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Games are the target of most malware, McAfee reports

Games are the most common form of malware-infected app, according to Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report for June 2013.

Microsoft announces Xbox Live public beta featuring local currency payments

If you’ve always dreamed of paying for your Xbox 360 downloads with greenbacks instead of Microsoft Points, now is your chance.

Ubisoft suffers hack attack, change your passwords

Game maker Ubisoft said on Tuesday an account database was breached due to unauthorized access of one of its websites, revealing users' personal information.

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Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games

Games can come cheap in the Microsoft Windows 8 store. In fact, a lot of the best stuff is free. Check out these 11 titles that won't cost you a dime but will keep you entertained for hours.

Microsoft joins game-sale stampede with serious discounts for Xbox Live titles

Xbox Live’s Games on Demand download center now offers full digital versions of Assassin's Creed 3 for $14.99, Borderlands 2 for $9.99, and Far Cry 3 for $19.99, among other titles. But hurry, the sale ends soon.

Xbox Party Mix app

Xbox 'Mix Party' app lets guests decide the jams

Think your guests have better musical taste than you do? Then try Nokia's version of the Google Nexus Q, and vote songs up or down.

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Pincus pursued Xbox chief for several months for Zynga CEO job, source says

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus pursued Microsoft's Xbox chief for several months and had no other candidates in mind for the top job at the social games company, a source at Zynga said Monday.

Pincus interruptus: Microsoft's Xbox chief to run Zynga

Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus is giving up his CEO post for Don Mattrick, who most recently led Microsoft's Xbox division. Look for a redefinition of "social" gaming.

Steam's wallet explosion

Summer game sales have begun! 6 tips to maximize your dollar

Here are some tips for making it through Steam's giant sale, as well as those on other gaming sites, with your wallet intact.

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Amazon slashes PC game prices as Steam sale looms

While the PC gaming world waits for Steam to kick off its annual summer games sale, Amazon is getting an early jump with some deals of its own.

Microsoft wants its indie cred back: Partnership announced with Unity at Build 2013

At the Build 2013 conference, Microsoft and Unity announce a new partnership to bring the esteemed independent game engine to Xbox One developers for free—as long as Microsoft is the publisher.

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Kinect for Windows developer's kit slated for November, adds 'green screen' technology

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows will be released in final form by next year, and include "green screen" technology to strip out backgrounds from behind users.

Microsoft licenses Age of Empires for iOS and Android

A version of Microsoft's Age of Empires game franchise will be developed for iPhones and Android devices, the first time an official Microsoft title will be released for the mobile platforms.

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