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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Herocraft Yumsters

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 07:30 PM

Yumsters is a casual strategy game involving what I can best describe as guiding the diets of fruit-eating worms. The more they get to eat, the more points you score, and there's even a global leaderboard. Worth a look, especially at the decent price of $1.49.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Attention Smartphone Gamers, This Xappr is for You!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Xappr is a gun accessory for your iPhone that'll instantly appeal to everyone from fans of the original Duck Hunt on Ninteno to the latest Halo or Call of Duty FPS shooters."

Awesome concept for smartphone games that are first person shooters. You can preorder yours here, and they are expected to run about $30.00 USD when it is launched this summer. Yes, this is made to use with any smartphone, be it iPhone, Android or Windows Phones.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Relive The Falklands At The Helm Of A Submarine

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:00 AM

"The year was 1982. Argentina invaded the Falklands and other British territories in the South Atlantic. The British sent an expeditionary force to retake the islands. In Submarine Patrol, you will relive this era as a leader of a submarine that patrols the islands and destroys enemy battleships."

If you like submarine warfare games, then this new Windows Phone 7 game will likely tweak your fancy. Based on Argentina's invasion of the Falklands and other British territories in 1982, you have the opportunity to relive the event while at the helm of a submarine. There are ten levels of game play. For only $1.99, it is well worth checking out.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gaston Lagaffe Episode 1: Superball

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 01:00 PM

"Jumping Jehoshaphat Batman, we almost hit that seagull!!" All kidding aside, this first Gaston episode (#2's already availanble for the iPhone) has our intrepid hero taking off into the clouds in search of baloons and seagulls. Angry Birds it ain't but for $2.99 I could think of worse ways to pass the time. If you're interested, hit the link to get it from Windows Marketplace (no trial unfortunately).

[UPDATE]Vetasoft has released version 1.1 of the game to the Marketplace, where you can now download a demo version

Monday, August 8, 2011

Five New GameHouse Xbox Live Games Coming Soon

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone Software" @ 11:16 PM

"He also gave us first news of five upcoming GameHouse titles. That's a lot! All five games will be Xbox Live titles."

WPCentral recently interviewed Ken Murphy from app maker GameHouse. What they learned will delight mobile gamers on the Windows Phone platform. Five new Xbox Live games from GameHouse coming soon: Collapse!, Delicious!, TextTwist 2, Cake Mania Main Street and NCIS: The Game from the TV show. To get a description of the games hit the read link below.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Star Ninja is in the WP7 House

Posted by Darren Blade in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:00 PM

"Star Ninja is a game about a ninja on a mission to defeat the pirates! Use throwing stars that bounce off the environment and smack into the pirates causing them to flail about in funny ways. Includes four game modes and 50 levels."

Eric Cosky over at Bounding Box Games has dropped the word on his latest Windows Phone 7 Game, Star Ninja. You might recognize his earlier work which included some big titles such as Red Dead Redemption, EverQuest, Earth & Beyond and others.

Star Ninja... it's like "Rogue Assassin" meets "Pirates of the Caribbean". The music & sound effects are comedic, the animations, cute, and the game play addictive, just like other addictive ricochet games we love to play; Angry Birds anyone?. I sailed thru to level four then stuttered a little on level five, it proved a little tricky but I got there in the end. If you try it out, let me know what you think in the forums.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Angry Birds Now Available For WP7

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:30 PM

"Yes, people. Let the taunting end tonight. Between the promise of custom ringtones and now the fulfillment of 'Angry Birds', Windows Phone 7 has had its day."

I don't know what the fuss is about - ok maybe I do. When one of the hottest mobile games of the past couple of years hits a new platform, it's news. I don't need to explain what its about do I? Just hit this link to check out the trial and purchase Angry Birds for WP7 for $2.99.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Race And Battle: 3D Game Hits Windows Marketplace

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:00 PM

ATrillionGames has released a new 3D racing game featuring remote control cars battling it out with mines and rockets. The game also features a 2 player hotseat mode. You can have a look at the free version here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Atari Classics Make Their Way To Xbox Live

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:30 AM

"Last week, Centipede - a very nice arcade port and Game Room title - hit Xbox Live. This week, Microsoft follows up with two more Game Room games: Asteroids Deluxe and Pitfall."

