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Sea of Thieves Will be Coming to Steam

Christian Pieniazek, 02 April 2020, 18:39

Although Sea of Thieves released more than two years ago, so far it has been vain to look for this title on Steam. However, the situation will change in the near future, as the game card appeared on the store.

Microsoft Reveals News Bar - Headlines on Windows Desktop

Smoczy, 31 March 2020, 19:25

Microsoft Store has launched the News Bar for Windows 10 - a tool that can provide us with the most interesting information from the world in the form of a bar.

Microsoft Will Get Rid of Control Panel in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 27 March 2020, 17:19

Rafael Rivera, an engineer working for Microsoft, mentioned in a Twitter post that the company plans to move further Windows 10 options from the control panel to the new settings screen. Everything seems to indicate that the giant from Redmond plans to get rid of a key fragment of the old interface of its operating system.

Flight Simulator 2020 Almost Like MMO. Details on Multiplayer

Adrian Werner, 27 March 2020, 16:23

The new video from Microsoft Flight Simulator presented planned multiplayer options, the technology that drives them and a system that reproduces real weather and air traffic.

Minecraft - Space Station and Human Eye Open for Free Exploration

Paul Wozniak, 25 March 2020, 15:43

Microsoft has decided to share some of the lessons from the educational version of Minecraft for free. This enables us to visit the replica of the ISS space station, the capital of the USA or the inside of the human eye in the game. There are also materials for learning Greek history or becoming a marine biologist.

Launch of Xbox Series X Unlikely to be Delayed

Milosz Szubert, 25 March 2020, 10:47

In an interview with CNBC, Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, suggested that the coronavirus pandemic should not affect the release date of the Xbox Series X console. The platform is expected to make its debut at the end of this year.

Xbox Series X no Worse Than PS5; Has its Own Sound Chipset

Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2020, 12:27

Like the PS5, it looks like the Xbox Series X will have a dedicated chip to handle surround sound. The hardware will most likely use Microsoft's proprietary audio ray tracing technology.

Last Week in Gaming (in 3 Sentences or Less) – Catch up with the news (March 16-22)

Mathias Zulpo, 23 March 2020, 11:30

Catch up with last week’s news and features to get back into the gaming loop again. From March 16 to March 22, 2020, here’s everything you need to know.

The New Look of Windows 10 - Here's How Microsoft Celebrates its Success

Bart Swiatek, 20 March 2020, 12:11

Microsoft has released a video that boasts of the success of Windows 10 - reaching out to a billion users. The material also presents a vision of the new look of this version of „windows”.

Microsoft Presents DirectX 12 Ultimate - Watch Demo in Action

Conrad Hazi, 20 March 2020, 11:18

Microsoft has presented the latest version of its graphics library - DirectX 12 Ultimate. The novelties, which the company boast about, mainly concern DirectX ray tracing, which received version 1.1. Its operation can be seen in the attached demos.

The Xbox Series X Launch Date Confusion

Adrian Werner, 19 March 2020, 11:44

Contrary to what some local versions of the official Xbox Series X website have stated, the release date scheduled for this year's Thanksgiving Day is not correct. It was supposed to be a mistake and for now Microsoft is only ready to confirm that the console will make its debut in late 2020.

Xbox Series X - Storage Can be Expanded With a Seagate Card

Adrian Werner, 17 March 2020, 14:05

Microsoft has released more information about external drives for Xbox Series X. In addition to the standard USB options, Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card will be available, offering speeds equal to internal storage.

Xbox Series X Full Hardware Specs Are Finally Here

Mathias Zulpo, 16 March 2020, 14:57

Microsoft unveiled full hardware specifications of its upcoming Xbox Series X console. Here's what it takes to hit 4K and 60fps in every game.

Microsoft Shows off Xbox Series X’s Reduced Loading Times and Quick Resume

Mathias Zulpo, 16 March 2020, 14:31

Fast loading times and quick resume features for Xbox Series X have been shown off by Microsoft in 2 new videos. „Fast and quick” is the best way to describe them.

Schreier: Batman and Harry Potter Were to Appear on E3 2020

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 March 2020, 22:56

There is no shortage of news after the cancellation of E3 2020. Microsoft has already announced an online prezentation, and Jason Schreier reports that Warner Bros. was planning to present new games with Batman and Harry Potter.

99.9% of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Were Not Properly Secured

Laty, 10 March 2020, 12:26

Microsoft engineers warn against hackers who hack into accounts without multi-step authentication enabled. 1.2 million accounts were attacked un January alone.

