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2 years ago

First impressions of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer from HaloFest

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First impressions of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer from HaloFest

Yesterday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched on Xbox One all around the world. We've just published our in-depth review that explains just why Master Chief Collection is such a big deal.

And yet, many gamers are already looking forward to Halo 5: Guardians. The game won't arrive until next year, but its beta is due out on December 29. We know many of you are dying to get your hands on it, so we traveled to Halo Fest on Monday to give it a test run. Here are our hands on impressions of the Halo 5: Guardians Beta.

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2 years ago

Microsoft has nearly sold 10 million Xbox One consoles

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Microsoft has nearly sold 10 million Xbox One consoles

Microsoft has just announced they're close to having sold over 10 million Xbox One consoles to retailers since launching nearly a year ago. The information is from internal data gathered by Microsoft.

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2 years ago

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One review

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One review

Videogame re-releases are not an uncommon thing, especially early in a new console's life cycle. They help boost a fledgling system's software library and make older games available to new players. That last bit is important, because most game systems are not backwards compatible. Re-releases preserve games and keep them alive for existing fans and new generations of players.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection goes a step beyond most re-releases by compiling the four numbered Halo games into a single Xbox One release. No longer do players need to drag out their original Xbox consoles to enjoy Halo CE and especially Halo 2, nor do they need an Xbox 360 for Halo 3 and 4. Master Chief Collection packs them all in one bundle with plenty of new features. Don't miss our detailed review, featuring our best ever video review for a console game!

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2 years ago

343 Industries says they are 'truly sorry' about Halo: The Master Chief Collection issues

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343 Industries says they are 'truly sorry' about Halo: The Master Chief Collection issues

The launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One this week has been marred with online matchmaking issues, as well as other problems. Today developer 343 Industries said they will be rolling out server-side updates to the game to help fix those issues, while at the same time stating they are "truly sorry and feel your frustration."

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2 years ago

Today's Windows 10 preview update is the last one for Windows Insiders in 2014

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Today's Windows 10 preview update is the last one for Windows Insiders in 2014

Today's release of the 9879 build for the Windows 10 Technical Preview will also be the last major update that Microsoft will offer in 2014 for the people who are signed up to the Windows Insider Program.

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2 years ago

New Windows 10 Build 9879 improves OneDrive, adds native MKV support and more

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New Windows 10 Build 9879 improves OneDrive, adds native MKV support and more

There's a new Windows 10 build available for those in the Windows Insider Program. Build 9879 is available and brings a handful of new features. You can now hide the Search button or Task View button, there are three new gestures and much more!

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2 years ago

Battery Saver for Windows Phone updated to filter app usage by time and more

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Battery Saver for Windows Phone updated to filter app usage by time and more

Battery Saver has just picked up an update for Windows Phone. The built-in app allows you to monitor which apps are consuming the most battery and gives you control over which apps run in the background. Today's update gives you more filters on the usage page.

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2 years ago

Popular weather app Blue Skies picks up a new update and new features

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Popular weather app Blue Skies picks up a new update and new features

For those who like using Blue Skies – or for those who have never tried it – you will want to make sure you grab today's update. The app refresh adds numerous new features and tweaks to the well-designed weather app.

Version 1.5.2 came out early this morning on the Store, and the full changelog for Windows Phone 8.1 users is significant.

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2 years ago

Incipio NGP Impact Resistant case for HTC One for Windows

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Incipio NGP Impact Resistant case for HTC One for Windows

This is the week of the HTC One M8 for Windows, now that it is available on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. In order to help jumpstart you one your way to using yours, we are reviewing cases like mad.

Today we take a look at the Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for the HTC One M8 for Windows. NGP stands for "next generation polymer," a mix between plastic and silicon. The balance of flexibility and sturdiness gives the Incipio NGP case a uniqueness all its own.

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2 years ago

Verizon Lumia Cyan update reverts to 'Under Development' as delay continues

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Verizon Lumia Cyan update reverts to 'Under Development' as delay continues

For those on Verizon waiting for the Lumia Cyan and 8.1 update to grace your Lumia 822, Lumia 928 or Lumia Icon, there is more bad news to report.

Windows Central reader NOLATechy has noticed that the Lumia Cyan update page has shifted the status from 'Under Testing' to a new stage 'Under Development'. If that sounds like a step backwards, you are correct.

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2 years ago

Remote Desktop for Windows Phone adds Azure RemoteApp in latest update

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Remote Desktop for Windows Phone adds Azure RemoteApp in latest update

A new update for the Remote Desktop Windows Phone app adds support for Microsoft's new Azure RemoteApp service. The update also contains some unnamed bug fixes and improvements.

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2 years ago

Announcing the winner of the Xbox One Titanfall Bundle!

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Announcing the winner of the Xbox One Titanfall Bundle!

We had a spare Xbox One Titanfall Bundle kicking around and decided the best thing to do was give it away to one of our lucky readers! With over 20,000 entries, it was clear you all wanted the prize, but there could be only one winner. It's time to announce who that winner is!

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2 years ago

Cortana can now handle requests for European soccer team scores

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Cortana can now handle requests for European soccer team scores

Windows Phone 8.1 owners in Europe can now ask Cortana for the latest scores in general from many different European professional soccer leagues via a new server-side update.

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2 years ago

A new and free version of Visual Studio has been released for small developer teams

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A new and free version of Visual Studio has been released for small developer teams

Microsoft has expanded access to the full version of its popular Visual Studio development tools with today's release of Visual Studio Community 2013, which can be used by individuals and small development teams for free with few restrictions.

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2 years ago

Riptide GP2 finally arrives as a universal game for Windows Phone 8.1

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Riptide GP2 finally arrives as a universal game for Windows Phone 8.1

The tantalizing benefits of universal games for Windows Phone and Windows desktop is lurching slowly every day to becoming a reality. The process should accelerate with Windows 10 due next year, but for now, users have to settle for the occasional release.

Today, Riptide GP2 is that next game. Originally released through the Windows Store back in December 2013, the Windows Phone 8.1 port of the game is now available for mobile usage after some delays. More importantly, if you buy one for $2.99, you get the other one for free, making this a superb deal.

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