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Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax Media in Reported $7.5bn Deal

21-09-2020 by
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The acquisition places Bethesda, Arkane and id Software under Microsoft's collective umbrella, joining Mojang, 343 Studios and Obsidian among many others.

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Microsoft, Xbox, ZeniMax Media, Bethesda, consoles, gaming

XBOX Game Pass For PC Doubling In Price To $9.99

10-09-2020 by
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'Introductory period' to end as the price increases, but later this year the subscription will also bundle in EA Play at no additional cost.

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Microsoft, Xbox, EA

Microsoft Introduces Direct3D Feature Level 12_2, Claims AMD RDNA2 & NVIDIA RTX Support

29-08-2020 by
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Not to be confused with DirectX 12 Ultimate, Feature Level 12_2 is a signpost to developers on advanced rendering features supported by graphics hardware.

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Microsoft, DirectX 12, Direct3D 12, APIs, AMD, NVIDIA, RDNA2, Intel

AMD Unlock MS Graphics Hardware Scheduling Support With Latest Radeon Beta Driver

29-06-2020 by
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The feature, which was introduced with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, will (for AMD) only be available on Navi-based GPUs for the time being.

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AMD, Radeon, Microsoft, Navi

Latest NVIDIA GeForce & Studio Drivers Tout Full Support For DirectX 12 Ultimate

25-06-2020 by
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The GeForce Game Ready and NVIDIA Studio 451.48 drivers bring together Microsoft's newest API stack, support for nine new G-SYNC compatible displays, and more games with one-click setting optimisation.

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NVIDIA, Microsoft, drivers, DirectX 12 Ultimate, G-SYNC

Microsoft To Close Mixer Streaming Platform, Aligns With Facebook Gaming

22-06-2020 by
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Competition proved too tough for one of Twitch's major competitors, but the announcement has come has a shock to content creators throughout the industry.

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Microsoft, Mixer, game streaming, Facebook, Twitch

HP Introduces Reverb G2 VR Headset

29-05-2020 by
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HP collaborates with Microsoft and Valve to develop an all-new VR headset which HP proudly introduces today - the HP Reverb G2 VR Headset.

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HP, Microsoft, Valve, SteamVR, VR, Gaming

NVIDIA RTX Goes Mainstream With Open Beta Minecraft Rollout

14-04-2020 by
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After teasing for half a year NVIDIA and Mojang are finally ready to release the open beta of Minecraft with RTX on Windows 10.

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NVIDIA, Mojang, microsoft, Minecraft, RTX, GeForce RTX, DLSS,

NVIDIA Showcase Three Ray-Traced Worlds Created In Minecraft RTX

31-03-2020 by
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Functionality that incorporates real-time ray tracing into the Minecraft game engine is coming soon, but in the meantime three creators have been let loose to create worlds with the new goodies.

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NVIDIA, Microsoft, Mojand, minecraft, RTX, ray tracing, GTC2020

Microsoft Unveil DirectX 12 Ultimate, Supported By GeForce RTX & AMD RDNA2

19-03-2020 by
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This beefed up variant of the DirectX 12 graphics API designed for XBOX Series X and Windows 10 also requires hardware-level support for raytracing, variable rate shading and more.

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Microsoft, DirectX 12, DX12, NVIDIA, AMD, RDNA2, Turing, GeForce RTX, ray tracing

Microsoft Reveals XBOX Series X Spec. Highlights

24-02-2020 by
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Next generation XBOX pushes console gaming to the next level through a 12 TFLOPS GPU, AMD RDNA2 architecture, hardware accelerated ray-tracing and more.

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Microsoft, XBOX, console, AMD, RDNA2, Zen 2

BIOSTAR Extend Support for Intel B365 Motherboards to Windows 7 x64

20-02-2020 by
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Despite depreciating from Microsoft's official support structure, BIOSTAR will continue to support 64-bit versions of Windows 7 due to its strong install base.

