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Major Nelson

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Major Nelson: DLC Passes Can be “Really Dangerous” For Multiplayer

The internet has revolutionized the way video games are made with a greater emphasis on competitive multiplayer. As a huge advocate of single player games, this does worry me slightly, but there’s still a wide range…

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Windows Phone Won’t Be Getting Ported Android Apps

Microsoft is known for their software, with Windows 10 being offered as a free upgrade, with everyone from offices to the Pentagon. Windows 10 isn’t the only software Microsoft hopes people will pick up. Windows 10…

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Microsoft Supports Apple in FBI Encryption Case

Speaking at a hearing today, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith announced that the company ‘wholeheartedly’ support one of their competitors, Apple in the long-running case between Apple and the FBI. In case you’ve…

Xbox

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Xbox Steam Page is Reportedly in Development

Microsoft’s initial unveiling of the Xbox One received a fairly polarizing reception due to the hefty price point and disdain surrounding its TV focus. Furthermore, the console’s lacklustre specification resulted in cross-platform games running at a…

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition PC System Requirements Revealed

Gears of War is one of Epic Games’ largest franchises, getting players to fight in a world with anything from a revolver or chainsaw to a satellite laser (yes, we liked that one too). After the…

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Bill Gates “Disappointed” by Reports He Supports FBI over Apple

Yesterday, Bill Gates weighed in on the current feud between Apple and the FBI over the decryption of an iPhone belonging to a mass shooting suspect, during which he reportedly came out in support of the…

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Bill Gates Predicts an “Energy Miracle” That Will Change the World

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has predicted that an “energy miracle” is coming, and that it will change the world forever. Gates, in the 2016 draft of the letter he and his wife write every year, explains that,…

Halo

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Halo 5 Has Amassed Over $1.5 Million in Microtransactions

Microtransactions were originally implemented on mobile games which adopted the free-to-play business model. This gave developers the freedom to create a large user-base among casual players and attempt to monetize their creation through optional micropayments. As…

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“Mod” Platform Launched by Cyanogen

A new feature has been announced by Cyanogen Inc for incorporation in the Marshmallow version of the commercial Android skin Cyanogen OS. The Mod platform intends to build apps directly into the operating system. Microsoft themselves…

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Bill Gates Thinks Apple Should Unlock Their iPhone

Apple is currently involved in a heated legal battle with the FBI. The FBI want access to an iPhone, but Apple refused to unlock the phone over concerns that bypassing their own security measures would set…

Gears of War 4

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Gears of War 4 Will be “A Graphical Showcase” For The Xbox One

The Gears of War franchise is one of Microsoft’s most successful exclusives and continues to attract a very passionate fan base. Instead of focussing on an emotional narrative, the Gears of War series prioritizes fun, chaotic…

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Preview Build Stops Windows 10 Mobile Charging

There are always risk with upgrading your software, even more so with software that is still in a testing phase. We’ve all been through the pain of updating your computer and having it stop working, now…

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Windows 10 Mobile Preview Updated

Microsoft is keen on producing a unified front for their operating systems, both their laptop and PC OS and the one they’ve deployed for Windows 10 Mobile phones. With the Pentagon upgrading their computers to Windows 10 to the…

Windows Phone

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Windows Phone Market Share Falls

Microsoft’s entry into the smartphone market has been extremely challenging due to the popularity of Android handsets, and Apple’s loyal user base. Despite the company’s best efforts to hone a user-friendly operating system, it’s really struggled…

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Surface Book Launches in the UK

Microsoft is probably most well-known for their software, with everything from the Windows operating system to the Office tool suite commonplace in homes around the world. One thing that Microsoft have been keen on expanding though…

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The Pentagon to Upgrade its 4 Million PCs to Windows 10

Microsoft has scored its biggest customer yet, which will see its Windows 10 operating system installed on millions of computer over 2016. The company has announced that the US secretary of Defense has ordered the Pentagon…

Quantum Break

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Quantum Break is Not Coming to Steam

Microsoft hasn’t treated PC gamers very well over the last decade due to the introduction of Games For Windows Live and failure to port major Xbox exclusives. This made the PC audience quite distrustful of any…

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Microsoft Patents a Modular Computing Device

Microsoft applied for this patent as far back as July last year and it was now published just a few days ago. Microsoft has now patented a “modular computing device” that would enable people to put…

Quantum Break

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Microsoft: ‘Bringing Quantum Break to Windows 10 is a Great Benefit’

Microsoft has forged a fairly distrustful relationship with PC gamers over the last decade due to broken promises to take the platform seriously, and the horrendous Games For Windows Live DRM client. As a result, any…

Oculus

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Oculus Confirms Rift Compatible PC Bundles

  The range of potential possibilities concerning the forthcoming Oculus Rift headset promises to be both exciting and also worth the wait, in theory, the problem lies with headset compatibility for the extensive array of PCs…

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Microsoft Will Start Releasing Windows 10 Update Notes

While there are undoubtedly many issues and concerns users have with Windows 10, one of them is finally being addressed. After announcing last year that there will be improved documentation for Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has…

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Checkout the Windows 10 Redstone 14257 Update and Changelog

The latest update for Windows 10, Redstone 14257, is here at last. Of course, Microsoft will be pushing this update automatically to most of you eventually and the changelog will no doubt fly under the radar…

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Microsoft Built a Datacenter at the Bottom of The Pacific Ocean

Building a datacenter can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor, but the latest project from Microsoft may have solved quite a few problems all at once. Typically it can take two years to build a datacenter…

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Bill Gates Used to Memorise the Number Plates of All His Employees

All the way from school to work we are expected to give a hundred percent. Teachers take attendance in our lessons and in an interview with the BBC, Bill Gates revealed he also took attendance of…

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Microsoft Pre-Loading TripAdvisor App into Windows 10

As Windows 10 continues to roll up and get updated and patched, it seems like Microsoft is getting more and more crazy. According to a PR statement released by TripAdvisor and partially collaborated by Microsoft’s own statement,…

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Microsoft Edge Browser is Storing Private Browsing Data

With the jump to Windows 10, Microsoft also hoped to say goodbye to their old Internet Explorer browser, one often berated by the tech savvy. In Edge, they included many features that were already staples among…

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Cliff Bleszinski Optimistic About Gears of War 4

Gears of War was one of Microsoft’s biggest titles when the Xbox 360 was released. Featuring Co-op, multiplayer and modern graphics the game quickly became a flagship for the Xbox consoles, featuring not just one but…