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Xbox Game Pass – $2 for First Two Months; August Game List

Paul Wozniak, 19 August 2019, 19:01

Microsoft has presented a full list of games that will be added to the Xbox Game Pass in August, and informed about the ongoing promotion – $2 for the first two months of subscription.

Microsoft Shared Skype and Cortana Recordings With Third Parties

Conrad Hazi, 16 August 2019, 14:00

Microsoft has recently updated its privacy policy and clarified how Cortana and Skype recordings are used. As it turns out, the company from Redmond also uses third parties to assess the quality of the speech recognition mechanism and provides them with fragments of recordings.

Microsoft Will Show New Episode of Inside Xbox on Gamescom 2019

Agnes Adamus, 15 August 2019, 16:20

Next Monday the next edition of Gamescom will start. Micorsoft is among this year's exhibitors. The Redmond giant will present a new episode of Inside Xbox at the fair, showing materials from games such as Gears 5, Metro Exodus and Blair Witch. The event will take place on August 19 at 8 a.m. PST.

Windows 10 20H1 - New Notification System and Other Changes

Bart Swiatek, 12 August 2019, 22:24

Microsoft presented a number of changes that will appear in Windows 10 with another large update, which should debut in the first quarter of 2020.

Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World

Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41

According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.

Unofficial: Ninja Got $50 Million for Abandoning Twitch

Konrad Serafinski, 04 August 2019, 20:21

Tom Warren, editor of The Verge, announced through Twitter that Microsoft had paid around $50 million to a streamer about the Ninja nickname for switching from Twitch to Mixer. However, these are not official reports.

Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10

Frozen, 02 August 2019, 16:27

Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.

Mac Book Recommends Microsoft Surface - Corporate Level Trolling

XxX, 02 August 2019, 16:01

Microsoft has reached the heights of creativity and in its latest advertisement decided to troll Apple in a very sophisticated way. Mac Book itself recommends Microsoft Surface laptops.

Microsoft CEO: It Was Sony Who Offered us Cooperation

Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2019, 13:50

Microsoft's CEO commented on an agreement between Microsoft and Sony under which the two companies would enter into cooperation in certain gaming related areas. According to Satya Nadelli, the agreement will be beneficial for both partners.

Microsoft Accidentally Reveals New Appearance of Windows 10 Start Menu

Bart Swiatek, 26 July 2019, 13:06

Microsoft mistakenly made an early version of Windows 10 available to testers. It contains a completely redesigned Start menu that is not based on Microsoft Live Tiles.

AMD Flute Found in Database; Heart of Xbox Scarlett?

Bart Swiatek, 24 July 2019, 13:51

A Twitter user known as Komachi_Ensaka has tracked down AMD Flute in the UserBenchmark database, which will most likely be the heart of the new Xbox.

Windows Defender Will Become Microsoft Defender

Conrad Hazi, 22 July 2019, 11:36

It seems that Microsoft is trying to change the name of Windows Defender. As suggested in the reports, starting with the 20H1 update, it is to be called the same on all platforms - Microsoft Defender.

Xbox Sales in Decline - Microsoft's Financial Report

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 July 2019, 21:20

The Xbox One console is selling worse and worse. This is what Microsoft's latest financial report says. Nevertheless, the company cannot complain about profits earned in the previous fiscal year.

Kinect Used as Airport Security Camera

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 July 2019, 22:58

Passengers using the airport in Newark can now rest easy. The staff decided to use additional assistance to monitor the airport. For this purpose. they've installed a... Kinect camera from an Xbox One.

Microsoft Word Installed on a Billion Android Devices

XxX, 16 July 2019, 12:38

The mobile version of Microsoft Word, designed for Android devices, has reached another milestone. The application has recently exceeded the threshold of one billion installations.

Microsoft Reduces Period After Which Old User Accounts Get Deleted

XxX, 11 July 2019, 14:19

Microsoft account activity policy will be updated soon. Until now, the regulations provided for the permanent removal of the user's account after five years. Now the period has been reduced to two years. However, there is a number of exceptions.

Mysterious Windows 1.11 is an App Promoting Stranger Things

Frozen, 09 July 2019, 11:51

The new version of the first ever Windows, which Microsoft recently advertised through social media turned out to be part of the promo campaign for the third season of Netflix's Stranger Things.

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Want to Limit Console Production in China

Konrad Serafinski, 08 July 2019, 10:10

According to the Nikkei Asian Review report, Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo plan to limit their console production in China. All because of the political impasse between the USA and China, which will result in additional duties being imposed on goods from the latter country.

