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Microsoft acquires Gears of War, hopes you still care

Epic's lauded Gears of War franchise helped Microsoft sell the Xbox 360, and now Redmond hopes it can do the same on the Xbox One.

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Xbox One, holiday sales drive Microsoft to record revenue

Microsoft easily blew away analyst estimates, thanks to its consumer businesses and Surface tablet. But Windows revenues decreased.

Microsoft's Xbox One topped U.S. console sales in December

Microsoft's Xbox One outsold all others during the month of December, continuing its trend of outselling all other game consoles within the U.S.

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2013 in Review: The year in gaming

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 dominated the headlines, but they weren't the only stories of interest to gamers in 2013.

2013: The year in gaming

Sony and Microsoft tried to entice consumers to buy their new consoles, while Nintendo struggled to hang on. Check out the biggest gaming stories of the year in this IDG News Service gaming review.

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2013 in Video: Microsoft's year in review

Take a look back at an eventful year for Microsoft in this video report.

Microsoft's 2013 in review

Microsoft struggled to stay relevant in the world of desktop and mobile computing, but its games division continued to achieve success. In this year in review we’ll take a look at the Microsoft stories of 2013.

PCWorld best products of 2013

Haswell, Surface Pro 2, and Kindle Fire HDX top PCWorld's 'Best of 2013' list

It's that time of year again, when the editors of PCWorld and TechHive name the absolute best new hardware, gadgets, software, and services

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Microsoft's most monumental hits, misses, and moments of 2013

Windows 8.1 and Xbox arrived. Ballmer's leaving, but he bought part of Nokia first. Just another year in the life of a company struggling to stay relevant.

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Violent video games may stop crime by keeping criminals busy playing violent video games

Economist Steve Levitt posits a fascinating theory on why the crime rate has plummeted over the past two decades.

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Xbox One

Microsoft admits disk drive glitch is killing some Xbox One consoles

Only a "very small number" of consoles are affected by the issue, Microsoft says. It's working on getting replacement models to anyone reporting the issue.

Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One consoles on launch day

The new console's launch mirrors that of Sony's PlayStation 4 last week.