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It shouldn't be much of a surprise that Project Scorpio will be a major drawcard at this year's E3. And we'll no doubt hear more about the raw hardware, all the games it can play at 4K, and how nice HDR makes everything look. But there's one thing I badly want Microsoft to do with Project Scorpio, and it's a lesson they can learn from Sony.

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Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure imagination.

I'm not joking when I say the Microsoft Surface Studio makes this sentence — pulled from the incredible video that Microsoft wrote to promote its new super-luxury, all-in-one PC, in the words of Willy Wonka's fantasies — come true. When you get face to face with the Surface Studio, and when you see what it can do, you can't help but think of all the possibilities of what you can do with it. It's incredible.

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Microsoft held a big Surface event in Shanghai overnight. While the event was basically impossible to watch in America, with a broken liveblog and zero English livestreams, savvy viewers (and those fluent in Chinese) might have caught the big news: There's a new Surface Pro. It's been more than sixteen months since Microsoft's landmark tablet-laptop hybrid saw an update.

In the intervening time, Microsoft has seen a lot of competitors attempt to encroach on the 2-1 device space While some of those clones have been aesthetically delightful, few have approached the slick combination of design and quality the Surface Pro delivers. So a refresh is welcomed, and this year's refresh could fix some of the tablet laptop's biggest problems, even if the name is stupid.

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Phantom Dust is a 2004 action game that mixes Magic the Gathering deck building and frantic arena brawling. A free remaster was released yesterday for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Heather and Chris collect magic spells and slash their way to a few victories in this archived stream.

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And in a week where the world is grappling with the consequences of just how vulnerable computers are is this joyous nugget of news: more Australians are using Windows XP than Windows 8.1, even though support for the former was officially canned years ago.

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It's hard to believe given its place in history, but the original Xbox was only really around for four years. That's not long in console terms, but as we all found, when it came to Microsoft's first console the focus was on quality, not quantity.

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Microsoft is testing out a digital refund service on Xbox One, although it's currently only available to alpha testers and might not make it to the public. If this service does go wide, Xbox One players will be able to return games that are less than two weeks old and that they have played for less than two hours, just like Steam users can.

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Microsoft is doing their best to drum up excitement for the relatively mundane experience of updating Windows. Today's release — the Creators Update — is a little more fun than the usual system tweaks, though. Is it worth its cheerful name? Maybe, if you're a fan of MS Paint.

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It's not just retailers that are getting into the spirit of the season by throwing huge discounts on games. Xbox has gotten in on the act as well, and there are plenty of solid deals available after the jump.

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Microsoft has promised that their next console, Scorpio, will be "the most powerful console ever," and today the company delivered on that promise, revealing a set of beefy specs that, in terms of raw power, surpass any video game console on the market today.

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Demos have been gone so long there will be younger readers who never really got comfy with them in the first place, but a some news from big PC publishers this week shows that the oldest (and maybe best) way of selling a video game is making a comeback.