Phil Spencer, the current leader of Microsoft's Xbox division, has promised to a fan on Twitter that Minecraft will indeed be ported to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, a few days after Microsoft confirmed it will acquire the Minecraft franchise and its development team at Mojang for $2.5 billion before the end of the year.
Having recently published a roundup of horror games coming to Xbox One and 360 next month, it's time to look at another batch of upcoming games. This time we turn our eyes and hearts to three distinct games from French publisher Focus Home Interactive.
Later this month, Focus will release Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes for Xbox One and 360 at retail. Then in October, Styx: Master of Shadows will sneak onto Xbox One and other platforms. Finally, the off-the-wall Kinect shooter Blue Estate is due out on Xbox One shortly after that. With adventure and investigations, stealth and action, and motion-based shooting, that's quite a diverse spread of games. Read on for plenty of details and trailers!
Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a popular Windows Phone title, which has been updated a fair few times by Gameloft. Today, we're looking at version 18.104.22.168, which introduces new areas to explore, a brand new costume and overall improvements to make the user experience even more awesome.
Incredible Toys is a Windows Phone action/adventure game where you help a collection of toy heroes survive a journey through Toy World. Game play is along the lines of an action runner game with some RPG features. Graphics are nice with a slight children's storybook feel. I will say while gaming controls are simple, they can be a little stubborn at times.
Incredible Toys is not available for low-memory devices (not sure why) and while Incredible Toys has appeal, I'm not sure if it's strong enough to be a go-to title for your gaming library.
Yesterday we brought you some unique insights into Xbox console games with new previews of Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360, FIFA 15 EA Access impressions, and an exclusive interview with the makers of TMNT: Danger of the Ooze. Now today is shaping up to be a day of not just reading about new games, but playing them…
Two new downloadable games have just launched on Xbox One! D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die from Access Games and Microsoft is now available for $14.99, and supports play with either the Kinect or a controller. Team17, maker of Worms Battlegrounds, has just published the lighthearted puzzle game Flockers for $24.99, or $18.49 for Xbox Live Gold members. Read on for links and impressions, plus a list of next week's releases!
FIFA 15, the latest edition to one of the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, is now available for trial on Xbox One for EA Access members. Unlike the demo version, which was released just over a week ago, this is the full game. The catch here is that EA Access members are limited to just six hours of gameplay.
We've just installed the FIFA 15 trial on our Xbox One. Watch our gameplay video!
Trivia Crack has just made the jump from Android and iOS to Windows Phone! The popular mobile quiz game tests your knowledge and challenges you against your friends. You'll take a crack at over 100,000 trivia questions across six different categories: geography, history, art & literature, science and technology.
A free, ad-supported version of Zynga's classic mobile game Draw Something is now available for all Windows Phone owners, a couple of years after a free version was made available for owners of Lumia smartphones.
Update: Now on Windows 8.1! Link below
The recently released iOS-based Clash of Clans-like action-strategy game Star Wars: Commander has now made its way to Windows Phone, allowing those owners to join either the Rebels or the Empire in this free-to-play title that's based on the classic Star Wars movie trilogy timeline.
Next month will be a landmark time for horror games. Sega and the Creative Assembly have Alien: Isolation, a game inspired by the first Alien film, on the way on October 7. Just one week later, Bethesda and Tango Software will unleashed The Evil Within, the long-awaited return to horror from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. Both games are due out on Xbox One and 360, so our last-gen brothers need not miss out on the scares.
With both games drawing near, the publishers are keeping them in the spotlight with new information and trailers. Alien: Isolation will be getting post-launch DLC for six months in the form of challenging new Survivor mode missions, we recently found out. As for The Evil Within, I recently had the opportunity to play the game and experience its disturbing atmosphere. Continue reading for detailed impressions and a look at both games' new trailers!
Earlier this month, Activision announced a new Ninja Turtles game for Xbox 360 and other consoles called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze. The game will be a single-player exploration-based action platformer, and comes from fan favorite developer WayForward Technologies.
As a lifelong Turtles fan, I was thrilled to see the license paired up with a skilled developer like Wayforward. We promised some special coverage of the game would be forthcoming, so here it is: our exclusive interview with Tomm Hulett of WayForward and Director of Danger of the Ooze. Read on to learn how the game will play, what Turtles touches it will feature, and lots more!
Last month Assassin's Creed Pirates was released for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. Shortly afterwards, the Windows Phone version was pulled from the Store due to widespread crashes and errors.
The developers over at Ubisoft have apparently patched things up and AC Pirates is once again available in the Windows Phone Store.
Earlier this week we published a list of must-have accessories for Xbox One. Among those is the Kinect TV Mount for Xbox One from PDP. The mount not only positions the Kinect motion control accessory above a television, it also offers a privacy cover for the Kinect camera. Maybe you do things in front of your TV that you don't want Microsoft to see; we're not here to judge.
Having already recommended the Kinect TV Mount, it's high time that we give the Xbox One accessory a proper review. Will the mount take your Kinect experience to the next level, or will it snap apart during the set-up process? Read on and check out our hands-on video for the full word!
Do you remember the good old days when Xbox LIVE games for Windows Phone came at a steady clip every Wednesday? It almost seems like Microsoft is getting back into the swing of things, with not only more releases, but also the universal app kind. These are the ones where developers can code for one, but get two apps for Phone and Windows for users.
It is no secret that Age of Empires: Castle Siege is coming to Microsoft's platform, but today you can finally download both for your Phone and PC, and even get that coveted Xbox LIVE integration.
Pig Jump is yet another endless runner styled Windows Phone game that has you jumping a pig across a river that is full of hungry crocodiles, dangerous buzzards and other perils.
To help with the chances of survival, the pig is armed with a bazooka, with an unlimited supply of ammo, that he can use to blast away the dangers the river may offer. Graphics are decent, game controls simple and Pigs Jump is available for low-memory devices. While Pig Jump isn't a terrible game to pass the time with and has slight potential. I'm just not sure it is strong enough to be a "go to" game.
Sky Patrol is a fast paced combat game for your Windows Phone where you are the eye in the sky to protect allied convoys as they work their way through hostile enemy territories.
Sky Patrol is available for low-memory devices, is filled with challenging gaming levels and is your myAppFree deal of the week!