Articles by Paul Acevedo

Green Jelly for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Nov 04, 2013

Hey guys, did you miss me? I’ve been busy playing Green Jelly, which you mustn’t confuse with the band who performed ‘Three Little Pigs’ in the nineties.

This Green Jelly is actually the latest Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 game from Russian...

Foul Play for Xbox 360 XBLA
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 23, 2013

Seeing as how we didn’t get a new Xbox Windows Phone game last week, we’ll look at a downloadable Xbox 360 game instead. Foul Play is a recent Xbox Live Arcade game from UK-based publisher Mastertronic.

Foul Play’s title might make you think the...

Chickens Can't Fly returns to Windows Phone as indie game
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 23, 2013

Last month, Microsoft pulled 11 Xbox games from the Windows Phone Store, 10 of which had used Microsoft Points as the payment method for their In-App Purchases. At the time, we speculated that only a few games would return at all, and mostly stripped of their Xbox...

The Sims FreePlay for Windows Phone Teen Update
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 21, 2013

The Sims FreePlay was a very big game when it arrived on Windows Phone 8 in September. So big that we published a two installment Achievement guide and an In-App Purchase guide on top of our usual review. But even then, our version lacked some content from the...

Aces of the Luftwaffe
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 19, 2013

Back at Casual Connect in August, we interviewed German developer Handy Games about some of their upcoming Windows Phone and Windows 8 titles: 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen. Those two fine-looking titles are still in development, but the game maker...

Eyez for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 17, 2013

We first discovered unconventional platformer/puzzle game Eyez back in June, right around E3 time when we interviewed the developer. The game instantly caught my eyes with its beautiful hand-drawn Asian artwork and striking use of colors. It also packs some...

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals Rocket Riot Tweet It
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 16, 2013

Time was that Microsoft notified us of every Red Stripe Deal (then called the Xbox Live Deal of the Week) in advance. Sadly they stopped doing so many moons ago, but that hasn’t stopped our inquisitive nature. Today I was sniffing around all Wolverine-like and caught...

Halo 3 Games with Gold
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 16, 2013

Today marks the availability of October’s second Games with Gold offering for Xbox 360 owners. From now through October 31, Xbox Live Gold members can download one of the console’s earliest hits: Halo 3 from Bungie and Microsoft Studios.

If you’ve never...

Babel Rising 3D for Windows Phone Windows 8 Surface
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 16, 2013

Last year Ubisoft released its first Xbox game for Windows Phone, Babel Rising 3D. Mando Productions created the original game while Advanced Mobile Applications ported it to Windows platforms. Babel Rising arrived just a month before Windows Phone 8....

Six-Guns for Windows 8 Microsoft Surface Pro Xbox Controller
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 15, 2013

Six-Guns is one of the largest scale Xbox games for Windows Phone 8 thanks to its open world setting and vast assortment of missions to complete. Despite some overbearing In-App Purchases and an undercooked multiplayer mode, Gameloft’s western-themed game has...

Tawkable Chinese for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 15, 2013

Remember Tawkable Chinese, the game that helps players learn the Chinese mandarin language? Hey, it’s not like any platform is overflowing with games dedicated to language learning. Tawkable Chinese happens to be a timed exclusive for Windows Phone 8,...

Assassin's Creed UNO Brain Challenge Windows phone delisted
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 12, 2013

Earlier this week, three Xbox Windows Phone 7 titles from Gameloft suddenly got delisted from the Store. It’s not totally unusual for games to be delisted; at the end of September a record-setting 11 games received the same treatment. But most of those games handled In-...

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals Dark Knight Rises Armed Weave
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 10, 2013

With no new Xbox release for Windows Phone this week, gamers in search of a fix will have to look to the Xbox Red Stripe Deal for their entertainment. The latest deal game is Gameloft’s Dark Knight Rises for Windows Phone 8. It’s on sale for $2.99, as it also...

Rayman Jungle Run for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 09, 2013

Last month, the Windows 8 version of Rayman Jungle Run received a sizable update. Ubisoft added 20 new levels to their beautiful 2D platformer, and for free. New levels are all very well and good, but what about the Windows Phone 8 version of the game? We...

Tetris Blitz for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 09, 2013

Russian computer engineer and game designer Alexy Pajitnov created Tetris for PCs way back in 1984. But Tetris first caught the public eye when Nintendo packed it in with the original GameBoy portable console in 1989. Since then, a number of companies...

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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 05, 2013

Less than a week ago we reported that two former Nokia exclusive Xbox games: Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane become available to all Windows Phone users. Several more former exclusives have just followed, right in time for the weekend: Vampire Rush...

Brando Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 04, 2013

The release of Order & Chaos Online was a big deal for Windows Phone 8 gamers. Finally, our platform had a fully- fledged massively multiplayer online role-playing game with beautiful 3D graphics and Xbox Achievements. But graphically intense online games...

EMU7800 for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 04, 2013

Not long ago, Spectral Souls became the second Windows Phone 8 game with MOGA Pro Controller support. More games will surely follow, though not at the pace gamers would probably like. MOGA manufacturer Power A’s reluctance to officially acknowledge Windows...

The Sims FreePlay for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 02, 2013

We’ve poured on The Sims FreePlay coverage lately, and why not? Xbox Windows Phone games have become relatively scarce this year (though September saw plenty of new releases). It’s also a massively sized mobile entry in one of gaming’s most popular franchises…...

The Sims FreePlay Achievement Guide for Windows Phone Part 2
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by Paul Acevedo
Oct 01, 2013

Welcome to the second half of Windows Phone Central’s Sims FreePlay Achievement guide! In this installment, you’ll learn how to bust ghosts and feel good, make babies, and get your kids’ grades up on high. We’ll put you on the long, long road to completing 1,...