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Microsoft just stopped supporting Windows 8

Microsoft has a history of supporting its operating systems for ten years after launch. It's making an exception in the case of Windows 8, which released in 2012. Yesterday, the software giant quit officially supporting its controversial OS...

 
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Halo: Spartan Strike

That new Halo game is out today on PC and mobile

There's a shiny new Halo game out today on Windows 8 devices, iOS, and Steam. Well, sort of. Halo: Spartan Strike is another top-down shooter in the vein of Halo: Spartan Assault, which probably isn't what you think about when someone ...

 
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Derp Derp Derp

Windows Store selling fake versions of Darkest Dungeon

There's a new app version of Red Hook Studios' groundbreaking roguelike Darkest Dungeon. Currently it's up for grabs on Microsoft's highly reputable Windows Store at the reasonable price point of only $3.99! Best of...

 
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Age of Empires

Age of Empires: Castle Siege just sounds like a mobile game

The next entry in the long-running Age of Empire series is Castle Siege, a touch-based game built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Smoking Gun Interactive. Players will gather resources and build up civilizations such as the Britons an...

 
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Surface Pro 3

Third time's the charm? Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 3 tablet

Microsoft won't give up on the Surface because of failures of past iterations. No, it's intent on making an impression on the tablet market. As such, Microsoft revealed the Surface Pro 3 today. It seems that Microsoft's primary goal with th...

 
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Xbox Originals

Xbox Originals will hit Windows 8 products, revenue model still being worked on

Xbox Originals is going to produce shows based on Microsoft IPs such as State of Decay, Halo, and more, along with producing all sorts of other original content. I have some very early impressions on a lot of the content in development belo...

 
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Xbox Originals

Live-action adaptations of State of Decay, Gears of War, more in the works

Microsoft showed off its plans for the Xbox Originals programming to Destructoid and one of the major takeaways from the meeting we had was that the company is currently looking at creating live-action content based on Halo, State of Decay,...

 
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Windows

Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future

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 of the Start bu...

 
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Tentacles

There's a game called Tentacles: Enter the Mind

"Tentacles: Enter the Mind is a completely new take on the Tentacles universe and mechanic from the award winning Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin." Never before have I felt so utterly out of the loop. Who came up with that name -- ultimately...

 
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Windows 8.1 Phone

Meet Cortana, Windows 8.1 Phone's personal assistant

Today's Build Developer Conference saw Microsoft showing off Windows Phone 8.1, complete with its own personal assistant, the aptly-named Cortana. It's official! Signs of rampancy are likely still dormant, so at least that's one less thing...

 
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Xbox One

Project Spark beta extended to Xbox One

The Project Spark beta is far from new at this point, but it's no longer restricted to Windows 8.1 users. Some 250,000 people have signed up and I imagine many more will express their interest now that the beta can be experienced on Xbox O...

 
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Windows Phone

Cortana is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri

Windows phones are getting a personal assistant in the Windows Phone 8.1 update that will replace the built-in Bing search. Cortana is a little blue ring, not a full 3D blue woman, and it is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri and Google Now...

 
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Halo

Halo: Spartan Assault storms to Xbox 360 today

One thing that can be said for Halo: Spartan Assault is that it's certainly the most accessible of the Halo games. Hell, it's landed on about every Microsoft platform in recent memory. Today, Xbox 360 gets added to that list. The ...

 
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Star Wars: Assault Team is a turn-based mobile game

Disney Interactive and LucasArts have announced Star Wars: Assault Team for iOS, Windows 8, and Android. It's a turn-based combat game involving card-battling elements. You'll collect characters from the Star Wars universe and use them to d...

 
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Throne Together is a puzzle game for Windows 8

Hey remember that Throne Together trademark that was filed by Microsoft? Yeah turns out it's a block-based puzzle game for Windows 8. It's a game where you have to place blocks down to build castles. You have to be careful with how you plac...

 
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Wikipad to produce Gamevice mobile gaming controller

The manufacturers of the Wikipad gaming tablet have announced plans to release a controller accessory compatible with other brands of mobile devices, Gamevice. The controller, which can expand or contract to fit various tablet designs, feat...

 
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Throne Together

Microsoft files a trademark for 'Throne Together'

Back in May when Microsoft first announced the Xbox One, it also promised to bring a fair number of exclusives and new IPs to the platform. While there's some stuff currently available and more in the pipeline, a title just popped up that w...

 
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Beta

Try the Project Spark beta ... if you have Windows 8.1

While Project Spark is also coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One, for now, the game about creating games has a beta -- and it's only available for Windows 8.1 users. There's a sign-up page over here, in case you missed seeing it earlier this yea...

 
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Microsoft's Threshold

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

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 three devices. This...

 
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Star Wars

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile

Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now and I don't se...

 
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Xbox One & Windows 8

Further indication the Xbox One will run Windows 8 apps

Microsoft heads have already suggested, without confirming, that the Xbox One will run Windows 8 apps. "Xbox One has two engines, it's got a gaming engine and it essentially has a Windows 8 engine," Steve Guggenheimer, VP of developer and p...

