Don't-Miss Software Stories
Windows 10's Anniversary Update polishes mature features like Cortana, Edge, and Skype while pointing the way toward a pen-enabled future. Windows 10 users should be pleased, but Windows 10 holdouts may remain unmoved.
Double Fine's latest game is a pastiche of 1970s retrofuturism, from Asimov to lava lamps. Oh, and you play as a disembodied head.
Maxthon's fifth-generation MX5 Web browser includes a number of key features, such as password management, that you might end up paying for on other browsers. Security vendors, however, have questioned some of the company's practices.
Song of the Deep is an introspective little game from a blockbuster studio.
The Technomancer has all the appearances of an epic sci-fi RPG, but it's surface level sheen over a cavalcade of boring.
Creative Cloud updates give photo editors powerful new tools without disrupting familiar workflows, and the video apps and Adobe Stock are improved too.
Three weak cases, one decent, and a lackluster finale make Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter a marked step back from its predecessor.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's superb Blood and Wine expansion is a fine farewell to a grizzled old friend.
After a dismal couple of entries, Total War: Warhammer proves that maybe all the series needed was ten-foot bats and skeleton cavalry.
Forget the alt-history Koreans—it's the bugs that are the real problem in Homefront: The Revolution. This revolution should not be televised.
You’re on Mars. There are demons. The demons need to die. If that's not enough story for you, then too bad.
Two hours in, it's the best shooter since Wolfenstein: The New Order. Sorry I ever doubted you, Doom.
Freed from the chains of our world, Paradox creates thousands and takes grand strategy to space.
It's not that the second part of a trilogy is always mediocre—but if there's a mediocre part of a trilogy, it's almost always the second part.
Put that slick Surface Pen to work with these ink-happy tools for your laptop-tablet hybrid.