Articles by Paul Acevedo

Sports, fantasy, and strategy will collide this September in Blood Bowl II for Xbox One and Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 05, 2015

Anyone who played games during the 16-bit era probably remembers a classic EA Sports title called Mutant League Football. That game drew inspiration from real-life board game Blood Bowl, which depicts a very football-like sport played by human and fantasy races. Blood Bowl takes place...

Take a first look at Super Dungeon Bros, a co-op Roguelike coming to Xbox One and Windows 10
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 02, 2015

Way back in 2008, indie studio React Games emerged to remake the classic strategy game Archon for consoles and PC. Since then, the studio has mostly created mobile games and apps such as Dragons Adventure Companion for select Lumia Windows Phones. This winter, they return to console...

Hidden object adventure Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart coming to Xbox One this fall
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 02, 2015

Polish game studio Artifex Mundi has made a name for itself as the premiere publisher of hidden object puzzle adventure (HOPA) games on mobile and tablet. They've given Windows Phone and Windows 8 approximately 20 such titles over the years, including such popular series as Nightmares...

We play prehistoric survival game ARK: Survival Evolved and talk to the developer
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 01, 2015

Dinosaurs are big right now. Of course, they've always been physically large (except for the little ones like Compsognathus). But the recently-released Jurassic World movie broke all kinds of box-office records (despite featuring some unnecessary cruelty). People just love dinosaurs,...

We Happy Few
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 30, 2015

Canadian developer Compulsion Games made a name for itself with a 3D platformer called Contrast, which arrived on Xbox One last year. Compulsion's sophomore effort We Happy Few takes place in a darker, more sinister setting. In a twisted alternative history version of 1960s England,...

Watch and win as we play Magic 2015 tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 27, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

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Everything you need to know about Gears of War: Ultimate Edition E3 2015
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 25, 2015

During last week's press conference, Microsoft announced a double dose of Gears of War awesomeness. Most excitingly, Gears of War 4 (now simply titled Gears 4) will launch exclusively on Xbox One in 2016. Current-gen gamers won't have to wait a year for a taste of the Gears series...

Gameloft unleashes fantasy raiding game Siegefall on Windows Phone photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 24, 2015

Clash of Clans has been one of the most popular mobile games in the world for the last couple of years. Seeing as how Windows Phone still doesn't have Clash after all this time, it's up to other game publishers to pick up the slack. Gameloft, one of the largest publishers of Windows...

We check out Mighty No. 9 (from the creator of Mega Man and Recore) at E3
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 24, 2015

Nothing hurts worse for fans than when a popular property's creator sits on the property instead of using it. Quite often the IP creator has no say in the franchise's future and has left the company in the years since its inception. That's the whole reason Yooka-Laylee, the upcoming...

Hands on with Halo 5's new Warzone multiplayer mode at E3
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 23, 2015

During last week's Xbox Media Briefing, Microsoft announced the new 'Warzone' multiplayer mode for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. The announcement trailer revealed that Warzone would support 24-players online in a combination of player-versus-player (PvP) and player-versus-everything (...

E3 2015: Everything you need to know about Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 21, 2015

Yesterday we looked at Unravel, one of Electronic Arts' most surprising games of E3 2015. Jonathan also looked at Star Wars: Battlefront, probably the gaming public's most highly anticipated title in that lineup. I'm not much of a first-person shooter guy, but I'm pumped for Battlefront...

E3 2015: Hands on with Unravel from Electronic Arts
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 20, 2015

During E3, the press conferences have lots of predictable announcements. We learn about the latest sequels and see early gameplay footage of previously announced titles. Sometimes we do get some nice surprises though, such as Microsoft announcing Xbox 360 backwards compatibility for...

Electronic Arts brings a stellar lineup of games to E3 2015
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 17, 2015

With so many new press conferences going on during E3 this year, the established publishers face more pressure than ever to deliver a good show. Last year, Electronic Arts' press conference left something to be desired. They just didn't have a lot of games far enough along to be shown,...

Watch and win as we play Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 13, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 13, 2015

Here at Windows Central, we cover just about everything a Microsoft fan could be into – and that includes games. In fact, our gaming coverage is highly worthwhile. We review a variety of games for Xbox One, including both AAA and indie titles, interview game developers, cover...

Farming Simulator 15 Easy Money and Achievement guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 12, 2015

Farming Simulator 15, a realistic simulation game, recently arrived on Xbox One after launching on Windows and Xbox 360. Players manage a farm, performing numerous real-life tasks like planting and sowing crops and cutting and selling trees – all while trying to make a profit. I've been...

Adventures of Pip Steam Spotlight review
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 09, 2015

2D Platformers quickly became the dominant video game genre in the 1980s. A dominance that remained uncontested until Sony shook things up (and actively impeded the release of 2D games) with the original PlayStation later in the nineties. Today, we enjoy a platforming renaissance of...

Rogue Legacy: Xbox One and Windows review
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 08, 2015

In 2013, Canadian developer Cellar Door Games released an amazing Steam game called Rogue Legacy that combined the action-platforming of classic Castlevania games with the hardcore challenge and randomness of the Rogue-like genre. But Rogue Legacy features a much more approachable...

Watch and win as we play Kalimba tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

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