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Xbox division down 12% but Windows 7 drives record Q2 revenue for Microsoft

While Microsoft posted "record" revenues of $19.02 billion for the second quarter ending December 31, 2009 – driven by "exceptional demand" for the new OS on the block, Windows 7 – the Entertainment and Devices Division, home to the Xbox 360 and PC gaming businesses, wasn't as...

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Microsoft expects Feb. 360 sales to trail PS3

Delivering the giant corporation version of you may want to sit down for this, Xbox group product manager, Aaron Greenberg, has predicted less-than-stellar sales results for the American Xbox 360 during February. Beating the NPD Group to the forthcoming bad news punch, Greenberg told Reuters that...

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The Xbox turns a profit!

In the last six years, there's been one constant when discussing Microsoft's foray into the strange and seductive world of video game console manufacturing: they had yet to turn a profit on any of it. No more, with today's announcement of Microsoft's second quarter earnings which showed a...

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CES 2008: New titles join Games for Windows portfolio

In another CES 2008 announcement, Microsoft has highlighted nine new additions to its Games for Windows endeavor, promising to "continue the momentum for Windows-based gaming in 2008" and "revive" the PC gaming space. The titles due to be dressed in Microsoft's colors include: Alone in the...

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Microsoft's Red Ring warranty conference call transcribed

Following yesterday's announcement that Microsoft would be expanding their warranty program to cover the Red Ring of Death issue for up to three years from the purchase date -- at a cost of $1.05 to $1.15 billion -- we tuned into their conference call with Robbie Bach, President of Entertainment...

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Rumor: Microsoft adding extra cooling to repaired 360s

Several technology websites have become hosts to images of newly repaired Xbox 360s featuring a cooling solution which was not present in the original hardware. It is claimed that after placing a malfunctioning system in a cozy coffin and sending it off to Microsoft, users receive a repaired...

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This Wednesday: Aegis Wing lands on XBLA, forms the head

Arriving alongside the most anticipated game release of all time (oh, and the Halo 3 beta), Aegis Wing is set to remind us yet again that things from outer space are always coming to kill you. Conceived by three enterprising Microsoft interns over the course of a summer and developed in conjunction...

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Forza 2 goes gold, reaches stores on May 29th

In a politely worded e-mail, Microsoft has announced that seriously simmy sequel, Forza Motorsport 2, has at last gone gold. Having hit Ctrl+S for the final time, the team at Turn 10 Studios has sent the finished code off to the disc pressers, shortly before collapsing into a nearby and distinctly...

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Microsoft's J Allard finally honors lost bet, dons dreads

Though it took him almost a year, Xbox 360 poster boy and accident-prone mountain biker, J (no period) Allard, has finally stepped back into the internet spotlight, draped with a dread-full wig and the aura of defeat. The utterly disturbing image above is the result of a lost bet Allard entered...

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Microsoft tightening territory controls on Xbox Live

While the internet continues to decimate conventional demarcations like "countries" or "continents," content owners still find themselves funneled into separate geographical compartments. As an Xbox Live user, you are encouraged to keep your arms, legs and credit cards on the inside at all times,...

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