Lenovo launches new gaming PCs

Today, Lenovo announced two new devices for all you gamers out there. The Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop, while the ERAZER X315 is the latest addition to their desktop gaming lineup. The Y70 Touch boast loads of power thanks to the Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics. These powerful components enable… Read more

Marmalade adds support for new Windows Phone 8.1 features

Marmalade is a powerful cross-platform, native game development environment. With Marmalade, developers can build in C++ with full support for standard libraries and third-party extensions, then compile directly to native machine code with no appreciable performance overhead. Many compelling games built for Windows and Windows Phone using Marmalade include:            … Read more

How we’re addressing misleading apps in Windows Store

As Windows Store expands to reach more customers in more markets with a growing list of great titles, we are continuously looking for ways to improve both customer experience and developer opportunity. We strive to give our worldwide customer base easy access to amazing app experiences while keeping developer friction to a minimum. From time-to-time… Read more

Toronto-based developer will leverage Windows 8.1 features to more deeply engage gamers

Onome Igharoro is a co-founder of Toronto-based Sterling Games Inc., which makes the hugely successful Xtreme Joyride game. After two years of publishing their games on Windows platforms, Onome and his partner, Steve Fernandes, are now porting their games to Windows 8.1. They like that Windows 8.1 provides them the convenience of single sign-on through… Read more

Download the updated Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview

Last week, Microsoft released an updated version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview. We made more than 200 improvements to the core SDK, including the addition of the Kinect Fusion tool kit, which provides higher resolution camera tracking and performance. With substantial improvements to the tooling, specifically around Visual Gesture Builder (VGB), the… Read more

Spotify now free on Windows Phone

Spotify is rolling out an update today that gives you access to millions of songs on your Windows Phone device for free. Spotify lets you discover new music, save, shuffle and share. You’ll be able to listen to playlists you’ve created or playlists from people you follow. You can shuffle through a certain artist’s entire… Read more

Royal Caribbean Announces 40K Windows Tablets

We are thrilled that today, Royal Caribbean International announced that every shipboard employee in the Royal Caribbean International fleet will receive their own Windows tablet – a total of 40,000 Windows tablets. “The Royal Caribbean men and women who provide such great vacations are the real heroes of our fleet and these gifts demonstrate our… Read more