Articles by Paul Acevedo

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition e3 models
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 14, 2013

Microsoft has historically been less than enthusiastic towards free-to-play Xbox 360 games.  They did allow Japanese developer Toylogic to release Happy Wars (a 15-vs-15 multiplayer action game) last year. But here we are one year later and  hardly any free-to-...

Fairway Solitaire
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 13, 2013

Last year, Windows Phone Central brought you an exclusive interview about a Windows Phone 8 title called Fairway Solitaire from Big Fish Games (and ported by Babaroga). Fairway is actually one of the games that Microsoft used during their Windows Phone...

Peter Orullian of Microsoft at E3 2013
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 13, 2013

Yesterday at E3 2013 we managed to squeeze in an interview with Peter Orullian, Group Product Manager at Microsoft. Peter is a ridiculously accomplished individual. He writes books, sings opera, and somehow finds time to work with Windows Phone, SmartGlass, and Xbox...

Pac-Man Ghostly Adventures E3 models cars
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 12, 2013

Your friendly neighborhood Games Editor is a huge Pac-Man fan; I once called Pac-Man Championship Edition DX one of the five best Xbox Windows Phone games. So naturally I jumped at the chance to meet with Namco Bandai during E3 2013 to discuss this year’s...

N.O.V.A. 3 Windows Phone Nokia exclusive in India
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 12, 2013

Yesterday Windows Phone Central posted exclusive first footage of Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 for Windows Phone 8 in action. We showed you just how the game plays, but we couldn’t talk about the release date. Well, thanks to a little marketplace slip up on Microsoft’...

N.O.V.A. 3 for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 11, 2013

Yesterday’s E3 2013 press conferences gave us lots of juicy console news and game announcements, but our gaming readers who don’t play consoles didn’t get much to chew on from the conferences. Hey, we haven’t forgotten you guys (or me since I love gaming on my phone)....

EA's E3 2013 Press Conference
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 10, 2013

After attending Microsoft’s knock-out Media briefing this morning, Sam Sabri and I enjoyed a quick lunch at Freebird’s with a Windows Phone developer. Then we were off to EA’s E3 2013 Press Conference at the Shrine Auditorium. Now that the conference has wrapped, we...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 09, 2013

E3 time is upon us once again, loyal readers. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the single largest gaming event of the year. E3 2013 takes place from June 11-13 (plus press conferences on Monday the 10th) at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is open only to...

Jet Set Go for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 07, 2013

Near the end of 2011, Nokia and Electronic Arts announced a partnership. Nokia would publish new EA Xbox Windows Phone games exclusively for Lumia devices. The deal included EA’s subsidiaries Chillingo and PopCap as well. It took a while for the first exclusive to show...

Diablo III Xbox 360 box
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2013

E3 is fast upon us, as the year’s largest and most important gaming expo kicks off next week. This is the time for console gaming leaks. And this year it also happens to be a week for big announcements, perhaps because some publishers fear news of their games would be...

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...