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What to Expect from Microsoft at E3 | E3 Pregaming

Microsoft is entering E3 in a better position than usual. The company promises the “biggest” E3 showing to date, and there are a lot of things they could do to earn that title. Foremost among them is something the Xbox has been sorely lacking in: games. This isn’t the year to be worried about, though, if rumors are to be believed. We’re on the tail end of the console generation, with Sony executives telling investors that the PS4 is in the last stage of its lifespan. Xbox has

Opinion: Microsoft Should Spin off Halo's Multiplayer

Halo revolutionized gaming forever by giving its masterpiece single-player campaign a multiplayer mode. Nearly 20 years later, it’s time for them to go their separate ways. In 2001, Halo’s multiplayer captivated millions and pushed Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox, off shelves. By 2004, Halo 2 launched to launch-day lines that overflowed into the streets. But Microsoft had something different hidden up their sleeves. With Halo 2’s online, match-made multiplayer, Xbox set the

Microsoft's 2013 Vision for the Future was Weirdly Accurate

I expect that Microsoft was shocked by the immediate response to the Xbox One. They didn't just want this to be your only game device, they wanted this to be your only entertainment device. And they built, I imagined, the ultimate machine to that end. A friend of mine cited the Xbox One's failure with a quote that immediately had me rolling my eyes. "Being too far ahead of your time," James Allsworth once said, "is indistinguishable from being wrong." I just didn't see it. Bu