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Gears of War 3 gives fans a satisfying conclusion

Gameplay shot in Gears of War 3.

(Credit: Microsoft)

Gears of War 3 is just as much fun as you expected it to be. For longtime fans, Gears 3 is the satisfying conclusion to one of the most popular series on the Xbox 360, and one that has spawned book series, comics, toys and even board games.

The game follows Marcus Fenix and the other members of Delta Squad as they search for Marcus’ missing father. The human government on the planet...

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Kinect open source could usher motion computing revolution

Imagine walking into a room and booting up your PC with a "Computer on" voice command, then controlling your apps with simple hand gestures. Sound too futuristic? Microsoft wants to make that happen today with the motion-sensing Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360.

Microsoft released a software development kit  for the Kinect that gives anyone with programming knowledge the ability...

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