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Microsoft has already announced that its new Microsoft Edge web browser in Windows 10 will not be using many of the features that were a part of its old Internet Explorer browsers. That includes support for ActiveX-based plug-ins. Today, Microsoft confirmed that the ditching of ActiveX also means Edge won't support the company's own Silverlight web-based media player.

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Over the past several months, we have seen publisher Game Troopers come out of nowhere to become one of the biggest names in Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 games, releasing a number of high quality titles for both platforms. They include games like Tiny Troopers, Overkill 3, Monster GO and many more. However, the company isn't resting on its laurels and has plans to release more games for the Windows platform, along with updates for several current games.

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Polish game studio Artifex Mundi has made a name for itself as the premiere publisher of hidden object puzzle adventure (HOPA) games on mobile and tablet. They've given Windows Phone and Windows 8 approximately 20 such titles over the years, including such popular series as Nightmares from the Deep, Enigmatis, and Time Mysteries.

Soon Artifex Mundi will make the jump to console games as well. Today the publisher announced that it will bring Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart to Xbox One in the fall via Microsoft's ID@Xbox program. Not only will The Cursed Heart become the first hidden object game on Xbox One, but it will include some welcome console optimizations as well. Read on for the announcement trailer and more details about the game and its Xbox-specific improvements!

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If you are a Windows Insider the last two weeks have been a very exciting time as new builds for both desktop and phone are coming left and right. In fact, this week we have seen two releases for the desktop in two days – build 10158 and 10159.

We have already done a comprehensive analysis of what is new in the latest two builds, which you can find in Mauro's articles here and here. Today, we are doing a quick two-minute video of our favorite new changes. If you are not an Insider, this is a nice peek into what is coming July 29.

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There is a decent selection of simple, challenging games available in the Windows Phone Store. These games are not very flashy but can be great ways to pass the time with. 360 is a relatively new Windows Phone game and hopes to catch your eye.

The game begins with a little circle sitting on a wheel. It is your job to guide this little circle across an endless field of spinning wheels and see how far you can go. You do have some movement restrictions to keep the game challenging, along with three difficulty levels.There is an addictive pull to 360 and there is a little zip to the game pace. Available for low-memory Windows Phone, 360 isn't a shabby gaming title to have tucked away on your Windows Phone to pass the time with.

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After a Sony executive recently made a bold statement about PlayStation's dominance in Europe, Xbox head honcho, Phil Spencer, has acknowledged the struggle Microsoft's console has had in the region in a new interview.

After an excellent showing at E3 and with Gamescom just around the corner, Xbox seems to be in a pretty good place right now. Exciting features and some quality games are headed the way of Xbox One owners worldwide. But, there's still some work to be done in Europe.

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