Articles by Paul Acevedo

Autodesk FBX Review for Windows 8 title
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 23, 2013

This is a great week for Windows 8 game development. First the full version of Unity 4.2 arrived with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 support. Now Autodesk, makers of Autodesk Scaleform and many more middleware solutions, has just released their latest...

Flight Control Rocket and Blobster for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 21, 2013

Windows Phone 7 users must be feeling a bit left out of the Xbox gaming fun lately. We spent the majority of last week celebrating the release of Halo: Spartan Assault and publishing detailed strategy guides for Order & Chaos Online, both excellent...

Order & Chaos Online Beginner's Guide Part 2
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 19, 2013

Yesterday we published Part 1 of our guide to Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone 8. Today we follow up with the second installment, which covers lots of fun subjects like guilds, auction houses, and crafting. This installment includes a brand new video...

The World of Dr. Pickaxe
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 19, 2013

Because indie games usually come from very small teams, their developers tend to take personal responsibility for their games’ shortcomings and actively work to improve them. Such is the case with Tainicom, the Greek developer responsible for The World of Dr....

Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals geoDefense Swarm
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 18, 2013

Practically everybody who games on Windows Phone 8 is either anxiously awaiting today’s release of Halo: Spartan Assault (carrier issues notwithstanding) or knee-deep in last week’s release of Order & Chaos Online (don’t miss our Beginner’s Guide...

Order & Chaos Online Beginner's Guide, Part 1
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 18, 2013

Last week’s Xbox Windows Phone 8 release Order & Chaos Online is pretty much the largest game on the platform, as far as quantity of content goes. One can’t possibly see all there is to see in an Massive Multi-player Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) in...

Halo: Spartan Assault avatar items gear
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 17, 2013

For at least a week we knew that the Halo: Spartan Assault launch party was scheduled for last night, July 16. But Microsoft didn’t want to announce the game’s actual launch date for some reason, so doubt remained that it would arrive this week. Well, ...

Lucky Lanes Bowling for Windows 8 Microsoft Surface
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 16, 2013

Windows 8 has a great free bowling game from Microsoft and Babaroga called Shuffle Party. Well, technically it’s a shuffle board game that plays like bowling. That leaves plenty of room for a regular bowling game. Hence Babaroga has adapted their Windows 8 and...

Juiced Systems Microsoft Surface 5-in-1 Adapter
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 15, 2013

Having recently acquired both the Surface Pro and RT tablets at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, I’m now fully prepared to bring you a variety of Surface accessory reviews. The first of these is the Microsoft Surface 5-in-1 Adapter from Juiced Systems...

Halo: Spartan Assault Verizon announcement
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 12, 2013

Halo: Spartan Assault will be a landmark game when it launches on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 later this month. It marks the first mobile entry in Microsoft’s Halo franchise, something fans have been clamoring for ever since Windows Phone 7 debuted...

Picnic Wars for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 11, 2013

When is the last time a new Xbox game came out for Windows Phone 7? It must have been Rabbids Go Phone in May. That’s a fun little game for kids and Achievement hunters, but you can also beat it in a couple of hours. Non-Nokia Windows Phone 7 users also gained...

Flight Control  Sketch Taxi GPS Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 11, 2013

Windows Phone 8 users received an awesome new Xbox release this week: Order & Chaos Online, officially ending the recent release drought. But Windows Phone 7 gamers still need stuff to play, and some people just want games on the cheap. Namco Bandai and...

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Surface discount promotion
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 10, 2013

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (abbreviated as WPC, not to be confused with Windows Phone Central) is currently going on at the spacious George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. The yearly event focuses on Microsoft’s IT and Enterprise business,...

Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 10, 2013

After a three week Xbox Windows Phone release drought, we certainly didn’t expect a new game this week. My bet had been on Halo: Spartan Assault being the one to break the drought, possibly next week. But it turns out that Microsoft and Gameloft had different,...

Dream Track Nation for Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 10, 2013

Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane (two games from Canadian indie developer PowPow Games) arrived on Xbox Windows Phone simultaneously a few months back. Electronic Arts’ indie label Chillingo publishes both games, which originated as Nokia exclusives...

Halo: Spartan Assault Trinidad and Tobago Windows 8 Store
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 09, 2013

Xbox gamers have been eagerly anticipating Halo: Spartan Assault ever since Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 game at the beginning of June. Many Windows Phone gamers especially look forward to it since Spartan Assault is likely the...

FIFA 13 for Windows Phone 8 Nokia
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 08, 2013

We’re currently undergoing the second nasty Xbox Windows Phone release drought of the year (though really it’s not so bad if you have joy in your heart). During the first drought back in December and January, Nokia and EA came to the rescue by releasing Xbox games like...

Doodle God Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 04, 2013

It’s a decent week for Xbox gaming deals, with the EA July Special marking six Windows Phone games down and the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale slashing prices like crazy. But we could still use an Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal, and that’s just what we get. Doodle...

EA Jully Special for Windows Phone sale
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 03, 2013

We didn’t get a new Xbox Windows Phone game today, a fact that doesn’t hurt if you think about fluffy bunnies hard enough. Still, one thing that eases the pain of a release drought like this is a nice sale. At least, Microsoft and Electronic Arts sure think so. Six...

Fluffy Bunnies no new Xbox Windows Phone game
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 03, 2013

It looks like this is the third week in a row with no new Xbox Windows Phone game. That officially makes this the second drought of the year. Now, last week I complained about the lack of release and some people felt I was being too harsh. So this week we’ll look at the...