Category Archives: Games for Windows
Thu, Dec 06, 2012 | 02:22 GMT
Xbox Live Arcade puzzler ilomilo is now available on the Windows 8 store, rejoicing in the new appellation of ilomilo plus, although sadly still lacking in proper capitalisation. This PC and tablet version has two new chapters packed with puzzles and story and supports control pads, touch screen or mouse and keyboard controls. It’ll set you back $7. Why should you check out ilomilo? Because it’s really fun to say out loud at high speed in an alien voice. Ilomiloilomiloilomiloilomilo.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 21:54 GMT
Microsoft Game Studios is now a “multi-format” studio, according to VP of Interactive Entertainment Business Phil Harrison, who said the firm has more competitors in the marketplace now, than just rival console makers.
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 | 11:56 GMT
Windows 8 has received a bit of a bashing lately from several developers, including Valve’s Gabe Newell. Several developers have come together via Eurogamer to discuss the problems at hand with Microsoft’s new operating system.
Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 01:24 GMT
Croteam chief technical officer Alen Ladavac has spoken out strongly against Microsoft’s Windows 8 certification system, which he believes represents a dangerous step towards the world of console gaming.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 | 00:16 BST
Microsoft has reversed its decision to block all PEGI 18+ rated games on the Windows Store.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 | 11:18 BST
Windows 8 marketplace will not stock mature rated games in Europe, Microsoft has revealed. File this one under ‘shooting itself in the foot’, if true.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 | 02:39 BST
Microsoft has clarified its stance on Microsoft Points, Windows 8 and Xbox Live.
Mon, Oct 08, 2012 | 12:08 BST
Microsoft is doing away with MS Points on Windows 8 and potentially Xbox 360 in favour of real currency, a new report has suggested.
Mon, Oct 01, 2012 | 03:18 BST
Indie Royale currently have The Octoberfest Bundle up for purchase on their site. The bundle includes Hector: Badge of Carnage, Chime, The Adventures of Shuggy, Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! and The Network plus bonus game The Witch’s Yarn.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 | 17:19 BST
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria developer Blizzard has revealed that is pro-Windows 8, and has stated that it will expand to the Microsoft OS once it launches.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 | 09:09 BST
With twelve hours left to go Planetary Annihilation has already brought in $2 million in funding on Kickstarter.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 | 02:57 BST
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 | 01:29 BST
This weekend Trion Worlds has made Rift free play to all, from the 14th – 16th. Meaning new players can get a chance to see what it’s like, but more importantly, old players can be drawn back in.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 | 02:37 BST
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 retained its chart-topping position in this week’s report on Xbox Live activity. Until Madden NFL 2013 fires up we can probably expect the charts to remain fairly static; you’ll notice this one bears a marked resemblance to last week’s. And the week before. And the week before that. The Arcade chart has more to offer, though; the long-awaited Dust: An Elysian Tail is in at second place behind the perennial Minecraft.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 14:00 BST
Gabe Newell recently expressed his concern over Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, referring to it as “kind of a catastrophe.” In a recent GI.Biz article, other PC developers have shared similar concern, including DayZ developer Dean “Rocket” Hall.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 | 14:49 BST
Microsoft has updated its Xbox Live content schedule, and the releases kick off today with a sale on Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Da Vinci Disappearance and Kinectimals, while Raving Rabbids Alive and Kicking and Prototype 2 both hit Games on Demand. Tomorrow, Wreckateer releases, and we also have dates for Nike+ Kinect Training, Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 | 17:22 BST
Capcom has announced patch 1.02 for Street Fighter x Tekken has been released on Steam and Games for Windows Live. The patch addresses the rollback and sound quality issues affecting online play, and also introduces the gem selector menu for quicker menu surfing. The next patch will go right into update 1.05, which should also address the freeze issue that occurs when the knife from Rolento’s Stinger hits a normal projectile. No exact date is set, but the team has already begun work on implementing the update into the PC version.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 19:54 BST
Modern Warfare 3 once again topped the XBL chart for the week of June 4 and Minecraft remained at number two. The top arcade title played was once again Minecraft, the most played indie title was, again, CastleMiner Z followed by CastleMiner and like last week, GTA IV topped the GFWL list, followed by Age of Empires Online and Arkham City. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say it was the same list – again – with a few shakeups here and there. Get the full thing below. Via Major Nelson.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 05:10 BST
Microsoft marketing boss Yusuf Mehdi has said Xbox Live is leaving hardware behind to become a major force in Microsoft’s broader strategy.
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 19:25 BST
Modern Warfare 3 has once again topped the XBL chart for most players online for the week of May 14. Also once again, the most played game in the Arcade division was Minecraft, followed by Trials Evolution and The Walking Dead. The most played indie title was CastleMiner Z followed by CastleMiner and GTA IV topped the GFWL list, followed by Age of Empires Online and Arkham City. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say it was the same list. Hit up the Major for the rest.