Last month, our own John Callaham posted his ten most anticipated Xbox One games for the fall and Holiday seasons. On that list was a little game called Alien: Isolation from SEGA and The Creative Assembly. You might see the name "Alien" and dismiss the game as another uninspired licensed game, but you'd be wrong to do so. Alien: Isolation looks like it will be not only the best-ever adaptation of the Alien universe, but also a standout horror game.
Terraria is finally coming to Windows Phone this Friday! This is a popular action-adventure sandbox game from indie developer Re-Logic. You'll already find Terraria on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, iOS, Android and other platforms. It was announced well over a year for Windows Phone, but looks to finally be coming this Friday. And it'll bring Xbox Live integration!
At IFA 2014 we saw a few new Windows Phones like those from NGM, Archos, and Prestigio, but the Yezz Billy 4.7 had the potential to really stand out. Details about this phone have been scarce since its announcement in May, so when found this phone in Berlin, we knew we'd have to spend at least a few minutes with it.
When Microsoft acquired the Nokia mobile division it bought the rights to the Lumia name, but not to Nokia, which lives on a separate company. In that sense, the notion that Microsoft eventually phases out Nokia branding from its products is of little surprise since they have to do it.
A new report from the site Geeks on Gadgets claim that this transition period takes effect as soon as the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 hit the shelves. In other words, those will be the last Lumia devices with the Nokia name emblazoned on them. Considering Microsoft is not suspected of any new Lumias until 2015 – possibly with 'Threshold' – the effect will not be felt for some time.
Last night, AT&T and Microsoft's Stephen Elop let it the world know that the 'affordable flagship' Lumia 830, announced last week in Berlin, is coming to the US carrier in the coming months. However, Verizon Wireless has lately overshadowed AT&T for new Windows Phones, as 'Big Red' has managed to scoop up the Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 930), Samsung ATIV SE and HTC One for Windows.
Nevertheless, one missing link in Verizon's portfolio is a new mid-range Windows Phone, as the others are all considered high-end and flagship.
As much as Windows Phone competes in the high end, the low-end is where the real action is at, and Archos's new 40 Cesium Windows Phone is the latest entrant to challenge Nokia's Lumia 530. And it does so at the same $99/€79.99 price point as Nokia's latest entry-level Windows Phone, while possibly bringing a bit more to the table. At IFA 2014 we had the opportunity to go hands on and see just what Archos has in store for Windows Phone.
U.S. prepaid carrier Cricket is, for a limited time, raising the roof on their data allotments. New customers that sign up between September 13 and an as-yet undetermined cut-off date will get anywhere from 500MB to 5GB more LTE data on their plan for the same amount. Existing customers will also get more data on their plans automatically, and they won't have to pay anything more for it.
Today Only: Buy the Krusell Malmo FlipCase Stand for Lumia 1520 for only $24.95 and save 38%
Krusell's Malmo FlipCase Stand for the Nokia Lumia 1520 combines a smooth, textured exterior with a classic design that provides storage for personal items and protection against damage. The case even folds into a personal viewing stand, great for watching movies and browsing the web.
It was only yesterday when Opera threw up its Mini web browser for Windows Phone, opening up the beta program for the Windows Phone community. After covering the app itself and using it for some time, it's clear to see there's some work to do. The team behind the app have already released an update today and are actively encouraging everyone to provide feedback to help them work on bugs and improvements.
Update: it seems as though this update actually makes the app more unstable, according to comments received (and we've just confirmed the crash issue ourselves).
While Qualcomm has focused its attention on the mid-tier and the high-end segments, MediaTek has managed to grab a significant chunk of the market share in the entry-level market. With the introduction of the LTE-enabled Snapdragon 210, Qualcomm is looking to remedy that and take the fight to MediaTek in the budget smartphone segment.
Fhotoroom, the popular Windows Phone photography app, got updated just a few days ago, but today the team behind it released yet another version in the Windows Phone Store that brings the version number up to 14.0 and contains what the developer says is over 100 bug fixes and improvements.
Though currently listed as out of stock online, the Microsoft Store will be selling the BLU Win Jr phone for just $99 unlocked, which is $10 more than what Amazon is offering the phone for. The dual-SIM phone comes with a 4-inch display and colorful shells that make it a great alternative to Microsoft's own Nokia Lumia 635.
I'm sitting here waiting for UPS to deliver my Ghost Edition of Destiny for the Xbox One. I won't lie; I'm super jealous of all you guys and gals already playing without me. That said, even though you may be playing it already, you'll need to find some extra players to complete things like raids in Destiny. Don't have a busy friends list on Xbox Live? You're never alone when you're with us.
We're live from CTIA Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, where Microsoft's Stephen Elop just dropped this little gem: The Lumia 830 will be available on AT&T in time for the holiday season.
No pricing or exact dates were announced, however AT&T did put up a press release.
Hey, over at iMore you'll read about this new phone called the iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus). Whatever, we're all about that Lumia. So we're going to give away a Lumia 830 and a Lumia 735. Two of the newest Windows Phones. So new they're not even out yet, but they're coming later this month and we want to give them to you!
Microsoft may be close to a $2 billion deal to acquire Mojang, the Swedish gaming company behind the popular Minecraft game. The deal could be finalized as early as the end of this week if these early reports are accurate, which would be surprising considering that Mojang has purposely kept itself away from outside investments.
Developer Stardock, which has released a number of popular Windows 8 programs such as the Start8 desktop menu, has launched a new utility for Microsoft's latest OS called ShadowFX, which allows users to add shadows to desktop windows.