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Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ effect: Hunting for the next game hit

In the Xbox universe, there’s “Halo” —and there’s everything else. The venerable franchise has sold more than 60 million copies to date and shows no signs of slowing down. While the Master Chief… Continue reading

‘Minecraft’ deal could be key to Microsoft’s survival

“Minecraft” is the videogame world’s equivalent of lightning in a bottle—an indie gaming sensation that grew organically, eventually becoming one of the industry’s biggest franchises. It was a game that opened the doors… Continue reading

Microsoft sold 1.1 million Xboxes last quarter

The second quarter – those days that run from April 1 through June 30 – don’t tend to be big saleswise for video game companies. But this year (at Microsoft, at least) seems… Continue reading

Xbox One sales more than double after Kinect-less version released

Call it a good news/bad news situation for Microsoft. The good news: sales of the Xbox One “more than doubled” in June, compared to the May figures. The bad news: It’s becoming increasingly… Continue reading

Buy an Xbox One, get a $75 credit – if you’re among the lucky few

Sony’s PlayStation 4 may have gained the early lead in console sales, but a new promotion, aimed at a subset of Xbox 360 owners, is offering a pretty compelling incentive to upgrade to… Continue reading

E3: Scenes from the video game circus

E3 is a hydra. There’s so much going on at any given moment that it’s hard to keep up with everything being shown, talked about and hinted at. While the show is closed… Continue reading

Xbox One commercial might accidentally turn on your game console

In theory, the idea sounds fine. Get a personable, well-liked young star to promote the Xbox One, and, even though you’ve unbundled Kinect from the system, feature it prominently in ads to keep… Continue reading

E3 gaming show: What investors may have missed

The E3 after a console hardware launch is always an awkward one for investors. The excitement that surrounds new game systems often has a sweeping effect on share prices of companies in the… Continue reading

10 exciting video games to look out for

The worst part about E3 is the waiting. After ingesting a flood of information for hundreds of titles and watching their excitement levels rise to critical peaks, players now must sit back and… Continue reading

Xbox still more about games than shows

Microsoft has long painted the Xbox One as a system that’s about more than just video games, saying home entertainment is equally important. To underline that, a year ago it announced a live-action “Halo”-themed… Continue reading