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The budget deficit had better run Erskine Bowles, co-chair of President Obama's fiscal commission, is turning to games to educate the public about the difficulty of reducing the U.S. budget deficit. Specifically, he's turning to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, USA Today reports. Bowles has reportedly...

April 14th 2010 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Last week, speculation surrounding a pending announcement of the oft-rumored, slimmed down "Valhalla" model of the Xbox 360 was kicked into high gear, thanks to a Microsoft hiring notice for a motherboard engineer, and Steve Ballmer's reference to "more form factors" for the hardware. Earlier today...

March 17th 2010 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

According to a press release summing up Microsoft's CES 2010 keynote that dropped just before Ballmer took the stage, the company will be releasing Project Natal in "holiday season 2010." We heard earlier today about what year the future controller would be arriving, but now, folks, now we know duri...

January 6th 2010 at 10:25pm 0 Comments
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Just like Sony earlier this evening, we're not going to be detailing all of Steve Ballmer's 2010 CES press conference, that's really Engadget's thang. Instead, we'll be bringing more details on all things gaming (think: leaked Xbox Game Room and Project Natal deets, anyone?) right back here. If you...

January 6th 2010 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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If your interest in all things Microsoft extends to a barely gaming related keynote address, then we've got some good news. Major Nelson tipped us off that Microsoft will be streaming its 2010 Consumer Electronic Show keynote -- hosted by the zany Steve Ballmer and and Robbie Bach -- tonight at 9:3...

January 6th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It's not every day that the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation apologizes to you, so excuse us if we drink deeply of Steve Ballmer's statement to IGN, in which he apologized for referencing a new 360 console to launch in 2010 last week.Specifically, he said "I confused the issue with my poo...

June 22nd 2009 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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While there's no official release window for Microsoft's motion-sensing camera interface, Project Natal – heck, there's not even an official name of the thing yet! – comments made by Microsoft CEO (and professional stretcher) Steve Ballmer indicate a 2010 launch. TGDaily reports that "B...

June 18th 2009 at 5:59pm 0 Comments
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Reiterating his employer's excitement at June's E3 event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said to the Dallas Regional Chamber in a speech yesterday, "Pay attention to the stuff we're announcing in the next month on Xbox." While part of his statement may be a subliminal promotion for the currently runn...

May 8th 2009 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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We're fairly certain even the Pach-Attack himself couldn't have seen this coming. Microsoft CEO Steve "Developers" Ballmer recently told Reuters that the current economic conditions (hint: they're bad) will affect his company's revenues. "Revenues in our industry, and in our company, will be affect...

February 17th 2009 at 3:19pm 0 Comments
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It may not be quite as sweeping as the rumored 15,000 job losses, but Microsoft did reveal today that the company would cut 1,400 positions immediately, with that number increasing to 5,000 by June of 2010. The cuts, expected to save the company $1.5 billion in operating expenses, account for 5.5 p...

January 22nd 2009 at 10:57am 0 Comments
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It's sounding like the only "megatons" at Microsoft's CES 2009 keynote will be the volume of hors d'oeuvres served beforehand. According to TechCruch, the company will focus primarily on Windows 7, mobile devices and home networking, while Xbox 360 will barely get a mention. Lest we forget that MS...

January 5th 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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In an interview with Mercury News, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was happy to acknowledge the Xbox 360's success and also wanted to make it clear that the recent 360 price cuts had absolutely nothing to do with console sales. "Xbox is an unqualified success" said Ballmer, adding "the product is sell...

October 6th 2008 at 4:15pm 0 Comments