Articles by Paul Acevedo

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...

Nutjitsu Xbox One review title screen
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by Paul Acevedo
May 12, 2014

One of the ideals of Microsoft’s connected ecosystem of Xbox consoles, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 and RT is easy portability between the various platforms. Make it easy for developers to write one game and release it to more than one Microsoft platform and consumers...

Valiant Hearts coming to Xbox One and 360
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by Paul Acevedo
May 08, 2014

We usually try to spread our console coverage out a bit since we know some of our readers don’t play console games. But a batch of exciting Xbox One games have been announced within the last day, and that doesn’t fit in the same article as an Elder Scrolls Online delay...

Elder Scrolls Online Xbox One delayed
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by Paul Acevedo
May 08, 2014

Yesterday we covered the news of Wolfenstein: The New Order’s impending console release later this month. Today we’re back with more Bethesda news, albeit of a sadder nature. The Elder Scrolls Online, which was originally scheduled to launch on Xbox One this June, has...

Peggle 2 comes to Xbox 360, Nutjitsu for Xbox One, Bound by Flame Xbox 360
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by Paul Acevedo
May 07, 2014

May is a very back-loaded month for Xbox One and 360 releases. Coming up on May 20 we have the highly-anticipated Wolfenstein: The New Order from Bethesda, followed by Watch Dogs from Ubisoft on May 27 – certainly the highest profile games the One and 360 will see for...

Jurassic Arena Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
May 05, 2014

Long ago, the gods of Olympus gave the world a dinosaur-themed fighting game called Primal Rage. Sadly, we lowly humans were not ready for its awesomeness, and so the creators never bestowed us with a sequel. There may have been a great flood in there somewhere too....

Royal Revolt 2 Windows Phone preview Lumia 1520 phoo
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by Paul Acevedo
May 03, 2014

Last year we interviewed Flare Games, makers of the hit Windows Phone and Windows 8 game Royal Revolt. You know, it’s one of those excellent games that some people miss out on because it doesn’t cure their Achievement shakes. But most of actually want to play quality...

Cloud Raiders unleashes PvP clashes on Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
May 01, 2014

Last month, we broke the news that Game Insight’s hit game Cloud Raiders would soon be making its way to Windows Phone. The game wasn’t far off at all. After enjoying a brief “open beta” period, Cloud Raiders has now been officially released into the wild for all...

Consoles: Amazing Spider-man 2 swings onto Xbox One and 360 along with Child of Light
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by Paul Acevedo
Apr 30, 2014

No new retail games hit the Xbox consoles last week, although Defense Technica and Dustforce did quietly slip onto XBLA. But this week we have a major retail release and a highly-anticipated downloadable title, each hitting both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One simultaneously...