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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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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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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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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Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Posted 4 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. Its been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long. First, if youre in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, youll receive a personalized email detailing what youve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November....

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Tech startup Overdog raises $1.8M to improve Xbox One matchmaking

Posted 4 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

If you dont go online with a group of friends, youll usually end up in multiplayer matches with strangers and people you probably dont want to talk to. One startup is trying to fix that. Overdog is a new company that is priming to launch a new app on Xbox One that will match you up with people you may not hate in multiplayer games. To help bring the product to market, Overdog just closed a funding round worth $1.8 million with participation from capital firms like Atlas Venture and Chicago...

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