Windows 10 Now Shows Notifications From Android

Bart Swiatek, 04 July 2019, 17:41

Your Phone app for Windows 10 has a new feature that enables it to display notifications from your smartphone on your computer screen. The program also allows you to view photos and read and write SMS.

Windows 1.0 - Mysterious Announcement of Microsoft's Old OS

Bart Swiatek, 03 July 2019, 15:10

Microsoft has recently published a number of messages in social media, in which it „announces” the operating system Windows 1.0, which had its premiere in 1985. The action may be linked to the Stranger Things series.

Consoles 25% more expensive? Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Against Trump's Sanctions

Julia Dragovic, 27 June 2019, 15:12

Major console manufacturers Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft issued a joint statement opposing Donald Trump's proposal for 25% penalty duties on, among others, consoles manufactured in China. If sanctions are adopted, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation prices in the U.S. will rise by at least 25%.

Bill Gates: My Biggest Mistake? Underestimating Android

Julia Dragovic, 25 June 2019, 10:40

Despite many successes, Microsoft has had its share of slips over the years. In a recent interview, Gates admitted what was the biggest mistake in his career. And it's not about Vista. It's Windows Phone.

We Have To Wait More For New Fable

Ender, 11 June 2019, 18:48

Despite rumors, Microsoft did not announce a new installment of the Fable series on this year's E3 Expo 2019. As the company's representative confirmed, we will have to wait for the biggest announcements until next year.

Phil Spencer Explains Why Age of Empires 4 Skipped E3 2019

Christian Pieniazek, 11 June 2019, 18:38

Age of Empires 4 didn't show up at E3, but the game is alive and looks well. At least, these are the words of Phil Spencer from Microsoft, who praises Relic Entertainment team working on this title and convinces that the project couldn't get into better hands.

Project xCloud - Launch Date of Microsoft's Streaming Service

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 June 2019, 00:18

Microsoft has given us the launch date of Project xCloud. The game Streaming service will be available in October.

Xbox Scarlett Revealed - 120 FPS, Raytracing, SSD as Main Features

Konrad Serafinski, 10 June 2019, 00:01

Microsoft's conference on E3 2019 finally brought the expected announcement of a new console - Xbox Scarlett. The device will offer 120 FPS gameplay, raytracing support and several other new features like SSD.

Halo Infinite - Master Chief Trailer; Release in 2020

Adrian Werner, 09 June 2019, 23:55

Microsoft has unveiled a new Halo Infinite trailer, dispelling some mysteries surrounding the game's plot. It was also announced that the game will be released next year.

Undead Labs Announces Heartland - Expansion To State Of Decay 2

Bart Swiatek, 09 June 2019, 23:28

During Microsoft's conference at E3 2019, State of Decay 2 Heartland - an expansion to the action-adventure game by Undead Labs - was announced. The DLC is available now on PC and Xbox One.

Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition On A New Trailer

Konrad Serafinski, 09 June 2019, 23:00

During Microsoft's conference at E3 2019 we could see a new trailer for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Unfortunately, the creators did not provide a specific release date, we only know that the title will be released this dall and will offer 4K resolution.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - The Legend Returns Next Year

Adrian Werner, 09 June 2019, 22:51

Microsoft Flight Simulator, a new installment of the iconic flight simulator series, has been announced. We've seen the first trailer of the project and got to know the planned launch date.

The Outer Worlds - New Trailer From E3 2019 Xbox Briefing

Adrian Werner, 09 June 2019, 22:15

The first thing Microsoft showed at its conference was a fresh new trailer of The Outer Worlds, an RPG that the Obsidian Entertainment studio is working on.

Let's Watch Microsoft's Conference Before E3 2019

Christian Pieniazek, 09 June 2019, 22:00

The Microsoft conference is the next important event preceding this year's E3. The Redmond Giant will present as many as fourteen games created under its wings, led by Gears 5 and Halo Infinite. In addition, Los Angeles will be the stage on which the next-gen console will be revealed.

Xbox Scarlett Reveal on E3 2019

Jakub Mirowski, 09 June 2019, 16:00

We can be reasonably sure that during today's Microsoft conference as part of the E3 2019 fair we will see the next console of the Redmond giant. This is indicated by a message hidden in photos published by the company.

Gears 5 Launches This Year; More Info During E3

Konrad Serafinski, 08 June 2019, 19:15

One of the billboards that decorates LA Convention Center revealed the approximate release date of Gears 5. The title, in accordance with previous leaks, will be released this fall. We'll learn more about the game at Microsoft's E3 2019 conference.

