Microsoft @ E3 2009 Roundup

Yesterday Microsoft held their E3 ’09 press conference which was full of new “blockbuster” games with no sales figures and charts. Here is my quick run down of what they announced: Paul McCartney and Ringo came out to introduce Rock Band: The Beatles Tony Hawk came to show us his new game Ride with a new board controller […]

Microsoft Stores

Microsoft are planing to follow Apple into the retail stores space. This got some people thinking of the differences between the two: The stores will have brushed steel walls dotted with holes — reminiscent of Windows security The store will have six different entrances — Starter, Basic, Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate Excuse Bar (instead of Apple’s Genius Bar) staff […]

Windows Live Essentials

During CES ’09 Microsoft announced in their somewhat boring keynote that Windows Live Essentials will be available for everyone in its final version. The Essentials suit is the desktop applications from Windows Live: Messenger Mail Photo gallery Toolbar Family Safety Writer Movie Maker These are available for download now and you can see what I thought […]