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2:00 PM on 09.23.2013

Microsoft shows off Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

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...

Jordan Devore


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9:45 PM on 09.20.2013

Not bad at all! A Realm Reborn running on Surface at TGS

Check out this short clip I filmed at Tokyo Game Show. It comes from a small area of Microsoft's booth where they're showing some popular games running on Surface units. While it's not exactly smooth, I'm surprised at how we...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 07.27.2013

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 techno...

Brett Makedonski

7:30 PM on 07.18.2013

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 Wireles...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 06.20.2013

More indie woes when working with Microsoft

“I personally would like to go back in time and kick myself in the balls. I'd just like to have that year and a half of my life back,” said Skulls of the Shogun developer Borut Pfeifer, in a recent inter...

Wesley Ruscher



The next Halo is a twin stick shooter for Windows 8 photo
The next Halo is a twin stick shooter for Windows 8
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Halo: Spartan Assault is the next project from 343 Industries, a top-down twin stick shooter for Windows 8 powered phones, tablets, and PCs including the Surface. It's an exclusive to Windows 8 devices designed for touch controls but it will support mouse and keyboard controls plus the wired Xbox 360 controller (via a title update post release).

Yes, it's obviously an attempt by Microsoft to drive more Windows 8 sales using the Halo branding, but I don't think even a Halo game can pull that off. That's not to say Spartan Assault isn't fun. In fact, I really enjoyed playing the game on both a Windows 8 phone and tablet.

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9:00 PM on 05.22.2013

Microsoft spent $400 million on NFL partnership!?

Among yesterday's song-and-dance routine of "TV, Sports, TV" was an announcement that Microsoft and the NFL have entered into a partnership. Xbox One owners will be able to manage fantasy teams, keep abreast of player stats, ...

Tony Ponce

12:30 PM on 01.10.2013

Skulls of the Shogun releasing on January 30

Freaking finally. We've been looking forward to Skulls of the Shogun for literally years. Well the wait is finally almost over as developer 17-Bit has announced the game will be launching on January 30, 2013. It'll be availa...

Hamza CTZ Aziz