Company of Heros 2 (PC) Insight

Company of Heros 2 (PC) – A Brief Insight
Relic Entertainment

This post is a brief look at the PC game Company of Heros 2. This is not a review and does not cover all aspects of the game.

Main

The Campaign

The single player campaign is what you would expect. A nice 14 mission long campaign with objectives, and special goals during those missions to set the campaign apart from regular battles. I thought it was quite fun and completed the campaign myself (before the war spoils system.)

Campaign

Multiplayer

Online is great I love it. Their is still an active community, and you can find quite a few player vs AI matches as well which I might add are VERY hard if set to expert almost impossible except to the best of the best players. You can play as a few factions which helps with diversity among-st troops.

Online

Online Matchs

AI

The AI depending on the difficulty you select is deadly and unforgiving don’t mistake EXPERT for anything other than EXPERT.

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Spoils System

The war spoils system is actually a new addition to the game I believe as it was not implemented when I first played. It allows players to have unique army’s, and allows for different play styles so no one player is exactly the same.

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War Spoils

Thoughts

The game itself is great overall I love it. From the campaign, to the Theater of War, to the unforgiving AI, to the great online matches its all good. I really like the new war spoils system as well adds a lot!

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Xbox One VS PS4 – Which is better?

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Xbox One VS PS4
Which is better!?

Price (Xbox One VS PS4)

So we got the Xbox One VS PS4 battle going on today. Well lets start by going over price tags.

  • Xbox One (Standard Edition)
  • PS4

So obviously enough the PS4 comes out on top with a much lower price tag. Both consoles come with everything you need though to get started right out of the box which includes a controller, cables, and free trials to their online premium services. I’ve had more personal experience with the PS4 and I must say it is totally worth it in my opinion the Twitch streaming is a plug for me.

Technical Details

Can’t forget the bare-bones inside the beasts! These Technical Specifications charts have been copied from reliable sources, and from the looks of it both systems come pretty close to each other in all areas however with the lack of details given from Sony I can’t give the total win to the PS4. 4K Support is mentioned with the Xbox One, but not mentioned with the PS4. The PS4 however does have a faster processor, but both systems have an 8CORE AMD CPU. The RAM inside the Xbox One actually really impresses me. 8GB for a console is a lot. Running at 2133Mhz for a console is even more incredible this is actually what a gaming computer would have in it.

Feature Xbox One
Optical Drive Blu-Ray/DVD
Game DVR Yes, Upload Studio
HDCP Encryption No for games
RAM 8GB DDR3
Clock: 2133MHz Bandwidth: 68.26 GB/s
+ 32MB eSRAM
Bandwidth: 204 GB/s(102 In/102 Out)
Flash Memory 8GB Flash Memory
CPU 8 Core AMD custom CPU
Frequency: 1.75 GHz
GPU Clock Speed: 853 MHz(originally 800 MHz)
Shader Cores: 768
Peak Throughput: 1.23 TFLOPS
Storage 500 GB Hard Drive non-replaceable, External Hard Drive support coming[n]
Second Screen SmartGlass App on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8
Cloud Storage Yes
Mandatory Game Installs Yes
Required Internet Connection After Day One patch, No
Used Game Fee No
Backwards Compatibility None, Microsoft is exploring possibilites.
Cross Game Chat Skype, Party Chat
Motion Control Kinect 2
Voice Commands Yes, Kinect 2 is needed.
Subscription Service Xbox Live
Required for Online Play
USB USB 3.0
Live Streaming Yes, With Twitch.TV
Reputation Preservation Achievements will be ported From Xbox 360.
Networking Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi (A/B/G/N dual-band at 2.4ghz and 5ghz) includes WiFi Direct support.
A/V Hookups HDMI input and output (4K support)
API DirectX 11.1
Mouse and Keyboard Support Possible Support in the Future

PlayStation®4

Main processor
  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive Built-in
Optical Drive (Read only)
  • BD 6xCAV
  • DVD 8xCAV
I/O Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
Communication
  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
AV output
  • HDMI
  • Digital Output (optical)

The Verdict

So here is the Xbox One VS PS4 ending battle details. Covering price and considering features, and technical specifications I’m going to have to give victory to the PS4 whilst my opinion is weighted, and I can’t say neither system is a bad choice I do feel like the PS4 is more on top of their game.

