Chillingo

Picnic Wars ditches exclusivity, brings the food fight to all Windows Phone users

Picnic Wars ditches exclusivity, brings the food fight to all Windows Phone users

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When is the last time a new Xbox game came out for Windows Phone 7? It must have been Rabbids Go Phone in May. That’s a fun little game for kids and Achievement hunters, but you can also beat it in a couple of hours. Non-Nokia Windows Phone 7 users also gained access to Jet Set Go in June when its Nokia exclusivity ended. Obviously, new Xbox releases for Windows Phone 7 are winding down...

Vampire Rush Windows Phone update repairs an Xbox Achievement, but problems linger

Vampire Rush Windows Phone update repairs an Xbox Achievement, but problems linger

Paul Acevedo 15

When Vampire Rush debuted as a Nokia-exclusive Xbox Windows Phone game at the beginning of April, it won my heart with its mixture of action and tower defense gameplay, humor, and a distinct lack of sparkles. But it did suffer from a couple of broken Achievements as well as a conspicuous lack of the iOS version’s Survival mode. The developers promised a patch, and so I didn’t stress...

Video: Chillingo announces Contre Jour and more Xbox games coming to Windows 8

Video: Chillingo announces Contre Jour and more Xbox games coming to Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 35

Of all the offsite meetings we engaged in during GDC, the most pleasant place to visit was probably Electronic Arts’ suite at the St. Regis Hotel. Within that cozy location, Android Central’s Simon Sage and I met with Dan Tausney, PR Manager of Chillingo. As you might remember from our article about their most recent Windows Phone releases, Chillingo is the arm of EA responsible for...

Glass half full: Nokia brings Xbox games Vampire Rush and Storm in a Teacup to Windows Phone

Glass half full: Nokia brings Xbox games Vampire Rush and Storm in a Teacup to Windows Phone

Paul Acevedo 56

Ah, Chillingo. Where would Lumia owning gamers be without you? Just a couple of weeks ago, the indie-focused arm of Electronic Arts published a pair of new Nokia exclusive Xbox games: Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane.  Those ports are a little rough, but the developer PowPowGames already has patches on the way. Besides, more Xbox games is always a good thing, especially after that...

Chillingo delivers new Nokia exclusives for Xbox Windows Phone: Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane

Chillingo delivers new Nokia exclusives for Xbox Windows Phone: Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane

Paul Acevedo 66

Windows Phone 8 has received so much Xbox game love this week (in the form of The Dark Knight Rises and Shark Dash) that Windows Phone 7 owners were surely feeling left out. I mean, they should all be busy with Galactic Reign, but that’s another story. Apparently someone at Nokia saw the lack of releases for the legacy OS and said, “No! This should not be.” To that end, Nokia and...

Two Xbox games from Chillingo earn their Windows Phone 8 compatibility at last

Two Xbox games from Chillingo earn their Windows Phone 8 compatibility at last

Paul Acevedo 21

After today’s disappointing news of another week without a new Xbox game for Windows Phone, our gaming readers could probably use some cheering up. Well, I’m pleased to share some win-win information with you now. Not one, but two partially delisted Xbox games for Windows Phone have just become Windows Phone 8 compatible: Feed Me Oil and Parking Mania, both from Chillingo. That brings...

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...

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...