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Xbox Project Scorpio specs leak showing a "highly capable 4K contender"

Xbox Project Scorpio specs leak showing a "highly capable 4K contender"

Eric Frederiksen

Don’t expect Microsoft to show us even the faintest hint of Project Scorpio before E3. They want to have a big, bombastic show, and a Scorpio announcement is the fastest way to get it. Even so, developers making games for Microsoft’s souped-up Xbox need to know what they’re working with, and through those documents we can gain some insight into what we’re heading for this fall. The tech...

Microsoft promises to keep taking risks in wake of Scalebound cancellation

Microsoft promises to keep taking risks in wake of Scalebound cancellation

Eric Frederiksen

Scalebound, the open world RPG from Platinum Games, might be dead, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is done making new games. Responding to the uproar that followed the decision, Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter to address some fan concerns. At the time of the announcement, Spencer had called the decision “difficult,” but said that it was “better for Xbox gamers,” suggesting that...

Microsoft pulls all Scalebound trailers from its YouTube channel following cancellation

Microsoft pulls all Scalebound trailers from its YouTube channel following cancellation

Ron Duwell

Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC game Scalebound was officially canceled yesterday, bringing to a close two and a half years of speculation that the game might never come out. Many took the news hard as they are fans of Director Hideki Kamiya, but it was Microsoft who came down the hardest. In fact, it wants to expunge all evidence that the game even existed. As of writing, all Scalebound...

Microsoft is killing Apple in every corner - What I've learned at CES 2017

Microsoft is killing Apple in every corner - What I've learned at CES 2017

Todd Haselton

Nowhere is it more prevalent than at CES that Microsoft is eating Apple’s lunch. I wrote a bit about this a few weeks ago, when I made the argument that Apple’s lost. We haven’t seen much in the way of groundbreaking innovations from Apple, at least in terms of things that other companies haven’t done or aren’t capable of doing, since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad. Meanwhile,...