Articles by Paul Acevedo

Watch our preview stream and win an advance copy of Nightmares from the Deep for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 29, 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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Exclusive first look at Onigiri, the next MMO for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 27, 2015

It's not every day that you get to break the news that a game will be coming to consoles, especially if your site's name doesn't rhyme with Pie-G-N or Flowtaku. Last December we got our chance, though, when Windows Central scored the exclusive announcement that...

Take an exclusive look at the next big update for cross-platform strategy game Cloud Raiders Dell Windows tablet photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 26, 2015

International software publisher Game Insight recently invited a handful of mobile gaming journalists to its Innowate research and development studio in Riga, Latvia to preview the company's upcoming lineup of mobile titles. That's a long way to travel, but we saw some cool games that I...

Gears of War Ultimate Edition review
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 24, 2015

At the beginning of 2014, Microsoft purchased the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games. Future titles in the series such as the upcoming Gears 4 would be developed by Microsoft's Vancouver-based studio The Coalition (formerly Black Tusk Studios) rather than Epic. But how would the new...

Watch and win as we play Riptide GP2 tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 22, 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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The best arcade games in the Windows 10 store Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ Microsoft Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 17, 2015

Windows 10 is designed as both a tablet and PC operating system. As such, the Windows Store offers a fairly robust assortment of mobile-style games: endless runners, city builders, and many more. Those games are fun to play on the go, but sometimes you want a more old-school experience...

Velocity 2X Xbox One interview with James Marsden
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 16, 2015

Velocity 2X from FuturLab and Sierra blends two genres: shooting and platforming. Players blast through space at high speeds, dock and sabotage enemy bases on foot, and then return to the ship for more intense space combat. There's something you don't see every day!

The fast-...

Warframe Infested Nightmares giveaway
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 14, 2015

Warframe is one of the best free to play games available on Xbox One, Steam, and PlayStation 4. Players collect and upgrade a variety of Warframes (armor) for their own space ninjas as they struggle to maintain a balance between three galactic factions. With quality third-person...

Let's look at Game Insights upcoming Windows 10 game lineup
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 10, 2015

Game Insight has been a major supporter of Windows Phone and Windows 8 over the years, publishing a variety of city building games like My Country, Transport Empire, and Sunshine Bay. Although city building games aren't for everyone, they can certainly be a nice way to kill a few...

E-BLUE Mazer mechanical keyboard review
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 10, 2015

Not long ago, we reviewed the Corsair STRAFE Mechanical Keyboard. The STRAFE is truly an excellent mid-level mechanical keyboard, with optional textured keys optimized for gaming, a USB pass-through port, and an attractive red lighting scheme. But it also rings up at $109.99, making it...

Quiplash giveaway - Play with us tonight on Twitch for your chance to win!
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 08, 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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How to view and delete Xbox messages and feed items on Windows 10 Surface Pro photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 07, 2015

The Windows 10 Xbox app provides a surprisingly useful level of integration with Xbox One and Xbox Live in general. It can do some pretty advanced things like start an Xbox Live party for cross-platform voice chat, stream games to from Xbox One, and record video and gameplay via Game...

Order & Chaos Online 2 Redemption announced
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 07, 2015

Many mobile games claim to be massively online multiplayer role-playing games (MMORPGs) but so few of them are true RPGs. Most simply take some common mobile game design, throw in global chat and asynchronous multiplayer features, and call it a day. But a few games have truly qualified...

Rash from Battletoads guest stars in Killer Instinct - Our impressions
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 04, 2015

Earlier today at Gamescom, Microsoft officially announced Season 3 of its Xbox One and Windows 10 fighting game Killer Instinct. Season 3 will include plenty of new characters, with multiple new characters available at launch rather than just one.

More characters, story modes,...

Rare Replay review
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 03, 2015

Today's gamers could be forgiven for not recognizing Microsoft's Rare studio as the gaming juggernaut it once was. Microsoft has used and abused poor Rare in recent years, forcing the studio to languish away on Kinect Sports titles rather than the cutting edge games that made it famous...

Former Microsoft developer Mike Porter talks gaming degrees and games
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 02, 2015

Not too long ago, you couldn't just learn how to make games at college. Video games are a relatively new form of media, only becoming popular in the 1980s. The earliest game developers came from other disciplines, whether it was computer science, art, etc. and learned how to create and...

Watch and win as we play classic Xbox games from Rare tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 01, 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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Hands-on with Bombshell, the next game from 3D Realms QuakeCon 2015
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 01, 2015

I recently made a trip to QuakeCon, a convention devoted specifically to games from Bethesda such as Doom and Fallout 4. Still, other publishers sometimes bring their games along to the show. This time, I bumped into the publisher of another classic FPS series – 3D Realms, the studio...

Extra-bloody DOOM multiplayer impressions from QuakeCon 2015
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 26, 2015

Bethesda likes to give attendees of its yearly QuakeCon fan convention something special, something the folks who stay at home just won't be able to experience. Last year, convention-goers got to watch an exclusive reveal of the new Doom (also known as Doom 4) that never got released...

Fallout 4 at QuakeCon: Blow-by-blow panel impressions Codsworth
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 26, 2015

At E3 this year, publishing giant, Bethesda, dropped a bombshell on the gaming world with the official announcement of Fallout 4. The latest in the venerable series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games, Fallout 4 promises a huge open world to explore, tons of freakish enemies to...