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Before there was an original Xbox, rumors ran rampant that Microsoft was looking to purchase Sega as a means to get into the console business. Joachim Kempin – who worked at Microsoft from 1983 until 2003 and rose to senior VP – says that Bill Gates ultimately decided not to purchase Se...

February 8th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Is gaming the answer to the math- and science-related apathy plaguing American school kids? Some folks at MIT think so, and a new press blurb outlines how the institute is developing an MMO designed to further science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. "In contrast to the way t...

January 22nd 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If most of the horrific violence that happens in the ocean takes place unseen beneath the waves, then the same goes for the massive acquisitions that happen unseen behind boardroom doors. Yesterday, Tateru Nino posted a rumor on her blog that several Linden Lab employees were saying that Microsof...

October 1st 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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[Image Source] Erik Estavillo -- otherwise referred to as a "professional plantiff" by GamePolitics for his laundry list of legal claims -- has subpoenaed Microsoft's Bill Gates in his suit targeting the company for his run in with the Red Ring of Death. According to court documents filed in a U.S....

November 30th 2009 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's Bill Gates has pretty much confirmed that Xbox's Project Natal tech is heading to PC. In an interview with CNET, the Windows man said the peripheral is not just for games, but for "media consumption as a whole." He states that both the Xbox and Windows divisions have latched on to the t...

July 15th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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According to DailyGamesNews, Microsoft is the target of a class action lawsuit in California, alleging that not only have too many Xbox 360s failed, but that the company concealed the fact to "compete with the pending launch of Sony's Playstation 3 and Nintendo's Wii gaming systems." If it loses the...

October 16th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Folks, it's the end of an era. As of last Friday, June 27, Microsoft founder Bill Gates had officially left the company, although he's staying on as non-executive chairman. Engadget spent all day celebrating the man whose company was responsible Windows, Xbox and Flight Simulator. If you're interes...

June 29th 2008 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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"Once again we are poised to make history for Microsoft by holding the first ever full-fledged Launch event in Second Life." -- MSDN blog. In order for this statement to be in any way factual, we'd have to assume that they are redefining 'first', or 'full-fledged' or perhaps the mysteriously capital...

April 25th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Let's all point and laugh: the folks at Microsoft use Macs! Because, you know, they make Windows, and Macs aren't Windows, and Microsoft and Apple are competitors, and isn't it funny and aren't cats and dogs different?Actually, let's not do this. Let's realize that Microsoft is a company and Apple...

February 25th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Let's face it, the Xbox 360 is hardly the most reliable console on the block. Seemingly destroyed by so much as a stiff breeze, older models weren't exactly made to last. Thus, 360 owners everywhere are intimately familiar with the replacement process that begins with a call to Xbox customer service...

January 30th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you saw our coverage -- don't click yet if you didn't -- you know the Guitar Hero-related jokes from the final* Bill Gates CES keynote. But even if you know the premise, these videos are worth watching as a study in tradeshow comedy. Is humor in the timing or the delivery?See the keynote comedy a...

January 8th 2008 at 1:31am 0 Comments

If there was one highlight from last night's CES keynote we'd have to say Bill Gates and Robbie Bach's Guitar Hero III-off was pretty entertaining. Actually, neither actually played the game as they each had their own "ringer" to play for them, but that's half the fun. We'll agree that it's a...

January 7th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments