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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Game Videos

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:30 PM

Curious about what some of the gameplay and graphics will be like on upcoming Windows Phone 7 games? Wonder no more - I've collected a few videos showing what a few of the upcoming games will be like. I've got to say, Harvest looks particularly awesome! Read more...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CNET Goes Hands-On With Windows Phone 7 Games

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:00 PM

"After about a month of using a Windows Phone 7 device with no extra apps at all, it was fun to get my hands on some games. On Tuesday I had a chance to play with a handful of the titles that Microsoft just announced would be coming to Windows Phone 7 when it launches later this year. Though just a small sample, the quick look showed that Windows Phone 7 is quite a capable platform for games. That's important, because games in general--and the phone's Xbox Live tie-in specifically--will have to be a key selling point if Microsoft is to make a dent in the ultra-competitive smartphone business."

The videos speak for themselves - Microsoft has really put a lot of effort into this experience, and for anyone that enjoys playing games, this is a powerful experience.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Xbox Live Details for Windows Phone 7 Unfold

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:54 PM

"COLOGNE, Germany - Aug. 17, 2010 - Today at gamescom 2010, the world's largest consumer-oriented games showcase, Microsoft Corp. premiered the first wave of Xbox LIVE games launching on Windows Phone 7 this holiday. With even more games and applications to come, Windows Phone 7 is putting the power of Xbox LIVE into the palm of your hand - from Xbox LIVE Avatars to staying connected with friends, Xbox LIVE is now at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere.*"

Microsoft is serious about Windows Phone 7 being a success in the eyes of consumers, and a big way they're going to do that is to focus on gaming. Games are the #1 selling type of application on every smartphone platform out there today, and if a consumer-focused mobile platform lacks great games, consumers aren't going to be interested. Engadget has some great videos and a large collection of images - the remainder of the press release is below, along with a few images. Xbox Live is one of the few remaining unique advantages Microsoft has that they haven't licensed away to the competition (ActiveSync for instance); if they can leverage it into a great gaming experience, there are millions of Xbox Live subscribers (I'm one of them) that just might be interested in picking up a Windows Phone 7 for that very reason. Read more...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Games Montage

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM

The current Windows Mobile Marketplace has really suffered since the announcement of Windows Phone 7. This has been especially evident to HD2 users looking for great titles to play that utilize that powerful processor and gorgeous screen. Luckily, it looks like Microsoft understands the need to launch with some fantastic applications and games. To that end, they have been repeatedly touting the quality and ease of use of its development tools (especially XNA for game development). Developers seem to be taking advantage of these tools and creating some great titles, some of which have been compiled into a video by the guys over at Look for these games and more when Windows Phone 7 launches this fall.

Tags: software, games, xna

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AT&T Webcast Focuses on XNA Game Development for Windows Phone 7

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 09:00 AM

"This webcast is designed to provide a developer overview of how to build games for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4. Learn about the developer tools, the XNA Framework, and the resources available to build interactive, compelling, games with Windows Phone 7."

Developers and designers who are interested in creating mobile games for Windows Phone 7 and who attend AT&T's July 15th webcast will also have the chance to win a smartphone. The webcast is being held this Thursday, July 15, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time. The session will describe XNA Game Studio 4, and will cover the programming model, how to work with content, game input, and available resources. Registration is required, so don't delay if you want a chance to win that smartphone.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Take a "Wordly" Break and Enjoy This New Game

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 PM

"This is a highly addictive, enjoyable and often humbling game. I didn't experience any bugs, hang-ups or problems running Wordly. The only restriction with Wordly is that it is currently only available for Windows Phones with 480x800 screens. Hopefully, it will be available in the future for smaller screens and make the transition to Windows Phone 7."

George Ponder from WMExperts gave Martin Harte's new Windows Mobile word puzzle game called Wordly a test run and liked what he experienced. In fact, he commented that if you try it you might quickly be hooked. Windows Mobile users can head over to the Windows Phone Marketplace and give it a try. Note the restriction to screens with 800x480 resolutions.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New "Paper Ball" game and London Tube app Previewed for WP7

Posted by Eriq Cook in "Windows Phone Software" @ 02:01 AM

"Another day, some more demo Silverlight apps beings built for Windows Phone 7. We've been stating for awhile now that the combo of Silverlight and XNA as a development platform for the OS would be huge and so far, developers seem to be loving it."

As the official release of WP7 draws closer, we're seeing many new apps and game demos being cranked out by developers. I think this is very positive sign of what's to come for the platform and looking forward to seeing what the market place will have to offer by year’s end.

Two new notable apps, "Paper Ball" and "London Tube" showcase the graphics and push notification features of WP7. "Paper Ball" looks to be a fun time-waster with great graphics. You basically play paper cut-outs of players and plan their offense/defense by moving arrows on the screen then watch them run the play. "London Tube" shows you the status of London's underground transit system using push notifications and informs you of potential delays.

Both apps will be available in the Windows Marketplace when WP7 is officially launched. Follow the Read link for full story + video demo.

