Mobile games revenues now greater than earnings from those on consoles and PCs

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The industry has now shifted to the point that smartphones and tablets are the top earners for gaming. Mobile games revenue is being taken extremely seriously all of a sudden now that it has reached a significant landmark. Those earnings are now greater than those brought in by games on either consoles or PCs. The industry is now being forced to look at mobile gaming in a way they had not previously been doing. In 2017, mobile games revenues from smartphone and tablets combined are forecasted to represent 42 percent…

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QR codes make an appearance in Xbox One retail game packages

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The game console has been capable of scanning for some time, and the quick response codes are now arriving. Even before the initial release of the Xbox One, Microsoft had announced in the unveiling of the game console that it would be capable of scanning QR codes in order to save the user the necessity of having to type in lengthy digital key codes, which is time consuming, monotonous, and often frustrating. That said, despite this capability, the quick response codes have not been released to be scanned by the…

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QR codes can be quickly scanned by the Xbox One Kinect camera

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This device has helped Xbox Live players to quickly and easily overcome the tedium of lengthy code entry. Previous players of Xbox Live Arcade have had to go through the slow and aggravating process of typing in each of the 25 digits to be able to redeem their games, but the system is now capable of scanning QR codes quite easily, eliminating the struggle and tedium associated with that process. This makes it easier to redeem games, subscriptions to Xbox Live, and other downloadable items. The next generation of Xbox…

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Microsoft hints at Xbox 720 during CES

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Microsoft makes an appearance at this year’s CES This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with innovations that promise to change the future of entertainment, communication, and connectivity. Notably absent from CES this year was Microsoft, who had used the event in the past to showcase some of its future products. While Microsoft did not have its own booth at the event, CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Technology Strategy Officer Eric Rudder were in attendance to show off what may be the future for the company’s gaming enterprise. CEO…

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Augmented reality glasses and Microsoft

Augmented Reality glasses

Augmented reality glasses may be in the works from Microsoft Two recent job postings from Microsoft suggest that the famed technology company is beginning to bolster its ranks for the development of a next generation technology based on the Kinect platform. This technology is rumored to be the company’s take on augmented reality glasses. Augmented reality glasses are growing in popularity amongst consumers and businesses. Much of the attention such products have been getting recently comes from Google’s Project Glass, which thrust the concept of high-tech eyewear into the limelight.…

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Microsoft celebrates one year anniversary of the Kinect with a pop-up café in Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong, Microsoft is celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of its popular Kinect device for the Xbox 360. The Kinect has become a widely used peripheral for the console and has garnered a major following in the technology community. The device makes use of sophisticated motion-tracking technologies that allow gamers to immerse themselves in games by using their body to control various aspects of their gameplay. Beyond the gaming industry, the Kinect has grown popular with augmented reality developers. Microsoft has opened a pop-up café on…

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Google Nexus 4G rumors claim that it will kill the iPhone 5

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The Google Nexus 4G, the next Nexus phone that will be offered by the search engine giant, is rumored to be the smartphone that will take down the iPhone. That being the case, if these rumors are to hold any water, then it will mean that the Google Nexus 4G will need to have significantly bumped up its features and specifications to be able to provide the iPhone 5 with any competition. So far, what is known about Google Nexus 4G is that it will come with the most up…

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