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Skulls of the Shogun coming to Windows Phone, XBLA, and Windows 8 on January 30th

Skulls of the Shogun coming to Windows Phone, XBLA, and Windows 8 on January 30th

Paul Acevedo 60

We’re still unsure about the next couple of weeks, but the drought of Xbox game releases for Windows Phone will definitely cease by the end of the month. Microsoft has made a rare advance release date announcement for a mobile game – and it’s a good one. At long last, Skulls of the Shogun from 17-Bit and Microsoft Studios will debut on January 30th for Windows Phone 7 and 8, Xbox Live...

Nokia exclusives: Picnic Wars now available, Spy Mouse debuts on Windows Phone 8

Nokia exclusives: Picnic Wars now available, Spy Mouse debuts on Windows Phone 8

Paul Acevedo 32

You might have noticed that yesterday’s editorial/news piece about the extended Xbox release drought Windows Phone is currently experiencing made no mention of Nokia exclusives. After all, those exclusives don’t do people who own non-Nokia devices any good. Not one Nokia Xbox game has become available for all Windows Phone devices so far, even six months after the debut of Mirror’s Edge...

No new Xbox game for Windows Phone again this week. Here are some possible reasons why...

No new Xbox game for Windows Phone again this week. Here are some possible reasons why...

Paul Acevedo 136

Things haven’t been looking too good for Xbox games on Windows Phone lately. As our readers probably know, there hasn’t been a new Xbox game released since KenKen on December 19th. Just before that there were two more weeks with no release: one before and one after AlphaJax arrived. Nokia users have a bit more to play thanks to iBomber Defense, but that does not help everyone else. Well...

Risk wins Windows Phone 8 compatibility, but two more Nokia Xbox games lose it

Risk wins Windows Phone 8 compatibility, but two more Nokia Xbox games lose it

Paul Acevedo 30

Every time we report on Windows Phone 8 compatibility, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The Oregon Trail gained compatibility while Shoot 1 UP lost it… Babel Rising 3D sort of became compatible (which was a mistake), and KenKen lost it for no apparent reason…  Which brings us to this weekend. Good news: Risk from Nokia and Electronic Arts is now available for Lumia phones running...

Play OMG! Aliens for Windows Phone and blast 8-bit aliens into oblivion

Play OMG! Aliens for Windows Phone and blast 8-bit aliens into oblivion

Sam Sabri 15

Here’s a fun game to check out. It’s called OMG! Aliens and is for both Windows Phone 7 and 8 users. Gameplay is similar to most other ‘Space Invader’ like games and I’m really digging the 8-bit retro feel, both in aesthetics and music. Browsing the Windows Phone Central forums is a great place to find all sorts of new apps and games you might not otherwise come across. Lurking in there...