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  • ‘Halo 5: Guardians’: Microsoft targets fall 2015 release

     
    Master Chief is returning, and he's more conflicted than ever. “Halo 5: Guardians” will be coming to Microsoft's Xbox One […]...
  • Smart Promo: Why Ubisoft's 'Watch Dogs' Campaign is the Right Way to Launch a New Game Franchise

    Has the videogame industry finally figured out how to promote its tentpole titles to the masses? Publishers have long known how to court hardcore gamers with new releases -- hyping them through publications and blogs like Game Informer and Kotaku,...
  • Xbox One Drops to $399 in June, Gives Free Access to Netflix, HBO Go, Other Apps

    Microsoft said Tuesday it will offer a version of its Xbox One videogame console for $399 without the Kinect motion control sensor starting June 9 in all markets, and give Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners access to entertainment apps like Netflix and HBO Go...
  • Netflix Remains King of Bandwidth Usage, While YouTube Declines

    Netflix, already the biggest single driver of Internet bandwidth, boosted its share of peak broadband traffic on North American broadband networks in March 2014, according to a new report. The No. 1 subscription VOD service accounted for 34.2% of all...
  • Why Google Wants to Hitch Twitch and YouTube

    Google is poised to get its mitts on Twitch. But the billion-dollar acquisition isn't just about live-streaming videogame play, as robust as Twitch's large and fast-growing audience is. In the long run, the deal would pave the way for YouTube to...
  • Former Xbox Exec Paul Davidson to Expand The Orchard into Film and TV

    The Orchard has turned to Paul Davidson to help the company grow its film and television distribution business. Davidson, a former executive at Microsoft's Xbox division as well as with traditional Hollywood ventures such as New Line Cinema, Fox, ABC,...
  • Fox Upgrades Video App to Add Personalized Show Recommendations

    Fox Broadcasting has released a new version of its Fox Now video app for Apple devices that suggests shows users might want to watch based on their preferences and viewing history -- a feature designed to keep people watching more video. The 2.0...
  • If Clippers lose under Ballmer, will there be a blue screen of death?

    It figures that the guy who reportedly won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers is the only Fortune 500 chief executive known for his vertical leap. Steve Ballmer was known for his, ahem, unbridled enthusiasm as chief executive of Microsoft. A...
  • Microsoft Focuses on Games to Boost Interest in the Xbox One

    Oh yeah, we have games, too. After spending much of its resources launching the Xbox One videogame console last year, Microsoft turned the spotlight away from hardware and all on games that will become available on the next-generation system later this...
  • Steve Ballmer 'personable,' 'intense,' but legacy at Microsoft mixed

    Steve Ballmer 'personable,' 'intense,' but legacy at Microsoft mixed
    That Steve Ballmer is buying a sports franchise is no surprise to anyone who worked with him over the many decades he was at Microsoft. As a boy, born and raised in Detroit, he badly wanted to play basketball, but ended up a manager for his high...
  • Nintendo Revs Up Much Needed Hit with 'Mario Kart 8′

    Nintendo has a much-needed hit with "Mario Kart 8," the latest installment in its racing franchise that lets players compete on a variety of tracks with the company's iconic characters. Released exclusively for the Wii U, the game sold more than 1.2...