Interviews

Does Microsoft have the will to bring its Xbox gaming franchises to Windows Phone?

Does Microsoft have the will to bring its Xbox gaming franchises to Windows Phone?

Paul Acevedo 164

Although the year got off to a rocky start with an extended Xbox game release drought, the Xbox Windows Phone gaming situation has actually been looking up since February. Gameloft’s highly anticipated Windows Phone 8 titles finally started rolling out, and some weeks saw two Xbox games released instead of just one. Don’t think we’re out of the thicket just yet. The Xbox Live...

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Paul Acevedo 15

While everyone here has played a game or used an app that offers some kind of in-app-purchase (IAP), most of us probably don’t give the mobile payment systems that work behind the scenes much thought. And yet developers certainly have to consider mobile payment systems if they’re going to accept payments from users. At GDC last week, we had the opportunity to speak with Rain Rannu, the...

Zombies!!! escapes to Windows 8. Celebrate with this Xbox Live developer interview

Zombies!!! escapes to Windows 8. Celebrate with this Xbox Live developer interview

Paul Acevedo 7

Babaroga’s Zombies!!! was an early Xbox Windows Phone exclusive that  still commands a loyal following from board game fans. I fondly remember buying it about a month before joining the Windows Phone Central staff, and subsequently advocating for an update to make one of the Achievements more easily attainable. Jump ahead to the present, the Xbox Windows 8 and RT version of Zombies!!!...

ProClip working on wireless charging for in-car mounts. We tell you why we like 'em.

ProClip working on wireless charging for in-car mounts. We tell you why we like 'em.

Daniel Rubino 29

Update: We now have a discount code...see below.* Moment of humble-brag: I bought a new car recently and since it’s my first new car I’m suddenly into accessories for it. Enter in ProClip, one of the top recommended companies who manufacture in-car mounts for literally everything mobile. We had a few conversations with Johan van Mierlo, Global Partner Development Manager at ProClip at...

Discussing cameras and the future of Windows Phone with Nokia's Juha Alakarhu

Discussing cameras and the future of Windows Phone with Nokia's Juha Alakarhu

Daniel Rubino 46

Although Nokia was not announcing any new Lumia Windows Phones here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, they were still present here making sure people know that they mean business. Luckily for us their photo guru, Juha Alakarhu, was there to take our questions regarding cameras and the future of mobile camerawork. Being in charge of Nokia’s imaging for their Lumia line gives him special insight...

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

robert brand 38

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Thom Brenner, Vice President of Location and Commerce for Nokia and Pino Bonetti who writes about location on the Nokia Conversations blog. We wanted to hear what Nokia are planning for the future with its location services, which the company has touted as its main focus and differentiator for Windows Phone. Being number one in location and...

Amiga inspired Windows Phone Game, Atoms - quick preview with developer Ross Gouldthorpe

Amiga inspired Windows Phone Game, Atoms - quick preview with developer Ross Gouldthorpe

robert brand 1

Whilst at the Windows Phone Dev Day in Bournemouth we got a chance to meet Ross Gouldthorpe, who has been developing for Windows Phone for two years. Ross was kind enough to give us a walkthrough of his upcoming Windows phone game, Atoms. The game is also currently in development for the Xbox 360 and has a Nintendo DS homebrew counterpart. The game Atoms has roots as an old Amiga game...