All Articles by Paul Acevedo | Windows Central

All Articles by Paul Acevedo

Rare Replay review: Rare returns with this amazing collection of classic games

Rare Replay celebrates the Rare's 30th anniversary and reminds us exactly how much Rare has contributed to the gaming over the years. With 30 classic games spanning multiple consoles and eras, this is one impressive Xbox One-exclusive collection. Find out more in our hyper detailed review!

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Former Microsoft developer Mike Porter talks gaming degrees and games

I recently met with Mike Porter of San Diego-based NewSchool to learn about his schools' gaming education programs. Mike formerly worked at Microsoft on Windows 8 and games like Halo 3. Even if you don't aspire to make games, you'll want to watch our video interview for Mike's insights into gaming!

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Watch us play classic Xbox games from Rare

Tonight we played backwards compatible Xbox 360 games from Rare. The 30-game collection Rare Replay launches exclusively on Xbox One next week. The stream has ended, but you can continue reading for more Rare Replay details, contest winners, and a full video replay in YouTube format!

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Hands-on with Bombshell, the next game from 3D Realms

In Bombshell for Xbox One and Windows PC, a cybernetic-armed heroine must fend off an alien invasion. A third-person shooter/action-RPG with a sense of humor, Bombshell could end up putting 3D Realms back on the map this fall. Don’t miss our exclusive video interview and gameplay impressions!

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Bloody good DOOM multiplayer impressions from QuakeCon 2015

During the QuakeCon 2015 opening ceremony, Bethesda surprised us all: the new Doom's multiplayer mode was playable at the convention! Naturally, yours truly had to give Doom multiplayer a shot. Keep reading to learn what running-and-gunning against other players will be like in next year's Doom!

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Fallout 4 at QuakeCon: Blow-by-blow panel impressions

Attendees of QuakeCon 2015 in Dallas, TX got their own unique peak at Fallout 4 this weekend. Bethesda shared nearly 10 minutes of new gameplay footage exclusively to attendees. Luckily we've got a full write-up with all the details.

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QuakeCon 2015 opening day thoughts, impressions and what we saw!

Every year Bethesda hosts a fan convention called QuakeCon in Dallas, TX. This year marks the 20th anniversary of QuakeCon, and Bethesda has several exciting events going on throughout the convention. Read on for full details on what we've seen and will be seeing at the latest and greatest QuakeCon!

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Quiplash review: Another hilarious party game from Jackbox for Xbox One and PCs

Quiplash is a multiplayer party game where players use their mobile devices to create clever answers to silly questions. Those questions get put to a vote, and the wittiest person takes the win. Read our detailed review with video to learn about Jackbox’s latest console and PC party game.

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Corsair STRAFE Mechanical Keyboard review

Corsair, best known for its computer components like RAM and power supplies, produces a successful line of mechanical keyboards under is Corsair Gaming imprint. The Corsair STRAFE Mechanical keyboard is the latest such product. Designed to offer all of the performance of top-tier keyboards at the very reasonable MSRP of $110, the STRAFE packs plenty of bang for your gaming buck. Learn more in our full review with video!

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SlashDash review: A local multiplayer ninja party game for Xbox One

Slash Dash from Nevernaut Games is an Xbox One game that can only be played with 2-4 local players. A group of gaming friends can crowd around a TV and compete in a colorful ninja party playground. But does SlashDash have enough meat on its bones to keep your gaming group entertained for long? Read on to find out!

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Watch us play ultra-challenging platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Tonight we played Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams from Black Forest Games. Twisted Dreams is a challenging platformer in which players switch between the two Giana Sisters to use their distinct powers. Read on to see the full stream replay in YouTube format and a list of contest winners!

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Time-traveling, genre-spanning adventure Evoland 2 coming to Windows PC in August

Evoland 2 promises a sprawling action-RPG adventure with tons of different graphic and gameplay styles. Players will hop from action-RPG to a fighting game and many more genres – all in one epic adventure. Read on for my hands-on impressions with an early build of Evoland 2 and lots of screenshots!

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Spectra: 8bit Racing – Xbox One review

Spectra: 8bit Racing is a 1-player racing game that plays a bit like an endless runner; players don't control their speed or compete against other racers. Are attractive neon visuals, a catchy soundtrack, and low price reason enough to grab Spectra? Read our detailed review with video to find out!

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Watch us play PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition for Xbox One

Tonight we played co-op crime thriller PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition from 505 Games and gave out free copies of the game for Xbox One. Read on for quick impressions, a list of contest winners, and the full video replay!

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Hands on with ADR1FT and ABZÛ, two compelling titles from 505 Games

Adrift casts players as an astronaut who survives the destruction of a space station and must try to escape. Abzû is an underwater adventure in which a diver explores the ocean while avoiding a menacing shark. I played both games and loved ‘em.

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Steam Spotlight: Save sheep from gruesome death in 'Divide by Sheep'

Divide by Sheep asks players to move as many sheep onto rescue rafts as they can before Death takes them all in various gruesome ways. A morbid sense of humor and lots of clever puzzles make Divide by Sheep a puzzle game worth playing. Find out more in our detailed review with video!

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Cityglance, the social networking app for commuters, arrives in the US

Already successful in Europe, social networking app Cityglance has just extended its reach to the United States as well. They call it the world's first social app designed for commuters, and it promises to make your trip better anywhere. And hey, it's free.

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Sports, fantasy and strategy will collide this September in Blood Bowl II for Xbox One and Windows

Are you ready for a game that mixes sports, fantasy, and strategy into one violent package? This September, Blood Bowl II comes to Xbox One and Windows. Read on for our in-depth preview with developer interview and gameplay video!

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Take a first look at Super Dungeon Bros, a co-op Roguelike coming to Xbox One and Windows 10

Super Dungeon Bros is a dungeon crawler with a fantasy musical theme. With challenging Roguelike elements, strong co-op features, and a unique banter system, Super Dungeon Bros looks like a co-op game to keep an eye on. Read on for our impressions and video with developer interview and gameplay!

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Hidden object adventure Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart coming to Xbox One this fall

Nightmares from the Deep will become the first hidden object game on Xbox One this fall. Players will search for clues and solve puzzles as they try to rescue a girl from a ghostly pirate. Read on for the announcement trailer and more details about the game and its Xbox-specific improvements!

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