Opinion: How a modular Xbox One "Elite" changes the game
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There's new consoles being announced this year, most likely three of them. Nintendo is quite open about the existence of their next-generation console, publications around the world have seen documents regarding Sony's work on a 4K-capable PlayStation 4, and the head of Xbox has spoke of...
Microsoft and Samsung offer platform support for React Native
Research: Progress releases 2016 .NET developer insights
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Progress has released some insightful research into the state of .NET development in 2016, based on the responses of more than 100,000 respondents. With major advancements being made by Microsoft - particularly in cross-platform development - the framework is ready to achieve new...
Microsoft breaks down the IoT language barrier with Open Translators to Things
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Microsoft knows of the compatibility issues between connected devices, and wants to help break down the language barrier between them with the launch of their 'Open Translators to Things' (OpenT2T) initiative. Developers are being invited to collaborate on the project and build 'translators' which should make it easier to build...
Epic releases Unreal Engine 4.11 – improvements based on Paragon development
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Epic doesn't just maintain the fantastic Unreal Engine, they also create incredible games. Their experience from this game development translates into Unreal Engine features, to help other developers overcome hurdles and ensure the process is as simple as possible whilst maintaining high-levels of performance.
BUILD 2016: The big developer round-up
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Microsoft opened its annual developer conference, BUILD, with a range of important announcements for the company's future vision. In this article we'll round-up some of the highlights, but Microsoft's event itself was designed to round-up all developers, of any platform, and ensure Windows and Microsoft's services are the "home" for their development. Hence, the double-entendre of a...
Xbox continues eSports support with platform launch – Forza 6 takes pole with integration
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Microsoft is a long-term supporter of eSports, and Xbox Live became somewhat the home for professional console gamers and leagues over the years. This started with the eSports scene around Halo, before Call of Duty took over with their annual game releases as Halo's development slowed.
Call of Duty thrived on Xbox, and Microsoft held various exclusive content deals...
Xbox allows cross-platform multiplayer with PlayStation/Steam
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Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network simplified online multiplayer for both developers and gamers, but also created division in gamers as their online services locked them out from playing with friends who chose to invest their money in a different platform. Gamers have dreamt of a day when the wall between platforms came tumbling down, and...
Microsoft says Windows 10 app sales are up – despite claims otherwise
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Microsoft had a grand vision with the launch of Windows 8 that apps should be universal, and can be used no matter what form of device a user decides to use. Over three years on, that dream is still kicking despite poor adoption on mobile and weak PC market.
Unfortunately, developers have struggled to get on-board with Microsoft's vision and focused their efforts on the lucrative...