Windows phone refugees may not find asylum on iPhone

The demise of Windows 10 Mobile is approaching, and Windows phone users are considering their options.

What remains of the smartphone space is a two-horse race where disenchanted Window phone fans have a choice between an Android phone or iPhone. It’s simple but limiting.

The fall of Windows phone is a sobering weight upon a historically proud community of users. Fans embraced Windows phone’s promise and the unified platform vision Microsoft hoisted on them, even as the platform struggled, year after year, for mass acceptance.

Sadly Microsoft failed to commit to its mobile platform. Now abandoned Windows phone users sit humbled, contemplating which of the platforms they’ve openly derided will be their future. Given what each platform does and doesn’t offer, however, a Windows phone refugee may want to pass on the iPhone.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds passes a million players on Xbox, now free with every Xbox One X

Today, Microsoft announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds garnered more than 1 million players on Xbox One in its first 48 hours.

In celebration of its launch, the publisher is offering a special holiday promotion where every Xbox One X purchase will come with a copy of the game. This promotion is available for a limited time starting December 17, 2017 through December 31 in select regions.

Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition launching on Xbox One in January

Space simulation game Kerbal Space Program is getting a special “Enhanced Edition” on Xbox One.

The game previously launched on Xbox One in 2016, but an enhanced version is on the way in January, says Kerbal Space Program publisher Private Division.

Microsoft Store on Xbox One can now filter by price, star rating, and more

Gamers can now filter results in the Microsoft Store on Xbox One with much more granular options.

After going through testing with Xbox Insiders in November, new filtering options for the Microsoft Store on Xbox One are now rolling out to everyone.

LG refreshes Gram lineup with new processors, longer battery life

LG is refreshing its Gram lineup for 2018, bringing a processor bump and more.

The Korean tech giant took the wraps off of the latest entries in its Gram line today, revealing a trio of laptops that we’ll likely see much more of at CES 2018 in January.

STEM Educational Toys and Games Gift Guide

Knowledge is one of life’s greatest gifts. Treat a young one in your life to the joys of wonder with this selection of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) learning toys and games, from the Makey Makey Inventor Kit to Bioxel’s Build Your Own Video Game.

SOMA Xbox One review: Horror that remains intriguing years later

SOMA is a survival horror game which immerses you deep beneath the ocean.

The first-person perspective of SOMA limits visibility so you never know what might be lurking around you. Aside from being a truly terrifying experience, SOMA features an intricate plot with lots of twists and turns. Communication is down, food is scarce, and machines believe they’re people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has been isolated from the rest of the world and it’s up to you to uncover why. Throughout the ten-hour campaign, you’ll delve into locked terminals and secret documents to determine your next course of action. The main objective is to seek out the last remaining inhabitants and help them survive.

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Monster Hunter: World will let you cavort with adorable kitty companions

Monster Hunter: World may be all about taking down big, bad monsters, but it’ll make room for cute creatures to help you out as well.

Monster Hunter: World isn’t set to hit Xbox One and other platforms until January 26, 2018, but we’re already gotten some pretty good looks at what to expect.

The most-promising Xbox One games for 2018 and beyond

As we move into 2018, it’s time for a look at the biggest and brightest Xbox games on the horizon.

In 2017, Microsoft launched the Xbox One X and closed the gap between itself and Sony’s PlayStation 4 platform. The X is a 6TF beast that can provide higher-fidelity visuals than any other video game console on the market today, but it’s no good if it doesn’t have the games to showcase that power. Thankfully, there are many promising titles on the horizon.

Here’s a list of some of the most promising, and most anticipated Xbox One games for 2018 and beyond.