Microsoft Chalks Up Win With Earnings Report

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The three-month period ending September 30th – which Microsoft almost inexplicably refers to as the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year – was good to the company.  Microsoft shared its earnings report this afternoon, and it beat analysts’ estimates by a large margin. The consensus estimate regarding revenue, for example, was $15.8 billion.  Microsoft reported $16.2 billion, instead.  Then, …

Microsoft’s Project Natal Could Cost $200

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Several Swedish retailers are currently listing a price for Microsoft’s full-body motion controller Project Natal, and if the price is real, it’s much higher than expected. The price listed on all these websites is 1,499 SEK or approximately 197 U.S. dollars. Even if we consider the fact that prices for games and gaming equipment in Sweden are a bit higher …

Netflix via Wii Is Almost Here

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Netflix has announced that it’s entered the final stages for the rollout of Netflix for the Wii. Starting in the next few days, several lucky customers are going to get the new Netflix via Wii to so that Netflix can gather final feedback. The announcement, from Netflix Vice President of Marketing Jessie Becker, is short but sweet: starting today, Netflix …

Project Natal Sacks PlayStation Move in Reader Vote

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Last week, Sony announced the PlayStation Move, a new motion-based controller to compete with both the Wii and, more importantly, Microsoft’s upcoming Project Natal full-body motion controller. That’s why we made the topic of the latest edition of our Web Faceoff about Sony and Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation gaming controllers. We asked you to tell us which excited you more: Microsoft’s …