NA June 10, 2013
EU June 20, 2013
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The Microsoft Hardware Group, commonly known as Microsoft Hardware, is a division of Microsoft which designs and manufactures computer hardware, including a range of input peripherals as well as the Xbox gaming console, Microsoft Surface tablet, and Zune digital media player. It also produces drivers and other software for integrating the hardware with Microsoft Windows and other products.
The group was originally created in 1982 to create a mouse for use with Microsoft Word for DOS.
The history of Video Games goes as far back as the 1940s, when in 1947 Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr. and Estle Ray Mann filed a United States patent request for an invention they described as a "cathode ray tube amusement device." Video gaming would not reach mainstream popularity until the 1970s and 1980s, when arcade video games, gaming consoles and home computer games were introduced to the general public. Since then, video gaming has become a popular form of entertainment and a part of modern culture in most parts of the world. As of 2013, there are eight generations of video game consoles.
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Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE) is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation. It was first made available to the Xbox system in November 2002. An updated version of the service became available for the Xbox 360 console at that system's launch in November 2005, and is a competitor of Sony's PlayStation Network and Nintendo's relatively new Nintendo Network.
Xbox Games Store (formerly Xbox Live Marketplace) is a digital distribution platform used by Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console. The service allows users to download or purchase video games (including both Xbox Live Arcade games and full Xbox 360 titles), add-ons for existing games, game demos along with other miscellaneous content such as gamer pictures and Dashboard themes.
The service also previously offered sections for downloading video content, such as films and television episodes; as of late-2012, this functionality was superseded by Xbox Music and Xbox Video.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.
Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.