Microsoft has added two more Game Room games this week. This time it's two Atari-platform classics: Asteroids Deluxe and Pitfall. If you are an "old time" gamer (say, from the 1980's), just seeing these screenshots may bring a smile to your face. The wpcentral site posting adds some notes that illuminate some interesting history. The arcade version of Asteroids Deluxe featured vector graphics that were tinted blue by a transparent overlay. Behind the vector graphics, a printed backdrop added a bit more color. In addition, Asteroids Deluxe did not use a joystick for movement, but rather individual buttons turned the ship left or right and caused it to accelerate. Clearly, these may not be the most sophisticated games, but they are a lot of fun to play and will entertain you for hours.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Purchase an HTC HD7 In Australia, Get a Return Flight and Xbox 360 Goodies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Events" @ 11:00 AM

Aussies, if you've been putting off that HTC HD7 purchase, there's no better time to pick one up than now. Why? Because there are freebies to be had. No, we're not talking a mediocre case or headset. Instead, how does a return flight to one of thirty-three destinations in Australia sound? And on top of that, two Xbox 360 games (Halo Reach and Kinect Joy Ride) or 3000 Microsoft Points. Just make that purchase before the end of May and redeem those offers before early June and they're yours. We're not sure what's induced this huge act of generosity from the folks at Microsoft Australia, but whatever the cause, we give it nothing but two thumbs-up.

Monday, February 28, 2011

WP7 to Get New Games - Jet Car Stunts, Enigmo, and Harbor Master

Posted by Danny Simmons in "Windows Phone Software" @ 11:00 AM

"Microsoft's indie line-up for WP7 is looking just as strong as its ‘Must Have Games' Live-enabled promotion, with Pocket Gamer iPhone favourites Harbor Master, Enigmo, and Jet Car Stunts all heading the way of the Windows."

More and more of the popular games from other mobile platforms are choosing to embrace Windows Phone 7. This is great news for Windows Phone. These are quality games with great graphics! Which of the upcoming games are you most excited about?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Watch Out! Angry Birds Flying Your Way!

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 PM

"Flock yeah! Angry Birds, the smash-hit smartphone game, is headed for Marketplace—and that’s for starters. Microsoft today announced its new spring lineup of games for the phone and it includes titles that I’m sure are on many of your wish lists."

I have been looking forward to this.

While I like the game, I haven't been yearning to play it. But it wasn't too long ago that Rovio didn't seem like they were in too much of a hurry to bring Angry Birds to the Windows Phone platform. Seeing this is a good indicator that the growth of the Windows Phone Marketplace is something that developers are finding hard to ignore.

Angry Birds is just one the games that was announced in Microsoft's 6 "Must Have Games" that are set for release starting on April 6th. Check the link for the other great games.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Break Time: 3D Shooting Game Aims To Challenge You

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 08:30 PM

"Balloon Gunner is a Windows Phone 7 game. A 3D shooter with balloons and guns...what more could you possibly want! Tilt your phone to control your balloon and work through 40 levels with many different missions and enemies."

Everyone needs a little break from their hectic routine at some point, don't they? Sure they do. Next time you're reaching for your Windows Phone 7 device for a few minutes of diversion, why not try out this new 40-level shooting game from Matt Milton.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In The Marketplace: Altair VI

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 PM

"This is the adventure of the surviving members of the crew of USS Bodacity, stranded on Altair VI, a remote planet in the peripheral sectors of the colonized space...You are a member of the Starfleet. Many of your shipmates are here for the adventure, for the excitement, to explore the outer space. Some of them to serve the Republic, to protect the peace, to bring the law in the outer systems. A few are here because this is their only option. You... have your reason too."

