Microsoft Stuns with Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One & Xbox 360

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Microsoft will follow up last year’s release of Forza Motorsport 5 with a nwer version dedicated to winning over casual racing game fans. Shocking most industry insiders, users can expect to travel France competing against other users with tricked out cars in Forza Horizon 2 on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall. Though […]

The Start Menu is Still Coming to Windows 8, Just Not Soon Enough

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

It turns out that Microsoft may not be working as quickly to return the Start Menu to Windows as had previously been assumed. New reports indicate that the Windows 8.1 users could be waiting for the interface to return for a very, very long time. How long? According to sources who spoke with AllAboutMicrosoft, users […]

3 Problems Only Xbox One and PS4 Users Have

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Its unclear what most Xbox One and PS4 users thought the next generation gaming would mean for the things they do every day. There’s the things that all now come standard with both consoles, like the ability to purchase the digital version of a game on release day, or being able to share video clips […]

Where to Buy & Pre-Order the $399 Xbox One

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In just a week Microsoft will take another big step forward when it unleashes the $399 Xbox One. It was around a year ago today that Microsoft officially announced the Xbox One. In many ways that initial console and the vision Microsoft shared in a tent on its campus that day never made it to […]

The Surface Pro 3: 3 Reasons to Not Buy

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The Surface Pro 3 device Microsoft unveiled last week is a technological marvel. Packed into the devices that’ll begin going out to users this June are years of knowledge, and it shows. For those really looking to replace the laptop, Microsoft has added a 12-inch display and made the Surface Pro 3 as thin as […]

How to Enjoy Your Xbox One On The Cheap

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For better or for worse, buying a new video game console gets expensive. Take Microsoft’s console for example. Today, the Xbox One is the most expensive video game console users can buy. A brand new Xbox One with a bundled Kinect costs users $499 before tax and, depending on if the Titanfall or Forza 5 […]

How to Use the Handwriting Keyboard in Windows 8.1

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Since Microsoft first added the ability for users to interact with Windows machines using their fingers and a stylus, the company has been on a mission to make the process of imputing text as easy as it can possibly be on the platform. In Windows 7 in slightly redesigned the touch keyboard. In Windows 8 […]

Microsoft’s iWatch Rival Will Work with the iPhone 5s

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When Microsoft launches its own device to compete with the much-rumored iWatch and devices running Google’s Android Wear project it’ll include a key advantage few other competitors in the space have at the moment. According to new reports, Microsoft’s smartwatch will be compatible with the iPhone and devices running Google’s Android platform. Alleged details of […]

Microsoft Shares Quantum Break Release Date Window and Videos

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All at once Microsoft is managing to boost excitement for its Xbox One console ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo and disappointing potential buyers. Today it announced that its coveted Quantum Break exclusive for the Xbox One will be stuffed to the brim with next-generation graphics and gameplay. It’s also officially confirming that Xbox One […]

Windows 8.1 With Bing Is How Microsoft Plans to Destroy Google

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The threat to Microsoft’s Windows operating system that Google’s Chromebooks pose can’t be understated. Thankfully, in recent years Microsoft has revealed loads of changes design to make Windows the obvious choice for low-cost buyers. Take the company’s recent reveal of Windows With Bing. The new version of Windows could deal the ultimate blow to Google’s Chromebook […]

$199 Toshiba Encore 2 Helps Microsoft Hit the iPad Where it Hurts

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Last week’s unveiling of the Surface Pro 3 may have put the spotlight back on Microsoft’s in-house efforts to build a MacBook Air and iPad Air competitor, but it’s Toshiba’s new Windows tablets that are garnering the most attention this week. That’s because, the Toshiba Encore 2 will come in two sizes, a 10-inch device […]

Watch Dogs Reviews: What New Assessments Say About the Game

Ubisoft warns gamers to wait for "valid" Watch Dogs reviews as the first big review leaks ahead of the Watch Dogs release date.

Watch Dogs, the new open world game that gives users a smartphone and firearms then tasks them with taking down organized crime in a futuristic Chicago, is receiving praise from most video game websites. Here’s what we’ve garnered from early Watch Dogs reviews, and what every potential buyer should know before picking up the game […]

5 Accessories to Breathe New Life into an Xbox 360

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Today, it’s Microsoft’s Xbox One that gets all the credit. But it’d never be a realistic dream for Microsoft to expect high sales if it wasn’t for the Xbox 360. Understandably, users have grown attached to the console and breathing new life into might be a bigger priority for them than buying an Xbox One. […]

5 Best Windows 8 Notebooks & 2-in-1s: Transformer Book & More

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Even today, years after the Apple iPad first attempted to make them obsolete, notebooks are the way users get thing done. It’s not hard to see why that’s still the case. Yes, tablets are getting newer exciting features and gimmicks every day, but the notebook with its rigid keyboard, the ability to sit comfortably almost […]

Watch Dogs Launch Trailer Delivers Thrills, Chills & Explosions

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There isn’t too much time left until Watch Dogs, the high-profile open world game that gives Xbox One, PS4 and other players the ability to hack just about every section of Chicago, arrives on store shelves. That being said, game developer Ubisoft is pulling out all the stops as it aims to get as many […]

Mojang Shares Minecraft for Xbox One & PS4 Details & Discounts

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After informing early Xbox One and PS4 buyers that there would be versions of their  Minecraft building game that has swept the world and inspired millions of independent developers, today developer Mojang announced that Xbox One and PS4 buyers can expect a version of Minecraft to arrive in August for their respective platforms. It also […]

Why Microsoft Didn’t Launch the Surface Mini on Tuesday

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A new report indicates that Microsoft decided to hold off on its much-leaked Surface Mini at this week’s event. Reportedly, executives weren’t satisfied with the unique experiences for it and how customers would be stuck using the desktop version of Microsoft Office. According to a report from Neowin, an outlet who’d been sharing what seemed […]

Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Shows Players In Control of the Batmobile

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Rocksteady, the game development studio responsible for creating most of the Batman: Arkham franchise and revitalizing super hero video games, has just released a new trailer for the finale of its Batman: Arkham saga. This trailer shows users taking on bad guys with the power and weaponry of the Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight. The […]

Surface Pro 3 Pre-Orders: 3 Things Buyers Need to Know

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Most may have thought Microsoft was being ambitious when it originally unveiled the Surface Pro and Surface tablets back in 2012. With the Surface Pro 3 that the company announced today, Microsoft seems to have in higher ambitious that its original tablet replacement mission. Microsoft isn’t being shy about why it created the Surface Pro […]