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  • How Sony and Microsoft Hope To Crack the Motion Control Market
    By on March 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An editorial at Eurogamer delves into what Sony and Microsoft hope to achieve with their upcoming console motion control systems, despite entering the market several years after Nintendo set the standard. “The cards Sony has placed on the table this week suggest one answer to that question. It sees PlayStation Move as being an upgrade path for Wii owners — an invitation to the tens of millions of consumers who have invested in Nintendo’s platform (more…)

  • Microsoft sued over Xbox Live Points
    By on January 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft for fraudulent handling of Xbox Live’s Points system.


  • NZ School Goes Open Source Amid Microsoft Mandate
    By on January 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dan Jones writes “Kiwis have built an entire school IT system out of open source software, in less than two months, despite a deal between the New Zealand government and Microsoft that effectively mandates the use of Microsoft products in the country’s schools. Albany Senior High School in the northern suburbs of Auckland has been running an entirely open source infrastructure since it opened in 2009. It’s using a range of applications like OpenOffice, (more…)

  • Groklaw Putting Comes v. Microsoft Docs Online
    By on December 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “PJ of Groklaw is working on putting the documents from Comes v. Microsoft online, to make them searchable and accessible to everyone. If you don’t remember their history, the plaintiffs got these documents from Microsoft during discovery after fighting the lawyers tooth and nail. After realizing how embarrassing the documents were to Microsoft, they put them online and later got a very large settlement from Microsoft by (more…)

  • Microsoft Game Software Preps Soldiers For Battle
    By on December 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “Soldiers may go into battle better prepared to handle equipment and with a greater knowledge of their surroundings after an intellectual property licensing deal Monday between Microsoft and Lockheed Martin that will deepen the defense giant’s access to visual simulation technology. The intellectual property agreement between the two focuses on Microsoft ESP, a games-based visual simulation software platform for the PC.”


  • Datel to sue Microsoft
    By on November 25, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Datel are a company who specialize in enhancing your gaming experience through making 3rd party products that are typically cheaper than your average first party gear. However, after Microsoft decided to lock out all 3rd party hardware from the Xbox 360, Datel have taken action.


  • New Microsoft Silverlight Features Have Windows Bias
    By on November 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with this quote from a story at El Reg about an early look at the Silverlight 4 beta: “There are … major changes to Silverlight’s out-of-browser functionality, a loose equivalent to Adobe Systems’ AIR runtime for Flash. Even when fully sandboxed, which means having the same permissions that would apply to a browser-hosted Silverlight applet, out-of-browser applications get an HTML control, custom window settings, and the (more…)

  • TIME: Microsoft’s Natal better innovation than AIDS vaccine
    By on November 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft’s Project Natal better invention than the AIDS vaccine and teleportation, apparently.


  • Microsoft bans 1 million Xbox Live players
    By on November 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Players who were caught modifying their consoles to play pirated games have been booted from the popular service.


  • Microsoft Disconnects Modded Xbox Users
    By on November 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    S-4′N3 writes “The BBC reports that Microsoft has disconnected approximately 600,000 Xbox users from Xbox Live because the devices they are using have been modified, either with software or with new chips, to play pirated games. ‘Microsoft confirmed that it had banned a “small percentage” of the 20 million Xbox Live users worldwide. Microsoft said that modifying an Xbox 360 console ‘violates’ the service’s ‘terms of use’ and would result in a player (more…)