Posts Tagged ‘xbox’

Microsoft Closes Xbox Entertainment Studios

by George Robertson July 24, 2014
Xbox Entertainment Studios, the Santa Monica based development studio set up to create interactive television content for Xbox LiveĀ in order to promote conversion of consumers to the Xbox One or Xbox 360 is set to close. The 200 team will no longer work on projects like the Halo TV series, and instead 343 studios will […]
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by Michael Boccheron March 31, 2014
Microsoft has announced that Phil Spencer will be the new head of their Xbox division. In a combined role- Xbox, Xbox Live and Microsoft Studios will now operate as one along with music and video media. CEO Satya Nadella wanted to “keep gaming close to the group developing operating systems across devices”. Executive Vice President […]

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District 9 / Elysium Director To Lead Halo TV Series

by Michael Boccheron January 29, 2014
Phil Spencer spoke with Totalxbox recently about the upcoming Halo TV Series. As we know, it will be produced by Steven Spielberg but we were unsure of a director. Until now. Spencer has confirmed that Neill Blomkamp, the director of both District 9 and Elysium, will be in charge of the series’ pilot episode. Spencer […]
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Mattrick Out; Green In?

by Dan_Boiseon July 5, 2013
Someone’s inline for a promotion at Microsoft! Earlier this week, Don Mattrick, best known for the whole “No Internet Connection? Buy an Xbox360!” debacle shortly after Microsoft’s mediocre performance at E3 over the Xbox One, has resigned to move on to other projects over at Zynga. According to reports, this leaving on behalf of Mattrick […]


Xbox Achievements For Watching TV?

by Michael Boccheron May 29, 2013
If you weren’t convinced after the Xbox One reveal that Microsoft is moving away from gaming and focusing on TV, you should be now. The Verge uncovered a Microsoft patent application from 2011 revealing Microsoft may offer achievements for watching television. According to Microsoft, watching television is a routinely passive activity (no kidding). Increasing the […]


by Michael Boccheron May 20, 2013
According to Microsoft, they will be debuting the next generation Xbox in a two stage process including the reveal tomorrow and E3 in June. Interactive Chief of Staff Aaron Greenberg spoke to CVG about the unveiling “We have so much goodness that there’s no way we could have packed it all into one event.” Tomorrow’s […]