Articles by Paul Acevedo

Join us on Twitch tonight for a first look at The Escapists for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 28, 2015

Windows Central has been livestreaming a wide variety of Xbox One games on Twitch every Saturday for quite a while now. As our viewership continues to grow, so does the number of games we want to share with you! Thus we'll now be streaming a different game every Wednesday as well. That'...

Hands on with Greeble 2 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone at PAX South
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 28, 2015

Although Microsoft only brought one Xbox One game of its own to PAX South (the highly anticipated State of Decay), our favorite company's presence mostly focused on indie games for Windows – be it PC, phone, or tablet. They called this showcase the Texas Indie Game Lounge. Games...

Hands on with The Witcher 3 for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 26, 2015

Last week, your friendly neighborhood Games Editor had to miss the Windows 10 event that knocked everyone's socks off. Don't feel sorry for me, though – I was busy with a gaming-specific event in San Francisco. That's where CD Projekt RED hosted the first-ever hands-on event for The...

Heaps of Borderlands news and more from the Gearbox panel at PAX South
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 25, 2015

The first ever PAX South (PAX stands for Penny Arcade Expo) has been keeping me extremely busy in San Antonio, TX this weekend. We already reported my impressions of State of Decay for Xbox One, and I have impressions of several more Xbox One and mobile Windows games to share with you...

Saints Row IV Xbox One Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 24, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours, showing you some of the wide variety of games available on Microsoft's latest console. Last week, we streamed Sniper Elite III and dished out codes to 23 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be...

State of Decay Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 23, 2015

The Penny Arcade Expo, also known as PAX, is a videogame and board game-themed fan convention that takes place in a variety of regions across the US and even Australia. The first ever PAX South is currently taking place throughout the weekend in San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. Gonzales...

World at Arms Achievement guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 19, 2015

Over the weekend, we published a guide to importing Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One. That guide stirred up old feelings in yours truly, as I wrote strategy guides for years before becoming a gaming journalist and critic. It turns out I had another guide in me, this time for Gameloft's...

Rogue Legacy
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 18, 2015

We recently looked at a couple of upcoming 2D Xbox One games that have plenty of potential: ' The Escapists' and 'Adventures of Pip.' The former is a distinctive sandbox game set within a series of prisons, whereas the latter is a traditional action platformer with some light puzzles...

We're giving out more than 20 copies of Sniper Elite III tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 17, 2015

On Thursday, 505 Games announced that Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition will be coming to Xbox One and 360 and Playstation systems in March. That will be an excellent time to buy the game, as the Ultimate Edition will include tons of DLC at no extra cost. But maybe you'd like to get it...

Buy and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One with our exclusive translation guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 17, 2015

In early December, the Xbox One got its first Japanese exclusive retail game: Puyo Puyo Tetris from Sega. That same month, Ubisoft plopped out another boring, generic Tetris game as a downloadable Xbox One title in English territories: Tetris Ultimate.

But in far-off Japan, Sega...

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 17, 2015

World War II-era third-person shooter Sniper Elite III is one of my favorite Xbox One games of 2014. The gameplay combines equal parts stealth and gruesome sniping kills, all in the service of thwarting the Nazi expansion into Africa.

Last year we caught early word of an...

Adventures of Pip
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 16, 2015

Earlier this week, indie developer Double Damage Games announced an exciting space epic for Xbox One called Rebel Galaxy. Fans of space-faring science fiction will gravitate towards its mixture of deep space exploration, combat, and adventure.

Meanwhile, another couple of indie...

Flockers Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 10, 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. Last week, we streamed Defense Grid 2 and Funk of Titans and dished out codes to 12 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be...

Zombie Army Trilogy
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 09, 2015

A few years back, Rockstar Games released a fascinating horror-themed add-on for Red Dead Redemption called 'Undead Nightmare.' Many gamers have been zombie-out for years, but we still enjoyed 'Undead Nightmare' for adding dark fantasy to an otherwise realistic Western setting.

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BladeStorm Nightmare
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 09, 2015

Earlier this week, Koei Tecmo released new details on its upcoming Xbox One action-strategy-RPG hybrid Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Among those details, we discovered that Empires would be releasing on February 24 instead of in January. I noted that it would be bumping up against...

Playseat Forza review Paul Acevedo
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 08, 2015

Last week we reviewed the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel, the best steering wheel available for Xbox One at present. Racing wheel controllers are not meant to be used on the lap – just imagine if your car's steering wheel shifted about every time you turned or moved your legs. The TX...

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 06, 2015

Yesterday I named Warriors Orochi 3 as one of my favorite Xbox One games of 2014. Warriors Orochi is a spin-off of the Dynasty Warriors series. Xbox One is due to receive a genuine Dynasty Warriors game soon, the more strategy-focused Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. The new game had been...

How to choose and use an external hard drive with your Xbox One WD My Book
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 06, 2015

It's a new year, and Xbox One owners have likely picked up quite a few new games during the holiday season – perhaps even some of my favorite games of 2014. Some new-gen games take up lots of storage space when installed; Halo: the Master Chief Collection clocks in at 61.4 GB and Grand...

Secrets and Treasure shutting down Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 05, 2015

Although we've recently seen an uptick in Xbox Windows Phone and Windows 8 games from Gameloft, mobile games with Xbox support are still few and far between. Microsoft still pops one out every now and then though, such as Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities (developed by Mediatonic...

Editor's Choice: Paul's top Xbox One games of 2014
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 05, 2015

Now that the new year has started, it's time to look back at 2014 and decide which games we loved the most. Fellow Windows Central staffers Richard Devine and Jonathan Dollison have already shared their single favorite games of the year. But you know me. I play a lot of different games...