Articles by Paul Acevedo

Cut the Rope for Windows Phone updated
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2013

With all the big news about Halo: Spartan Assault and Jetpack Joyride popping up this week, we’ve gotten slightly behind on our coverage of Xbox Windows Phone game updates. Now that things have slowed down a smidge, it’s time to discuss those patches...

BulletAsylum RFed Stripe Windows Phone Deal of the Week
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2013

Windows Phone 8 gamers are currently enjoying this week’s new Xbox title, the delightfully free and also just plain delightful Jetpack Joyride. But you can never have too many games, especially when you’re addicted to Xbox Achievements. Your mouth gets dry, the...

Jetpack Joyride for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 05, 2013

The last two weeks have been full of great news for Xbox Windows Phone gamers. Last week we got the stunning Rayman Jungle Run, yesterday Microsoft announced Halo: Spartan Assault, and today doesn’t disappoint either. No, Gameloft didn’t suddenly...

Rayman Jungle Run for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 05, 2013

Despite his games’ typically high quality, limbless hero Rayman is generally lesser known than his contemporaries like Sonic and Mario. Starting out on the Atari Jaguar, Playstation One, and similar platforms in 1995, the original Rayman stood out thanks to its...

Halo: Spartan Assault Graeme Jennings and Kevin Grace
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 04, 2013

Earlier today, Microsoft officially announced Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Just knowing that a real Halo game is coming to Windows platforms with Xbox Achievements is pretty much the best gaming news we could have hoped for...

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 04, 2013

Windows Phone has boasted Xbox Live integration from its very beginnings in 2010. The features this integration brought, such as games with Xbox Achievements, Xbox Live friends list and text messaging support, and the promise of integration with actual console games all...

Asus Transformer Book Trio presentation
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 03, 2013

Considering the Windows 8 ecosystem’s relative newness, Microsoft’s PC and tablet OS certainly has room to grow in the app department. Wouldn’t it be great if one machine could run both Windows 8 and another established tablet OS such as Android? The newly announced...

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals Let's Golf 2
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by Paul Acevedo
May 30, 2013

Now that EA Sports has released Tiger Woods 12 for Nokia phones, golf fans have two Xbox golf titles to choose from. Tiger Woods’ predecessor, Let’s Golf 2 is by comparison a much more cartoony title. But realism isn’t always that important in...

Rabbids for Windows Phone 7
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by Paul Acevedo
May 29, 2013

Today’s Xbox Windows Phone 8 release, Rayman Jungle Run might have left gamers who are stuck with Windows Phone 7 feeling left out in the cold. Hey, things aren’t as grim as they seem, old phone users! As it turns out, a second Xbox game came out today: ...

Rayman Jungle for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
May 29, 2013

This morning we reported that Ubisoft’s Rayman Jungle Run would soon launch on Windows Phone 8. Ubisoft first announced it back in February and released a nice Windows 8 version in March. Thus the Windows Phone 8 port was only a matter of time…

And here...

NBA Jam Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
May 29, 2013

Way back in the eighties and nineties, Midway, the developer most remembered for creating the Mortal Kombat series also introduced a couple of sports series into arcades. First came Arch Rivals (basketball) in 1989 and then High Impact (...

Rayman Jungle Run for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
May 29, 2013

Windows Phone 8 gamers who held out hope that N.O.V.A. 3 would be released in May will be disappointed to know that Gameloft’s sci-fi FPS definitely won’t make it out of the gate this month. We understand it's still undergoing Xbox Live certification and will...

Vampire Rush for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
May 28, 2013

When Vampire Rush debuted as a Nokia-exclusive Xbox Windows Phone game at the beginning of April, it won my heart with its mixture of action and tower defense gameplay, humor, and a distinct lack of sparkles. But it did suffer from a couple of broken...

NBA Jam Windows Phone Achievement Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
May 27, 2013

Hey Xbox game fans, Windows Phone Central is back with another exclusive and professional-quality Achievement guide. This time we tackle the Windows Phone version of NBA Jam from EA Sports. Whether you’re a Jam veteran or new to the series, our guide...

Publishing Windows Phone and Windows 8 games in Brazil
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by Paul Acevedo
May 25, 2013

For years, publishing games in the South American nation of Brazil was a laborious and mysterious process. While most countries allow developers to publish games with no additional certification beyond those of the platform holder, a few states like Brazil, South Korea...

Greed City for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
May 24, 2013

Greed City, the Windows Phone 8 exclusive location-based game from Torchbear creator Lighthouse Game Studio, seems to be growing almost as fast as a real city. Since we first reported on the game in April, the number of players has jumped exponentially...

Red Stripe Deals Puzzle Quest 2 Drift mania Synthpling
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by Paul Acevedo
May 23, 2013

For Xbox fans, the best part of the weekly Red Stripe Deals promotion is undoubtedly the Xbox Red Stripe Deal. Each week, one game with juicy Achievements drops its price - often as low as 99 cents. The sale price depends on the starting price though.

Case in...

Bejeweled Live+ for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
May 23, 2013

You might not know this, but Microsoft and Bejeweled go way back. PopCap created the very first version in Flash in 2001, originally calling it Diamond Mine. When Microsoft hosted the game at its MSN gaming site, the two parties agreed to change the title...

Mass Effect, NBA Jam, Real Racing, Tiger Woods Nokia Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
May 22, 2013

According to our source at Microsoft, there won’t be a general Xbox Windows Phone release this week. That could be because N.O.V.A. 3 still hasn’t passed certification yet (as Gameloft has informed us) and neither has anything else, or maybe Microsoft just wants...

Xbox One console controller Kinect
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by Paul Acevedo
May 21, 2013

We first began reporting on the next Xbox console (codenamed Durango) earlier this year, but the new console had been rumored for quite some time now. Earlier today, Microsoft finally announced the console during the Xbox Reveal event.

The console’s final name is...

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