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Cream o' the crop

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To be continued

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Versatility perfected

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All Articles by Paul Acevedo

German developer Handy Games recently broke onto the Xbox One scene with a big-screen port of its popular Windows Phone and tablet title Super Party Sports: Football. Although it has Football in the name, SPS is actually a soccer-themed physics puzzle game. Players will take on 100 stages as they attempt to literally destroy opposing teams and score goals. SPS Football looks great for a mobile port, but does it play well on console? Read our detailed review to find out!

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Razer Arena is a "competitive gaming platform" for Windows that facilitates PC gaming tournaments and competitions. Arena offers a variety of features, including automatic match creation and reporting, match reminders, cheat busting, and more. That deep level of integration requires optimization for specific games – and now we can count League of Legends among those games. Read on for more details about Razer Arena and its new League of Legends support!

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PowerA (makers of the Mini Series Controller and a bunch of Star Wars controllers) have just the thing for gamers who can't or don't want to spend one-and-a-half Benjamins on a luxury Xbox One controller. The Fusion Pro Controller is a wired controller with many of the same features as the Elite and Wildcat. The big difference is that it only costs $79.99. Read our detailed review with video to find out whether the Fusion Pro Controller can stand up to the big boys!

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Arrowhead Game Studios' HELLDIVERS originated as a PlayStation game earlier this year, but has now arrived on Steam. The game takes place in a dystopian future in which the armies of Super Earth wage endless wars across the galaxy. Although HELLDIVERS is a twin-stick shooter, the heavy cooperative focus, wealth of unlockable equipment, and deep and challenging gameplay make it unlike any other game. Learn more from our detailed review with video!

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Team17 and Unicube's Sheltered is a fallout shelter simulator – sort of like the mobile game Fallout Shelter but far more complex. Sheltered currently exists as part of the Xbox One Preview Program and Steam Early Access, where the developers continue to enhance and refine its simulation aspects and gameplay. Today Sheltered gets a huge update that adds raids, loyalty, horses, and more. Read on for full update details!

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Square Enix Montreal recently injected the Windows versions of Lara Croft GO with a huge update. This update brings a whole new area to the game called the Cave of Fire, including brand new enemies, environments, and puzzles. To celebrate the arrival of the Cave of Fire, we've got fresh impressions and a list of our Lara Croft GO contest winners.

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The Razer Wildcat Controller for Xbox One and Windows is a direct competitor to Microsoft's Elite controller, selling for the same $149.99 price. Although the Wildcat lacks wireless support, it sports several unique features of its own such as a four-button d-pad, built-in headset volume controls, four unique multi-function buttons, optional stick covers and palm grips, and more. Read on for our detailed review with video!

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German studio Flaregames (Royal Revolt 2 and Throne Wars) and LA-based indie developer Superweapon have created a raiding game that gives players full control of their units during battle. Dawn of Steel lets players assemble a squad of mech robots and fight for control in a sci-fi war for supremacy. And Windows Central is proud to exclusively announce that Dawn of War will be coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8 and 10 early next year!

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The creators of Puzzle Quest recently teamed up with 505 Games to bring a new puzzle-RPG to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Gems of War is a deep and addictive puzzle game featuring endless hours of single-player content as well as online guilds and asynchronous player-versus-player battles. Some of the game's Achievements can be very time consuming, but our in-depth Achievement Guide will help you get them all – and become a better player!

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The SteelSeries Rival 100 is Danish manufacturer SteelSeries' most affordable gaming mouse. Clocking in at $40, the Rival 100 has some fairly impressive features: an ambidextrous form factor, RGB lighting, on-the-fly sensitivity switching, and textured grips. If you're looking for a quality mouse for gaming and/or work, this one might fit the bill. Read our full review with video for more details!

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The Chatpad is a tiny keyboard that plugs directly into standard or Elite Xbox One controllers, allowing you to input text directly from the controller on Xbox One or Windows 10. It also functions as a Stereo Headset Adapter and even comes with an Xbox One headset. If you do a lot of typing in Xbox One games or apps, this is one accessory you'll definitely want to consider. Find out more in our detailed review with video!

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Gems of War is the spiritual successor to Puzzle Quest –a match-3 puzzle-RPG with endless hours of content and PvP gameplay. It's also the whole grail of free to play games – a free game that never stops being fun even if you don't buy anything. Read our full review to learn why Gems of War might be the best free to play game on Xbox One.

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The Razer Mamba (not be confused with the Mamba TE) is Razer's flagship gaming mouse – the cream of the crop. It boasts wireless and wired modes, adjustable click force on the primary mouse buttons, a 16,000 DPI sensor, a Charging Dock, and beautiful Chroma lighting. Do these features justify its hefty price tag? Read our full review with video to find out!

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The Xbox One featured a simplistic Guide before, accessed by double-tapping the Home button on the controller. It allowed users to snap apps and take screenshots, but not much else. The NXOE Guide on the other hand incorporates much of the Xbox 360's Guide menu functionality. This improved Guide lets users view their friends list, send messages, adjust settings, and more. It's a lot to take in, really, so we've written this guide to using the NXOE Guide – complete with helpful screenshots!

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Every now and then a publisher manages to pull off a substantially improved entry in a popular yearly series. This year, 2K Sports and Yuke's have done just that with WWE 2K16. The new wrestling game features its largest roster yet, expanded character creation, some reworked gameplay mechanics, and more. Does that all add up to the best wrestling game in years or just more of the same? Read our detailed review with video to find out!

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