The various Windows Mixed Reality headsets may be making the technology world take notice, what with their reasonable level of virtual reality performance, at more than reasonable prices. But the mark of a new technology is in its uses — you need content for a platform like this to stock. And become successful. Well,...

The Xbox has, for such a long time, been the primary emphasis at Redmond that it allowed competitors to sneak right in and deliver not just innovation but winning user loyalty too. Valve’s Steam platform, for instance, is said to account for some 50 to 70 percent of the PC gaming market. Obviously, having this much of...

A lot has been said about Microsoft and PC gaming, and not all of it is positive. But now the company wants to return to its roots. It’s PC gaming roots, that is. Whatever the reason for this change of heart — whether it is the release of Windows 8 or the fact that Xbox One is now finally out in the open — PC gamers...

When Windows 8 launched late last year, it brought with it several casual titles spanning many of the popular genres one would associate on mobile platforms. Now, however, Redmond is ready to kick things up several gears when it comes to gaming. Going forward, Microsoft wants to focus on core games — the ones that...