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2 years ago

Help rebuild a kingdom with Undersky: The Eternal Saga on Windows Phone 8

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City-builders are those sorts of games that you can literally pour hundreds of hours (and/or dollars) into, whether you have a daily commute or some free time to spare each day. One such title is Undersky: The Eternal Saga, which has just been released on Windows Phone 8. The game, developed by SteamWarShip and published Renatus Media, is slightly different as it offers a strategic combat twist to the familiar gameplay.

Move on past the break for the full read through.

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2 years ago

Despicable Me Minion Rush lands on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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December is shaping up to be a great month for Gameloft fans. Last week, the mobile publishing giant released Dungeon Hunter 4 for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Mobile Windows platforms need all the action-RPGs they can get. Dungeon Hunter is also one of 15 titles that Gameloft announced back in August.

Another one of those titles – perhaps the most highly anticipated one – is Despicable Me: Minion Rush. 3D endless runners are crazy popular, to say nothing of people’s love for the Despicable Me movies. Those folks’ hearts should be a flutter today because Minion Rush is finally available on Windows Phone 8!

This release coincides with the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray and DVD, which just came out today. The promised Windows 8 version of Minion Rush is also now available. Neither Windows version has Xbox support, which should come as no surprise after Dungeon Hunter 4 and Asphalt 8 released without it.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Phototastic's free mode for Windows Phone

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Hands-on with Phototastic's free mode for Windows Phone

We reported an update on Phototastic for Windows Phone the other day, but there’s one new feature worth another look. The free mode option is really cool and we think collage makers are going to love it. Instead of the usual grid-based collages, free mode gives you freedom to resize, rotate, and reframe each photo however you want.

Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and walkthrough.

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2 years ago

Paper Snow now available for Windows 8.1, huge snowflakes in the forecast

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Paper Snow is an enjoyable Windows Phone app for making paper snowflakes that taps into your creative spirit.  The developer has now released a Windows 8.1 version of the app so you can make larger snowflakes from your larger screens.

Paper Snow for Windows 8.1 shares the same addictive quality as the Windows Phone version does. The app challenges you to see how creative you can get in designing your snowflakes.  If you found the Windows Phone version of Paper Snow, you will like the Windows 8.1 version just as well.

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2 years ago

Patch Tuesday: Firmware updates available for all Surface devices

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2 years ago

Get geeky and write a tech poem for a chance to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect (US Only)

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches new Photosynth experience to make places 'worth a thousand views'

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Microsoft's Photosynth service has been available to the public since 2010, providing the ability to create 3D models from user uploaded photographs. The service has been using what they call "point cloud recognition" to see where images may align. Today, the company has announced a new preview that brings the service leaps forward. 

Essentially, the software can now create more immersive Photosynths using four basic techniques (or what Microsoft is calling "experiences"); they are spin, panorama, walk, and wall. 

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2 years ago

New developers bring Nintendo emulators back to Windows Phone 8

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As November and American Thanksgiving drew to a close, Windows Phone classic gaming fans experienced a bit of a shock. Indie developer M.k’s three Nintendo console emulators SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8 all disappeared from the Store. Naturally Windows Phone Central stepped in to reveal why the emulators had been delisted. It turns out that M.k had passed development duties on to a new programmer, who would soon be relisting the emulators.

Less than two weeks later, all three emulators are now back on the Store (yes, we’re a tad late on this). The new developer has big plans for these Nintendo emulators. Learn about them (and a competing GameBoy Advance emulator called GBA8) after the break!

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2 years ago

Windows Phone update rolling out to phones with Update 3

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2 years ago

Indian tax authorities claim Nokia could owe $3.4 billion in back taxes

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Companies like IBM, Vodafone, BMW, Royal Dutch Shell, and Nokia are currently fighting unpaid tax claims in India’s court system. Out of all the companies, Nokia’s tax woes recently took a turn for the worse. Indian tax authorities believe that Nokia’s tax bill should be $3.4 billion, which is quite an increase from the previously stated figure of $340 million.

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2 years ago

Nokia reportedly working on 8-inch Windows tablet, the Lumia 2020

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2 years ago

Numerous Xbox Windows Phone games from Electronic Arts on sale, making December very merry

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A few weeks ago, a bunch of Xbox Windows Phone games (mostly Nokia collection titles) went on sale at once. Nokia, who seems to have organized the sale, also announced that several more games would be discounted in early December.

Those titles (and a few more) are now on sale. We’ve got Contre Jour, Flight Control Rocket, Spy Mouse, Storm in a Teacup, Vampire Rush, and Zuma’s Revenge are all on sale for 99 cents. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which regularly sells for $4.99, has been marked down to $2.99. All seven games come from Electronic Arts and/or its subsidiaries Chillingo and PopCap.

Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows Phone gets updated yet again; introduces IM copy and paste

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2 years ago

Is Nokia Camera deleting some of your precious photos when reframing?

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2 years ago

Official Chennai Express game arrives on Windows Phone; Temple Run with an Indian Flavor

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In India, films are one of the biggest indulgences. One after the other, there are big releases with huge budgets and extensive marketing. And the latest trend is to have mobile games based on movie’s theme or characters. It’s a win-win for both the producers and the audience.

While these games create buzz around the movie release, it also provides free entertainment to fans featuring their favourite movie stars. Who doesn't want to download free games?

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