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2 years ago

Xbox One launch exclusives Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse getting GOTY Editions

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Xbox One launch exclusives Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse getting GOTY Editions

The Xbox One launched with three exclusive retail titles last year: Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Ryse: Son of Rome. Did you buy the system at launch or shortly thereafter, but miss out on some of those games? Or maybe you're planning to jump in with one of this fall's bundles, such as the Madden, Sunset Overdrive, and Call of Duty bundles.

If you still want any of the big launch games, you're in luck. GameStop has outed the October release of "Game of the Year" Editions (GOTY) for all three launch exclusives. These new editions will bundle the main games with some or all of their downloadable content (DLC), making them quite a bargain if you haven't got those games already. Even luckier for our awesome readers, we're here to share impressions of each game and what their new editions will offer.

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2 years ago

Tigerball, a Windows Phone game with a little bounce

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Tigerball, a Windows Phone game with a little bounce

Tigerball is a fun time waster of a game where you have to toss a ball into a basket. While the game sounds simple, the challenge comes into play with the ball being a little on the hyperactive side. Much like you would find with a super ball.

You also have various obstacles to bounce your ball around, through and over that adds to the game's challenge. There are two gaming modes and fifty levels of play. Tigerball is available for low-memory and Windows 8 devices, gets a 5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store and overall is an addictive, entertaining game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Appy Weather updated to add a host of Live Tile options and more

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Appy Weather updated to add a host of Live Tile options and more

Appy Weather is a Windows Phone weather app that has a bit of a personal touch about it. The weather app has a minimalistic appearance and delivers a decent amount of forecast information to your Windows Phone.

Along with a simple interface and weather alerts, Appy Weather delivers the forecast information in a traditional sense but also in a practical sense. For example the app will often compare the forecast temperature with the prior day's weather. The app was recently updated to version 1.1 that includes a host of changes to the Live Tile settings and a few layout tweaks.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Cube is a Kinect-powered virtual party

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Microsoft's Cube is a Kinect-powered virtual party

While the Xbox One and other Microsoft products provide entertainment and functionality to make lives that little bit easier, the brains behind said tech also have the time to create some fairly awesome projects like the Cube. Not to be mistaken with the TV game show, the Cube is actually a virtual party, enabling folk to dance with one another using Kinect ad interacting with a virtual world.

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2 years ago

Amazon completes deal to purchase Twitch for $970 million

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Amazon completes deal to purchase Twitch for $970 million

Amazon went official with its plans to acquire popular streaming website Twitch back in August. The deal was announced to be worth $970 million and everything now appears to be finalized, according to a recent SEC filing. Amazon has just taken over the hotspot for video game streams, which boasts over 55 million active monthly viewers.

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2 years ago

Satya Nadella is taking his mobile-first, cloud-first vision to #AccelerateIndia

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Satya Nadella is taking his mobile-first, cloud-first vision to #AccelerateIndia

Satya Nadella is headed to India, the first time since he became the CEO of Microsoft in February earlier this year. During his visit, Satya will talk about the importance of India to Microsoft and how technology is a key enabler to help Indian people and businesses thrive in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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2 years ago

Lumia 730 gets announced in Vietnam, will be available for 'selfies' from October 1

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Lumia 730 gets announced in Vietnam, will be available for 'selfies' from October 1

Microsoft has today announced the Lumia 730 for Vietnam at an event in Ho Chi Minh City. The Lumia 730 making its way to consumers in the region is - of course - configured for dual-SIM support, perfect for those with needs requiring more than a single phone number to be attached to a mobile device. Pricing for the Windows Phone will set purchasers back by 5 million Vietnamese Dong (about $240) and the Lumia 730 will be available from October 1st.

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2 years ago

MySmartPrice turns WhatsApp into a price comparison tool

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MySmartPrice turns WhatsApp into a price comparison tool

The price comparison website MySmartPrice is now enabling millions of consumers in India to check out better deals online, even when they have little connectivity. The web service will allow users to utilize WhatsApp, the massively popular cross-platform messenger, to make quick and speedy product price comparison searches.

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2 years ago

Lumia 830 on eBay for $379, ships to U.S. by next week

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Lumia 830 on eBay for $379, ships to U.S. by next week

Want a Lumia 830? Act quick and you can grab one factory unlocked on eBay right now. It comes in white and with 16 GB of storage. This Lumia 830 will also ship in the U.S. before the end of the month. Three have already been sold, with ten remaining in inventory. You better act fast.

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2 years ago

New app Tile Editor 8.1 launches for Windows Phone, win a Lumia 730 for trying it out

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New app Tile Editor 8.1 launches for Windows Phone, win a Lumia 730 for trying it out

Looking for an app to make your Start screen on Windows Phone truly unique? You then need to check out Tile Editor 8.1, a new app from the makers of Movie Maker 8.1. With Tile Editor 8.1, you can create unique Tiles for your Start screen.

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2 years ago

Microsoft unleashes Lumia Cyan for 100 more Windows Phone and operator combos

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Microsoft unleashes Lumia Cyan for 100 more Windows Phone and operator combos

Following yesterday's Preview update for Windows Phone 8.1.1 to build 14176, the Lumia Cyan update was also unblocked for many users who had the Preview for Developers installed.

Starting earlier today, Microsoft has confirmed that "100 more Windows Phone device/operator combos" are now getting the Lumia Cyan update. We confirmed that these are in addition to a large batch released yesterday, and it applies for those on the Preview for Developer program who previously could not get the Cyan update.

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2 years ago

Your favorite Xbox games on Windows Phone

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Your favorite Xbox games on Windows Phone

What is your favorite Xbox Game on Windows Phone? That's the question we asked last Friday. We then followed up with a poll after gathering the top submissions where you then voted for your favorite game. Read on to find out which Xbox game on Windows Phone is the community favorite.

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2 years ago

Paper Plane! is a frustratingly addictive game for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android

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Paper Plane! is a frustratingly addictive game for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android

If you like games that make you want to throw your phone out the window, we found another one for you. It reminds us a little bit of Flappy Bird, but we assure you, it's different. 'Paper Plane!' is a difficult game with the simple goal of avoiding incoming platforms as your plane flies downwards into the unknown. What's also cool about the game is that it was launched along with versions for iOS and Android.

We've installed 'Paper Plane!' on our green Lumia 1520. Go watch our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Asphalt Overdrive brings 80s racing to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, now available for free

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Asphalt Overdrive brings 80s racing to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, now available for free

Asphalt Overdrive is now live in the Windows Phone Store. Overdrive is the latest installment in the Asphalt mobile racing series. This new racing game from Gameloft is available for free, but does include in-app purchases.

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2 years ago

Sixty percent of Lumia users now have Lumia Cyan and 8.1 updates for Windows Phone

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Sixty percent of Lumia users now have Lumia Cyan and 8.1 updates for Windows Phone

80% of India respondents are on Cyan, while only 47% of those in the US can say the same

Microsoft had a big day yesterday, finally releasing a new preview version of their 8.1.1 Windows Phone operating system. The update is only for those using the popular Preview for Developers early-access program. Besides improving performance and fixing bugs, the update also unblocked the awaiting Lumia Cyan firmware for many more users, though not all. The question we were curious about is exactly how many of you are now on Lumia Cyan.

After ten thousand votes casts, we now have a definitive, if not surprising, answer.

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