Articles by Paul Acevedo

Ultratron review: Intense twin-stick shooting on Xbox One and Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
May 24, 2015

In this month's blockbuster superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron, an artificial intelligence named Ultron comes to life and builds a body for itself.

Although Ultron was designed to help ensure the safety of humanity, he eventually decides that humans are the...

Watch and win as we play SMITE on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
May 23, 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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Infinity Runner review: Become a werewolf in this endless runner for Xbox One and Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
May 19, 2015

Endless runners – the genre originated on mobile, simplifying the controls and design of traditional platforming games to fit touchscreen devices.

We don't see a lot of endless runners on console, although Funk of the Titans turned out pretty well on Xbox One. Now...

Watch and win as we play Stealth Inc 2 tonight on Twitch (plus Witcher 3!)
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by Paul Acevedo
May 16, 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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Farming Simulator 15 arrives on Xbox One next week with ALL the licensed farming equipment
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by Paul Acevedo
May 15, 2015

Next week, the highly anticipated fantasy action-RPG The Witcher 3 comes out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Few games will release alongside it, with most publishers having the good sense to get out of Witcher 3's way. But one game dares to stand up to the Witcher 3's...

Exclusive: More updates and Xbox upgrades coming to Windows Phone titles from Gameloft
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by Paul Acevedo
May 14, 2015

Back in December, Windows Central broke the news that mobile publishing giant Gameloft would be updating Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone to make it current with other platforms – as well as releasing a Windows 8 version. We also shared advanced word that they'd be adding Xbox...

Ducktales Remastered review: Disney's best platformer pogos on Windows Phone and Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
May 13, 2015

Disney's Duck Tales was a hugely popular animated television show in the late eighties and early nineties, spawning a theatrical film and a spin-off series. Based on pulp-style comics from the 1950s, the show revolved around the adventures of the world's richest duck Scrooge McDuck and...

Snooker will soon be sneaking into Pure Pool on Xbox One and Windows PC
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by Paul Acevedo
May 12, 2015

Last month, a pool game called Pool Nation FX launched on Xbox One as a free Games with Gold title. Unfortunately, Pool Nation FX actually turned out to be pretty terrible. The menus are so unwieldy and loading times so long, I'd rather be watching people play pool on TV. To be fair, I...

Threes review: How do the Windows Phone and Xbox One games stack up?
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by Paul Acevedo
May 10, 2015

Threes! is a popular puzzle game from Sirvo that took the mobile world by storm when it launched on iOS last year. The goal is simple – combine duplicate numbers to create greater numbers while trying to avoid running out of moves. Anybody can learn to play Threes is seconds, but the...

Watch and win as we give out more than 30 Terraria codes tonight on Twitch!
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by Paul Acevedo
May 09, 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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Dragon Age Inquisition's 'Dragonslayer' update adds its best multiplayer content yet
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by Paul Acevedo
May 08, 2015

Dragon Age Inquisition is pretty much the role-playing game to beat on new-gen and past-gen platforms like Xbox One, 360, and Windows PC. Well, until The Witcher 3 arrives on May 19. But Inquisition has one thing that Witcher 3 won't have, and that's online multiplayer. I love teaming...

We interview Nihon Falcom about Gurumin, Steam, and Windows in Japan
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by Paul Acevedo
May 03, 2015

Although Japan has a rich history of game development, it's relatively uncommon for Japanese-developed Windows PC games to be released in English markets. That makes the recent releases of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (see our review) and Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim on Steam reason...

Watch us play Divekick and Threes and give out more than 30 codes tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
May 02, 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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Dragon Age Inquisition getting free Dragonslayer DLC next week
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by Paul Acevedo
May 01, 2015

Lately I've been quite taken with Resident Evil Revelations 2's multiplayer Raid mode, which finally received online multiplayer on Xbox One last week. Before that, my cooperative multiplayer game of choice was Dragon Age Inquisition from Electronic Arts. Inquisition has a small but...

Watch and win as we play How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Apr 25, 2015

Every weekend the Windows Central streams an Xbox One and/or Windows 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...

Royal Revolt 2 alliance wars guide Windows Central Lumia 1520 photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Apr 24, 2015

Royal Revolt 2 from Flare Games is one of the best raiding games on Windows Phone and Windows 8. Whereas most raiding games feature somewhat casual strategic attacks on opponents, Flare's take goes a different direction. Every raid is full of action, with the player directly running...

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Xbox One Twitch preview stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Apr 22, 2015

Windows Central streams a wide variety of Xbox One and Windows games throughout the week on Twitch. Watching us play a game on Twitch lets you see a lot more you could from a trailer or video review. You can even enjoy some highly entertaining narration while chatting with your fellow...

Steam Spotlight: Play guardian angel in 'Harold' for Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
Apr 22, 2015

Welcome to the latest installment of our semi-weekly feature, Steam Spotlight! Here we will look at interesting games available on Steam, the popular digital distribution platform for Windows computers. Today's Spotlight title is Harold from Moon Spider Studio, not to be confused with...

Classic action-RPG Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim journeys to Windows PC via Steam next week
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by Paul Acevedo
Apr 19, 2015

Last week, we reviewed a Steam game called Gurumin: a Monstrous Adventure from Nihon Falcom, creators of the action-RPG series Ys. Although Ys is a long-running and beloved series among old-school gamers, many Xbox players are unlikely to be familiar with it. Newer entries have largely...