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Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Microsoft Games with Gold for July 16th 2014

  Time for the latest and greatest freebies from Microsoft in the Microsoft Games with Gold release for July 16th 2014.  Don’t forget to check back on the 1st and 16th of every month if you have a Microsoft Xbox Live Gold membership and download your free games. The beginning of this month Microsoft Games with Gold released the action multi-player fighter Gotham City Impostors for the Xbox 360 and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the Xbox One.  Another couple of good games added to the complete list of free games released by Microsoft. Lets take a look and see what we have for the second week of July.   Battleblock Theatre – Xbox 360 Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological ...

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Xtreme Coding Challenge

The Xtreme Coding Challenge is Nokia’s way of showing Nokia Apps publishing is Easy

When you think of good ways to advertise ease of use, what springs to mind first? I’m willing to bet you weren’t going to suggest holding a competition where ease of use of demonstrated during extreme activities. But that’s exactly what Nokia has done by hosting the Xtreme Coding Challenge which is their way of showing that publishing apps on Nokia Apps is xtremely easy. Jackson Feijo attempted to show how easy it was during his challenge by submitting an app while hang gliding in Brazil: All it took was about 6 minutes and Feijo’s app was published. It should be noted that he was basically sitting the whole time with someone else doing the hang gliding, but it’s a very quick process regardless. Naturally, Nokia has to resort to this kind of advertising because it neglected to incorporate the Google Play Store onto its Android-powered devices like the Nokia X. This has led ...

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Free XBox One and XBox 360 Games with Microsoft Games with Gold for July 1st 2014 [UPDATED]

Time for the latest and greatest freebies from Microsoft in the Microsoft Games with Gold release for July 1st 2014.  Don’t forget to check back on the 1st and 16th of every month if you have a Microsoft XBox Live Gold membership and download your free games. Looks like another month with only a free game for the XBox 360.  they do sometimes follow up in the coming days with more, but for now here’s what we have.   UPDATE: According to a post on Microsoft Wire, There is another game coming today for the XBox One. Coming July 2, “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is a challenging brawler/platformer, arriving via the ID@Xbox self-publishing   UPDATE 2: While it’s still not on the Microsoft Games with Gold site, I searched the store and it’s already available for FREE for the XBox One.  See below for info and the download link.   Gotham City Impostors – XBox ...

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Microsoft smartwatch

We may see a Microsoft smartwatch in October bearing 11 sensors and available to all Platforms

The smartwatch marketplace is getting busier by the week, and while the Android side of the fence has most recently added Android Wear to its impressive lineup of devices and operating systems, iOS and Windows have yet to make a formal reply. With rumblings that Apple is making inroads with Nike on its own wearable device, rumours today have said that a Microsoft smartwatch might also be in the works and may be released in October of this year. This is definitely interesting speculation as the report goes on to suggest that such a smartwatch would have 11 sensors available, which can monitor metrics like heart rate, and have a display on the underside of the band, whose interface is said to be “slick”. In terms of the form factor, the Microsoft smartwatch is said to be more of a Nike Fuelband fitness styled device, and will have an open ...

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Microsoft Games with Gold for June 16th 2014 [UPDATED]

Time for the latest and greatest freebies from Microsoft in the Microsoft Games with Gold release for June 16th 2014.  don’t forget to check back on the 1st and 16th of every month if you have a Microsoft XBox Live Gold membership and download your free games.  The free game today appears to be having issues so good luck trying to get them for yourself.  Every time I try to purchase it, I get a nice little error page.  Let’s hope they fix it before you try and download it for yourself. The other disappointment is that there is only a single game available this round and its for the XBox 360.  Nothing has been released for the XBox One this time.  I’m guessing that’s due to the limited availability of content for the XBox One.  I’m pretty sure it’ll get better as time goes on. So, what have they got in store for ...

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Microsoft Games with Gold. The FREE Games You Never Knew You Had.

How many of you have heard of Microsoft Games with Gold?  I hadn’t until recently and apparently they’ve been available for a long time.  Anyone who has a Microsoft XBox Live Gold Membership has perks that others don’t. You get discounts on games and accessories and previously were the only ones to have access to streaming content such as Netflix and Pandora, although that has recently changed. As the console wars heat up, so does the competition from each of the console manufacturers and one of those amazing benefits from these wars is FREE games from Microsoft for us. On the 1st and the 16th of every month Microsoft has been giving away free games to anyone with an XBox Live Gold Membership.  Yes you’re reading that correct, the games are FREE.  They are available for the XBox 360, and have been for some time, but now Microsoft has extended the Microsoft Games ...

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Microsoft Release XBox One June Update. It’s a Good One!

There was, and possibly still is a lot of disappointment around the home media center functionality available in the Microsoft XBox One. The home entertainment console that is supposed to control all your media as well as play games.  with that said, Microsoft are releasing plenty of updates that keep adding functionality and adding functionality that the community at large keep asking for.  we’ll see what happens over the coming months, but it does appear that Microsoft are listening to us and the latest June update just hitting your consoles adds some pretty cool stuff.   Storage One of the biggest complaints has been around storage and load times.  Part of the June update adds support for up to two external USB 3 hard drives.  Beta testers of the June update have reported must faster load times using an external USB 3 drive.  The drive have to be USB 3 ...

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