Articles by Paul Acevedo

EmiPSX Playstation emulator for Windows Phone 8
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Nov 15, 2013

Not long ago, we covered a Sega Genesis emulator for Windows Phone 8 called EmiGens Plus. The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive was a terrific console, but many gamers would still love to play newer console games on their phones. Thanks to EmiGens’ developer...

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Surface
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 15, 2013

We reviewed the first Nightmares from the Deep game, Cursed Heart earlier this week. Funny how the timing works out – the sequel Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call has just launched on Windows Phone 8! That would be good news enough...

Flight Control Rocket Alien with a Magnet Avirall Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 14, 2013

Save on Flight Control Rocket, An Alien with a Magnet, and Avirall Time Suite this week with Microsoft's Red Stripe Deal. 

With the appearance of Asphalt 8 as a non-Xbox title, some Windows Phone Xbox fans remain in shock. What better way to cure your ills than...

Nightmares from the Deep: the Cursed Heart for Windows Phone
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Nov 13, 2013

During our coverage of Casual Connect a few months back, we interviewed Polish developer Artifex Mundi about some of their adventure titles. I also promised to start reviewing those titles, and now it’s time to do just that.

First up is our review of ...

MoKo Detachable Rotary Case for the Surface Pro
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Nov 11, 2013

Windows Phone Central has brought you several accessory reviews for the Microsoft Surface over the past few months. We’ve covered cases from Bear Motion, MiniSuit, and more. One case manufacturer has been noticeably absent though: MoKo Cases. These cases came highly...

Kingdoms & Lords for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 08, 2013

Xbox Windows Phone gamers might have noticed that a Store link for Gameloft’s Kingdoms & Lords has been making the rounds today. Unfortunately, most users are finding they can’t actually download or play the game on their phones. Is it a case of the...

Vector Runner Remix for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 08, 2013

It’s always good news when a new game engine adds Windows Phone 8 support. Game engines make it easier to develop games for a platform and increase the number of games that can be ported from other platforms. Win-win.

We mention this because the TreSensa...

Green Jelly for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 04, 2013

Hey guys, did you miss me? I’ve been busy playing Green Jelly, which you mustn’t confuse with the band who performed ‘Three Little Pigs’ in the nineties.

This Green Jelly is actually the latest Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 game from Russian...

Foul Play for Xbox 360 XBLA
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Oct 23, 2013

Seeing as how we didn’t get a new Xbox Windows Phone game last week, we’ll look at a downloadable Xbox 360 game instead. Foul Play is a recent Xbox Live Arcade game from UK-based publisher Mastertronic.

Foul Play’s title might make you think the...

Chickens Can't Fly returns to Windows Phone as indie game
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 23, 2013

Last month, Microsoft pulled 11 Xbox games from the Windows Phone Store, 10 of which had used Microsoft Points as the payment method for their In-App Purchases. At the time, we speculated that only a few games would return at all, and mostly stripped of their Xbox...

The Sims FreePlay for Windows Phone Teen Update
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 21, 2013

The Sims FreePlay was a very big game when it arrived on Windows Phone 8 in September. So big that we published a two installment Achievement guide and an In-App Purchase guide on top of our usual review. But even then, our version lacked some content from the...

Aces of the Luftwaffe
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 19, 2013

Back at Casual Connect in August, we interviewed German developer Handy Games about some of their upcoming Windows Phone and Windows 8 titles: 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen. Those two fine-looking titles are still in development, but the game maker...

Eyez for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 17, 2013

We first discovered unconventional platformer/puzzle game Eyez back in June, right around E3 time when we interviewed the developer. The game instantly caught my eyes with its beautiful hand-drawn Asian artwork and striking use of colors. It also packs some...

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals Rocket Riot Tweet It
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 16, 2013

Time was that Microsoft notified us of every Red Stripe Deal (then called the Xbox Live Deal of the Week) in advance. Sadly they stopped doing so many moons ago, but that hasn’t stopped our inquisitive nature. Today I was sniffing around all Wolverine-like and caught...

Halo 3 Games with Gold
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 16, 2013

Today marks the availability of October’s second Games with Gold offering for Xbox 360 owners. From now through October 31, Xbox Live Gold members can download one of the console’s earliest hits: Halo 3 from Bungie and Microsoft Studios.

If you’ve never...

Babel Rising 3D for Windows Phone Windows 8 Surface
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Oct 16, 2013

Last year Ubisoft released its first Xbox game for Windows Phone, Babel Rising 3D. Mando Productions created the original game while Advanced Mobile Applications ported it to Windows platforms. Babel Rising arrived just a month before Windows Phone 8....

Six-Guns for Windows 8 Microsoft Surface Pro Xbox Controller
Review
by Paul Acevedo
Oct 15, 2013

Six-Guns is one of the largest scale Xbox games for Windows Phone 8 thanks to its open world setting and vast assortment of missions to complete. Despite some overbearing In-App Purchases and an undercooked multiplayer mode, Gameloft’s western-themed game has...

Tawkable Chinese for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 15, 2013

Remember Tawkable Chinese, the game that helps players learn the Chinese mandarin language? Hey, it’s not like any platform is overflowing with games dedicated to language learning. Tawkable Chinese happens to be a timed exclusive for Windows Phone 8,...

Assassin's Creed UNO Brain Challenge Windows phone delisted
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 12, 2013

Earlier this week, three Xbox Windows Phone 7 titles from Gameloft suddenly got delisted from the Store. It’s not totally unusual for games to be delisted; at the end of September a record-setting 11 games received the same treatment. But most of those games handled In-...

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals Dark Knight Rises Armed Weave
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 10, 2013

With no new Xbox release for Windows Phone this week, gamers in search of a fix will have to look to the Xbox Red Stripe Deal for their entertainment. The latest deal game is Gameloft’s Dark Knight Rises for Windows Phone 8. It’s on sale for $2.99, as it also...