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Dumb Companies Talkin’

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Presented without comment… Twitch responds to YouTube Gaming . @YouTubeGaming Welcome Player 2. Add me on Google+. #kappa — Twitch (@Twitch) June 12, 2015 Rdio responds to Apple Music Welcome, Apple. Seriously. #applemusic pic.twitter.com/AnoeKZ5ZIa — Rdio (@Rdio) June 8, 2015 Rhapsody responds to Apple Music “It’s flattering to watch new competitors bring a product virtually identical to the one we’ve had in market for years. We know better than to […]

Microsoft to customers: even a child can upgrade to Window 10

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Source: The Verge Upgrading Windows, or any OS in general, can sometimes be a rough process. You never know if it’ll lead to your computer or phone being bricked, whether you’ll experience some sweet error codes or BSOD’s, or whether you’ll find older software is no longer compatible with the latest and greatest version of XYZ. But screw you for being careful, you buffoon, even a child can upgrade to Windows 10. So […]

You’ll finally be able to use the Xbox One gamepad wirelessly with your PC later this year

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer just took the stage at GDC, and in a small Xbox-related keynote has announced that an Xbox One wireless gamepad adapter is coming later this year. Up until this point it’s been a USB-only affair, so this is good news to hear, especially considering the gaming initiatives coming with Windows 10, such as Xbox Live integration and a feature which will allow users to use their PC […]

OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview opens up for some Lumia devices

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Microsoft is totally on a roll with their Windows 10 Technical Preview, today releasing an early version of the release for some Lumia devices. And while the version released today doesn’t yet include the new Spartan browser, there are plenty of changes at first glance, such as a new Calendar app, Mail app, preview Photos app, and a number of other tweaks to the notification system, called Action Center. The Start screen also […]

Microsoft is still crazy: meet the HoloLens

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“This is the world with holograms” wasn’t a phrase I was expecting from a consumer-focused Windows 10 event, though today, following a long conversation on the latest version of Windows, Microsoft introduced a product which sounds bat-shit crazy. And they call it the HoloLens. Basically, the HoloLens is a headset with features similar to the Occulus Rift, only instead of completely blocking our your vision with full worlds and using […]

Windows is now a service, latest release to become a free update for Windows 7, 8, and Phone users

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Windows is now a service. It’s done. At an event today in the company’s hometown, Redmond, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of OS, Terry Myerson dropped quite a bombshell. As he announced, following the release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating service will become available to all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free for at least a year following release. And, as well as that, he indicated […]

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta ‒ Behind the Scenes [GALLERY]

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During this year’s HaloFest, 343 Industries gave us a sneak peek at the Halo 5: Guardians beta starting next month. One of the biggest changes to the game are Spartan Abilities, giving players more maneuverability and power on the battlefield. Three new maps were revealed ‒ Truth, Empire and Crossfire, a new game-mode named Breakout, and an Energy Sword power-weapon variant named the ‘Prophet’s Bane’ There are a lot of new changes to […]

REVIEW: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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343 Industries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 in a big way – giving fans not only a remastered version of Halo 2 for the Xbox One, but every single one of Master Chief’s adventures in one special collection. Originally released for the original Xbox in 2004, Halo 2 was a massive success for Microsoft and Bungie, with acclaim from both fans and critics. The game quickly became the top-selling game for the original Xbox, selling at least 6.3 million copies in the United States alone.

HANDS ON: ID@Xbox features heavily at PAX Australia

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Microsoft’s recent push for indie development was on full display at this years PAX Australia. Whilst Xbox’s massive booth devotes a fair proportion of space to Sunset Overdrive, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the rest of the space is dedicated to indie developed games. The ID@Xbox space featured many locally developed games such as the popular Screencheat, and E3 2014 showcased games such Ori and the Blind Forest and […]

E3 2014: TJ Combo announced for Killer Instinct Season 2

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During the Pre-E3 show, Microsoft revealed that TJ Combo will kick start Killer Instinct Season 2, including a release window of Holiday 2014. The teaser trailer shows off Combo and his stage, looking to be a rush-down character with some grapple moves as well. Nothing else was shown but its great to see Season 2 in development, with one of the fan favourites starting off the next roster of characters, […]

E3 2014: Next Halo Journey is… everything Master Chief

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Earlier this year rumors circulated that Halo 2 anniversary was to launch at its 10 year anniversary whilst Master Chief’s story would continue into 2015 in Halo 5: Guardians. 343 Industries, however, revealed something far more expansive than previously believed. Not only is Halo 2 getting the full the “Halo CE: Anniversary-treatment” but every other Master Chief storyline is going along with it. That means Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo […]

Halo 5: Guardians announced for 2015

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Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced Halo 5: Guardians as the next title in the Halo Reclaimer Saga, with a Fall 2015 release, exclusively on the Xbox One.  Finally! some news on the next-gen Halo, and although the title and release period are the main announcements, it’s exciting to see 343’s direction for Halo. 343 General Manager Bonnie Ross writes: It’s a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings […]

Games With Gold June 2014 – Xbox 360 & Xbox One

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Its been a year since Games with Gold launched on the Xbox 360, with millions of users spending countless hours playing free Xbox 360 titles like Halo 3, Assassins Creed and Gears of War. To celebrate the one year anniversary in June, Microsoft are giving an additional free Xbox 360 game, but are also bringing Games with Gold and Deals with Gold to the Xbox One. The Games with Gold titles […]

Games With Gold May 2014 – Dust: An Elysian Tale & Saints Row: Third

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With the start of May, comes two free titles for Xbox Live Gold members. Dust: An Elysian Tale, a visually stunning action platformer, and Saints Row: The Third, the insanely fun open world game. From May 1st to May 15th, Dust: An Elysian Tale will be free to all Xbox Live Gold members. Then from May 16th through to May 30th, Gold members can get Saint Row: The Third for free. The “Games With Gold” […]