I don’t know about you but I always get excited when I see that an app or game has been updated. Over the course of the last several weeks, several popular apps and games for Windows and Windows Phone have received some nice updates. I thought it would helpful to pull together what’s new in those updates.

FIFA14

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World Cup fever is officially here with the biggest soccer tournament set to kick-off in Brazil in early June. Just in time, FIFA 14 has just been updated today to include all national teams, World Cup uniforms, and the Brazuca ball. And when the tournament starts, World Cup matches will be playable as Games of the Week. You can get the latest version FIFA 14 for FREE from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, and follow along as the game updates in sync with the World Cup.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

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Gru’s loyal, yellow Minions are ready for more goofy, laugh-out-loud Anti-Villain League fun in the latest update to Despicable Me: Minion Rush. There’s new environments (like the mall from the movie!), more costumes (like Football Minion), and more despicable acts through hundreds of missions. You can get the latest version of Despicable Me: Minion Rush for free from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.

Temple Run 2

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Temple Run redefined mobile gaming, and Temple Run 2 took endless running, jumping, turning and sliding that much further. It’s been a hit on Windows Phone 8 high-memory devices since December, but now it’s also available for low-memory devices. You can get the latest version of Temple Run 2 free in the Windows Phone Store!

Subway Surfers

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Subway Surfers is another essential game for Windows Phones. In the latest update, the Subway Surfers World Tour goes to Vancouver, Canada, adding more excitement and fun via the wildest, most amazing subway ride ever. Adventure from downtown Vancouver deep into mammoth tree forests and hideaway cabins on your hoverboard that looks like a moose! You can get the latest version of Subway Surfers free from the Windows Phone Store.

OpenTable

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OpenTable is the only app that helps you book a table at more than 20,000 restaurants in the US, Canada and Mexico. Now, members can earn dining points to pay for meals at any OpenTable restaurant. And in the latest, more-is-better update to OpenTable, you can now browse menus and restaurant reviews from within the app. You can get the latest version of OpenTable for free from the Windows Store. OpenTable is also available from the Windows Phone Store.

Crackle

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Watch more free movies and TV series whenever, wherever with the latest update to Crackle. Full-length, uncut Hollywood movies and TV series - all free and on demand – can now be found faster with new Windows 8 search integration. And Live Tiles will keep you informed of what’s new. You can get the latest Crackle free from the Windows Store. Crackle is also available from the Windows Phone Store.     

Realtor.com

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Shopping for a new home? Realtor.com has more than 4 million homes-for-sale to show you - more than any other real estate app. You can create an account to save your searches and favorite listings that auto-sync with the Realtor.com website. You can get the all new Realtor.com app for Windows PCs and Tablets for free from the Windows Store. The Windows Phone version is available for free from the Windows Phone Store.