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Xbox One, Licensing vs. Ownership, and Voting With Your Wallet

Posted June 7, 2013 @ 2:35 pm CST by Alberto Lima

Today’s news about the forthcoming Xbox One’s reported limitations on their “license” and how it’ll affect consumers is a bit troubling. The short version of this is that Microsoft has created a system that can potentially kill the trade-and-resell market for video games but has deferred the actual pulling of the proverbial trigger to publishers. It’s a […]

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Windows Phone 7.8 is Actually Pretty Okay

Posted April 1, 2013 @ 9:00 am CST by Carlos Lima

Early in 2012 Microsoft broke many hearts when they announced that current Windows Phone 7 users would not be able to upgrade to the new hotness, Windows Phone 8. As a consolation prize, the Windows Phone faithful would get an update, version 7.8, that would bring some of Windows Phone 8′s features like the new […]

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The Long Tease – Why Sony Doesn’t Need to Show the Goods Yet.

Posted February 21, 2013 @ 2:00 pm CST by Alberto Lima

You may have heard something about an announcement last night involving Sony, a new Playstation; our very own Kevin Jones has the details here. You may have also heard about the Playstation 4′s physical absence on stage. We got to see some launch titles, their new social-centric PSN replacement (evolution), and the controller that will […]

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Finally! Spotify goes Windows Phone 8

Posted February 19, 2013 @ 3:46 pm CST by Alberto Lima

Finally, Spotify has released the music streaming service app for Windows Phone 8 users. Sure we may be a little biased around here, but we’ve been waiting for a Spotify app since we technically had one on Windows Phone 7. Now it’s available to the masses. You can download your copy from the Windows Phone […]

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Dell Inc going private; Microsoft helps out to the tune of $2B

Posted February 5, 2013 @ 11:44 am CST by Alberto Lima

The years following Michael Dell’s infamous 1997 statement regarding the future of Apple haven’t been kind to the PC manufacturer. The resurgence of Apple, a stagnant PC market, and a recession have all but killed off the once king of the desktop PC market. Today things don’t seem to be getting better as Dell has […]

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WSJ: Sony to announce Playstation 4 later this month

Posted February 1, 2013 @ 1:31 pm CST by Alberto Lima

It’s been 7 years since Sony announced the next big thing in video game consoles; back then the Playstation brand was infallible but losing ground to Microsoft’s XBox 360, the Playstation 3 promised to be the next great leap in home consoles. One great recession and a struggling gaming industry later, Sony’s hedging it’s next […]

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Skype called out for tapping user’s calls

Posted January 28, 2013 @ 9:19 am CST by Alberto Lima

Earlier this month, Microsoft finally merged it’s messenger service with Skype, a move that hoped to spark some growth for the video conferencing/calling/chat service. It seems that Skype got press late last week, however, not necessarily what they were hoping for. In an open letter to Skype Division President, Tony Bates, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, […]

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Windows Phone 7.8 may launch before year end

Posted November 24, 2012 @ 8:00 am CST by Alberto Lima

A recent report from various overseas publications, it appears that Chinese customers may soon be getting an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8. The roll out is not unlike the way the 7.5 roll out was handled – first going live in select Asian markets, then ultimately making its way Stateside. The reports cite Greater China […]

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Xbox Turns 10.

Posted November 17, 2012 @ 12:43 am CST by Mason Farber

Yesterday marked an important day in gaming history. 10 years ago Microsoft released the original Xbox, along with its ever successful gaming service, Xbox Live. Microsoft sold close to 25 million original Xbox’s and was then upgraded to the uber-successful Xbox 360. From everyone at The Noisecast, Happy Birthday Xbox!

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The Microsoft Surface just got a huge endorsement

Posted November 1, 2012 @ 8:11 pm CST by Alberto Lima

Some endorsements hold a lot more weight than others. For most consumers, past endorsement from the likes of the Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey, have meant becoming THE item of the holiday shopping season. In 2010, that item was the Apple iPad, two years later it is the defacto tablet of record. This year, Christmas […]

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