109 million of PS4 vs. 41 million of Xbox One - AMD on Console Sales

Bart Swiatek, 06 March 2020, 10:50

AMD has announced that a total of more than 150 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles have been delivered to the stores. By comparing this data with the information disclosed by Sony, we know that sales of Microsoft's device are about 41 million.

Microsoft Shows New Start Menu and Icons in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2020, 14:00

During Windows Insider Webcast, Microsoft presented a new look of the Start menu in Windows 10, which we will see after turning off the tiles. The picture also shows changed icons.

Vatican, Microsoft and IBM Want Regulations on AI and Face Recognition

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 March 2020, 23:51

Representatives of Microsoft and IBM signed Pope Francis' document on the ethical development of artificial intelligence. The companies have undertaken to promote the development of technology with respect for human rights, with particular emphasis on the face recognition system.

Rumor: PS5 Pro Will Match Xbox Series X; Microsoft Plans Weaker Version of the Console

Paul Wozniak, 01 March 2020, 17:20

According to the latest leak from NeoGAF, the PlayStation 5 Pro console will match the power of Xbox Series X, new details of which have recently been revealed. We also learned that Microsoft is preparing a weaker version of the ninth generation console, with performance similar to that of PS5.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Will Feature All the Airports of the World

Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 14:35

Microsoft has released another material on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, as part of the Feature Discovery series. The theme of the video are airports. It turns out that in the game we will see all the airports of the world, and a large part of them will be manually customized or created from scratch based on the appearance of places in the real world.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is Coming to iOS and Android

Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 10:50

The Windows Defender anti-virus software will be launched on other platforms. The application received a version dedicated to Linux, and there are plans for releases for mobile devices based on iOS and Android.

Microsoft Office for Android - Word, Excel and PowerPoint in One App

Adrian Werner, 18 February 2020, 09:44

Mobile Microsoft Office, an Android app that combines the functionality of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, made its debut on Google Play. Unfortunately, it leaves much to be desired when it comes to working on tablets.

Players are Waiting for PS5 and New Xbox; Sales of Old Consoles Decrease

Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2020, 15:12

The NPD group has noted a significant drop in interest in the current generation of consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sales dropped more sharply than expected by Sony and Microsoft.

High Manufacturing Costs of PS5 Surprised Sony

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 13:14

There have been reports that production costs of PlayStation 5 are higher than expected due to a shortage of memory chips. The same sources suggest that a new version of PlayStation VR is planned.

Xbox Series X Will Enable us to Download Games Faster? All Thanks to AI

Bart Swiatek, 11 February 2020, 12:31

It seems that machine learning may be employed in ninth generation consoles. In an interview with journalists, James Gwertzman - head of the Microsoft Game Stack initiative - described a technology that allows for significant reduction of downloaded data size by scaling textures using AI.

Phil Spencer: Amazon and Google Are the Competition, Not Sony or Nintendo

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 February 2020, 19:29

Phil Spencer doesn't consider Sony and Nintendo as Microsoft's main competitors in the coming years. According to the head of Xbox department, the company will rather compete with Google and Amazon, and not with hardware but with game streaming services.

Windows 10 on Over a Billion Devices

Bart Swiatek, 03 February 2020, 13:40

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has been installed on more than one billion active devices. It took 4.5 years to break this treshold.

Poor Results of Microsoft's Games Department

Adrian Werner, 30 January 2020, 10:30

Microsoft has shared its financial results for the past quarter. In general, the company recorded increases, but the gaming department has seen significant decreases.

German Government Will Pay for Extended Windows 7 Support

Bart Swiatek, 24 January 2020, 12:27

The German government will pay Microsoft nearly $900,000 to extend its support for Windows 7, all because officials failed to upgrade 33,000 computers to a newer version of the system before January 14 this year.

Millions of Microsoft's Customer Data Records Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 23 January 2020, 14:34

The end of 2019 must have been really unpleasant for Microsoft. It turned out that due to a security error in the database, more than 250 million records with user information were publicly available. The gap was patched up immediately after detection.

We know the Bandwith of SSD Installed in Xbox Series X

Bart Swiatek, 23 January 2020, 14:20

Thanks to an entry published on LinkedIn, as well as specs posted on the web by the Phison company, we have probably learned about the parameters of the drive that will be used in the new Xbox.

Microsoft Tests New Ads in Windows 10

Peter Doron, 22 January 2020, 13:25

The Insider program is testing another format of advertisements in Windows 10. This time it is about banners in WordPad, encouraging the use of Office Web Apps.

