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3 years ago

Indie Windows Phone RPG Doom & Destiny not only impresses, it's currently free

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In our ‘Best Xbox games of 2012’ feature, I named the sole Xbox-branded RPG Final Fantasy as one of the year’s finest. This year we have the very RPG-like strategy game Skulls of the Shogun to look forward to, but another Xbox RPG seems unlikely at present. Thankfully an indie developer has come along to fill the void with Doom & Destiny from HeartBit Interactive. Previously available as an Xbox Live Indie Game on 360, Windows Phone gamers can take the game with them on the go…. And for free (at the moment)!

Check out our initial impressions and hands-on video after the break.

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3 years ago

Picnic Wars Review: Why can't food all just get along?

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Chillingo, Electronic Arts’ indie publishing arm, has produced many fine Windows Phone games in the last year: Contre Jour, Little Acorns, and Feed Me Oil, to new just a few. Lately though, all of Chillingo’s releases have been Nokia Windows Phone exclusives – for better or worse. Their latest such Xbox release Picnic Wars comes from Crown Adam, a tiny Swiss developer and Philippines-based Anino Games. This interesting take on food fights starts out quite strong, but ends on a lemony sour note.

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3 years ago

Challenge your IQ with Stupid Test for Windows Phone... well maybe

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If you have ever wanted to test your IQ, Stupid Test for Windows Phone may not give you an accurate reading but it will test your powers of observation.

Compatible across the board for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices, Stupid Test presents you with a series of test questions to solve. To add to the challenge, you have to find the answer before the timer at the top of the screen runs out. While Stupid Test may not be an approved method to testing your IQ, it will make you say "doh" from time to time. 

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3 years ago

Nokia launches the colourful, inexpensive Lumia 620 in Thailand

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3 years ago

Give your 8X and 920 some skin. DecalGirl embraces Windows Phone

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3 years ago

Robotek is another beautiful game for Windows Phone 8

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One benefit of Windows Phone 8 sharing the same NT kernel as its big brother Windows 8 is the ease at which apps and games can be made for the other. I remember hearing that about 70-80% of the code can be shared with the other (I’m sure one of you will correct me on this). So as one platform grows, the other will follow suit.

Here’s another fun game that started out on Windows 8 and has now made the jump to Windows Phone 8 – Robotek.

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3 years ago

LG to return to the Windows Phone 8 fold in 2013? Korea Times says yes.

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Could LG be releasing some new Windows Phone 8 hardware this year? According to the Korea Times, citing a senior executive from one of LG’s local partners, the answer is ‘yes’.

The paper reveals the tidbit under the bigger news of LGs ambitions for 2013, including the goal of selling 75 million handsets, which is no small feat even with Android seemingly doing so well.  

LG famously had cold feet with Microsoft last year over the new OS and although they were initially expected to release new hardware they backed out. That was even after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly try to persuade the massive Korean company otherwise.

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3 years ago

Bing beats Google in partnership with Facebook's Graph Search

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Earlier today, Facebook announced a new advanced search engine for users called Graph Search. The engine allows users to search content friends and others have shared in rather interesting ways.

For example, a phrase like “Friends who live in Los Angeles under 30” would produce a list of all your friends who currently live in Los Angeles and are under 30 years old. While Graph Search was built by Facebook, sometimes results from the web need to be pulled in to help add context to results. Facebook was planning on working with Google, but that plan fell apart over privacy concerns.

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3 years ago

Turn N Run returns to Windows Phone 8 just as Ghostscape departs

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It’s always a good news/bad news situation when it comes to Xbox game compatibility and Windows Phone 8. Nearly every time a game gains compatibility, another title is discovered with incompatibility issues and subsequently pulled (see this article for the full incompatibility list). That story repeats itself again today: Turn N Run from MaxNick has finally received its Windows Phone 8 compatibility patch. Ghostscape from Psionic Games however, is now restricted to Windows Phone 7 devices.

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3 years ago

Those with Windows Phones are happier than Android users, says new survey

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3 years ago

Nokia updates Audio presets and enhancements for Windows Phone 8 Lumias

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3 years ago

Liquid Daffodil slashes prices of select Windows Phone apps. Free for limited time.

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The folks at Liquid Daffodil have decided to throw three of their Windows Phone apps on sale. The fan appreciation offer, titled "3-4-Free" includes the apps Cumulotweetus, Nate & Frenchy's Random Axe and Add to Contacts. The trio will be available for free over the next 24 hours. Being the developing power behind the likes of glƏƏk!, Liquid Daffodil is a popular name that many consumers follow for top quality apps.

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3 years ago

HDR Photo Camera updated, adds flash control and post-processing

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As if someone was reading our minds the Windows Phone 8 photography app, HDR Photo Camera, has been updated to add post-processing and flash control to the app.

HDR Photo Camera still has a simple interface with settings that allow you to adjust the processing parameters before you capture the photo. With the version 2.1.0.21 update you can now perform post-processing adjustments for brightness, contrast and saturation.

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3 years ago

Speedtest.net for Windows Phone 8 hitting on all cylinders now

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Yesterday we mentioned the Speedtest.net had released a Windows Phone 8 app but many were receiving network communications errors that prevented them from using the app.

The developers work frantically to identify and resolve the issue and the app appears to be working as it should. We have confirmed that Speedtest.net is working on the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X over WiFi and cellular signals.

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3 years ago

Microsoft Surface users account for 8% of Windows 8 devices worldwide, dominates RT category.

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Latest data from advertisement network AdDuplex reveals usage statistics of both Windows 8 and Windows RT in the first month of 2013. Information presented in this report was collected on January 14th (112 Windows Store apps running the AdDuplex SDK). As well as usages, Windows RT devices and multiple geographic locations are also included.

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