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Watch our Xbox One platformer Twitch stream tonight and win Kalimba codes! [ended]

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We've got a busy week of Xbox One Twitch streaming lined up for you guys, and plenty of great prizes to sweeten the deal! Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we'll give you a chance to see two new and upcoming 2D platformers.

First we'll stream our first look at Kalimba, the latest game from Press Play, makers of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Tentacles. Kalimba won't launch until December 17, so tune in to see it early! After that, we'll stream Thomas Was Alone, the clever and artistic ID@Xbox platformer from Mike Bithell and Curve Digital.

The stream has ended, but you can still watch the archive videos to see what each game was like. Don't miss them!

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5 hours ago

Windows 10 to support FLAC audio format

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6 hours ago

We chat with the co-founder of Lucid Games about Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

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It started out as a mini-game inside Project Gotham Racing 2 for the original Xbox but Geometry Wars has grown since then to become a well known stand alone game franchise on its own. This week, the arcade shooter series gets a new installment, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, from UK-based Lucid Games. It's being published by Activision as the first game under their revitalized Sierra brand, which will be dedicated to launching smaller, downloadable titles.

Geometry Wars 3's biggest feature is that it uses 3D grids for the first time, as players control their ship and combat a variety of enemies with different power ups in its unique retro art style. The game is out this week for the PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms, among others. We got a chance to ask some questions, via email, to Lucid Games co-founder Craig Howard about their work on Geometry Wars 3.

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7 hours ago

China levies $140 million fine against Microsoft for tax evasion

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8 hours ago

Learning a new language is like playing a game with Duolingo for Windows Phone

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Duolingo, the popular and free language-learning app launched on Windows Phone last week, and I've been playing with it to refresh my Spanish lessons from high school. I like it because it feels like a game I have to beat. If you haven't tried it out yet, we've installed Duolingo on the Lumia 930 and placed it in front of the camera. Go watch the hands-on video.

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8 hours ago

Windows App Studio developers can now add Twitter feeds to their apps

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8 hours ago

Climb the evolutionary ladder with the Windows Phone game Sparkle 2 Evo, this week's myAppFree deal

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Sparkle 2 Evo is a game of survival for our Windows Phone that has you rising up from the primordial goo as a tiny aquatic creature and progress up the evolutionary ladder.

The evolutionary path has several options including becoming an aggressive carnivore, a sluggish herbivore or an omnivore, which is described as something in between a carnivore and herbivore. The game include 15 levels of play and plenty of boss-like battles to fight.

Available for low-memory Windows Phone, Sparkle 2 Evo normally runs $2.99 but through the myAppFree deal, you can pick it up for free over the next 24 hours.

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9 hours ago

Threema's Windows Phone secure messaging app is due out on Thursday

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10 hours ago

Windows 10 9879 preview build gets another patch to fix an IE Flash Player issue

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10 hours ago

Get $70 off select Xbox One bundles during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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If you haven't yet picked up an Xbox One, Black Friday might be the best time to finally dive in. Microsoft and several retailers are offering deals on Xbox One consoles and bundles in a $70-off promotion for the console. The promotion goes from November 27-29 at all participating retailers, then again on December 1, Cyber Monday, online only.

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11 hours ago

Facebook Beta updated with ability to view sticker comments and more

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11 hours ago

Classic Star Wars characters come to Minecraft on Xbox consoles

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11 hours ago

Credit Karma pulled from Windows Phone Store for repair

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12 hours ago

The best travel apps on Windows Phone for the holidays

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The best travel apps on Windows Phone for the holidays

The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving kicks things off here in the United States. Then we have Christmas and New Years next month! People will be traveling more and more over the next 40 days (give or take) as they visit friends, family and cash in all that vacation time from work. Here are some great apps to load up on your Windows Phone as you travel!

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14 hours ago

These popular Lumia 1320 skin cases are on sale today for just $4.95!

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