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Microsoft Had At One Point Considered Buying Nintendo

04/01/2015, According to an earlier report, it was revealed that prior to Microsoft launching the original Xbox, the company had some pretty wild and crazy ideas on how to enter the gaming market, which at that time was dominated by the likes of Sony and Nintendo....

Microsoft Considered Giving Away The Original Xbox For Free

04/01/2015, It has been many years since Microsoft first introduced the Xbox gaming console and it seems that back then, Microsoft was considering how to break into a market that was seemingly dominated by the likes of Sony and Nintendo. In an interview with...

Microsoft Launches MS-DOS Mobile As A Windows Phone Alternative

04/01/2015, We’re not sure how many of you guys remember MS-DOS from back in the day, but if you do, you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has launched MS-DOS mobile which they’re hoping will become an alternative to the Windows Phone platform. Before...

Microsoft Announces Surface 3 Tablet

03/31/2015, We reported recently that Microsoft will soon unveil a new Surface tablet. Even though it would be the Surface 2’s successor it won’t be relegated to Windows RT. That’s precisely what Redmond announced today. Microsoft has formally...

Halo 5’s Official Release Has Been Set For 27th October

03/30/2015, With the popularity of the Halo franchise spanning many years, we’re sure gamers are looking forward to the next installment – Halo 5: Guardians. Turns out that gamers will have to wait a little bit more as the official date has been set for the...

Windows 10 For Phones Preview Being Expanded To More Devices

03/29/2015, Microsoft is running a great preview program for Windows 10. It is allowing members of the public to try out the new software on desktop as well as their mobile devices before Windows 10’s consumer release this summer. Windows 10 for Phones preview...

Console Owners Waste Millions Each Year On Energy Bills

03/26/2015, It would certainly be nuts to envision us living without electricity in this day and age – definitely unfathomable for the younger, connected generation. Having said that, as the world’s population explodes, effort must be made to ensure that we...

Skype For Web Private Beta Kicks Off

03/26/2015, People who use Skype on desktop computers need the full app to access the service. I for one wouldn’t mind having the ability to use Skype right from a browser window. It appears that my wish might be fulfilled soon. According to reports Microsoft...

Project Spartan Might Not Support Extensions At The Start [Rumor]

03/26/2015, According to a tweet by Microsoft enthusiast, Bavo Luysterborg, he has suggested that Microsoft’s Project Spartan will not be supporting extensions at launch, but has instead hinted that the support for extensions will come at a later date. This...

Surface 3 Tablet Will Reportedly Tout A Full Version Of Windows

03/25/2015, Microsoft launched the Surface 2 tablet back in 2013. Last year the company launched the Surface Pro 3 but didn’t say if it would be launching a Surface 3. The “Pro” models are expensive and aimed at customers who want a powerful package...