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  • Microsoft CES keynote video and audio posted in entirety

    Microsoft’s posted up its entire CES keynote from last night in video form (thanks, JL). If you’re visually challenged in any way, Nelson’s posted up the full audio of last night’s Microsoft keynote at CES – get it here.

  • Mad Jobs called Ballmer over Bungie sale

    Former Xbox exec Ed Fries has told Develop that Apple head Steve Jobs made a personal, angry phone call to Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer after Bungie sold out to the Windows firm in 2000.

  • Ballmer excited over Kinect, calls it the “next generation” of Xbox 360

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is so excited over Kinect, he’s declared the motion sensor to be the “next generation of the Xbox 360″.

  • Microsoft formally announces Bach and Allard departures

    Microsoft has issued a formal statement regarding the departures of Robbie Bach and J Allard, along with the transition plan for Don Mattrick and Andy Lees – who will now report to CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Ballmer: Natal is “the most exciting product we’ll bring to market this year”

    Here it comes. Microsoft super-boss Steve Ballmer’s playing hard-sell with Natal on a current tour of South America, pegging the motion-sensing system as one of the firm’s biggest deals in 2010.

  • Ballmer hints around about future forms of Xbox 360, talks cloud

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been chatting again, and you know what that means – speculative Xbox 360 talk. This time, it has to do with new forms of the console, along with changing price points.

  • CES: Microsoft keynote gets the visual treatment

    Look! Whats that in the sky? Is it a bird? A plane? Jack Bauer? No, it’s Microsoft’s CES keynote. You got the audio earlier, but why stop there? Try watching it.

  • Microsoft CES Keynote audio now available

    Nelson’s posted up the audio of Microsoft’s CES keynote held in Las Vegas last night. Get it here. Go, go! You get to hear Ballmer announce Game Room for spring, Natal for the Holidays and that the 360 has sold over 39 million units.

  • MS: “We have no plans to introduce a Blu-Ray drive for the Xbox 360″

    Xbox Live director of programning Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson has posted on his blog that Microsoft has “no plans” to introduce a Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360. It comes as earlier this morning, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to have confirmed that an add-on for the 360 would be forthcoming. However, Hyrb says […]

  • Ballmer: 360 will get “Blu-ray drives as accessories”

    Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has told Gizmodo that Xbox 360 is to make use of add-on Blu-ray drives. Addressing the format in an interview with the site, Ballmer said: “Well I don’t know if we need to put Blu-ray in there – you’ll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories, can get Blu-ray drives as […]

  • Ballmer apology: “I confused the issue with my poorly chosen words”

    Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has apologised for his comments at the The Executive’s Club of Chicago last week claiming that a new 360 SKU would be release in 2010. “I confused the issue with my poorly chosen words,” he said in a statement to IGN. “There is no news in my comments. Things are as reported […]

  • Ballmer – New Xbox in 2010: Greenberg and Nelson – No there isn’t

    God’s sake. To cut a very long-winded story short, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer said at The Executive’s Club of Chicago last night that a new Xbox 360 will hit the store shelves in 2010. The machine, said Ballmer, is to have a “natural interface,” with built-in camera with the ability to recognize movement and voice. The […]

  • Steve Ballmer makes impromptu Zune HD showing, people faint

    Jesus. Steve Ballmer whipped out his Zune HD for Engadget at D7, showing off some video and the touchscreen. Those journos will be doing sex wee over that for years. Salute them with page impressions.

  • Ballmer: “Pay attention to the stuff we’re announcing in the next month on Xbox”

    It’s so on. Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer said in Dallas today that the coming month – i.e. E3 – is one to watch for Mr 360. “Pay attention to the stuff we’re announcing in the next month on Xbox,” he said. What’s he talking about? If the 50 billion current rumours are to be believed, […]

  • CES 09 attendance to be 15-20% down, says Pachter

    Speaking to, Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter says he expects attendance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to be 15 to 20 percent down on last year. “I expect it to be down 15 – 20% this year, but still crowded,” he said. “I cover Best Buy and Netflix, so am looking […]

  • “Xbox Live is going gangbusters,” says Ballmer

    Microsoft super-boss Steve Ballmer reckons Xbox Live is doing the business for the firm, and that Xbox in general is a “home run.” “If you ask me, Xbox Live is going gangbusters,” he told the Mercury News. “The console is selling well.” Ballmer added: “I certainly would say the work that we’ve done around Xbox […]

  • Ballmer: Microsoft supports Blu-ray

    Leaping monkey-man and Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has confirmed that the corp is now behind Blu-ray, following an FT interview last night with a Sony exec that said the same. “We’ve already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on,” […]