Articles by Paul Acevedo

EA Sports UFC Bruce Lee E3 2014
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 09, 2014

Electronic Arts announced a bevy of core games during its E3 press conference earlier today – check out our full write-up. But EA's sports franchises are just as popular as their core franchises. And EA Sports UFC will have a great deal of crossover appeal thanks to its impressive one-...

Battlefield: Hardline EA press conference E3 2014
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 09, 2014

Following Microsoft's great Media Briefing this morning, Electronic Arts put on a press conference of its own. EA did a fine job with their conference last year, the highlight of which for me was the announcement of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox consoles. Could this year's...

Dream of Pixels Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2014

Every game can't be a comic book-inspired dash through the streets and rooftops of New York City. Sometimes you just want to relax with a nice puzzle game to relax with on your phone. Or maybe a really hard puzzle game – I'm not here to judge you guys.

That's what Slovenian...

Spider-Man Unlimited suits
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2014

Mobile gaming giant Gameloft has been quite successful with its mobile games based on Marvel film properties, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and Iron Man 3.  It also happens to have published Despicable Me: Minion Rush,...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2014

E3 time is here again, loyal readers. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the single largest gaming event of the year. E3 2014 takes place from June 10-12 (plus press conferences on Monday) at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is open only to members of the gaming...

Snuggle Truck Windows Phone Lumia 920 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 01, 2014

Yesterday, I counted a side-scrolling racer called Old School Racer 2 as one of the best games of May. That game started out pretty challenging, its beginning courses requiring lots of tries to navigate successfully. If you’ve played the Trials series, you know how...

The five best Windows Phone games of May 2014 Lumia 1520 and 920
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by Paul Acevedo
May 31, 2014

Hey cool kids, are you ready for the latest installment of our new monthly feature, the best Windows Phone games of the month? Each month we look at a collection of newly released Windows Phone games that stand out from the crowd. The titles we choose range in genre...

Worms Battlegrounds Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
May 31, 2014

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launched on consoles this week. Everyone who plays mainstream games is neck-deep in that game’s free-roaming campaign, extensive multiplayer modes, and cyberpunk hacking gameplay. Yours truly is still busy with Wolfenstein: The New Order, so the...

Modern Combat 5 multiplayer details
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by Paul Acevedo
May 30, 2014

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is probably the best first-person shooter on Windows Phone. Not that there’s any real competition; the only other FPS I can think of is the same company’s disappointing N.O.V.A. 3. Modern Combat 4’s strength was in its single-...

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by Paul Acevedo
May 30, 2014

Windows Phone and Android have a lot in common. Both are competing for second place in app revenue against the juggernaut that is Apple, and both types of handsets/tablets are more affordable than iOS devices. Although Android has a leg up over Windows Phone worldwide...

Blackjack Assassin for Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
May 28, 2014

We have several blackjack games to choose from on Windows Phone and Windows 8, most being of the free-and-supported-by-ads variety. But hey, ads can be annoying!

With that in mind, I recently checked out a paid universal game called Blackjack Assassin from...

Cloud Raiders
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by Paul Acevedo
May 22, 2014

Clash of Clans is one of the most profitable mobile games in existence. But developer Supercell has so far refused to bring Clash to Windows Phone. That refusal opens up the doors for companies like Gameloft to swoop in and make their own Clash-like games. But Gameloft...

Wolfenstein: The New Order
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by Paul Acevedo
May 21, 2014

Last week was a dry week as far as retail Xbox game releases. But both Xbox One and 360 got the phenomenal downloadable puzzle/shooter Super Time Force, so nobody should have complained too much. All of you FPS guys need to step out of your comfort zone and give it a...

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by Paul Acevedo
May 21, 2014

Anybody remember a little Windows Phone 7 shoot-em-up called Corona? Even for an older game, Corona continues to impress with its beautiful anime-style artwork and intense bullet hell shooting action. I thought Finnish developer Kajak Games had stepped away from...

Magic Realms for Windows Phone Lumia 1520 MiniSuit case
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by Paul Acevedo
May 20, 2014

Yesterday we reviewed Magic Realms, a free to play collectible card game for Windows Phone. The game impressed me with its fast and simple battle system, social features and player-versus-player battles, cloud saves, and a truly vast array of beautiful cards to collect...

Doodle Creatures for Windows Phone Lumia 1520 MiniSuit case
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by Paul Acevedo
May 19, 2014

Anybody remember Doodle God, the alchemy simulator/puzzle game? The gameplay involved combining pairs of random ingredients in order to try to create new things. A sound enough idea in theory, but it boiled down to endless trial and error (or following a guide) and...

Magic Realms for Windows Phone Lumia 1520 MiniSuit case
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by Paul Acevedo
May 19, 2014

Magic Realms is the Windows Phone and Blackberry version of Elemental Kingdoms, a popular collectible card game/RPG. It also happens to be a re-skinning of an existing game called Lies of Astaroth, with the same game mechanics but totally different cards, art and story...

Ninja School for Windows Phone Lumia 1520 MiniSuit case
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by Paul Acevedo
May 16, 2014

A while back we reviewed Spirit of Hero, a 3D MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) from Vietnamese developer TeaMobi. Although fairly buggy and riddled with translation errors, the game offered a lot of content and a unique look at Vietnamese history...

Hockey Fight Pro Windows Phone Lumia 1520 Photo
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by Paul Acevedo
May 14, 2014

Every week, I like to look into the “Newly discovered games” thread in our forums to discover new Windows Phone games to play. Our dedicated readers seek out new game releases and share their Store links. Often the games are great - such as Magic Realms, which also has...

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition announced Xbox One and Xbox 360
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by Paul Acevedo
May 13, 2014

It’s a huge day for Xbox console hype with news that the Xbox One will now be available without a bundled Kinect, the Games with Gold and weekly deals programs coming to Xbox One, and video apps no longer requiring Xbox Live Gold on either the One or 360 (see the whole...