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Bloomberg is reporting that Xbox boss turned Zynga CEO Don Mattrick tried to convince his former employer to buy the mobile gaming giant as far back as 2010.
I don’t even want to think about the new hell that would have created on Xbox Live.
Mattrick’s decision to go with Zynga puts EA back at “square one” in its search.
I really don’t understand why Mattrick would pick Zynga over EA.
Microsoft has finally expanded the surprisingly decent Spotify-esque Xbox Music platform beyond the Xbox itself. It’s now available as a web service.
If you sign up right now you get a 30 day free trial. Not bad.
It turns out that former Xbox boss Don Mattrick stepped down from his position to take over as the new CEO of Zynga because he was going to get bumped, anyway.
An anonymous source tells Fast Company that Mattrick was slated to become the leader of a brand new hardware division at Microsoft - a move he saw as a demotion of sorts.
Instead of “taking it”, he simply decided to leave.
Microsoft is planning to release a special edition “gold chrome” Xbox 360 controller. It’s due out in August. No word yet on price or why anyone would want such a gaudy thing.
In what will easily go down as the biggest, “What the fuck?” moment of 2013 as far as gaming news is concerned, Xbox boss Don Mattrick has stepped down from Microsoft to become the new CEO of ailing gaming giant Zynga. Mattrick replaces founder Mark Pincus.
But wait – there’s more! Instead of looking for someone to replace Mattrick, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer will now oversee the Xbox brand himself. Because of course he will.
This is boggling my fucking mind.
Microsoft VP Phil Spencer told IGN in a recent interview that the company is considering a full HD reboot of Halo 2 following the success of Halo: CE Anniversary Edition.
This really needs to happen. Now. Not later. Now, Microsoft. Make it happen.
Bing Maps is making international headlines (probably for the first time – ha!) after it caught an incredibly clear overhead shot of a secret Russian aircraft dubbed MIG Project 1.44. The new plane is Russia’s first attempt at building a proper stealth fighter jet.
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 8.1, previously called Windows Blue, at their annual Build developer’s conference. Gizmodo has all the important details.
You can install a preview build yourself by downloading an ISO direct from Microsoft.
The standard Xbox One console package will not include an Xbox Live headset according to a report from Ars Technica that Microsoft has since confirmed.
In other words, if you want to talk shit while you frag you’ll either have to use the Kinect (which does come with the system) or you can go out and buy a headset separately.
And no, you can’t use Xbox 360 headsets with Xbox One. What sense would that make?