Microsoft has a lot they want to talk about at this Consumer Electronics Show: Their big Kinect sales numbers, the future of that tech, their new phone. But they also have a few things they're not keen to discuss.
Microsoft is bringing its Game Room retro collection to the Windows Phone 7, starting with Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe and Shao-Lin Road. What does Game Room gaming look like on a mobile phone? Let's take a look.
Fable Coin Golf was the oddest of the games Microsoft showed in Las Vegas today, all slated to come to the Windows Phone 7 ... (you know, Microsoft's answer to the iPhone.) Check out the reel of upcoming games.
Enthusiasm for Microsoft's Game Room, to be polite, well, plateaued soon after its spring debut. It'd be a shame if its 12th update is the last, because hackers say one of the best early-80s arcade games is due to hit.
Krome Studios, the Australian developer behind Ty the Tasmanian Tiger and more recently the Xbox 360's Game Room, has shut down, online reports are suggesting.
Konami's Time Pilot headlines the latest Game Pack release for the Xbox Live Game Room, which just went live today. It's joined by Asteroids, Space Duel, and four other Intellivision and Atari 2600 titles.
After a brief delay (and scary sounding update) in the flow of updates to Microsoft's Game Room virtual arcade for Xbox 360 and Games For Windows, things appear to be officially hunky-dory.
According to a Tweet from Microsoft's European Xbox Live editor, the next round of content for Microsoft's virtual arcade Game Room has been delayed "until further notice."
New games will be added to the Xbox Live Game Room on a weekly basis - but those updates won't begin until late April, according to a community manager in an official forum.
I just got an arcade in my basement. It's two floors of rooms, some themed to my favorite game makers, others made to look like a dungeon castle, a westen theme and even a room straight out of the 80s.
Someone picked apart the resource file for the Microsoft Game Room - the PC version of the Xbox Game Room that launched this week - and found a curious Star Wars image that doesn't seem to fit anything.
The retro-friendly Game Room hit the Xbox 360 early this morning somewhat out of whack, not allowing gamers to actually enter the arcade.
Microsoft's virtual space, Game Room, for hanging out and gaming has gone live for both Xbox 360 and Games for Windows. The early morning Game Room launch is fraught with tech issues.
Microsoft gets its Xbox Live Block Party started right, scheduling the weekly releases of Toy Soldiers, Scrap Metal, Perfect Dark, and Game Room, with a chance for players to score Microsoft points and a month of Xbox Live Gold.
One of the biggest potential stumbling points for the 360's (and PC's!) Game Room - having to secure an endless stream of ESRB ratings - has been solved in a fairly unique way by Microsoft.
When the Xbox 360 gets its Game Room later this year, players will have to repopulate the arcade with titles no matter what they have already purchased through Xbox Live, Game Informer reports.
Microsoft's reveal of an Xbox 360 & PC "Game Room" is one of the bigger surprises of CES, but also surprising is the revelation of the development team behind the retro arcade store/service.
Microsoft confirmed last night it was bringing the Game Room virtual hang out space to Xbox 360 and Games For Windows this year, an online arcade and—ahem—virtual console for your Xbox Avatar. What games will Xbox 360 owners get?