Halo Infinite - PC Gameplay on E3

Adrian Werner, 05 June 2019, 12:04

There are rumors that at E3 we will see the first gameplay from Halo Infinite. In addition, Microsoft is to disclose three new franchises.

Microsoft Will Show 14 Games on E3 2019

Milosz Szubert, 31 May 2019, 14:16

Phil Spencer, the current head of the Xbox brand, boasted on Twitter, that this year's E3 will showcase as many as 14 titles from Microsoft's studios. The Redmond Giant's conference will take place on June 9, at 1pm (PDT) / 4pm (EDT).

The End of Windows? Microsoft's Vision of Modern OS

Bart Swiatek, 30 May 2019, 14:23

Microsoft presented its vision of a modern operating system. Among other things, the software should be secure, always connected to the network and updated in a way the user won't notice.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Officially Released

Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2019, 13:48

Microsoft has completed another major update for Windows 10. May 2019 Update will now be available on users' computers. The installation can be sped up or delayed.

AMD and Intel Will Lose on Huawei's Problems

Bart Swiatek, 21 May 2019, 13:25

Goldman Sachs' analysts presented a list of American companies that will be affected by the ban on trade with the Chinese company Huawei. The list includes many entities associated with our industry, such as AMD, Intel, Microsoft or Nvidia.

Minecraft Sold 176 Million Copies

Agnes Adamus, 20 May 2019, 22:56

Minecraft celebrates its 10th birthday. On this occasion, Microsoft decided to announce a new game from the series - Minecraft Earth. By the way, Microsoft boasted the sales results of the basic version of the game from Mojang. They show that it has sold 176 million copies, making it probably the best-selling title in history.

Release Dates of The Outer Worlds and Age of Empires IV on E3 2019?

Agnes Adamus, 20 May 2019, 22:52

The E3 is coming. Therefore, more and more new information about what will be seen at this year's edition of the fair is coming in. An extensive post was published on the NeoGAF forum, which reveals what may appear at the Microsoft conference.

Rumor: Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date on E3 2019

Milosz Szubert, 20 May 2019, 16:06

A rumor surfaced on the web that during the Microsoft conference organized on the occasion of E3 2019 CD Projekt RED will announce the release date of Cyberpunk 2077. In addition, a new trailer will be shown.

PlayStation Team Surprised by the Cooperation with Microsoft

Bart Swiatek, 20 May 2019, 14:54

The Bloomberg agency reports that the cooperation between Sony and Microsoft, announced last week, was a great surprise for the employees of PlayStation. According to analysts, in the longer term, the agreement may be more advantageous for Microsoft.

Minecraft Earth Announced - Microsoft Challenges Pokemon GO

Ender, 18 May 2019, 00:40

Microsoft throws down the glove to Pokemon GO, announcing a new mobile production based on the hit Minecraft. Minecraft Earth will take advantage of augmented reality technology to enable shared adventures and building for people from all over the world.

Sony and Microsoft Start Cooperation on Streaming and AI

Christian Pieniazek, 16 May 2019, 23:42

The news of the launch of wide-ranging cooperation between Sony and Microsoft came out of nowhere. Under the agreement, the companies intend to exchange information and technology, jointly exploring opportunities for development in the fields of streaming and AI.

Gears 5 - Cover and Release Date Leaked?

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 May 2019, 21:15

Generacion Xbox provided information about the release date of Gears 5. According to the Spanish website, the new installment of the TPS series will debut on September 10 on Xbox One and PC. In addition, a Taiwanese age rating agency's website has posted an alleged cover of the game.

Epic Games Loves Microsoft After All

Frozen, 07 May 2019, 13:42

The CEO of Epic Games, until recently one of the biggest critics of Microsoft, changed his mind about the Redmond Giant. According to a recent interview, Tim Sweeney has become an avid fan of the company that created Windows and Xbox.

Notch Won't Participate in the 10th Anniversary of His Game

Agnes Adamus, 29 April 2019, 22:44

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of the iconic Minecraft, will not take part in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of his work, as informed by Microsoft's press spokesman. The decision was dictated by the controversial views of the Swede.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Needs 32 GB of HDD Space

Adrian Werner, 29 April 2019, 12:44

The May update for Windows 10 will come with a big increase in disc space requirements. It will be necessary to find at least a dozen or so additional gigabytes.

Paint's Not Dead Yet. The App Will Remain in Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 21:45

Brandon LeBlanc from Microsoft announced on Twitter that the plans to remove MS Paint from Windows 10 had been suspended. Ffor the time being, the program will remain part of the new versions of the OS.