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San Diego Comic Con offers up a first look at Halo: Nightfall

Halo fans in attendance at 2014's Comic Con International in San Diego got their first look at Halo: Nightfall, the episodic series produced by Ridley Scott that bridges the events between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. Now you can see it…
Gaming

Need Titanfall Burn Cards? I know a guy

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has introduced a new Black Market for Titan Insignias and Burn Card packs, along with an in-game currency to spend there.
Gaming

Halo: Nightfall’s star once hunted Osama Bin Laden

Mike Colter, the actor playing Agent Locke in Halo: Nightfall, talks about the live action series, and his character, who will feature prominently in Halo 5: Guardians.
Gaming

How to delete and re-install games on your Xbox One hard drive

Removing and re-installing games on the Xbox One's hard drive isn't difficult, but it's a process that not everyone's familiar with. Here's a brief how-to that runs through every step.
Mobile

Microsoft confirms that the Surface Mini is dead

We've been hearing about Microsoft's supposed plans to launch a smaller version of its Surface tablet, tentatively named the Surface Mini, for some time. Here's everything we think we know about the device so far.
Mobile

Microsoft’s CEO says Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox will become one

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has talked about the company's plan to bring Windows, Windows Phone, and the Xbox platform together, enabling developers to write universal apps which work across all screen sizes.
Gaming

Forza Horizon 2’s first 100 cars include the ’63 VW Microbus and ’45 Jeep Willys MB

Playground Games and Microsoft have revealed the first 100 (of just over 200) cars you will be able to collect, customize and drive in the upcoming Xbox exclusive Forza Horizon 2.
Computing

New supposed leaked image of Windows 9 shows Metro app running in windowed mode

A site claims to have acquired images of Windows 9. One image shows a Metro app running in windowed mode in the classic desktop UI. The other shows the new Start menu.
Computing

Windows 8.1 Update 2 could be released August 12

A Russian site says that the next significant update to Windows could be released roughly three weeks from now. The Windows 8.1 Update 2 may not offer many significant updates, though.
Mobile

Windows Phone: Microsoft creates online training portal to win new users

Whether you're looking for your first smartphone or want to dump Android, iOS, or BlackBerry, a new online training portal from Microsoft offering a run through of the capabilities of its Windows Phone platform may be of interest.
Computing

More than 1 million Chromebooks sold to schools in second quarter of 2014

In the second quarter, schools purchased more than 1 million Chromebooks, according to Google. On top of that, a recent report from market research firm NPD Group spotlights the strength of Chromebook commercial sales ahead of…
Gaming

Xbox Entertainment Studios shutdown the next logical step in a gamers-first Xbox brand

Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios, taking another step further away from its vision of living room ownership and another step toward winning back the adoration of gamers.