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Microsoft Denies Chinese Search Censorship

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Microsoft’s search engine “Bing” uses Censorship related to Chinese searches.

Microsoft Corp denied on Wednesday it was omitting websites from its Bing search engine results for users outside China after a Chinese rights group said the U.S. firm was censoring material the government deems politically sensitive. GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group, said in a statement on Tuesday that Bing was filtering out both English and Chinese language search results for terms such as “Dalai Lama”, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader whom Beijing brands as a violence-seeking separatist, charges he denies. Microsoft, responding to the rights group’s allegations, said a system fault had removed some search results for users outside China. The company has in the past come under fire for censoring the Chinese version of internet phone and messaging software Skype. “Due to an error in our system, we triggered an incorrect results removal notification for some searches noted in the report but the results themselves are and were unaltered outside of China,” Stefan Weitz, senior director for Bing, said in a statement emailed to Reuters on Wednesday. Weitz did not say if the error had been fixed and Microsoft officials in Beijing declined to elaborate. Microsoft sent a shortened version of the statement to China-based media organizations which omitted all reference to GreatFire.org and did not address the allegations. “There were too many points in the original statement,” a China-based Microsoft spokeswoman told Reuters. Reuters reporters found that Bing omitted several websites that showed up on the search engine of rival Google Inc when they searched for “Dalai Lama” in Chinese from Singapore. The English-language search results on both engines were similar. China’s ruling Communist Party sees censorship as key to maintaining its grip on power, recognizing that social media offers a platform for citizens to air grievances and criticism of the government, a potential trigger for social unrest. This censorship often means foreign Internet companies must tread a careful path in China to exploit business opportunities without compromising a carefully nurtured image as champions of open societies and free speech. All internet firms operating in China comply with the government’s web censorship requirements. Microsoft has made no secret of its aim to build a bigger presence in China, a market where its software is widely used but rarely paid for. Microsoft was criticized for censoring the Chinese version of Skype, which it ran jointly with Hong Kong-based TOM Group. In November, Microsoft said it had formed a new joint venture with Guangming Founder, and advocacy group GreatFire.org said Skype in China was no longer being censored.

All or some of this article was quoted from: reuters.com

10 things to know about Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella

10 things to know about Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella’s First Interview

Note: This article was taken from: techland.time.com I was going to write about this myself, but the time’s article did such an excellent job.

Satya Nadella

So it’s official: more than five months after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire, he has a successor. Satya Nadella, the company’s executive VP of cloud and enterprise, was on lists of potential Ballmer replacements all along, and as higher-profile possibilities like Ford’s Alan Mulally fell off the roster, he went from apparent dark horse to leading candidate to the guy.

Here are some key tidbits to mull over as he gets ready to take on what may be the single most challenging gig in the tech industry.

1. He was born in Hyderabad, India. And moved to the U.S. after graduating from Manipal University. That an immigrant will run this most American of companies is an inspiring story in itself.

2. He’s a longtime Microsoft insider. Nadella joined the company in 1992 from onetime Silicon Valley icon Sun Microsystems; he’s been a Microsoftie for well over half the company’s existence.

3. He’s an engineer. Unlike Steve Ballmer, who was an assistant product manager at Procter & Gamble before joining Microsoft in 1980, Nadella started out as a technologist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manipal University and a master’s in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

4. But also a business type. In addition to his technology-oriented degrees, he has a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago.

5. He’s been promoted again and again. Among his other high-level positions before he was appointed executive vice president for the cloud and enterprise group last year: president of the server and tools business, senior VP of R&D for the online-services division, VP of the business division, senior VP of search, portal and advertising-platform group, VP of development for the business-solutions group, and general manager of consumer and commerce.

6. He’s currently responsible for a huge, largely invisible part of Microsoft’s business. Among the products Nadella heads up: Windows Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, System Center and the software-development tools that are Microsoft’s original business, dating all the way back to 1975. Consumers have no reason to pay attention to these areas, but they’re thriving — a big reason why Microsoft just posted robust quarterly results despite the PC industry’s struggles and Windows Phone’s failure, so far, to make much of a dent in Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

7. He’s played a major role in Microsoft’s transition to the cloud. The company’s very name references the era of software for microcomputers. But Nadella is leading its efforts to be just as good at Web-based services as it ever was at PC software — a battle at least as important to the company’s future as anything involving phones or tablets.

