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Microsoft cancels Fable Legends, closes Lionhead Studios

Share This article Microsoft announced today that it is cancelling its next-generation Fable title, Fable Legends. The game, which we’d previewed as an up-and-coming DirectX 12 title last fall, was the only title in development at Lionhead Studios, which Microsoft ...

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Unreal developer blasts Microsoft, claims company wants to monopolize game development

Share This article The Windows Store and the restrictions it places on games and game settings have been rising over the past week, ever since the release of Ashes of the Singularity and Gears of War Ultimate Edition. We’ve reached out ...

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Here’s why Microsoft shouldn’t launch an Xbox ‘set top box’

Share This article Before the Xbox One launched in 2013, there was some talk of an inexpensive alternative device shipping alongside the main console. Besides a minor Xbox 360 refresh, nothing of the sort ever came out, but a similar ...

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Microsoft announces 16 new Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One

Share This article Microsoft has continued to roll out its new Xbox 360 emulation layer for the Xbox One, with support for another 16 games dropping today as an early Christmas present. The new titles contains some significant hits and ...

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Microsoft reverses course on OneDrive, restores 15GB free tier

Share This article Last month, Microsoft announced a number of unpopular changes to its cloud storage service, OneDrive: The unlimited storage plan offered to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers was reduced to 1TB; the 100GB and 200GB plans ...

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Microsoft lays off Israeli HoloLens team, shifts focus to US development

Share This article For the past six years, Microsoft has maintained a 60-person HoloLens development team in Israel. Now it’s shuttering the unit and shifting HoloLens development to the US. It’s not clear what this means for HoloLens, or whether ...

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Microsoft updates Windows 10: adds features, addresses clean install license nightmare

Share This article Microsoft has released Build 10565 to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. It is chock full of new features, but the most-important may be an improved system for licensing a new install on a Windows 7 or ...

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Microsoft buys Havok physics from Intel, could boost Xbox One cloud gaming

Share This article For the past decade, many of the most popular video games have used a common physics engine — Havok. While it’s had some competition from competing solutions, like Nvidia’s PhysX, Havok has powered Call of Duty, the ...

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Microsoft kills patch notes, will no longer explain most Windows 10 updates

Share This article When Microsoft debuted Windows 10, it began offering significantly less information about KB updates in any given package. Instead of getting a clickable link that provided more than a bare sentence of information, users have to manually ...

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Mozilla blasts Microsoft for overriding user choice in Windows 10

Share This article Windows 10 dropped this week with a promise of a free upgrade for anyone using Windows 7 or 8, but it turns out there’s a fly in that ointment. If you previously used Chrome or Firefox as ...

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