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Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 Review

America is an irradiated wasteland. Your environment in Fallout 4 is what Judge Dredd might refer to as the "Cursed Earth" part of North America. In it, your alternate reality is littered with extravagant industrial designs and the white bread attitudes of the 40's and 50's dashed into desolation and dreariness. You play the part of yourself in a third- or first-person perspective, tossed into a terrible, terrible place. You will take part in assuring the survival of the human race with a combination of attribute selections, the collecting of helpful materials, murdering mutants, and keeping your chin up!

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Xbox One Elite Controller Review

Xbox One Elite Controller Review

It's been several weeks since I first laid hands on the Xbox One Elite Controller. I've come to the following conclusion: I've never reviewed a device that's so unnecessary and yet so completely worth the cash it costs at the same time. "Oh god," you might say, "I could have bought myself a whole month's worth of pizza with the money I spent on this controller." Not long after, you might find yourself saying "Oh my goodness I can't believe I ever used a controller other than this one... it's so good, and feels so right."

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Fallout 4 for Xbox One comes with a weird free gift

Fallout 4 for Xbox One comes with a weird free gift

The Xbox One has come a long way since it was first announced. After a fair bit of initial backlash, the console has proven to be a solid successor to the 360. They're rolling out a big update next week that will bring one of the most-anticipated features to the console, backwards-compatibility. And those purchasing Fallout 4 next week will get a little surprise, along these lines.

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Fallout 4 cars come to Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 6

Fallout 4 cars come to Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 6

Now here's a bit of an unexpected cross-over: Xbox One gamers are getting treated to a special set of Fallout 4-themed cars as DLC for the recently released racing game Forza Motorsport 6. Feast your eyes on the vehicle above, a 1956 Ford F100 adorned with Vault-Tec logos and looking it's rolled right out of the post-nuclear apocalypse that makes up the world of Fallout 4. Forza 6 players can download that pickup truck starting today, and it's completely free.

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Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

In just a week's time, Xbox One owners will be receiving the biggest software update to the console ever. And while the update will be bringing many, many features, like Windows 10 and a revamped interface, one thing that many gamers are waiting for is the backwards compatibility feature for Xbox 360 games. Since such a feature has never before heard of in a mainstream console, it is only natural that there are many questions surrounding it. Luckily, Major Nelson has taken some time with FLitz from Smosh Games to answer some of those.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin: 4K laptop, transformer notebook

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin: 4K laptop, transformer notebook

Samsung has updated their line of ATIV notebooks with a couple of hard-hitting devices made with extremely sharp displays. The ATIV Book 9 Pro works with a 15.6-inch 4K display (that's 3840 x 2160 pixels) with touchscreen abilities. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin works with a 13.3-inch display with QHD+ resolution (that's 3200 x 1800), touchscreen, and the ability to fold back over itself 360-degrees to achieve several display modes. Both machines will run Windows 10 and will be released very soon.

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Halo 5: $400M sales, 7M online matches in first week

Halo 5: $400M sales, 7M online matches in first week

Halo 5: Guardians, the latest in the mega-hit Xbox game series, has now been available for a full week. While it was a pretty safe assumption that it would be a very popular seller, just as past Halo titles have been, Microsoft has revealed a few figures to highlight the Xbox One game's launch success. Halo 5's first week of sales have brought in more than $400 million, but even more incredible is that the lifetime sales of the franchise have topped $5 billion. The fans still love the Master Chief.

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Microsoft seeking Cortana for iPhone beta testers

Microsoft seeking Cortana for iPhone beta testers

It was a little over a year ago that Microsoft denied any intentions of bringing Cortana, its own voice-activated virtual assistant, to other mobile platforms. Then in May of this year, the company announced what had been rumored for some time: Cortana for iOS and Android was in the works. Now, after months of internal development and testing, Microsoft is ready to start having select users beta test Cortana on the iPhone.

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Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft's latest flagship device, the Surface Book laptop/tablet hybrid, has just been subjected to the iFixit teardown process. The repair experts clearly detail the device's interesting internal components and the unique layout, but they also reveal why the Surface Book is nearly impossible to repair, and should never be attempted by a user. In the end it was given a repairability score of 1 out of 10, just about the lowest there is.

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OneDrive free down to 5GB, Office 365 unlimited space ends

OneDrive free down to 5GB, Office 365 unlimited space ends

Last year, Microsoft seemed to be intent on pushing OneDrive as a serious competitor to the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive. It announced several promos, some of them permanent, to entice users to switch over to its cloud storage solution. Among them was a 15 GB starting space for all free accounts. Now it seems that Microsoft is rather abruptly and unceremoniously putting a stop to most of those benefits, ending the unlimited storage offer for Office 365 users and reducing the free storage from 15 to 5 GB. All because of abusers.

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5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

Around the water cooler, this author is somewhat known for being a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro, especially since the Surface Pro 3. By then, the advantages far outweighed the drawbacks, which have also become more bearable than in previous iterations. And you could tell that Microsoft has near perfected the design language it wanted. So when it unveiled the Surface Book to much surprise and fanfare, interest and excitement naturally welled up. But after our own up close and personal encounter with one of Microsoft's finest hardware yet, the verdict sadly tips on the "skip for now" side. Here's why.

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