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Tonight's weekend Twitch stream: Pinball FX2 and GTA V for Xbox One [Ended]

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for one hour and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. We took last weekend off from streaming because I was all kinds of sick with a cold. But I'm almost over the cold, so this week I'm back, baby!

Saturday 11/22 at at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we played not one, but two games! To start with, we knocked some balls around in Pinball FX2. See the recently released South Park tables in action, plus several more! After that, we played an hour of Grand Theft Auto V's campaign.

We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out Pinball FX2 "South Park Pinball" codes for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Steam! Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. You can also watch the event right here live or after the fact.

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9 hours ago

ICYMI: November 22, 2014

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ICYMI: November 22, 2014

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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10 hours ago

Uber for Windows Phone updated with performance improvements

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10 hours ago

myTube will be getting a big update soon with a new design and more

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11 hours ago

Here are five reasons the Xbox One is a better buy one year after its launch

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One year ago today, Microsoft launched the Xbox One in 13 markets around the world, including the US. While we thought that Microsoft's third game console was an excellent gaming machine as well as good video playing device in our extensive review back in December, the truth is that the Xbox One is a much better product 365 days later.

In fact, a case could be made that Microsoft has worked much harder to make the Xbox One a better buy than Sony has done with the PlayStation 4, which launched a week before Microsoft's machine. In this article we offer five reasons why the Xbox One is better than it was a year after its launch.

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12 hours ago

Lumia 730 used in attempt to create 'world's largest selfie' in Bangladesh

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13 hours ago

What is your favorite Windows Phone camera app alternative? (Poll)

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Windows Central App Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone camera apps

This week's Windows Central roundup is going to take on a slightly different twist. We want to know what your favorite Windows Phone camera alternative is. The native Windows Phone camera app is a capable camera app but we also have several equally capable alternatives in the Windows Phone Store. We will highlight some of the more popular choices and at the end of the roundup, we have a reader's poll to see what you guys and gals think.

These are Windows Phone photography apps that are camera apps first and editors second. We aren't including apps that are focused on photo-editing (even though you can launch a camera app from within) such as Photoshop Express, Fhotoroom, Fantasia Painter, Black and others. All are fine titles in the Windows Phone Store but we are looking at apps that can replace the native Windows Phone camera app.

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15 hours ago

Lumia 830 is now on sale in Sweden via Tele2 for as low as $20 a month

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15 hours ago

Microsoft Music Deals apps get updated with new buttons and more

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16 hours ago

Limbo is coming to Xbox One and will be free for early console adopters

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17 hours ago

Pompei Apocalypse, a fast paced arcade game for Windows Phone

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Pompei Apocalypse is a fast paced arcade styled game for Windows Phone where you race to save the ancient city of Pompeii from balls of fire that is spewing from the volcano Vesuvius.

Available for low-memory devices, Pompei Apocalypse has Facebook integration for sharing your scores and formidable game play. The only hold back to the game is that sometimes the screen isn't responsive that results in a building getting smashed. Otherwise, it has the potential of being a fun time waster of a Windows Phone game.

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17 hours ago

Pick up this 2-pack of HTC One M8 anti-glare screen protectors today for only $4.95!

17 hours ago

Microsoft says the kernel version for Windows 10 will jump from 6.4 to 10.0

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1 day ago

Listen to Knife Party on Xbox Music and watch 22 Jump Street on Xbox Video this weekend

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There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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1 day ago

Alienware Alpha now ships with $100 of bonus extras for early adopters

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Designed with Steam in mind, the Alienware Alpha console is now shipping and available through Dell or select retailers. Starting at $549, users can configure the Alpha with Intel's fourth generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processors along with NVIDIA's GTX Maxwell GPU. The compact box ships with an Xbox 360 wireless controller and comes with a few freebies if you are an early adopter and decide to take the plunge, including full versions of a number of titles valued at $100.

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