Articles by Paul Acevedo

Consoles: Rayman Legends and Strider debut on Xbox One, Earth Defense Force: 2025 on 360
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 19, 2014

As Windows Phone gamers either enjoy or wait patiently for Rayman Fiesta Run (which briefly launched worldwide yesterday only to be quickly pulled), they’re bound to crave even more Rayman. Well, if you have an Xbox One you’re in luck! The improved for next-...

Pocket Avenger
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 18, 2014

There are lots of ways to discover new games for Windows Phone. We often rely just as much on our readers as we do developers and publishers to find interesting games to write about. There’s always a gaming discussion going on in the Windows Phone Central gaming forum...

Puzzle Raiders WP
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 16, 2014

During my recent trip to Apps World, I dug up a few games like Solar Warfare and Revel that will make their way to Windows Phone before long. Naturally I kept asking the indie developers in attendance about future Windows Phone and Windows support....

Solar Warfare coming to Windows Phone Lumia 810
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 15, 2014

A few days ago, we highlighted three children’s games for Windows Phone that two-man indie developer TegTap brought along to Apps World. All great games for kids, but older gamers in our audience will naturally crave a more substantial gameplay experience. Luckily...

Dragon Maker
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 13, 2014

Last year Windows Phone Central brought our readers the first news that indie developer TegTap would be releasing its popular 3D shooter Solar Warfare on Windows Phone and Windows 8. Before we give you an updated status report on Solar Warfare’s...

World at Arms for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 12, 2014

Mobile publishing giant Gameloft plans to send Windows Phone and Windows 8 lots of love this year. Brothers in Arms 3 and GT Racing 2 are two of their upcoming games, with several more unannounced ones in the wings. And today they’ve just dropped another...

Nutjitsu coming to Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 11, 2014

Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program is essential to the future success of the Xbox One. Basically, it allows indie game developers to publish their games directly to the Xbox One without the need for a separate publisher. That’s what everyone in the industry thinks should be...

Revel coming to Windows Phone Simon Czaplinski
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 09, 2014

Last week’s Apps World was an event dedicated to mobile games and apps - and the craft of making them. Apps World culminated with the Big Indie Pitch, a contest in which game developers pitched their games to members of the press. I look forward to telling you all...

VBA8 and VGBC8 Nintendo Emulators for Windows Phone Nokia 920 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 08, 2014

A while back, French developer M.k created a trio of well-loved emulators for Windows Phone 8 based on classic Nintendo platforms: SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8. Eventually M.k grew tired of Windows Phone development and surrendered his emulators...

Zeebox TV app coming to Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 07, 2014

I went to this week’s Apps World event in San Francisco to search for mobile Windows games and apps. Wouldn’t you know it? I’ve turned up a few! Before we roll out the games coverage, we’ll first reveal a find that came within the Apps World TV Hackfest area. That...

MiniSuit Rugged Hybrid Kickstand Case for Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 05, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is an absolutely massive phone. With hardware so impressive (and a fairly sizable price tag), you’re going to want to take excellent care of it. And the Lumia 1520’s beautiful 6-inch screen also makes the device excel at video playback. Failing to...

Windows Phone Central to judge at the Big Indie Pitch at Apps World
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 02, 2014

Windows Phone Central has a proud tradition of providing live coverage from a variety of gaming events. We’ve brought you news and interviews from E3, Game Developer’s Conference, Casual Connect, and more. If there are Windows Phone, Windows 8, or Xbox games to be...

Sims FreePlay Adulthood update Windows Phone guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 02, 2014

With all the neglect we’ve seen the Xbox Windows Phone versions of multiplatform games receive, Electronic Arts’ treatment of The Sims FreePlay is nothing short of amazing. Since debuting in September of last year, FreePlay has been updated four times...

Jet-Set Scratch-Off Gold for Windows Phone Windows 8 Surface
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 01, 2014

Gambling is an expensive real life hobby, unless you’re great at it. Gambling games take away the risk and cost (for the most part) and just let you focus on the fun of the game and the rush of winning.

You’ll find plenty of card games on mobile Windows...

Carcassonne Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 30, 2014

It’s another week with no new Xbox Windows Phone game. Things could be worse – most of us are probably too busy with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (and maybe even Throne Wars) to feel Achievement pangs. But a little Xbox Red Stripe Deal action can’t...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 28, 2014

Last month, Russian publisher Game Insight’s popular city building game 2020: My Country launched on Windows 8. The game did not run on Windows RT at that time, nor was the Windows Phone 8 version ready. Optimizing for ARM-based hardware takes a little more...

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Windows Phone Lumia 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 27, 2014

Last November, gaming giant Rockstar Games surprised us all by announcing that their mobile pot of Playstation 2/Xbox hit Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be coming to Windows Phone 8 alongside the iOS and Android versions. A lot of the larger console...

Throne Wars for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 26, 2014

Back in the early days of Windows Phone 7 gaming, online games were few and far between. One game – Haypi Kingdom – made a name for itself by offering an MMO experience in which players could build strongholds and war against each other. Haypi Kingdom...

Asphalt 5 Windows Phone Lumia 620
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 24, 2014

Asphalt 7 and 8 are the best-known racers on Windows Phone 8, and deservedly so. But the series appeared on Windows Phone (and even Windows mobile) before. Asphalt 5 arrived as an Xbox Windows Phone 7 game way back in July 2012, more than a...

cOLLAPSE bAKING bUSINESS fATE OF THE pHARAOH Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 23, 2014

After another week with no new Xbox release on Windows Phone, only a solid Xbox Red Stripe Deal could cure Achievement-hungry Windows Phone gamers’ woes. This week’s deal is a repeat though, having previously been on sale in 2012 and 2013. Collapse! from Game...