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Gameloft  announces Asphalt 8 and 14 more games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 [Updated]

Gameloft announces Asphalt 8 and 14 more games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 [Updated]

Paul Acevedo 181

As mobile Xbox gamers probably know, Halfbrick recently released a new version of Fruit Ninja and Square Enix’s Chaos Rings became available to all Windows Phone 8 users last week. Beyond that however, we aren’t aware of too many game developers with plans to support Xbox Windows Phone in the future. Microsoft has been dark on the subject all year, and nobody else is really talking…...

Three Nokia-exclusive games, Bejeweled Live+, Zuma's Revenge, and iBomber Defense, now available for everyone

Three Nokia-exclusive games, Bejeweled Live+, Zuma's Revenge, and iBomber Defense, now available for everyone

Seth Brodeur 59

Three Xbox Live games that were branded as Nokia exclusives for Windows Phone have been made available to all owners of all Windows Phone devices. Bejeweled Live Plus, Zuma's Revenge, and iBomber Defense, have all been made their way into the Windows Phone Store for general consumption on Windows Phone 7 and 8. So what are they all about? In our review of Zuma's Revenge, we described...

Angry Birds Classic for Windows Phone 8 adds 'Red’s Mighty Feathers' episode in latest update

Angry Birds Classic for Windows Phone 8 adds 'Red’s Mighty Feathers' episode in latest update

Daniel Rubino 26

It looks like Rovio is getting on the ball with delivering Angry Birds updates as the original version for Windows Phone 8 got bumped to version 3.2 today and this isn’t just bug fixes, folks, it’s new stuff. The fresh update adds the Red’s Mighty Feathers episode, which ought to bring 15 new levels to Windows Phone 8 (assuming it’s getting feature parity with other platforms). So what...

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 10

Yesterday we brought you a look at Advanced Mobile Applications’ Hills of Glory 3D and the upcoming Windows Phone 8 version of Babel Rising 3D. AMA, you’ll remember is a sister studio of Ubisoft. They’ve worked with a number of gaming franchises, including the Android version of Townsmen (coming to Windows Phone from Handy Games). Today we conclude our Casual Connect USA coverage for...

Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

Paul Acevedo 64

We’re nearly done with our Casual Connect gaming coverage. At the San Francisco-based gaming industry event, I interviewed a number of Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers. One of the largest of those developers is Advanced Mobile Applications (AMA). Founded in 2004 and based in London, AMA is a sister company to Ubisoft, who publishes some of their games. During the event, AMA’s VP...

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for all 1GB Windows Phone 8 devices as Verizon's exclusivity expires

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for all 1GB Windows Phone 8 devices as Verizon's exclusivity expires

Rich Edmonds 133

Halo: Spartan Assault is Microsoft's attempt to bring the popular IP to the mobile device. Selling millions of copies on consoles and the PC, the Halo series has accumulated many fans and we're set to see that base number grow as more titles are released. Available on Windows Phone 8, the game has been restricted in the US to just Verizon Wireless customers through a 30-day exclusivity...

Tip: Jetpack Joyride is giving away free loot on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 today

Tip: Jetpack Joyride is giving away free loot on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 today

Daniel Rubino 227

Here’s a good tip for you if you’re a fan of the endless runner Jetpack Joyride. On the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions, just about everything in the Stash (the game’s store) is free today. Bug or giveaway? We’re not sure but it’s worth checking out. Indeed we bought just about everything we could from unlocking levels to new outfits to utilities on our Surface Pro. On Windows...

Get cheap and easy Achievements in Collapse, the new Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal

Get cheap and easy Achievements in Collapse, the new Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal

Paul Acevedo 34

Gameloft’s UNO & Friends launched earlier this month. Since then, two weeks have gone by with no new Xbox Windows Phone release (unless we count Chaos Rings, which we’ll get to in another article). Once again, the Xbox Red Stripe Deal is left to pick up the slack. This week’s sale game can’t even begin to match the quality of last week’s Rayman Jungle Run sale, but it should still...

Inka Madness is a cute little Windows Phone platformer you can enjoy for free

Inka Madness is a cute little Windows Phone platformer you can enjoy for free

Rich Edmonds 24

Inka Madness is an awesome little platformer for Windows Phone, which is free for the time being. The player is tasked with taking Atuq, the favourite son of the ruler Inca Tupac Qhari and a great and fearless warrior who the gods have chosen, on the important mission to free his siblings from an awful curse and remove chaos from the Inca Empire.  The title is also available on iOS. As...

UNO & Friends Review: The first online multiplayer card game on Xbox Windows Phone 8

UNO & Friends Review: The first online multiplayer card game on Xbox Windows Phone 8

Paul Acevedo 105

Having reviewed Gameloft’s Order & Chaos Online last week, today we look at the publisher’s latest release UNO & Friends for Windows Phone 8. That’s the title, not “UNOFriends” as it’s inexplicably listed in the Windows Phone Store. It’s free and runs on all Windows Phone 8 devices (even low end ones), so it’s definitely worth a look. One simple card game UNO is a very...

Microsoft cancelling unique space battle game Galactic Reign in three days; servers offline by January

Microsoft cancelling unique space battle game Galactic Reign in three days; servers offline by January

Daniel Rubino 106

If there is one thing we don’t like about Microsoft it’s when they put an end to good ideas that seemingly didn’t get a fair chance. Such is the case with Galactic Reign, the distinctive space-battle and strategy game that co-launched on Windows Phone and Windows 8 just a few months ago. The game allowed people to play online against other Xbox users and to continue the game on their...

Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone gets first update, still needs more updating

Order & Chaos Online for Windows Phone gets first update, still needs more updating

Paul Acevedo 42

When I reviewed Order & Chaos Online last week, I didn’t beat around the bush – I called it the single best Xbox Windows Phone game. No other game compares in scale, depth, or online multiplayer functionality. But that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect game, either. Like any big game it suffers from an assortment of bugs and glitches. On Friday, Gameloft published what will hopefully be...