Articles by Paul Acevedo

SPS: Football for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 27, 2014

There are basically two German developers we can count on to make great Windows Phone games: Flare Games (makers of Royal Revolt 2) and Handy Games. The latter entered the scene with Epic Battle Dude and Aces of the Luftwaffe, two fine free to play games.

This year, Handy Games...

Project cars Namco Bandai Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 26, 2014

When console gamers think of Namco Bandai, they probably think of Pac-Man or Dragonball Z. But you might not know that Namco also publishes quite a few racing games – they have no less than three racers planned for Xbox consoles later this year. Let's look at that lineup!

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Fibbage Xbox One
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 24, 2014

Last week, a downloadable Xbox One game called Fibbage popped up as part of the ID@Xbox program. Fibbage is a multiplayer trivia game from Jackbox Games, makers of the popular You Don't Know Jack series of trivia games. Besides being the only trivia title in town for the Xbox One,...

Puyo Puyo Tetris
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 23, 2014

When Microsoft launched the Xbox One in November of last year, the company didn't have the supply to meet worldwide demand. So while the console debuted in the US, UK, and several more countries initially, several other markets have had to wait for the system. One country without the...

Assassin's Creed Pirates drops anchor on Windows 8 and RT Surface Pro
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 22, 2014

Long rumored, but only officially confirmed just before release, Assassin's Creed Pirates finally sailed onto Windows Phone last week. One week later, the phone game has been delisted due to many users experiencing crashing issues. In its stead, the less buggy Windows 8 and RT version...

Fantasia: Music Evolved for Xbox One and 360 will "Let it Go" if you preorder
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 20, 2014

The Kinect is no longer as important to Microsoft's Xbox One plans as it used to be (neither of the Call of Duty nor Sunset Overdrive bundles will include it). The Xbox One launched without any compelling Kinect games (though we enjoyed Zumba Fitness World Party), and developers haven't...

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and The Golf Club arrive on Xbox consoles today – Our impressions
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 19, 2014

July and August have been slow months for Xbox One releases. We got Guacamelee and Sniper Elite III (both excellent, both also available on Xbox 360) but the well dried up for a bit after that.

Luckily, today sees two new and very different titles released: Diablo III: Ultimate...

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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 18, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy very close to home, man created the game Doodle God. On Windows Phone, it was an Xbox-enabled game built around the concept of alchemy. Doodle God never got the bug-fixing update it deserved, but it did spawn a number of non-Xbox sequels such as Doodle Devil...

Controller Modz Xbox One controller review Sticker Bomb
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 17, 2014

Last month we reported on a new Xbox One controller design from Controller Modz, a UK-based controller modding specialist. The company basically allows users to buy authentic first-party controllers for a variety of consoles and choose to have them decorated with a variety of custom...

Rise of the Tomb Raider goes Xbox One exclusive
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2014

Today's announcements from Microsoft at Gamescom have been pretty exciting for console gamers. We saw the announcement of a brand new theme park simulator, ScreamRide, for Xbox One and 360, as well as fresh looks at several upcoming Xbox One games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection...

Unity Xbox One Cuphead Roundabout Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Ori and the Blind Forest ID@Xbox
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2014

Popular game engine Unity is one of the greatest boons the videogame industry has ever sent. By creating a game in Unity, developers can easily port it to a variety of platforms. Just look at how much the Windows Phone gaming scene has improved since Unity titles started showing up in...

ScreamRide will bring thrills and chills to Xbox One and 360 next year
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 12, 2014

Today's Gamescom conference has offered some fresh looks at upcoming Xbox One games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider (exclusive to Xbox One in 2015!), Quantum break, and Forza Horizon 2. Microsoft also announced a brand new title: ScreamRide for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Doom Shooter review Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 10, 2014

Earlier this summer, we travelled to QuakeCon in order to catch a first look at Bethesda's new Doom game that is coming to Xbox One and PC sometime in the future. Xbox 360 owners can already play the first three Doom games thanks to the awesome Doom 3 BFG Edition, but mobile gamers aren...

Super Crossfighter review Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 09, 2014

Back in June we reviewed a twin-stick shooter called JoyJoy, from the maker of Bombcats Special Edition. I found JoyJoy to be the absolute best game of its kind on Windows Phone, owing largely to its perfect controls and vibrant, peppy theme.

Now developer Radiangames is back...

KinoConsole Windows Phone Lumia 1520 Microsoft Surface Pro MOGA Pro Controller
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 02, 2014

A few weeks back we reviewed TouchFox, an app that allows Windows 8 gamers to play PC games using touch screen virtual controls. Control issues aside, being able to play computer games on a tablet is pretty impressive. But you know what's even more likely to knock someone's socks off?...

Solar Warfare now available on Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Aug 01, 2014

Last year, Windows Phone Central broke the news of a 3D space shooter called Solar Warfare coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8. The game impressed us with its Starfox-like gameplay – we don't really see a lot of games of this type on Windows Phone. We followed up earlier this year...

Controller Modz Xbox One controllers
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 31, 2014

The Xbox One is still a pretty new console, and so gamers don't have much in the way of controller choices. If you missed out on the Titanfall Limited Edition controller, you're pretty much stuck with the default black controller until the camouflage design comes along in the fall. How...

Neverwinter coming to Xbox One in 2015
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 30, 2014

At the beginning of the month, Perfect World Entertainment revealed that its popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Neverwinter would be coming to the Xbox One in China. The MMO genre is one of the most popular types of games in China; they have literally...

Pinball FX2 Guardians of the Galaxy table
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 30, 2014

Earlier this month we reported that Pinball FX2 from Zen Studios would be coming to Xbox One at the end of July as part of the ID@Xbox program. This heralded much rejoicing from pinball fans such as your friendly neighborhood Games Editor and even head honcho Daniel Rubino. But at the...

Reach for the Sky (2014) review for Windows Phone Lumia 1520
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by Paul Acevedo
Jul 29, 2014

Last year Windows Phone Central's "Gorgeous" George Ponder reviewed an indie game about hot air ballooning called Reach for the Sky. It came from Copenhagen-based indie developer Aemto and utilized a charging pixel art style. Sadly, that game is no longer available on the Windows Phone...