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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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Xbox Live:TextTwist 2 arrives on the Marketplace with a bag full of letters and noble intentions

Xbox Live:TextTwist 2 arrives on the Marketplace with a bag full of letters and noble intentions

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After a few hours delay, it’s here! The 100th Xbox Live release for Windows Phone, TextTwist 2 from GameHouse, is now on the Marketplace. TextTwist 2 is a word-finding game that plays a lot like Boggle. The game presents a random assortment of letters which players then use to create as many words as possible. A dictionary with tens of thousands of words means just about any word you...

Xbox Live: Plants vs. Zombies version 1.3 update brings a discreet change, still no Mango

Xbox Live: Plants vs. Zombies version 1.3 update brings a discreet change, still no Mango

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A barrage of Xbox Live title updates hit last week: Fable Coin Golf, Farm Frenzy 2, Ghostscape, Gravity Guy, The Sims 3, and Tetris. After horror stories of updates getting stuck in certification for months on end, the sight of all these patches is enough to bring a tear to this cynical critic’s eye. One update that we received a lot of questions about is the Plants vs. Zombies version...

Microsoft to publish Arkadium games for multiple platforms, likely including Windows Phone

Microsoft to publish Arkadium games for multiple platforms, likely including Windows Phone

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Today Microsoft and Arkadium, a developer of casual and social games (as well as socially casual games), announced a multi-year, multi-game publishing agreement. Microsoft Studios will bring several of Arkadium’s titles to multiple unnamed platforms over the next few years. Truth be told, the platforms have names, but the two companies just aren't sharing them yet. Arkadium’s expertise...

Xbox Live: Battlewagon & Doodle God make it to the Marketplace, breaking & making things all the while

Xbox Live: Battlewagon & Doodle God make it to the Marketplace, breaking & making things all the while

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Joining the free game Breeze on Xbox Live this week are two paid titles, Battlewagon and Doodle God. Both games are now available on the Marketplace. Battlewagon is a curious and very British game that takes place during medieval times. The object is to retake your lands from four evil barons. Battlewagon’s 68 levels encompass a variety of gameplay styles: firing a catapult from a...

Halo ATLAS brings non-silent cartography to Windows Phone on December 10

Halo ATLAS brings non-silent cartography to Windows Phone on December 10

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Microsoft first announced the addition of an ATLAS to Halo Waypoint back in October. But the ATLAS didn’t show up with the Halo WayPoint Mango update that coincided with Halo Anniversary’s release. Thankfully we’ve learned today that the ATLAS is not very far off – it’s coming this Saturday, December 10. Halo ATLAS uses maps (sponsored by Brady Games) to provide valuable multiplayer...