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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Strider and dished out codes to 11 lucky viewers.

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we'll be playing Warframe from Digital Extremes. What's more, you're all invited to play with us! Warframe is a free to play third-person action game, so anybody with Xbox Live Gold who watches tonight's stream live can actually join in and be a participant. And we're giving out 16 awesome prizes for Xbox One Warframe players, ranging in value from $10-40!

Update: The stream has ended. Congrats to the winners!

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Update: Well that was quick. Less than a half-hour after the problems hit, services appear to be restored, with Microsoft saying you should now be able to sign into Xbox Live. Happy gaming!

Original Story: The cycle of Xbox Live outages isn't over yet, folks. After going down and coming back up on Christmas day, it appears that Xbox Live is experiencing outages for Xbox One users once again.

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ICYMI: December 27, 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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Hidden object game Mirrors of Albion has made its way to Windows Phone. Initially launched for Windows 8 and Windows RT earlier this year, Mirrors of Albion puts you in an alternate, mystical Victorian England, where you'll need to unravel the game's mysteries to overcome the evil Queen of Hearts in a unique spin on the world of Alice in Wonderland. Note that the game requires 1GB of RAM or more.

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My top Windows Phone endless runner games

Windows Central Roundup: Top Windows Phone Endless Runner Games

Endless runner games can be an entertaining way to pass the time and the Windows Phone Store has plenty titles to choose from. The gaming concept is simple, run your character for as long as you can while ducking, dodging, jumping and diving under a wide sundry of obstacles.

While the concept sounds simple, there are hordes of variations available and for this week's roundup I'll share my top Windows Phone endless runner games. These are some of my "go-to" titles when I'm in the mood for a quick gaming fix or need a little help passing short bits of time. These titles can also carry the weight when the urge for longer gaming spells hits.

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One of our favorite YouTube clients for Windows Phone goes by the name of Tubecast. Besides being a full-featured, beautifully designed YouTube app for managing and playing videos, it can also DLNA and Airplay stream content to your TV at the touch of a button.

Version 2.9.8 of the app brings some significant viewing improvements, including some ultra-high resolution support! Best part, there are no audio de-synchronizations.

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We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week. So far we have checked out fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, some great travel apps, and cameras for capturing all of life's adventures. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.

Today is the 8th day and we're encouraging everyone to take a break from holiday madness and relax with some fun games, Doodle Jump and Fit Brain Trainer.

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Merry Christmas, happy Boxing Day, and a fine Friday to everyone else. With the new year less than a week away, this will be the final installment of 5 Intriguing Apps of 2014.

This week, our favorite Twitter app made the official jump from beta, bringing along with it a plethora of new features, and a classic online word game made its way to Windows 8.1. There are also a few apps that grabbed my attention in the Windows Store, that I will share with you.

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Microsoft's Satya Nadella made his second visit to India visiting with key leaders to discuss future investment in that country. Nadella met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, promising support for Modi's Digital India initiative to modernize that country's infrastructure.

No announcements of investments or projects were made, making this trip more of a 'courtesy visit' according to Nadella rather than anything substantive.

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We're wrapping up 2014 by extending a 20% savings on all Windows Phone accessories until midnight December 31!

With plenty of new products to choose from for popular devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 920, you can definitely get the best bang for your buck before the new year kicks off.

To receive 20% off your entire cart, use coupon code: END14 at checkout. We offer free standard shipping on all orders over $50 and have rush delivery options available as well.

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Update: The Xbox Live status page now shows that the service is back up and running once again, after being down for much of Christmas Day and earlier today.

Original story: Microsoft is currently dealing with issues centered on its Xbox Live online service for Xbox One console owners, just a few hours after its Xbox Video and Music stores got hit with similar problems before going back online once again earlier today.

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Last week, Microsoft started rolling out the long awaited Lumia Denim update to its Lumia Windows Phone devices in various territories around the world. At the time, we listed the countries, devices and wireless carriers that were rolling out that update in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. We also mentioned that the Demin update had started to roll out to the Verizon Wireless Lumia 822 and 928 in the US.

It's been several days since that first firmware rollout so we decided to check Microsoft's support pages to see if there were any additional countries, phones and carriers that were receiving the Lumia Denim update. Sure enough, there have been some changes to that list so we have combed through it and posted all the new Denim listings.

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Many of us at Windows Central have been using Tweetium for Windows Phone and Windows for months now, but the Windows Phone Twitter client was technically in beta.

No more as starting today, the Windows Phone app is no longer beta and both have jumped in version numbers to 3.0. What's more, a brand new color accent scheme is now in place, making these Modern apps even more appealing.

Brandon Paddock, the developer behind the Tweetium apps, is never shy about giving detailed changelogs. Version 3.0 is no exception as the app has had some significant improvements over the last 24-hours.

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Just unwrapped a new Xbox One? We're here to help!

So, you just got a new Xbox One and you're wondering where on earth to start? You're in the right place! Microsoft's latest generation console has gone from strength to strength throughout 2014 and that's only going to continue into 2015. Whether you're new to the Xbox completely or upgrading from an Xbox 360, there's a lot to get into with the Xbox One.

From apps, through tips and tricks and into games, here's everything you need to know to get up and running with the best experience on your new Xbox One.

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Happy holidays to everyone! At this time of year gifts are given and gifts are received, and that includes smartphones, tablets and all manner of other techy products. If you were lucky enough to be gifted a new Windows Phone, then we're here to help you get the best out of it. If it's your first, then welcome!

But whether you're new to the platform or returning with a newer device, here's everything you need to know to get up and running with the best experience on your new Windows Phone.

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