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Sniper Shooing is a mission based arcade game for Windows Phone that has you playing the role of a vigilante who is tasked with cleaning up the streets of the criminal element. Each mission has you searching for a criminal ranging from the simple street thug to kingpins of the underworld.

Available for low memory Windows Phones, the game includes 36 missions that are spread across six chapters. Game mechanics take a little time to get the hang of and Sniper Shooting but overall, Sniper Shooting isn't a bad time waster of a game.

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Tales from the Borderlands is a brand-new episodic adventure game set within the Borderlands universe. A collaboration between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software, Tales is the most story-driven Borderlands game yet. Players can grab the episodes individually as they are released, or opt for a season pass to get all five episodes for a little cheaper. The first episode is already available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and 4, and PC and Mac, with the Android and iOS versions sometime thereafter.

To celebrate the launch of Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games recently held a premiere event at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson (Dallas), TX. This marks the first time a game has debuted at the renowned movie theater chain, and we were lucky enough to attend. Read on for my impressions of the Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1: Zero Sum reveal event and the game itself!

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Bobo, an endless floater game for Windows Phone

Bobo is a simple time waster of a game for your Windows Phone where you have to help a mystical creature navigate its way through a mysterious forest. You guide Bobo up and down the screen to avoid various dangers as he floats endlessly through the forest.

The game's graphics are a little on the dark side, but matches nicely with the mood of the backstory. Game play with Bobo is simple but not without challenge. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Bobo may not be a game to sit down and play for extended periods, but for short spurts, it might not be a bad title for your Windows Phone gaming library.

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Yesterday we kicked off our holiday week of Xbox One Twitch streams by showcasing platforming games Kalimba and Thomas Was Alone. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we continue with the game-playing festivities, showcasing two recently released Xbox One titles.

First we'll stream Pier Solar and the Great Architects, a beautiful retro Role-Playing Game (RPG) from ID@Xbox developer Watermelon. After that, we'll stream Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions. The latest in the twin-stick shooting series that started on Xbox comes from Lucid Games and Activision's Sierra label.

The stream has ended, and a good time was had by all. Read on to check out the archive videos and contest winners!

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Pastry Paradise rolls out some puzzle fun on Windows Phone

Gameloft has released a new puzzle game for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Titled Pastry Paradise, the game tasks players with matching three (or more) tasty items on a board to clear them and earn points. However, there are a few differences between Pastry Paradise and other titles in the genre. The use of diagonal swipes, cakes and other lovely treats, as well as boosters and bake-offs help keep players entertained.

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My Friend Spooner is a Windows Phone game that fuses the storyline of a comic book with a platform video game. You join three amigos, Husk, Tent and Spooner, on an adventure searching for hidden treasure and avoid dangers along the way.

Graphics are nicely drawn up and reminds me a little of the popular Windows Phone game Dark Lands. Gaming controls consists of a series of screen gestures and each of the fifty-two levels of play are full of challenges to discover the path to get all your characters to the exit.

Available for low-memory devices, My Friend Spooner is another project supported by Microsoft's App Campus and an entertaining title to add to your Windows Phone gaming library.

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We've got a busy week of Xbox One Twitch streaming lined up for you guys, and plenty of great prizes to sweeten the deal! Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we'll give you a chance to see two new and upcoming 2D platformers.

First we'll stream our first look at Kalimba, the latest game from Press Play, makers of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Tentacles. Kalimba won't launch until December 17, so tune in to see it early! After that, we'll stream Thomas Was Alone, the clever and artistic ID@Xbox platformer from Mike Bithell and Curve Digital.

The stream has ended, but you can still watch the archive videos to see what each game was like. Don't miss them!

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Sparkle 2 Evo is a game of survival for our Windows Phone that has you rising up from the primordial goo as a tiny aquatic creature and progress up the evolutionary ladder.

The evolutionary path has several options including becoming an aggressive carnivore, a sluggish herbivore or an omnivore, which is described as something in between a carnivore and herbivore. The game include 15 levels of play and plenty of boss-like battles to fight.

Available for low-memory Windows Phone, Sparkle 2 Evo normally runs $2.99 but through the myAppFree deal, you can pick it up for free over the next 24 hours.

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Biotix: Phage Genesis is a war game for our Windows Phone where you are battling for the survival of your species on the cellular level.

The game has a single player, multi-level gaming mode and an online multiplayer quick battle mode. Add the ability to upgrade your cells with over 100,000 upgrade combinations and Biotix is an appealing, addictive title to add to your Windows Phone gaming library. Biotix is available for low-memory devices as well as Windows 8 devices.

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'Tis the season to great game and entertainment deals! Earlier today we broke down where you could get the best deals for Xbox One games from retailers, which you can read here. Yet some of you were left unsatisfied that we didn't do a post for digital sales. We're rectifying that now as the Xbox Store just announced its Black Friday sale for those ready to indulge in some digital greatness, featuring heavy discounts on movies, games, and TV season passes.

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After apologizing a couple of weeks ago, the folks over at 343 Industries have issued a small statement today on the progress of fixes for the problems that have been plaguing Halo: The Master Chief Collection since its launch. According to the blog post, the developer is working hard to bring the experience up to player expectations, and plans to release both a content patch as well as server-side fixes later this week to address the game's shortcomings.

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Sorry everyone, there is no 'Out This Week Segment' today since this week's release is held to a single digital release, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions. So instead, we decided to put together a list of our favorite Xbox One games that will be on sale for Black Friday.

We're going to break this down by retailers and include which games they have the best deals on that way it doesn't get repetitive. We'll include games from major retailers such as the Microsoft Store, Target, and Best Buy. For those that are looking for Xbox One console bundles look no further than our Black Friday guide here.

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On November 22, 2013 the Xbox One launched in the US and several other territories. The first new console from Microsoft in 8 years, the One was long overdue. But at launch, the Xbox One faced an uphill battle due to a series of PR blunders, poor pre-leadership from former Xbox chief Don Mattrick (who tellingly departed for Zynga in July that year), and a $100 price disadvantage against its competitor the Playstation 4.

In our comprehensive launch review, I praised the Xbox One as a games and entertainment machine, but criticized its underdeveloped user interface, social features, and other major and minor failings. Luckily, Microsoft has worked hard under new Xbox head Phil Spencer's leadership to improve the Xbox One in the first post-launch year. Now we're back with another massive review that looks at the console's many strides and areas that continue to need improvement.

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Zombies have invaded the Windows Phone Store once again. This time they are running amuck in the Windows Phone title Dead Hunt.

Dead Hunt has Zombies overwhelming the world, seeking out fresh human brains to dine upon. Your job, as you might guess, is to battle waves of Zombies and survive the apocalypse.

Available for low-memory devices and Windows 8 devices, Dead Hunt is full of character development, weapons and gear upgrades and fast action game play. Graphics are nice but weapons performance could be a bit better. Still, if you like action games Dead Hunt is worth a try.

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