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Microsoft's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1997 title, "Microsoft Flight Simulator 98" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, Power Mac, Xbox, Gizmondo, Game Boy Color, C64 and Apple II. Of these, "Age of Empires III" (PC), "Age Of Empires Gold Edition" (PC), "Project Gotham Racing 2" (Xbox), "Halo 2" (Xbox), "Forza Motorsport" (Xbox) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2016 release "Minecraft" (Xbox One).

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13 May 2014

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03 Mar 2014

Xbox One now £399.99 (ERP) in the UK from February 28th

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24 Feb 2014

Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO

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04 Feb 2014

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19 Dec 2013

Your Invitation Has Arrived: Xbox One Ready for Millions of Fans on 22nd November

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13 Nov 2013


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20 Aug 2013

“Forza Motorsport 5” Limited Edition and Day One Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

Amazing cars, VIP membership, and exclusive content highlight special editions of the flagship racing game on Xbox One

16 Aug 2013

"Halo 4” Champions Bundle Unleashes New Maps, Game Type and More on 20th August

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08 Jul 2013

“Halo 4” Global Championship Announced

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03 Jul 2013

Microsoft Unveils Xbox One: The Ultimate All-In-One Home Entertainment System

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22 May 2013

“Gears of War: Judgment” Call to Arms Map Pack Introduces Three Maps and an Intense New Multiplayer Mode starting 23rd April

The second “Judgment” Map Pack explores the darker side of the “Gears” universe, with three bone-chilling maps, the new “Master at Arms” multiplayer mode and exclusive digital rewards

19 Apr 2013

“Gears of War: Judgment” VIP Season Pass Offers Big Savings and Exclusive Multiplayer Content

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27 Feb 2013

“Halo 4” Set to Make Entertainment History and Spark Midnight Frenzy on 6th November

More than 10,000 retail stores worldwide planning midnight launch celebrations to herald the year’s biggest entertainment event

02 Nov 2012

Xbox 360 Transforms A Country To Launch Epic Blockbuster “Halo 4”

Xbox 360 changes the game by taking over Liechtenstein in 2012’s biggest entertainment launch

31 Oct 2012

“Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience Available Now

Extended Windows 8 experience gives “Forza Horizon” players instant access to open roads of Colorado

30 Oct 2012

“Halo 4” War Games Map Pass Locks You In For All the Competitive Multiplayer You Can Handle

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25 Oct 2012

Xbox Expands To Hundreds Of Millions Of Devices; Xbox Smartglass Launches This Friday

From exciting TV and movie apps like Netflix for Kids, BBC iPlayer and NOW TV, entertainment on Xbox has continued to grow. And now, we’re taking it even further.

23 Oct 2012

Famed Hollywood Visionaries David Fincher and Tim Miller Team Up with Microsoft to Create “Halo 4” Launch Trailer

Legendary director of award-winning films like “Fight Club” and “The Social Network” and acclaimed visual effects lead for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” collaborate with 343 Industries to ignite anticipation for the year’s biggest entertainment launch

10 Oct 2012

Forza Horizon Revs its Engine and Speeds Towards an Action-packed Launch on 26 October

Car lovers and racing enthusiasts alike have multiple ways to get behind the wheel, win prizes and celebrate the launch of the latest Forza game

04 Oct 2012

Xbox Calls on Aspiring Spartans to Help Marker the Launch of Epic Blockbuster “Halo 4”

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02 Oct 2012

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19 Sep 2012

Microsoft London Studio Head Announcement

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14 Sep 2012

Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 Titles Announced

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31 Aug 2012

It’s Everyone for Themselves with “Gears of War: Judgment’s” Free-For-All

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28 Aug 2012

“Forza Horizon” VIP Membership Program Offers Exclusive Content for Forza Fans

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22 Aug 2012

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22 Aug 2012

Expand Your “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” Experience with Specialisations in “Halo 4”

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15 Aug 2012

Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” Console Bundle and Accessories Revealed at San Diego Comic-Con

“Halo 4” fans can commemorate this year’s biggest blockbuster game with a limited edition console bundle and standalone wireless controller, featuring exclusive downloadable content

16 Jul 2012

Kaiser Chiefs Announced As Xbox Live’s Entertainment and Charity Ambassadors

Kaiser Chiefs encourage fans to raise funds for Right To Play by taking part in Kinect Sports charity run as part of Xbox’s “Summer Stadium” campaign

