Windows 8

Xbox eReader app could be in development at Microsoft – report

Microsoft could be hiring for a new Xbox-branded reading app that supports news, comics, books and magazines.

6 years ago

Windows 8 headlines

  • Windows 8 gaining traction with Steam users, Windows 7 still most popular OS

    It appears Windows 8 is gaining traction with Steam users, as the latest hardware survey points out. According to Valve’s statistics, W8 is installed on 20% of machines using the Steam service, which is more than Linux and Mac users combined – accounting for 4.63%. Windows 7 is still the most popular OS with the […]

    6 years ago
  • Halo: Spartan Assault will be getting Xbox 360 controller support later this week

    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 […]

    6 years ago
  • Microsoft trailers Kinect's sign-language capability

    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.

    6 years ago
  • Unity enters deal with Microsoft for Xbox One, W8 platform support

    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 […]

    6 years ago
  • Microsoft's focus will remain away from PC games

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • Windows 8 blamed for biggest quarterly decline in PC shipments on record

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Xbox Windows 8 apps updated this week

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • Unity 4.2 supports development for Windows 8 store

    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.

    7 years ago
  • World Series of Poker: Full House Pro announced for XBLA, Windows 8

    World Series of Poker: Full House Pro has been announced by Microsoft for Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8.

    7 years ago
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX munching its way towards Windows 8

    Namco Bandai today announced the release of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on Windows 8 and Windows RT operating machines.

    7 years ago
  • Windows 8 sees 60 million sales since launch, Microsoft talks stats

    Windows 8 has been purchased 60 million times in just ten weeks. That’s the stats coming from Microsoft today via CES.

    7 years ago
  • Competition is good where Windows 8 is concerned, says Rebellion CEO

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Windows 8 hasn't been a hit with PC gamers, according to NPD

    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, […]

    7 years ago
  • The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running video shows the game on Windows 8

    A new gameplay trailer for The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running has been released by Microsoft. Heading exclusively to Windows 8, the Other Ocean developed title is based on the Twisted Pixel game, The Gunstringer, which was released for Kinect last September. A release date has not been set.

    7 years ago
  • Windows 8: 40 million licenses sold so far, says Microsoft

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Windows 8: 431 GOG.com titles now compatible

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Windows 8 sales 'below internal projections', source claims

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Windows boss departs Microsoft following the launch of Surface and Windows 8

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Direct X 11.1 is Windows 8 exclusive, no plans to retrofit

    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.

    7 years ago

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