Monday, June 7, 2010

God Of War For Windows Mobile

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 08:00 AM

"The world of Windows Mobile has finally received a game that no other mobile device has except PSP - God Of War. The popular Playstation game can now be plaid on devices like the Touch Pro2, Touch HD2, and whatever other Windows Mobile WVGA device wants to have fun."

The download is actually at XDA Developers. If this is your type of game, head over to the download. The price certainly seems to be right.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Want to Develop a Windows Mobile 6.5 Game?

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 02:30 PM

"Windows Mobile Game Development will tell you everything you need to know to write your own games, using the powerful Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and either C# or VB.NET. In Windows Mobile Game Development I give you everything you need to allow yourself to maximize your own creativity and bring both yourself and the world some fantastic mobile gaming opportunities. Just think about how a gaming device is always in your pocket, as a phone always is... it's too good an opportunity to miss, so I'll show you how to create the games you want to make."

Adam Dawes dropped us a line to tell us about his new book on Windows Mobile Game Development. It's out now, but covers WinMo 6.5, so it may not be as timely as some developers would want. Of course if you're into developing games for the excellent HD2 or similar premium hardware, then this may be the book for you.

Monday, March 15, 2010

All the Goodies from MIX 10, Engadget Style

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 03:15 PM

"Microsoft just dropped its first press release of MIX 10 on us, and in addition to detailing the Sliverlight and XNA-based Windows Phone 7 Series development situation, we've also got a list of launch software partners and some screenshots of apps in action. There's some heavy hitters here, and everything from games to enterprise apps are represented -- notables include the Associated Press, Citrix, EA Mobile, Foursquare, Namco, Pangeonce, Pandora, Seesmic, Shazam, and Sling."

Engadget has gobs of information, screen shots, and videos about all the good stuff happening at MIX 10 today. The quick takeaway is that Microsoft has done a great job at attracting top-level partners to create software solutions for the forthcoming Windows phone 7 platform. Couple of videos after the break. Read more...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Microsoft Managers Talk Games On Windows Phone 7 Series

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:45 PM

"Windows Phone 7 isn't just Microsoft's attempt to compete against Apple's iPhone. It's also the introduction of the first portable Xbox platform. During GDC today, we talked to Xbox Live GM Ron Pessner and XNA Game Studio manager Michael Klucher about how games integrate into the mobile platform and what gamers and developers can expect in the future."

If you're interested in learning a little more about the user and development experiences of games -- both Xbox LIVE-enabled and not -- on a Windows Phone 7 Series device, head over to Joystiq to read an interview with Xbox LIVE GM, Ron Pessner, and XNA Game Studio Manager, Michael Klucher. And for the Gamerscore-obsessed among us, take note. Much like the majority of Arcade games on the Xbox 360, each game will pack 200 Gamerscore points for you to unlock, and as you do, you can expect to hear that satisfying "Achievement Unlocked" sound you've grown to love.

Microsoft Announces XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows Phone

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM

"As I was sitting on the plane heading to GDC 2010, I started reminiscing about the explosive growth we've seen in developing for the mobile gaming industry over the last few years. It wasn't long ago when we had to show up early to learn about anything related to game development on portable devices. This year, however, developers are already lined up to learn more, as mobile gaming commands several summits at GDC and is woven in throughout the conference. At GDC this week we're giving everyone a first look at the latest and greatest, XNA Game Studio 4.0, which provides a powerful, productive, and portable technology for game development on Windows Phone 7 Series, Xbox 360, and Windows PC."

Image courtesy of Engadget.

If there's anything about Windows Phone 7 Series that you should be excited about, it's definitely the gaming potential. Microsoft has just announced XNA Game Studio 4.0, which will give developers the opportunity to deliver highly immersive and highly integrated gaming experiences on the Xbox 360, PC, and Windows Phone 7 Series. Engadget has a deluge of screenshots, a video, and some details on achievements and upcoming titles for your perusal, so scoot over there and check them out. As an avid gamer, I'm pretty excited with where this is heading and look forward to jumping into Xbox LIVE not just on the Xbox 360, but on the Windows Phone, too.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Konami Releases 6 Games for Windows Mobile

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Software" @ 01:30 AM

"Konami has recently announced its 6 applications for Windows Mobile: Dance Dance Revolution S, Mobile Pawafuru Proyakyu (baseball game), Konami Sudoku, Konami Solitaire as well as the shooting games Gradius II and TwinBee. Except for the Mobile Pawafuru Proyakyu (available only in Japan) , all of them will be able to be downloaded not only in Japan but also in the US and Canada."