8. He does have some consumer background. Though Nadella’s career has skewed toward the business side of Microsoft, he’s also worked on some offerings used by folks in their personal lives, like the Bing search engine.

9. It’s not your imagination — he does have a low profile. Nadella is not exactly a hermit — Quartz’s Leo Mirani interviewed him about Microsoft’s future in December, when Nadella was already known to be a leading CEO candidate — but his focus on unglamorous-but-important products for business use means he shows up at public events less often than colleagues like Joe Belfiore of the Windows Phone team. (Presumably that will now change.) He also seems to have lost interest in Twitter.

10. We don’t know anything about his master plan. The fact that he’s a Microsoft longtimer might indicate he’s less likely to immediately attempt to impose massive change on the company than an outsider would have been. Or maybe not. And his background in business tools may or may not say anything about the company’s interest moving forward in consumer offerings like its Xbox gaming-and-entertainment platform. Stay tuned for more thoughts once Nadella starts to outline his vision for public consumption — and don’t be too surprised if that doesn’t happen immediately.

Here’s Microsoft’s first promotional video featuring Nadella


Microsoft Points are being retired

Microsoft Points in your account transition to local currency

Microsoft Points

Microsoft has decided to retire the old way of paying for things with points. Microsoft will now be allowing you to just pay for things with your local currency. We took this information below directly from the Microsoft Support page on the topic of Microsoft Points. It is quite informative, and gives the detailed information you need to know regarding the changes.

Frequently asked questions

What has changed?

As part of the August 2013 release of the Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points are being retired. Transactions on Xbox 360 and Xbox One are taking place using your local currency* instead of Microsoft Points, offering you a new, convenient way to purchase exciting Xbox content. This change allows you to use a single Microsoft account to purchase a variety of content from your Xbox 360 or Xbox One, the Windows Store on a Windows 8.1 tablet or PC, and the Windows Phone Store on a Windows Phone 8. Availability of content for purchase varies by device and region.

How does this change affect me? 

You’ll use local currency or an Xbox gift card (denominated in your local currency), in addition to other current payment methods available in your region, to purchase your favorite content on your Xbox 360 or Xbox One. The next time you initiate a purchase or redeem a Microsoft Points card or code on your console with your Microsoft account, we’ll add to your account an amount of currency equal to or greater than the Xbox stores value of your Microsoft Points, and your Microsoft Points will be retired (Xbox stores include the Xbox Games Store, Xbox Video Store, and Xbox Music Store). The currency we add to your account at the time of the transition will expire on June 1, 2015. However, the currency you purchase and add to your account after the transition will not expire.

What if I had an Xbox Live Gold Family Pack?

If you previously had an Xbox Live Gold Family Pack and were converted to an individual Xbox Live Gold membership before your Microsoft account was transitioned to local currency, your Microsoft account was transitioned to local currency automatically when your membership was converted.

Is there anything I need to do to transition my Microsoft account to local currency?

Start by buying something or redeeming a code after signing in on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One. For now, your billing account needs to be in a supported country, and you can use your Xbox 360 or Xbox One to make the transition. After transitioning, you’ll still be able to use other payment options, including credit cards.

How do I check how many Microsoft Points, or how much local currency is in my Microsoft account?

Before your Microsoft account transitions to local currency, you can go to the Microsoft account Transactions pageto view the Microsoft Points remaining in your Microsoft account. After your Microsoft account transitions, you can still go to the Microsoft account Transactions page to view the local currency remaining in your Microsoft account.

Which regions are affected by this change?

Microsoft Points are being retired in all regions. Content previously available for purchase with Microsoft Points is now available for purchase with currency in the following places:

Argentina France Mexico Spain
Australia Germany Netherlands Sweden
Austria Greece New Zealand Switzerland
Belgium Hong Kong SAR Norway Taiwan
Brazil Hungary Poland Turkey
Canada India Portugal United Arab Emirates
Chile Ireland Russia United Kingdom
Colombia Israel Saudi Arabia United States
Czech Republic Italy Singapore
Denmark Japan Slovakia
Finland Korea South Africa

How did Microsoft determine the amount of currency added to my Microsoft account?

