Articles by Paul Acevedo

Decodering for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 12, 2013

Windows Phone and Windows 8 gamers should be familiar with Babaroga, the studio behind Shuffle Party and Zombies!!!. Babaroga has been a big supporter of the mobile Windows ecosystem since Windows Phone 7 launched. Though they seem to have grown away...

Six-Guns for Windows Phone In-App Purchase Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 12, 2013

Gameloft’s latest Xbox Windows Phone release Six-Guns is a free to play game. Of course it must be monetized somehow – in this case via In-App Purchases (IAPs). Six-Guns actually offers a wider variety of things to buy than many free games, which can...

BulletAsylum Navigon Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 12, 2013

Last week’s Xbox Red Stripe Deal knocked it out of the park by offering Modern Combat 4 – a game that had never been on sale before – at a significant discount. But we can’t expect a new game to go on sale every week… Not if we don’t want our hearts broken. The...

Sims FreePlay
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 11, 2013

When Electronic Arts announced Tetris Blitz would be coming to Windows Phone in late September, we fully expected that to be the publisher’s only Windows Phone release this month. As it turns out, EA did have another release in store for us, though it popped up...

Chaos Rings for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 11, 2013

Windows Phone Role-playing fans welcomed Square-Enix’s remake of the original Final Fantasy with open arms last year. At last, we had a lengthy and well-made RPG in the Xbox Windows Phone lineup. But the RPG genre has advanced dramatically since the first ...

Chaos Rings Windows Phone Achievement Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 08, 2013

Square-Enix’s Chaos Rings is easily the cream of the single-player Role-Playing Game crop on Windows Phone. With an intricate storyline spanning alternate dimensions and timelines and four teams of playable characters, it’s also one of the vaster and most...

Ragdoll Run for Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 06, 2013

Earlier this year, we brought news of a mobile payment system called Fortumo extending its support to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Fortumo allows developers to add mobile carrier billing to their games and apps, even on platforms that don’t normally support In-App...

Rayman Jungle Run Windows 8 update
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 05, 2013

Console gamers might be aware that Rayman Legends just launched on Xbox 360 and other platforms this week. By all accounts, Legends is another sublime platformer like Rayman Origins before it. Awesome for Xbox owners, but how about mobile...

Tetris Returns
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 05, 2013

The days of Xbox Windows Phone games being announced in advance are pretty much behind us. Most weeks we get no game at all, and the games that do pop up were either announced long ago (such as this week’s Six-Guns) or just pop up out of the blue. Blame changes...

Modern Combat 4 Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 05, 2013

This has been a happy week for mobile Xbox gamers. Gameloft published the highly anticipated Six-Guns for Windows Phone 8, and it’s a free game to boot. But more is always better where games are concerned.

The latest Xbox Red Stripe Deal has you covered...

Big Buck Hunter Pro Adventure for Windows 8 Surface
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 04, 2013

The original Big Buck Hunter Pro game for Windows Phone had the misfortune of launching right before Windows Phone 8 last year. It ran a bit poorly on early Windows Phone 7 devices, so many of us looked forward to improved performance on Windows Phone 8....

Six Guns for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 04, 2013

It’s been a rough few weeks for Xbox Windows Phone games. We haven’t seen a new Xbox-branded game since UNO & Friends released at the end of July, for crying out loud. Sure, the new version of Fruit Ninja and Chaos Rings’ recent Windows...

Xbox One external hard drive support delayed
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 03, 2013

The Xbox One will launch with a 500 GB internal, non-interchangeable hard drive. 500 GB would be an awfully confining storage space in the modern age of game installations, and downloadable games, movies, and music. Microsoft’s solution for users who need more storage...

Disney Windows 8 game sale
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 30, 2013

Disney makes several fine games for Windows 8 and RT, but they’re all a bit pricey compared to their Windows Phone counterparts. Temple Run: Brave for instance, launched at $1.49 on Windows 8 but soon went up to $4.99. Actually, $4.99 is the regular price of...

Games with Gold Magic 2013 Rainbow Six Vegas
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 30, 2013

We just reviewed Charlie Murder, an awesome downloadable Xbox 360 game. Now let's talk about free 360 games. Microsoft’s Games with Gold program got off to a decent start when Fable III became free for Gold members during E3 in June. The program, meant...

Charlie Murder XBLA
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 30, 2013

Back in the happier times when Microsoft actively supported Xbox games on Windows Phone, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ska Studios, the two person team behind Zombies on the Phone. While Ska worked on Zombies (which came out at the beginning of...

Asphalt 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 29, 2013

Last week we revealed that Gameloft, one of the largest mobile game publishers in the world would be bringing 15 new games to both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Since then, a scrappy little site has reported that “future [Gameloft] Windows Phone titles will be released...

Implode Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 29, 2013

It’s another sad week with no new Xbox Windows Phone game release – Tetris Blitz never showed up yesterday. As such, the Xbox Red Stripe Deal must provide hungry Windows Phone gamers with sustenance. Well, this week’s deal game has gone on twice sale before,...

NARR8 for Windows 8 Alexis Valerio
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 28, 2013

Reading electronic books on your phone or tablet can be more convenient than toting a physical book collection around, but otherwise most e-books don’t take advantage of the power of modern computing devices. Motion comics on the other hand, can spice up traditional...

Maya LT
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 28, 2013

Autodesk creates a wide range of products, from consumer-oriented Windows 8 apps like Sketchbook Express all the way to enterprise-level programs such as Maya 3D. The latter is used by movie makers, advertisers, and even gaming professionals to create...