How to Add a Screen Saver to Windows 8.1

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In the not so distant past, Windows users had all sorts of customization options. Users who weren’t on a corporate network could add their own background to the Desktop and change the sound that their device makes when it first starts up. Adding a screen saver was one of the biggest ways users customized their […]

5 Xbox One Games to Buy in 2014

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It’s been a strange first year for Microsoft’s Xbox One all-in-one entertainment system, but relief is coming this fall. After dropping the all-in-one tagline early on, the Xbox One has settled into a strange position. There are new games coming to the system every other week it seems, but most of them are developed by […]

Like Entertainment? Don’t Buy an Xbox One Right Now

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Now is not the time to be a consumer device from Microsoft. More specifically, it’s really rotten time to purchase an Xbox One. Don’t misunderstand, hardly anything about the all-in-one entertainment console has changed. You can still watch television shows. There are a handful of very high-profile games coming to the console later this year […]

How To Buy Xbox One Games on Your PC or Mac

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With this month’s Xbox One update Microsoft finally started catching up with Sony’s PS4. To be clear, the Xbox One update didn’t introduce any features we’d never seen from a game console before. Instead, it finally added the ability for Xbox One owners to purchase games away from their console and we’re going to show […]

The Best iPhone Alternatives Running Windows Phone

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In the United States these days, devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system don’t get much credit as iPhone alternatives. That’s a shame, because some of them really are capable of replacing either Apple’s iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c smartphones. In the past year Microsoft has finally began to catch up to Apple’s mobile […]

New Video Shows Huge Amount of Customization Coming in Sunset Overdrive

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For Xbox fans, games aren’t going to get more exciting than Sunset Overdrive this fall. When it launches in October, it’ll be one of the few Xbox One games that aren’t available anywhere else. That’s why it’s great that its developer has worked so hard to include cool features gamers will appreciate. Take character customization for […]

Mysteries & Enemies Pile Up in Explosive First Halo: Nightfall Trailer

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After months of speculation and teasing purchasers of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, late yesterday Microsoft finally revealed more information and a special trailer for Halo: Nightfall. That’s the new digital series that’ll debut this November. The trailer for Halo: Nightfall pretty much reveals everything long-time Halo fans will need to know about the series. In […]

Titanfall for Xbox One and Windows PCs Getting Key Updates on July 31st

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Titanfall players can expect a ton of core system updates, the Frontier’s Edge Map Pack and more when Titanfall Update 5 for arrives for the Xbox One and Windows PC versions of the game on July 31st. Respawn Entertainment, which has provided new maps and updates since the game’s release back in March, talked more […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Arrives to Make Every Lumia 1520 Feel Brand New

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Just moments ago AT&T announced that it’d began deploying Windows Phone 8.1, the update that includes the Cortana personal assistant and a ton of other features, to users of the Nokia Lumia 1520. In short, every Lumia 1520 is about to become the ultimate alternative to Android smartphones and Apple’s ever-popular iPhone. As of right […]

GameStop Batman: Arkham Knight Pre-Order Details Arrive Early

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It wasn’t that long ago that Batman: Arkham Knight was the most talked about game coming later this fall. The game’s controllable Bat Mobile alone seemed to be well worth the game’s expected $60 price tag. Unfortunately, Batman: Arkham Knight was delayed until 2015. That isn’t stopping news about the Red Hood being included with […]

Microsoft Offers iPhone 5c Alternative in the Lumia 530

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Microsoft hasn’t said anything about releasing a new Windows Phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s, but the company is clearly gearing up to take down the low-end iPhone 5C and cheap Android devices like the Moto G. Today, the company announced the Lumia 530, an iPhone 5c alternative with an astonishingly low price tag. […]

Xbox Destiny Beta: What To Know & What to Expect

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Last week, buyers of Sony’s PS4 gaming console finally got the opportunity to try the Destiny Beta, a late test version of the final game that’ll be arriving this coming September. There’s been a lot of talk about the game since then. Unfortunately, owners of Microsoft’s consoles have had to sit on the sidelines, wondering […]

Destiny Beta Starts Early for All

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The Destiny Beta is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 users, a day earlier than expected. Bungie’s Destiny Beta went offline yesterday for a maintenance period that was supposed to last for two days. Today however, in a bit of a surprise, Bungie says that it has finished up […]

Battlefield Hardline & Dragon Age Delayed

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Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age Inquisition for the PS4, Xbox One and PC have been delayed. For weeks, Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age Inquisition have been slated for releases in 2014 ahead of the holiday shopping season. Battlefield Hardline, EA’s follow up to Battlefield 4, is heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC. The company’s […]

Microsoft Reveals New Winning Xbox One Ad

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The Xbox One has failed to sell more than Sony’s PS4 for months. In June Microsoft decided it would start pushing games and selling the Xbox One at $399 to stabilize its sales base. As a new ad reveals, the company is now hoping to recapture a bit of its lost swagger by galvanizing its […]

New Assassin’s Creed: Unity Video Reveals Key Travel Changes & More

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French game developer Ubisoft isn’t ready to reveal everything about the next installment in its series of Assassin’s Creed games. That being said, it is finally ready to show off some of the new features and changes it was able to make in Assassin’s Creed: Unity since it’ll be released exclusively for next-generation consoles. Ubisoft […]

Dance Central Spotlight Release Date is September 2nd

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Xbox One owners hoping to find a great party title for even casual gamers to enjoy are in luck. After months without a new game exclusively for the Xbox One’s Kinect 2 sensor, today Harmonix Music announced that the Dance Central Spotlight release date is September 2nd. In addition to announcing the Dance Central Spotlight release date, […]

Madden 15 Release Nears, Rookies Respond to Ratings

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The latest version of EA Sports extremely popular NFL game is quickly approaching as the Madden NFL 15 release date nears, but before buyers can get in on the action themselves EA is giving Rookie players the first look at their ratings. Now that the debate of who will be on the cover of Madden […]

How to Clean an Xbox Controller

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Here’s how to clean the Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers so that they’re pristine and not embarrassing the next time you have friends or family over to play a game. Keeping your Xbox controller clean is important. Sure, both consoles have a Kinect sensor that allows them to interpret hand gestures and voice commands, but […]

How to Use Microsoft Office for Free

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It’s no coincidence that one of the first things users ask when they purchase a new device is how to download Microsoft Office for free. Microsoft Office is the world’s premiere piece of productivity software, that one suite of applications that allows users to get more done at work and at home. Thankfully, you can use Microsoft […]