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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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,...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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Windows 8.1 Phone
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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...   read


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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read


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...   read


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...   read


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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read


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...   read

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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...   read

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