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  • Blog Post: Now in the Store: Subway Surfers for Windows Phone

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  • Blog Post: Two classic quiz shows go from TV to Windows Phone

    Two of America’s most beloved TV game shows—Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune—kick off new seasons tonight. If you’re one of their wheel-spinning, letter-flipping, question-forming fans, check out the improved Windows Phone editions of each game. Publisher Sony Pictures not only...
  • Blog Post: The web Marketplace launches in 22 new countries

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  • Blog Post: Now in Marketplace: The Xbox LIVE version of Wordament

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