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  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    It's time for Microsoft to reveal their Games with Gold titles for next month, and we've got decent picks for August. Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive two free games on Xbox One and two free games on Xbox 360. However, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One. Anyway, Xbox One fans will receive Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (1-31 August) and WWE 2K16 (16 August to 15 September). As for the older console, you can expect tough platformer Spelunky (1-15 August) and classic adventure title Beyond Good and Evil HD (16-31 August). It's not too late to pick up a few...

  • Xbox One 500GB now $249 ‘while stocks last’

    The Xbox One S is scheduled to hit stores next month, while the formidable Scorpio is set to be revealed next year. So it's no surprise to hear that sales of the standard Xbox One model are slowing down in a big way. Now, Microsoft is hoping to deliver a sales boost and clear out stock before the Xbox One S launch, cutting the cost of the 500GB vanilla console to US$249. "Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only US$249 while supplies last," the company said in a press statement. Microsoft also confirmed that...

  • The cancelled 3D Touch-toting Lumia McLaren gets full review

    Microsoft and Nokia's cancelled Lumia McLaren handset is perhaps one of the most disappointing stories in the history of the Windows Phone platform. You know, aside from the platform's lack of success in general. Cancelled just a few months before its late 2014 release, the McLaren offered an innovative 3D Touch feature that was unlike anything we've ever seen on a mobile device since. While Apple's take on 3D Touch required users to press down on the screen, leaks and video footage showed that the McLaren's take required users to hover their finger over the display instead. Now, Windows Central has managed...

  • Xbox One S launches in ‘select regions’ on 2 August, no SA launch date yet

    The Xbox One S will launch in select markets on 2 August, according to Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb. Hyrb, Xbox Live's director of gaming, noted on his blog that the more powerful, smaller and arguably better looking console will finally make its bow next month. "Today, we’re pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2," Hyrb remarks. "That means that all pre-orders will arrive on August 2 and, for those of you that haven’t yet, you can still pre-order a 2TB Xbox One S launch edition through microsoftstore.com...

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 launch halted until Q2 2017?

    According to reports, a new Microsoft Surface line could debut as late as March 2017, or as early as Q3 2016. Dubbed the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, the machine was initially rumoured to launch at a "fall event", according to some reports. Others suggest that Microsoft will only make a move in Q2 2017. The hybrid tablet device will also be supported by a Microsoft Surface Book 2, which is great news for anyone who thought that Microsoft's first in-house laptop was a stellar piece of kit. While Microsoft hasn't corroborated these reports, it's worth noting that the company could be waiting...

  • Red Dead Redemption sales surge 4000% after Xbox One announcement

    Update: Amazon sales for Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360 have spiked by an impressive 4200% as of writing, following its announcement as a backwards compatible title on Xbox One. The standard game saw its Amazon sales increase by 1300%. Original article: It's been one of the most requested Xbox 360 games since Microsoft announced backwards compatibility, but gamers will be able to play Red Dead Redemption on their Xbox One soon. Publisher Rockstar Games announced on their website that the Western classic will be released on Xbox One this Friday. "Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox...

  • Revealed: Notable Xbox deals for tomorrow’s Ultimate Game Sale

    Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale kicks off tomorrow (5 July), but you don't have to wait until then to see the discounted wares. The company's Major Nelson has published a list of cut-price Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC games that will be featured in the promotion, including a few notable entries. The deals are separated into several tiers, namely 67% off (75% off for Gold members) and 60% (67% for Gold subscribers), all the way to 10% (15% for paid subscribers) and 15% (25% for Gold users). What's on sale for Xbox One? There are plenty of games receiving a 67%/75% discount, including F1 2015, Lego Marvel...

  • Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 upgrade plea goes full-screen

    If you haven't ditched Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for Windows 10 just yet, Microsoft's going to remind you once more whether you like it or not. After it's questionable tactics to grow its Windows 10 user base, this is likely the company's final throw of the dice. And it's arguably more annoying than ever before. Appearing as a full-screen notification, this dark-blue screen of annoyance rather politely reminds users of that free upgrade offer, which ends on 29 July. "Sorry to interrupt, but this is important. Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29," the message states. The screen will popup after...

  • One less app: Steam hits Windows 10 Mobile

    In a week that has seen Microsoft support tease Snapchat on Windows Phone (although I'm a bit skeptical still), we can officially cross one big-name app off the list. It's taken a few years, but Valve has finally released a Steam app for the platform. The app means that Microsoft fans don't have to rely on third-party offerings to authenticate their accounts anymore. On Memeburn: Snapchat is coming to Windows 10 phones… soon As for other features, the app lets users send and accept trades with friends, sell virtual items via the Steam community and browse the storefront. In a cool touch,...

  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...