“As a team, we are passionate about fostering new talent in the industry, such as with our 12-month placement scheme for university students from relevant courses. This event is another great way that we can pass on some of the expertise within the studio to inspire the next generation of game creators,” said Playground Games studio director Gavin Raeburn in a statement. … [Read more...] about Microsoft launches Xbox Academy for aspiring developers. Here’s how to sign up
Shortly after a series of reports spilled the beans on Microsoft’s next entry-level gaming console, Xbox’s social handle officially revealed the Xbox Series S. The company bills it as “next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever” and confirmed the $299 (£250 in the U.K.) price tag. … [Read more...] about Microsoft reveals the $299 Xbox Series S next-gen gaming console
The Surface Pro 7’s 12.3-inch PixelSense panel is sharper than the Surface Go 2’s as it’s packed with 2736 x 1824 pixels. However, you’d be surprised to know that Surface Go 2 beats it in terms of color reproduction and brightness level (this screen maxes out at 395 nits). It’s a great screen nonetheless, perfect for content streaming and reading. Another thing that puzzles us is that despite being the larger machine, the Surface Pro 7 only offers eight hours of battery life, while the Surface Go 2 lasts an impressive two hours longer. Still, we think the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the more well-rounded of the two and it’s our choice for the best 2-in-1 laptop of 2020. Get it with the Type Cover for just $599 at Best Buy today. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Laptop 3 discounted at Best Buy
Better camera with a rear-facing lens Topping our list of things we want to see in a Surface Duo 2 is a better camera. The Surface Duo is sporting a single 11-megapixel front-facing camera with a 2.0 aperture. The phone also doesn’t have a rear-facing camera sensor, which means that you need to fold the two screens on the Duo over and turn it around each time you want to take a photo. … [Read more...] about 3 features we want from the Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Overall for Microsoft, this new Surface Laptop would fit in well with its overall strategy with Windows 10 devices. Back in May, Microsoft detailed that it was refocusing its upcoming Windows 10X operating system for single-screen laptops. At the time, it was also rumored that the operating system would come to business devices first, with some stripped-down features to put it on a path to also compete with Chromebooks and Chrome OS. … [Read more...] about Microsoft to launch a 12.5-inch Surface Laptop for under $600?