Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July, 2018

New Xbox One bundles include PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Minecraft

Get on board with PUBG and an Xbox One X, or opt for Minecraft with an Xbox One S.


Microsoft has no shortage of Xbox One bundles available, but it's adding two more to the mix this week. And whether you're looking to jump in the Xbox ecosystem with a One X or One S, there's something here for everyone. On the Xbox One X side of things, Microsoft is bundling battle royale hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) with the system. Altogether, the bundle includes a download for the full PUBG game, along with a standard 1TB Xbox One X, a wireless controller, and one-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Microsoft says this bundle will hit retailers around the world starting "later this week" for $499. As for the Xbox One S, Microsoft is introducing another Minecraft bundle, which includes a full version of the Minecraft game with the Explorer's Pack, along with season one of Minecraft: Story Mode. The bundle also throws in a one-month trial for X…

Google admits it lost out to Microsoft buying GitHub

A Google executive has admitted the search giant lost out on buying GitHub. Speaking at a Fortune Magazine event yesterday, Diane Greene Google’s head of cloud made an interesting admission. “I wouldn’t have minded buying them, but it’s OK,” said Greene, Bloomberg reports. Previous rumors suggest Google was also trying to acquire GitHub, alongside Microsoft’s bids. GitHub founder Chris Wanstrath reportedly chose Microsoft because of his relationship with CEO Satya Nadella. GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with developers and companies to host projects, documentation, and code. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub. There are 85 million repositories hosted on GitHub, and 28 million developers contribute to them. The Verge asked Google earlier this month to comment on whether it will still continue to use GitHub, but a company spokesperson said at the time “We do not comment on ongoing acquisitions across the industry…