To make this a seamless and positive experience for our customers, we have considered many factors to help ensure that the amount added to your Microsoft account is of equal or greater Xbox stores value than your Microsoft Points. The value of Microsoft Points in Xbox stores may not always be equivalent to retail price. Retail price is determined by the Retailer, whereas Xbox stores value reflects the value of Microsoft Points throughout Xbox stores.

What happens to my Xbox Live Rewards?

In August 2013, all your earned pending Microsoft Points were added to your account. When your account transitions, we’ll add to your account an amount of currency equal to or greater than the Xbox stores value of your Microsoft Points, inclusive of the value of your Xbox Live Rewards, and your Microsoft Points will be retired. Be sure to stay up to date with the latest Xbox Live Rewards at Xbox Live Rewards or by following @XboxLIVErewards on Twitter.

What happens to Microsoft Points cards?

Microsoft Points cards you purchase in retail stores will continue to be redeemable on your console and Xbox.com until further notice. Microsoft has no plans to discontinue acceptance of previously purchased Microsoft Points cards and codes. Xbox gift cards will be available for purchase in retail stores and through online retailers starting in late 2013. Availability of Microsoft Points cards varies by region.

What if I still have codes and/or Microsoft Points cards that I haven’t yet redeemed?

Go ahead and redeem them! Even after your account transitions, we’ll still accept unexpired Microsoft Points cards and codes until further notice, and we’ll add to your account an amount of local currency equal to or greater than the Xbox stores value of those Microsoft Points. When you next redeem a Microsoft Points card or code, those Microsoft Points will be retired, and your account will begin using your local currency instead. Microsoft Points cards and codes that you have purchased and choose to redeem after your account has transitioned will expire one year from the date the Microsoft Points are redeemed. Applies to US/Canada only: we will not apply taxes when you spend the currency that we add to your account at the time you redeem your Microsoft Points card or code.

If some or all of the currency in my Microsoft account has expiration dates, how can I make sure I use the earliest expiring currency first?

If you choose to use the currency in your Microsoft account for a purchase, we automatically use the earliest expiring currency first.

Will I be able to purchase currency online for my Microsoft account?

Xbox gift cards will be available for purchase through our online retailers’ websites and in local retail stores starting in late 2013. Availability of Xbox gift cards varies by region. These gift cards can be added to your Microsoft account online. In the meantime, please continue to purchase and redeem Microsoft Points cards and codes – we’ll accept them until further notice. Microsoft has no plans to discontinue acceptance of unexpired Microsoft Points cards and codes.

How do I redeem my codes?

You will first need to transition your Microsoft account to local currency on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One by either redeeming a code or by initiating a purchase after you have signed in to Xbox Live. After this transition, you will be able to continue redeeming your codes on Xbox.com and your Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

To redeem a code on your Xbox 360:

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live using the Microsoft account for which you want to use the code.
  2. Press the Guide button on the controller.
  3. Go to Games & Apps and select Redeem Code.
  4. Enter the 25-character prepaid code and select Done.
  5. When prompted, click Yes to confirm the redemption.

To redeem a code on your Xbox One:

  1. Make sure your console is connected to broadband internet.
  2. Say “Xbox, use a code” or select Xbox Store.
  3. Select Browse Games.
  4. Select Use a Code.
  5. Follow the instructions on-screen, using the code at the bottom of the card.

After your Microsoft account has transitioned on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you can also redeem your codes on Xbox.com:

  1. On a computer, go to Redeem code and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  2. Enter the 25-character prepaid code and click Redeem Code.

Can I transfer currency from one Microsoft account to another?

No. Currency in your Microsoft account can’t be transferred to another Microsoft account. Xbox gift cards make great gifts and can be purchased in retail locations or through any of our online retailers’ websites starting in late 2013. Xbox gift card availability varies by region.

Do I have to use the currency in my Microsoft account as my primary payment method?

No. Although your account is set up initially with the currency in your Microsoft account as your payment method, you can still directly purchase content from your Xbox 360 or Xbox One using any other current form of payment available in your region, including credit cards.

Can I split payment between my local currency and a credit card?