Here's the Prototype of Xbox Series X

Bart Swiatek, 22 January 2020, 11:29

A Twitter user named Doug - Xbox Series X has posted photos of Microsoft's upcoming console on his account. Interestingly, another Internet user managed to assign a visible serial number to his account - which suggests that the console visible in the photographs is authentic.

New Microsoft Edge on Chromium Engine Available for Download

Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2020, 12:07

Microsoft has released the latest version of its Edge browser, now based on the Chromium engine, known from Google Chrome. The application is fast and has a number of interesting features.

Microsoft Fixes Dangerous Gap in Windows 10, Detected by NSA

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 13:49

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has detected a dangerous security gap in Windows 10 and Windows Server. The exploit made it possible for PCs to be infected a virus and have sensitive data stolen. Microsoft has already eliminated the threat with an appropriate patch.

Phil Spencer Confirms: Microsoft and Xbox Coming to E3 2020

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 January 2020, 11:49

Phil Spencer from Microsoft has announced the company's participation in E3 2020, thus confirming that the company will not follow Sony's example and will show the Xbox Series X console in June.

Today, Microsoft Ends Support of Windows 7

Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 11:29

Microsoft is officially terminating its support for Windows 7. The software will not receive any patches (even the critical, security-related ones), and its users will not be able to count on the support of the company's technical department.

Jason Schreier: „PS5 and Xbox More Powerful Than RTX 2080”

Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 15:44

Industry journalist Jason Schreier said during a recent podcast that he thinks the next generation of consoles, the PS5 and Xbox, will be more powerful than GeForce RTX 2080-like GPU. The platform designers are said to look to the future, ensuring that they have enough power in the years ahead.

Google Chrome Will Continue to be Supported on Windows 7

Paul Wozniak, 12 January 2020, 19:11

Google has assured that Chrome web browser will continue to receive updates on Windows 7. The company wants to support the application for at least 18 months after Microsoft abandons the system.

Sea of Thieves is a Huge Success for Microsoft With 10 million players

Konrad Serafinski, 09 January 2020, 10:35

Sea of Thieves has gathered over 10 million players. The creators boasted the result on the occasion of the announcement of the January update for the game. Moreover, Microsoft claims that the title is their most successful new IP of this generation.

The Xbox Series X Unit Shown by AMD at CES was „Unofficial”

Konrad Serafinski, 07 January 2020, 13:52

During the AMD conference at CES 2020, a short video showing, among other things, the back of the Xbox Series X console, together with all ports, was presented. However, a moment later Microsoft announced that the visualization did not came from the company and should not be considered official.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; Switch to Windows 10 for Free

Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 12:22

In January, Microsoft will officially end its support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. It is worth noting that the option of free upgrade to Windows 10 is still available, although officially it was supposed to expire in July 2016.

Xbox Series X Actual Name is Just Xbox Apparently

Konrad Serafinski, 17 December 2019, 10:49

The next generation of consoles from Microsoft is called simply Xbox - without the addiction of Series X, as we all thought. Such information was provided by the company's spokesperson in a conversation with Business Insider. Which means Series X is the name of a particular model...

Xbox Series X is Microsoft's Project Scarlett [Updated]

Christian Pieniazek, 13 December 2019, 06:32

Microsoft has introduced its next-generation console to the world. The Xbox Series X has been given its first trailer to showcase its eye-catching design.

Halo Reach is Microsoft's Best Debut on Steam

Adrian Werner, 12 December 2019, 11:20

Microsoft boasted that the PC version of Halo: Reach did better on Steam than any other production released on the store under the Xbox Game Studios brand.

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett May Use Samsung's NVMe SSDs

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2019, 10:58

Samsung will probably be responsible for the production of very fast NVMe SSDs, which will be used in the 9th generation consoles - PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This is suggested by one of the slides from a presentation that was shown at the Samsung SSD Forum 2019 event in Tokyo.

Age of Empires 4 Without Microtransactions

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 10:23

Creative director of Age of Empires 4 stated that the game will not have any microtransaction system. It is possible, however, that we will get some expansions - what is interesting, also the previous installments of the series may get new content.

Xbox Scarlett Bets on Power, Price and Backward Compatibility

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 November 2019, 11:52

Phil Spencer and Aaron Greenberg from Microsoft commented on the Xbox Scarlett console. They did not reveal any specifics, but assured us that the company had learned from Xbox One's debut and that the new platform would be able to hold its ground in terms of both power and price.

Project xCloud Coming to PC and Other Devices

Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 21:53

Microsoft is planning intensive development of the Project xCloud streaming platform. The test version of the service will feature several dozen new games. Next year, the platform will also be available to PC owners with Windows 10. It will be possible to play the game with the use of various wireless controllers.