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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.


Inside Microsoft's Model Shop: Prototyping The Future

It’s a beautiful day in Redmond…and that’s odd. Seattle is widely renowned as the rain capital of the US, with 266 out of the 365 days of the year bringing cloudy skies. But not today: it’s a postcard. But despite the conditions, the residents of Studio B on Microsoft’s sprawling Redmond campus couldn’t care less about the weather: they’re busy inside; printing, sculpting, moulding and lasering all the new products Microsoft is about to release. This is the Model Shop.


Microsoft, Please Don't Give Up On The Future

It wasn’t long ago that Microsoft started a bold charge into future. A new touch-friendly operating system, a transforming, first party tablet-computer, a game console designed not just to play games but to take over your TV. But now, Microsoft is in full retreat, and we’re at risk of losing all the great stuff that it risked so much to accomplish.


Microsoft Just Won't Stop Making The Xbox One Worse

The Xbox One is a fine machine — great even — but it’s nothing compared to what it was supposed to be. Reluctant backtrack after reluctant backtrack has left us a box that does a shadow of what it might have done. And with a new Kinect-free Xbox One bundle, Microsoft is fully burying those dreams and all but spitting on the grave.


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