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  • 7 massive reveals from Microsoft’s Xbox Gamescom 2015 briefing

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Sifting through the good news for Microsoft's Xbox One customers is getting more and more difficult because frankly, the company keeps delivering humdinger after humdinger. Its Gamescom 2015 announcements were no exceptions either, with news regarding limited edition consoles, new hardware and exclusive titles all sharing stage time in Cologne. Picking through the key announcements, we narrow down the noise to seven particularly interesting and key stories that will affect Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers going forward. Do you...

  • Gamescom 2015 live blog: ‘Scalebound’, ‘Quantum Break’ coming in 2016

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's the back-end of the year and that means one thing for gamers across the world -- Gamescom. The 2015 edition will see only a handful of companies host live conferences, but some of them are incredibly important. With Sony absent, Microsoft will be showing off its new titles, hardware and deals to the German public. Electronic Arts, Call of Duty developer Treyarch and Blizzard will also get in on the fun, with other companies like Bethesda, Ubisoft...

  • Gamescom 2015 preview: livestream details, game reveals and more

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne's gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's safe to say that this year in gaming has been one of the most interesting for quite some time. Now that Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles can be referred to as "current-gen", and after Nvidia and AMD have revealed their new options in the graphics card market, things are slowly settling down. Perhaps this is true when viewing the industry form the hardware front, but in terms of upcoming games and software, the industry is only really...

  • Miss Microsoft’s Xbox Gamescom announcements? Catch the recap here [video]

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Usually press releases at game conferences can get torrid and boring very quickly, but it seems that Microsoft has honed its skilled over the years. Leaping forth from E3 2015, the Microsoft crew detailed three exclusives arriving in 2016 which includes the likes of Scalebound -- the company's Final Fantasy-like dragon-slaying RPG, Crackdown 3 -- a chaotic cop destroyer, and finally, Quantum Leap -- a game that takes time-warping mechanics to a whole new level. Microsoft also unveiled a...

  • Gearburn on Hashtag Radio episode #1: gaming, Windows 10 and OnePlus 2

    Gearburn on Hashtag Radio is a new monthly segment where our editor Andy Walker, Hashtag Radio's Zaid Kriel and another in-studio guest talk gaming, gadgets and all things tech. This week, TFG Tech Magazine editor Gavin Dudley joins the conversation. It's easy to get locked into a pride-fueled gaming debate, but thanks to Windows 10's launch last week, there's an even bigger emphasis on the Xbox One and how the new operating system will affect it. We talk about prospects for Microsoft and how Sony will cope in the new software-based console war (even though its console is selling like...

  • PlayStation 4 streaming, Ethan Hunt’s return and ‘ZOMBI': the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: Windows 10, ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Life Is Strange': the TGIF Video Roundup How is everyone feeling? Yes, it has been a long, long week, and even longer for the likes of Microsoft. Now that Windows 10 is out in the wild all the company can hope for is that it doesn't become the...

  • 14-million devices running Windows 10 within first day, notes Microsoft

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. Setting a target of 1-billion devices running Windows 10 within the first two to three years is no small feat. We've noted that thanks to the free upgrade system, Microsoft might've given itself a head start and that seems to be exactly the case. The company has announced that in its first day on the street, Windows 10 is now running on 14-million devices which is a massively impressive figure, even though many of these are probably upgrades...

  • Windows 10 first impressions: what Gearburn thinks of Microsoft’s new baby

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. We may be soulless journalists, but that doesn't mean a software release has no bearing on our lives. As a squad of Windows users (except for one or two in this office), we expect to receive the best user experience constantly. The operating system we use daily doesn't only affect our productivity, but our sanity. Microsoft's new baby has a lot to live up to especially after the problem children that were Windows 8 and Windows Vista (an...

  • Here’s how to check if you have the ‘public’ version of Windows 10

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. Update: To avoid all the faff and fuss, grab the Windows 10 installation tools here (32-bit) and here (64-bit). Open the tool, and select the "Upgrade the PC" option. Alternatively, you can also download the OS using the same tool and write it to a disc or flash drive. Microsoft's Windows 10 has finally been launched to 190 countries publicly, which means those with Windows 7 and later PCs can install the update. Luckily, if you were part...

  • Microsoft celebrates a new beginning at Windows 10 Johannesburg launch

    Microsoft has opened a new chapter in its operating systems logbook when it launched Windows 10 at a carnival-like event in Newtown, Johannesburg. Mary Fitzgerald Square, historically a site for mass gatherings, was commandeered by Microsoft for one of 13 launches across the planet including the flagship event in Nairobi, Kenya, attended by none other than Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. Along with inviting hundreds of local school children to experience Windows 10 for the first time, the company also opened the gates to traditional Windows fans, prospective users, and those curious enough to discover just what Windows 10 is all about. Anthony...