Articles by Paul Acevedo

The Sims FreePlay Windows Phone Achievement Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 30, 2013

Last week Windows Phone Central brought you a guide to the In-App Purchases of The Sims FreePlay for Windows Phone 8. Today we’re back with part one of our exclusive and thorough Achievement Guide! It will take many, many hours to get The Sims FreePlay’s...

Xbox Windows Phone games delisted over Microsoft Points
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 27, 2013

When Windows Phone 8 launched in November of last year, it soon become clear that certain Xbox Windows Phone 7 games were incompatible with the new OS. Microsoft’s immediate solution to the problem was to partially delist all of those games, removing their listings from...

Assassin's Creed Brain Challenge Uno Windows Phone sale
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 26, 2013

Older Xbox Windows Phone physics puzzle game iBlast Moki is the Red Stripe Deal of the Week, and that’s cool. Wouldn’t you like some more games to go on sale though? Of course you would! And you’re getting your wish, buddy. Three more games have their prices...

iBlast Moki Path of Kara ProShot Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 26, 2013

It’s another good week for Xbox Windows Phone 8 gamers with yesterday’s release of Tetris Blitz. But more games are always better, and Windows Phone 7 users need stuff to play too. So perhaps the Xbox Red Stripe Deal will do the trick. It’s a blast from the...

Sims FreePlay In-App Purchase Guide Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 25, 2013

While the flow of new Xbox games for Windows Phone has slowed this year, the number of free to play games in the Xbox lineup continues to grow. These titles rely on In-App Purchases (IAPs) for revenue. Users who enjoy a game and feel motivated to purchase content can do...

Tetris Blitz for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 25, 2013

September has been a strong month for Xbox games on Windows Phone, especially given the scarcity of titles in previous months. Six-Guns, The Sims FreePlay, and Angry Birds Star Wars II have all debuted as free or 99 cent titles. Now we can add...

Spectral Souls MOGA Pro Controller for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 24, 2013

The story of MOGA Pro Controller support for Windows Phone 8 has consisted of little else other than disappointment in the months following its March announcement. Microsoft touted Windows Phone 8’s support for the peripheral at the Game Developer Conference, where we...

Tawkable Chinese for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 24, 2013

Learning a new language isn’t easy – especially Asian languages. Of course you want to immerse yourself in the language you’re learning as much as possible. It also helps to make the learning process fun somehow. After that, it’s up to your personal dedication and...

Diablo III for Xbox 360
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 23, 2013

The Xbox One’s November launch looms near, but the Xbox 360 continues to receive many high profile games this year. Grand Theft Auto 5 is pretty much the biggest console release of the year, but right behind it is Diablo III from Blizzard...

EmiGens Plus for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 22, 2013

Back in August, we regretfully announced that popular emulator developer M.k would be retiring from Windows Phone development and allowing his apps to disappear from the Store. M.k’s apps are still around for the time being, but the emulation torch has essentially been...

Sonic 4 Flux Family Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 19, 2013

I wasn’t too thrilled with last week’s Xbox Red Stripe Deal, but this week’s sale title is a much more solid game. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is on sale for $1.99, down from $4.99. This marks the fourth time it’s been on sale, but the last time was back in...

Six-Guns for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 19, 2013

This week, the massive open world Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on consoles. Sadly, Rockstar has yet to port any of its excellent mobile Grand Theft Auto titles to Windows Phone. But thanks to Gameloft, we do have one open world game on Windows Phone 8...

Paper Racer for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 18, 2013

Windows Phone has its share of graphically intense 3D racing gamers like Asphalt 7 and Hydro Thunder Go. 3D racers can be beautiful and exciting, but overhead-style racing games have their own simple, retro appeal.

Indie developer Black Coal...

Where’s My Water? 2
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 13, 2013

The last few weeks have been good to fans of Disney’s Where’s My Water? and its spin-off games, Where’s My Perry? And Where’s My Mickey?. First the Windows 8 versions of all three titles went on sale, and then like a week later Disney gave...

Decodering for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 12, 2013

Windows Phone and Windows 8 gamers should be familiar with Babaroga, the studio behind Shuffle Party and Zombies!!!. Babaroga has been a big supporter of the mobile Windows ecosystem since Windows Phone 7 launched. Though they seem to have grown away...

Six-Guns for Windows Phone In-App Purchase Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 12, 2013

Gameloft’s latest Xbox Windows Phone release Six-Guns is a free to play game. Of course it must be monetized somehow – in this case via In-App Purchases (IAPs). Six-Guns actually offers a wider variety of things to buy than many free games, which can...

BulletAsylum Navigon Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 12, 2013

Last week’s Xbox Red Stripe Deal knocked it out of the park by offering Modern Combat 4 – a game that had never been on sale before – at a significant discount. But we can’t expect a new game to go on sale every week… Not if we don’t want our hearts broken. The...

Sims FreePlay
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 11, 2013

When Electronic Arts announced Tetris Blitz would be coming to Windows Phone in late September, we fully expected that to be the publisher’s only Windows Phone release this month. As it turns out, EA did have another release in store for us, though it popped up...

Chaos Rings for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 11, 2013

Windows Phone Role-playing fans welcomed Square-Enix’s remake of the original Final Fantasy with open arms last year. At last, we had a lengthy and well-made RPG in the Xbox Windows Phone lineup. But the RPG genre has advanced dramatically since the first ...

Chaos Rings Windows Phone Achievement Guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Sep 08, 2013

Square-Enix’s Chaos Rings is easily the cream of the single-player Role-Playing Game crop on Windows Phone. With an intricate storyline spanning alternate dimensions and timelines and four teams of playable characters, it’s also one of the vaster and most...