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Crimsonland review: A bloody twin-stick shooter for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Steam

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10tons is best known for its casual games like Sparkle 2, King Oddball and Tennis in the Face. But way back in 2003, the developer also made a fairly hardcore twin-stick shooter called Crimsonland. Last week, Crimsonland finally arrived on Windows Phone and Windows 8.

With dozens of weapons and perks to unlock, several game modes and tons of blood to spill, Crimsonland is an exciting release for genre fans. Read on for our full review of the Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Steam versions of Crimsonland – complete with video review.

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5 hours ago

Buy the Xbox One 500GB Halo: The Master Chief bundle at Best Buy, get a free Lumia 635

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In a deal that is hard to refuse, mega electronics chain Best Buy is offering a free, no-contract AT&T Lumia 635 when you pick up the Xbox One 500GB Halo: The Master Chief bundle.

That Xbox One kit is already a deal at $349.99 as you get 500 GB of storage and four Halo titles found in the Master Chief collection. The rival Sony PlayStation 4 also has a deal as Best Buy are tossing in a freebie PlayStation Camera, a $59.99 value.

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5 hours ago

This week in Xbox One news - March 29th 2015

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This week in Xbox One news - March 29th 2015

Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!

We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed, but I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points into one handy thread every weekend!

So without further ado.

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8 hours ago

This slim skin case for Lumia 520 is only $3.95 today while supplies last

21 hours ago

We play darkly beautiful platformer Limbo with help from the developer!

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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. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT), we'll be playing Limbo from Danish developer Playdead. Limbo is a dark and stylish puzzle platform that made waves on Xbox 360 before eventually launching on Xbox One. Not only will be giving out free copies of Limbo for Xbox One and Steam, we'll also be joined in chat by a member of the game's development studio!

Update: The stream has ended. Read on for the YouTube replay video to see Paul playing Limbo as a member of Playdead answers viewer questions, plus the list of contest winners!

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22 hours ago

Windows Phone Weekly Digest: March 21, 2015

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There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store, and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features. Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss.

Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."

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22 hours ago

ICYMI: March 28, 2015

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ICYMI: March 28, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!

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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1 day ago

Transparent Machines game revealed for Windows 10 and Xbox One

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Episode Duscae holds promise for Final Fantasy XV, but there's a lot of room for improvement

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I've finished the demo build of Final Fantasy XV, which Square Enix have dubbed "Episode Duscae". As a long time Final Fantasy fan I'm optimistic about the franchise for the first time in a long time.

Square Enix have been soliciting player feedback on the demo, which was bundled with Final Fantasy Type-0 for PS4 and Xbox One. Here are my gameplay impressions, gripes, and pleas to Square Enix for Final Fantasy XV moving forward.

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1 day ago

Microsoft Band online shipments vary by retailer, some stores have them back in stock

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Top Windows Phone Games from Magma Mobile

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Magma Mobile is a gaming developer that has quietly built up a rather impressive and popular portfolio of Windows Phone games. Many of the gaming titles are great time wasters with challenging game play and nice graphics.

For this weekend's Windows Central Roundup, we have plucked a few of the top rated games from Magma Mobile's collection to spotlight. You can find the full, 40 game collection through this link or simply by searching Magma Mobile in the Windows Phone Store.

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1 day ago

Microsoft Band hackathon shows some fun and practical uses for the wearable

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The Microsoft Band Preview SDK is now making the rounds for iOS, Android, Windows Phone. Microsoft is still getting feedback from developers on what they like – and don't like – about the SDK. One way they do that is through a hackathon, whereby teams of developers need to come up with an idea and make a workable app usually in 24-hours.

Microsoft recently held one of these Band hackathons and invited UI Centric to participate.

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1 day ago

Weekly Xbox Upload Contest: Forza Horizon 2

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Have you said, "Xbox, record that" lately due to an epic kill? How about to some funny bug you encountered? Well, we want you to share those moments with us, and we'll give away some sweet prizes you for doing so. Each week, we'll pick one lucky winner for the week's theme on Xbox One.

Get ready for this week's edition of the Windows Central Xbox Upload Challenge!

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1 day ago

Photos taken with Lumia 930 beat iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4 in blind test

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Tastecard app gets pulled, re-submitted to the Windows Phone Store

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