Articles by Paul Acevedo

Rayman Fiesta Run for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Lumia 1520 Surface Pro
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Mar 19, 2014

Ubisoft and Pastagames’ Rayman Jungle Run was that perfect one-two punch: an excellent platformer, and a high quality mobile Xbox game. The sequel Rayman Fiesta Run had a lot to live up to, and it almost felt like Ubisoft didn’t want to share it with us. The game soft...

Project Spark beta for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 19, 2014

Project Spark is Microsoft’s innovative combination of both a game and game creation software for Xbox One, Windows 8, and eventually Xbox 360. Players can choose their own adventures as they play the Crossroads mode, create deeper games, and even play games created by...

Titanfall delayed on Xbox 360
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 19, 2014

Last week, Titanfall arrived on Xbox One and PC to much acclaim. Titanfall is the first game produced by Respawn Entertainment, the new studio formed by the creators of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It also happens to be exclusive to Xbox One, 360, and PC thanks to an...

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes sneaks onto Xbox consoles, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare sprouts an update
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 18, 2014

The Xbox One received a high-profile multiplayer-only game last week – Titanfall. But the world needs single-player games too, and so Konami delivers one this week. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is now available on Xbox One, 360, and competing platforms. A short game...

Xbox One Media Remote Lumia 1520
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Mar 15, 2014

The Xbox One is quite the media playing powerhouse, poor user library streaming aside. With support for most popular video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, Blu-ray playback, and the ability to control many cable TV boxes directly through the console,...

How to use Xbox One controller with PC or Windows 8 tablet
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 12, 2014

The Xbox One controller is one of the finest control pads ever designed. The same goes for the Titanfall Limited Edition Controller we just reviewed. But one flaw compared to Xbox 360 controllers is that Xbox One controllers don’t work on computers and tablets. Blame...

Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller for Xbox One
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Mar 12, 2014

The Xbox One’s first killer app Titanfall launched earlier this week, and appears to be selling like hotcakes. The release of a big new console game often inspires players to pick up a few accessories, and Titanfall is no different. In addition to...

Galaga Legions DX delisted
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 12, 2014

Galaga Legions DX wasn’t the best Xbox game on Windows Phone. In fact, I named it as one of the five worst Xbox games of 2012. But still, it was that very rare thing: an exclusive Windows Phone game from a major publisher that never showed up on other mobile...

What you can do to help get game makers onboard with Windows Phone - Candy Crush Saga
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 11, 2014

Popular mobile games often take a long time to arrive on Windows Phone - if they ever make the trip at all. Last year I wrote an editorial explaining the delay in porting games to Windows Phone and the market situations that make such delays inevitable. To make a long...

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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 11, 2014

The Xbox One didn’t get any new games last week, but that was just the calm before the storm. This week, the highly anticipated Titanfall has finally landed in North America (the European release will follow on Friday). Possibly the most advanced first-person...

Save the Snail and World of Cheese come to Windows Phone 8, Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 09, 2014

Windows Phone has grown steadily since its introduction in 2010, recently surpassing Blackberry as the third most popular mobile OS in the United States. As that growth continues, more and more app and game developers are dipping their toes in the Windows Phone...

Peggle 2 Xbox One multiplayer update
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 06, 2014

Peggle 2, PopCap’s long-anticipated follow-up to their casual hit Peggle, launched as a timed Xbox One exclusive back in December. As I mentioned in our review, the multiplayer features weren’t quite ready at that time. The online Peg Party mode simply didn’t...

Throne Together for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 06, 2014

Just last Tuesday I lamented the lack of Xbox games for Windows Phone, and the hurdles that led to their scarcity. Maybe somebody up in the clouds at Microsoft heard gamers’ prayers, because today we have a new mobile Xbox game to play! Coincidence? I think not.

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Earth Defense Force 2025 for Xbox 360
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Mar 05, 2014

The Earth Defense Force series of third-person shooters started out as budget titles on the Playstation 2 in Japan, though they also made it to Europe with new branding as either Monster Attack or Global Defence Force. Americans didn’t have a...

Project Spark Beta, South Park, and Walking Dead hit Xbox consoles this week
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 05, 2014

After a few consecutive weeks of new Xbox One releases, we finally reach a week with no new games released. Well, unless you count the Project Spark Beta, which has just become available on Xbox One. But dedicated next-gen gamers are probably still busy with...

Microsoft could ease the mobile Xbox Live certification process, and why that needs to happen
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 04, 2014

A few days ago, we reported that Microsoft is looking to create an open-source framework for bringing Xbox Live features to games for all mobile platforms. An additional report from The Verge has since added additional fuel to the fire, giving us a slightly clearer...

Purple Cherry X for Windows Phone
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Feb 28, 2014

The Windows Phone gaming emulation scene is dominated by a few prolific developers: Duc Le (who took over for M.k), Andre Botelho, and Samuel Blanchard. Samuel created two emulators in the early days of Windows Phone (Purple Cherry and Blue Tomato)...

FIFA 14
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 28, 2014

Time was we posted an article about a new Xbox Windows Phone game (or games!) every week like clockwork. Those days are long behind us, never to return again. But I do get to write about the weekly Xbox console releases, which is almost as fun. And this week we...

Steve White Text and Die Windows 8 Dell
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 26, 2014

Way back in the innocent month of August, I interviewed an indie developer called Sic’em Studios about their plans to bring a duo of games to Windows Phone. Fast-forward to this month: I recently returned to San Francisco for an indie-focused event called Apps World....

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Thief, Castlevania, and Pac-Man arrive on Xbox consoles
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 25, 2014

Last week, game-hungry Xbox One fans received two fine releases to tide them over: Rayman Legends and Strider. This week we get two more releases to drool over: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare from Electronic Arts/PopCap and Thief...

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