Articles by Paul Acevedo

Ziggurat review: A magical first-person Roguelike for Xbox One and Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 22, 2015

Thanks to the existence of several standout titles like Rogue Legacy, Binding of Isaac, and Crypt of the NecroDancer, the Roguelike genre has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. Characterized by randomly generated levels, the inability to continue when you die, and...

Watch and win as we play Costume Quest 2 tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 21, 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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Handy Games announces Devils & Demons for Windows Phone, celebrates with 1941 Frozen Front sale
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 18, 2015

German developer Handy Games has brought several solid games to Windows Phone, including Aces of the Luftwaffe, SPS Football, and 1941: Frozen Front. Even though most of those titles are free to play, they all look and play very nice. They also have a game called Stage Dive Legends that...

Adventures of Pip hands on: Pixelated platforming coming to Xbox consoles and Windows this May
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 17, 2015

Early this year, indie developer TicToc Games announced that their 2D platformer Adventures of Pip will be coming to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program. Adventures of Pip stars a tiny pixel which can transform into a full-sized hero and back again in order to deal with enemies and solve...

Steam Spotlight: Crypt of the NecroDancer for Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 15, 2015

Welcome to our new feature, Steam Spotlight! Every weekend we will look at a different game available on Steam, the popular digital distribution platform for Windows computers. With the indie gaming scene exploding on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, many of these titles will eventually make...

Watch us play Forza Horizon 2 on Twitch tonight and you could win the game or Storm Island DLC!
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 14, 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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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Xbox One Review
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 13, 2015

The Xbox One launched with a pretty killer fighting game – that little exclusive known as Killer Instinct, to be precise. Microsoft has implemented innovative pricing strategies with Killer Instinct, allowing players to use one rotating character for free, and then buy either individual...

Ori and the Blind Forest Xbox One Review
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 11, 2015

Many gamers would agree that the Xbox One has a strong lineup of exclusive games, especially now that Halo: the Master Chief Collection's multiplayer matchmaking finally works. However, Microsoft doesn't have a lot of new retail exclusives lined up for the first half of this year other...

Get advance looks at 'Ori and the Blind Forest' and 'Flame Over' tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 09, 2015

Windows Central streams a wide variety of Xbox One 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 readers. It's...

Watch and win as we play Order & Chaos Online tonight with guest co-host Gameloft Ryan!
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 07, 2015

Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading for the full replay video and list of contest winners!

Last weekend we streamed Gameloft's gorgeous Windows Phone and Windows 8 racing game Asphalt 8 on Twitch and gave out some sweet prizes. This weekend we return with another...

Transport Empire: Windows Phone and Windows 8 review Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 07, 2015

Every game publisher has its strengths, and many of them have their niches – particular things they focus on as well. European publisher Game Insight practically owns the city building genre on Windows Phone, having released numerous entries like 2020 My Country, The Tribez, and Big...

Fireballs will fly as we play Dragon Ball Xenoverse tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 04, 2015

Windows Central streams a wide variety of Xbox One games every Wednesday and Saturday 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...

ScreamRide Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 04, 2015

If there's one game developer that knows roller coasters and theme parks, it's UK-based Frontier Developments. From 2003-2005 they made a name for themselves with three Roller Coaster Tycoon games and several expansions before switching publishers to develop a pair of Thrillville games...

The Witcher Twos-days: Episode 5 airs tonight on Twitch! Catch up on Witcher 2 just in time for Witcher 3.
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 03, 2015

The Witcher 3 is set to be one of the year's biggest role-playing games when it arrives on Xbox One, Windows and PlayStation 4 this May. The third game in the Witcher series differentiates itself from other open-world action-RPGs with its dark and mature storyline filled with meaningful...

Join us tonight on Twitch as we play Asphalt 8 with guest co-host Gameloft Ryan!
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 28, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams a 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!

Tonight at 8pm...

Watch our live ScreamRide preview tonight on Twitch for fun and prizes
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 26, 2015

Everyone knows that Windows Central loves to stream games via Twitch, and you probably even know that we give out prizes during a lot of our streams. Sometimes we get the special opportunity to stream big games before they have been released, including Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive...

Get a triple dose of Strider during Strider History Night tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 25, 2015

Back in December, Windows Central streamed a downloadable Xbox and Windows game from Capcom called Strider. The game became one of my favorites of 2014 thanks to its sleek style, fast pace, and rewarding sense of exploration. We've been wanting to come back to Strider on the stream ever...

The Witcher Twos-days: Episode 4 airs tonight on Twitch!
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 24, 2015

The Witcher 3 is set to be one of the year's biggest role-playing games when it arrives on Xbox One, Windows, and Playstation 4 this May. The third game in the Witcher series differentiates itself from other open-world action-RPGs with its dark and mature storyline filled with...

Watch our 10tons games Windows stream tonight for a chance to win Crimsonland
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 23, 2015

You probably already know that Windows Central streams Xbox games every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night via Twitch. We even give out free copies of the games we stream on the weekends. We've built up a loyal community who tune in to see us play games, enjoy the...

Watch us play Chariot tonight for your chance to win a free game
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 21, 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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