Articles by Paul Acevedo

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...

MiniSuit Rugged Hybrid Kickstand Case for Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 05, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is an absolutely massive phone. With hardware so impressive (and a fairly sizable price tag), you’re going to want to take excellent care of it. And the Lumia 1520’s beautiful 6-inch screen also makes the device excel at video playback. Failing to...

Windows Phone Central to judge at the Big Indie Pitch at Apps World
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 02, 2014

Windows Phone Central has a proud tradition of providing live coverage from a variety of gaming events. We’ve brought you news and interviews from E3, Game Developer’s Conference, Casual Connect, and more. If there are Windows Phone, Windows 8, or Xbox games to be...

Sims FreePlay Adulthood update Windows Phone guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 02, 2014

With all the neglect we’ve seen the Xbox Windows Phone versions of multiplatform games receive, Electronic Arts’ treatment of The Sims FreePlay is nothing short of amazing. Since debuting in September of last year, FreePlay has been updated four times...

Jet-Set Scratch-Off Gold for Windows Phone Windows 8 Surface
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by Paul Acevedo
Feb 01, 2014

Gambling is an expensive real life hobby, unless you’re great at it. Gambling games take away the risk and cost (for the most part) and just let you focus on the fun of the game and the rush of winning.

You’ll find plenty of card games on mobile Windows...

Carcassonne Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 30, 2014

It’s another week with no new Xbox Windows Phone game. Things could be worse – most of us are probably too busy with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (and maybe even Throne Wars) to feel Achievement pangs. But a little Xbox Red Stripe Deal action can’t...

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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 28, 2014

Last month, Russian publisher Game Insight’s popular city building game 2020: My Country launched on Windows 8. The game did not run on Windows RT at that time, nor was the Windows Phone 8 version ready. Optimizing for ARM-based hardware takes a little more...

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Windows Phone Lumia 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 27, 2014

Last November, gaming giant Rockstar Games surprised us all by announcing that their mobile pot of Playstation 2/Xbox hit Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be coming to Windows Phone 8 alongside the iOS and Android versions. A lot of the larger console...

Throne Wars for Windows Phone 8
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 26, 2014

Back in the early days of Windows Phone 7 gaming, online games were few and far between. One game – Haypi Kingdom – made a name for itself by offering an MMO experience in which players could build strongholds and war against each other. Haypi Kingdom...

Asphalt 5 Windows Phone Lumia 620
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 24, 2014

Asphalt 7 and 8 are the best-known racers on Windows Phone 8, and deservedly so. But the series appeared on Windows Phone (and even Windows mobile) before. Asphalt 5 arrived as an Xbox Windows Phone 7 game way back in July 2012, more than a...

cOLLAPSE bAKING bUSINESS fATE OF THE pHARAOH Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 23, 2014

After another week with no new Xbox release on Windows Phone, only a solid Xbox Red Stripe Deal could cure Achievement-hungry Windows Phone gamers’ woes. This week’s deal is a repeat though, having previously been on sale in 2012 and 2013. Collapse! from Game...

MOGA Pro Controller Windows Phone Lumia 920
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 21, 2014

The history of MOGA controller support on Windows Phone has been tumultuous. Microsoft and MOGA manufacturer Power A first announced that the then-upcoming MOGA Pro Controller would be Windows Phone 8 compatible during last year’s GDC. Games would need to specifically...

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...