Articles by Paul Acevedo

Throne Together for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 06, 2014

Just last Tuesday I lamented the lack of Xbox games for Windows Phone, and the hurdles that led to their scarcity. Maybe somebody up in the clouds at Microsoft heard gamers’ prayers, because today we have a new mobile Xbox game to play! Coincidence? I think not.

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Earth Defense Force 2025 for Xbox 360
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 05, 2014

The Earth Defense Force series of third-person shooters started out as budget titles on the Playstation 2 in Japan, though they also made it to Europe with new branding as either Monster Attack or Global Defence Force. Americans didn’t have a...

Project Spark Beta, South Park, and Walking Dead hit Xbox consoles this week
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 05, 2014

After a few consecutive weeks of new Xbox One releases, we finally reach a week with no new games released. Well, unless you count the Project Spark Beta, which has just become available on Xbox One. But dedicated next-gen gamers are probably still busy with...

Microsoft could ease the mobile Xbox Live certification process, and why that needs to happen
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by Paul Acevedo
Mar 04, 2014

A few days ago, we reported that Microsoft is looking to create an open-source framework for bringing Xbox Live features to games for all mobile platforms. An additional report from The Verge has since added additional fuel to the fire, giving us a slightly clearer...

Purple Cherry X for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 28, 2014

The Windows Phone gaming emulation scene is dominated by a few prolific developers: Duc Le (who took over for M.k), Andre Botelho, and Samuel Blanchard. Samuel created two emulators in the early days of Windows Phone (Purple Cherry and Blue Tomato)...

FIFA 14
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 28, 2014

Time was we posted an article about a new Xbox Windows Phone game (or games!) every week like clockwork. Those days are long behind us, never to return again. But I do get to write about the weekly Xbox console releases, which is almost as fun. And this week we...

Steve White Text and Die Windows 8 Dell
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 26, 2014

Way back in the innocent month of August, I interviewed an indie developer called Sic’em Studios about their plans to bring a duo of games to Windows Phone. Fast-forward to this month: I recently returned to San Francisco for an indie-focused event called Apps World....

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Thief, Castlevania, and Pac-Man arrive on Xbox consoles
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 25, 2014

Last week, game-hungry Xbox One fans received two fine releases to tide them over: Rayman Legends and Strider. This week we get two more releases to drool over: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare from Electronic Arts/PopCap and Thief...

Deadlings for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 20, 2014

Last year, Windows Phone Central broke the news that Artifex Mundi would be bringing a puzzle platformer called Deadlings to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Artifex Mundi is most well-known for its hidden object puzzle adventure games like the Nightmares from...

Preorder Wolfenstein: The New Order and get Doom beta access
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 19, 2014

We’re still pumped for this week’s new Xbox One releases (Rayman Legends and Strider), but that doesn’t mean more Xbox game news isn’t welcome. Always look to the future, right?

That future will be brighter in May. Bethesda has officially...

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...