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Touch-based Age of Empires: Castle Siege unveiled for Windows 8

Microsoft revealed Age of Empires: Castle Siege this week, a Smoking Gun Interactive game that's coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 next month. Microsoft's Kieffer Bryant described Castle Siege as a "fast-paced experience" built for touch devices, with players dragging units across paths while...

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Modern Combat 5 cracked, pirated by contest winner

Pirated copies of the mobile first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout flooded torrent websites this weekend, reportedly originating from a copy of the game distributed by the developer as part of a contest. Gameloft held the giveaway recently, inviting players into the game early. "One of...

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Microsoft releases Xbox One controller drivers for PC

Microsoft has released a set of drivers that enable Xbox One controller support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows PCs. The Xbox One controller works with any game that currently features support for the Xbox 360 controller. After installing Microsoft's drivers, players can immediately start using...

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Report: 'Threshold' updates to unify Windows, Xbox One platforms

Microsoft is planning to make strides toward one ecosystem for all its platforms with "Threshold," the codename for a series of individual platform updates that will more closely unite Windows Phone, Windows PC and Xbox One. According to a report on ZDNet, "Threshold" will include updates to all...

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PSA: Fiesta your eyes on the new Rayman runner, out row

Cancel that siesta because Rayman Fiesta Run is out today, and you can grab it on the App Store right now. Ubisoft's Latin-flavored auto-runner, which is priced at $3, is also due on Google Play [update: it's live] and Windows 8 storefronts. I couldn't resist a quick go on my iPhone 5 this...

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GestureWorks Gameplay to add custom controls to 'hundreds' of Windows 8 games

GestureWorks Gameplay, an application that allows users to build custom touch and gesture-based controls for "hundreds" of Windows 8 games, was revealed at the Intel Developer Forum last week. GestureWorks is planned to begin assuming direct control release in November 2013. Developer Ideum...

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Ubi software turns projections into touchscreens with Kinect for Windows

Ubi Interactive, not to be confused with gaming publisher and developer Ubisoft, has released software called Ubi that's capable of turning any projected surface into a touchscreen with help from Microsoft's Kinect for Windows, CNET reported last week. Ubi works with the Windows 8 operating...

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Watch 40 minutes of Microsoft Studios' Project Spark

Microsoft Studios streamed 40 minutes of its E3 Windows 8 build of game-crafter Project Spark last night, and the video is now up to watch. Spark, described in the stream as an "open-world digital canvas that allows you to create your own games, stories, worlds, and share them with everyone," was...

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Halo: Spartan Assault breaks off peace for Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones

Microsoft has announced the impending arrival of Halo: Spartan Assault, an omni-directional top-down shooter for Windows 8 devices. Set between Halos 3 and 4, the space-hoop stopgap will be available this July for an "estimated retail price" of $6.99, though the Windows 8 version (supporting PCs...

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Windows 8 sells over 100 million copies

Over 100 million individuals have purchased Windows 8 licenses from Microsoft in roughly six months. Tami Reller, co-head of Microsoft's Windows division, told Reuters an OS update is due by the end of the year, code-named Windows Blue. "We've considered a lot of different scenarios to help...

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