Articles by Paul Acevedo

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!

This...

Monkey Labour comes to Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2015

Last year we looked at a Windows Phone development tool called Automagical that assists with porting iOS code to Windows Phone. In short, the PC software translates Objective-C (iOS and Mac) code into C# (Windows Phone) code. Automagical comes from Slovenian developers Dawn of Play, who...

Inside, the Xbox One follow-up to Limbo, delayed
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 04, 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark-based indie developer Playdead is best known for its inaugural game Limbo. A challenging puzzle platformer set within a black-and-white world, Limbo won gamers' hearts with its fascinating setting and surprising violence. After debuting on Xbox 360 in 2010, Limbo...

Steam Spotlight: Wreak havoc as a slice of bread in 'I am Bread' for Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
May 31, 2015

The simulation genre has exploded in popularity over the last few years, with sim games falling into two basic camps. On one end of the spectrum, we have serious simulators that attempt to recreate a real-world task or experience, such as Farming Simulator 15 (which is surprisingly fun...

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...