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Microsoft annual gaming revenue tops $10 billion

Xbox maker's full-year results show year-over-year growth in sales, Xbox Live active users

Taking stock after five years of ID@Xbox

Chris Charla talks about the program's biggest successes, pain points, and the conventional wisdom on when to announce and release independent games

Xbox FastStart is now enabled for select games

Microsoft's AI-powered game launching can be used with titles in the Xbox Game Pass catalogue

Microsoft files patent for AI-driven cheat detection

Machine learning would train AI to notice "outlying" interactions between games and gaming platforms

Halo TV series gets green light at Showtime

Cable network orders 10 episodes for series; Mind Games creator Kyle Killen named showrunner

Forza Horizon 4's stream-to-earn function is Microsoft's latest attempt to push Mixer

Players will earn in-game currency purely by streaming their gameplay session to platform holder's Twitch rival

Microsoft switches to blockchain tech for publisher royalty calculation

Xbox publishers will now receive royalty statements faster and with less process effort from Microsoft

Nintendo and Microsoft unite against Sony with Minecraft cross-platform play

"Better together" say newfound allies in the face on Sony's cross-platform reluctance

Microsoft condemns separation of families at US border

Company is "dismayed" by children being separated from parents by ICE; will continue work on Azure for government

E3 2018: Microsoft finally comes out of its "self-imposed damage control position"

Industry analysts on Sony's muted E3 briefing, and why it's too soon to know if Microsoft's studio acquisitions will be proved "smart or dumb"

Streaming could be key to Xbox reclaiming the lead from PlayStation

Industry analysts see Microsoft as well positioned to be the leader in game streaming, in a way that Sony will struggle to emulate

Xbox and Nintendo speak out against Fortnite PS4 stalemate

Phil Spencer and Reggie Fils-Aime both want their customers to play with and across other consoles

E3 2018: Starting next-gen hype early is bad for business

Casual references toward next-gen consoles and games risks overshadowing the huge releases coming in 2018

Xbox's evolving first-party strategy

Chief marketing officer Mike Nichols explains Microsoft's "forward-leaning pivot" in how it has viewed its game studios this generation, and why it just added five more to the operation

E3 Roundtable: E3 2018 showed an industry on the brink of change

Games-as-a-service drained life out of the show floor, while the major publishers all gestured toward streaming and the next generation

E3 Roundtable: Microsoft's first-party intent, EA's loot box lament

Microsoft's flurry of studio acquisitions lit up E3's opening weekend, Bethesda showed every ace in its hand, and EA promised to do better

Ninja Theory bosses explain decision to join Microsoft Studios

"We want to take bigger creative risks, and create genre-defining games without constant threat of annihilation," says creative lead Tameem Antoniades

Microsoft boosts Xbox Game Pass with better third-party support

Phoenix Point and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will hit the service day-and-date, all games to launch "twice as fast" through machine learning

E3 2018: Watch the Xbox press conference here

Microsoft will need more than Forza and Crackdown to emerge from E3 with much credit - expect the return of some major IPs

Microsoft pushes Crackdown 3 to February 2019

Delay to fan favourite confirmed, leaving a hole in the Xbox first-party line-up for 2018

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