Games

Glu Mobile having server issues with Contract Killer and Gun Bros for Windows Phone?

Glu Mobile having server issues with Contract Killer and Gun Bros for Windows Phone?

Daniel Rubino 33

Some users are complaining of connection errors Over the last few days we’ve been receiving some complaints about the two Xbox LIVE titles from Glu Mobile: Contract Killer and Gun Bros. Both apps require online-server access in order to play them, which is certainly a lame requirement (e.g. no airplane usage). That’s on top of the numerous bugs that people have opined about with both...

Games development for Windows Phone 8 gets boost with confirmed Unity Engine Support

Games development for Windows Phone 8 gets boost with confirmed Unity Engine Support

robert brand 27

The keynote address for Unite 12 has seen the announcement that Windows Phone 8 will get full support for the Unity engine.  Unity is a very popular engine and it was notably absent from the Windows Phone 8 announcement. The next version of the OS looks to be getting some excellent gaming support with native code and these powerful rendering engines. The engine is used to power a host...

Classic arcade game Jet Set Willy coming to Xbox 360 and Windows Phone this Friday

Classic arcade game Jet Set Willy coming to Xbox 360 and Windows Phone this Friday

Daniel Rubino 9

Although these are not Xbox LIVE games, the 1983 classic arcade and sequel to Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, is headed to the Xbox 360 as an Indie Arcade game this Friday. In addition, a version for Windows Phone is coming with it at or around the same time (we all know how hard it can be for timing). The game Jet Set Willy should be a lot of fun for those who enjoy some retro gameplay on...

Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for late spring 2013. Headed for Windows Phone 8?

Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced for late spring 2013. Headed for Windows Phone 8?

Seth Brodeur 25

It looks like plants and zombies will be battling it out once again for dominion over your front lawn. PopCap Games, makers of the wildly popular first installment of  Plants vs. Zombies, announced today in a press release that a sequel to the tower defense-style game will be slated for a "late spring" release in 2013. Though no specifics were mentioned, PopCap indicated that the sequel...

Xbox Live Games on Windows 8 point to exciting new gaming experiences for Windows Phone and tablets

Xbox Live Games on Windows 8 point to exciting new gaming experiences for Windows Phone and tablets

robert brand 22

Looks like Windows Phone’s big brother Windows 8 has coughed up some interesting details on allowing games to be paused, resumed across various platforms. The Xbox Live games, Minesweeper, Solitaire and Mahjong all seem to indicate we’ll finally experience the dream of picking up one device and resuming play on with another. Early on in Windows Phones lifecycle, we saw a demo of the...

Xbox Live - Little Acorns is now gathering nuts on the Marketplace, Deal of the Week looks MIA though

Xbox Live - Little Acorns is now gathering nuts on the Marketplace, Deal of the Week looks MIA though

Paul Acevedo 20

It looks like those ongoing Marketplace errors haven’t stopped this week’s Xbox Live release from making it out on time, unlike last week when we got the game a day late. That’s right, Little Acorns from Chillingo and Electronic Arts is now on the Marketplace! Little Acorns is a traditional 2D platformer starring a squirrel who reportedly enjoys acorns. In fact, the goal of each level...

Sally's Spa finally opens its doors to Xbox Live gamers on Windows Phone

Sally's Spa finally opens its doors to Xbox Live gamers on Windows Phone

Paul Acevedo 27

At lunch time on Wednesday, we were a bit hesitant to post a story about the Marketplace updating late. What if it updated within the next few minutes after the post went live? As it turns out, we needn’t have worried. Sally’s Spa, this week’s Xbox live release, finally went live around 1 am EST Thursday. That’s officially the latest a Windows Phone Xbox live game has ever been posted....

Editor's Choice - Pinball League - Dr. Pickaxe is rocking our world on Windows Phone

Editor's Choice - Pinball League - Dr. Pickaxe is rocking our world on Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 26

Pinball: Just one fix... Although we’re still waiting on that pesky Xbox LIVE game to go…well live, we have something else to keep you gamers happy: Pinball League’s Dr. Pickaxe. If that name sounds familiar it’s because there’s a previous pinball game by the same company, Tainicom, called Pinball League - The Juggler. This game just hit the Windows Phone Store and we’re in love. First...

Another late Marketplace update keeping Sally's Spa at bay, plus Fling raises its price

Another late Marketplace update keeping Sally's Spa at bay, plus Fling raises its price

Paul Acevedo 16

As folks ‘in the know’ know, updating a platform’s Marketplace/app store is a challenging and laborious thing. Regular occurrences like publishing the latest Xbox Live game and updating the Deal of the Week might seem (to simple laymen) like things that could be easily set up in advance, but that is not the case at all. If you need proof, just notice how the Windows Phone Marketplace...