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Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Isn’t Crunching

Photo: Lukas Schulze (Getty Images) At an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Xbox addressed the growing employee concerns about labor conditions at Bethesda Game Studios and its parent company, ZeniMax. Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, said he was “confident” that the studio was not crunching, and that it was “unfair” to attribute crunch culture …

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Microsoft Adds Xbox Gaming Features to Edge

Microsoft Edge GamingImage: Microsoft For edge to steal market share from Chrome, Microsoft will need to find ways to differentiate the relative newcomer from Google’s ubiquitous option. Features like Collections (which acts like bookmarks, but for groups of webpages) are a good start, and now Microsoft is giving gamers a reason to stick with the …

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Engineering Values ​​Handbook – Strong Ideas, Loosely Held > News

(Not sure what this post is about? Check out Living Bungie’s Values ​​as Engineers.) You’re still here! Welcome! At this point you know what you’re here for, so let’s dive right in to… When we first went over the Engineering Values ​​Handbook as a team, we ended up in a multi-day all-hands chat thread digging …

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PS Plus’ Revamp Is Hours Away, But Sony Still Has a Game Pass Problem

Microsoft did its big annual E3 shindig today. Of course, it’s not E3 because that’s in a graveyard somewhere being pointed at by industry know-it-all Jeff Grubb. But unlike Sony, the Team in Green has decided to retain its Sunday evening summer showcase slot, so if you ignore the fact this was a pre-recorded livestream …

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Meta Hits the Brakes on Portal, AR Glasses, and Other Hardware

As the old adage goes, “hardware is hard.” Doubly so in the metaverse. The company Meta (née Facebook) has slowed its pursuit of AR glasses. The headset, which Meta had aimed for release in 2024, was likely years away from actual development. Now, those plans seem to be on indefinite hold. That report comes a …

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Microsoft Plans Game Pass Demos, Xbox Streaming On Samsung TVs

Image: Microsoft Microsoft laid out some of its big plans for gaming ahead of Sunday’s Xbox and Bethesda showcase, and those plans include a steady stream of more big exclusives, expanded Game Pass perks, and bringing video game cloud streaming directly to smart TVs. Most of the plans are forward-looking, but Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil …

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