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Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We like that. This week, Skulls of the Shogun lead designer Jake Kazdal discusses developing a g...

November 26th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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GOG.com announced today it will officially support Windows 8. The digital distribution service stated 431 games (out of 486 available on the service) have been "fixed, tested, and reported" to work on Windows 8."Note that most of these have not had the master builds updated, so you shouldn't need t...

November 26th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Despite the trailer saying Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is "now available from Windows Store," the official release date for the Windows 8 version, according to Namco Bandai, is "November 2012." In any case, this impending Windows 8 release provides one more venue from which the excellent game c...

November 15th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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"The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles," the bizarre full-motion-video episode originally released as downloadable content for The Gunstringer, has been uncoupled for standalone release on Windows 8 PCs and tablets.The Chronicles, which feature both a "Troma Team" credit and an acting role by Troma Studios...

November 12th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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So, you've heard about the recent Windows 8 release but aren't sure whether or not you should upgrade? How will the operating system affect your gaming, and are you going to go with any of the Microsoft Surface products? All of these questions can be answered in numerous ways, but I wanted to ans...

November 9th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Windows and free pinball games go together like computer labs and bored high-school students, and Microsoft's shiny new Windows 8 platform will be no exception to that rule, as Zen Studios has launched Pinball FX 2 on the new OS' Microsoft Store app repository.The free download includes one table (...

October 27th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft confirmed today SmartGlass will launch alongside Windows 8 tablets on October 26, with Dance Central 3 and Forza Horizon among the first games to support it. The Xbox 360 app, which turns devices into secondary screens for the console, will be available for Windows 8 phones at launch on O...

October 23rd 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Microsoft Points may no longer be the only form of payment in Windows 8. According to Polygon's experience with Zune Marketplace on a final build of Windows 8, users can pay using actual money rather than being forced to use Microsoft's oft-maligned currency. In Windows 8 preview builds, Microsoft...

October 8th 2012 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's Xbox Music service will reportedly launch alongside Windows 8 on October 26, according to anonymous sources speaking with Polygon.The service will supposedly provide both subscription-based and free ad-supported streaming music plans for Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone users. Micr...

October 6th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Markus 'Notch' Persson slammed Microsoft this morning for asking him to "help 'certify' Minecraft" for Windows 8. The Minecraft creator berated the company for, in his words, ruining the PC as an open platform. In his next tweet, Notch stated he'd prefer to not have Minecraft run on Windows 8 than...

September 27th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Blizzard might be coming around to Windows 8, if only for practical business reasons. Blizzard Senior Software Engineer Darren Williams told CVG that the studio will support Windows 8 and expand to the OS in the future. "We put our games on platforms our players are already on, so yeah, it will...

September 24th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running is a significant departure from the original game. For one thing, it's not a Kinect game for Xbox, but rather a Windows 8 game for PCs and tablets. For another, development is taking place not in Austin, but up north in Canada at Other Ocean Interactive.Most signif...

September 5th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments