Next week, the highly anticipated fantasy action-RPG The Witcher 3 comes out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Few games will release alongside it, with most publishers having the good sense to get out of Witcher 3's way. But one game dares to stand up to the Witcher 3's tyranny. One game has the following, the clout, and the unique selling proposition to take it on: Farming Simulator 15.
With Farming Simulator 15 looming over the gaming landscape like the moon about to blot out the sun, publisher Focus Home Interactive has released a new trailer and details about the game's killer arsenal of licensed farming machinery. In all honesty, I'm quite pumped for Farming Simulator 15. Read on for the trailer and our in-depth preview with exclusive multiplayer details!
Oculus VR has revealed the recommended PC hardware specifications that will be needed to run the upcoming consumer version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. As expected, it will need a pretty high-end Windows rig to offer the best VR visuals.
Sometimes the best Instagram photo isn't square. However, the popular photo-sharing service forces users to upload images in square aspect ratio. There are workarounds, and we'll show you the best way to do it on your Windows Phone. We'll use the popular third-party Instagram app, 6tag. Follow our step by step instructions and/or watch the how-to video.
While we have recently seen new changes from Windows 10 via an unreleased preview meant for partners, today the Chinese website ITHome has posted several screenshots of Windows 10 build 10123. The new build, which is not a public release, brings a number of changes that we haven't seen before, such as new feature in Microsoft Edge, improvements on Cortana's UI, and the return of the "Backup and Restore" feature – something that many users coming from Windows 7 will really appreciate.
Xbox for Windows publisher GameTroopers are back with a minimalistic touch puzzle game, coming soon to Windows Phone.
Lines features a single simple mechanic. Placing dots on a line drawing will cause the color to spill out over it, with the goal of racing to fill the drawing before competing colours.
Fans of great fantasy role-playing games on the PC will be happy to learn that one of them is making the move to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Developer Larian Studios announced today that Divinity: Original Sin, which was released for the PC and Mac in June 2014, is coming to both consoles in an Enhanced Edition later in 2015.
World'o'Clock is a Windows Phone app that could come in handy if you have to deal with global time zones on a regular basis.
Available for Windows 8 devices as well as our Windows Phones, World'o'Clock will display multiple clocks within the app itself and has the ability to pin individual clocks to your Start Screen. It is not a very complicated app but does a nice job of tracking world times.
Spectra is an upcoming ID@Xbox racer from Gateway Interactive that has punished Windows Store users for some time with its demanding retro racing.
Microsoft's Xbox One console may be gaining some ground on Sony's PlayStation 4, at least in the US, when it comes to hardware sales. Today, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One was the best selling console in the country, according to numbers from the NPD Group, for the month of April 2015.
In an email sent out to users today, Microsoft announced that support for the Rooms feature on Windows Phone will end in June. The company originally announced support for Rooms would end in March, but it seems that deadline was pushed out a few more months.
Scrble is a freehand note taking Windows 8 app that is well suited for devices without a traditional keyboard or mouse. In other words tablets.
The app is not shy on features that include support for digitizer pens, touch controls, photo insertion, .pdf file support and more. The Windows 8 app normally runs $3.99 and through the myAppFree deal, over the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Scrble free.
The latest build for Windows 10 Insider Preview for phone has just been released and we've quickly played with it on the Lumia 830. You can now also install this on the Lumia 930, Icon, 640, 640 XL, and HTC One M8. This is a preview, so you'll encounter frustrations and ugly interfaces. We don't recommend installing it on your primary device. Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.
With the latest build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview there are a number of apps we're getting a look at for the first time. One of those is the universal Xbox app, destined to replace the current Smartglass app eventually.
As this is the new universal app there's a lot in common with the desktop version we've already seen. The feature set is a little more stripped back, but ultimately it's the same. Just, well, smaller.
Update: Microsoft sent a statement to GameSpot clairifing that Xbox One consoles can be cut off from Xbox Live but are still useable offline:
Original story: Earlier today, we reported that footage of the still unannounced Xbox One remake of Gears of War found its way to the Internet. Today, it looks like Microsoft is taking a stand against this kind of activity and has temporarily bricked the Xbox One consoles of the people who leaked those videos.
Telltale Games scored a big hit with the first two "seasons" of its episodic adventure game series based on the The Walking Dead comic book. The company confirmed last year that a third season is in the works but this week its director of PR Job Stauffer confirmed that it won't be out in 2015.
Back in December, Windows Central broke the news that mobile publishing giant Gameloft would be updating Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone to make it current with other platforms – as well as releasing a Windows 8 version. We also shared advanced word that they'd be adding Xbox Live support to World at Arms and several other games.
Since those updates hit, Gameloft has released several new Windows Phone games without Xbox Live support. As "Gameloft Ryan" explained to us during our Order & Chaos Online weekend Twitch broadcast, the publisher will be updating some of its Windows games with Xbox Live status post-release. And now we're back with the exclusive word on which titles will be getting the Xbox upgrade next, plus more Gameloft update details!
While Microsoft has added a ton of features to the newly launched 10080 build of Windows 10 Insider Preview for phones, the company has also fixed some issues that have appeared in previous preview builds. It also has a list of known issues with the new 10080 build.
The just released Windows 10 Insider Preview for phones build 10080 may be the biggest yet in terms of new features. They include the new Windows Store design for phone apps, the long awaited Universal Office apps for phones and the new Xbox app.