Microsoft Stories November 24, 2016

There are tons of Apple product discounts at 3rd party resellers but Apple itself is only offering gift cards and only on its older products. I think Microsoft wins Black Friday here because they are offering $400 off their just announced Surface Book 256GB knocking the price down to $1499 shipped.  

And it includes a Surface Pen, 8GB RAM, Core i5 processor and a pretty solid package.

Grab the 128GB version for a very tempting $1249, $250 off.

Apple, you are really testing my loyalties here.  expand full story

Microsoft Stories August 10, 2016

Today we’re taking a look at Microsoft’s new Xbox One S. The “S” stands for slim and holy crap does this console live up to its name. There are quite a few reasons to love this version over the OG Xbox One, but we’ll let you be the judge of that…

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Microsoft Stories June 13, 2016

Microsoft was the first major hardware company to announce at E3 2016 this year. After the stage was set by EA and Bethesda, it was time to get our first look at what we can expect from Xbox One in the coming months. Right of the bat, Microsoft announced a newly updated console that includes a significantly slimmer design, 4K video and a ton of other features. Best of all, it starts at $299. Head below for more including pre-order information, game updates from Gears of War 4, Forza and others…

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Best Buy is currently offering a 3-pack of $15 Microsoft Xbox gift cards right now with a $5 bonus card for $45 shipped. That’s basically $50 worth of credit for $45, but things get much more interesting if you scoop up two of them.

By adding two of these gift card packs to your cart ($100 worth of gift cards), your total drops to just $81 shipped. That’s nearly 20% off your next Xbox marketplace purchases and one of the lowest prices we see gift cards from any retailer drop to.

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Best Buy is also offering BOGO 20% off on prepaid game cards like PlayStation Store gift cards, Facebook game cards, Xbox Live, and Nintendo e-Shop credit and more. Simply head to this page, check one card from the top list and then one from the bottom to redeem the discount.

Head over to our games/apps roundup for all the best deals across every platform. And don’t forget to check out the Free Xbox Live Gold Games for February.

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Microsoft Stories January 5, 2016

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Microsoft Stories November 4, 2015

Microsoft’s new special edition Halo 5 Xbox One is absolutely phenomenal. It’s designed with a UNSC (United Nations Space Command) theme in mind, based on Halo 5 and is a must-have for any Xbox fan. Today we’re taking a closer look at it to see what makes this special edition so special…

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Microsoft Stories October 23, 2015

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Microsoft Stories October 12, 2015

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Microsoft unveiled a fresh lineup of Windows 10 devices yesterday during an event in New York City. Aside from demoing a new HoloLens game, Microsoft announced Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Band 2, and some Lumia phones. At this point HoloLens still isn’t available to the public, but the rest of these devices (except for the phones) are now available for pre-order.

The new Surface Pro 4 tablet/laptop crossover has a slightly larger 12.3-inch screen than its predecessor and a lot more pixels (267 ppi). It is thinner, lighter and can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB solid-state drive. There’s also a redesigned Surface Pen and keyboard cover. Prices start at $899 with pre-orders now available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Microsoft.

Surface Book, Microsoft’s first laptop, has a 13.5-inch display with a pixel density of 267ppi and one of the most interesting hinge designs we’ve ever seen. The screen is actually removable so you can use it as a tablet. Other features include a backlit keyboard, Surface Pen support, and up to 12-hours of battery life on a single charge. Pre-orders are now live at Amazon, Best Buy, and Microsoft. It’ll cost you at least $1,499 to get a new Surface Book.

Microsoft’s Band 2 iOS/Android compatible wearable includes a curved OLED display and Cortana integration. Pre-order it now for $249.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, and Microsoft. The new Lumia 950 and 950 XL liquid-cooled Windows 10 smartphones double as a PC when hooked up with compatible peripherals. These new phone are still listed as ‘coming soon’ by Microsoft.

Microsoft Stories September 28, 2015

Update (10/2 10:00am): All of the consoles have now been released and are ready for pre-orders. See the full list and details below.