Yes. For most purchases, if the amount of local currency in your Microsoft account is not sufficient to pay for the content, you can charge the remainder to your credit card or PayPal account. PayPal availability varies by region. However, you must first select to purchase using your credit card or PayPal account and then you will see the option to use the remaining currency in your account. Split payment may not be an option for all content purchases.

Will I be taxed on the content that I buy in Xbox stores?

We will not apply taxes when you purchase content using currency that we add to your account at the time of the transition. However, when you use currency that you add to your account after the transition (including from Xbox gift cards), all appropriate taxes will be applied to those purchases.

 

What happens to the value added tax (VAT) that I paid during my Microsoft Points purchase? Do I have to pay VAT twice?

No. For regions with VAT we will add currency equal to or greater than the Xbox stores value (including VAT) of your Microsoft Points back into your Microsoft account at the time of transition; therefore you will only pay VAT once.

Why are some in-game Downloadable Content (DLC) Packs still priced in Microsoft Points?

The in-game prices you’ll see initially for some DLC Packs do not display in currency for in-game purchases. If you notice a DLC Pack is priced in Microsoft Points, please proceed with the purchase as usual by clicking the Download or Purchase button to see the purchase price in currency. When you confirm your purchase, the transaction will complete in currency.

Where can I use the currency in my Microsoft account?

The currency in your Microsoft account can be used to buy a variety of content from your Xbox 360 or Xbox One, the Windows Store on a Windows 8.1 tablet or PC, and the Windows Phone Store on a Windows Phone 8. Availability of content for purchase varies by device and region.

Can I buy an Xbox Live Gold membership with the currency in my Microsoft account?

The currency in your Microsoft account can’t be used to buy an Xbox Live Gold membership at this time.

Can I buy music with the currency in my Microsoft account?

Beginning Holiday 2013, you will be able to use the currency in your Microsoft account to sign up for an Xbox Music Pass on Xbox One. For additional information on using Xbox Music, please visit Xbox Music. Dates and availability of music for purchase varies by device and region. See regional availability grid below.

Can I buy or rent movies and TV shows with the currency in my Microsoft account?

You can purchase or rent the latest movies and TV shows on Xbox Video, available now on your Xbox, Windows 8.1 or RT PC or tablet, Windows Phone 8 or at XboxVideo.com. For additional information, please visit Xbox Video. Dates and availability of movies and TV shows varies by device and region. See regional availability grid below.

Can I still purchase movies, TV shows and music on Zune?

Zune Marketplace no longer supports rental or purchase of content. After your Microsoft account transitions to local currency, your Microsoft Points will be retired and you will no longer be able to rent or buy content on Zune Marketplace. For additional information on these changes, please visit the Important changes are coming to Zune Marketplace page.

Where can I get Xbox Music and Xbox Video?

Xbox Music: Free Streaming Xbox Music Pass Xbox Video: Movies Xbox Video: TV
United States United States United States United States
UK UK UK UK
France France France France
Italy Italy Italy Italy
Australia Australia Australia Australia
Spain Spain Spain Spain
Germany Germany Germany Germany
Canada Canada Canada Canada
Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Mexico
Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Japan
Belgium Belgium Belgium Ireland
Austria Austria Austria
Ireland Ireland Ireland
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand
Portugal Portugal Norway
Sweden Sweden
Finland Finland
Mexico Mexico
Denmark Denmark
Brazil Brazil
Norway Japan
Argentina

Will this impact my ability to use my Zune Music Pass?

No. You will still be able to stream or download songs with your Zune Music Pass. If you are on the original Zune Music Pass, you will also continue to be able to redeem your 10 monthly song credits through the Zune Marketplace.

Can I use my Microsoft account to buy third-party subscriptions, such as Netflix, Vudu HD movies, HBO GO, or Hulu Plus?

No. Third-party subscriptions are not available for purchase through Xbox stores.

Can I redeem currency from a different region in my account?

No. You can only redeem currency from the region associated with your account.*

How can I learn more about the currency in my Microsoft account?

For more information on the currency in your Microsoft account, please visit Your Microsoft account FAQ.

*Prices in the United Arab Emirates will be in U.S. dollars.

 

This information is straight from support.xbox.com


Xbox One – Microsoft’s Next Gen System

The Xbox One

The powerful next gen system from Microsoft

The Xbox One has had a lot of pre-release talk that has went on but now its out. They removed all the restrictions, and allow users to use the console as people intended to use it which is great, but will is last? I think it will last as any sort of change or move towards more restrictions or invasion to privacy would surly warrant a law suit.

