Category Archives: Windows 8
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 21:34 GMT
Windows Store paid-game downloads were up 34.12% in November, according to Microsoft with total downloads in November hitting 1,311,209. In October, 72.12% of all paid downloads were games, according to TechCrunch which predicts paid downloads for November could eventually total 1.82 million on the Windows Store. Free game downloads were also up by 13.41% in November with 16,744,484 downloaded. In November, Microsoft announced that more than 1,000 games had been brought to the Windows 8 platform due to Unity engine support.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 04:20 GMT
Project Spark beta registrations are now live for the PC version, after seeing a delay in October. Windows 8 users can sign up here and Xbox One testing is scheduled for January. Project Spark is out next year on both systems and you can watch the intro video here if you missed it earlier today.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 02:20 GMT
Microsoft is said to be planning a system called Threshold to bring together its currently disparate Windows PC, Windows Phone and Xbox One operating systems.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 | 20:52 GMT
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 | 15:10 GMT
Windows Phone users can now download the free SmartGlass app for Xbox One. It’s 13MB in size, and basically acts as a remote with keyboard support for the console. Quite a few games will also make use of the app in some fashion. iOS and Android versions are expected this holiday season.
Sat, Nov 09, 2013 | 18:29 GMT
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 12:08 GMT
Microsoft’s hunt for Steve Ballmer’s CEO position is still up for grabs, but sources close to the matter have apparently said that former Nokia boss Stephen Elop is formulating his plans ahead of joining the company. Whether or not he’ll get the CEO position remains to be seen however.
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 10:34 GMT
Xbox One’s Kinect sensor was the focus of a recent GDC Next session which saw Microsoft’s senior program manager Ben Lower showcase the device’s wider potential beyond games. He promised that the device will offer a, “new level of realism.”
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 04:03 GMT
Tiny Death Star is the first Star Wars game released under the Disney banner, and it looks like a blast.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 13:35 BST
Rayman Fiesta Run, the sequel to Jungle Run, has been dated for iOS, Android, and Windows: you can get your hands on it from November 8. The game features 75 new stages, 4 worlds, and boss battles, alongside Perfect Run and Invasion modes. It’ll set you back the princely sum of £1.99.