Nothing Says Windows 8 Quite Like Anime Schoolgirls

Microsoft and anime girls are not strangers in Japan. In fact, you could say that Microsoft and Japanese anime girls are a thing. And not a new thing at that!

For Windows 7, Microsoft had an OS character—or OS-tan, as they're called. OS-tans are anime personifications of operating systems that are created online by… » 10/12/12 4:30am 10/12/12 4:30am

Let's See How Windows 8 Performs Against Windows 7

Unless you have been living under a rock, there is a good chance you have caught wind of Microsoft's latest operating system. Those eager to see what the new OS is all about had their first chance to take a peek back in February when Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. » 8/16/12 11:00am 8/16/12 11:00am

In Japan, Microsoft's Take on Windows 7 Has Been...Different

It's the return of Nanami Madobe! She's the OS character (née OS-tan) for Windows 7. OS-tan is an anime personification of computer operating systems; they're usually created online by fans. Nanami Madobe, however, was the first official OS-tan.


Windows 7 was Windows 7 in Japan—it wasn't any different other than… » 8/15/12 5:40am 8/15/12 5:40am

German Court Orders Microsoft To Stop Selling Xbox 360s

Achtung! A Mannheim court ruled today that Microsoft can no longer sell its Xbox 360 and Windows 7 operating systems in Germany. According to the German judge, this is because Microsoft infringed upon a Motorola patent while using certain video compression software. » 5/02/12 1:30pm 5/02/12 1:30pm

Kinect, Windows Phone, Windows, Office: They All Live Together…

Microsoft kicked off their new global campaign this week, showcasing not a one of their products, but all of them and they managed to squeeze in a little Dance Central too! » 10/18/11 11:30pm 10/18/11 11:30pm

Stay In School, Buy a Windows PC, and Get a Free Xbox 360

Microsoft wants U.S. high school, college, and university students to be productive, but not too productive. That's why they're giving away a free 4GB Xbox 360 to students purchasing a Windows 7 PC priced at $699 or higher. » 5/19/11 12:00pm 5/19/11 12:00pm

How A Game Controller Can Change The Way You Work

We've seen Kinect do some pretty interesting things these past few weeks, but ironically, the most exciting thing we've seen so far is simply using the camera to control Microsoft's Windows 7. » 11/20/10 12:30am 11/20/10 12:30am

Watch the World's Coolest Math Teacher Troubleshoot a Haunted PC

This man is unarguably the greatest math teacher in the history of math teachers. Or at least the greatest at pulling off large-scale video projector pranks that leave you laughing, stunned, and a little bit awed. » 11/01/10 1:01pm 11/01/10 1:01pm

Microsoft: We Are Doubling Down on PC Games

Exactly a year after rolling out Windows 7 with much fanfare, Microsoft seems to be finally remembering the gamers who help make their platform so popular. » 10/25/10 11:00am 10/25/10 11:00am

Windows 7 Overtakes Vista For Hardcore PC Users

Well, here's something we didn't notice last time we checked; it seems Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has already overtaken Windows Vista as a hardcore PC gamer's operating system of choice. » 2/10/10 6:30am 2/10/10 6:30am

R.U.S.E. Gets Touchy-Feely With Windows 7

Ubisoft's upcoming strategy game R.U.S.E. craves your touch, announced as one of the first games to fully support the new multitouch capabilities of Windows 7. » 10/23/09 11:20am 10/23/09 11:20am

This Is Why DiRT 2 PC Was Delayed

Codemasters trotted out the PC version of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 today at the Windows 7 launch in New York, showing off the snazzy DirectX 11 features the game was delayed for. » 10/22/09 10:40am 10/22/09 10:40am

The Good, Bad and Ugly of The Modern Warfare 2 Server Decision

This was a doozy of a week for Kotaku Talk Radio with Totilo, myself and oodles of listeners weighing in on the issue of Modern Warfare 2 and dedicated servers. » 10/21/09 6:00pm 10/21/09 6:00pm

Kotaku Talk Radio: Past, Present and Future of PC Gaming

In this week's episode of Kotaku Talk Radio we'll be talking about PC gaming, where it came from and where it's headed. Are you a PC gamer? A console gamer? Both? » 10/21/09 1:00pm 10/21/09 1:00pm

Windows 7: What Happened to Gaming?

In 2006, then Microsoft Vice President Peter Moore apologized for what he called a dereliction of duty to the company's number one gaming platform: The PC. » 10/19/09 11:47am 10/19/09 11:47am

Stardock: Quick Everybody, Develop For Windows 7!

When Vista was released, few developers really wanted to take advantage of it. Most customers preferred XP, so most developers did, too. But could Windows 7 be different? » 6/18/09 7:30am 6/18/09 7:30am

Microsoft: Windows 7 Great For Games

Do not fear Windows 7. Sure, the tests might show that Windows XP performs better, but Microsoft assures us all that the next version of their operation system will be "great for games". » 2/23/09 1:40pm 2/23/09 1:40pm

So Which Is Faster: XP, Vista Or Windows 7?

Windows 7 is out and up for download, provided you're OK with using a beta operating system. It promises a raft of improvements over Windows Vista, but how's it shaping up for games? » 1/26/09 8:30am 1/26/09 8:30am

What Does Windows 7 Mean To You?

Will the upcoming new version of Windows be yet another Vista for PC gamers to worry about, or will Windows 7 be a boon for the mouse and keyboard set? TechRadar takes a look. » 1/20/09 12:40pm 1/20/09 12:40pm