Posts Tagged ‘XBox’

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    Microsoft officially welcomes Nokia Devices and Services

    April 29, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Microsoft Corp. has completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The acquisition has been approved by Nokia shareholders and by governmental regulatory agencies around the world. The completion of the acquisition marks the first step...

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    Xbox enters renewed focus on gaming

    April 1, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Newly-appointed Head of Xbox at Microsoft Phil Spencer, announced yesterday that Microsoft’s Xbox Division will refocus the department of gaming, where his predecessor tried to focus the Xbox gaming console on multimedia. “This past year has been a...

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    Is the Xbox’s dead?

    February 11, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    With the appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s new CEO, some investors have renewed calls from late last year that the company scrap the under-performing Surface tablet, search engine Bing, and even the Xbox gaming console. According to the Washington...

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    Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One

    January 20, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

    Microsoft released their Xbox One gaming console late last year in the US, UK and a few other territories, but while the unit isn’t available in Africa, South African gamers have opted to import their consoles rather than wait for a solid release date....

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    Review: Microsoft’s Project Spark

    January 6, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

    While it was announced at last year’s E3 conference, Microsoft last week issued 10 000 beta keys to their world and game creator title Project Spark, and IT News Africa was lucky enough to receive one. The game allows users to creator their own...

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    Review: Flashback

    October 3, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

    If memory serves, the original Flashback from 1992 was pretty good, with many gamers claiming that it could have been a title that defined the platform genre – or not. But enough gamers still love the title so much that original game designer Paul Cuisset...

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    Xbox One on show at rAge 2013

    September 6, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Microsoft South Africa today announced that the highly-anticipated next-generation gaming console, the Xbox One, will be on show at this year’s rAge gaming expo in Johannesburg. “It has taken some time to lock things down but we can finally share the...

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    Review: Charlie Murder

    August 15, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

    Side-scrolling video game titles were very popular in 1980’s, but while they have subsided a bit, many independent developers still favour the simple design elements today. Charlie Murder is a case in point. While it follows the traditional roots of a...

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    Review: Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons

    August 14, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

    The Xbox Summer of Arcade (or Winter of Arcade – depending on which hemisphere you live in) kicked off last week with its first title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game tells the tale of two sons who embark on a journey to save a life, but things do...

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    Final Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC gets release date

    August 9, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Games developer and publisher Activision has revealed that the final piece of DLC for its hugely-popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be released on 24 August 2013. Titled Apocalypse, it will first be made available on Xbox, after which PlayStation and PC...

  • Zatanna as been revealed as the next DLC character that will be available for the DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. (image: Warner)

    Zatanna coming to Injustice: Gods Among Us

    August 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released an all-new trailer revealing Zatanna as the next DLC character that will be available for the DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Zatanna, the powerful magician known for casting spells by...

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    A Tale of Two Sons kicks off Xbox’s Winter of Arcade

    August 7, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    A Tale of Two Sons, selected as the first game to kick off the Xbox Live Winter of Arcade 2013, is now available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points. This highly-anticipated, and critically acclaimed, game...

  • Hands-on with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    July 19, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

    Last night a select group of South African gaming journalists had the opportunity to play development code of 2K’s upcoming The Bureau: XCOM Declassified title. Before taking to the Xbox consoles, Erica Denning, 2K Games’ Export PR Manager, shared a...

  • Apple about to buy Microsoft’s Kinect maker?

    July 16, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    According to Israeli news website Calcalist, electronics maker Apple is “in talks” to buy the company that has been developing Microsoft’s Kinect for their Xbox. According to Calcalist, “negotiations between Primesense and Apple took place in recent...

  • Africa well represented at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Competing nations have started to arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia, as Microsoft’s bi-annual Imagine Cup officially kicks off today. The competition sees teams from different nations compete against each other in app development, program development and...

  • Annual update for Xbox Live coming soon

    July 5, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Head of Programming, announced today that Xbox users will once again be able to sign up for the beta version of the annual Xbox Live update. “We’re inviting Xbox Live members worldwide to participate in the 2013...