15 Jun 2012

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09 May 2012

Microsoft launches Xbox 360 Special Edition Kinect Celebration Pack

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01 May 2012

Xbox LIVE Partners With ESPN, GameSpot,, Manga Entertainment and MUZU.TV to Expand TV-Like Advertising on Xbox LIVE

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25 Apr 2012

“Forza Motorsport 4” May Top Gear Car Pack Brings Ten New Cars to Forza Fans

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25 Apr 2012

Xbox LIVE Entertainment Apps Unlocked 19-23 April

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18 Apr 2012

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17 Apr 2012

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11 Apr 2012

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06 Apr 2012

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27 Mar 2012

Xbox Celebrates the UK 10th Anniversary of Redefining Games & Entertainment in the Living Room

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14 Mar 2012

Video Game Luminary Phil Harrison Joins Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business Leadership Team

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13 Mar 2012

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05 Mar 2012

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07 Feb 2012

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01 Feb 2012

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24 Jan 2012

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05 Dec 2011

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23 Nov 2011

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14 Nov 2011

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03 Nov 2011

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28 Oct 2011

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28 Oct 2011

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10 Oct 2011

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06 Oct 2011

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16 Aug 2011

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26 Jul 2011

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26 Jul 2011

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27 Jun 2011

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27 Jun 2011

Kinect Hits One-Million Mark in Just 10 Days

Early customer demand for controller-free entertainment solidifies the biggest year in Xbox history.

15 Nov 2010

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23 Aug 2010

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21 Jun 2010

“Kinect Sports”

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14 Jun 2010

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12 Feb 2010

Fable Ii and Halo Wars Join The Classics Collection

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05 Feb 2010

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05 Feb 2010

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02 Jun 2009

Xbox Unveils Entertainment Experiences That Put Everyone Centre Stage

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02 Jun 2009

Halo 3: Recon - Fact Sheet

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09 Oct 2008

Microsoft at Tokyo Game Show


09 Oct 2008

Microsoft Announces New Leadership Roles For Shane Kim and Phil Spencer and The Departure Of Jeff Bell

Microsoft today announced a new leadership structure in its Interactive Entertainment Business.

13 Jun 2008

Microsoft Announces “Gears of War 2” Ships This November

The world’s hottest developers pave the way for a bumper year with a blockbuster line-up

21 Feb 2008

Halo 3 Does $300 Million First-Week Sales

“Halo 3” has captured the attention of consumers worldwide and has made history as one of the biggest entertainment launches of all time.

04 Oct 2007

SideWinder Line Is Back with a Mouse That Defines Customised Gaming Control

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22 Aug 2007

Halo 3 E3 Fact Sheet

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11 Jul 2007

Microsoft XBox™ Launches Search For Britain’s Hottest New Music Talent

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16 May 2007

Microsoft and NAMCO BANDAI Create Video Game History With First-Ever Xbox 360 Pac-Man® World Championship

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18 Apr 2007

Microsoft Unveils Xbox 360 Elite

Premium black console includes 120GB hard drive and line of new accessories.

28 Mar 2007

MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2007: Finalists Announced

Shortlist for the games industry's most celebrated awards event is revealed

02 Mar 2007

Frozen Codebase is Now An Authorized Microsoft Xbox 360 Developer

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10 Nov 2006

Multiplayer Demo Of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition For Xbox 360 To Storm Onto Marketplace On November 23.

Up to 16 players will be able to compete in arctic sci-fi shooter

10 Nov 2006

XL Devises Epic Gears of War LAN Tournament!

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09 Nov 2006

Nine Genres of Music Burn Up the Track in PGR 3

"Today's hottest acts" queue at the lights to appear on Project Gotham Racing 3 soundtrack.

29 Sep 2005

MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2005 Winners Announced

Individuals within the UK computer and video games industry recognised for excellence.

08 Apr 2005

Halo 2: The Official Guide

Piggyback produces Halo 2 Official Guide on-site at Bungie Studios in Redmond.

03 Nov 2004

Women's Game Conference Announces Keynote Speakers for September 9-10 Conference

The Game Initiative announces the keynote speakers for the first annual Women’s Game Conference (WGC) taking place September 9-10 in Austin, Texas.

