As usual, quit a few things happened in the world of Microsoft this week. Patch Tuesday came and went, as did the company's dual-screen focused Developer Day event, and more. Catch up below.
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An app called Project Newsbar has surfaced onto the Microsoft Store, though you can't actually obtain it via regular means. As the name implies, it's a sidebar that displays a variety of news items.
A lat has happened this week, including the departure of the studio head for The Coalition, Rod Fergusson. We've also seen the Surface Duo in the wild, and a new Fast ring build. Catch up below.
In this week's recap, we take a look at the results for the company's Q2 fiscal 2020, find out when the redesigned Xbox One dashboard ships, and much more. Be sure to catch up below.
Echtra Games' upcoming Torchlight Frontiers is now Torchlight III. It's more in line with the previous titles, and will be arriving on Steam later this year, with a console release arriving later.
A number of things happened this past week, including the leak of some real-life images of the Series X (and its ports), some new cloud announcements from Microsoft, and more. Catch up below.
The remaster of Interplay's 1988 RPG finally has a release date of February 25, 2020. It'll come to a variety of PC stores, Xbox One, and Game Pass, though there's no word on other platforms.
Techland's upcoming Dying Light sequel has been delayed, with no release date being announced currently. It initially made an appearance at E3 in 2018, then 2019, with a Spring 2020 release window.
This week was the first Patch Tuesday of 2020, as well as the final set of updates for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, and Windows 10 Mobile. Halo CE testing was also confirmed, and more. Catch up below.
In the first Microsoft Weekly column of the year we take a look at the kerfuffle with the Xbox Series X ports, some new Edge icons, and the first Insider Preview build of 2020. Catch up below.
Since the decade is ending, let's take a look at the most popular software, as well as news items posted in the last ten years on Neowin. Be sure to take a walk down memory lane below.
Following in the footsteps of the most viewed and most commented, it's now time to look at the top 10 reviews of 2019. From laptops, to smartwatches to phones, everything is included below.
We looked at what was most viewed, now it's time to look at the 10 posts that got the most user interaction in the year that's coming to a close. Of course, there's a bonus as well.
As is usually the case, the year is coming to an end, so we thought it was rather appropriate to look back at the past 12 months, starting with the 10 most noteworthy posts on Neowin.
In the final Microsoft Weekly column of the year, we take a look at extensions for the new Edge, the arrival of the first Windows 10 vNext build, and the name of the next-gen Xbox. Catch up below.
After quite a bit of waiting and speculation, Blizzard has confirmed that Warcraft III: Reforged, its long awaited remaster of the 2002 RTS title, will be made available January 28, 2020.
After missing for quite a long time, Westwood Studios' point-and-click adventure Blade Runner is now at long last available digitally via GOG. The title also carries a 10% discount until January 2.
After giving away Wasteland 1 and 2 at the beginning of its Winter Sale, GOG is now back with yet another pair of freebies, namely Running With Scissors' Postal: Classic and Uncut, and Postal 2.
Although the company said the operating system was officially no longer supported, it decided to change its mind on Windows 10 Mobile. The support cutoff has now been extended to mid-January.
Beyond the expected release of this month's Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft also surprised everybody by unveiling its next-generation Xbox at The Game Awards. Be sure to catch up below.
Moon Studios' upcoming installment in the Ori series has gotten a brand new gameplay trailer during The Game Awards, showing off big bosses and new moves. It's also been delayed to March 11, 2020.
Today, during Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards 2019 event, CD Projekt RED showed off a glimpse into the soundtrack of its upcoming title, Cyberpunk 2077. It features Refused, Grimes, and many more.
Ubisoft and Blue Byte will be holding yet another free week for Anno 1800, this time between December 11 and 18. It'll be available via Uplay and EGS, with preloads being made possible starting today.
After a few months spent in closed beta, GOG's upcoming Galaxy 2.0 launcher hub has at long last reached its open beta phase. It brings all your games, friends, and stats together in one application.
This past week we saw the release of two new 20H1 builds, the arrival of more Fluent Design to Office mobile apps, and even got some more info on Project xCloud. Be sure to catch up below.
The latest version of the closed beta for Galaxy 2.0 is here. Dubbed the Argus Update, it brings in a number of UI tweaks, sharing of stats, and the ability to see cross-platform friend activity.
Ubisoft's open-world racing game The Crew 2 is free to play on all platforms this weekend, and available to buy for a hefty discount on most of them. Restrictions apply on certain platforms.
As the fifth installment in the main MechWarrior series will soon be available, developer Piranha Games has unveiled the launch trailer. Landing December 10, it will be an EGS exclusive.
Though it was a bit of a quiet week, news about 20H1's version number did show up, as did deals on Surface hardware and December's lineup of Games with Gold. Be sure to catch up below.
Following the previous announcement trailer, SCS Software has now revealed the release date of its upcoming Road to the Black Sea DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. It launches December 5.
To celebrate Black Friday, GOG has kicked off an appropriately themed sale. Right off the bat, there are flash deals with some titles receiving up to 90% discounts. The sale ends December 3, 2PM UTC.
To show that its statements regarding data protection and privacy are valid, Tresorit has chosen to undergo a third-party security evaluation from EY. The company has now published the findings.
A number of things happened this past week, including the arrival of a 20H1 build with no watermark, the confirmation of Halo: Combat Evolved testing on PC next year, and more. Catch up below.
For those curious to try out Fatshark's Vermintide 2, there's now a free weekend on Steam, lasting until Sunday at 6PM UTC. The first-person co-op action game is also 75% off until November 26.
Folks lucky enough to get into the closed beta of Galaxy 2.0 have now received the upcoming client's latest version, codenamed the Euporie Update. It brings launcher closing on game exit, and more.
X019 opened its gates this past week, with announcements about new IPs updates on existing titles and even Project xCloud news. Patch Tuesday also rolled around, so be sure to catch up below.
During ExileCon today, Grinding Gear Games took to the stage to announce Path of Exile 2, a sequel to its current title. Featuring a seven-act campaign, it could enter beta in late 2020.
During the Inside Xbox stream from its X019 event, Microsoft unveiled the first batch of aircraft partners for Flight Simulator, as well as giving yet another glimpse into the 2020 title's gameplay.
To cap off Microsoft's X019 event in London today, InXile's Brian Fargo took to the stage to reveal a brand new, darker trailer for Wasteland 3, and the long awaited release date of May 19, 2020.
At its X019 event in London, Microsoft announced that Mojang-developed Minecraft Dungeons is coming to Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Game Pass in April 2020.