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Xbox Windows Phone Deal of the Week returns with Assassin's Creed, plus Microsoft Studios Sale news

Xbox Windows Phone Deal of the Week returns with Assassin's Creed, plus Microsoft Studios Sale news

Does anybody remember the Xbox Deal of the Week for Windows Phone? It started quite humbly back in March 2nd, 2011 with a sale on Konami’s so-so port of Frogger. The sales rolled on in the weeks to come, typically discounting $5 games down to $3 and $3 games down to $2. Only holiday event sales would grant larger discounts, until the fateful day when Gameloft’s UNO HD became the first...

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Microsoft announces WSOP: Full House Pro for XBLA and Windows 8 but not Windows Phone

Microsoft announces WSOP: Full House Pro for XBLA and Windows 8 but not Windows Phone

We dished out praises like crazy to the original Full House Poker game for Windows Phone. It was the first Windows Phone 7 game to have proper avatar support and is still the only one, really. A picture of the user’s avatar on their stats screen like AlphaJax and Wordament have doesn’t really count; users want to play games as their avatars. Full House Poker also synced up with the...

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Skulls of the Shogun coming to Windows Phone, XBLA, and Windows 8 on January 30th

Skulls of the Shogun coming to Windows Phone, XBLA, and Windows 8 on January 30th

We’re still unsure about the next couple of weeks, but the drought of Xbox game releases for Windows Phone will definitely cease by the end of the month. Microsoft has made a rare advance release date announcement for a mobile game – and it’s a good one. At long last, Skulls of the Shogun from 17-Bit and Microsoft Studios will debut on January 30th for Windows Phone 7 and 8, Xbox Live...

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Xbox 360 Impressions: Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed and SVC: ToeJam & Earl

Xbox 360 Impressions: Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed and SVC: ToeJam & Earl

In case you hadn’t noticed, your friendly neighborhood Windows Phone Central gaming editor is a big fan of SEGA. While the publisher only operates at a fraction of the size it once did, it continues to produce numerous quality digital titles, plus a fair quantity of worthwhile retail releases. Last week, we gave the Xbox Windows Phone version of Sonic CD a well-deserved glowing review....

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Celebrate Black Friday with a massive Xbox Windows Phone and Xbox 360 sale

Celebrate Black Friday with a massive Xbox Windows Phone and Xbox 360 sale

Last year’s Windows Phone Xbox Live Black Friday Week Sale wasn’t terribly exciting, but it did put three games on sale at once, a quantity only equaled in the Countdown to 2012 Sale a month later. A lot has happened between then and now, and today Microsoft has really upped the ante. The 2012 Black Friday Week Sale is live and includes a whopping six discounted Xbox Windows Phone games...

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Xbox Live Developer Interview: Mommy's Best Games, maker of Shoot 1UP and Serious Sam Double D XXL

Xbox Live Developer Interview: Mommy's Best Games, maker of Shoot 1UP and Serious Sam Double D XXL

We’re back with another installment of our in-depth Xbox Live Developer Interview series. This time we probe the mind of Nathan Fouts, President of Mommy’s Best Games. MBG’s first Windows Phone game, Shoot 1UP came out a few weeks ago and I gave it a rave review. Read on to learn more about Shoot 1UP’s development process, MBG’s upcoming XBLA game Serious Sam: Double D XXL, Nathan’s...

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