Articles by Mark Guim

Voice Commander
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by Mark Guim
Oct 22, 2014

If there's only one game you should play today on your Xbox One, it should be Voice Commander. It's a fast paced, space themed, top-down shooter, but a lot of the gameplay relies on your voice. We've been playing it for a bit already. Check out our gameplay video.

Vine Xbox One
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by Mark Guim
Oct 22, 2014

If you missed it, Vine (vine.co) was released for the Xbox One on Tuesday. It is actually the first Vine viewing experience built specifically for the TV. If you haven't installed it yet or if you don't have the Xbox One, we have a hands-on video for your viewing pleasure. Check it out.

NBA Live 15
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by Mark Guim
Oct 22, 2014

NBA Live 15 officially releases on October 28th in North America, and EA Sports has just revealed its plans for the demo. EA Access members on Xbox One can play the game before anyone else, with a 6-hour trial starting on October 23rd. The trial is the full game, and your progress and...

Install Xbox One apps
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by Mark Guim
Oct 21, 2014

While you probably use the Xbox One mostly for gaming, there are other uses for it thanks to apps. Yes, you can install apps on your Xbox One. Don't know how to do it? We'll show you how. Go watch our video.

Skype Drawing
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by Mark Guim
Oct 21, 2014

On Monday, Skype added drawings to their Windows Phone app. You can draw on empty canvas, add scribbles to a photo, or even add markers on a map. There were other updates too, including sign-in improvements, HD screen support, and faster resume time, but drawings stand out. Not sure how...

Happy Chef 2
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by Mark Guim
Oct 20, 2014

When it comes to cooking, timing is very important. While Happy Chef 2 sounds like you're required to cook dishes, this very popular game from Nordcurrent (nordcurrent.com) is more about testing your time management skills. It has been available on iOS and Android, but it's now on...

Dead Target: Zombie
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by Mark Guim
Oct 18, 2014

If you like zombie games, then you should check out Dead Target: Zombie on your Windows Phone. The game is pretty straightforward. You go through missions shooting down different types of zombies. This is the type of game you can show off to friends because of the stunning 3D graphics...

Halo Spartan Strike
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by Mark Guim
Oct 16, 2014

We had a few details about the upcoming game Halo: Spartan Strike on Wednesday. Today, we have all the things you need to know. The Halo top-down shooter is coming to Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam on December 12th, 2014 for $5.99. You can buy it once for both Windows and Windows...

Skype Qik
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by Mark Guim
Oct 15, 2014

If you missed it, Skype Qik was announced yesterday. It's available now on Windows Phone, iOS and Android. A lot of our friends have not signed up yet, but we did get a few messages going. We've tried it on our Lumia 1520. Check out our hands-on video.

Halo
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by Mark Guim
Oct 15, 2014

While Halo fans are looking forward to Halo: Master Chief Collection releasing on November 11th, there's another game to be excited about later this year. 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios are going to release Halo: Spartan Strike. This top-down shooter will be available in December...

Lumia 1520 Start Screen
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by Mark Guim
Oct 13, 2014

I've been using the Lumia Icon for a while, but recently switched to the Hulk, also known as the green Lumia 1520. I didn't back up and restore any of my previous items since I wanted to start fresh. I've noticed my new Start Screen is different on the new device, so this is a perfect...

7 WorkOut
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by Mark Guim
Oct 13, 2014

Need a quick workout without any equipment? The #7 WorkOut app for Windows Phone can help. Based on the 7-minute workout featured in the NY Times, this app features several exercises with a simple, yet very appealing user interface. We've installed it on the Lumia 1520. Take a look at...

Lumia Creative Studio
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by Mark Guim
Oct 11, 2014

In case you missed it, Creative Studio has just been updated to bring back Color Pop. This feature lets you create black and white images with the exception of certain objects. If done correctly, you can come up with some awesome photos. I walked around New York City today and took some...

FIFA 15
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by Mark Guim
Oct 08, 2014

I've been playing FIFA 15 on the Xbox One in the past two weeks and I'm hooked. I don't follow football closely, but I love playing this game. It looks great, and it features several modes that are going to make Xbox One owners keep coming back for more. Whether it is a quick single...

Lep's World 3
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by Mark Guim
Oct 06, 2014

If you're a fan of Super Mario, then you might want to check out Lep's World 3. It's a very similar game, but with a Leprechaun twist. Evil trolls steal the elves' gold and kidnap all the villagers. Lep is the only one who escapes and it's up to him to save his friends and family. There...

Chronology
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by Mark Guim
Oct 05, 2014

After one million downloads across Steam and iOS, the puzzle-platforming game Chronology (osao.com/chronology) is now available on Windows Phone. The Android version is still currently in development. In Chronology, you play as a brilliant inventor and a talking snail with metallic...

Flipboard
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by Mark Guim
Oct 03, 2014

Flipboard is a very popular app that grabs content from several sources and presents them in a magazine format. There's a social networking aspect to as well since it lets people curate and share content as their own magazines that others can follow or subscribe to. The app has been...

Grandpa and the Zombies
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by Mark Guim
Oct 02, 2014

Popular zombie TV series, The Walking Dead, is coming back very soon. But while you wait, perhaps you want to play a fun zombie game on your Windows Phone device? "Grandpa and the Zombies" lets you play as Grandpa Willy who has just woken up in a hospital full of zombies. There are 120...

NBC Sports Live Extra
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by Mark Guim
Sep 29, 2014

When the World Cup ended, I became highly interested in watching more football (soccer) games. Friends who follow football more than me said I have to check out the English Premier League (premierleague.com). I'm in luck because NBC here in the United States has acquired rights to...

Knock Knock
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by Mark Guim
Sep 28, 2014

If you don't like scary movies, this game is probably not for you. Knock-Knock (knock.ice-pick.com) started from Kickstarter, and then made its way to desktop and mobile devices. You play as an insomniac Lodger that basically needs to survive until the sun comes out. I have to admit...