One T-Shirt Isn’t Enough for This Xbox Exec

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer made the rounds in in the slight-casual variation of the Game Exec Wardrobe: blazer, t-shirt, dark-hued jeans. But, eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that Spencer quick-changed his tops as the morning went on. Think he was sweating a lot? » 6/10/13 3:00pm 6/10/13 3:00pm

The Big Xbox One Announcement, in Helpful, Hilarious Abridged Form

If you didn't see any of the Xbox One announcement yesterday, you may be of the impression this morning that Microsoft must have gone on stage and urinated on a picture of Mister Rogers while—wait a minute, was Phil Spencer really wearing two watches? » 5/22/13 11:12am 5/22/13 11:12am

Microsoft and Sony Dodge Questions About the Next Xbox and PlayStation …

As you read this, people are making video games for the next PlayStation and the next Xbox. They have been for many, many weeks. But last week, at E3, where the biggest video game companies were ostensibly talking about the biggest video games on the horizon, not a single soul would officially discuss the PlayStation 4 … » 6/12/12 12:30pm 6/12/12 12:30pm

Microsoft: 'You Do Not Want' an Xbox Smash Bros. Clone

Sony PlayStation will soon have a Smash Bros. clone, a game called PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale that lets its most famous characters beat each other up. Why? Because it was a great idea when Nintendo first let Mario, Link, Samus and the rest of its best heroes beat each other up. » 6/08/12 1:00pm 6/08/12 1:00pm

Eventually, all Microsoft Games will Employ Kinect

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. » 6/11/11 11:00am 6/11/11 11:00am

Microsoft Talks Future of Rare and Lionhead

Microsoft's been on a binder of late, shuttering » 9/26/08 8:00am 9/26/08 8:00am the likes of developer Ensemble Studios. From that, a new developer entity is being created. Just as its other studios seem at risk (namely Lionhead and Rare) for the same corporate reorganization, Microsoft is trying to quell those fears. Regarding both the…

Read The "Ensemble, You're Done Here" Email From Microsoft

Yesterday, Microsoft announced » 9/10/08 7:30am 9/10/08 7:30am that they'd be shuttering renowned developer Ensemble Studios, as soon as they're done developing Halo Wars. As one of the world's premier PC and strategy developers, this was sad, sad news. While Microsoft have outlining the reasons behind the closure, if you'd like, you can click…