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Weekend Reading, March 22nd edition – Batman, Pandora and United Join Windows Phone App Family
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft Research being recognized by Computerworld, the arrival of Pandora on Windows Phone, an update to the Kinect for Windows SDK and a shark with a taste for ducks. Pandora is here. Let there be rock. And punk, and blues...
22 Mar 2013
“Gears of War: Judgment” Unleashed on Xbox 360
The long wait for hordes of “Gears of War” fans is over. “Gears of War: Judgment” is here! The latest installment of the award-winning franchise hit stores at just after midnight. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War: Judgment” immerses fans in the...
19 Mar 2013
Xbox 360 Extends Win Streak to 12 Straight Months with Banner Holiday Sales
With a strong holiday sales period finishing a banner year, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 ended 2011 as the best-selling current-generation console in the U.S., outselling the second-place console by more than 2.7 million units, according to The NPD Group. The strong December capped an impressive year...
12 Jan 2012
The Microsoft Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
The office hallways are starting to empty out, the kids are out of school for the holiday break and there’s a festive feeling in the air. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, it can be easy to get a little frantic. But as the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says: “...
20 Dec 2011
Poll: What Xbox 360 Game Are You Most Jazzed About this Holiday Season?
The holidays are upon us, which means lots of new exciting game titles for the hit Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360 gaming systems. What we at Microsoft want to know is, what game do you hope to unwrap this holiday season? <a href="http://www.zoomerang.com/">Online Surveys - Zoomerang.com<...
12 Dec 2011
Xbox 360 Sells Nearly 1M Consoles in Biggest Week in Xbox History
Entering the seventh year of its lifecycle, Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the hit digital entertainment system, selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. Sales highlights in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday include: ·...
29 Nov 2011
No. 1 U.S. Console Streak Continues for Xbox 360 with Biggest October Ever
Xbox 360 turned in the most successful October on record, maintaining its lead in the current-generation console market for 16 out of the last 17 months. October 2011 highlights from The NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks the digital entertainment industry, include: ·...
11 Nov 2011
Xbox 360 Takes the No. 1 Console Spot in the U.S. - Again
Xbox 360 is on a serious roll. Today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 continued its reign over its competitors in September and has now sold more units in the U.S. than any other console for 15 of the past 16 months. The popular digital entertainment system is now poised to finish 2011 as the...
13 Oct 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 30th Edition–Windows Phone 7.5 Starts Rolling Out, Microsoft & Samsung Broaden Their Smartphone Partnership and Office Web Apps Launches New Features
The big news this week out of Microsoft was the start of the roll out of Windows Phone 7.5. However, the company also made significant announcements focused on a new, broader smartphone partnership with Samsung and the release of new features for Office Web Apps. Oh, yeah – Gears of War 3 is also...
30 Sep 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 23rd Edition–Bing Celebrates Fall, Rethinking the Windows Boot Experience and “Gears of War 3” Launches, plus the Rustock Botnet, Windows Live and Windows Phone
This edition of Weekend Reading is chock full of Microsoft news, including stories on the introduction of video on the Bing home page, re-engineering the boot experience on Windows 8 and the highly anticipated release of “Gears of War 3” for the Xbox 360. Bing home page springs to life...
23 Sep 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 16th Edition–A Quick BUILD Recap, Xbox LIVE Coming to Windows 8, AT&T Debuts a New Windows Phone Lineup and Bing Launches Adaptive Search
News from the BUILD conference dominated news out of Microsoft this week, including a developer preview of the next version of the Windows operating system – codenamed Windows 8 , Visual Studio 11 and Windows Server 8 . That said, Microsoft made plenty of news outside of BUILD this week too. Check...
16 Sep 2011
Xbox 360 Continues its Reign as Top Console in the U.S.
Xbox 360 continued its lead over competing video-game consoles in August and has now sold more units in the U.S. than any other console for 14 of the past 15 months. August 2011 highlights from the NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks the video-game industry, include: ·...
8 Sep 2011
Xbox 360 Leads U.S. Console Market for Seventh Consecutive Month
Xbox 360 led the U.S. console market for the seventh consecutive month and has sold more units in the U.S. than any other console for 13 of the past 14 months. Though the video-game console and software market has slowed industry wide, Xbox 360 remains on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history...
11 Aug 2011
Xbox Builds on E3 Momentum & Nabs No. 1 Spot in U.S. Yet Again
What a month it’s been for Xbox! First, Microsoft announced major plans for the world’s best-selling entertainment hub at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, including new game titles from blockbuster franchises like Halo, Gears of War and Call of Duty. Also at E3, the...
13 Jun 2011
Microsoft E3 2011 Roundup–Halo, Gears of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, UFC and YouTube on Xbox Live and Bing Voice Search on Kinect
Microsoft kicked off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on Monday with an intense presentation of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the next installment in the hit game franchise. Want to know how intense? Check out this video in the Xbox newsroom on the Microsoft News Center . In addition...
7 Jun 2011
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