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Minecraft to Hit the Xbox On May 9th

Minecrafters looking for a bit of four-player split-screen action won’t have to wait too long – Minecraft is coming to the Xbox on the 9th of May via the Xbox Live Arcade for just 1600 Microsoft Points or about £16-odd.

Next Xbox Currently Codenamed "Durango"

By Gary Cutlack on at

A developer made the mistake of blabbing about a Microsoft event on Twitter, claiming he was having a great time at the "Durango developers summit" in London. Given Durango is one of the suspected Xbox 360 development names, that would appear to be confirmation that Microsoft is in the midst of publicising its new Xbox plans with game makers.

Designing Windows 8, or: How to Redesign a Religion

By Matt Buchanan on at

There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer's dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he's taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating system used by like a billion people all over the world. You know, NBD.

Halo 4 to Be Shown Off at Leap Day Xbox Showcase?

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Are you ravenous for more Master Chief action? Looks like you won’t have to wait too long if a rumour out of Scandinavia is to be believed. According to a Finnish magazine, Halo 4 will be officially shown off at a leap day Xbox Spring showcase scheduled for the 29th of February.