Articles by Paul Acevedo

Come see our second Halo: the Master Chief Collection preview on Twitch tonight!
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 30, 2014

Last night we hosted one of our most exciting Twitch streams yet. Hundreds of viewers tuned in to get an early look at Halo: the Master Chief Collection for Xbox One. Yours truly played through one mission each from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 2: Anniversary.

I...

Review – Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Special Edition console
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 30, 2014

Last year when the Xbox One launched, you could get it in any color you wanted – as long as it was black. But select Microsoft staff members received a white console with the words " I made this" emblazoned on both the system and the controller. The gamers among us who aren't fixated on...

Watch our Halo: the Master Chief Collection preview on tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 29, 2014

One of the year's biggest exclusive Xbox One games launched this week: Sunset Overdrive. We went all out for it, providing an early review and hosting a multiplayer Twitch stream on launch day. We even have a review of the Sunset Overdrive white Xbox One console coming up on Thursday....

Join our Sunset Overdrive multiplayer Twitch stream for a chance to play with the Windows Central staff!
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 28, 2014

fall's freshest Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive finally launched today, both on its own and bundled with a unique white console. All across the world, new and established Xbox One owners are now fending off the Awesomepocalypse and engaging in multiplayer "Chaos Squad" games. It's a...

SlingCat pounces on Windows 8, now a universal game
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 27, 2014

Earlier this year, Pixel Chat Games and publisher The Secret Service Inc. released a charming endless runner/platformer for Windows Phone called The Adventures of SlingCat. Windows Central's own George Ponder was impressed with the game's cartoon-like graphics and array of distinct...

Watch our Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition stream tonight on Twitch and win a free game!
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 25, 2014

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for one hour and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Stick it to the Man and dished out codes to ten lucky viewers.

Tonight we'll be gearing up for...

Big Twitch streams coming Windows Central Halo the Master Chief Collection
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 24, 2014

One of our initiatives at Windows Central is to bring you guys as many quality Xbox One Twitch streams as we can. We're talking about previewing big retail games and catching up on downloadable titles you might have missed. It's fun for everybody. We get to know you, you get to know us...

Halo thge Master Chief Collection Halo 2
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 24, 2014

Earlier this week, Microsoft unleashed a trailer for the upcoming Halo 2 remake documentary "Remaking the Legend: Halo 2 Anniversary." The documentary will reveal the tremendous work that went into recreating the classic original Xbox game Halo 2 on the new Xbox One console. Some of the...

Lumsing splashproof speaker HiFi MM526 Windows Phone Lumia 1520 review
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 23, 2014

Sexy sound that won't give out at the pool, in the bedroom or anywhere else

We've reviewed a couple of phone and tablet accessories from Lumsing before: their Ultrathin keyboard and their Harmonica Power Bank. I found both items to look and work great, especially given their low prices...

Pure Pool Xbox One screens
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 21, 2014

Earlier this summer, UK-based developer VooFoo Studios and Ripstone (who also published Stick it to the Man) announced That Pure Pool would be coming to Xbox One as part of the ID@Xbox program. Pure Pool is set to be the first pool game (and I don't mean the kind of pools that The Sims...

Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 19, 2014

In 1994, the original Killer Instinct took arcades by storm. The next year a downgraded but respectable Super Nintendo port followed, along with a GameBoy version. The home games helped maintain enthusiasm until Killer Instinct 2 arrived in arcades in 1996. The Nintendo 64 would see a...

Stick it to the Man Twitch streaming event
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 18, 2014

Every weekend, WPCentral streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for one hour and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed 3D puzzle platformer Contrast and dished out codes to eight lucky viewers.

This evening, we'll be playing...

World's Biggest Sudoku and Word Search Windows Phone Lumia 1520 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 17, 2014

Windows Phone has plenty of Sudoku and Word Search games to choose from. But it has never been home to the biggest games of those types – until now. UK-based developer Supersonic-Software and Appy Nation (a consortium of developers who team up to act as publisher) have just...

Nyko Media Remote review – a better, cheaper remote for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 17, 2014

With gaming consoles, first-party accessories are often much nicer than their third-party equivalents. We've all had a poor experience with a third-party controllers at some point, but recent evidence suggests that third-parties are getting better at the accessory game. For example,...

Sabrent USB 3.0 Hub review – Plug more devices into your Xbox console, tablet, or computer for cheap Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 15, 2014

Now that several wired controllers are available for Xbox One (Power A's Mini Series controller and Spectra controllers, plus some on the way from PDP), a gamer could easily run short of USB ports on his or her shiny new console. Plug a hard drive and keyboard into your rear ports and...

Search for clues in Mirrors of Albion, a free hidden object game for Windows 8 and RT Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 15, 2014

It has been a while since we saw a new mobile Windows game from European publisher Game Insight. Their last release was city builder Big Business Deluxe. After that, Game Insight has mostly concentrated on updating Cloud Raiders (now available on Windows 8) and working on other phone...

WWE 2K15 DLC announced Ultimate Warrior
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 14, 2014

Yesterday, 2K Games announced the soundtrack and song list for their upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K15. Not that the music matters all that much when everybody comes for the wrasslers and the wrasslin', but some cool tunes certainly don't hurt. I'm looking forward to hearing Flo Rida and...

WWE 2K15 Soundtrack album John Cena
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 13, 2014

Sure October is the month for scary games, but plenty of non-spooky stuff comes out this month as well. You could just as easily call it the month for sports games, with NBA 2K15 already released (review coming tomorrow!) and EA Sports NBA Live 15 on the way. WWE 2K15 will arrive on...

How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition unleashing zombies on Xbox One this Halloween
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 13, 2014

This week sees the release of a very scary game for Xbox One and Xbox 360: The Evil Within. But October is the month of scares, so more horror-themed games are called for. It looks like we'll be getting a couple of those closer to Halloween. The lighthearted Costume Quest 2 is due out...

Power A Xbox One Mini Series controller review
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 12, 2014

Last week we promised to bring you more Xbox One accessory reviews, and we weren't kidding! I have no less than six controllers and other accessories in the hopper, just waiting to be put through their paces so that our readers can know what's up. First up will be the new Xbox One Mini...