Articles by Paul Acevedo

SteelSeries Siberia headsets
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 02, 2014

The Xbox One is the new kid on the block as gaming consoles go, so it's still building up a library of quality accessories. Headsets are one area with a fair degree of choice, though I'm still waiting on Microsoft to create an Xbox One wireless headset standard. But we have looked at...

Play Xbox One with Playstation controllers and vice versa using the Titan One peripheral
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 01, 2014

You know, the Xbox One controller is pretty great. It features a much superior d-pad to that of the Xbox 360's, and unparalleled rumble in the trigger buttons to boot. On the other hand, the bumper buttons are a step back from the 360's, and will never be as responsive as you'd want in...

Lumsing Harmonica Power Bank review Lumia 1520 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 29, 2014

As smartphone and tablet technology advances by leaps and bounds every year, battery technology unfortunately progresses at a much different pace. Even powerful phones like the Lumia 1520 will run out of power before long if you do much gaming and movie watching on them. Wall and car...

Asphalt Overdrive Windows Phone impressions
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 28, 2014

Last week, we broke the news that Gameloft's Asphalt Overdrive would soon be launching, which it did just a few days larer. Asphalt Overdrive is a new take on the Asphalt series, with simplified controls and endless races. It's still just as fast and beautiful as you'd expect from an...

KickBeat Special Edition review Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 26, 2014

Zen Studios is best known for Pinball FX2, but this week they released two totally different games for Xbox One: CastleStorm: Definitive Edition and KickBeat: Special Edition. KickBeat started out on Playstation 3 and Vita, finally arriving on Xbox One today in this new edition.

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Xbox One launch exclusives Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse getting GOTY Editions
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 26, 2014

The Xbox One launched with three exclusive retail titles last year: Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Ryse: Son of Rome. Did you buy the system at launch or shortly thereafter, but miss out on some of those games? Or maybe you're planning to jump in with one of this fall's bundles...

Nutjitsu for Xbox One finally nabs a worldwide release
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 24, 2014

Nutjitsu from NinjaBee arrived on Xbox One in May of this year. It enjoyed the distinction of being the cheapest Xbox One title at the time, ringing up at only $6.49. It was also the second ID@Xbox game (following Strike Suit Zero), as well as the second Windows 8 game to become an Xbox...

Cloud Raiders sails onto Windows 8 Microsoft Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 24, 2014

Clash of Clans-style games are all the rage on mobile these days. In the last couple of weeks we've seen Age of Empires: Castle Siege and Star Wars: Commander arrive on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 and RT. Both games have the obvious appeal of their franchises behind them, but for...

WPCentral Dream of Pixels contest
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 23, 2014

Today Windows Phone Central looked at a software tool called Automagical that allows developers to translate iOS and Mac source code to the language used by Windows Phone and Windows 8. Automagical developer Dawn of Play used that same tool to bring gorgeous reverse Tetris puzzle game...

Automagical helps developers port iOS code to Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 23, 2014

Earlier in the summer we reported on a strikingly lovely Windows Phone puzzle game called Dream of Pixels. The game comes from Slovenian developer Dawn of Play, who first joined the Windows Phone scene with Twinoo, another puzzle game for Windows Phone 7 and 8.

Like many...

Asphalt Overdrive coming Thursday
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 23, 2014

During E3 this year, Gameloft announced the latest game in the Asphalt series of racers. Surprisingly, the next Asphalt won't be Asphalt 9. Instead, the series is spinning off in a new direction with Asphalt Overdrive. Instead of a serious arcade-style racer, the new Asphalt will be an...

Eggies Windows Phone review Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 23, 2014

Earlier this year, Czech developer Alda Games (no relation to Alan Alda) released a couple of kid-friendly games for free on Windows Phone: Save the Snail and World of Cheese. At that time, the developer teased an upcoming tower defense game called Defend Your Life. Development on that...

Forza Horizon 2 Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 22, 2014

The latest in Microsoft and Turn 10's Forza racing series, Forza Horizon 2, will arrive on Xbox One and 360 next Tuesday, September 30. We plan to have a comprehensive review ready to go at that time.

In the meantime, Windows Phone Central is celebrating Forza Horizon 2's...

Pop! Food Factory review Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 22, 2014

Earlier in the summer, we compiled a two-part list of freshly-released indie games for Windows Phone. Microsoft had helped a number of independent developers create a fine batch of games. One of those games, Pop! Food Factory from Blacksmith Software, suffered from performance issues...

Raiden V Xbox One Japan
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 21, 2014

While the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One console was recently delayed in China, the Japanese launch came and went earlier this month with little fanfare. Xbox consoles have always struggled to gain consumer support in Nippon, and the Xbox One is no different. Still, the Japanese...

Spider-Man Unlimited review Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 20, 2014

Spider-Man Unlimited is the latest endless runner from mobile gaming giant Gameloft. The game's premise involves Spider-Men and villains from various universes converging into a single universe. With slick production values and dozens of different Spider-Men to collect, Unlimited has a...

Focus Home Interactive soon to unleash Sherlock Holmes, Styx, and Blue Estate on Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 19, 2014

Having recently published a roundup of horror games coming to Xbox One and 360 next month, it's time to look at another batch of upcoming games. This time we turn our eyes and hearts to three distinct games from French publisher Focus Home Interactive.

Later this month, Focus...

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 19, 2014

Yesterday we brought you some unique insights into Xbox console games with new previews of Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360, FIFA 15 EA Access impressions, and an exclusive interview with the makers of TMNT: Danger of the Ooze. Now today is shaping up to be a day of...

Fresh looks at upcoming horror games The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 18, 2014

Next month will be a landmark time for horror games. Sega and the Creative Assembly have Alien: Isolation, a game inspired by the first Alien film, on the way on October 7. Just one week later, Bethesda and Tango Software will unleashed The Evil Within, the long-awaited return to horror...

Interview – WayForward on TMNT: Danger of the Ooze for Xbox
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 18, 2014

Earlier this month, Activision announced a new Ninja Turtles game for Xbox 360 and other consoles called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze. The game will be a single-player exploration-based action platformer, and comes from fan favorite developer WayForward Technologies...