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Titanfall Xbox 360 release detailed

Titanfall Xbox 360 release detailed

The final first-wave version of Titanfall is nearly here. It’s been confirmed and re-confirmed several times at this point, finally landing on the 8th of April, and today those responsible for its development are speaking up. What we’re to understand this week is that the final presentation is really a looker - despite technical limitations.

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Microsoft chases lead in web security with SSL for devs

Microsoft chases lead in web security with SSL for devs

If there's been a theme online over the past couple of years, it's the rise of web service hacks and privacy blunders, and Microsoft is hoping to help developers keep their users safer with a push for SSL. Currently, getting an SSL certificate - which allows the browser to authenticate what it's showing with the legitimate company behind it - costs money, but as of today Microsoft is offering free SSL security for Azure developers.

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Bulletstorm removed from Steam: Games for Windows Live casualties expand

Bulletstorm removed from Steam: Games for Windows Live casualties expand

This week you’ll notice that the game Bulletstorm is no longer available on Valve’s gaming client Steam. While no explicit reason has been given, this is just one of a variety of games that will need (or will have needed) patching as Microsoft gets rid of Games for Windows Live on the first of July, 2014. Meanwhile, the Games for Windows Marketplace has been closed since August 22nd, 2013.

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Age of Ascent aims at world record for largest video game battle

Age of Ascent aims at world record for largest video game battle

As attempts at getting people to pay attention to your crowd-funding venture go, aiming for a world record with the Guinness book of world records isn’t the worst idea you could have. The team at Illyriao Games are attempting to break the world record for "World’s Largest Videogame PvP Battle" today starting at 7pm GMT / 3pm Eastern / noon Pacific - at the time of this article’s writing, they’ve got 376 players online with a peak of 993.

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Titanfall preload live on Origin: all 49.99GB of it

Titanfall preload live on Origin: all 49.99GB of it

It’s time to get pre-loading for Titanfall with Origin. Users will be able to download most of the package required for them to play the game - the rest will come in on the 11th of March, next week. Meanwhile this game has begun arriving at retailers, at least in the UK. In the United Kingdom the shop known as ShopTo has shown their massive stacks of Titanfall units for Xbox One - crates and crates and crates.

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Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

This afternoon servers are in short supply for the Titanfall Beta, owing to a bug rather than to a final limitation for the game. According to Respawn Entertainment developer Jon Shiring, Microsoft is both aware of the bug and is working on a fix right this minute. You'll encounter this situation in gameplay when you see the message "no servers found."

UPDATE: With servers back to normal, mostly, Respawn Entertainment decided to make this Closed Beta an Open Beta for everyone starting just one day after launch!

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Microsoft boosts Internet of Things team with wearable tease

Microsoft boosts Internet of Things team with wearable tease

Microsoft is tooling up for a big push into the Internet of Things (IoT), a run on new hires to the team suggests, with hints that consumer tech like wearables and automotive could be on the agenda. The company has been relatively quiet on its plans for computing as it spreads beyond PCs, tablets, phones, and consoles, though the IoT technology could work alongside Microsoft's previous research into HomeOS, a home automation system.

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Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s anti-Ballmer

Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s anti-Ballmer

Satya Nadella wears hoodies. He understands the rules of cricket. More importantly, the newly-named Microsoft CEO understands hardware, something Steve Ballmer has struggled to convince the company, its board and investors, and indeed its OEM partners and customers, that he does over the course of his tenure. "I want us to be able to take our focus and innovation forward" Nadella said of his aims at the company where he's already spent 22 of his 46 years.

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Microsoft Photosynth adds super-high res graphics and new Spin scenes

Microsoft Photosynth adds super-high res graphics and new Spin scenes

Microsoft's Photosynth 3D photo tool may not be the company's best-known product, but it probably deserves to be, with new features today that add high-resolution graphics for immersive 60-megapixel scenes. The update, which Microsoft promises are as smooth as the footage you'd get from a Steadicam rig, uses intelligent processing of multiple frames of the same scene, so that for instance "spin" videos - where the photographer walks around shooting all angles of an object - are clean of extraneous detail like birds or people when you watch the video, but have all of that detail visible when you pause.

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Steve Ballmer bids final farewell to stockholders

Steve Ballmer bids final farewell to stockholders

As exiting CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer steps down from his post as most electrifying man to present a product onstage, he also sends out a more solemn letter to the shareholders of the company. Here in the final 2013 Fiscal Year annual report, Ballmer makes the case for the change of Microsoft to a devices and services company as a wholly positive one. He suggests that a growth of revenue this year to $77.8 billion and a return of $12.3 billion to shareholders (up 6 and 15% respectively from the year before) means that Microsoft is fully on-track for the 2014 Fiscal season.

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