Microsoft wants to strike gold again on the Xbox One the way they did with their XNA coding suite for PC and Xbox 360. The company is touting a massive bridge of synergistic coding communes between the Xbox One and their Windows 8 platform.
Well this will escalate quickly. News has surfaced explaining the three operating systems of the Xbox One. We all knew there was some form of Windows 8 involved, but what a lot of people didn't know was that it's literally running Windows 8.
“Windows 8 is trash” … “Windows 8 is horrible”... “I hate metro tabs!” … “I hate tablet interfaces” … “WTF is up with Windows 8?” I don't know, but an awful lot of people – gamers, specifically – seem to be using one of the most critically reviled operating systems in recent history.
The gesture-based fighting game for the iOS has received some new content and an expanded control scheme for people weren't savvy on the whole screen-swiping mechanics. The new on-screen game pad is also accompanied by news that a Windows Phone version of the game is also in the works.
I guess Microsoft can kiss the hardcore PC gaming crowd goodbye for the time being, it appears a lot of benchmarking enthusiast sites that test, re-test and over-test clocking capabilities within certain OS environments are abandoning Windows 8 due to an issue with the operating system's real-time clock calculations.
While some of the Xbox One games were clearly running on Windows 7 systems, one of Microsoft's OS exclusive titles is the emergent, content-manipulation game, Project Spark. Even though there are a lot of bad things surrounding the policies of the Xbox One, this little title is actually one of the shining beacons in the Microsoft camp at the moment.
The indie side-scroller Terraria is spreading to yet another platform. Publisher 505 Games says that the game will be hitting iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices sometime this summer.
Windows 8 is here to stay whether we like it or not and even with people ike Gabe Newell and Marcus “Notch” Persson complaining about the new OS to no end, there are some benefits to it, such as the new gaming site that focuses on tablet style navigation to help give gamers ease-of-access to content and features like few other sites before it.
We've been hearing a lot about Windows 8 and a lot of it isn't very good, well, if you're judging by people like Gabe Newell and Markus “Notch” Persson, two names that resonate hugely in the world of video game nerdism. However, some companies aren't as afraid of evolving and adopting with the changes in time and game creation toolset Construct 2 will bridge together common enemies, Steam and Windows 8.
Rovio is trying to get a little more experimental with their next game. Instead of simply churning out another Angry Birds, they've decided to make a game called Bad Piggies that lets you play as the villainous green pigs.
Epic Games announced today that the long-running and highly lauded, award-winning game engine, the Unreal Engine 3, is currently available for the Windows 8 and Windows RT platform. So what does this mean? It means that game designers who aren't publicly lambasting Windows 8 and Microsoft's imperialistic control over digital software can start getting to work on planning UE3 projects for Windows 8.
Futuremark Studios, now owned by Rovio Entertainment the same group behind the mega-fad, Angry Birds, has announced that they are working on a new, full DirectX benchmarking suite for DX9, DX10 and DX11 API and they let loose a new teaser to show gamers what they can expect.
If you thought the trusty keyboard and mouse just wasn't cutting it for you in the newer Windows operating systems then be prepared to experience Windows without a keyboard and mouse. That's right...you can use Windows as a "controller free" OS starting February 1st.
A spokesperson for Microsoft revealed that Xbox Live will be integrated into PC [operating systems] and that Windows 8 users will get all their entertainment needs directly from Live. It's just another step Microsoft is taking to really monopolize the online gaming space.