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2 years ago

343 Industries apologizes for 20GB 'Day One' download for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Xbox One owners who purchase the disc version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have to download a big 20GB 'Day One' patch when the game is released on November 11. Now Frank O'Connor, the Franchise Development Director for the Halo franchise at developer 343 Industries, has issued a public apology for having to issue such a big patch for the game.

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2 years ago

Official Tesco Mobile app is readily available for Windows Phone

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UK mobile network virtual operator Tesco Mobile has released an official app for Windows Phone, which enables consumers to take full advantage of account management features when not in front of a PC. From checking available balances to getting answers to frequently answered questions, the app is a free portal for Tesco Mobile subscribers.

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2 years ago

Report says public preview of next Office 'could be released any time now'

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2 years ago

Out This Week on Xbox One: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, The Legend of Korra, and more

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope you gathered some extra strength over the weekend because you will need it for some of the Kinect-oriented games that coming out this week. This week we have the launch of the Xbox One exclusive title Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved from Harmonix. Our second and final Kinect powered game is none other than Just Dance 2015.

If you are a huge fan on beat 'em ups and anime perhaps The Legend of Korra might interest you. Finally, we have a re-release of a 1990s remake (hope that wasn't too confusing) Shadow Warrior which has some awesome first person swordplay. Continue reading for more info.

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2 years ago

Smartphone sized Windows 8.1 PC, the ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico, on sale for $200

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2 years ago

COPTAR, an Augmented Reality Windows Phone combat game

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COPTAR is an Augmented Reality (AR) game that not only places you behind the controls of a combat helicopter but will also use what you see as the backdrop for the game. COPTAR launches your Windows Phone camera and uses whatever is around you as the gaming background; be it your living room, backyard or street corner. Game play is very similar to any other air combat game with power-ups that fall from the sky and a handful of missions to tackle.

While the concept behind COPTAR has a certain amount of appeal, the game falls short on user-friendly controls. While available for low-memory devices, COPTAR has potential but until the game receives a little fine-tuning, the gaming experience can be a little frustrating.

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2 years ago

Satya Nadella talks inequality, women rights and vision for Microsoft in new videos

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After his comments regarding how women should ask for a raise in the workplace drew the ire of the media earlier this month, Satya Nadella is now further clarifying his views on the subject. Talking to USA Today and CNBC, Nadella also discussed other topics that include his vision for Microsoft as well as the impact of cloud-based services.

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2 years ago

Project Cars delayed to March 2015

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2 years ago

Spotify announces new family plan for up to five users

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2 years ago

Trailer offers a glimpse at Microsoft's Halo 2: Anniversary documentary

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2 years ago

Microsoft smartwatch may launch within weeks

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A new report suggests that Microsoft is gearing up to launch a smartwatch or fitness-oriented wearable device in the coming weeks. The wearable will come with a heart rate sensor and is described to work across multiple platforms, meaning that it won't be tied to Windows or Windows Phone if true. The good news is that unlike other smartwatches today, the Microsoft-made smartwatch is described to get two days of battery life.

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2 years ago

Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One

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In 1994, the original Killer Instinct took arcades by storm. The next year a downgraded but respectable Super Nintendo port followed, along with a GameBoy version. The home games helped maintain enthusiasm until Killer Instinct 2 arrived in arcades in 1996. The Nintendo 64 would see a mildly stripped-down port called Killer Instinct Gold that year.

The true arcade version of Killer Instinct 2 has never been available on home consoles… Until now. Like Killer Instinct Classic before it, Killer Instinct 2 Classic comes bundled with the purchase of Killer Instinct 2 Ultra Edition on Xbox One. The $39.99 bundle gets you eight characters in the new Killer Instinct, plus Killer Instinct 2 as a standalone game. Killer Instinct 2 Classic even gets online play, making it a more viable alternative to Killer Instinct Season 2. Read on for gameplay details, hands-on video, and exclusive screenshots!

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2 years ago

Choose from 5 colors and save 72% today on this durable Lumia 635 hard case!

2 years ago

Argos starts selling Bush-branded smartphone and tablet

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2 years ago

Watch the replay of our 'Stick it to the Man' Twitch streaming event!

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Every weekend, WPCentral streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for one hour and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed 3D puzzle platformer Contrast and dished out codes to eight lucky viewers.

This evening, we'll be playing the hilarious 2D platformer Stick it to the Man from Zoink! and Ripstone. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes for Stick it to the Man, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes! Even our unfortunate non-Xbox One owning brethren are welcome. Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. (You can also watch the event live or after the fact, right here.)

Update: The contest has ended but you can still watch the replay of our stream!

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