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Destiny Beta Releasing on PlayStation 3 and 4 on July 17, 2014

On July 17, 2014, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners can get their first taste of the upcoming first-person shooter game Destiny at 10 a.m. ET in the Destiny beta access that will end July 28, 2014 at 3 a.m. ET (July 27 at midnight PT). PlayStation Plus required for some PlayStation 4 features.


Microsoft E3 2014 – Presentation Summary

Microsoft E3 2014 brought some serious game to consumers! Microsoft devoted this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) presentation (a.k.a. global media briefing) to games, while taking pride in their recent Xbox One console price drop to $399 (without the Kinect sensor). Exclusive Xbox One games were plentiful while HALO fans can look forward to several games by year’s end.


E3 2014 Overview/Company Presentation Schedule

E3 2014 will bring more details about the highly anticipated new games for Sony’s PlayStation 4 console and Microsoft’s Xbox One console, while Nintendo looks towards the future and bolster their game library. We will also gear up for some exciting services, virtual reality games, the used game market, and independent sleeper hits.


343i Announces Halo 5: Guardians Will Release in Fall 2015

Have you been hungry for Halo news like I have been? Well, 343 Industries has tried to satisfy that rumbling in your gut with an “announcement of an announcement” of sorts. Today, on Xbox.com, 343i announced that the next installment of the game will be called Halo 5: Guardians and will be released on Xbox One in the Fall of 2015.



Skype Messaging Sync Goes Live

Skype audio seems to blow away voice quality on any similar VOIP solution yet I’ve been a big Skype user. It mostly seems like a relic of the past which is largely used for communication between users in different companies. Skype users have long complained that in the era of multiple devices that Skype is far behind because it doesn’t synchronize alerts between all devices.




Say Hello to Microsoft OneDrive

If you’ve been going crazy wondering how Microsoft has chosen to rebrand their SkyDrive service then you can rest easily today. The new name is OneDrive. You may recall Microsoft lost a trademark suit back in June 2013 with BSkyB. Until now nobody knew exactly how Microsoft would handle this. Looks as if renaming is how they’re handling it. Now you know. For current users of either SkyDrive or SkyDrive…


Game Trading Site Goozex Seems to Be Gone for Good

I’ve loved video game trading site Goozex for more than 7 years since it launched in 2006. Initially it grew quickly as an alternative to paltry trade-ins handed out by GameStop or the cumbersome trade mechanics of early trade-site GameTZ. Goozex acted as middleman on millions of trades, but industry shifts doomed trading and now Goozex appears closed for good.


Microsoft Surface 2 Back in Stock Online at Microsoft Store

If you were searching for a Microsoft Surface 2 online around holiday time there’s a good chance you had trouble finding one – at least in stock at the Microsoft store.  After writing down almost $1 Billion of the original Surface models Microsoft was understandably cautious about estimating demand for the follow-up Surface 2 and Surface Pro. 


Path for Windows Enters Open Beta

Path took a little while to make its way onto Windows Phone but today it’s officially available albeit as an open beta. Path is a mobile social network billed as ” the trusted place for your personal life. It’s where you can be yourself, stay close to the people who matter most and share life instead of links..”


Bing’s “Women of 2013” Commercial Impresses and Educates

We were watching the glitz and glamor of the Golden Globes tonight (don’t judge us) when a commercial aired that stood in stark contrast to the superficiality of red carpets. It was Bing’s “Women of 2013” commercial, and it was a beautiful love letter to the strong women of 2013. Want to learn more about the women featured in the video? Microsoft has more details and resources on all of…


Want to Love Windows 8? Try a Samsung Ultrabook!

I owe Microsoft Windows 8 an apology. See, when I first tested it, I thought it was dreadful. But I’ve become more comfortable with the Metro interface between my trusty Lumia 928 and using a Surface RT, and it is starting to grow on me. What really changed my mind, though, is the Samsung Ultrabook I have been testing for review!




Xbox One Unboxing Video – Day One Edition with SWAG!

I preordered my Xbox One Day One edition months ago. I got to my local Best Buy around 7pm last night, expecting to wait in a long line. Although there was a long line of people who hadn’t preordered, I was the first preorder in line and the first customer at that Best Buy to purchase an Xbox One.


The Xbox One’s Next-Gen Dashboard Looks SLICK in New Microsoft Sneak Peek

If you’re anything like me, you’re extremely excited for November 22nd to roll around; that’s the day that the Xbox One is being released to the salivating masses.  Today, Microsoft gave us a bit of a teaser into what the next-gen dashboard looks like and how it operates.  Let’s just say that this only feeds the flames of desire.


Microsoft Earns $2 Billion per Year on Android, Hiding Massive XBOX Losses

This is like two juicy news stories in one … the first being that Microsoft has successfully leveraged its patent muscle and is earning a massive $2 billion annually from Android patent royalties across a range of handset makers, and the other is that huge operating losses from Xbox and Windows Phone consume all of that profit and more!


Halo 3 is Now Free to Download for Xbox Live Gold Members

Known to some as one of the ultimate mulitplayer experiences on Xbox, Halo 3 is now free to download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers until the end of the month.  Originally released in 2007, Halo 3 quickly became one of the most popular multiplayer games on Xbox.  Now, you can take part in Master Chief’s epic adventure for free.


Xbox One Launch Titles: Which Game(s) are you Most Excited About?

November 22nd is right around the corner and the Xbox One will soon be one of the most fought over holiday gifts of 2013.  There has been lots of discussion over the Xbox One hardware, Microsoft’s inclusion of and subsequent back-pedaling on DRM, and the bundled Kinect 2.0.  But in my opinion, what makes a console successful are the games. Now that the Xbox One’s launch titles have been confirmed,…