Once Upon a Time… an Age of Empires Retrospective

With the release of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition on Windows 10, Xbox Wire goes back in time to help you discover the story behind a saga that became a legend. This article was authored by and originally appeared on Xbox Wire France. The year is 1997. The Spice Girls have a top-selling album, France has yet to win the soccer World Cup, and Minitels are as popular as PCs. But all of this is about to change, as is the world of strategic videogames. A small development studio decides to try and do something new with real-time strategy games (RTS). Tony… Continue reading Once Upon a Time… an Age of Empires Retrospective

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 26 to March 4

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. This coming week we can go hunting for space minerals with Deep Rock Galactic as it enters Xbox Game Preview, take a supernatural journey to ancient Egypt in Immortal Redneck, or get nostalgic for some dinosaur hunting action with the console launch exclusives Turok and Turok 2. These are just a few of the excellent games coming to Xbox One next week. Read more about these titles below and click… Continue reading Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 26 to March 4

TWC9: Go SDK for Azure, PWA tips, important AI papers, and more | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Christina’s out of a cast (yay!) but still wearing a splint (boo!) and back to share the latest developer news, including:[00:20] Build Registration is Open[00:38] Azure Go for Developers and an interview with Brian Ketelsenabou… Continue reading TWC9: Go SDK for Azure, PWA tips, important AI papers, and more | This Week On Channel 9

TWC9: Go SDK for Azure, PWA tips, important AI papers, and more | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Christina’s out of a cast (yay!) but still wearing a splint (boo!) and back to share the latest developer news, including:[00:20] Build Registration is Open[00:38] Azure Go for Developers and an interview with Brian Ketelsenabou… Continue reading TWC9: Go SDK for Azure, PWA tips, important AI papers, and more | This Week On Channel 9

This Week on Xbox: February 23, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Now Available Worldwide on Windows 10 PCs Welcome back to history! Today is an… Continue reading This Week on Xbox: February 23, 2018

Interview With Ruth Yakubu, Cloud Developer Advocate in Java and AI | GALs

Christina interviews Ruth Yakubu, a CDA focused on Java, AI, and cloud analytics. In this one-on-one interview, Ruth shares how she became interested in tech, and the career path that led her to Microsoft.In addition to her technical work, Ruth is also… Continue reading Interview With Ruth Yakubu, Cloud Developer Advocate in Java and AI | GALs

Punishing Platformer Roguelike Xenon Valkyrie+ Available Now on Xbox One

A few months ago, I was contacted by a Spanish game developer, Daniel Fernandez Chavez (Diabolical Mind), who had created an interesting game for the PC. Considering we use the same middleware (GameMaker Studio), he figured I could port and publish his game on consoles. I accepted! Xenon Valkyrie+ is a platformer roguelike in the same vein as Spelunky, with a sci-fi twist involving RPG elements such as experience levels, items, and equipment. Choose between three characters with special abilities to survive through the randomly-generated levels, talk with NPCs to progress through the story and be one of the few… Continue reading Punishing Platformer Roguelike Xenon Valkyrie+ Available Now on Xbox One

Retro-Future Survival Management Game Symmetry Now Available on Xbox One

The first time we thought about creating Symmetry was during one evening when we played a board game called “K2,” in which the main goal was to ascend the mountain summit and bring the whole team back to the base safely. Once we mixed the concept with our love to sci-fi themes, we could begin our work. At first, we gave the game a working title Furnace, a while later it was changed to The Last Day. It was only in pre-alpha development stage that we came up with the name Symmetry, that really stuck with us and was a… Continue reading Retro-Future Survival Management Game Symmetry Now Available on Xbox One