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Microsoft bans 7 million Xbox accounts
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 17 November 2022 12:00

Microsoft bans 7 million Xbox accounts


Breaching community guidelines

Software King of the World Microsoft has banned more than seven million Xbox accounts for breaching its community guidelines.

Microsoft loses $200 on each Xbox
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 02 November 2022 11:29

Microsoft loses $200 on each Xbox


Makes it up on accessories and games 

Software King of the World Microsoft loses up to $200 on each Xbox console it sells.

Meta is just a poorly built video game
Published in Gaming
Friday, 28 October 2022 09:55

Meta is just a poorly built video game


Microsoft's Xbox boss dismisses the hype

Microsoft exec Phil Spencer (pictured) has said that Facebook's Metaverse was just a poorly constructed video game and too dull for him to be bothered with.

UK government watchdog asks public what it thinks of Activision Blizzard deal
Published in News


Because asking the British public works so well

The UK government is asking the public's opinion on Xbox's acquisition of Activision Blizzard despite its recent poor track record on making the right choice.

Microsoft Xbox team rumoured to be pressing into Japan
Published in Gaming


Island hopping

Software King of the World Microsoft wants to grow its Xbox fanbase in Japan.

You will not hear Xbox Series X and S owners breathing
Published in Gaming


Sounds of Silence 

Xbox Series X and S owners are getting an update today that has noise suppression during party chats to remove annoying clicks, background music, and breathing.

Microsoft incorporates Dischord chat for Xbox
Published in Gaming


Saves $10 billion trying to buy the platform

After failing to acquire the popular chat platform Discord for $10 billion, Microsoft has opted to try integrating Discord's voice-chat capabilities into Xbox consoles.

Xbox Series X runs Windows 98
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 12 July 2022 12:34

Xbox Series X runs Windows 98


Plays all the games from that period


Alex Battaglia from the YouTube channel "Digital Foundry" used "RetroArch" software emulator to run Windows 98 on the Xbox Series X, along with several PC games of the era.

Microsoft wants to keep older games in circulation
Published in Gaming


Emulation will do the trick

Microsoft's vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, wants the gaming industry to work toward a common goal of keeping older games available to modern audiences through emulation.

Microsoft says sorry for kicking AMD off Xbox
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:15

Microsoft says sorry for kicking AMD off Xbox


We should never have done it

Microsoft has said sorry to AMD for the silly decision to kick its chip off the original Xbox 20 years ago and go with Intel.