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Microsoft Surface Pro launching in January starting at $899

Microsoft has pinpointed the price points for both versions of its forthcoming Surface Pro tablet, which is set to release sometime in January. When the new year does roll around, the 64GB Surface Pro will cost $899, while its 128GB twin will go for $999. Both versions come with a stylus and...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Skulls of the Shogun

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We like that. This week, Skulls of the Shogun lead designer Jake Kazdal discusses developing a...

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GOG adds Windows 8 support, 431 games compatible

GOG.com announced today it will officially support Windows 8. The digital distribution service stated 431 games (out of 486 available on the service) have been "fixed, tested, and reported" to work on Windows 8. "Note that most of these have not had the master builds updated, so you shouldn't need...

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX wakes up on Windows 8 this month

Despite the trailer saying Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is "now available from Windows Store," the official release date for the Windows 8 version, according to Namco Bandai, is "November 2012." In any case, this impending Windows 8 release provides one more venue from which the excellent game...

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Gunstringer's 'Wavy Tube Man Chronicles' coming to Windows 8

"The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles," the bizarre full-motion-video episode originally released as downloadable content for The Gunstringer, has been uncoupled for standalone release on Windows 8 PCs and tablets. The Chronicles, which feature both a "Troma Team" credit and an acting role by Troma Studios...

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Pinball FX 2 ricochets onto Windows 8

Windows and free pinball games go together like computer labs and bored high-school students, and Microsoft's shiny new Windows 8 platform will be no exception to that rule, as Zen Studios has launched Pinball FX 2 on the new OS' Microsoft Store app repository. The free download includes one table...

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Xbox SmartGlass launches for Windows 8 tablets October 26

Microsoft confirmed today SmartGlass will launch alongside Windows 8 tablets on October 26, with Dance Central 3 and Forza Horizon among the first games to support it. The Xbox 360 app, which turns devices into secondary screens for the console, will be available for Windows 8 phones at launch on...

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Report: Microsoft Points no longer the only way to pay with Windows 8

Microsoft Points may no longer be the only form of payment in Windows 8. According to Polygon's experience with Zune Marketplace on a final build of Windows 8, users can pay using actual money rather than being forced to use Microsoft's oft-maligned currency. In Windows 8 preview builds, Microsoft...

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Report: Xbox Music launches this month with free ad-supported streaming

Microsoft's Xbox Music service will reportedly launch alongside Windows 8 on October 26, according to anonymous sources speaking with Polygon. The service will supposedly provide both subscription-based and free ad-supported streaming music plans for Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone users....

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Notch refuses to 'certify' Minecraft for closed Windows 8 platform

Markus 'Notch' Persson slammed Microsoft this morning for asking him to "help 'certify' Minecraft" for Windows 8. The Minecraft creator berated the company for, in his words, ruining the PC as an open platform. In his next tweet, Notch stated he'd prefer to not have Minecraft run on Windows 8 than...

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