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2 years ago

Popular emulators SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8 vanish from the Windows Phone Store again


Windows Phone emulation fans might have noticed that three classic game system emulators have disappeared from the Store: SNES8x (a Super Nintendo emulator), VBA8 (a GameBoy Advance emulator), and VGBC8 (a Gameboy Color emulator). As of press time, the Windows 8 versions of the same apps are still available.

All three emulators came from a developer named M.k who publicly retired from mobile Windows development in August. M.k’s emulators previously vanished from the Store only to reappear shortly thereafter. Why have they gone away once more, and will they return once again? Windows Phone Central has the full scoop on the future of SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8. Head past the break for all the details!

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2 years ago

Rack 'em up with these Billiard Games for your Windows Phone


Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Billiards

Last week’s Windows Phone Central roundup dealt with bowling games for our Windows Phones.  At the suggestion of one of our readers (thanks newVariable), this week we turn our focus on another indoor sporting activity – billiards.

Billiards or pool games can be a fun way to pass the time with.  The challenge of the game will keep things interested and the genre is well suited for multi-player action.  We pulled four billiard games from the Windows Phone Store for this week’s roundup based on their Store ratings.  All three had merit and have their own level of appeal.

If we have missed your favorite Pool game, feel free to sound off in the comments below.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Amzer offers flat 70% off storewide on Black Friday (US Only)

2 years ago

New video shows off the Nokia Lumia 1320 in 360 degrees


Nokia has released a new promo video for the Nokia Lumia 1320 on their Youtube channel. The video shows off the device with 360-degree views. The big 6-inch display is definitely the highlight. As we go around the device, we see glimpses of Storyteller, camera roll, and Temple Run. We're also liking the background music!

Head past the break to watch the new video.

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2 years ago

Black Friday 2013 Deals


We're rounding up the very best deals for Black Friday 2013 in tablets, smartphones, speakers and headphones, mobile accessories, and other cool electronic stuff! Check it all out here for the greatest deals that America's retailers have to offer on the day after Thanksgiving. Prices will, of course, mostly only be applicable on Black Friday (that's November 29), and in some instances on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), and may only be available in limited quantities and only in stores.

We'll be updating this page frequently leading up to Black Friday, so check back later for even more deals!

2 years ago

Facebook for Windows 8.1 gets a massive update for Thanksgiving


Following on the heels of yesterday’s momentous update for the Facebook beta app for Windows Phone 8, its Windows 8.1 counterpart has also been bumped with some significant changes.

Last updated on November 13, this new version will sure to make many happy as there are slew of new changes and fixes for the popular social networking app. Let’s see what’s new!

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2 years ago

Indigo learns some new translation tricks in latest Windows Phone update


Indigo ( is a personal assistant for Windows Phone and has been available for some time. We've covered the app in the past numerous times, but we're back once again with an update. If you're looking for something that offers slightly more functionality than the built-in voice command technology, you'll definitely want to head on past the break and see what Indigo is all about.

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2 years ago

Nokia finally puts the Lumia 1020 on sale in Indonesia, starting Nov 29

2 years ago

Nokia bumps Extras + Info for Lumia phones to fine tune your device

2 years ago

Unofficial Snapchat client 6snap 1.2 submitted to the Store, here’s what’s coming next


Rudy Huyn’s Snapchat client 6snap so far has survived being an unofficial clone of the popular messaging app. That’s the good news for those worried about an immediate copyright complaint.

The even better news is that after this week’s 1.1 update, version 1.2 has just been submitted to the Store. It won’t arrive probably at least until Monday, but in case you want a heads up, here’s what is coming.

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2 years ago

Official Sochi Guide for the 2014 Olympics app shows up, tells you where to go

2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 2520 to be exclusive at John Lewis for £399; available from December 4th

2 years ago

ArchiTech, Halo: SA and Pocket Sheep are this week's Red Stripe Deals

2 years ago

GimmalPoint for Windows Phone now live; Windows 8 version updated with cross-platform sync


Have you been enjoying the GimmalPoint beta, or have been eagerly awaiting the app to be released on Windows Phone? We have some good news for you as the final version of GimmalPoint for Windows Phone is now available. If you're not familiar with the name, it's the Windows Phone version of GimmalPoint, developed by Liquid Daffodil​.

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2 years ago

Mr. Potino, not your typical Windows Phone game of hangman


A game of hangman can be an entertaining way to pass the time and there are plenty of hangman styled games to choose from in the Windows Phone Store.  Mr. Potino is one of the more recent offerings and takes a rather unique approach to the game.

Your hangman is a puppet that moves and flows as you move your Windows Phone.  The game has over 50,000 word puzzles and as you guess wrong on a letter, the puppet loses one of its body parts.

Mr. Potino has a certain amount of appeal but needs just a little fine-tuning.

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