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Age of Wind 3, take to the high seas from your Windows Phone

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Age of Wind 3 is an action/adventure game for your Windows Phone that reminds me of a scaled back version of Sid Meier's Pirates! The game has more cartoonish graphics, lacks some of the side games (sword play, dancing, land battles, etc.) than Pirates! but the gaming concept comes close.

With Age of Wind 3 you sail the Caribbean traveling to over 35 ports of call, take on hundreds of quests, buy and trade goods, recruit sailors, build up your fleet and, as you would guess, battle pirates. Age of Wind 3 also includes Facebook integration where you can battle your Facebook friends on the high seas.

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Surface Pro 3 is now available in the UK!

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Surface Pro 3 is now available in the UK!

The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is finally available for purchase at various retailers here in the UK. As well as releasing the product through its own channels, Microsoft aims to replace laptops and tablets with its latest high-end attempt at combining the best of both form factors into one single experience.

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Satya Nadella said to visit China in September amid antitrust concerns

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Citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, Reuters claims that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to visit China next month. Microsoft is currently being investigated by one of China's antitrust regulators over concerns centering on the bundling of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player with Windows. The antitrust probe, which was launched this week by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, followed a raid on four Microsoft offices in the country by Chinese authorities.

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Xbox Music for Windows Phone gains Live tile support in new update

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Vivino Wine Scanner gains top lists and more in new Windows Phone update

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Weekly photo contest: Silhouette

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Microsoft adds social features to Xbox One SmartGlass on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

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Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to banish misleading apps

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Microsoft had recently undergone quite a bit of criticism recently for the inflated number of apps in the Windows Store, a few of which were confusing and misleading. Well, it seems that Microsoft has heard the moans of consumers and developers alike and the Windows-maker is addressing those complaints with a number of different policy changes that will make it easier for users to find the app that they're looking for.

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Need for Speed Rivals on Xbox One is just $25 for Xbox Live Gold members

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Switching from a Lumia to the HTC One for Windows? Here are the apps you may (or may not) miss

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The HTC One M8 for Windows, currently only on Verizon, is expected to get a wider release in the coming weeks and months, including on AT&T in the US. As a result, a few of you are at least contemplating jumping from your Lumia to this new flagship Windows Phone, which looks to be the only one for the next few months. The hardware is certainly compelling and – spoiler alert – so far I am categorically enjoying using it as my daily driver.

However, you may be wondering what you lose by switching over in terms of those Nokia apps. I'll break it down for you.

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Cricket offering $100 account credit if you leave T-Mobile or MetroPCS

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Neonize: new arcade shooter now out for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

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You probably have not heard of Neonize, because it's a new game that has just released simultaneously on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The good news is that Windows Phone users do not have wait after its release on other platforms. It's pretty good, too. Neonize is a mobile arcade shooter game, which the goal is to survive an onslaught of enemy ships trying to ram into you.

We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Go watch our gameplay video.

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AT&T Lumia 635 available at Fry's for just $79.99

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Surface Pro 3 expands global reach with availability in 28 markets

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Handy Games releases SPS: Football and 1941 Frozen Front, two great free games for Windows Phone

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There are basically two German developers we can count on to make great Windows Phone games: Flare Games (makers of Royal Revolt 2) and Handy Games. The latter entered the scene with Epic Battle Dude and Aces of the Luftwaffe, two fine free to play games.

This year, Handy Games finally has more Windows Phone games in store for us. A short while ago they released 1941: Frozen Front, a serious turn-based strategy game. We interviewed them about it at Casual Connect a while back. Today Handy follows up with SPS: Football, a very pretty and fun 2D soccer/football game. Both games are free, 512 MB RAM-compatible, and a whole lot of fun. Don't miss our impressions and hands-on videos!

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