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Microsoft acquires classic civilization game Rise of Nations, future games hinted by Xbox head

Microsoft acquires classic civilization game Rise of Nations, future games hinted by Xbox head

John Callaham 115

Microsoft has acquired the IP rights to one of the most acclaimed PC strategy games in recent history, Rise of Nations, and the leader of Microsoft's Xbox division is strongly hinting the company plans to release new games in the franchise. Late on Friday, Microsoft's PlayXLBA website announced that not only had the company acquired Rise of Nations from its now shut down owners, Big...

Worms Battlegrounds review (Xbox One)
Go outside without shoes and you'll get worms

Worms Battlegrounds review (Xbox One)

Paul Acevedo 34

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launched on consoles this week. Everyone who plays mainstream games is neck-deep in that game’s free-roaming campaign, extensive multiplayer modes, and cyberpunk hacking gameplay. Yours truly is still busy with Wolfenstein: The New Order, so the only dogs I’m watching are of the mechanical variety. Xbox One also has a new indie game to play, courtesy of the ID@Xbox...

Review - Blackjack Assassin, a no-frills universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Review - Blackjack Assassin, a no-frills universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 25

We have several blackjack games to choose from on Windows Phone and Windows 8, most being of the free-and-supported-by-ads variety. But hey, ads can be annoying! With that in mind, I recently checked out a paid universal game called Blackjack Assassin from DeadCode Software (the trial is fully featured and ad-supported). With a name like that, you might expect a cool and quirky...

Disney's classic 'Castle of Illusion' jumps from Sega to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

Disney's classic 'Castle of Illusion' jumps from Sega to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

Daniel Rubino 86

Disney and Microsoft have been rolling out the hits lately, introducing three new games in the last few days, including Lost Light, Jelly Car 3 and Disney Solitaire. This morning, the classic Mickey Mouse game ‘Castle Of Illusion’ arrives on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, making it quite the combo. Castle of Illusion came out for iOS and Android late last year, so while the game is not...

Microsoft's exclusive game 'Salvage' combines dubstep and spaceships for one fun blastravaganza

Microsoft's exclusive game 'Salvage' combines dubstep and spaceships for one fun blastravaganza

Mark Guim 62

Spaceships, dubstep, lasers, bass and explosions. If that sounds good to you, then you’ll like Salvage for Windows and Windows Phone. Created by veteran developers from the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero series, Salvage combines music with the task of avoiding obstacles, collecting items, and shooting down enemies. The background music helps you understand when to swipe or tap on the screen....