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Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

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Sonic 4: Episode II PC beta leaks, leading to awesome new videos for us to watch

Sonic 4: Episode II PC beta leaks, leading to awesome new videos for us to watch

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For a few short hours yesterday, anyone who preordered Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II on Steam (the most popular provider of downloadable PC games) had the chance to download and play a near-complete beta version of the game. Not long thereafter, somebody realized the error, removed the beta, and deactivated it from users' Steam libraries. Before that happened, several players managed...

Monster Island no longer listed in the Marketplace, possibly due to Xbox Live Achievement issue

Monster Island no longer listed in the Marketplace, possibly due to Xbox Live Achievement issue

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Monster Island’s Xbox Live launch on Wednesday was odd for a couple of reasons. First, only people located in the US could buy it, even though past Miniclip games launched worldwide. Second, one of Monster Island’s Achievements, ‘Big Spender,’ is tied directly to purchasing $3 worth of PDLC. That raised my eyebrows pretty much off my head, and I know I’m not alone. Only a couple of days...

Monster Island now on the Windows Phone Marketplace along with a PDLC Xbox Live Achievement

Monster Island now on the Windows Phone Marketplace along with a PDLC Xbox Live Achievement

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It’s time to take a break from Sid Meier strategy games for a while and settle into some nice throwing things at other things. I am, of course, speaking of Monster Island, the latest Xbox Live release from Miniclip. Monster Island is basically a monster-themed version of Fragger. Instead of a grenadier, you’re now a monster who must defeat invading monsters. Aim and throw five different...

Wordament brings word tournaments to Xbox Live on Windows Phone on April 25

Wordament brings word tournaments to Xbox Live on Windows Phone on April 25

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Lately we’ve been fortunate enough to receive release dates for new Xbox Live games a week or two in advance – including this week’s release, Monster Island. Naturally Windows Phone gamers are already anxious to know about next week’s new game, and we can now put those anxieties to rest. Microsoft Studios has officially announced that the Xbox Live version of Wordament launches on April...

Angry Birds and six other Xbox Live games on Windows Phone get permanent price drops

Angry Birds and six other Xbox Live games on Windows Phone get permanent price drops

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Remember that huge Easter sale on Xbox Live titles we were so enthusiastic about a short time ago? It took a little while to receive confirmation on this, but we’ve learned that the seven featured games have permanently dropped in price to 99 cents. That’s good news to Windows Phone gamers as it means we have a new (and more competitive) price point for games! The seven games that...

Sonic CD for Windows Phone may not have a release date, but Sonic 4 Episode II does

Sonic CD for Windows Phone may not have a release date, but Sonic 4 Episode II does

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, the long-awaited sequel to Sonic 4, finally has a release date. And when I say that, I don’t mean just the Xbox 360 version has a release date. Even the Windows Phone and PC versions have them! That’s something you don’t see every day. The information comes from a new trailer that debuted at GameSpot today. The Playstation 3 version rolls out on Tuesday...

Exclusive: Sally's Salon and Tiki Towers sequels coming to Xbox Live on Windows Phone

Exclusive: Sally's Salon and Tiki Towers sequels coming to Xbox Live on Windows Phone

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Clockwise from left: Droplitz Delight, Sally's Spa, and Tiki Towers 2 It’s been a while since the folks at Game House released a new mobile Xbox Live game, but that will be changing very soon. WPCentral is pleased to announce that Game House will be publishing three more Windows Phone Xbox Live games in the months to come. All three are sequels and should be a lot of fun when they...

See Civilization Revolution, Pinball FX2, and more upcoming Xbox Live games in action on Windows Phone

See Civilization Revolution, Pinball FX2, and more upcoming Xbox Live games in action on Windows Phone

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Our friends at Xbox360Achievements.org recently spent some face time with Microsoft’s Raymond Estrada, who showcased several current and upcoming Xbox live titles for them. The video is our first chance to see several of these games in motion, plus it confirms a few choice details like Pinball FX 2’s payment structure. Head past the break for a full description of each game and links to...

Minecraft and Fable Heroes coming to Xbox 360 during the 'Arcade Next' promotion in May

Minecraft and Fable Heroes coming to Xbox 360 during the 'Arcade Next' promotion in May

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In February, Microsoft promoted both its Windows Phone and Xbox Live Arcade releases as Must Have Games. Now they look to follow that promotion up – on Xbox 360 at least – with ‘Arcade Next,’  which runs from April 18 through May 9. At least three of the XBLA games are highly anticipated titles, and all four of them will include 400 GamerScore of Achievements (the new limit for XBLA...