just on software, hardware and the ongoing mission of a computer in every home, but on a city inside a city. That city now has a new mayor in the form of CEO Satya Nadella, and as a result, the city is going through a revival as more buildings go up and more staff come on to work for One Microsoft, and it’s quite a site to behold. Here’s how the other half lives.