 
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Windows 8.1

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 8.1 this week

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 personalization options...

 
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Project Spark

Project Spark will be truly free to play on all platforms

Microsoft has caught some flak in the past for releasing "free-to-play" games that still required an Xbox Live Gold membership, meaning that they most certainly weren't truly free-to-play. That won't be the case with Project Spark. Mike Les...

 
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Microsoft will actually have a decent showing for TGS

Microsoft is returning to the Tokyo Game Show after skipping last year's show, and just having a really bad showing the year before. They'll be bringing with them these eight Xbox One titles: Titanfall, Crimson Dragon, FIFA 14, Forza Motors...

 
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Rayman Fiesta Run coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Rayman Jungle Run was fantastic, and was even Apple's Game of the Year no less. So it's no surprise that a sequel is on the way in the form of Rayman Fiesta Run, coming later this year for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows 8. There will b...

 
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Surface RT

Ballmer: We made too many Surface RT tablets

Microsoft's Windows Surface RT tablet hasn't exactly been the hottest commodity since its release, and the boss men are finally coming to terms with it. CEO Steve Ballmer recently admitted at a company meeting that the technology giant hasn...

 
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In an odd twist of fate, Microsoft decided to release a twin-stick shooter modeled after the Halo universe exclusively for Windows 8 devices. Not only will this be the first Halo game without a console counterpart, but it's a...   read

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Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows 8 devices

Halo: Spartan Assault, the top down twin-stick shooter, is now available for Windows 8 based phones, tablets, and PCs. In the U.S., Halo: Spartan Assault is available for Windows 8 phones only to customers on Verizon Wireless through Augus...

 
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Xbox One may run Windows 8 apps

While they didn't come right out and say it, Microsoft's Build developers conference last week touched on what sounds like Xbox One compatibility for Windows 8 apps. Steve Guggenheimer, VP of developer and platform evangelism, suggested tha...

 
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Unity

Unity announces support for all Microsoft platforms

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 $1,500 by gett...

 

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Avoclefo

Initial thoughts on Overwatch coming from someone with hundreds of hours in TF2 - Really, really Blows my mind that it can run at 60 and be as pretty as it I hope it sells well at release; it deserves More thoughts in

 
TheStantonator

I did it, I renewed my WoW I can never leave this

 
hlarge4

My new dad euphoria has led me to back the Dark Souls board game at triple the regular price so I can get all 7 Nowe how to tell the

 
Garett Mefford

I just bought a copy of Final Fantasy XIV a Realm Reborn, but they didnt include the right registration So I cant even launch the I am now the proud owner of a $20 disk that does absolutely nothing

 
SirDavies

Im mashing up 2016 videogame trailers with bad youtube covers of the songs Brett suggested and I have to report the results are better than I hoped :/ will post the video

 
iam16bit

In line to see Civil War and I cant wait!

 
Cannibal Steven

Holy shit psychopaths are As someone who pretends have no empathy it is legitimately frightening to discover what someone I thought I knew is capable

 
Samsneeze

In Fire Emblem Fates, it turns out, your real family is pretty Takumi is the absoulte Hinoka is Sakura is useless and Ryoma is white bread There are a few units who kind of make up for it, but not

 
Torchman

Why do those god damn Angels from EVA have to be such tough motherfuckers D:

 
Parismio

Snake girls? Fox girls? But what about Chipmunk girls?!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Everyone seems to be upset when boobs are censored, but no one ever cares that Kirby is never allowed to be happy and enjoying his adventures on his US game

 
StriderHoang

Of all the waifus Steve Rogers could have picked, he chose

 
Lex

Racism, Racism but seriously, I would date a water

 
Pixie The Fairy

Civil War was good, but managed to stoop well below a rambling, giddy, incoherent Lex Luther to accomplish the same kind of conflict - and its the third time an Avengers movie has used said plot

 
Roxas1359

Hating that I currently have massive writers block for my last paper of the Im barely at a page and its supposed to be at least 10

 
absolutfreak

Waiting 30 more minutes for my college graduation to start; wishing i had stayed home to play Overwatch

 
MeeGhoulz

Hey,Jiraya!Im all out of catgirls,will foxy girls do the trick?

 
Torchman

Also why does look like a smug bitch 99% of the time?

 
Torchman

Thats a man that realized he just got his shit

 
Nathan D

Finally got my Beasthunter build all kitted That popped collar with cape and wide brimmed hat Its just so

 
Luca Blight

A blog yesterday and today I must be on a

 
Lex

Started to play some DoW2 Last Stand

 
gajknight

Guys, Alienation is my drug of choice for the foreseeable Ive only played 78 minutes and Im It feels so good and plays so And I can just see myself dumping unholy amounts of time to get that perfect Send help

 
ZombZ

I hope yall realise cat girls are just low tier monster

 
TheLimoMaker

Am I missing something with Overwatch, or is it just meant to be kind of eh?

 
Jiraya

Current Status

 
LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 

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