Tag Archives: windows 8
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 | 19:41 BST
Halo: Spartan Assault will be getting Xbox 360 controller support this week. The free update also comes with five new missions for the Windows 8 exclusive, and also nixes microtransactions included with the original version of the game. Called Operation Hydra, you can download the update through the Windows Store on August 29. A demo will also be made available on August 30. Thanks, Shack.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 10:43 BST
Microsoft has released a new video that showcases current-gen Kinect’s ability to understand sign-language and transcribe it into text. The tech is currently proficient in American and Chinese, but has the potential to extend to other languages.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 21:43 BST
Unity Technologies announced today during Build Conference in San Francisco that it has added Xbox One support for Kinect, SmartGlass support to its development tools and has also extended its commitment to Windows 8 the W8 Phone. The Xbox One version of the game engine will also feature cloud computing support, and developers being published by Microsoft Studios will be able to use Unity free. The firm will release the commercial version of its Store Add-on for Windows later this summer, and it will also be waiving the $1,500 license fee for licensed Unity Pro 4 developers as part of its Microsoft deal. Thanks, GI International.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 00:13 BST
Microsoft has announced 15 exclusive games coming to the Xbox One in its first year but PC gamers aren’t likely to see all of that content. When asked about Microsoft’s Window’s 8 gaming strategy, Matt Booty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms, said, “We have got everything from very, very casual games, like our very much improved and reimagined Solitaire, all the way to graphically complicated games like The Harvest.”
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 16:59 BST
PC shipments have suffered the worst quarterly decline since records began. That’s the finding of a new report published by global market firm IDC.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 00:02 GMT
The Xbox Games and Xbox SmartGlass apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT will be updated this week. The Xbox Games app should run faster, and provide simpler access to recently-played games and associated DLC, as well as more obvious trailers and screenshots and the ability to send messages to Xbox Live friends. The Xbox SmartGlass app will stay awake while you’re using the second screen function, and will benefit from an updated controller layout as well as some stability fixes. More details are available on Major Nelson’s blog.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 17:34 GMT
Unity 4.2 will come with functionality that one can only assume some folks were clamoring for: the ability to create apps for the Windows Store in Windows 8 and RT.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 15:40 GMT
World Series of Poker: Full House Pro has been announced by Microsoft for Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 | 17:29 GMT
Namco Bandai today announced the release of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on Windows 8 and Windows RT operating machines.
Wed, Jan 09, 2013 | 11:09 GMT
Windows 8 has been purchased 60 million times in just ten weeks. That’s the stats coming from Microsoft today via CES.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 | 22:35 GMT
Jason Kingsley, CEO for Rebellion who have Sniper Elite and Alien vs. Predator among the titles they’ve developed, is in the mind that having another platform like Windows 8 is a positive thing, encouraging diversity in both hardware and games.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 21:49 GMT
Windows 8 hasn’t been the shot in arm of PC gaming it was expected to be, according to NPD Group. The firm’s analyst Stephen Baker told Digital Trends that while the new OS hasn’t “made the market any worse,” it also hasn’t provided any stimulation. “It hasn’t provided the impetus to sales everybody hoped for, he said. It probably didn’t help matters having so many high profile developers publicly declare their skepticism for the new operating system. According to a recent Steam survey, .44% of Steam users are running Windows 8, which equates to 237,600 users out of the 54 million registered Steam accounts. Microsoft announced in November it sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since its October 26 launch; however, a research firm found only 15 million PC owners were using it. Via Gamespot.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 16:12 GMT
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 11:40 GMT
Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the operating system launched on October 26th. However, a research firm has claimed that only 15 million PC owners are actually using it. Get the details below.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 | 17:18 GMT
GOG.com has been making its wares Windows 8 compliant, and has ensured that some 431 games on offer are compatible with Microsoft’s latest operating system. The digital store has issued a statement on the matter where it has discussed the switch in detail. Check it out here.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 06:11 GMT
Windows 8 sales have been called ‘disappointing’ by Microsoft, according to an alleged tipster who has also suggested that sales of the operating system are below company projections. Get the details below.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 10:47 GMT
Windows boss Steve Sinofsky has left Microsoft just days after the launch of Surface and Windows 8. Sinofsky’s departure is effective immediately, bringing a sudden end to his 23 years at the corporation.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | 11:01 GMT
Windows 8 is to receive Direct X 11.1 exclusively, with no plans to make it available for older versions of Microsoft’s OS. In response to the company’s position, a Microsoft employee has discussed the move on its official forum.
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.