Articles by Paul Acevedo

We're giving out more than 20 copies of Sniper Elite III tonight on Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 17, 2015

On Thursday, 505 Games announced that Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition will be coming to Xbox One and 360 and Playstation systems in March. That will be an excellent time to buy the game, as the Ultimate Edition will include tons of DLC at no extra cost. But maybe you'd like to get it...

Buy and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One with our exclusive translation guide
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 17, 2015

In early December, the Xbox One got its first Japanese exclusive retail game: Puyo Puyo Tetris from Sega. That same month, Ubisoft plopped out another boring, generic Tetris game as a downloadable Xbox One title in English territories: Tetris Ultimate.

But in far-off Japan, Sega...

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 17, 2015

World War II-era third-person shooter Sniper Elite III is one of my favorite Xbox One games of 2014. The gameplay combines equal parts stealth and gruesome sniping kills, all in the service of thwarting the Nazi expansion into Africa.

Last year we caught early word of an...

Adventures of Pip
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 16, 2015

Earlier this week, indie developer Double Damage Games announced an exciting space epic for Xbox One called Rebel Galaxy. Fans of space-faring science fiction will gravitate towards its mixture of deep space exploration, combat, and adventure.

Meanwhile, another couple of indie...

Flockers Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 10, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Defense Grid 2 and Funk of Titans and dished out codes to 12 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be...

Zombie Army Trilogy
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 09, 2015

A few years back, Rockstar Games released a fascinating horror-themed add-on for Red Dead Redemption called 'Undead Nightmare.' Many gamers have been zombie-out for years, but we still enjoyed 'Undead Nightmare' for adding dark fantasy to an otherwise realistic Western setting.

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BladeStorm Nightmare
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 09, 2015

Earlier this week, Koei Tecmo released new details on its upcoming Xbox One action-strategy-RPG hybrid Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Among those details, we discovered that Empires would be releasing on February 24 instead of in January. I noted that it would be bumping up against...

Playseat Forza review Paul Acevedo
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 08, 2015

Last week we reviewed the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel, the best steering wheel available for Xbox One at present. Racing wheel controllers are not meant to be used on the lap – just imagine if your car's steering wheel shifted about every time you turned or moved your legs. The TX...

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 06, 2015

Yesterday I named Warriors Orochi 3 as one of my favorite Xbox One games of 2014. Warriors Orochi is a spin-off of the Dynasty Warriors series. Xbox One is due to receive a genuine Dynasty Warriors game soon, the more strategy-focused Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. The new game had been...

How to choose and use an external hard drive with your Xbox One WD My Book
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 06, 2015

It's a new year, and Xbox One owners have likely picked up quite a few new games during the holiday season – perhaps even some of my favorite games of 2014. Some new-gen games take up lots of storage space when installed; Halo: the Master Chief Collection clocks in at 61.4 GB and Grand...

Secrets and Treasure shutting down Windows Phone
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 05, 2015

Although we've recently seen an uptick in Xbox Windows Phone and Windows 8 games from Gameloft, mobile games with Xbox support are still few and far between. Microsoft still pops one out every now and then though, such as Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities (developed by Mediatonic...

Editor's Choice: Paul's top Xbox One games of 2014
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 05, 2015

Now that the new year has started, it's time to look back at 2014 and decide which games we loved the most. Fellow Windows Central staffers Richard Devine and Jonathan Dollison have already shared their single favorite games of the year. But you know me. I play a lot of different games...

Defense Grid 2 Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Jan 03, 2015

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Warframe and dished out prizes to 16 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be playing Defense Grid 2...

Review: Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel for Xbox One and Windows
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 30, 2014

The Xbox One's premiere racing game Forza Horizon 2 recently received a major expansion, ' Storm Island.' The expansion adds a new environment, advanced weather effects, and plenty of off-road challenges for racers to face. With all of those new miles to cover and races to win, now...

Warframe Twitch stream
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 27, 2014

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Strider and dished out codes to 11 lucky viewers.

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm...

Strider Xbox One Twitch
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 20, 2014

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu and dished out codes to 10 lucky viewers.

Tonight at...

Exclusive: Onigiri, the Xbox One's first MMO coming to North America and Europe
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 15, 2014

One year after launch, the Xbox One has a single massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Onigiri. Based on Japanese mythology, Onigiri has a beautiful fantasy world to explore and lots of content for role-players to enjoy. And it's even free! The only downside is...

World at Arms Windows Phone Lumia 1520 photo
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 15, 2014

Last week we broke the news that Gameloft would be updating Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone at long last. In the same story, I mentioned that the publisher also has plans to update some of its non-Xbox titles to include Xbox features. We named Asphalt Overdrive as one game...

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom interview
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 14, 2014

Adventure Time is a comedic animated fantasy show that seems perfect for videogame adaptations. Last year, fan-favorite developer WayForward created an Xbox 360 game called Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! Despite the company's track record with quality...

Warframe for Xbox One celebrates the holidays, and we run into crazy glitches
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by Paul Acevedo
Dec 14, 2014

Last week we published a guide on how to download and play Onigiri, the first massively multiplayer online game for Xbox One. But the Xbox One already has another free to play game that's similar to an MMO: Warframe. Warframe doesn't have true hubworlds like an MMO, but it's still quite...