Category Archives: Windows Phone 8
Tue, Jul 02, 2013 | 23:46 BST
DJ Egadz has released a mobile rhythm action game in promotion of his upcoming debut album, Satellites. Called Space Beats, it is available for free from Google Play and the App Store
and is headed to Windows 8 devices soon. The trailer below the break shows it in action, and aounds a bit like a more gentle Squarepusher.
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 | 16:56 BST
Microsoft has announced that its SmartGlass app for smartphones has been downloaded some 17 million times.
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 | 15:33 BST
Xbox One consists of two ‘engines’, according to Microsoft’s vice president of developer and platform evangelism Steve Guggenheimer. The first is for all things Xbox One, while the other looks after Windows 8 processes. He has suggested that anyone looking into Xbox One development should take a look at Windows 8 apps first, hinting at a deeper cross-over between the two.
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 | 03:42 BST
After 28 years of neglect, Willy’s Great Adventure: ZX Spectrum has arrived on mobile devices, with the full support of Manic Miner creator Matthew Smith.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 21:43 BST
Unity Technologies announced today during Build Conference in San Francisco that it has added Xbox One support for Kinect, SmartGlass support to its development tools and has also extended its commitment to Windows 8 the W8 Phone. The Xbox One version of the game engine will also feature cloud computing support, and developers being published by Microsoft Studios will be able to use Unity free. The firm will release the commercial version of its Store Add-on for Windows later this summer, and it will also be waiving the $1,500 license fee for licensed Unity Pro 4 developers as part of its Microsoft deal. Thanks, GI International.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 12:23 BST
Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has kerb-stomped rumours that the company is bringing Xbox games to iOS and Android.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 | 04:26 BST
Microsoft has confirmed reports it has greenlit Android, iOS and Windows Mobile ports of Age of Empires, but shied away from reports of various first-party properties like Halo also making the jump.
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.