Skulls of the Shogun, Pylon and SuperPhoto are your Red Stripe Deals for Windows 8 this week

Microsoft’s Red Stripe Deals started out on Windows Phone, but has been making a positive impact for Windows 8 users too. This week we’ve got a new set of apps for Windows 8 where you can save anywhere from 50% and up on apps! Let’s check them out.

Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the Shogun was by far one of the most anticipated games this year on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. It also launched on the Xbox 360 and enabled turn-based strategy gameplay across all platforms. It’s by far one of the best games you can pick up and its Windows Phone version was recently on sale. Today it’s on sale in the Windows Store for just $4.49. You can also download a trial to see if you like it.

Get Skulls of the Shogun in the Windows Store (opens in new tab) and don’t forget to read our review of the game.


Pylon Windows 8

This is a game for Windows 8 that we haven’t covered yet, but we just might have to after picking it up. It’s a hack-n-slash game that has strong reviews in the Windows Store from users you’ve already played it. Graphics and performance look good on our Surface, but we’ll of course need more time to make an opinion. The game is going for $2.49 in the Windows Store and includes a free trial.

Grab Pylon in the Windows Store (opens in new tab).


SuperPhoto Windows 8

We looked at the Windows Phone version of SuperPhoto back in May. Which is why it’s pretty rad that both the Windows and Windows Phone version are Red Stripe Deals in their respective Stores. SuperPhoto is a photo editor for Windows that is crazy packed with features. Its 1300 filters are cloud-powered and stellar. The deal has the app at $1.99 with no free trial.

Get SuperPhoto in the Windows Store (opens in new tab).

Which game/app are you picking up? 

Sam Sabri
  • Pylon looks interesting. I'm getting it.
  • Skulls of the Shogun is a great game. Definitely worth picking up at that price if you like turn-based strategy games even a little bit. Also go retweet --> #SaveXboxWP
  • That new Gameloft game, Dragon or (Dungeon) Hunter 4 is free and just like Pylon. I think the graphics are better and that it has more depth to it.
  • Dungeon Hunter 4 doesn't have Xbox integration and is therefore worthless. Skulls of the Shogun has Xbox integration and is therefore worth a lot. No Xbox, No Download. #SaveXboxWP.
  • I didn't mention Skulls of Shogun and therefore your comment is worthless. Go troll elsewhere. There are plenty of Xbox-enabled games that are just terrible. Don't be a mindless drone, even if you support the same platform as me. Quality apps >> a paid-for label.
  • Skulls of the Shogun is one of the games discussed in this article and is therefore on topic. Dungeon Hunter 4 is not discussed in this article. You're the one that introduced an off-topic game into the topic. That's fine, though, because you were offering your opinion and making a comparison to a game that was discussed in this article. I offered my opinion (Dungeon Hunter 4 is not worth the $0 it costs because it doesn't have Xbox integration). That's not trolling: that's offering my opinion, the same way you did, about a game that you introduced into the conversation. So, take your agro and go overreact elsewhere.
  • No. I commented to the OP, not to you. Simply because Skulls of Shogun was mentioned in the article does NOT mean it had anything to do with my comment (or even the OPs, which also made zero mention of SoS). Read the definition of trolling. Post your opinionated comments that are off-topic to someone else's opinion as their own comments. That way your potentially "innocent" response to my comment will not be trolling...and I don't think anyone would believe you trolled by accident. My comment was not part of your thread with the OP and thus was correctly posted so I didn't troll YOUR thread with the OP.   ...also, you can't say something that is free is not worth the cost. It has no cost. Since it has no cost, it's value is based on the users opinion. You can call it a lot of negative things (if that's your opinion), but implying it has cost when it does not is ignorant.
  • What you did is reply to the OP and offer your opinion. The OP did not solicit your response. He didn't even ask a question. But you still replied and left your opinion. Once you left your opinion you opened the door for other people to offer an opinion on your opinion. That's how public discussions work. Let me now explain your fallacies. You are chiding me for bringing up in my reply to you Skulls of the Shogun as an 'off-topic' game because it wasn't mentioned in your post. You realize that your post was a reply to the OP in which you brought up a game that he didn't bring up, do you not? If not, think it through. If so, you're a hypocrite and your entire argument is undermined because you brought up irrelevant information to the original post, and replied to it unsoliced. Nothing is free. It may not cost your money, but it costs you lots of other things (time, storage space). Now go take a chill pill.
  • Pylon looks interesting, might have to give it a look.
    Skulls is still probably my favorite game on the Windows / (Phone) Store
  • Skulls is a great game must get this version now its on offer... Will look at pylon too.
  • Is the Skulls of Shogun game able to pick up and play/continue when going from WP to W8. I already have it for WP, but wondering if this feature is a part of it. 
  • Yes
  • Whoop whoop!
  • Skull of the Shadow is awesome.
  • Skulls of the Shogun is one of the best games on Windows Phone.  Well worth the original price.  Grab it now if you don't have it.  I'd rather pay $5 to $15 for a well made game such as Skulls of the Shogun, than have a free to play game with micro-transactions.
  • Don't buy Skulls of the Shogun.  The developers of this game are a bunch of cry babies.  They blamed Microsoft for their poor game sales and jumped on the "Microsoft hates indi developers" bandwaggon. F them.
  • This is true, I remember reading that interview and, at the time, thought, "What ungratefulness!" for I saw Microsoft marketing the hell out of their game on Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone, and Xbox 360 and thought, "this game wouldn't have sold anywhere near as well had they not had Microsoft's backing." That is still what I believe, but I also think there is probably some truth to their gripes about publishing under Microsoft Studios. We've learned enough about how Microsoft Studios has treated other developers who made games for them for Windows Phone (see Chickens, Zombies, and Carcassonne), not approving updates, and so forth, that I'm just as disappointed in Microsoft Studios now too. They need to get their shit together and #SaveXboxWP before it's too late.