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January 30, 2015

More reasons to love these already great Windows apps and games

The Windows Store continues to grow, with great new titles and fresh updates every day. Don’t miss the latest versions of these favorites:

Age of Empires: Castle Siege
Choose your civilization, then choose your battle in this game that takes you from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance. In the latest update, Alliance members can send custom text messages, and there are expanded building, squad and hero upgrades for Age 8. Multiple fixes and minor changes improve the experience, too. Free in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. 

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Keeping your life organized happens in just a few taps with the Calendar app. Now, add meetings and events on the fly, scroll through your schedule with new interactive views, sync your other calendars easily, and more. Free in the Windows Phone Store.

Cloud Raiders
Catapult to dizzying heights, gunning to dominate every one of the floating islands that fill the skies in this action/strategy favorite. A new Architect Mode makes it quick and easy to rebuild your base and reorganize your barracks, the Treasure Island challenge now has five tiers and a greater chance for prizes, and Global Chat is now available to everyone. Free in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.

Facebook for Windows Phone picked up an update this week, including the addition of a “Top Stories” News Feed, improved “Most Recent” News Feed, and other feed and timeline improvements. Free in the Windows Phone Store.

Farmville 2: Country Escape
Go on farm adventures to collect rare goods and craft new recipes. Raise animals and grow your farm with friends. And with the latest update, knit goods for your animals and watch your farm become increasingly yarn-stormed! Lower-memory Windows Phone users can get in on all the farming action now, too. Free in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.


Frozen Free Fall
Join Anna and Elsa in discovering big updates to this mega-popular game, with 45 icy new levels, Countdown collectibles, Balloon and Fireworks tiles and a Pop the Balloons game mode. Get it all, then let it go! Free in the Windows Phone Store.


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Line Messenger
This leading chat messaging service now features Video Calls, too – so with Line Messenger you can now share texts, photos, and stickers, or chat by video, face-to-face. Free in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.

Maleficent Free Fall
The wickedly wonderful world of Maleficent keeps her story fresh and exciting with two new chapters, new grape Tile and stone color accumulator Tile, and a fanciful Leaf Fairy character with its own power-up. Free in the Windows Phone Store.

NFL Showdown: Football Manager
The football season lasts all year long in this fan-tastic game. You create your own NFL dream team, then they go head-to-head with other players’ teams. With the latest update, now enjoy Premium Free Agents, a personalized selection of top players based on your team’s needs: New this week, experience the Legion of Boom! Unlock a Superstar Seahawks defender to add to your NFL dream team for FREE. Get the update for free in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.


Subway Surfers
Jake and the Surfer crew head to Seoul, South Korea in their latest outing, with new character Mina and her the cool new Pop Outfit. Search the tracks for small robots and get great prizes. And get new Mini Mystery Boxes for watching sponsored videos. Free in the Windows Phone Store.

My Talking Tom
Our favorite chatty cat gets behind the wheel of a convertible and Angela rides shotgun as you maneuver them on an endless driving adventure, traveling a three-lane road filled with obstacles. Swipe left, swipe right to avoid danger and collisions! And outfit Tom with new seasonal winter clothes, too. Free in the Windows Phone Store.

For free texting, calling and photo sharing with people around the world, Viber is a great choice. With the latest update for Windows Phone, you can now block any number, see new messages more easily in chats, and use new emoticons. For Windows PCs and Tablets, the latest update adds video calling and easy photo viewing, along with low-cost calls to non-Viber numbers. Free in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.


Get all these great updates in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores today. And let us know in the Comments if there’s a fresh update to a top title we missed.