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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Can't wait for the Windows Phone Tango update? Download the CAB file now and do it yourself.

Can't wait for the Windows Phone Tango update? Download the CAB file now and do it yourself.

Daniel Rubino 131

File this under: Experienced users only Warning:  We’re just going to say that Windows Phone 7.5 Tango is not that big of a deal. It’s a tiny update with a few MMS enhancements and some minor tweaks (most of which are undocumented, but see our hands on video to get an idea). So we’re not sure that trying to manually update your Windows Phone with Tango 8773.98 is a high priority. Nor is...

Magenta Lumia 900 ROM for AT&T shows up on Nokia's servers. Close to release?

Magenta Lumia 900 ROM for AT&T shows up on Nokia's servers. Close to release?

Daniel Rubino 39

A non-working, magenta Lumia 900 for Italian Nokia stores For a few months now we've been teasing the Magenta variant of the Nokia Lumia 900. We first reported that it was scheduled for a Mother's Day release, which would have seen appropriate but alas that never came to be. Since then we've seen the Magenta device show up worldwide a few times including Nokia's own Facebook page but it...

The competition -  Google's Android 4.1 announcements and a new 7" tablet

The competition - Google's Android 4.1 announcements and a new 7" tablet

Daniel Rubino 129

Android is currently the thorn in everyone's side—from Apple to Microsoft to RIM—the “free” mobile OS is continuing to dominate and today they added just a little bit more. For those who weren’t aware, Google I/O kicked off today. It’s their BUILD, their MIX, their random secret Apple announcement where they show off their big plans for Android over the next few months. Here’s the recap...

Xbox Live - Super Monkey Ball 2 brings deja vu and minigames to the Marketplace

Xbox Live - Super Monkey Ball 2 brings deja vu and minigames to the Marketplace

Paul Acevedo 14

Let’s face it; there just aren’t enough monkeys in your life. That’s where SEGA’s Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition comes in. The Super Monkey Ball sequel is now available on the Marketplace and as expected, it’s packed with both monkeys and balls. How could you go wrong? After the first game’s high levels of crapulence, I was concerned that Super Monkey Ball 2 might follow suit. Well...

Zynga announces ‘With Friends’ social gaming network with Windows Phone support

Zynga announces ‘With Friends’ social gaming network with Windows Phone support

Daniel Rubino 43

Last week at the Windows Phone Summit, it was finally revealed that Zynga will be bringing Words with Friends and DrawSomething to Windows Phone this fall. Actually, Microsoft's Ben Rudolph teased that both games are "so-close-you-can-taste it" meaning we may be getting those marquee titles by the end of the summer (fingers crossed). It also looks like that Zynga partnership is going...

T-Mobile US pushes back Windows Phone Refresh (Tango) Lumia update 710 rollout to June 27

T-Mobile US pushes back Windows Phone Refresh (Tango) Lumia update 710 rollout to June 27

Rich Edmonds 42

According to a second leaked internal memo, T-Mobile US is set to kick off the Windows Phone Refresh (aka "Tango") rollout tomorrow, on June 27th. We previously received word from sources that June 20th was the destined date, but it seems as though the upgrade has been delayed slightly.  The Nokia Lumia 710 is the Windows Phone that will benefit from the update that will be installed...

An exclusive look at the rebalancing of Chickens Can't Fly for Windows Phone

An exclusive look at the rebalancing of Chickens Can't Fly for Windows Phone

Paul Acevedo 33

The new Aquarium laboratory We’ve already posted the official release notes for this week’s Chickens Can’t Fly version 1.1 update as well as the game’s permanent price drop to 99 cents. But the update actually contains a lot of changes that aren’t touched upon in those brief notes. Specifically, the difficulty of several levels and Achievements got updated for the better. As your...

Poll results: 54% think Microsoft should re-name WP8 to Windows 8 Phone instead

Poll results: 54% think Microsoft should re-name WP8 to Windows 8 Phone instead

Daniel Rubino 59

Windows Phone Central ran yet another interesting poll this past weekend on the forever controversial topic of “What should Windows Phone be called”? The proposal was to re-name “Windows Phone 8” to “Windows 8 Phone” due to the benefit of co-branding and the fact that the new iteration of Microsoft’s mobile OS shares the same kernel as the upcoming desktop OS.  The benefit for...