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Get an early look at Peggle 2 for Xbox One with our hands-on footage and interview

Get an early look at Peggle 2 for Xbox One with our hands-on footage and interview

Sylvain Dubrofsky of PopCap Games and Windows Phone Central's Paul Acevedo Microsoft’s Xbox One console is in stores now and doing very well; we even gave it a highly detailed review last week. Early adopters have more than twenty games to choose from, most of which are actually quite good. We’ll be reviewing more of those titles very soon, but in the meantime let’s look ahead at the...

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Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Next up in our Casual Connect USA gaming coverage are two titles from an established Windows Phone developer. Earlier this year, Handy Games (one of Germany’s largest mobile game studios) jumped onto our platform with two impressive Windows Phone 8 titles: Epic Battle Dude – a “one-dimensional“ casual RPG and Aces of Luftwaffe – a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up. Both are great games (...

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Windows Phone Central takes Halo: Spartan Assault for a spin and interviews the developers

Windows Phone Central takes Halo: Spartan Assault for a spin and interviews the developers

Earlier today, Microsoft officially announced Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Just knowing that a real Halo game is coming to Windows platforms with Xbox Achievements is pretty much the best gaming news we could have hoped for this year. But of course, Halo fans will want to know more about Spartan Assault. Our fact-filled announcement article was just the top...

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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?

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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!!!...

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