Tag: Microsoft

The biggest news we learned from this year’s E3

E3 is a week-long video games extravaganza. It is our Super Bowl, as it’s the only time of year where developers, journalists, and gaming vendors are in the same location with news that sets the stage for years to come. But what did companies like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have in store for us? What does it mean for the future? Read on to see the biggest highlights from this year’s E3… STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA held a predictably boring press conference going over sports games that haven’t changed much over the years. But their biggest sell was the beautifully...

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Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Actually Have Games to Show at E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3, takes place this year in Los Angeles from June 10-12. It is always a big deal for gamers considering all the game announcements, trailers, and information revealed by the major gaming companies, but this year’s show is setting up to be particularly important as all the major players have something to prove. Microsoft Aside from Nintendo, no company needs to have a huge show more than Microsoft. The company has undergone radical change in the past year, with a new CEO, Satya Nadella, as well as a new head of its Xbox division, Phil...

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What I’m thankful for: Xbox One release finally announced

  It’s about time, Microsoft. After weeks of speculation, Microsoft finally announced when its next-generation console, the Xbox One, will hit store shelves. The Xbox One will be released worldwide on Friday, November 22, 2013. That is the Friday before Thanksgiving–and the start of the holiday shopping season–but a week after the release of Sony’s PlayStation 4. So GuysGirl readers, which one are you planning on purchasing, or are you even going to get one?...

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Microsoft Caves: Changes Xbox One Policies On Used Games and Always Online Stance

  Microsoft has made major changes to the Xbox One, altering their stance on used games and online connectivity. In an official news statement from Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft, the company has officially decided to remove the always online restrictions from the Xbox One console. According to Mattrick, “After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again.” The Xbox One is being revamped to address the issue of trading, reselling and lending video game software between consumers and retailers. “There will...

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Nintendo at E3: The Press Conference and What You May Have Missed

The first day of E3 provided plenty of excitement as both Microsoft and Sony showed off their new consoles and provided glimpses of much-anticipated games such as Destiny, Halo, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. What about Nintendo? The company needed to come up big to avoid getting left behind, and if that does happen, it won’t be for lack of trying at E3. Nintendo pulled out all the stops and had some big announcements of its own. First up is Mario...

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