Extras Arrive For The Master Chief Collection Problems

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This past week Microsoft renewed its commitment to fixing the online multiplayer issues plaguing Halo: The Master Chief Collection¸ the giant collection of multiplayer maps and campaigns that arrived on store shelves back in November. It also revealed key extras and free updates for those suffering from Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems. These extras […]

7 Casual Games for Windows Phones for the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing. Maybe you’ve shared your thoughts on devices like the Lumia 1520 or the HTC One M8 with family who’ll get you one to celebrate the giving season. Maybe you’re planning to reward yourself for a year’s worth of hard work with a smartphone running Windows […]

Xbox One 2014 Entertainment Review

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Every decent piece of technology these days almost has to have two split personalities. Sure, they’re designed around specific scenarios, but any device worth your money allows you to do things beyond its original core capabilities. The iPad, for example, is an entertainment device first, but can let users stay productive. Microsoft’s Xbox consoles have had dual personalities for as long as they’ve been […]

Why and Where to Buy a Kinect for Xbox One  

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Maybe you weren’t comfortable with the amount you would have had to spend on the Xbox One + Kinect bundle. Perhaps you weren’t even aware that Microsoft made a Kinect for Xbox One. The Kinect for Xbox One is what helps the console stand out. It was a part of Microsoft’s original vision for the console, a futuristic piece […]

GTA 5 Festivus Surprise Update Arrives 

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This week video game developer Rockstar games delivered a huge Christmas surprise for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 users who already have GTA 5 or plan to buy it in the very near future. As of yesterday, a new title update rolling out to GTA 5 includes Festive Surprise, a giant holiday themed update […]

Lumia Denim Update Confirmed for Lumia 822 and Lumia 928  

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Microsoft only began rolling out the Lumia Denim software update to users yesterday, but already carriers in the United States are making it available for users on their networks. Today, Microsoft and Verizon began rolling out Lumia Denim for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928; they then confirmed a software upgrade for the Lumia Icon is finally on the way. Microsoft shared details […]

Amazon Has The Best  Xbox One Deal Ever [Updated]

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Microsoft already discounted the cost of its Xbox One entertainment console by $50. Now, Amazon is joining Best Buy and Game Stop in offering $50 in credit to holiday shoppers, bringing the relative cost of the console down to an exceptionally affordable $299. Amazon began offering both versions of the Xbox One it sells with $50 in credit today. There is no […]

Halo 5: Guardians Beta Arrives Today With A Catch 

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Microsoft and Halo series developer 343 Industries are kicking off the Halo 5: Guardians beta earlier than planned. Xbox One owners will be able to download and play the game beginning today. At least, they will if they meet certain requires that surprisingly, have nothing to do with purchasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Late […]

Microsoft Store Slashing Half on Xbox Music Pass Tomorrow

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For one day only Microsoft Store shoppers will get the best deal ever on a year of Microsoft’s Xbox Music Pass subscription. Earlier today the company revealed it’ll end its 12 Days of Deals promotion in the United States with a half off sale on entire years of Xbox Music Pass. The half off Xbox […]

Free Assassin’s Creed Unity Games Arrives 

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Xbox One and PS4 owners who purchased the season pass for Assassin’s Creed Unity can now download the free game they were promised by developer Ubisoft. Ubisoft announced that the website for its free game offer was live this morning, two days after it released another large-scale title update to address the problems that have plagued Assassin’s Creed Unity […]

EA Sports UFC Arrives for EA Access Users 

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One of the Xbox One’s exclusive benefits is getting a big boost just days before the holiday shopping season comes to a close. This morning video game developer Electronic Arts revealed that EA Sports UFC, the mixed martial arts fighting game based on the real-life league of the same name, is now available for EA Access subscribers to download as part of their […]

Windows Phone Lumia Denim Update Roll-out Beginning?

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It’s unclear whether Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update is rolling out worldwide, but its release is definitely getting closer. Shortly after reports indicated that Lumia Windows Phone users in China were getting Lumia Denim, Microsoft added a new YouTube video to its support pages guiding users through the new features included in the update. The Lumia […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a slim and tempting Windows notebook that transforms from a standard notebook into a tablet, and other modes, thanks to a beautiful watch band hinge that lets the Yoga 3 Pro bend in ways normal notebooks can’t. There is a lot going for the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, with its premium design, […]

Fix for Assassin’s Creed Unity Problems Arrives, Stumbles 

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Developer Ubisoft seemed like it was on the cusp of fixing those Assassin’s Creed Unity problems once and for all, that was until a glitch related to the update for the Xbox One forced some users to download the entire digital version of the game over again. By all accounts, Update 4 for Assassin’s Creed Unity seems […]

Sprint Stuns with Lumia 635 Release Date 

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Sprint stunned just about everyone today when it revealed a release date for the Lumia 635, Microsoft’s low-end Windows Phone that’s already available on T-Mobile and AT&T. Sprint made the announcement in a press release early this morning. The Sprint Lumia 635 release date will come in phases. First there’s the Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile versions arriving on December 23rd, […]

Arcadia is Microsoft’s PlayStation Now Streaming Service 

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Windows operating systems don’t have a way for users to stream games directly to devices that wouldn’t normally be able to play them. Rest assured, that’s exact what they’re getting if reports of a PlayStation Now like streaming service codenamed Arcadia are indicative of Microsoft’s future plans. What we know about Arcadia comes from All About Microsoft, […]

Windows 10 9901: What’s New & Different?  

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Microsoft lulled us all into a false sense of security with previous versions of its Windows 10 operating system. It felt like what we were getting next year when Windows 10 launches was something very boring, very apologetic. Windows 10 9901, the version of Windows 10 that leaked onto the internet this past weekend, is a smack in the face to people who assumed […]

Windows 10 9901 Leak Spills More Secrets

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We don’t yet know everything about the features Microsoft has plans for regular users when its Windows 10 operating system launches in the second half of 2015. That being said, Windows 10 9901, a leaked version of the operating that made its way to the internet this weekend, includes tons of big changes that aren’t […]

Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade Windows

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As far as I’m concerned, there is almost never a reason to not upgrade Windows. Sure, upgrading is sometimes annoying. There’s always that awkward transition period when you’re trying to figure out where the new things are. Then you get to the point when you start to wonder why someone bothered changing the way something […]

Xbox One Review 2014 – My Experience Gaming A Year later

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There’s not a lot of wiggle room for things to go wrong in the first year of a video game console’s life. Any company that botched a release as famously as Microsoft did with the Xbox One should count itself lucky that any users at all that they made it to year two. Ironically, the Xbox […]