Articles by Paul Acevedo

Dungeon Hunter 4 Windows Phone MOGA Pro Controller
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 16, 2014

It’s not uncommon for Windows Phone 8 games to require 1 GB of RAM at launch, only to later be updated to run on devices with 512 MB of RAM. This happens because optimizing a game to work with less RAM takes extra time. Games don’t have the phone’s full bank of RAM to...

Mush, Skateboard Party, Nightmares from the Deep Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 16, 2014

Since we didn’t get a new Xbox game for Windows Phone this week (though I finally worked through Temple Run 2), the Xbox Red Stripe Deal must once again sustain Achievement-minded Windows Phone gamers. This week’s deal title Mush from Angry Mango has...

Titanfall Limited Edition Controller for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 15, 2014

For gamers who love buying gadgets and technology, console launches represent a fun time to stock up on not only a new system but also a host of accessories for that system. If you care about local multiplayer, you’re definitely going to need an extra controller or...

Temple Run 2 for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 15, 2014

Indie and mobile games go through various genres of the moment over time, sort of like how console and big-budget PC games have been stuck on First-Person Shooters for the last ten years or so. For the longest time, it seemed like every new small-scale release that...

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 12, 2014

A few months back I reviewed the Brando Power Jacket case for the Nokia Lumia 920. A case with a built-in battery, it could potentially double the battery life of the Lumia 920 – a dream for gamers. But the Brando case didn’t perform all that well as a charger...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 09, 2014

On top of a stellar Red Stripe Deal this week (Chaos Rings), Windows Phone gamers have another Xbox game sale to tempt their wallets. 10 Electronic Arts games are on sale for 30-40 percent off.

The most exciting discount comes in Plants vs. Zombies...

Chaos Rings Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 09, 2014

Hey all you penny-pinchers who decry the high prices that Square-Enix charges for its mobile role-playing games. This is your week. Thanks to the magic of the Xbox Red Stripe Deal, Chaos Rings, a game that has never gone on sale before, is now half off! $4.99...

Tower Bloxx New York, 3D Brick Breaker Revolution, Tiger Woods 12 delisted Xbox Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 08, 2014

It’s never good news when a downloadable game gets delisted, regardless of platform. But a delisting is especially unfortunate for Windows Phone users, because delisted Windows Phone games can’t be redownloaded even by users who have purchased them. Nor can we back...

Mossad for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 08, 2014

On New Year’s Day, we wrote about a recent App Campus game released for Windows Phone 8: Mossad, from Israel-based indie developer GreenShpits. Mossad marries location-based gaming with searching for virtual items in the real world via augmented...

Throne Together for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 07, 2014

If there’s one thing Microsoft hates, it’s for consumers to know about an Xbox Windows Phone or Windows 8 game before that game is released. You’ll recall that a slew of Xbox-branded games for mobile Windows platforms popped up at the end of 2013, most of which had...

Red Stripe Deals Doodle God, Jack Hale, Toilet People, Drive Hard Taxi
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 02, 2014

After all those December deals on Xbox Windows phone games, it’s only natural that the return to a single Xbox Red Stripe Deal of the Week would be less exciting. And so it is! This week’s Xbox sale game is alchemic puzzle game Doodle God from JoyBits. Doodle...

Mossad for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 01, 2014

Location-based games and mobile are a great fit since smartphones usually have a GPS built in and people take their phones around everywhere. Why not work that into a game, right?

Israel-based developer GreenShpits recently released its own location-based/...

Xbox 360 Games with Gold Sleeping Dogs Lara Croft
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 31, 2013

2014 is almost upon us. With the new year comes another month of free Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 owners. Last month we got an oldie-but-goodie retail title (Gears of War) and a decently-liked XBLA game: Shoot Many Robots. So what does...

Angry Birds Star Wars II Battle of Naboo
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 31, 2013

Last week, Rovio was kind enough to update all of their Angry Birds games for Windows Phone 8 with new content. This included an update for Angry Birds Star Wars II, which was supposed to bring the Windows Phone version in-line with the December 5th...

Peggle 2 for Xbox One Review
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 30, 2013

One of the greatest tragedies in Windows Phone gaming is that PopCap’s original Peggle never made it onto the platform. Originating as a PC game, Peggle eventually made its way to practically every platform under the sun except for Windows Phone –...

2020: My Country for Windows 8 and RT
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 29, 2013

A few months back, Windows Phone Central revealed that Game Insight would be releasing a sequel to My Country on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The California/Russia-based publisher couldn’t announce a release date at that time, but at least we knew that ...

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek for Windows Phone and Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 28, 2013

Polish developer Artifex Mundi produces some of the finest hidden object puzzle adventure (HOPA) games in the world. Their games are especially fine because most of them end up on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, including the Nightmares from the Deep series....

Final Fantasy III Windows Phone Achievement Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 27, 2013

When the first Final Fantasy arrived on Windows Phone, all of its Achievements were secret and thus couldn’t be viewed by players. We quickly posted a Mini-Achievement Guide to help get players on-track.

Now Final Fantasy III has appeared on...

Final Fantasy III for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 27, 2013

On the whole, it’s been a rough year for Xbox games on Windows Phone. Most weeks go by without new releases, and several publishers like Gameloft have stopped publishing their games as Xbox titles. And yet, a couple of new Xbox releases have turned up in the last few...

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood for Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 22, 2013

The Xbox One isn’t due for another retail game release until early 2014. Luckily, early adopters have a steady stream of downloadable releases to keep them busy until then. Peggle 2 (review coming soon) showed up not long ago, and Halo: Spartan Assault...