Microsoft May Be Mulling a Major Studio Acquisition, Possibly Even EA
Microsoft has spent the past few years trying to rebuild the Xbox franchise and compete effectively with Sony in the console wars. With the Xbox One X launched, the company is considering another problem with its lineup: a distinct lack of third-party exclusives.
That’s the word from Polygon, which notes that the Xbox One remains far behind the PS4 in terms of total units shipped (VGChartz reports 36.4M Xbox One sales to-date, compared with 73.6M PS4 sales). The Xbox One X outsold the PS4 in December in the United States, at least, but the Switch sold more than either.
Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the incredible success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, while Nintendo also had a great month as Switch had most overall units.
— Aaron "Greenbeard"
NASA Begins Assembling Spacecraft to Study Enormous Metallic Asteroid
Next year, this piece of hardware will ride a SpaceX rocket into orbit, and then it's off to the asteroid belt to study its namesake, the metal-rich asteroid 16 Psyche.
Microsoft Launches Surface Pro 8, Laptop Studio, Go 3, Duo 2
Microsoft has launched and refreshed a number of Surface products, including the all-new Surface Laptop Studio.
New Study Suggests Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist
Most scientists currently believe the iron grip of gravity is augmented by dark matter, an invisible material that makes up about 85 percent of the universe. A new study makes the case for an alternative model, one in which dark matter doesn't exist and gravity works a little differently than we thought.
Google Shuts Down Stadia Games Studio, Plans to License Tech
Google says this is just part of a larger strategy to strengthen its Stadia partnerships, but this feels like the beginning of the end for Google's game streaming platform.