Looks like Microsoft has laid off quite a few people at its Vancouver-based studio that was responsible for developing a core Kinect shooter.
For Microsoft, the E3 2011 recipe read much like E3 2010's—Kinect, and lots of it. The head of Microsoft's Game Studios noted the company's focus on the device and said at some time in the future, all first-party games from the Xbox 360 maker will include Kinect support.
After launching out of the starting gate with an impressive collection of titles the release of quality Xbox Live-enabled games for the Windows Phone 7 slowed to a trickle. Now Microsoft speeds things up a bit with six weeks of "Must-Have" Windows Phone games, and what better way to increase velocity than with the…
Xbox 360 owners looking to use their Kinect controller to do some hands-free killing may want to pay attention to what young Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver is currently working on—a new "core AAA shooter experience using Kinect."
With two civilizations under its belt, Robot Entertainment tags in Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games to handle further development of Microsoft's eagerly anticipated strategy game Age of Empires Online. What gives?
Code name Class3 is not an action game with zombie targets. It's an open-world zombie survival game, and it's coming to the Xbox Live Arcade courtesy of Undead Labs and Microsoft Game Studios.
Age of Empires Online is a free-to-play online game, but every free-to-play game needs to make money somehow. Kotaku spoke to members of the game's development team about the newly-unveiled Egyptian civilization and how gamers can pay to play.
It looks as if the studio that brought us Xbox Live's 1 Vs. 100 has a new episodic game show in the works, as beta test emails go out for Microsoft Game Studios' Full House Poker.
The Xbox 360 finally has its motion-based sports game. Packed with six sports, ten if you include all of the events of track and field, Kinect Sports drops you controller-free into an eclectic mix of athleticism.
Don't mistake Kinectimals for a Nintendogs clone. This is the closest the Kinect launch has to a traditional video game, one that eight year old girls are going to coo at.
Kinect Adventures is the game that every Kinect owner will soon be playing. That's because it's the one that comes with the hardware. So it should give players a taste of what they can expect from Xbox 360 motion gaming.
Back in August we learned that the popular strategy series Age of Empires would return as, oddly, a colorful online game. Odd? Let's look at 2011's Age Of Empires Online in action, shot today in Manhattan.
The current home of all things Halo, 343 Industries, is working with Powerhouse Animation Studios—responsible for the animation in Risk: Factions—on a new, ongoing Halo-themed animated series dubbed Apt. 117. Maybe you'll think it's funny?
People were already starting to line-up this morning in New York's Times Square for the official launch of Bungie's Halo: Reach.
The people who publish Age of Empires and Halo Wars have a secret real-time strategy title in the works for Games For Windows Live, which Microsoft Games Studios is calling "Project S." Other people are alpha testing it now.
While my favorite Kinect game of the show was most certainly Dance Central, the game that had me jumping up and down on an imaginary river raft was my number two choice.
Alan Wake promises to deliver a new style of storytelling to the Xbox 360: A "psychological thriller", "riveting plot", "multilayered character interactions", all bullet points that scream: This game could be really bad.