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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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Myo

Play videogames with a gesture control armband


Interact with the digital world in a whole new way
Feb 28
Controllers and keyboards are standard tools in every gamer's repertoire, but what if I told you that a high-tech armband could be the next step in control interface evolution? Built by Canadian start-up firm Thalmic Labs, th... read
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Windows 8 launch line-up listed
We had a chance to take the launch line-up of Xbox games on Windows 8 for a spin this past week. These games are available for play on any Windows 8 or Windows RT device, including laptops and tablets. I played them all ... read feature

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Skulls of the Shogun

Celebrate Skulls of the Shogun's release with MURDER


Children make the perfect undead warriors
Jan 30
Skulls of the Shogun is now out for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows Phone, and Windows 8! With the release comes a launch trailer, and I'm going to just go ahead and say that this is the first best trailer of 2013. Check out our o... read
Skulls of the Shogun photo
Chop 'til you drop dead
The Xbox Live Arcade, after nine long years, still doesn't have a whole lot of classic style strategy RPGs. Discounting tower defense, there's Band of Bugs, Greed Gorp, and a scant few others. Enter Skulls of the Shogun: a ne... read feature

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CES: Small but powerful: Hands-on with Razer Edge


Tablet-sized Windows 8 gaming rig
Jan 10
Remember Razer's Project Fiona from last year's CES? That's now an official product called Razer Edge, which is a tablet, PC, and console all wrapped up into one. Last year it was a Windows 7 screen with console-like controls... read
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Steam Box

Valve's Steam Box will use Linux, debuting this year


Expect more news at GDC or E3
Jan 06
Valve's electronics engineer Ben Krasnow reportedly gave a talk at the EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin recently where he gave out new details on Valve's Steam Box. According to German tech site Golem.de, Ben told the audience ... read
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Microsoft: No plans to bring Direct X 11.1 to Windows 7


SHOCK!
Nov 12
Since the worldwide release of Windows 8 back in October, an interesting question has popped up concerning the newest version of its 3D API: Will DirectX 11.1 be made available for Windows 7 users? The answer from Micros... read
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Croteam dev hates Windows 8, calls it a 'walled garden'


Suggests certification processes should be abolished
Nov 06
A number of game developers have already shared their less-than-positive views on Windows 8, slamming Microsoft's new interest in ruling the PC gaming market through proprietary services. Croteam's chief technical offer ... read
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Windows 8 will bar 'adult' content from its store


Big Brother is watching you while you buy games elsewhere
Oct 11
Tech blogger and programmer Casey Muratori has been talking about the level of God-like control Microsoft intends to wield over Windows 8, including the fact that it intends to block the sale of adult-rated games on the ... read
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Windows 8 uses real cash, not Microsoft Points


Oct 08
We keep going back and forth on Microsoft Points. Rumors from earlier this year pointed to MS phasing out the silly points, but when we thought we saw price listings changing to real world money we learned that it was just in... read
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The DTOID Show: Guns, Boobs & Ninjas


Yes, that is the title of today's episode
Sep 28
Hey gang! Here we are again, another Friday episode where Tara and I goof off a bunch because we feel like it. Big news today: something something boobs controversy Team Ninja Dead Or Alive 5, Konami unveils collector's editi... read
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Plants vs. Zombies creator's new game: Octogeddon


Aug 28
Layoffs are a bummer, but Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan isn't going to let them bring him down, even if a sequel might be happening without him. This past weekend, Fan entered the 48-hour-long game creating compe... read






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