Weekend Reading: Jan. 31st Edition—Get ready for Sunday’s big game with apps, videos and Bing searches

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on apps and other ways to get ready for Sunday’s big game, Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom (an interactive city panorama created by a Microsoft Research team) and an artist who’s found that the Surface 2 hits the sweet spot for work, school and her literacy projects in…


Weekend Reading: June 21 Edition— Cannes Lions, digital ads and Windows 8, oh my

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll take you to sunny France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, introduce a new Web series, highlight some breakthrough work from Microsoft Research and more. Microsoft Advertising ushers in innovative approaches at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. On Sunday, this week-long advertising bonanza commenced, and…


“Gears of War: Judgment” Unleashed on Xbox 360

The long wait for hordes of “Gears of War” fans is over. “Gears of War: Judgment” is here! The latest installment of the award-winning franchise hit stores at just after midnight. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War: Judgment” immerses fans in the most riveting and challenging “Gears” game yet, with explosive new multiplayer…

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Xbox 360 Extends Win Streak to 12 Straight Months with Banner Holiday Sales

With a strong holiday sales period finishing a banner year, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 ended 2011 as the best-selling current-generation console in the U.S., outselling the second-place console by more than 2.7 million units, according to The NPD Group. The strong December capped an impressive year during which Xbox 360 was the fastest-growing console. It also…

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The Microsoft Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

The office hallways are starting to empty out, the kids are out of school for the holiday break and there’s a festive feeling in the air. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, it can be easy to get a little frantic. But as the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says: “Don’t Panic!” You…

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Poll: What Xbox 360 Game Are You Most Jazzed About this Holiday Season?

The holidays are upon us, which means lots of new exciting game titles for the hit Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360 gaming systems. What we at Microsoft want to know is, what game do you hope to unwrap this holiday season? <a href=”http://www.zoomerang.com/”>Online Surveys – Zoomerang.com</a> Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, The Official…

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Xbox 360 Sells Nearly 1M Consoles in Biggest Week in Xbox History

Entering the seventh year of its lifecycle, Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the hit digital entertainment system, selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. Sales highlights in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday include: · Xbox 360 sold more…

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No. 1 U.S. Console Streak Continues for Xbox 360 with Biggest October Ever

Xbox 360 turned in the most successful October on record, maintaining its lead in the current-generation console market for 16 out of the last 17 months. October 2011 highlights from The NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks the digital entertainment industry, include: · Holding 44 percent share of the overall current-generation console…

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Xbox 360 Takes the No. 1 Console Spot in the U.S. - Again

Xbox 360 is on a serious roll. Today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 continued its reign over its competitors in September and has now sold more units in the U.S. than any other console for 15 of the past 16 months. The popular digital entertainment system is now poised to finish 2011 as the…

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