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2 years ago

Microsoft's IE team partners with ESPN for new World Cup 2014 news site

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2 years ago

Snuggle Truck review – Drive fast and save stuffed animals on Windows Phone 8

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Yesterday, I counted a side-scrolling racer called Old School Racer 2 as one of the best games of May. That game started out pretty challenging, its beginning courses requiring lots of tries to navigate successfully. If you’ve played the Trials series, you know how tough (and fun) that sort of racer can be.

Today we check out a slightly easier 2D racer/driving game, this one from Owlchemy Labs. Snuggle Truck is a silly game in which players must deliver a load of stuffed animals to the zoo without dropping too many animals along the way. With great graphics, a sense of humor, and a robust level editor, this one is a pleasure to play. Check out our hands-on video after the break!

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 822

For today only, buy the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 822 and get 55% off the regular price!

This Nokia Lumia 822 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while providing you with a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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2 years ago

Microsoft acquires classic civilization game Rise of Nations, future games hinted by Xbox head

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2 years ago

HTC W8 to reportedly include BoomSound and duo cameras

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2 years ago

Official Sphero app finally available on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Check out this custom underwater housing for the Lumia 1020 and Fabien Cousteau

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Last month we learned about Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 (mission-31.com). As you probably can surmise from his last name, Fabien is the grandson of legendary oceanographic explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Fabien will attempt to spend 31 days underwater to live and work. Nokia is helping to sponsor the event, which is why you’ll find devices like the Lumia 1020 living with him underwater to help document to achievement. CNN has an interview with him where we get a glimpse at a crazy underwater housing for the Lumia 1020. Check it after the break.

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2 years ago

InstaSquarer 2.0 helps you make beautiful photos for Instagram

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InstaSquarer is a flexible, powerful app for taking and posting pictures to Instagram. You can either post photos from your albums or take pictures directly in the app itself. You can easily drag and scale images, and InstaSquarer can export images with a resolution of up to 1200 x 1200. You can share these photos directly to Instagram, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and other photo sharing apps.

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2 years ago

Chasing down your rivals with Soccer Team Bus Battle-World Cup 2014

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I'm not one to cover many soccer oriented games (or football as my friends across the pond would say) but a tip came across the wire on a Windows Phone 8 game that caught my eye, Soccer Team Bus Battle - World Cup 2014.

The premise of the game has your rival team stealing the World Cup before the tournament and are escaping down the road in their team bus. You have to give chase in your team's bus in hopes of catching up to the culprits, force their bus off the road and rescue the trophy.

Soccer Team Bus Battle is definitely not your typical World Cup game and while the game has hope, it is plagued with annoying pop-up ads and a few performance issues.

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2 years ago

Dual-SIM Nokia Lumia 638 available for pre-order in China

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2 years ago

The five best Windows Phone games of May 2014 are really quite good

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Hey cool kids, are you ready for the latest installment of our new monthly feature, the best Windows Phone games of the month? Each month we look at a collection of newly released Windows Phone games that stand out from the crowd. The titles we choose range in genre and production value. Anything goes as long as it’s fun, original, and freshly launched.

This month we did get a couple of new Xbox-enabled games: Kinectimals Unleashed and Wordament Snap Attack. But for my money, it’s the non-Xbox games that took the cake during May. Competitive players received two excellent raiding games: Cloud Raiders and Royal Revolt 2. Racing and obstacle course enthusiasts got the Trials-like Old School Racer 2 to challenge them. And a one-man developer called Radiangames published a sleek twin-stick shooter called JoyJoy while giving away the amazing Bombcats SE completely free.

Quick impressions and Store links after the break!

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2 years ago

Review 13: The Terminator

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Review 13: The Terminator

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your Windows Phone, Surface, Windows tablet, or Xbox! On this week's episode Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene talk The Terminator. It's a post-apocalyptic trip through the original and T2, with a dash of T3, T4, and Sarah Connor Chronicles thrown in for good measure. So how does James Cameron's genre-defining 80s flick hold up today? We absolutely, positively will not stop until we've talked it to death!

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2 years ago

Worms Battlegrounds review: The classic game of Worms comes to Xbox One

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launched on consoles this week. Everyone who plays mainstream games is neck-deep in that game’s free-roaming campaign, extensive multiplayer modes, and cyberpunk hacking gameplay. Yours truly is still busy with Wolfenstein: The New Order, so the only dogs I’m watching are of the mechanical variety.

Xbox One also has a new indie game to play, courtesy of the ID@Xbox program. Worms Battlegrounds is the latest in the long-running Worms franchise from UK-based Team 17. Although about a million miles away from a free-roaming epic like Watch Dogs, Battlegrounds does sport a fully-voiced campaign, 3D landscapes and physics, local and online multiplayer, and even clan support. It’s the biggest Worms game ever, is what people who measure Worms games say. Read on for our full review with exclusive screenshots and hands-on video!

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2 years ago

Racing upstream (of sorts) with the Windows Phone game Goldfish in the Sewer

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Goldfish in the Sewer is a relatively new racing game for Windows Phone that approaches things from a different angle.

You are tasked with racing a goldfish through the twists and turns of the local sewer system for time. Make the run fast enough to earn a medal and you get to advance to the next race.

Goldfish in the Sewer has potential with nice graphics and challenging game play. The biggest drawback to the game is the racing controls that may have you swimming upstream with little hope for success.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio FAXION Case for Nokia Lumia 920

For today only, buy the Incipio FAXION Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and get 43% off the regular price!

Treat your Lumia 920 to a case that hits home on all fronts. Shock-absorbent TPU and impact resistant polycarbonate are fused into one sleek design, making the custom-molded FAXION case the epitome of reliable and stylish protection. Colors include black, white and pink.

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