Games

Demonstration of a NVIDIA Tegra powered Windows RT tablet running Unreal 3 engine. Coming to Windows Phone 8?

Demonstration of a NVIDIA Tegra powered Windows RT tablet running Unreal 3 engine. Coming to Windows Phone 8?

Rich Edmonds 19

Gaming on Windows 8 tablets (and the platform as a whole) just got a whole lot cooler with a demonstration of the Unreal Engine 3 running on an ASUS Windows RT tablet. Powered by NVIDIA's Tegra, the tablet was shown today running the engine flagship demo Epic Citadel at IFA Berlin.  NVIDIA quickly ran through the demo at the ASUS Vivo Tab RT press conference, which was the first public...

Xbox LIVE - Chillingo's Roll in the Hole has rolled onto Windows Phone this week

Xbox LIVE - Chillingo's Roll in the Hole has rolled onto Windows Phone this week

Paul Acevedo 55

While last week’s Xbox Live release Shoot 1UP is pretty easy as shoot-em-ups go, the frenetic, bullet-filled gameplay may still have been too much for some gamers. This week we get a much more leisurely paced style of game: a physics puzzler. I speak of Roll in the Hole from Electronic Art’s Chillingo label. Roll in the Hole stars a panda named PoPo who loves ice cream way too much,...

Switching to Xbox Live provided a huge boost for Wordament, can help other games too

Switching to Xbox Live provided a huge boost for Wordament, can help other games too

Paul Acevedo 60

Microsoft themselves didn’t have as much of a presence at Casual Connect Seattle this year as we would’ve liked, but they did stage a fascinating presentation on the effects that switching to Xbox Live has had on popular free word game Wordament. We all know Xbox Live has helped Wordament become more popular, but the specific benefits and results of the switch are extremely encouraging...

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...