Xbox OneThe Xbox One features some pretty powerful hardware, but as hardware continues to change and advance at an every alarming rate who knows how long this current gen system will stay current.

Xbox One Hardware Specifications

Feature Xbox One
Optical Drive Blu-Ray/DVD
Game DVR Yes, Upload Studio
HDCP Encryption No for games
RAM 8GB DDR3
Clock: 2133MHz Bandwidth: 68.26 GB/s
+ 32MB eSRAM
Bandwidth: 204 GB/s(102 In/102 Out)
Flash Memory 8GB Flash Memory
CPU 8 Core AMD custom CPU
Frequency: 1.75 GHz
GPU Clock Speed: 853 MHz(originally 800 MHz)
Shader Cores: 768
Peak Throughput: 1.23 TFLOPS
Storage 500 GB Hard Drive non-replaceable, External Hard Drive support coming[n]
Second Screen SmartGlass App on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8
Cloud Storage Yes
Mandatory Game Installs Yes
Required Internet Connection After Day One patch, No
Used Game Fee No
Backwards Compatibility None, Microsoft is exploring possibilites.
Cross Game Chat Skype, Party Chat
Motion Control Kinect 2
Voice Commands Yes, Kinect 2 is needed.
Subscription Service Xbox Live
Required for Online Play
USB USB 3.0
Live Streaming Yes, With Twitch.TV
Reputation Preservation Achievements will be ported From Xbox 360.
Networking Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi (A/B/G/N dual-band at 2.4ghz and 5ghz) includes WiFi Direct support
A/V Hookups HDMI input and output (4K support)
API DirectX 11.1
Mouse and Keyboard Support Possible Support in the Future

This chart from IGN shows the powerful hardware that has been put into the new Xbox One. With USB 3.0 and the latest version of DirectX being utilized this can assure many that very unique games will be produced as well as some pretty cool hardware being able to utilize the high speed bandwidth of USB 3.0.

This video review is pretty good, and shows you whether or not you should consider actually buying one as their are a lot of questions, and concerns that arise from experienced console gamer’s. If you did not watch the video basically Microsoft made the Xbox One with function over form in mind featuring a lot of air-flow to prevent the old Red Ring of Death problem that the Xbox 360 had. The power supply is pretty large which is not a complaint from me but could be one depending on how “lite” you want your entertainment center to be. The Xbox One controller is pretty much the same because the design worked well and so it was barely changed. The Kinect has definitively received an upgrade being able to do all sorts of cool things even measure your heart rate.  For the price tag you might as well wait for it to go down and gain where others will surely be losing by getting it used from GameStop, or any other online site such as Craigslist. If you still are on the bench you might as well go for a PS4 as a major point of consideration is will you use the Kinect or not. If you say no to the question “Will you use the Kinect” than you might as well consider other gaming consoles or get it used.

If you want to get an idea of the price an Xbox One is running for at the moment head on over to Amazon.

Microsoft-Points Relaunch To CMS

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Microsoft-Points is back online and better than ever!

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We decided a direct to content CMS will be the best for Microsoft-Points.com any content that deserves to be moved from our old website to this new CMS platform will be moved. This will insure we can deliver quality content to you the reader, user, and consumer. Our old methods using static HTML pages was just simply not cutting it, and our statistics showed it plus the content at the time was being neglected due to the work load evolved. With our WordPress CMS platform everything seems to be working out now. Content is up and running, articles will now be easier to find via Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Ask. With the sheer amount of plugins and SEO friendliness of WordPress we invite you all to give it a try as we think you will not be disappointed. Doing things yourself can be rewarding, but no where in your right might can you create a system without expert knowledge, time, and money will you be able to create a system that matches the power of WordPress or any other CMS platform. If anyone wants to help write content for us and gain some back links you are very welcome to just comment below and will will manage to get in contact with you or just register on the site and comment and we will drop you an e-mail after you comment. This will help get your name out and allow you to gain some page rank or what have you so your site can become more popular. By the time you will have read this Microsoft-Points will have probably published an article or two as make sure to check those out :).

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Of course our website is called Microsoft-Points but as always check Amazon for some great deals.