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Asphalt 5 running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices; ramps up price along with Asphalt 7 [Updated]

Asphalt 5 running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices; ramps up price along with Asphalt 7 [Updated]

Asphalt 7 and 8 are the best-known racers on Windows Phone 8, and deservedly so. But the series appeared on Windows Phone (and even Windows mobile) before. Asphalt 5 arrived as an Xbox Windows Phone 7 game way back in July 2012, more than a year after Gameloft first announced it. Some Windows Phone 7 games have trouble running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices with 512 MB of RAM, even...

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BigBot Audio Drop Review: Windows Phone gets an exclusive, stylish puzzle game

BigBot Audio Drop Review: Windows Phone gets an exclusive, stylish puzzle game

After taking last week off to review Microsoft’s Xbox One console, I’m back with a look at a just-released indie game for Windows Phone 7 and 8. BigBot Audio Drop comes from Wisconsin-based indie developer BigBot Systems. Not only is it their first game, it’s also exclusive to Windows Phone. BigBot Audio Drop blends traditional falling block gameplay with thumping electronic music and...

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Chickens Can't Fly returns to Windows Phone without Xbox features. Get the inside story here

Chickens Can't Fly returns to Windows Phone without Xbox features. Get the inside story here

Last month, Microsoft pulled 11 Xbox games from the Windows Phone Store, 10 of which had used Microsoft Points as the payment method for their In-App Purchases. At the time, we speculated that only a few games would return at all, and mostly stripped of their Xbox features. Today the first of those delisted games has returned: Chickens Can’t Fly. Unfortunately, it has indeed returned as...

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Windows Phone platformer Eyez updated with improved controls and compatibility

Windows Phone platformer Eyez updated with improved controls and compatibility

We first discovered unconventional platformer/puzzle game Eyez back in June, right around E3 time when we interviewed the developer. The game instantly caught my eyes with its beautiful hand-drawn Asian artwork and striking use of colors. It also packs some highly creative puzzle mechanics that you don’t see every day. Oh, and it runs on both Windows Phone 7 and 8. Since Eyez’ release,...

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Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane ditch Nokia exclusivity, now available on all Windows Phone brands

Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane ditch Nokia exclusivity, now available on all Windows Phone brands

With all the excitement over Tetris Blitz releasing on Windows Phone 8 last week, we almost missed that a couple of former Nokia Windows Phone exclusives have now become available to all Windows Phone users. Perish the thought! The games are Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane, both from PowPow Games. They clock in at $2.99 apiece and run on both Windows Phone 7 and 8 hardware. More Xbox...

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Ragdoll Run on Windows Phone and Windows 8 adds carrier billing for In-App Purchases

Ragdoll Run on Windows Phone and Windows 8 adds carrier billing for In-App Purchases

Earlier this year, we brought news of a mobile payment system called Fortumo extending its support to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Fortumo allows developers to add mobile carrier billing to their games and apps, even on platforms that don’t normally support In-App Purchases  like Windows Phone 7. Fortumo’s carrier billing can allow users living in countries where credit cards are...

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Give your eyes some million bullets to follow on-screen, DoDonPachi Maximum goes on sale

Give your eyes some million bullets to follow on-screen, DoDonPachi Maximum goes on sale

The popular shooter game for Windows Phone, DoDonPachi Maximum is now on sale. The title is currently exclusive for Windows Phone 7.x hardware, leaving those who have upgraded to new hardware to find other titles to quench the thirst for bullets, bullets and more bullets. If you've not played DoDonPachi Maximum before, now is a perfect opportunity to get stuck in and see just how far...

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