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September 5, 2016
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Katie Stone Perez: Getting everyone in the game

Katie Stone Perez brims over with excitement when talking about Xbox games. All Xbox games. Today the senior program manager for Microsoft’s independent developer program, ID@Xbox, is particularly enthused about “The Hole Story,” a new game about a budding young … Continue reading

October 6, 2013
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MU Researchers Identify Risk-Factors for Addictive Video-Game Use among Adults

Escapism, social interaction and rewards fuel problematic gaming behaviors COLUMBIA, Mo. – New research from the University of Missouri indicates escapism, social interaction and rewards fuel problematic video-game use among “very casual” to “hardcore” adult gamers. Understanding individual motives that … Continue reading

May 21, 2013
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Microsoft unveils Xbox One: the ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system

Blockbuster titles, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series, and exclusive agreements with the NFL transform games, TV and entertainment for the 21st century living room. REDMOND, Wash. — May 21, 2013 — A new vision for the future comes to life … Continue reading

August 29, 2012
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Microsoft Launches More Expansive Imagine Cup 2013

Eleventh year features new categories and bigger cash prizes to inspire more young developers and entrepreneurs around the globe. REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 29, 2012 — Students ages 16 and older can now register for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013, the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012
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Kinect in the Classroom: Scratching the Surface of Potential

*First graders are using Kinect for Xbox 360 to get to places like Disneyland (on a map, at least), and high school students are graphing mathematical equations with their bodies.* CRAIG, Colo. – March 6, 2012 – First-grade teacher Cheryl … Continue reading

April 15, 2011
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Fable Creator Blames Success on Baked Beans, Happy Accidents

*Peter Molyneux, creator of the popular “Fable” games series and head of Microsoft Game Studios in Europe, recalls the highs and lows of a 22-year career in video games – a career that was just honored by two lifetime achievement … Continue reading

January 20, 2011
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Amazon to Acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited

LUXEMBOURG & LONDON – January 20, 2010 – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited (www.LOVEFiLM.com). LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits … Continue reading

September 22, 2010
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Gorillaz Go Ape for Internet Explorer 9 Beta

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 22, 2010 — Much has been said about Internet Explorer 9 since last week’s beta launch, but the most colorful descriptions likely come from an unlikely source: a cartoon bass player touting IE9 as a “wizard’s … Continue reading