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Xbox adds Alexa and Cortana voice support

Microsoft's console can be be controlled through voice assistant enabled devices

"We don't see a future where subscriptions are dominant" - Microsoft

Xbox Game Pass heads say player feedback shows they prefer a service with a smaller number of quality titles to one with thousands of games

Microsoft announces Xbox All Access

24-month payment program gets users an Xbox One, Xbox Live, and Game Pass sans up-front payment

Microsoft reportedly bundling console, Gold and Game Pass into Xbox All Access service

Project Largo offers Xbox One X plus online services for $34.99 per month, $149 accessory allegedly pulled from Gamescom reveal

Minecraft boss says US work culture needs more "off-ramps" for employees

Employees should be able "immerse themselves in their life experiences" without damaging their careers, says Helen Chiang

Microsoft invests $500,000 in coding and tech training for students of colour

Firm's support will open Seattle chapter for Black Girls Code and boost Technology Access Foundation's STEM program

The business case for a streaming Xbox

Microsoft may be experimenting with streaming as a full-parity option for the next generation of Xbox - question marks remain over tech, but the commercial case is sound

Forza Motorsport 7 removes prize crates, avoids paid tokens

Microtransaction system from prior Forza games will not appear in Forza Horizon 4, either

Xbox Adaptive Controller comes in accessible packaging

Users with limited mobility tested the controller's packaging extensively to come up with a final, accessible design

Microsoft working on streaming-only console - Report

Thurrott says Scarlett family of devices will debut in 2020, including a traditional console and a more affordable, lower powered cloud device

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"

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