18 Aug 2004

Phantagram and Microsoft to co-publish an Xbox title

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders.

04 May 2004

The Golden short-list

The final short-list of nominees is announced for the Computer and Video Games Golden Joystick Awards 2003.

24 Oct 2003

Debut success for Edinburgh Games Festival

First ever Edinburgh International Games Festival proves an instant success, with both industry and public events over-subscribed.

21 Aug 2003

Mayor of London Backs London Games Week

Ken Livingstone praises the games industry

01 Aug 2003

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 exclusive for Xbox in 2003

Ubi Soft announcesTom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the next instalment in the best-selling series of games, is a console exclusive for Xbox in 2003.

16 Jul 2003

Microsoft acquires FASA

FASA Interactive, developer of MechCommander and MechWarrior 4, is bought by Microsoft.

04 Jun 2003

Xbox Live™: Are You Ready For The Challenge?

The First Comprehensive, Online Game Service Fully Dedicated To Fast‑Action Broadband Gaming Experiences Is Now Available In Europe

14 Mar 2003

Video games market growing faster than ever before

More people buying more games

11 Mar 2003

The CORE of Xbox

CDV enters into Xbox publisher license agreement with Microsoft.

17 Feb 2003

Microsoft to Acquire Digital Anvil

Addition of Austin-based development studio continues Microsoft Games Division growth.

06 Feb 2003

Rockstar stole my Joystick

Grand Theft Auto III emerges as the star of the show at today’s Golden Joystick Awards ceremony.

28 Oct 2002

And the nominees are...

The list of official nominations for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards is announced.

17 Sep 2002

3DO to publish games for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft

3DO today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to develop and publish games for the Xbox video game system.

25 Jul 2002

Lotus pole position

Bill Gates' buys into the British motor industry as Titus is set to release Lotus Challenge on Xbox this September.

13 Jun 2002

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Live

Heralding the next frontier in video games

20 May 2002

Microsoft acquires Bungie

Bungie relocates to Redmond, WA

14 Mar 2002

Microsoft Announces Details of Japanese Xbox Launch on Feb. 22

Japanese Pricing, Launch Games, Presales and Special Edition Xbox Announced

11 Jan 2002

Capcom Announces Genma Onimusha for Xbox Video Game System from Microsoft

More Xbox goodies from Japanese giant.

30 Nov 2001

British Composer Richard Jacques confirms guest appearance for Jet Set Radio Future on Xbox

Richard Jacques, formerly composer/sound producer at Sega Europe, invited by Wavemaster to write tracks for Xbox title Jet Set Radio Future.

16 Nov 2001

Championship Manager To Score For Xbox

Best-selling football management simulation to be available on a video games console for the first time.

28 May 2001

TIGA Roars For Games Developers

New UK trade body for games developers is launched at London event by e-Minister Patricia Hewitt.

28 Mar 2001

Microsoft Golf Title Gets A Lot More Greenery

Links 2001 course converter now available for download.

27 Feb 2001

Fighter Ace II Update Now Available

Thirteen new planes ready for take-off!

15 Dec 2000

Xbox Confirmed As Priority Development and Publishing Platform For Codemasters.

Codemasters, the UK’s leading independent games software development and publishing company, today confirms its commitment to Xbox.

21 Sep 2000

Microsoft Assembles Top Development Talent to Create Games for Xbox

Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Satellites, Universal Interactive Studios, Stormfront Studios, Totally Games and Others Sign On To Create Xbox Games.

01 Sep 2000

Microsoft and Climax Combine To Deliver Warhammer Online

Climax has joined forces with Microsoft to develop the back-end technology required to deliver Warhammer Online.

17 Aug 2000

Fore! Official Microsoft Golf 2001 Web Site Launches

Microsoft today announced the launch of the official Golf 2001 Web site at

10 Aug 2000

Microsoft WGDC Agenda Announced

Microsoft announces it's conference line-up for the forthcoming European Windows Game Developer Conference.

02 Jun 2000

"X" marks the spot for Kalisto

Kalisto announce development for Microsoft's new X-Box game console.

31 Mar 2000

Microsoft Makes Minority Investment In SingleTrac Entertainment Technologies in a Multititle Deal

Top Games Company to Create Windows 95-Based Titles for Microsoft

09 Sep 1996

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