Even by the standards of post-apocalyptic shooters, game worlds don't come much bleaker than the one glimpsed in Metro: Last Light. Two decades after a nuclear war, the remnants of humanity huddle deep underground in the Moscow Metro, where stations have become a loose network of city-states increasingly consumed by war between communists and neo-Nazis. The surface is a toxic ruin haunted by literal ghosts of the past. Horrifying mutants are out for blood, bullets are currency, and Artyom — the series' nominal hero — inadvertently destroyed what may have been humanity's last hope in the previous game.
Thanks to a Twitter leak, Skype fans are getting their first look at what their favorite VoIP chat service will look like when Windows 8 arrives in late October -- and we could use a bit of this flair on the Mac client!
Billed as the most important product that Microsoft offers, CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage today to introduce a new generation of the company's flagship Office product, with a preview edition available for download today.
While Apple is making it clear that Mac OS X and iOS are separate beasts for different platforms (at least for right now), Microsoft continues its efforts to shoehorn Windows onto the tablet by simply making a new version that also works well on the desktop, with a big nod toward their own Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform.