Articles by Paul Acevedo

UNO & Friends for Windows Phone 8
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Aug 14, 2013

Having reviewed Gameloft’s Order & Chaos Online last week, today we look at the publisher’s latest release UNO & Friends for Windows Phone 8. That’s the title, not “UNOFriends” as it’s inexplicably listed in the Windows Phone Store. It’s free and...

Autodesk Gallery Wes Adams FBX Review
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2013

You might know Autodesk for their 3D design tools like AutoCAD and Maya, or their game design middleware like Autodesk Scaleform. They also make a couple of Windows 8 apps for consumers: Sketchbook Express and FBX Review,...

Carcassonne Windows Phone Interview Matthias Hellmund
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 11, 2013

In the last week or so we’ve brought you interviews and announcements from German developers Handy Games and Flare Games. Now we’ve made it a trilogy by speaking with Exozet Games, the studio who brought popular board game Carcassonne to Xbox Windows Phone last...

Order & Chaos Online Windows Phone first update Swamp Fish King
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 11, 2013

When I reviewed Order & Chaos Online last week, I didn’t beat around the bush – I called it the single best Xbox Windows Phone game. No other game compares in scale, depth, or online multiplayer functionality. But that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect game,...

Fling Theory Casual Connect Jodon Karlik Doug Insley
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 10, 2013

Most of the developers we spoke with at Casual Connect last week weren’t there specifically to promote games for mobile Windows platforms. But one team came for just that reason; submitting their Windows Phone and Windows 8 game to the Indie Prize Showcase contest. The...

Artifex Mundi announces 3 Windows Phone 8 games Nightmares Enigmatis Deadlings
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 08, 2013

We’ve still got some Casual Connect coverage in store for you guys, starting with this news from Polish developer Artifex Mundi. You might recognize them as the publishers of several popular adventure games on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, including Nightmares...

Xbox One unboxing video Larry Hyrb headset
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 08, 2013

We’re all pumped for the Xbox One’s impending launch. We still don’t know exactly when the console will appear in stores other than the month of November. It must be getting close at any rate because Microsoft has just released an official unboxing video as well as...

Inflexiball for Windows Phone 8 updated now in Brazil
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 08, 2013

When we reviewed indie brick breaking game Inflexiball a couple of months ago, our resident Brazilian reader Guilherme quickly noticed that the game was not available in the Brazilian Windows Phone Store. We gave publisher Renatus Media a shout to find out why...

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals Rayman Jungle Run Rowi 2150
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 08, 2013

Since we had no new Xbox Windows Phone release this week, the Xbox Red Stripe Deal is left to pick up the slack. And for once, it doesn’t disappoint! Yes, this week a game that HAS NEVER BEEN ON SALE BEFORE goes on sale. That doesn’t happen too often. What’s more, it’s...

Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone 8
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Aug 07, 2013

When Windows Phone launched with Xbox-branded games, many Xbox 360 fans picked up the platform in hopes of Xbox 360/XBLA-style experiences. Well, there are several Xbox Windows Phone games worthy of being released on consoles, but for the most part, they tend to be pick...

M.k emulators delisted Windows Phone Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 06, 2013

In the Windows Phone and Windows 8 emulation scene, a developer named M.k has largely been the star of the show. Starting in January of this year, he produced no less than three awesome emulators for mobile Microsoft platforms: Snes8x (Super Nintendo), VBA8...

Game Insight My Country Rule the Kingdom Windows Phone Casual Connect
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 05, 2013

Casual Connect presented some great opportunities to get to know Windows Phone game publishers. One of those publishers is Game Insight, makers of our own Rich Edmonds’ favorite Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 game My Country.

Game Insight has also recently...

Royal Revolt Georg Broxtermann Flare Games at Casual Connect
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 05, 2013

Next up in our coverage of Casual Connect USA is an interview regarding one of our favorite Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 games: Royal Revolt. The game comes from a collaboration between two German studios, Flare Games and Keen Games.

During last week’...

Sic'em Studios Rambledam's Escape Detonation coming to Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 04, 2013

At Casual Connect USA last week, I didn’t just interview big mobile studios like Handy Games and Game House. I also spoke to smaller gaming studios on the verge of releasing Windows Phone and Windows 8 games.

Take Sic’em Studios, for instance. They may not be a...

Cal Morell FreePrints Windows Phone at Casual Connect
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 04, 2013

Casual Connect is an event dedicated to casual videogames, but you’ll often run into more than just game developers and PR people. One such attendee was Cal Morrell of Avenquest Software and Photo Affections. They’ve created a remarkable photo printing app for Windows...

Handy Games bringing 1941 Frozen Front Townsmen to Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 03, 2013

Next up in our Casual Connect USA gaming coverage are two titles from an established Windows Phone developer. Earlier this year, Handy Games (one of Germany’s largest mobile game studios) jumped onto our platform with two impressive Windows Phone 8 titles: Epic...

Solar Warfare Leap Motion Windows
Article
by Paul Acevedo
Aug 02, 2013

If our last Casual Connect game preview Delicious: Emily’s Wedding was a little too feminine for you (shame!), then perhaps a space shooter will be more to your tastes. TegTap, a two man indie gaming studio is currently preparing to bring its most successful...

Delicious Emily's Wonder Wedding for Windows 8 Casual Connect Ruby Urlings
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 02, 2013

Yesterday we brought you the news from Casual Connect that Puzzle Retreat would be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year. Now let’s follow up by discussing a Windows 8-specific game. This one comes from Game House, who we didn’t expect to have a mobile Windows...

Puzzle Retreat coming to Windows Phone Sam Wong Casual Connect
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 01, 2013

A couple of days ago we promised you lots of gaming coverage from the Casual Connect event in San Francisco. Well, my schedule has been overstuffed with meetings (including some I didn’t list in the previous article!), but we’re going to start getting some of those...

MiniSuit Classic Flip Case and Classic Stand Case for Surface RT and Pro
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Jul 31, 2013

We promised you more accessory reviews for the Microsoft Surface, and we intend to deliver. A growing number of accessory manufacturers sell cases for either version of the Surface. Some users will balk since the Surface is one beautiful tablet on its own, but other...

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