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Wed, Sep 14, 2011 | 20:44 BST
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during his keynote at BUILD today in California, that there have already been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8 developer preview which launched yesterday evening. The preview comes with the new interface, better desktop performance, and a new interface for tablets called Metro. MS also confirmed yesterday Xbox Live would be included with W8, with more details to be announced at a later date. The Windows 8 developer preview can be downloaded here. Thanks, Newowin.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 22:03 BST
Reports that Microsoft is set to launch a brand new Xbox Music service are “inaccurate,” the company has told VG247.
Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | 13:35 BST
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be delivering the pre-show keynote at CES, which is scheduled for January 10-13 in Las Vegas.
Wed, May 11, 2011 | 19:14 BST
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 | 11:53 GMT
Fri, Jan 07, 2011 | 20:42 GMT
Jose Pinero, Microsoft’s senior director of PR for Entertainment Services, has said the company will do well to meet the demand for Kinect at retail for the next two months.
Fri, Jan 07, 2011 | 21:49 GMT
Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer has hinted that Windows PCs may get Kinect support in the future.
Thu, Jan 06, 2011 | 09:54 GMT
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 13:29 BST
Tue, Oct 05, 2010 | 19:51 BST
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is so excited over Kinect, he’s declared the motion sensor to be the “next generation of the Xbox 360″.
Tue, May 25, 2010 | 20:59 BST
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.
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 | 07:10 BST
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.
Sat, Mar 06, 2010 | 18:23 GMT
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.
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 08:48 GMT
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Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 23:28 BST
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 was actually referring to accessories for the PC.
“During an interview yesterday, Steve Ballmer was asked about Blu-Ray and the Xbox 360. I wanted to clear something up. Steve was referring to Blu-Ray accessories for the PC. As we have said in the past, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-Ray drive for the Xbox 360.”
Consider the matter closed.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 08:56 BST
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 accessories.”
“I think mostly the future of movies is on-demand, actually, as opposed to distribution via physical media. So we’re just gonna keep driving forward and try to make it the best entertainment — overall entertainment, not just gaming, but overall entertainment experience we can.”
Mini megaton for Thursday morning. Find the full thing through the link.
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 | 11:13 BST
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 after E3. Sorry.”
It has been rumoured that a more powerful and perhaps Natal-integrated Xbox 360 was on the way. We can now hopefully lay those finally to rest.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 15:01 BST
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 internet, obviously, went nuts, causing Xbox product boss Aaron Greenberg to get on the phone to various sites (including Destructoid) to say in no uncertain terms:
“I can tell you that we are not launching a new console in 2010.”
He added: “We’re not going to have to require customers to reinvest in an entirely new platform,” he says. “We’re able to add [Project Natal] on top of what’s already there.”
And: “This will work with your Xbox 360 if you’re buying one today, a year from now, [or] if you bought one at launch.”
Nelson also threw in his tuppence, saying, “We are not even halfway through the current console generation lifecycle and believe Xbox 360 will be the entertainment center in the home for long into the next decade.
“Project Natal will be an important part of this platform, but we have not confirmed a launch date at this time.”
So what was Ballmer talking about? A new 360 SKU with integrated Natal, probably, although Greenberg insisted in the wake of his comments that Natal’s route to market hasn’t been finalised in terms of time or method.
Back to DEFCON 3. Unlock the mountain.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 18:55 BST
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.