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Biostar, Windows 7, Microsoft, Intel, B365

Halo: REACH To Arrive Remastered On PC December 3rd

15-11-2019 by
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First instalment of the remastered Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Windows 10 PCs finally has a release date, with more to follow next year.

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microsoft, halo, gaming, xbox, remaster

Microsoft Unveils Next-Gen Surface Laptop 3 with Intel and AMD-Powered Models

02-10-2019 by
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Microsoft unveils its next-generation Surface Laptop 3 at the Microsoft Event today, now available in two sizes – the Surface Laptop 3 13.5” powered by the 10th generation Intel Core processors and the Surface Laptop 3 15” powered by AMD Ryzen processors.

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Microsoft, Intel, AMD, Ryzen, Laptop, Windows, Radeon, FreeSync

Microsoft DirectX Raytracing Coming To Windows 7 Game Development

29-08-2019 by
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Microsoft DXR functionality, an extension to DirectX 12, will be part of the same program which aided Blizzard in porting aspects of DirectX 12 to World of Warcraft's Windows 7 client.

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Microsoft, DirectX 12, Windows 7, DXR, ray tracing

AMD's Coming Lineup Gets On Board With The Xbox Game Pass For PC

04-07-2019 by
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Purchases of the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs/Radeon RX 5700-series GPUs (and other selected AMD products) will be bundled with a Pass that includes access to Gears 5 this Autumn.

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AMD, Microsoft, XBOX, promotions, Ryzen 3000-series, Radeon RX 5700-series

Microsoft Announces OneDrive Personal Vault and OneDrive Increased Storage Options

27-06-2019 by
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Microsoft today announces OneDrive Personal Vault, a new layer of security for OneDrive personal accounts offering enhanced protection over sensitive and important personal files.

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Microsoft, OneDrive, Cloud Storage

DirectX 12 Breaks The Shackles Of Windows 10 Exclusivity

14-03-2019 by
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Microsoft are working with 3rd party developers to enable DirectX 12 rendering to Windows 7 in some games, starting with World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.5.

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Microsoft, Blizzard, World of Warcraft, DirectX 12

Master Chief Collection & Halo: Reach On Their Way To PC This Year

12-03-2019 by
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Microsoft's ultimate collection of Halo titles will be available on the Windows Store and, for the first time, on Steam.

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Microsoft, gaming, Halo, Windows Store, Steam

Razer Launches Razer Turret for Xbox One

21-12-2018 by
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Razer introduces its latest gaming peripheral for consoles – the Razer Turret for Xbox One. The Razer Turret offers the ‘keyboard and mouse’ experience with the Xbox One gaming console.

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Razer, Razer Chroma, Xbox One, Microsoft, Console

Corsair Announce Microsoft Xbox One Peripheral Support

13-11-2018 by
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Recently announced widened compatibility on Microsoft's console platform for keyboards and mice in game will include Corsair's peripheral range.

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Corsair, Microsoft, Xbox, peripherals, consoles

DirectX Raytracing Begins Rollout With Windows 10 October 2018 Update

03-10-2018 by
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Another crucial component of implementing realtime raytracing in games, this Windows 10 Update from Microsoft has a staggered release.

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Windows, NVIDIA, Microsoft, raytracing, GeForce RTX 20-series

Microsoft Surface Headphones With Cortana Support

03-10-2018 by
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Microsoft presents the Surface Headphones featuring support for Cortana offering a smarter way to listen to music, answering phone calls and more.

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Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Cortana, Audio

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller Now Available To Order

04-09-2018 by
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Shipping out this autumn, the £75 Xbox Adaptive Controller is nothing less than a revolution in accessible gaming for those with disabilities.

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Microsoft, Xbox Adaptive Controller, XBOX, peripherals

Microsoft Announces Portable and Affordable Surface Go

12-07-2018 by
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Microsoft introduces its smallest, most portable and most affordable Surface product to date – the Microsoft Surface Go 2-in-1 notebook.

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Microsoft, Windows, Intel

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