Category Archives: Windows Phone 8
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 09:06 BST
Xbox One will be showcased at 600 Best Buy locations across the States by Microsoft. The company will use the sites to promote the next-gen console ahead of its November launch.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 22:28 BST
Halo: Spartan Assault is the new twin-stick shooter set in the Halo universe. It’s just been revealed as a Windows 8 exclusive and you can check out the debut trailer here.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 14:00 BST
Halo: Spartan Assault has just been revealed as a Windows 8 exclusive for a July launch, and we’ve got a big batch of gameplay screens here.
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 08:20 BST
Halo: Spartan Assault is the Windows 8-exclusive twin-stick shooter from 343 Industries and Vanguard Games. VG247′s Sam Clay spoke with 343′s Dan Ayoub and checked out some gameplay at a preview event in London recently.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 14:36 BST
Is that a Halo in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me? Stace Harman takes a first look at Halo: Spartan Assault as the series makes a long overdue return to PC. Sort of.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 05:56 BST
Regardless of your phone format of choice, there’s no excuse not to have Ubisoft’s much-praised Rayman Jungle Run installed; it’s even made its way to Windows Phone 8. Grab it for just $3. The popular runner was recently updated with 20 new levels, including boss battles – for free.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 00:13 BST
Microsoft has announced 15 exclusive games coming to the Xbox One in its first year but PC gamers aren’t likely to see all of that content. When asked about Microsoft’s Window’s 8 gaming strategy, Matt Booty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms, said, “We have got everything from very, very casual games, like our very much improved and reimagined Solitaire, all the way to graphically complicated games like The Harvest.”
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 11:59 BST
Unity Technologies is giving away its basic mobile development tools to independent and small studios, as part of its drive to democratise the development process.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 15:32 BST
Unauthorized in-app purchases by British children charged to parents’ accounts without their knowledge could total a whopping £30.9 million monthly according to a new study.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Microsoft has laid bare its plans for a single log-in with enhanced security across its suite of Xbox and Windows services, as well as other apps owned by the company.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 09:40 BST
Kinectimals Unleashed could be heading to iOS and Windows Phone this month, according to the LinkedIn profile of a Fronter Developments concept artist.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
Angry Birds Star Wars shows no signs of slowing down; the latest episode, Cloud City, takes the action even higher into the sky than usual, and also adds everyone’s favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. It hasn’t been dated but is expected soon. Check out some gameplay footage through the break.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 19:58 GMT
Microsoft has revealed more of its PAX East line-up today, and other than the already mentioned Halo 4: Castle Map Pack, the Gears of War: Judgement Maxim Map Pack will also be on the floor. State of Decay, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood, Motocross Madness along with Windows 8 and Windows Phone games will be shown as well, as will Age of Empires 2: HD Edition. A panel titled “Halo 4 Multiplayer: Past, Present, and Future” will be hosted in the main theater by 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor, Kevin Franklin, Dan Ayoub and David Ellis, as well as Certain Affinity’s Tom Potter. You can find out more through Mr Xbox Live himself, Major Nelson, over on his blog.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 21:52 GMT
Industry veteran Tom Frisina has poured $40 million into a new publishing initiative called Tilting Point. The company aims to publish the best mobile developers, with the whopping initial investment intended to last just three years; it will provide development funds, marketing and consultancy with industry partners like EEDAR. Frisina has some serious chops, having founded EA Partners and served as chairman of thatgamecompany, so this massive bet on mobile is worth thinking about; he’s also brought former EA and Zynga staff on board, as well as some savvy investors. More deals are in the works, but Tilting Point has already signed Signal Mobile, Housemarque, and 1337 Game Design & Senri.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 21:57 GMT
City-builder A World of Keflings has made the jump from Xbox Live to Windows 8, taking the game to PC and mobile for $7. Destructoid reports the new version has touch controls and a picture-in-picture mode. A Wii U port is also on the way, and is due sometime this year.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 02:51 GMT
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City developer Slant Six has released a new game – a science fiction strategy effort called Galactic Reign. The Windows 8, RT and Windows Phone app has players colonising planets, designing ships, building fleets and battling in space in both single-player and head-to-head modes. Combat is turn-based and plays out in cinematic sequences rendered on Microsoft’s cloud servers. You can try the game for free with just one species or pick up the full thing for $5, both from the Windows store.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 19:37 GMT
Skulls of the Shogun will be released worldwide on Xbox 360, Windows 8 PC, Microsoft Surface, and Windows Phone at the end of the month. 17-BIT said the title will run you 1200 MS Points, $14.99 in the Microsoft Store, and $6.99 for the mobile version. Releasing on January 30, the game will be localized in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 00:08 GMT
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 | 22:35 GMT
Jason Kingsley, CEO for Rebellion who have Sniper Elite and Alien vs. Predator among the titles they’ve developed, is in the mind that having another platform like Windows 8 is a positive thing, encouraging diversity in both hardware and games.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 21:54 GMT
Microsoft Game Studios is now a “multi-format” studio, according to VP of Interactive Entertainment Business Phil Harrison, who said the firm has more competitors in the marketplace now, than just rival console makers.