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2 years ago

Save $50 on Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Bundles, grab a free game at Microsoft Stores

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Save $50 on Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Bundles, grab a free game at Microsoft Stores

As revealed yesterday, Microsoft has kicked off today's deal on available Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One bundles, enabling purchasers to walk away with not only a new Xbox One (with bundled game), but an extra game just in time for the holiday season. The Assassin's Creed Unity bundles are going for just $349 without Kinect, or $449 with Microsoft's sensor.

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2 years ago

Pinball FX2 adds Marvel Venom table for Xbox 360 today and Xbox One Thursday

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Pinball FX2 adds Marvel Venom table for Xbox 360 today and Xbox One Thursday

The team at Zen Studios will be adding yet another Marvel super-hero table to their Pinball FX2 game. This time it's based on Venom, one of Spider-Man's major villains. It will be released today, December 10 for the Xbox 360 and for the Xbox One tomorrow, December 11 for the price of $2.99.

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2 years ago

Octagon, not your typical Windows Phone endless runner game

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Octagon, not your typical Windows Phone endless runner game

If you are tired of the same old same old with endless runner games, take a look at the Windows Phone game Octagon. It is minimal in design but by no means is the game without challenge.

You are tasked with guiding a ball down an 8 sided tunnel full of holes, gaps and obstacles to avoid. The game comes with two gaming modes, is available for low-memory Windows Phones and after playing Octagon for the past few days, it comes across as a fun time waster of a game.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition prepares for landing on December 18

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition prepares for landing on December 18

Dovetail Games, the studio behind the ever-so-popular Train Simulator franchise, has announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will be hitting the PC on December 18. The version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X will provide gamers with an overhauled airborne experience with "a special introductory price" to invite everyone into the cockpit.

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2 years ago

Score big savings on Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Peggle 2 on Xbox Deals with Gold

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Score big savings on Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Peggle 2 on Xbox Deals with Gold

Xbox users who are interested in Plant vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and Peggle 2 could score big savings this week through Microsoft's Deals with Gold. The deal for both games lasts until December 15, taking 66 percent off of the price of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, which normally sells for $39.99; similarly, the $11.99 Peggle 2 is discounted by 60 percent.

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2 years ago

Watch our Twitch replay of two Japanese Xbox Ones Games

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Watch our Twitch replay of two Japanese Xbox Ones Games

Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch every weekend, and sometimes during the week as well. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we have a very special stream in store for you guys at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch.

I'll be streaming two Xbox One games that have only been released in Japan: puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris and an MMORPG called Onigiri. You can totally play both of these games on any Xbox One, even if you don't live in Japan.

Update: The stream has ended. We gave out some extra cool prizes during the stream: two Titan Ones, the accessory that lets you use any USB controller with your Xbox or Playstation consoles, plus Xbox Live gift cards and more. Check out the video replays and winners after the break.

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2 years ago

Remaining '12 Days of Deals' lineup for the Microsoft Store allegedly leaked

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Remaining '12 Days of Deals' lineup for the Microsoft Store allegedly leaked

The Microsoft Store is currently running the '12 Days of Deals' campaign. For 12 days, you'll find a new Microsoft Store deal available online and in brick-and-mortar stores. We've already had two days of deals, but here's what the rest may look like.

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2 years ago

Cortana gets in the Christmas spirit with new holiday themed chitchat

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Cortana gets in the Christmas spirit with new holiday themed chitchat

Christmas is arguably one of the biggest holidays, especially in the United States. Therefore, it should be of no surprise that Microsoft has programmed Cortana to respond to some yuletide inquiries with appropriate responses.

Firing up Cortana and asking her numerous questions or proclamations will inspire the digital personal assistant to respond appropriately. Here are a few examples sent to us by one perceptive reader.

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2 years ago

Swarm for Windows Phone gains Emoji keyboard support and more in new update

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Swarm for Windows Phone gains Emoji keyboard support and more in new update

Swarm for Windows Phone has a new update out today. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll now find version 1.3 of Swarm. Today's update to Swarm is notable for introducing Emoji keyboard support for shouts, plans check-in and plan comments.

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2 years ago

Sprint MVNO Ting to support GSM starting in February 2015

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Sprint MVNO Ting to support GSM starting in February 2015

Ting, the MVNO that currently runs on Sprint's network, made a curious little announcement today. In a rather epic video on YouTube (as epic as SIM cards can get, anyway), Ting announced that it will support GSM phones starting in February 2015.

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2 years ago

Threes! This is how the 2014 iPhone Game of the Year looks on Xbox One

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Threes! This is how the 2014 iPhone Game of the Year looks on Xbox One

Threes! has just been named by Apple as the iPhone Game of the Year. Coincidently, it also has just been released for the Xbox One. You've probably heard of the game by now, but in case you haven't, it's a puzzle game that makes you slide tiles on a grid to combine numbers in multiples of three. The game ends when there are no moves left. It's highly addictive. Watch how it looks on the Xbox One in our hands-on video.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

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T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

It looks like T-Mobile is pushing forward with its un-carrier initiative with a new family package that offers unlimited everything for a base cost of $100 for two lines. Each additional line will run you $40 extra per line. Overall, at $180 for 4 lines, the package deal would end up saving you $40 per month over building the plan yourself, which would set you back $220 per month.

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2 years ago

How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums

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How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums

Every week we do a fun photography contest in the Windows Central forums. Each week we go with a different theme and get so many good entries into the contest. But without fail we also have a handful of readers who aren't sure on how to submit their photos from Windows Phone into the forums. Here's how you can use the excellent forum app Tapatalk to enter our weekly photo contests!

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2 years ago

Foursquare pushes out Windows 8.1 update to match Windows Phone redesign

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Foursquare pushes out Windows 8.1 update to match Windows Phone redesign

A few weeks ago, Foursquare released their new version of the popular service for Windows Phone with a complete redesign and enhanced location-finding features. The company even followed up with their new look in a blog post detailing the process. Today, their Windows 8.1 version of the app is also getting a makeover, bringing it line with Windows Phone.

Headed to the Store, and you can find version 1.3.0.45 along with a very different look. Gone are the check-ins that have since headed to Swarm, and instead the new Foursquare is very much about finding places around you, including restaurants that just opened, coffee houses and more.

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2 years ago

A new patch for the Windows 10 preview won't work if you have Office installed

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A new patch for the Windows 10 preview won't work if you have Office installed

Microsoft is releasing a security update for the Windows 10 9879 preview build today that it knows will not install if a user's PC also has a version of its Office software suite in place on their hard drive.

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