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Microsoft releases Xbox One controller drivers for PC

Microsoft has released a set of drivers that enable Xbox One controller support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows PCs. The Xbox One controller works with any game that currently features support for the Xbox 360 controller. After installing Microsoft's drivers, players can immediately start using th...

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Black Ops 2's PC specifications herald end of Windows XP support

If you're excited to get Black Ops 2 for your Windows XP PC, prepare for disappointment. The FAQ page for the game's PC specifications reveals it's the first Call of Duty to not support the aged operating system. Black Ops 2 is by no means the first major PC game not to support XP. Sleeping Dogs, w...

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Skulls of the Shogun gives asynchronous, cross-platform play a turn

Skulls of the Shogun will feature Skulls Anywhere mode, which offers cross-platform play and asynchronous multiplayer across all of its launch platforms: XBLA, Windows Phone, Windows 8 PC and Windows 8 tablet, a la Microsoft Surface. Players with the required devices will be able to take turns inde...

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Buy a PC for college, get the Xbox 360 you actually want for free

Starting May 20 in "participating" US retailers and today in their Canadian equivalents, college students have the opportunity to get a free 4GB Xbox 360 with purchase of certain Windows 7-based PCs. Microsoft didn't announce specific models, but you can ask at the retailer instead of blindly assum...

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Students: Free Xbox 360 with purchase of Windows 7 PC

Microsoft is about to launch a new promotion offering any student who purchases a Windows 7 PC (laptop or desktop) at $699 or more a free 4GB Xbox 360 S. The promotion officially runs from May 23 through September 9, though Windows Team Blog notes that the end date will vary by retailer. Curre...

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Kinect hacks: Use Kinect to navigate the web, resize koalas

A new Kinect hack -- dubbed "DepthJS" -- allows Microsoft's frequently repurposed camera to interact with a web browser via Javascript. Its creators, from the MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group, envision "all sorts of applications that run in the browser," and demonstrate fairly simple website na...

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Hacker disconnects Kinect from Microsoft's control

It seems we're one step closer to creating that Kinect-headed robot we've been dreaming of, as NUI Group's AlexP has managed to break through at least some of the software tying the device to the Xbox 360. As the videos below the fold show, the peripheral's "NUI motor" (Natural User Interface motor...

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Windows Phone 7 announced, includes Xbox Live support

Well gang, it's been a long time coming, but it seems we're finally going to get the Live Anywhere integration Microsoft began teasing four whole years ago. We're finding it awfully difficult to be jaded, however, as the mobile counterpart to Xbox Live will make its debut on the recently announced ...

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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 successfu...

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Steam users adopting Windows 7 at breakneck speeds

Though Windows 7 fever hasn't yet overwhelmed the PC community, Steam users seem to be getting on board with the latest Bill Gates-approved operating system. A recent Steam survey has revealed that a little over 23 percent of the platform's regular users have upgraded to Windows 7 -- a stark differ...

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