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Microsoft has turned coding into an online competitive game with Visual Studio Achievements, a plug-in that offers badges, leaderboards and the ability to share programming progress on Twitter and Facebook. Visual Studio Achievements is in open beta right now and offers 32 achievements in six cat...

January 19th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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While we've been repeatedly assured by Microsoft that we'll hear more about gaming on the recently announced Windows Phone 7 Series in a few weeks at the company's MIX10 event, Engadget spotted some early footage of a company rep demonstrating a fairly basic platformer game being played seamlessly...

March 7th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's 'Defy All Challenges' campaign seems to be drawing a parallel between managing an IT network and running around in an MMO. Take a look at their site, and you'll see quite a few videos there, some of which are clearly modeled after World of Warcraft, right down to the exclamation point ho...

December 18th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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For a big chunk of the gaming population, addons are mysterious things you download and hope will run. But for many talented people, they're an opportunity to help the community and make things easier for the rest of us. Well, some of the tedium has been taken out of addon writing with the help of M...

December 17th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments