Week In Review 2014.08

Welcome to my first week in review post. I plan on publishing a new post every Sunday and highlight what I found interesting during the week. I’ve collected these articles using my RSS feed (Tiny Tiny RSS), Flipboard and Zite.

February 19th

February 20th

February 21th

February 22nd



Xbox Games with Gold for Feb 2014 announced

Starting Feb. 1, first-person zombie action game Dead Island (by Techland) is free to download for Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold. On the 16th, action strategy game Toy Soldiers: Cold War (by Signal Studios) will be the second free game for February.

For more information visit Games with Gold

Gamespot review for Dead Island (7 – Good)

Gamespot review for Toy Soldiers: Cold War (8.5 – Great)

Microsoft retires Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype

→ Microsoft confirms Windows Live Messenger retirement in favor of Skype


The Verge reports that:

Microsoft has confirmed it will retire its Windows Live Messenger service in favor of Skype… Microsoft will integrate over 100 million Messenger users to Skype as part of the discontinuation. “We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available),” says Skype’s Tony Bates.

I haven’t used Messenger or Skype in a long time, but I might be interested in using Skype again.