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Microsoft shows off new Games Hub for Windows Phone 7 Mango

The official Windows Phone blog has posted a walkthrough of the new Games Hub feature in the upcoming Mango release of Windows Phone 7. As you can imagine, it borrows quite heavily from the popular features of the console Xbox Live, including a new "Recent" games browser, more ways to connect...

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Windows Phone 7 'Mango' update adds greater Avatar interaction

An update for Windows Phone 7 is currently in the works dubbed 'Mango' which brings more features and functionality to Windows Phone 7 devices -- stuff like Office and Facebook Chat, and, uh, Minesweeper? MS Paint? Look, we're really not that into the whole phone thing, but one thing about...

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Leaked 'Windows Gaming eXperience' vid shows cross-platform plans

A leaked internal Microsoft video allegedly provides some hints as to what the company's Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) team is attempting to do. The video, dug up by ZDnet, showcases what appears to be several concepts that could cross between Windows, Xbox and mobile platforms. The video is...

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Beyond Good & Evil HD arrives on PSN this May

After getting the special House Party promotion treatment on XBLA, Ubisoft is taking a Pey'j from Microsoft's book and working with Sony to promote the forthcoming release of Beyond Good & Evil HD on PSN. In addition to the game itself, all PSN members "who pick up the game within the first...

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'Unleash' your Xbox Avatar with wall graphics and figures

Admit it, you like your Xbox Live Avatar. It's like an action figure version of yourself. But what if you could have a real-life action figure of your Avatar? Wouldn't that be awesome? If you want to indulge your more narcissistic tendencies, Microsoft has some new options to "unleash" your...

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Microsoft shows off prototype avatar that will haunt your dreams

Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie wants to show you the haunting bridge his team has built over the uncanny valley. Employing Kinect hardware and custom PC software, the research team at Microsoft has created an unnervingly realistic new avatar that can handle...

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Does this look like a 'Dance Paradise' to you?

As certified screenshotologists from the School of Hard Knocks, we've been trained in the brutally honest art of just knowing from a single, static frame. And so, we just know by looking at this image that THQ's Dance Paradise is best avoided when it's released next Tuesday, February 15 for Kinect....

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Full House Poker offers Windows Phone 7 connectivity

Full House Poker isn't simply notable for its inclusion in Xbox Live's House Party lineup. It's also one of the first examples of connectivity between Xbox Live on the console and on Windows Phone 7. Not only is it the first Xbox Live-enabled mobile game with Avatar integration, but players will be...

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Avatar Kinect's magic mapping tech demystified

Wanna learn how to deliver a keynote like Ballmer ... with your Avatar? This video explains the face and body mapping technology behind the upcoming Avatar Kinect app for Xbox Live....

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Full House Poker preview: Know when to hold 'em

After leaks about the secret beta appeared way back in November, Microsoft finally unveiled its Full House Poker game during an event at CES this past week, and I sat down with members of the gaming press (and celebrity guest Shannon Elizabeth) to run the Xbox Live Arcade poker title through its...

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