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  • Blog Post: Project Spark's Xbox One Closed Beta Begins Next Month

    Microsoft's game creation tool, Project Spark, is getting ready to begin the closed beta process for its Xbox One version. The beta for the Windows 8 version of the game began in December, and if you were lucky enough receive a code to participate in that beta test of the game, you will automatically... More
  • Blog Post: Rayman Fiesta Run Released Today

    The sequel to the highly popular endless runner is out now for a number of mobile platforms. Rayman Fiesta Run adds some new wrinkles to the already proven formula, including abilities like swim and shrink, as well as some new power-ups. The game is built on the same engine as the console games Rayman... More
  • Blog Post: New MOGA Controllers Are Available Now To Charge Your Phone

    Back during E3, we demoed the MOGA controllers , which turn Android devices into more capable game consoles. We also got an early look at the new MOGA Power series, which can serve as auxiliary batteries. The new devices, the MOGA Power Hero and Power Pro, are available now. The MOGA controllers are... More
  • Blog Post: Free Halo: Spartan Assault Operation Hydra Update Adds Xbox 360 Controller Support

    Halo: Spartan Assault is getting a free add-on and update with Operation Hydra, and Xbox 360 controller support is coming with it. The add-on will be available for free on August 29 and it will add five new missions, new achievements, make certain weapons that were only available through micro-transactions... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Spartan Assault Releases At 4 pm Pacific Today

    Vanguard Games and 343 Industries made an announcement today that is great for those of us who have terrible patience. Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft's new top-down arcade shooter for Windows 8 mobile devices, will be launching today at 4 pm Pacific. The game centers around Halo 4’s Sarah... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Returning Start Button In Windows 8.1

    Bowing to popular demand, Microsoft is bringing back the Start button in the first major update to its Windows 8 operating system. Speaking with The Verge , director of Microsoft’s Windows user experience team Jensen Harris said, “It lends back a little bit of familiarity. It makes the whole... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Play Brings Xbox Live Arcade Games To Windows 8

    Windows 8 is pushing a more console-style interface to PCs, and soon you'll able to purchase a small selection of Xbox Live Arcade games through your PC. The video below serves as the announcement for the Microsoft Play service, and shows off some of the interface for purchasing games. The service's... More
  • Blog Post: Share Your Thoughts On Windows 8

    Microsoft released its new operating system last Friday, which makes the biggest visual change to the desktop since Windows 95. It also boasts Xbox Live integration and a new games store, which has drawn the ire of many independent game publishers . Now that some of you have had time to tinker with the... More
  • Blog Post: Pinball FX2 Now Available On Windows 8

    Zen Studios' popular platform for pinball game Pinball FX2 is now available for Windows' brand new operating system. The base game is free to download and includes the Mars table, and additional tables can be downloaded for $2.99 each. Here are the additional tables that are currently available... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The First Games That Will Be Available On Windows 8

    Windows 8 is coming October 26, and along with it are video games, and video games with achievements . We're still not sure how Windows 8 will get along with video games as neither Valve or Blizzard are particularly excited about it, but we'll find out more about that when the operating system... More
  • Blog Post: With Windows 8 Comes Achievements For Minesweeper And Solitaire

    Among Windows 8's many goals is a stronger emphasis on gaming. One way of doing this, is adding achievements to Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Majong. Xbox360Achievements.org has all all three titles listed with their achievements. Solitaire and Minesweeper each have four achievements for 50 points... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface Release Date Announced

    The company's newest tablet will hit shelves the same time as Windows 8. When the newest version of the OS releases on October 26 this year, consumers will be able to experience it on Microsoft's Surface tablet. There are two versions of Surface to be released, one in October featuring an ARM... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell: Windows 8 Is A "Catastrophe"

    Valve's Gabe Newell has announced his displeasure with the upcoming Windows 8, because he believes it will lead to a more closed platform. Speaking to Ed Fries at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, Newell expressed his opinion when talking about having options when it comes to different platforms... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Officially Headed To Windows Next Month

    Sly PC programmers have been playing around with Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect device to create interesting PC-powered applications since the device debuted in 2010, but soon Microsoft will support Kinect use on the PC officially. During Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Confirmed For Windows 8

    Microsoft is eager to expand its Xbox Live service beyond the console space, as demonstrated by its integration with Windows Phone 7, and it looks like that strategy is going to expand even further next year. Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live is coming to PCs next year, when the new Windows 8 operating... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Xbox 360 Games Could Run On Windows 8 PCs

    You see that big "Rumor" tag in the headline. Good; keep that in mind as you read this story, because this one could be too good to be true. A persistent batch of rumors from the tech world suggest that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system will allow users to play Xbox 360 games... More
  • Blog Post: See Windows 8 Interface In Action

    Whether you use your PC for gaming or just surfing the web, this is the shape of things to come. An interesting video blog cropped up this week from Microsoft that should be of interest to anyone in the gaming crowd, given the amount of time most of us spend on a computer for one reason or another. The... More
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