Category Archives: Windows Phone 8
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.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 09:44 GMT
Microsoft has appointed a new UK marketing director. Harvey Eagle is the man in charge of Britain’s Xbox 360 marketing activity, and he has teased Microsoft’s grand plan for the future of the Xbox format. Namely, Xbox entertainment on every device.
Fri, Nov 02, 2012 | 11:49 GMT
Microsoft is rumoured to be entering the smartphone race against Apple and other manufacturers, according to the claims of recent sources.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 10:15 GMT
Windows Phone 8 will get a slew of the mobile world’s top gaming apps by the start of 2013, Microsoft has stated. It comes after we reported that Gameloft is optimising 12 of its top titles for the format, with Xbox Live and achievement support.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 08:23 GMT
Windows Phone 8 is to get the Gameloft treatment, as the mobile gaming giant is bringing 12 of its most popular titles over to Microsoft’s handheld format. The studio will also add Xbox Live features and achievements for each game brought across.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 | 08:33 BST
Xbox Music, the new audio streaming service from Microsoft will begin rolling out across global territories from October 16th, giving subscribers access to over 30 million tracks from day one. Find out how you can get involved below.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 22:02 BST
The Xbox 360 finalists for Microsoft’s 2012 Dream.Build.Play challenge have been announced.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 13:30 BST
Elite Systems said today that an XBLA version of Spectrum classic Jet Set Willy will release on August 24. A Windows Phone version will hit on the same day. The original platformer released in 1984.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 | 14:55 BST