Featuring over 50 monsters, 70+ items, and 4 different characters to play, Episode 1 of Altair VI ("Stranded on Altair VI") is a turn-based sci-fi action RPG that promises some fun. Apparently a lot of work went into detailing the environment, artwork (which I quite like), storyline and musical atmosphere - you can read an interview with the developer here. You can even unlock bonus items by registering on the developer's website. The trial allows completion of the first two missions, and the full app is just $1.99 (limited time promotional price). Episode 2 is promised for spring 2011.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WP7 Game Great For Intellectual Development

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 11:00 AM

"SPB Brain Evolution is an intellectual software game that helps to train the brain and improve memory, logic, arithmetic, and puzzle-solving skills. The application is a suit of 12 games, which have to be played in sequence: only good results in a game, unlock the next one."

If you like brain stimulation games this combination of challenges will have you engaged right from the start. There are actually 12 games included in the suite, and among these are Brain Marking, Brain Training, Sudoku, Guess Who, Numbers, Pairs, Matches, and Minesweeper. There's only benefit from exercising the mind at these types of challenges, so what are you waiting for? Hit the Read link to get more details.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Games Chest: Logic Brings Multi-platform Gaming to Windows Phone

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 06:00 AM

Finally! After all the promises of multi-platform gaming in Windows Phone 7, the first game with those capabilities has been rolled out. Chess, one of the games in the "Game Chest: Logic Games" collection, features the ability to compete against players on the PC. This game is available in the marketplace right now, or you can try the PC version of the game at the Windows Phone 7 Web Games portal.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Don't Read This If You Get Addicted To Games

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 07:00 PM

"Having already reached number two in the US app charts and being hand-picked as "App of the Week" by Apple (as well as being described by as "insanely addictive"), The Impossible Game is now available for Windows Phone 7. You control an orange cube, and the only control is to jump by tapping the screen. The aim is to get as far as possible by jumping over spikes and jumping on blocks. Any mistakes and you go back to the beginning, and with an awesome soundtrack synced to the level it becomes incredibly addictive!"

Ok. You have been forewarned. If you have any susceptibility to addictive games then you definitely don't want to try "The Impossible Game". If you don't have 30 minutes to waste, then don't bother downloading this. If you only like games with multiple input requirements and intricate controls, then this is not for you. If you think you'd like to test out a game on your new Windows Phone 7 then you might want to try this, but proceed at your own risk. Remember, we warned you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How About A Game For Your New Windows Phone 7 Device?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:30 PM

"Windows Phone 7 devices - aka the Xbox phones - begin arriving in stores today and Microsoft is hoping that gamers will be among the first to snatch up these new smartphones. Microsoft's newest mobile operating system and the phones that use it certainly have much to offer gamers. After all, Windows Phone 7 comes with Xbox Live built in - that's Microsoft's popular online community gaming service."

Ok, so you've just purchased a new Windows Phone 7 device, you've configured it just the way you like, visited and tried out all the hubs, and have caught up on your e-mail. What are you going to do now? How about spending a few minutes to try out gaming on your new electronic wonder? Fortunately, you can quickly determine which game might be perfect for you by heading over to the Kotaku review of Windows Phone 7 games. What's more, they've taken the time to categorize the games as "good", "bad", or just plain "weird". They provide a great list that will save you evaluation time and, as a result, get you gaming that much sooner. The Read link provides the pathway to the reviews.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

IGN Reviews Windows Phone 7 Games

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:00 PM

The Games Hub with Xbox Live integration has been widely recognized as one of the biggest Windows Phone 7 advantages over its rivals. That being said, the platform will need some great games to attract and appease demanding consumers. IGN has begun to provide reviews of some of the first games to hit the platform. Specifically, they have reviewed Earthworm Jim, de Blob: Revolution, CarneyVale Showtime, and Glow Artisan. IGN will be adding reviews each day as the launch approaches.

Tags: games, ign, reviews

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Games For Windows Phone 7: Bob The Burglar

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:30 PM

We're just days a way from launch, and apps are starting to sprout. Indie developer PlayMatter are previewing their first game for WP7, which should be in the app store on the word go. Bob the Burglar is a sliding puzzle game, which should be good for a few minutes (or more!) of casual gaming on the go. No word on pricing as yet, but we'll probably find out next week.

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