Articles by Paul Acevedo

Kinect TV Mount for Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 17, 2014

Earlier this week we published a list of must-have accessories for Xbox One. Among those is the Kinect TV Mount for Xbox One from PDP. The mount not only positions the Kinect motion control accessory above a television, it also offers a privacy cover for the Kinect camera. Maybe you do...

Spider-Man Unlimited on Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 16, 2014

Spider-Man Unlimited is the latest endless runner from mobile gaming giant Gameloft. The game's premise involves Spider-Men and villains from various universes converging into a single universe. With slick production values and dozens of different Spider-Men to collect, Unlimited is a...

Just Dance 2015 coming to Xbox One and 360 next month
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 15, 2014

Last week we reviewed Dance Central Spotlight, the best Kinect game on Xbox One and also pretty much the ultimate dancing game. Spotlight is a downloadable game, but it will soon face increased competition at retail from Ubisoft's Just Dance 2015.

The latest in the Just Dance...

Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 14, 2014

Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate for Xbox One is the latest in Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo's long-running series of Warriors games. The Orochi sub-series in particular merges characters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, with this Ultimate release throwing in guest characters from...

Alien Isolation Xbox preview
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 10, 2014

Last month, our own John Callaham posted his ten most anticipated Xbox One games for the fall and Holiday seasons. On that list was a little game called Alien: Isolation from SEGA and The Creative Assembly. You might see the name "Alien" and dismiss the game as another uninspired...

Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 10, 2014

When the Xbox One launched last year with the Kinect peripheral included with every console, many gamers resisted the Kinect's inclusion. And why wouldn't they? The new Kinect had launched without what many consider the best Kinect game series on Xbox 360: Dance Central. That hole in...

Ice Age Adventures review Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 09, 2014

Back when Xbox games for Windows Phone were more of a thing, Gameloft published a free to play city building game called Ice Age Village. That particular genre is mostly worthless, but many of us suffered through it any way for the Achievements. I do mean suffered, because Ice Age...

ColorWare custom Xbox One Controller review Windows Phone Central
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 09, 2014

Last month we reviewed a custom Xbox One controller from UK-based service Controller Modz. That service offers a variety of sexy hydro-dipped artwork and chrome designs for Xbox One controllers, but nothing in the way of solid colors. For a controller customized with solid colors, we...

Under Defeat HD Xbox 360 review
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 07, 2014

All retail Xbox One games enjoy simultaneous downloadable releases, allowing gamers to choose between physical or digital copies of their favorite games. On Xbox 360 though, "Games on Demand" downloadable releases are far from ubiquitous and often arrive several months after the same...

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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 05, 2014

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that today would be the official release date of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. The game actually ended up launching yesterday evening, perhaps to line up more closely with the debut of the Playstation 4 version on the same day.

Although...

TMNT Danger of the Ooze Xbox 360 announced
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 04, 2014

With the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie doing fairly well (although this lifelong fan didn't bother to see it) and new episodes of the latest animated series airing on Nickleodeon, the Ninja Turtles have really returned to the public limelight once again. This would be...

Xbox One developer interview – Woolfe, the Red Hood Diaries
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 02, 2014

Microsoft announced a big batch of upcoming ID@Xbox games for Xbox One at E3 earlier this summer. One of the more interesting titles from that announcement is Woolfe: the Red Hood Diaries from Belgian game developer GriN. Woolfe is a 3D action-platformer starring Little Red Riding Hood...

Dying Light coming to Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 29, 2014

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that zombie survival game State of Decay will be coming to Xbox One in 2015 as State of Decay: Year One Survivor Edition. Based on the quality of the original Xbox 360 version, that game should be the ultimate survival fantasy game when it arrives on...

State of Decay Xbox One announced
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 29, 2014

The Xbox One launched with an exclusive game called Dead Rising 3 that, statistically speaking, contains all of the zombies. That game is all about putting hundreds of zombies on-screen at once and then letting players drive cars through them. Plus you can play dress up! It's not the...

Stick it to the Man Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 28, 2014

After enduring a small release drought over the last couple of months, the floodgates of new Xbox One games have finally opened back up. Last week we got Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition at retail and two indie games: The Golf Club and surprise hit Fibbage to download. This week, Metro...

SPS: Football for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 27, 2014

There are basically two German developers we can count on to make great Windows Phone games: Flare Games (makers of Royal Revolt 2) and Handy Games. The latter entered the scene with Epic Battle Dude and Aces of the Luftwaffe, two fine free to play games.

This year, Handy Games...

Project cars Namco Bandai Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 26, 2014

When console gamers think of Namco Bandai, they probably think of Pac-Man or Dragonball Z. But you might not know that Namco also publishes quite a few racing games – they have no less than three racers planned for Xbox consoles later this year. Let's look at that lineup!

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Fibbage Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 24, 2014

Last week, a downloadable Xbox One game called Fibbage popped up as part of the ID@Xbox program. Fibbage is a multiplayer trivia game from Jackbox Games, makers of the popular You Don't Know Jack series of trivia games. Besides being the only trivia title in town for the Xbox One,...

Puyo Puyo Tetris
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 23, 2014

When Microsoft launched the Xbox One in November of last year, the company didn't have the supply to meet worldwide demand. So while the console debuted in the US, UK, and several more countries initially, several other markets have had to wait for the system. One country without the...

Assassin's Creed Pirates drops anchor on Windows 8 and RT Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 22, 2014

Long rumored, but only officially confirmed just before release, Assassin's Creed Pirates finally sailed onto Windows Phone last week. One week later, the phone game has been delisted due to many users experiencing crashing issues. In its stead, the less buggy Windows 8 and RT version...