Microsoft is going all in on Xbox One during the last three months of the year. Aside from launching a top-notch line-up of games, it was announced on Friday that five new console bundles would be revealed this week. Each day a new collection will be detailed and we’ll round them all up.

Today, we have our first look at the newest bundle that will be joining the Xbox One family. Head below to see for yourself.

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Microsoft Stories August 6, 2015

Following Microsoft, EA and Konami’s Gamecom 2015 announcements, Blizzard has now detailed the latest expansion to the World of Warcraft saga. On stage today in Germany, the company showed off a pair of new videos for the upcoming Warcraft: Legion expansion along with some details on what players can expect from the MMORPG’s latest add-on: expand full story

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Microsoft Stories August 5, 2015

With just 27 days to go, the countdown for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is on. As you saw from the Microsoft and EA press events, Gamescom 2015 is in full swing and Konami has some new TPP content to go along with it. This morning we got a new trailer and now, as promised, brand new gameplay footage with developer commentary: expand full story

Microsoft Stories August 4, 2015

Gamescom is well underway over in Europe and today Microsoft took the stage to detail new features and games for the Xbox One. After a huge showing at E3 a few months back, we were anxious to see what Microsoft would bring to the table. There were a few game announcements and new software/hardware features detailed, as well as a beautiful new limited edition console. We have the full details below on all of today’s news.

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Microsoft Stories July 14, 2015

Microsoft’s new Universal Foldable Keyboard, first unveiled earlier this year, is now available to purchase online and through Microsoft stores. The super portable Bluetooth keyboard folds in half when not in use and allows users to connect to two mobile devices at once including Android, iPhones, iPads, and Windows devices. expand full story

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Microsoft Stories July 9, 2015

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Most likely you’ve heard about HoloLens by know, Microsoft’s holographic headset that brings digital animations, video and games to life. Although it has recently been hyped for its upcoming role in Minecraft, it has also found a home in academic settings as well. Head below to see the full video on how Case Western Reserve is utilizing HoloLens to bring human anatomy to life.  expand full story

Microsoft Stories June 23, 2015

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Microsoft Stories June 19, 2015

Microsoft is going full force following a big week at E3 2015 in Los Angeles. Beginning on Sunday, gamers will receive any Xbox One title valued at $59.99 or less with the purchase of a new console. This is big news for gamers looking to buy a Xbox One after a convincing showing at E3, head below for full details. expand full story

Microsoft Stories June 15, 2015

Update (10/27 3:00pm):

Today was Microsoft’s big day at E3 2015, taking the stage to detail its latest advancements and upcoming titles for its flagship Xbox One console. There were many announcements worth noting, including new hardware/software upgrades and the ability to play Xbox 360 games on current generation consoles. Oh yeah, you can play a 3D hologram version of Minecraft, too. Head below for full details. expand full story

Microsoft Stories June 2, 2015

E3 2015, the biggest event in the gaming world, is just around the corner now. The event is generally rife with new game debuts, hardware upgrades and even price drops. While major publishers and gaming companies try their best to keep the wraps on the biggest announcements (The Last Guardian???), some early hardware details from Microsoft and Sony have started to leak out: expand full story

Microsoft Stories April 3, 2015

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The Microsoft Store is once again offering the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet plus a year of Office 365 (a $70 value) for only $79 shipped. Also, they’re throwing in a $25 Windows store gift card. That’s $20 off the regular price and tied with our previous mention as the lowest we’ve seen. If you factor the Office 365 subscription (that can be used on other devices) that’s an HP tablet for only $10 plus a $25 gift card.

The tablet is the ‘Signature edition’ which means it isn’t loaded with bloatware that other Microsoft products often have. Hardware specs:

  • Intel Atom Z3735G 1.8GHz Bay Trail quad-core processor
  • 802.11N wireless (Miracast enabled)
  • Battery: 3000mAh lithium-ion 11.1Wh (up to 8 hours)
  • 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera/2-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Dimensions7.59 x 4.36 x 0.39 in (192.78 x 110.74 x 9.90 mm)

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