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The release of this month's hottest Xbox One exclusive, Halo: the Master Chief Collection is only a week away. As Tuesday the 11th draws near, more and more news and tidbits about the collection continue to trickle out. The multiplayer update has finally become available to download for digital preorders, and a new commercial rolled out today as well.

Now that the multiplayer update is locked and loaded, Windows Central can finally deliver the multiplayer Twitch preview that we've wanted. Join us at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch tonight at 11pm Central (9pm Pacific, Midnight Eastern) to watch Sam Sabri and me play the Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer maps. Warning: I'm not that great at Halo (Sam is better), but that's part of the fun.

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who watched and chatted with us!

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One of the more popular endless-runner games for Windows Phone picks up yet-another update today for its World Tour. Yes, Subway Surfers, which always garners a plethora of tips from you folks, is now in Bangkok along with new contests, themes and more.

Head to the Store and version 1.31.0.0 is sitting there ready for you to update. Kiloo games has even released a rather detailed changelog and accompanying YouTube video to demonstrate the changes.

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Gamers who have pre-ordered the digital edition of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One have discovered that the big "day-one" update for the first person shooter will be "just" 15 GB. While that's a large download, it's still 25 percent smaller than the 20 GB file size that developer 343 Industries originally claimed. The total installation comes to 59.1 GB.

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Microsoft's Upload gameplay video feature in its Xbox One console is expanding its reach to other platforms. This week, owners of the older Xbox 360 will be able to start watching curated clips from Xbox One owners on their own Upload app. Also, anyone with an Internet connection and a web browser will be able to watch a selection of Upload videos from Xbox.com. But uploading? That's still limited to just the Xbox One.

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Microsoft's Halo: The Master Chief Collection is arriving on November 11, as you might expect, the software maker is heavily promoting the launch, including events at all of its retail locations in the US and Canada. Microsoft is now rolling out a commercial that highlights the game, as well as touting the $349 promotion that is valid on the Xbox One for the holidays.

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It's hard to describe Chimpact 2 Family Tree. It's categorized as a platformer game, but it doesn't feel like any other platformer game I've played. Nevertheless, it's fun and it looks great. What's also cool about it is that you can buy it once, and play it on your Windows and Windows Phone devices. Want to see it in action? Watch our gameplay video with the Lumia 1520 and Surface Pro 3!

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Wizards of the Coast has unleashed its Magic 2015 title onto Xbox One. For those of you who aren't familiar with the game, Magic 2015 is a collectable card game where players are tasked with building card decks to take on both the AI and other players in complex battles. If you're a fan of magic and card collectable games, Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalker may be right up your street.

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Andromeda Blue RL is a sci-fi styled combat game available in the Windows Phone Store that has you battling your opponent for control of a group of floating islands.

You can compete online against other Andromeda players or take on the computer in a single player game. The graphics and animations are nicely drawn up and overall, Andromeda Blue RL is a fun game to spend a little time with. Available for low-memory devices, the game does need a little fine-tuning, which should be taken care of in the near future.

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Frederic is a Windows Phone game that has you traveling around the world with the legendary composer Frederic Chopin as he is resurrected to prove that his music is still tops and save the music industry.

You get to battle opponents from the piano keyboard from across nine global locations. Think of Frederic as being a little like Guitar Hero but played from the ivories of a piano. In just tinkering with the trial version of Frederic, the game comes across as a fun way to pass the time with and most importantly, it is our myAppFree Deal of the Week (a savings of $1.99).

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Classic arcade games, more often than not, involved defending the earth or another planet from alien invaders and other extraterrestrial threats. Missile Command, Galaga, and many more games took that simple concept and branched out into unique gameplay directions.

Nowadays we have a trend of producing retro-style games for modern gaming platforms. That was Throwback Entertainment's goal with Deflector Mobile (also simply called Deflector). The game purports to be a classic arcade-style game in which players have to protect the earth from aliens and asteroids alike. Deflector has potential, but a number of UI issues keep it from having much-staying power. At least it's free!

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The Wolf Among Us tears into Xbox One

Telltale's fantastic adventure game, The Wolf Among Us, is now available on Xbox One. You'll find a similar branching dialog structure mixed with quick-time events, cel-shaded art style, and gritty, gory subject matter as Telltale's previous hit episodic series, The Walking Dead. All five episodes are included from the first season of The Wolf Among Us.

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