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Candy Crush

Attention hardcore gamers: Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed for Windows 10


Moms around the world rejoice
May 14
For a long time, simple games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts have been beloved freebies that always come along with your Windows OS experience. In order to keep up with the times, it appears Microsoft is looking to u... read
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HoloLens demo

Microsoft HoloLens looks like the future


Make your games follow you!?
Apr 29
Holy shit! Call me a nerd, but this makes me excited for the future. Picture this: yours truly walking around the house naked while my videogame follows me -- a virtual pet here, a leaderboard of my friends scores there, a l... read
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Windows 10

Windows 10 rumored to be released late July, is getting an Xbox avatars app


Upgrade with all the launch bugs, or wait?
Apr 21
Windows 10 is nearly upon us, and it may be sooner than we thought -- according to a leak from an AMD earnings call, it will be released in late July. For those of you who own Windows 7 and 8, it will be a free upgrade -... read
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Xbox One

Xbox boss: 'Xbox One preview is going to get interesting'


Also preview rewards!
Apr 07
When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job wit... read
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Windows 10 free

Microsoft is cool with pirates upgrading to Windows 10 for free


Windows 7 and 8.1 users have one year to upgrade at no charge
Mar 18
Microsoft is launching Windows 10 this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages, which is good to know but not all that inherently interesting. This, on the other hand, sure is: during the operating system's first year, it'l... read
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'We're about providing options for developers'
Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So... read feature

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Xbox org shuffle

Remember Kudo? He's now looking after a bunch of studios at Microsoft


Yes, yes, I've included the 'WELL BAM!' video
Mar 09
Kudo Tsunoda, the guy who demonstrated Project Natal (now Kinect) at E3 2009, has been off working on Microsoft's crazy holographic headset HoloLens. He's going to keep at that but will also now lead a bunch of Xbox teams, i... read
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'No smoke and mirrors'
The latest generation in gaming has brought with it an emphasis on sharing. Screenshots and gameplay videos can be relatively easily captured and uploaded for anyone's audience to see. It's a smart way to drive interaction --... read feature

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RIDE

Take a ride with RIDE


Or just ride it out
Jan 27
As a daily rider, when I first heard a game like RIDE was announced, I got a little excited. Not too excited, but just a little. Sometimes I need a virtual motorcycle fix and that's just not easy to get in a car-dominated ra... read
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HoloLens, DirectX 12, and actual Microsoft Studios games on PC
Earlier today, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event. My stream kept dying, but I posted about the Battletoads shirt worn by head of Xbox Phil Spencer during his segment about gaming. Much of the event was uninteresting or irrele... read feature

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Battletoads shirt

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer


The head of Xbox is fashionable, as always
Jan 21
During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now. read
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Bitcoin

Microsoft now accepts bitcoin for Windows and Xbox purchases


Trendy
Dec 11
We get it; you're a hip cat. You got some of those bitcoins to your name. You also have a Microsoft account for purchasing content from the Windows and Xbox stores. The latter isn't so much because you're cool; it's because o... read
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Windows 10

Microsoft is skipping right to Windows 10


'One product family, with a tailored experience for each device'
Sep 30
The guy's face in the thumbnail says it all. Microsoft has announced the name of its follow-up to Windows 8 and it's, uh, Windows 10. Yeah, really. The new operating system is meant to run on all sorts of devices -- whether ... read
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AR-K–Chapter 2

AR-K–Chapter 2 is a sequel to a game I bet you didn't play


Well, maybe you did, I don't know
Jul 14
AR-K –Chapter 2: The Girl Who Wasn’t There- is the sequel to point-and-click adventure game AR-K –Chapter 1-. I'm willing to bet you haven't played it, but the brainchild of Gato Salvaje Studio is now availa... read
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Microsoft

Bill Gates would support spinning off the Xbox division if CEO Nadella wanted to


Same goes for Bing
May 05
Asked about the possibility of spinning off Microsoft's Bing and Xbox divisions, founder, technology advisor, and board member Bill Gates said he doesn't foresee a division of either business unit from the company. "Well, we'... read
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Windows

Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future


Just like starting over
Apr 24
In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function ... read
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Windows

Microsoft has a 'renewed focus' on PC gaming


Uh huh
Mar 21
Microsoft hasn't given up on PC gaming -- that's what Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer believes, anyway. "A renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming inside Microsoft is definitely happening," he said thi... read
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Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launches for PC, Mac


