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Activision Might Not Offer Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Support

08/05/2015, A couple of months ago, Microsoft made a surprising but welcome announcement in which they revealed that the Xbox One would offer backwards compatibility, meaning that if you have some games you bought for your Xbox 360 that you’d like to play on your...

New Lumia 950/950 XL Photos Leaked

08/05/2015, Yesterday thanks to several leaked images, photos of Microsoft’s upcoming Lumia 950 XL was revealed. Now in those photos, the handset pictured appeared to be encased in a protective case which presumably is meant to hide its design and also to protect...

Full QWERTY Chatpad For Xbox One Launched

08/04/2015, It can be a bit of a nuisance to type long messages when you’re chatting using a game console, it’s not exactly fun to use the joystick to moving between letters and select the correct one to type out the message. Surely there must be a better...

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Gets New Features This Fall

08/04/2015, Since Microsoft acquired Mojang, best known for Minecraft, it didn’t surprise anyone when the company created a version of Minecraft just for Windows 10. It has been about a week since Windows 10 was released to the public which can now get to...

Halo Wars 2 Coming Next Year

08/04/2015, If you’ve been following news coming out of Gamescom today you’ll be aware that Microsoft has made some impressive announcements today. Towards the end of its Gamescom 2015 keynote Microsoft made a surprise announcement: Halo Wars 2 is going...

Future Xbox 360 Games With Gold Will Be Playable On Xbox One

08/04/2015, Microsoft has made a few major Xbox related announcements today as part of its appearance at Gamescom and the company is not quite done yet. It has announced that future titles released as part of the Xbox 360 Games with Gold program will be playable on...

Halo 5 Themed Limited Edition Xbox One Console Announced

08/04/2015, There’s a lot of excitement in the Xbox community given that a new Halo title is coming out later this year. It’s a pretty big deal for Microsoft as well which is pulling out all the stops to promote this Xbox exclusive title. As part of...

Windows 10 Powered Xbox One Dashboard Coming This November

08/04/2015, Microsoft gave us our first look yet at the redesigned dashboard for Xbox One back at E3 2015 and today the company has announced when the new dashboard will be released for consoles. The new dashboard is powered by Windows 10 and brings many improvements...

Lumia 950 XL Images Leaked

08/04/2015, Microsoft is expected to launch two new flagship handsets this year, multiple reports suggest that the handsets will be called Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Much has already been rumored about these devices but so far there haven’t been that many...

Xbox One TV DVR Feature Coming In 2016

08/04/2015, We had heard rumors that Microsoft might announce this feature for the Xbox One at Gamescom 2015 and the company has come through with the announcement. Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One DVR feature is going to be released in the coming year. The...

Surface 3 & Pro 3 Now Sold With Windows 10 Pre-installed

08/04/2015, Last year Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 and this year we were treated to the Surface 3. Both are Windows-based tablets from Microsoft and both came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Now if you were thinking of getting either device and are wondering...

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Announced Starting At $169

08/04/2015, Last week Acer teased that they had new computers arriving this week and sure enough they do. In fact if you’re on a budget and you’re looking to buy a laptop for work or for school, you might be interested in the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook. This is a...

Windows 10 On Steam Has Already Surpassed Gamers On OS X & Linux

08/03/2015, A report from yesterday revealed that Windows 10 is on a steady rise and already commands about 2.47% of the operating system market. This is pretty impressive but what about games? How does Windows 10 fare when it comes to the gaming scene? As it turns...