Articles by Paul Acevedo

Rise of the Tomb Raider goes Xbox One exclusive
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2014

Today's announcements from Microsoft at Gamescom have been pretty exciting for console gamers. We saw the announcement of a brand new theme park simulator, ScreamRide, for Xbox One and 360, as well as fresh looks at several upcoming Xbox One games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection...

Unity Xbox One Cuphead Roundabout Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Ori and the Blind Forest ID@Xbox
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2014

Popular game engine Unity is one of the greatest boons the videogame industry has ever sent. By creating a game in Unity, developers can easily port it to a variety of platforms. Just look at how much the Windows Phone gaming scene has improved since Unity titles started showing up in...

ScreamRide will bring thrills and chills to Xbox One and 360 next year
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2014

Today's Gamescom conference has offered some fresh looks at upcoming Xbox One games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider (exclusive to Xbox One in 2015!), Quantum break, and Forza Horizon 2. Microsoft also announced a brand new title: ScreamRide for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Doom Shooter review Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 10, 2014

Earlier this summer, we travelled to QuakeCon in order to catch a first look at Bethesda's new Doom game that is coming to Xbox One and PC sometime in the future. Xbox 360 owners can already play the first three Doom games thanks to the awesome Doom 3 BFG Edition, but mobile gamers aren...

Super Crossfighter review Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 09, 2014

Back in June we reviewed a twin-stick shooter called JoyJoy, from the maker of Bombcats Special Edition. I found JoyJoy to be the absolute best game of its kind on Windows Phone, owing largely to its perfect controls and vibrant, peppy theme.

Now developer Radiangames is back...

KinoConsole Windows Phone Lumia 1520 Microsoft Surface Pro MOGA Pro Controller
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 02, 2014

A few weeks back we reviewed TouchFox, an app that allows Windows 8 gamers to play PC games using touch screen virtual controls. Control issues aside, being able to play computer games on a tablet is pretty impressive. But you know what's even more likely to knock someone's socks off?...

Solar Warfare now available on Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 01, 2014

Last year, Windows Phone Central broke the news of a 3D space shooter called Solar Warfare coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8. The game impressed us with its Starfox-like gameplay – we don't really see a lot of games of this type on Windows Phone. We followed up earlier this year...

Controller Modz Xbox One controllers
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 31, 2014

The Xbox One is still a pretty new console, and so gamers don't have much in the way of controller choices. If you missed out on the Titanfall Limited Edition controller, you're pretty much stuck with the default black controller until the camouflage design comes along in the fall. How...

Neverwinter coming to Xbox One in 2015
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 30, 2014

At the beginning of the month, Perfect World Entertainment revealed that its popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Neverwinter would be coming to the Xbox One in China. The MMO genre is one of the most popular types of games in China; they have literally...

Pinball FX2 Guardians of the Galaxy table
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 30, 2014

Earlier this month we reported that Pinball FX2 from Zen Studios would be coming to Xbox One at the end of July as part of the ID@Xbox program. This heralded much rejoicing from pinball fans such as your friendly neighborhood Games Editor and even head honcho Daniel Rubino. But at the...

Reach for the Sky (2014) review for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 29, 2014

Last year Windows Phone Central's "Gorgeous" George Ponder reviewed an indie game about hot air ballooning called Reach for the Sky. It came from Copenhagen-based indie developer Aemto and utilized a charging pixel art style. Sadly, that game is no longer available on the Windows Phone...

Royal Revolt 2 review Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 26, 2014

The original Royal Revolt (developed by Flare Games in Germany) was one of the first truly high quality games for Windows 8 and RT (it also appeared on Windows Phone). The game play combined smooth touch-screen combat with mild strategy elements, making for an addictive reverse tower...

Modern Combat 5 now available on Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 24, 2014

Earlier this week we announced that the long-awaited Modern Combat 5: Blackout would be launching on mobile Windows platforms on the same day-and-date as the Android and iOS versions. In the past, Gameloft titles typically arrived on Windows Phone months or even years later than other...

Snuggle Truck and Jack Lumber contest winners
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 22, 2014

Over the weekend, Windows Phone Central announced a contest in which readers could win copies of Snuggle Truck and Jack Lumber from Owlchemy labs. To enter, all you had to do was pick a game and give us a Monty Python quote. Monty Python is the British comedy troupe responsible for the...

Big Business Deluxe opens shop on Windows 8 and RT Microsoft Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 21, 2014

Last week we reviewed Big Business Deluxe, the latest city building game for Windows Phone from Russian publisher Game Insight. The game combines traditional city building tropes with some business management mechanics, allowing players to create, process, and sell products as they grow...

Contest – Win a copy of Jack Lumber or Snuggle Truck from Owlchemy Labs!
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 19, 2014

Every now and then a new game developer joins the Windows Phone ecosystem and you just wonder how we ever lived without them. One such company is Owlchemy Labs, a small studio who recently published two stellar games: Snuggle Truck, a 2D driving/stunt game, and Jack Lumber, the best...

QuakeCon Ventrillo stage Doom reveal
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 18, 2014

Yesterday your friendly neighborhood gaming editor travelled through the rain to Dallas, TX for QuakeCon. It was a totally uneventful trip and nothing dangerous or life shattering happened long the way, no sir. QuakeCon is Bethesda's annual fan convention, where visitors can compete in...

Sniper Elite III Hunt the Gray Wolf DLC Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 16, 2014

A long time ago there was this Adolf Hitler guy, and it turns out he was history's biggest jerk. As a result, many people have fantasized about going back in time and killing the punk off before he got into everybody's business. Lots of videogames take place during World War II, but...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 16, 2014

Microsoft Surface owners might remember Juiced Systems as the seller of the super useful Surface Adapters, which squeeze a bunch of extra functionality out of the Surface tablets' single USB ports. Juiced sells a variety of unique USB hubs for mobile devices. All very good, but our...

Pinball FX2 to coming Xbox One Walking Dead table
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 16, 2014

Pinball FX2 is a bittersweet game for many Windows Phone gamers. A Windows Phone version of the popular Xbox 360 game was supposed to come along in 2012 (see our interview), but it turned into vaporware (unofficial cancellation) instead. At least it did come out on Windows 8, giving...