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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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Games for Windows Live marketplace closing August 22, client still operational

Microsoft announced that the Games for Windows Live marketplace will close up shop on August 22, permanently ending the ability to purchase featured content. The Games for Windows Live service itself will remain operational, and purchased games will be unaffected by the closure. Microsoft notes...

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Former Steam boss Jason Holtman now at Microsoft

Former Valve Director of Business Development Jason Holtman has joined Microsoft, and will focus on the company's PC gaming efforts. "Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," Holtman confirmed to Games...

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Xbox One controllers compatible with PC in 2014

The Xbox One controller will work with your Windows PC – just not when the Xbox One launches later this year. A Microsoft representative says the company hopes to roll out the drivers in 2014. "As we've stated, the Xbox One controller, although it looks similar in many ways, shares no...

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP sells 1.5 million

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP has over 1.5 million cosmic friends, developer Capybara Games announced on their site today. A stylized graph included in the post details the breakdown of Sword & Sworcery's sales. 33% of lifetime sales (550,000 copies) were sold through iOS, the...

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Hotline Miami 2 was initially planned as DLC

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number was initially slated for release as DLC for the original Hotline Miami, its developers revealed in a recent feature at VG247. Dennaton notes that Hotline Miami 2 was conceived as an expansion, but was fleshed out into a full sequel as its scope grew during...

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PSA: Humans Must Answer to chickens today on PC

Ukraine-based indie studio SumomGames has launched its horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up Humans Must Answer for PC platforms via Good Old Games and the Humble Store. The product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Humans Must Answer spins a sci-fi yarn in which a race of hyper-intelligent...

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Team Fortress 2's next update fixes exploits, adds fan-made maps

Valve's free-to-play shooter / hat-collecting sim Team Fortress 2 will get a bundle of fixes, tweaks, and improvements in its next update, along with two additional maps. Promising "a list of patch notes longer than a stalemate on Hydro," the Team Fortress 2 team observes that the forthcoming...

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed free this weekend on Steam

Sega's manic crossover kart racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is free to play this weekend on Steam. If you find yourself smitten with developer Sumo Digital's love for Sega's back catalog, the full game can be unlocked for 75 percent off of its regular price at $7.49. Sonic &...

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Report: Ballmer to make Windows chief new head of Xbox division

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is considering Julie Larson-Green, the current Windows chief, to take over hardware engineering for the entire company, including the Xbox division, Bloomberg reports. Currently, Larson-Green is in charge of Windows products at Microsoft: She led the UI design of...

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