Articles by Paul Acevedo

Strider Xbox One Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 20, 2014

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. Last week, we streamed Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu and dished out codes to 10 lucky viewers.

Tonight at...

Exclusive: Onigiri, the Xbox One's first MMO coming to North America and Europe
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 15, 2014

One year after launch, the Xbox One has a single massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Onigiri. Based on Japanese mythology, Onigiri has a beautiful fantasy world to explore and lots of content for role-players to enjoy. And it's even free! The only downside is...

World at Arms Windows Phone Lumia 1520 photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 15, 2014

Last week we broke the news that Gameloft would be updating Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone at long last. In the same story, I mentioned that the publisher also has plans to update some of its non-Xbox titles to include Xbox features. We named Asphalt Overdrive as one game...

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom interview
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 14, 2014

Adventure Time is a comedic animated fantasy show that seems perfect for videogame adaptations. Last year, fan-favorite developer WayForward created an Xbox 360 game called Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! Despite the company's track record with quality...

Warframe for Xbox One celebrates the holidays, and we run into crazy glitches
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 14, 2014

Last week we published a guide on how to download and play Onigiri, the first massively multiplayer online game for Xbox One. But the Xbox One already has another free to play game that's similar to an MMO: Warframe. Warframe doesn't have true hubworlds like an MMO, but it's still quite...

Watch us play Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu tonight, win free games
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 13, 2014

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. Last week, we streamed Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones and dished out a whopping 22 game codes to lucky...

180s Bluetooth and Wired Headphone Ear Warmers review
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 13, 2014

It's that time of year again, when the warmth fades from the air and the landscape turns to a barren white wasteland. Okay, we don't get so much snow in Texas. But even here you can walk around without fear of spontaneous combustion, so we're all in the holiday mood.

When you're...

Game Insight announces Transport Empire and Flower House for Windows Phone and tablets
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 13, 2014

Microsoft recently reported that Windows Phone and Windows 8 games and apps generate 2.5 times more revenue during the holiday season. In that report, the big MS spoke to game makers Game Insight ( Cloud Raiders) and JoyBits (tons of crappy Doodle God games) about their experiences with...

Exclusive: Order and Chaos Online returns next week, new Gameloft games to get Xbox support
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 12, 2014

Last year, Gameloft unleashed the first and only Xbox-enabled MMORPG on Windows Phone: Order & Chaos Online. While Order & Chaos Online is basically a World of Warcraft clone, it's also an utterly massive and compelling game – especially for a phone game. If we had a game like...

Royal Revolt 2 for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 12, 2014

Windows Phone has more than its share of raiding games nowadays, but my favorite continues to be Royal Revolt 2 from Flare Games. Back in September, the game received a major update that added single-player campaign stages for players to enjoy in-between attacking each other. The game...

How to download and play Xbox One's first MMO Onigiri
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 10, 2014

The Xbox One launched in Japan at the beginning of September this year. There it has struggled to against competition from the more popular Playstation 4 and declining interest in consoles from Japanese consumers. Despite those difficulties, Japanese software has started to trickle out...

Watch our Xbox One Twitch stream tonight and win a Titan One accessory and more! Puyo Puyo Tetris
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 09, 2014

Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch every weekend, and sometimes during the week as well. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we have a very special stream in store for you guys at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch.

I'll be streaming two Xbox One games...

Game of Thrones Twitch streaming event
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 06, 2014

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed horror game Outlast and dished out codes to nine lucky viewers.

Tonight 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm...

Titan One review: Play Xbox One with Playstation controllers and much more
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 06, 2014

A couple of months ago, we reported on a unique accessory from Console Tuner that allows gamers to play any of the four big systems ( Xbox One and 360, Playstation 3 and 4) with controllers designed for other systems. I could imagine numerous potential uses: enhanced comfort from using...

Game of Thrones Episode 1 Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 03, 2014

Telltale Games has been busy lately. Last week the studio released the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands on consoles and PC, celebrating the game's premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse. Shortly thereafter Telltale announced the impending arrival of Game of Thrones, another...

US Carrier Apps review Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 03, 2014

Windows Phone is one of the more carrier-agnostic platforms out there. You can get one or more Windows Phones from every major carrier in the US, and many of the smaller ones like Cricket too. And many of those carriers choose to offer proprietary apps in order to differentiate their...

Lumsing Bluetooth NFC Speaker Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 01, 2014

Not long ago, we reviewed an attractive little Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker from Lumsing. I loved the speaker's stylish design, sound, and resistance to water. On the other hand, its battery life could have been better.

If you're looking for a louder speaker with better battery...

Outlast Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 29, 2014

It has been a busy holiday week of Xbox One Twitch streaming for the good folks at Windows Central, as we've already shared Kalimba, Thomas Was Alone, Pier Solar, and Geometry Wars 3 with our readers. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we continue with the game-playing...

Tales from the Borderlands premiere Randy Pitchford
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 27, 2014

Tales from the Borderlands is a brand-new episodic adventure game set within the Borderlands universe. A collaboration between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software, Tales is the most story-driven Borderlands game yet. Players can grab the episodes individually as they are released, or...

Pier Solar and Geometry Wars 3 Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 26, 2014

Yesterday we kicked off our holiday week of Xbox One Twitch streams by showcasing platforming games Kalimba and Thomas Was Alone. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we continue with the game-playing festivities, showcasing two recently released Xbox One titles.

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