Sunset Overdrive Free for Xbox Live Gold Members this Saturday

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 3 recent echos

Beginning Saturday, November 22nd at 12.01 Eastern Time, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will get to play Sunset Overdrive for free for 24 hours. This is the full game; players will earn achievements and be able to save how far they progress during that 24 hour span. If you decide to purchase the game at a later point, you will be able to start again right where you left off. Sunset Overdrives 8 player cooperative multiplayer experience, Chaos Squad, will also be available for everyone...

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Interview: Dragon Age Inquisition’s Aaryn Flynn

Posted 8 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Interview: Dragon Age Inquisition Aaryn Flynn Dragon Age Inquisition available to play right now via the EA Access program http: www.dragonage.com Dragon Age: Inquisition is Now Available for Digital Preorder & Download on Xbox One Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes MP3 Listen in iTunes? Subscribe to the Podcast directly in Zune

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Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office Online

Posted 3 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

If you use Outlook.com or OneDrive, you have probably noticed that you can initiate Skype chats from their web based UIs. Well, now that capability is coming to some of Office Online—the web based versions of Microsoft popular Office applications—too. And it may make even more sense in that environment, since it enables easier real time collaboration. Microsoft calls this feature document chat, and it is available when you're collaborating with others in real time in Word and...

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PlayStation Network and Windows Live hack could be a hoax, experts say

Posted 2 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

Hackers are claiming to have broken into the Sony PlayStation Network PSN, Microsoft Windows Live and 2K Games to leak over 5,500 usernames and passwords. The hacking group called DerpTrolling claim, on Twitter and the anonymous text sharing site Pastebin, to have broken into Sonys PSN, Microsofts Windows Live and 2K Games Studios and stolen millions of usernames and passwords. A hack of the PSN would be the third intrusion into the service since a major attack in 2011, which saw 77m accounts...

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Earlier today, it was revealed that Microsoft had bumped the NT Kernel version of Windows 10 from 6.4 to 10.0. WinBeta understands that this change has been apparent since build 9884, which was compiled on November 9. WinBeta confirmed earlier today when the news broke that this change was accurate, but if you were still in doubt, Microsoft has now somewhat confirmed this change in an MSDN document available to IE developers. The MSDN document is asking IE developers to begin updating if they...

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“Atari: Game Over” is now available (for free) on Xbox Video

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Remember earlier this year when I went out to the desert of New Mexico to join Director Zak Penn and get to the bottom of the legend of the ET Atari cartridges being buried?  The full story can now be told in the form of Atari: Game Over now available for free on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Video. Polygon calls it a movie that will make you fall in love with video games all over again. Its free and available right now, so let me know what you think after you watch it.

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Market slams GameStop after retailer misses Q3 earnings expectations

Posted 3 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

The game business is booming, but its biggest retailer failed to impress investors with its third quarter results. GameStop generated $2.09 billion in revenue during its Q3. That is down 0.7 percent from $2.11 billion during the same period last year. It also is well under Wall Streets estimate of $2.2 billion. The company also reported earnings per share of 50 cents, which missed analysts predictions of 61 cents. The company points to a tough comparison due to a major annual franchise moving...

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If you are a developer and build apps for Microsoft Windows store, an upcoming change to the the 'App Developer Agreement' will make the terms less enticing for devs. The changes go live starting on January 1st, 2015. Here the deal, right now, if you build an app for Microsoft Windows ecosystem and sell it through their store, they take a 30% cut of sales up to $25,000 and after that, they drop the cut to 20%. But starting in January, that $25,000 rate drop will be going away. If you...

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