Buying an Xbox 360: Bundles & Differences

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Let’s get one thing straight. The Xbox 360, Microsoft’s last-generation video game console is old. Forget old, in terms of video game consoles the Xbox 360 is practically ancient. The ironic thing is that it’s still a very capable, very powerful gaming machine and set-top box. That’s why users still want it, and why folks […]

New Images Reveal Lumia 830 iPhone 6 Rival in Full

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We’re not even two weeks away from Microsoft’s IFA 2014 Windows Phone event and already what the company has to show is getting leaked by the truckload. Last month, pictures of Microsoft’s Lumia 830 iPhone 6 rival appeared online, now a new collection of pictures taken by a Brazilian regulatory body are revealing almost everything users […]

Apple TV & Chromecast Rival From Microsoft Coming Soon?

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Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console is already competing pretty hard against set-top boxes and streaming devices like the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast dongle. If new filings unearthed this week are any indication, the Xbox One is about to get some back up in the form of a small circular puck that features Miracast streaming […]

How to Play A Game & Watch TV on the Xbox One

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Before Microsoft changed its marketing message the Xbox One, its latest video game console, was going to be an all-in-one entertainment experience. Microsoft is no longer talking about many of the entertainment benefits associated with having an Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean that many of them aren’t still there like the ability to play […]

Madden NFL 15 Deal Offers Rare Savings for Gamers 

The Madden 15 Ea Access early play is limited to six hours.

With early free trials and pre-loading arriving earlier today, there are a lot of console owners out there looking for the mythical Madden NFL 15 deal that’ll get them everything the need plus a few extras to make buying the game worth while. There aren’t many to be found, but one single Madden NFL 15 deal being […]

Start Menu and Windows 9 Coming September 30th 

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Microsoft will announce what will become Windows 9, including a new Start Menu and refreshed user interface, at an event on September 30th. That date comes from new reports originating from The Verge, which aligns with the release window shared by All About Microsoft the week before. Both outlets have a fairly decent track record of passing on accurate information about Microsoft’s plans for […]

EA Sports Season Ticket Gets Users Madden NFL 15 Early for $19.99 [Update]

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With a press release this morning, video game developer Electronic Arts is confirming that it no longer has plans to continue the EA Sports Season Ticket subscription service that let users get early copies of its sports games like Madden. That being said, the company isn’t fully cancelling the program until next year leaving hard-core Madden […]

AT&T HTC One M8 for Windows is On the Way

The HTC One M8 for Windows

It was only yesterday that HTC announced it would be introducing a new flagship Windows Phone in the HTC One M8 for Windows, a refreshed version of the HTC One it announced earlier this year. Now AT&T has revealed that its customers will be able to purchase the new HTC One M8 for Windows too. […]

New Assassin’s Creed Rogue Trailer Reveals What You Can Expect

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Players of Assassin’s Creed Rogue, will team up with past series stars and more as they attempt to seek out and kill any member of the Assassin Order, as a recent trailer posted by Ubisoft recently revealed. After revealing Assassin’s Creed Rogue for the Xbox 360 and PS3 shortly before Gamescom 2014, developer Ubisoft gave […]

GTA V Flight School Update Lands Today

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Developer Rocksteady Games is adding a ton of new missions, a new uniform and new planes with the San Andreas Flight School Update, a free automatic upgrade from Grand Theft Auto Online. That’s the multiplayer that’s given to GTA V buyers at absolutely no extra cost. Rockstar announced the San Andreas Flight School Update was […]

With New HTC One M8, Windows Phone Has Finally Arrived

THe HTC One M8 for Windows

With the new HTC One M8, HTC isn’t just releasing a new colored version of the same Android flagship that’s been available for some time. No, instead the company is revealing a new HTC One M8 running Microsoft’s Windows Phone with all of the same features and hardware specifications — exactly what Windows Phone needs. […]

August Xbox One Update Arrives

How to Check if Xbox Live Is Up on the Xbox One

Microsoft has been on a roll these last few weeks, announcing updates and features for members of the Xbox One Preview Program at a rapid pace. With all of that activity it’s was easy to forget that normal users, that is Xbox One owners who haven’t signed up for the program, hadn’t gotten an update […]

$199 HP Stream Notebook Reveals How Chromebooks Will Die

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For a long time we’ve known that Microsoft and its partners were planning to take the cheap segment of the notebooks market back with new low-cost Windows machines, but we didn’t know was how decent those notebooks would be. Leaks of the HP Stream, a $199 notebook coming later this year indicate that users can expect some […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the 4GB Xbox 360

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With Microsoft’s Xbox One console off to sort of a slow start, naturally more and more users are considering purchase the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s last-generation console. That makes sense, the Xbox 360 has a ton of games that users can play with a controller or an Xbox 360 Kinect sensor. There’s also tons of apps […]

How to Use Bing Health to Track Your Steps with the Lumia 635

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With the Nokia Lumia 635, Microsoft had a lot to consider. No other device makers competed  in the cheap smartphone race. Many weren’t interested, opting to compete with Apple’s iPhone with high-end smartphone stuffed full of advanced features and quality build materials. In the last year all that has changed, so much so that Microsoft needed an […]

Xbox One Bundles: Which to Buy

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In the space of six months Microsoft’s Xbox One console has went from being a device with a very limited amount of options to a powerhouse. Today, there’s so many Limited Edition and exclusive Xbox One bundles that it’s hard to keep up, much less know which one you should plan on purchasing this fall. […]

How To Stop Updates on Windows 8.1

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Updates have never been better than they are on Windows 8. For the most part, the operating system takes care of them itself, making sure that users always have the latest versions of Microsoft installed applications, and security updates whether they want them or not. The or not, is the problem there. Windows 8 removes most of the guess-work out […]

Is EA Access Worth Buying?

EA explains what all you get with EA Access on Xbox One.

All at once, EA Access sounds like something that should have already been available for years, and something so futuristic and out of the box that Xbox One owners might have to pinch themselves. Electronic Arts’ new subscription service, EA Access is the first time in this console generation a game developer and publisher has […]

New Madden NFL 15 Ad Is the Best Thing You’ll Watch All Year

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With the release of Madden NFL 15 coming on August 26th, developer Electronic Arts was always going to need to pull out all of the stops to get Xbox One and PS3 users in stores to buy the game on release day. To do that the company has to understand not just what it needs […]

Could the Start Menu Come to Windows 8 in September?

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

Users of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system who have been clawing for a return of the Start Menu and the removal of the Start Screen on their laptops and desktops may be in for a treat this coming September. That’s when new reports peg the first public release of Windows Threshold, or what most are […]