Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is just around the corner, but it's still hard to write about without mentioning the high-profile drama between the game's creator and publisher.
In an interview between Metal Gear Central (no relation!) and Metal Gear Solid composer Rika Muranaka, a fresh light was cast on the split between Kojima and Konami.
Later today, Microsoft India will officially launch Windows 10 at a mega fan event in New Delhi. But through the day, as I meet the Microsoft executives as well as ISV and OEM partners, we'll have more details on upcoming Windows 10 apps and new devices.
Magic Secret Agent is an entertaining Windows game that has you playing the role of Agent Stephen Karsch. His mission is to navigate the various gaming levels and find evidence that will help him send a collection of wanted criminals to the big house.
The game includes dozens of levels filled with traps and goons to avoid, as well as switches to open secret doors that will lead you to the next level. Movement is somewhat unique in that your Secret Agent moves around by magically teleporting himself around the game.
While the game would be a nice fit on our Windows Phones, Magic Secret Agent plays out nicely from a Windows tablet, laptop or even a desktop.
The latest round of Forza 6 garage updates are out and for me, it's the most exciting one yet. Headlining this weeks additions are two tintop racers from one of Britain's most high-profile series. The British Touring Car Championship is the country's top saloon car series and Forza 6 will see it represented on the Xbox One for the first time with two cars.
Microsoft has not only been fairly open when it comes to Windows development, but the company has also been working hard to ensure the entire experience is bug-free. A sizeable day one patch for Windows 10 has been finalized, weighing in at over 1GB. It's expected this build will address multiple reported issues.
Microsoft has opened the floodgates for Windows 10, making the upgrade available in 190 countries around the globe. If you've already reserved the upgrade on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 and are yet to see the update, there's an easy fix that allows you to manually initiate the download process.
Microsoft has unleashed Windows 10 onto the world, and if you were looking to perform a clean install instead of upgrading from Windows Update, the Redmond giant has made ISO files available for download. ISOs are listed for Windows 10 Home and Pro versions.
"OZO captures stereoscopic 3D video through eight (8) synchronized global shutter sensors and spatial audio through eight (8) integrated microphones. Software built for OZO enables real-time 3D viewing, with an innovative playback solution that removes the need to pre-assemble a panoramic image - a time-consuming process with solutions currently in the marketplace."
"OZO's filmed content can be published for commercially available VR viewing hardware such as head mounted displays (HMDs), with immersive, full 360-degree imaging and spatially accurate original sound. OZO also integrates into existing professional workflows and works with third-party tools, dramatically simplifying content production at all stages."
Today (or tomorrow, depending where you are) is an important day in the Microsoft camp, with Windows 10 officially launching to the world. Some of us are fortunate enough to have been playing with it for some time and watch it mature and grow into what we see today. While not everyone will get it right away and some will purposely avoid it for a while, there's no doubting that Microsoft is in the headlines.
Whether you're an insider, eagerly awaiting your upgrade or holding off, if you want to talk all things Windows 10 we've got just the place for you. So head on into the Windows Central Windows 10 Forums at the link below and join the conversation!
There is no such as thing as too many backups. If you can make a backup of the backup, do it. Luckily, Windows makes it super easy to make an exact copy of your entire computer using the System Image Backup utility.
Never used it before? We'll explain what it does and how to use it.
There's no doubt that the Windows 10 launch is going to put quite the strain on ISPs and content delivery networks (CDNs). However, a new blog post from Dan Rayburn on the Streaming Media Blog points to just how much bandwidth Microsoft is planning to eat up as its latest operating system pushes out to millions of users worldwide.
Windows 10 is finally a real, proper thing that is going to be rolling out to the world starting today. Some of you are eagerly awaiting your upgrades, some have been playing with it for a while and some are waiting it out. There are also a number of you going to various launch parties around the world being thrown by Microsoft. Indeed, we're going to be at events in Delhi, London and New York City ourselves.
It was one year ago that I reported on the cancellation of McLaren, the next Nokia flagship Windows Phone that was supposed to launch that fall. Not much was ever revealed about the device although photos did later appear.
One thing we did know about McLaren (aka Goldfinger ) is besides having a 20 MP camera the phone famously had an experimental 3D Touch navigation system. This system would let users manipulate items on the display without physically touching it. One part of this was supposed to be a hover-and-explode trick whereby hovering over a Live Tile would cause it to explode and reveal smaller tiles with bits of information. Think of it as the next stage of tile flipping.
Pinball League: The World of Dr. Pickaxe is pinball adventure available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The game has you following Dr. Pickaxe, who is an archaeologist on a mission to collect clues and artifacts from ancient ruins scattered across the globe.
Graphics are excellent, game play challenging and Pinball League: The World of Dr. Pickaxe comes across as a great time waster of a game. The game typically runs $1.49 but over the next twenty-four hours, you can pick up Dr. Pickaxe free through the myAppFree campaign.
Twitter has hit the publish button on its new Twitter app for Windows 10, presumably also coming to Windows Phone.
In our short time with the app, we cannot say we are overly impressed but it at least looks okay and does some basic things. For instance, there is no quote RT, no pull to refresh, no settings, no large tile, and no location info.