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Grand Theft Auto companion app iFruit now available for Windows Phone
It’s been a big month for companion apps. Xbox announced a new one today, a Call of Duty companion arrived a few weeks ago. And now Grand Theft Auto fans have one. If you’re already immersed in Grand Theft Auto V, the latest installment of the red hot franchise, you’ll want the free Grand Theft Auto...
Tue, Nov 19 2013
Seen Turbo on the big screen? Now play it on your phone screen
If you’re planning to catch DreamWorks’ new animated 3-D movie Turbo, which raced into U.S. theaters this week, you might also want to check out the movie’s highly-rated free companion game, Turbo Racing League. Grab it here This fast-action racing title takes you from Tito’s garage to the track, where...
Fri, Jul 19 2013
Now in the Store: Jetpack Joyride for Windows Phone 8
The award-winning game Jetpack Joyride just landed in the Store. It’s free and for Windows Phone 8 only. Download it here Created by the people behind the smash hit (sorry, couldn’t resist) Fruit Ninja, the game puts you in the shoes of Barry Steakfries, who busts into a secret laboratory...
Wed, Jun 5 2013
Cut the Rope: Experiments now available for Windows Phone; Om Nom remains ravenous
Irresistible Om Nom returns for more candy-gobbling fun in Cut the Rope: Experiments (v 1.0, $2.99), a new Xbox title for Windows Phone. Buy it here . (If you don’t see it yet, give it a little time.) This time, Om Nom’s teamed up with the Professor, a mad scientist intent on studying...
Wed, Apr 17 2013
Temple Run is here—and free—for Windows Phone 8
The addictive mega-hit running game Temple Run is now available for Windows Phone 8. Grab it here . (The app was just published, so it might be a few hours until you see it in the Store or in search.) At the risk of stating the obvious, Temple Run sets you off on one of the mobile gaming world’s most...
Wed, Mar 27 2013
Galactic Reign, a new cross-platform strategy game for Windows Phone and PC, arrives
Earlier this year Microsoft generated a lot of excitement when it launched its first game designed to be paused on one Windows device and resumed on another—the hit turn-based strategy title Skulls of the Shogun . Today an exciting new cross-platform release makes its debut. Galactic Reign, a cinematic...
Wed, Mar 13 2013
Start your engines—Asphalt 7: Heat for Windows Phone 8 is here
The newest, fastest, most visually stunning edition of the famed Asphalt racing game series is now available for Windows Phone 8. Buy it now from the Windows Phone Store. Asphalt 7: Heat ($0.99) is a completely revamped multiplayer that lets you race up to 5 of your friends locally or online. Take control...
Wed, Feb 27 2013
Now in the Store: Angry Birds Seasons
If pig popping has become a tradition in your family, rejoice because a new Angry Birds title has arrived. Angry Birds Seasons for Windows Phone 8 adds changing seasonal themes to this wildly popular game—everything from St. Patrick’s Day to Chinese New Year to “Winter Wonderham”...
Wed, Feb 20 2013
Stuck on Final Fantasy? Tips from the guy who (literally) wrote the book on it
One of my fondest childhood memories is playing through Final Fantasy IV on Super Nintendo. That experience led to a lifelong love of the role-playing game (RPG) genre, and eventually, a job in the videogame industry. About 10 years ago, I wrote the official player’s guide for the rerelease of...
Fri, Jul 13 2012
Two classic quiz shows go from TV to Windows Phone
Two of America’s most beloved TV game shows—Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune—kick off new seasons tonight. If you’re one of their wheel-spinning, letter-flipping, question-forming fans, check out the improved Windows Phone editions of each game. Publisher Sony Pictures not only...
Tue, Sep 18 2012
The web Marketplace launches in 22 new countries
I’m happy to announce that nearly two dozen new online stores for Windows Phone apps and games went live around the world this afternoon. The new web Marketplaces are available in Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela...
Thu, May 3 2012
Now in Marketplace: The Xbox LIVE version of Wordament
S-W-E-E-T! Here’s something everybody in my house has been waiting for: The Xbox LIVE version of Wordament. The wildly popular Windows Phone word game was reborn today in Marketplace with a new look and extra features. Download it now For many people, one big draw of this new Wordament—still...
Wed, Apr 25 2012
Angry Birds, 6 more Xbox LIVE hits now 99 cents
Calling all bargain hunters. In case you missed it amid all the excitement this week, you can now pick up several great Xbox LIVE games for just 99 cents in the Windows Phone Marketplace—including megahits like Burn the Rope and Angry Birds. Get ‘em while they’re hot. Here’s the full list. Click any...
Wed, Apr 11 2012
The Wrap: Flying games, photo tips, and Flo Rida
Summer—not to mention Father’s Day and graduation season—is right around the corner, and this week’s Windows Phone highlights post features a bunch of stories and tips to help you make the most of it. What were your favorite reads this week? Consumer Reports calls Lumia 900...
Fri, May 25 2012
Q&A: The minds behind Wordament
Today Microsoft announced that Wordament, the popular and addictive Windows Phone word hunt game, is being rereleased as an official Xbox LIVE title for the phone. In another sign the former indie app has hit the big time, the game is also now available for Windows 8. For Wordament creators John Thornton...
Mon, Mar 5 2012
Now in Marketplace: Burn the Rope
The hit pyro puzzler Burn the Rope just landed in the Windows Phone Marketplace. I love this game, which challenges you to torch as much rope as possible, while twisting and turning your phone to keep the flame alive. The Xbox LIVE title is $2.99 to buy, and free to try. Fire extinguisher not included...
Wed, Sep 28 2011
Starting today you need Windows Phone 7.5 to use Marketplace
Today’s the day. This afternoon we started requiring Windows Phone 7.5 on phones to download, buy, update, or review apps in Marketplace. As I’ve written previously, this change applies to both the phone and web Marketplace storefronts. (If you’re just tuning in, please read my earlier...
Tue, May 22 2012
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