Articles by Paul Acevedo

Transformers, Sniper Elite III, and Valiant Hearts come to Xbox One and 360 this week
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 22, 2014

Last week the Xbox One picked up a fair helping of new games. At retail, we got the realistic martial arts simulation EA Sports UFC. And to download came the affordable twin-stick shooter Sixty Second Shooter Prime and the surprise release of cult-horror hit Outlast (both ID@Xbox...

TouchFox touch controller review Surface pro The Witcher 2
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 21, 2014

One of the best features of Windows 8 is that it allows us to run PC games and apps on touchscreen devices like the Surface Pro. Whereas Windows RT tablets are limited to playing Windows RT games, full Windows 8 tablets can play not only tablet-oriented Windows 8 games but also Windows...

Heroes of Order and Chaos Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 20, 2014

Does anybody remember Order & Chaos Online? It was the first and only Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) for Windows Phone with Xbox support. Although beloved by RPG fans, publisher Gameloft basically abandoned the Windows Phone version of Order & Chaos...

Super Tap Ultra Windows Phone Lumia 1520 photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 19, 2014

We often like to look to the forums to discover new games and apps to cover. The stuff that you guys have on your minds enough to share it in the forums is probably interesting for us as well. And being a gaming guy, the most interesting forum thread for me is the " Newly discovered...

Elmo Loves ABCs for Windows 8 and RT phoo
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 19, 2014

You know a platform like Windows 8 is hitting the mainstream when the high-profile kids games starting showing up. The dinky little ones with crappy artwork and design come first, followed by professional games starring popular characters. Characters like Elmo and the cast of Sesame...

Magic Realms for Windows Phone suffers a game-breaking update
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 15, 2014

Last month, we reviewed a collectible card game called Magic Realms. The game impressed me with its lengthy single-player campaign, a massive arsenal of cards featuring beautiful fantasy artwork, asynchronous player-versus-player battles, and clan support. The actual in-game clan chat...

JoyJoy for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 14, 2014

Last month we named a little twin-stick shooter called JoyJoy as one of May's best new Windows Phone games. Now it's time to follow up with a full review!

JoyJoy comes from Radiangames, maker of the similarly fantastic Bombcats Special Edition. Radian originally published this...

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark Xbox preorder bonus Thundercracker
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 13, 2014

Next week, the Xbox One will be getting a beautiful and brutal new game at retail: EA Sports UFC, which we learned much about during EA's E3 press conference. The week after that, we'll be seeing a release that's even more exciting for this child of the eighties – Transformers: Rise of...

Sniper Elite III E3 Xbox One photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 11, 2014

Some of the Xbox games announced at E3 this week are a fair ways off – whether they're due this fall like the Halo: Master Chief Collection, or coming in 2015 or beyond as with Crackdown 3. But other games we see on the show floor will be arriving much sooner; the awesomely retro...

1001 Spikes and Blood of the Werewolf emerge on Xbox consoles
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 11, 2014

E3 has been a hectic week of new console game announcements, both retail and downloadable. With so many ID@Xbox games just announced for the Xbox One, it's easy to miss that a new indie game actually came out this week! 1001 Spikes is a retro-style platformer from Japanese developer...

EA Sports UFC Bruce Lee E3 2014
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 09, 2014

Electronic Arts announced a bevy of core games during its E3 press conference earlier today – check out our full write-up. But EA's sports franchises are just as popular as their core franchises. And EA Sports UFC will have a great deal of crossover appeal thanks to its impressive one-...

Battlefield: Hardline EA press conference E3 2014
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 09, 2014

Following Microsoft's great Media Briefing this morning, Electronic Arts put on a press conference of its own. EA did a fine job with their conference last year, the highlight of which for me was the announcement of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox consoles. Could this year's...

Dream of Pixels Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2014

Every game can't be a comic book-inspired dash through the streets and rooftops of New York City. Sometimes you just want to relax with a nice puzzle game to relax with on your phone. Or maybe a really hard puzzle game – I'm not here to judge you guys.

That's what Slovenian...

Spider-Man Unlimited suits
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2014

Mobile gaming giant Gameloft has been quite successful with its mobile games based on Marvel film properties, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and Iron Man 3.  It also happens to have published Despicable Me: Minion Rush,...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 06, 2014

E3 time is here again, loyal readers. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the single largest gaming event of the year. E3 2014 takes place from June 10-12 (plus press conferences on Monday) at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is open only to members of the gaming...

Snuggle Truck Windows Phone Lumia 920 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Jun 01, 2014

Yesterday, I counted a side-scrolling racer called Old School Racer 2 as one of the best games of May. That game started out pretty challenging, its beginning courses requiring lots of tries to navigate successfully. If you’ve played the Trials series, you know how...

The five best Windows Phone games of May 2014 Lumia 1520 and 920
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by Paul Acevedo
May 31, 2014

Hey cool kids, are you ready for the latest installment of our new monthly feature, the best Windows Phone games of the month? Each month we look at a collection of newly released Windows Phone games that stand out from the crowd. The titles we choose range in genre...

Worms Battlegrounds Xbox One review
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by Paul Acevedo
May 31, 2014

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launched on consoles this week. Everyone who plays mainstream games is neck-deep in that game’s free-roaming campaign, extensive multiplayer modes, and cyberpunk hacking gameplay. Yours truly is still busy with Wolfenstein: The New Order, so the...

Modern Combat 5 multiplayer details
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by Paul Acevedo
May 30, 2014

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is probably the best first-person shooter on Windows Phone. Not that there’s any real competition; the only other FPS I can think of is the same company’s disappointing N.O.V.A. 3. Modern Combat 4’s strength was in its single-...

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by Paul Acevedo
May 30, 2014

Windows Phone and Android have a lot in common. Both are competing for second place in app revenue against the juggernaut that is Apple, and both types of handsets/tablets are more affordable than iOS devices. Although Android has a leg up over Windows Phone worldwide...