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At Gamescon, Microsoft revealed that they will be selling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare custom Xbox One console bundle this holiday season. This custom bundle will include Call of Duty themed console, controller, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day One edition game, and 1TB internal storage in the console. This custom bundle will go on sale for $499 USD and the pre-order has started today. This bundle will be available starting November 4th.     ...

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Remedy Entertainment, the creators behind critically-acclaimed “Max Payne” and “Alan Wake,” last month revealed that “Quantum Break’s” signature, time-amplified gameplay trailer will be revealed for first time at Gamescon gaming show this month. Recently, Quantum Break Creative Director Sam Lake provided the fans on the new story details and never-before-seen footage from the game. Launching in 2015 exclusively for Xbox One, “Quantum Break” delivers an entertainment experience like no other with the fusion of an intense, cinematic action game and a high-quality, live-action show.  The game follows “Quantum Break’s” hero, Jack Joyce, as he desperately struggles to prevent the end of time, while the show revolves around the conspiracies and intrigue within the villainous corporation called Monarch Solutions, Jack’s main enemy. Together, they form an intertwining narrative where the actions you take directly impact how the story across both the game and the show unfolds. According to Remedy Entertainment, QuantumBreak ...

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When Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3 few months back, they started to marketing it as ‘The tablet that can replace your laptop’. Even during the launch event, Microsoft compared Surface Pro 3 against MacBook Air. Surface Pro 3′s official webpage and Microsoft Store listing also compares MacBook against Surface Pro 3. Following them, Microsoft has now released three new videos comparing Surface Pro 3 with MacBook Air. Watch them below, Tablet or laptop? With the Surface Pro3, you get the best of both. The Surface Pro 3 has the power to run full Adobe Photoshop, Office and Windows. But unlike the Mac Book Air, it has a touchscreen, a pen and converts to a tablet. Don’t try that with the Mac. You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store from the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of ...

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Microsoft last week released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Gamescom event where Xbox will be there this year. You can watch the gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing live at 1pm BST, Tuesday 12th August. You can Watch it at Xbox.com, on your Xbox or with the Windows Phone app. Today, the gave us a quick breakdown of what to expect from this event. Find it below, Gamescom 2014 Xbox Press Briefing Tuesday, August 12 2:00 PM CEST (8:00AM EDT), Twitch.tv/Xbox Next Tuesday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will appear in the annual press briefing, where 343 will share some new announcements with you. The show will be streamed at Twitch.tv/Xbox so you’ve got no excuses. We’ll see you there. Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer Hands-On Halo 2: Anniversary will be playable for the first time on the gamescom show floor. There will be 4v4 multiplayer games on Ascension and a yet-to-be-announced ...

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At E3 , Microsoft revealed the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This is a remastered compilation of its classic Halo games in a unified UI for Xbox One later this year. This will go on sale for $59.99 on Nov. 11. This collection will include Halo 1, Halo 2 in 1080p, Halo 3 and Halo 4, with 100 multiplayer maps running in high-definition 1080p video at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers. Microsoft today announced that they are working with ESL and Twitch to bring you a 4v4 tournament at Gamescom. Open to all gamescom attendees, the tournament will feature $10,000 USD in prizing, four days of qualification on the gamescom show floor, and culminate with the grand finals on Sunday, August 17. Our friends at Twitch will be broadcasting the finals for all the world to see at Twitch.tv/Halo. To qualify for the finals, swing by the ESL Arena in Hall 9, where ESL will have ...

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Autodesk yesterday announced SketchBook Pro 7 for Windows along with a new membership offering for Autodesk SketchBook, a family of digital painting and sketching apps. SketchBook Pro 7 boasts new community-requested features including Perspective Guides with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and Fisheye modes; Flipbook mode with animation timeline; a new drawing engine; and workflow improvements including Distort Transform, Gradient Flood Fills, improved Selection, layer grouping, multi-layer selection, and Blending modes. You can start using SketchBook for desktop completely free. This starter edition provides core tools to create basic drawings and enables artists to become familiar with the natural drawing experience and power of SketchBook. A paid membership of either $24.99 per year or $2.99 per month unlocks the latest SketchBook Pro 7. As per Surface team, SketchBook runs great on the latest Surface Pro 3 and supports a fully pressure sensitive drawing/sketching experience out of the box. I’m sure Surface Pro 3 ...

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Back in May, Chinese government announced the ban of Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS in government computers. As per reports, the ban was due to the notice on the use of energy-saving products. The official Xinhua news claimed that it was due to security concerns. Following the ban, Microsoft continued to supply Windows 7 based PCs and was working with officials to resolve the concerns about Windows 8. Today, Bloomberg reported that Chinese government has now banned 10 Apple products which includes the iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. These products were omitted from a final government procurement list distributed in July. According to government officials familiar with the matter, the ban was due to security concerns. “When the government stops the procurement of products, it sends a signal to corporates and semi-government bodies,” said Mark Po, an analyst with UOB Kay Hian Ltd. in Hong Kong. “The Chinese ...

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  Along with the announcement about this week’s deals in Xbox Store, Microsoft revealed that some of Xbox One’s top titles will be permanently priced at $49.99 in the US and Canada, both at retail and on the Xbox Games Store. These games were originally priced at $59.99. For now, four titles were announced today and all of them are Microsoft’s first party titles. Content Title Content Type New Price Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Game $49.99 Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One Game $49.99 Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Game $49.99 Ryse Xbox One Game $49.99 You can find these titles for even cheaper price at Amazon. Find them here. ...

