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Microsoft is exploring energy-saving graphics modes for Xbox and Windows games | Windows Central
Microsoft's Xbox Insider hub has an interesting survey, asking players for their sentiments on energy-saving modes for games.
How classic Windows games got me into building PCs | Windows Central
I first started playing PC games in 1998 on a family PC. It was awful, but this kickstarted my journey on using a mouse and keyboard to slay enemies and learn so much about computing. Here's how PC gaming coincided with me learning to build PCs.
Watch us play three exciting Windows games from 10tons | Windows Central
You probably already know that Windows Central streams Xbox games every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night via Twitch. We even give out free copies of the games we stream on the weekends. We've built up a loyal community who tune in to see us play games, enjoy the commentary of the hosts, and chat with their fellow readers and viewers. What you might not know is
Top Rated Windows Games for tablets (or anything else running Windows 8 for that matter) | Windows Central
We are taking a slight change of pace for this week's roundup. Instead of focusing on apps for Windows Phone, we are going to take a look at a few of the top rated Windows games.
DirectX 12 will allow for high frame rates in Windows games while also cutting power use | Windows Central
Microsoft's DirectX 12 API for 3D graphics in games and other applications was first announced in March, but since then the company has been pretty quiet about its status. That changed this week a
Best Rated Windows Phone Games | Windows Central
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: The Best Rated Games The Windows Phone Store does a nice job of giving customers the ability of sorting the various games and apps by category and rankings. Rankings range from the Top Free, New+Rising, Top Paid and Best Rated. This week's Windows Phone Central roundup focuses on the top five Best Rated games in the Windows Phone Store.
So where were the Windows games at E3 2014? Xbox leader explains | Windows Central
E3 2014 is now history, but some people have wondered why Microsoft only showed their upcoming Xbox One games at the annual video game trade show, and ignored upcoming titles on the Windows PC and Windows Phone platforms. Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer attempted to answer that question during the show. He explained that E3 2014 is mainly a retail event for showcasing
Microsoft kicks off universal Windows games with Halo: Spartan Assault | Windows Central
Halo: Spartan Assault has gone universal: you can buy it once on one Windows-powered device and download it on your others. As we noted yesterday, Microsoft started accepting submissions for universal apps, and combined with the new unified pricing tiers and [universal app development] and automated certification we're starting to see the first universal apps appear. A notable
Windows Phone Essential Games Collection | Windows Central
Windows Phone Central Roundup: Essential Games Collection Over at the Windows Phone Store, Microsoft has created a handful of app and game collections that include photography apps, sports apps, music apps, and other categories. For this week's roundup we take a peek at the Essential Game's Collection. The Essential Game's Collection is a wide range of gaming titles that
Windows Phone 8 Apps + Games | Windows Central
What's different about apps and games coded for Windows Phone 8? While Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.x may look mostly the same, at their core the two operating systems are very different. As such, both OSs have a certain amount of overlap in terms of what software they can run but there are differences. In theory, all Windows Phone 7 apps can run on Windows Phone 8. In