More versions on the way
Mar 11
The beta period for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has come to a close, which means the full release is upon us. Like, now. Blizzard's free-to-play card game has launched for PC and Mac. An iPad version of the title is comin... read
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Foiled is another head game fueled by fencing


Thrust and rush
Feb 21
Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two... read
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Dawn of the Plow is a cute little snowplowing game


For mobile and desktop
Jan 28
Dawn of the Plow is an adorable little snowplowing game for PC and mobile. The game sees you as a snowplower, and your goal is to simple clean up snow off the streets. You have to keep your approval rating up, and screwing a... read
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Steam leak reveals BattleBlock Theater, Killing Floor 2


Plus Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate HD, Happy Wars, and more
Jan 07
Another Steam database leaked occurred tonight, and it's revealed quite a few games that may see a future on Valve's platform. Xbox Live Arcade exclusives BattleBlock Theater and Happy Wars are potentially coming to the PC. P... read
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Continue?9876543210 follows a failed, dead game character


From the maker of Skrillex Quest
Jan 05
Continue?9876543210 is the latest from the mind that brought us Skrillex Quest. Developer Jason Oda hopes that his new game "the first great cerebral indie game of the year following in the foot steps of Gone Home, Papers Pl... read
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Microsoft's Threshold

Rumor: 'Threshold' update will unify Xbox One and Windows


All the worst parts combined
Dec 03
ZDNet claims that Microsoft is working on an update to unify the Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. This update, code-named Threshold, could be coming out in Spring 2015, and it will offer a common app store for all thre... read
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Xbox

Microsoft CEO hopeful could be looking to sell Xbox


1. Take the chair 2. Sell Xbox 3. ???? 4. Profit
Nov 08
With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer stepping down, new leadership could mean big changes. According to Bloomberg, one such change could mean selling off Bing and Xbox, should the former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop take the jo... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft starting to look at core games for Windows


'...we've lost our way a bit in supporting Windows games'
Nov 06
Microsoft moving away from Games for Windows Live turned out to be quite the crowd-pleasing move, but the lack of games coming out on PC from the company has been nothing short of disappointing. "I think it's fair to say that... read
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Windows 8.1

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 8.1 this week


This kind of has to do with games
Oct 18
Microsoft has started rolling out an update for Windows 8 (an OS 17% of Steam users have, according to Valve), appropriately titled "8.1".The Windows 8 Metro Interface (which I barely use) has been enhanced, and more personal... read
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Surface 2

Microsoft shows off Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2


Pre-orders open tomorrow morning
Sep 23
Microsoft has announced the latest iterations of its tablets -- the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 -- and they're launching October 22, 2013 for $449 and $899, respectively. The devices will debut in 22 markets including the Uni... read
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EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game


You were probably excited for a second there
Sep 10
Remember EndWar? Well it's coming back as a free-to-play browser game for Windows and Mac. You were excited for all of one second. To be honest it doesn't look that bad at all for a browser game. I mean visually at least. G... read
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PC

Games for Windows Live Marketplace closing soon


I didn't even realize it was still open
Aug 16
The Xbox.com PC Marketplace, which is where you can go to purchase Games for Windows Live titles, you non-existent person, you, is about to shut down. Microsoft has set its closure for the very near future: August 22, 2013. "... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft hires former Steam boss for Windows gaming


A sign of good things to come, perhaps?
Aug 14
Microsoft has snatched up former Valve employee Jason Holtman to work on "making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," reports GamesIndustry International. While at Valve, he was involved with de... read
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Unity

Unity announces support for all Microsoft platforms


Pledges ongoing support for Kinect, SmartGlass, and the cloud
Jun 27
Announced today at the Build Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft and Unity are partnering to bring the Unity game engine to all Microsoft platforms, including Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unity Pro 4-licensed developers can save... read
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Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the Shogun gets a price drop on all platforms


Xbox 360, Windows 8, and Surface prices all dropped
Mar 01
Have you played Skulls of the Shogun yet? Why the hell not!? It's pretty awesome, and a blast to play. Well for those of you who have yet to pull the trigger, good news! Skulls of the Shogun just received a price drop. The Xbox Live Arcade version is going for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99), and the Windows 8 and Surface versions are $6.99 now. The Windows Phone version will remain at $4.99. read






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