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Microsoft today announced the deals with Gold in Xbox Store. In addition to the Deals with Gold titles, you can find a large number of Capcom games with up to 50% to 75% off. Find this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store from the list below and these discounts are valid now through 11 August 2014. Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Angry Birds: Star Wars Xbox One Game 50% Call of Duty Ghosts: Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 33% Call of Duty Ghosts: Digital Hardened Edition* Xbox One Game 30% Xbox 360: Call of Duty Ghosts Games on Demand 50% Terraria Arcade 67% Rock Band 3 Games on Demand 50% The Doors Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition Add-on 50% Bon Jovi Greatest Hits:  Rock Band Edition Add-on 50% American Idiot Album Add-on 50% Capcom Sale* Asura’s Wrath Games on Demand 75% Bionic Commando Rearmed Arcade 50% D&D Chronicle of Mystara Arcade 66% ...

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Microsoft is now offering great discounts for students on Surface Pro 3. Students can now take advantage of this offer to save up to $195 on Surface Pro 3 models. For example, the entry level Surface Pro 3 costs only $649 for students as opposed to $799 for others. Find the new pricing list below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $649 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $849 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,149 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,394 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,754 Students, Order it from Microsoft Store soon before it runs out of stock. ...

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As many of you know, Surface is the Official Tablet of the NFL. The Surface logo and visuals have been a visible addition to all the games this past season, showing up on the sidelines on the communication carts and instant replay hoods. For this year’s NFL, Microsoft is planning to release new NFL apps for Xbox One and Windows 8. This new app will be personalizedwith content from team and players you’re interested in, as well as different media provided by NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NFL Now and NFL Sunday Ticket. Microsoft is also planning to integrate content from other fantasy league providers such as ESPN. And as you expect, it supports Xbox One snap more and more. Read more about it from the link below. Source: Engadget ...

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Microsoft Windows team recently announced an upgrade to the official Windows blogs. As part of this upgrade, Microsoft has merged the Windows Experience Blog, Windows Phone Blog, and Extreme Windows Blog into Blogging Windows. This single blog will feature all Windows and Windows Phone news and will also be where they publish blog posts featuring tips and new apps and games for both Windows and Windows Phone. Microsoft also said that they will continue to publish blog posts relevant to business customers on the Windows for your Business blog and Building Apps for Windows blog for developers building apps for Windows. Internet Explorer Team will continue to blog on the Exploring IE blog. Read more about it here. ...

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Every now and then, we come up with some innovative and fun marketing campaigns from Windows OEMs. This one is from Acer and they are partnering with Microsoft Skype to bring prizes and adventure to the users. From July 30 through September 12, users can add AcerExplorer1 on Skype to begin their virtual quest for a chance to win Acer devices and more. One grand prize winner will take a real adventure (for two) in one of the most exciting cities in the world: New York City. To keep things interesting, everyone who takes on the scavenger hunt will win Skype credit. Those who add the Skype ID will receive a series of challenges that test wit, intellect and creativity. Some challenges will require adventurers to uncover information online: The Acer Aspire E 11 laptop is thin and light, so you can tuck it in your bag and have it with you wherever life’s adventures ...

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Microsoft has released the official Every Street United app in Windows Store for Windows RT/Windows 8.1 devices. You can enjoy all the videos in the series using this app. There are only two episodes left! Last Sunday on “Every Street United,” the players met their competitors in Rio and learned that the winning team from the 4v4 game will get to try out for a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders FC. This Sunday, Thierry and Edgar choose the two teams for the 4v4 game. Once divided, the preparation for the biggest game of their lives begins with the mentors imparting their tactics and advice, and team captains working to foster a strong team spirit. App Description: Experience street soccer dreams becoming a reality with Every Street United. Join legendary footballers Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids as they seek to uncover 8 of the most talented and passionate street soccer ...

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We reported few hours back that popular display research firm DisplayMate rated Surface Pro 3 display as one of the very best and most accurate displays available on any mobile platform and OS. They came to the conclusion by analyzing various lab measurements in the following categories: Screen Reflections, Brightness and Contrast, Colors and Intensities, Viewing Angles, LCD Spectra, Display Power. They called it “an excellent top tier display for professionals that need a very accurate and high performance display for their work, and for consumers that want and appreciate a really nice and beautiful display.” Microsoft Surface Display team today highlighted this accolades in their blog post and offered a detailed look on how Microsoft improved the Surface Pro 3 display on various factors. Reflectivity and Ambient Contrast: For Surface Pro 3, the team wanted the images displayed to appear clear and with pure color, like the sky to ...

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Recode today reported that Microsoft has hired Qualcomm Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson for a high-level executive post at Microsoft. In the 24 years Johnson has worked at Qualcomm, she has held positions in nearly every facet of the Company. Qualcomm website provides the following info about her current position at Qualcomm, Peggy Johnson is executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and president of global market development where she is responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the Company. Notably, she is responsible for the Company’s global marketing organization and oversees Qualcomm Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. that serves as an incubator focused on launching new businesses and products, as well as exploring new market segments for Qualcomm technologies. Johnson also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee. Source: Recode ...

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