Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984.As of April 2014, the most recent versions of Windows for personal computers, smartphones, server computers and embedded devices are respectively Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Embedded 8.
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    • Mournful Meandering: Press E To

      By Alice O'Connor on November 11th, 2014 at 9:00 am. If you’re jacked into the ludosphere, you’ll probably have seen folks tittering about a funeral scene in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with the button prompt “Press F to Pay Respects”. Yes, it’s an absurd prompt from a daft story with the emotional depth of a bedpan, but is the idea entirely unworkable? Starting with a si ...

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    • Freeware Garden: Beneath The Crimson Moon

      By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 18th, 2014 at 11:00 am. Chances are that the average nightmare of an architect looks a bit like Beneath The Crimson Moon, but in this instance the nightmare is narrated by a guilty old woman on her deathbed dreaming she’s a girl. A woman who has run from that guilt for decades and is now finally and cruelly forced to confront it.

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  • Elite Dangerous Now In Gamma Testing

    … it, so do it fast! Elite Dangerous is a space combat, exploration, life simulation game being made by Frontier Developments and if you want to get a good idea of the kind of things you can expect to do and see in Elite Dangerous, go ahead and read our gaming diary of our writer’s time in the game! Elite Dangerous releases for Windows PCs on the 16th of December and Mac OSX 3 months after that. Are you looking forward to playing Elite Dangerous? Let us know in the comments below! …

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    … the way and reject that reality. From time to time that spark will come back, but you shouldn’t wait for it, or else you will never complete your game. Gataela is slated for release in March 2015 and will be available for the following platforms: ipad, Android and Windows tablets, Playbook, and PCs. Special Thanks to Paige Marincak for chatting with me. You can follow the project’s progress HERE VN:F [1.9.22_1171] VN:F [1.9.22_1171] …

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  • Shack Deals: 25% off the NES30 Bluetooth Controller

    … help to make this controller compatible with games from a variety of systems. TOP FEATURES Classic NES look and feel Connects via Bluetooth or USB cable Multiplayer support Reprogrammable keys Compatible with iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Wii and emulated games Rechargeable battery with 20+ hours per charge For product specs and what comes in the box when you order one (or two) of these bad boys, head over to the Shack Deals product page by clicking here! The sale ends Cyber Monday. …

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  • Kickstarter Pick: Devil's Bluff (KBJ Games)

    … So, a mobster, a Valkyrie, a daemon, a librarian and a wizard have a party and the daemon ends up murdered. Whodunit? Well, it's either you or up to you to find out with a little help from Devil's Bluff. The pixelated online murder-mystery currently seeking funding via Kickstarter and possibly the most intriguing rogue-like scavenger hunt anyone…

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  • The Last Inua Coming Soon To Steam, Windows, Mac

    … A platforming game revolving around Inuit culture is coming soon to PC and Mac and it’s called The Last Inua. The game comes from a small studio called Glowforth, and is published by an Wired Productions; it’s genuinely pretty cool looking, showing similar shades of another platformer caked in cultural iconography, Never Alone. Zoot Neil…

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  • PC Pick: Glorkian Warrior (Pixeljam)

    …, Shattered Haven -November 14, 2014 4:30 PM Commercial version of Ludum Dare 29 winner The Sun And Moon available today -November 14, 2014 7:40 AM Adventure Pick: Randal's Monday (Nexus Game Studios) -November 14, 2014 3:30 AM New trailer for There Came An Echo showcases notable voice talent -November 13, 2014 11:50 PM Funding trifecta: Courier…

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  • Undead Lemmings: Zombie Night Terror

    … By Alice O'Connor on November 25th, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The problem was never zombies. It was games unimaginative enough that they just threw zombies in. It was games with a skeleton of an idea, papered over with the sun-dried skin of the dead. Poor old zombies, having long-since bitten off their own tongues, couldn’t make a case against ho-hum…

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  • Neoseeker's Holiday Gift Guide 2014: iOS and Android

    …, but particularly clever and rewarding. Plus, free DLC maps! Who it's for: Snipers, Agent 47, hopefully the team at IO Interactive are playing it, strategists, perfectionists Also consider: Deus Ex: The Fall, CounterSpy, Shadowrun Returns Kingdom Rush Origins The Kingdom Rush franchise may be the best mobile tower defense brand available. I say may…

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  • Alienware Alpha Review: Close, But No Game Console

    The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It's smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it's not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It's not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be. What Is It? Probably the smallest gaming PC you've ever seen. A black box just under 2.5 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 8 inches deep.

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  • Play Expo 2014: Wulver Blade and Wings! Remastered - First Look

    … of Wulver Blade's development. I thoroughly enjoyed the brief time I had with Wulver Blade. The sense of impact each attack delivered was really impressive and provided the developers continue with this theme in Wulver Blade it should be one to watch out for in 2015. Wulver Blade is due to appear on Xbox One and Windows PCs next year. Wings! Remastered… 3 readers -

  • South Park In Gaming

    …. The majority of the game was spent playing mini-games alongside answering questions about the series, however many mini-games were based upon already well known games (Galaga, Asteroids, Paperboy, Whac-A-Mole), and as such bad reviews followed. 1999 also saw the release of ‘South Park Rally’, a similarly terrible, poorly put together game…

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  • The colorful shadow puppet world of Amphora

    … of strings. It's never hard to figure out what the object of a given puzzle is, though it can be tricky to make it happen. Sometimes the solutions I came up with looked unrealistic and silly, but that's part of the fun of the game. Amphora is available now for Windows. You can pick it up on Steam or directly from the developer via Humble Widget for $13.99. [Amphora] …

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  • Freeware Garden: RADE

    … like an arcade-y Red Baron only with crisp, colourful graphics and a ton of things to bomb and shoot at. The more you play, the more crowded things will get as dozens of zeppelins, bases, ships, missiles and explosions create an orgy of pyrotechnics. RADE can be played online (also on Kongregate) and downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux. Keep in mind that the downloadable version is much better, what with it being playable in full screen and high def where those flat-colour polygons can truly shine. …

    Konstantinos Dimopoulos/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 3 readers -
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