Konami, known for games the world over (and for codes that bear their name), is set to release 6 games for Windows Mobile in the upcoming months. And to think, their are people who think Windows Mobile isn't a fun platform!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spb Brain Evolution... Evolves to 2.0

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 12:00 PM

"SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, announces that the Windows Mobile Classic and Professional (touchscreen) version of its famous developmental game SPB Brain Evolution has received a major update and now reached version 2.0. SPB Brain Evolution is available since January 2007 and by now has achieved the world's best selling Windows Mobile game status (year 2008). The game allows hundreds of thousands of users worldwide to improve their mental awareness and maintain their newly achieved brain fitness. The game currently contains twelve exercises which, put together, help users to keep their mind in a proper shape. These exercises are Sudoku, Numbers, Arithmetics, Quadronica, Guess Who, Memorica, Encyclopedia, Minesweeper, Matches, Balltracker, Geometry and Pairs, the latter two being completely new. They help user to exercise such basic mind activities as logic, arithmetic and memory. While the training mode prepares you for the battle the marking mode allows you to register your progress. The game also allows tracking the progress in your personal brain evolution which immediately becomes available in the form of a diagram or a score."

While the tech world can't stop talking about what games the Zune HD might pack, and what 99c gaming wonder might hit the iPhone next, Spb Software continues to deliver some neat little games for Windows Mobile. The good folks there have just pushed Spb Brain Evolution 2.0 out the door, and in the process, they've added two new exercises, achievements, Twitter integration, a new scoring system, a touch-friendly UI, and support for 480 x 800 displays. To try or buy, head over to our affiliate software store. The full version is priced at $19.95. If you have v1.x, the upgrade is 50% off.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

WinMo Creative Software And Design Contest

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Events" @ 12:00 PM

"Windows Mobile handsets are becoming more and more popular. The industry is known to be the fastest growing segment in the smart phone market. The growing popularity of Windows Mobile triggers an increasing demand for more creative and entertaining applications. To foster greater creativity among different sectors of the community and encourage development of a greater variety of Windows Mobile applications, Microsoft recently joined hands with The Pocket PC Channel, a popular online media in Hong Kong, and also the Cyberport IncuTrain Centre, to launch the "Windows Mobile Software & Game Design Contest". Winning applications will be made available for users to download on Windows Mobile Marketplace, the latest service to be rolled-out along with the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 later this year, bringing in new business opportunities for the creative industry at large."

If you are capable of writing apps and want a chance to win HKD150,000 (that is about $19,300 US at today's conversion rate) and are at least 16, you can enter the contest. More information is at their site.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Twice the Logic!

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Software" @ 01:00 AM

"The smart logic game Twice combines the main principles of a classic game: an attractive appearance, popular and simple rules and a variety of game modes. Its rules are well known: you have to flip the face-down tiles in the puzzle one by one and remember the pattern on the other side. When you flip two identical tiles, you score points. To complete the level you have to find all of the pairs. Twice has three game modes so you can pick the game that suits your tastes – race against time, limited number of attempts or no limits at all. Just choose one of them and you will not be able to stop playing! The magical graphics and traditional Oriental music add a mysterious charm to this game. Twice – a perfect realization of simplicity and genius."

Ok the gameplay might not be terribly original - but I still remember time with such a memory game on my old dumb phone, way back in the mists of time. The game modes allow for greater flexibility, while the music should provide some atmosphere to your cogitations. Twice is available for trial or purchase through our affiliate links at $9.95 for the WM Standard version and $12.95 for the WM Pro version.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Spb Online Games Released

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 04:55 AM

"Spb Software, the world's leading maker of Windows Mobile applications announces the release of Spb Online Games as a separate suite. Originally, part of Spb Online - a set of online services under one roof, which attracted over 15,000 users in under two weeks (at the rate of more than 1000 users per day) - Spb Online Games is a collection of four instant online games, supplemented with an online chat service. Spb Online Games makes it possible to play two versions of Checkers, Hexagon, or Reversi with real people from virtually anywhere in the world, in real-time. Any online game can be launched within 30 seconds and if interrupted – continued from the spot it was left off. The service already has thousands of registered players on the network, with each potential opponent equipped with a configurable user profile (might include picture, name, type of handset, and network). The online gaming experience can be further personalized through real-time chatting with active online players. All of new Spb Online Games features (such as the online chat service and more informative user profile) will become available to registered users of Spb Online through automatic ‘push’ update to Spb Online version 1.1."

If you tried Spb Online, loved it, but held off purchasing because you felt that the games were all you needed, then take a look at Spb Online Games, available for both Windows Mobile Standard and Professional. A trail version is available, and if you like what you see, $14.95 will get you the full version.

Tags: games, online, spb

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Software" @ 03:30 PM

"Leisure Suit Larry hits the high seas as he cruises for love in this comic adventure game, which mixes hilarious dialogue, mini-games and puzzles. Your favorite smooth talker from the 80’s hit the high seas as he cruises for love! Leisure Suit Larry: Love For Sail is a mobile re-production of the classic Larry PC game. Become Larry as he tries to woo the most beautiful, unsuspecting female vacationers. Larry has seemingly infinite opportunities to use his signature lines, including a plane, cruise ship, beaches, and the casino. He is on the trip of a lifetime and the theme provides the perfect summer fun. Will Larry score a date? You control Larry’s fate."

If there is one thing I have learned in life above all others it is that in real life girls really aren't that found of guys with large gold medalions and leisure suits. However, you have to admire a cartoon man with confidence with the law of averages on his side. You can pick up Leisure Suit Larry: Love For Sail today from WinPlay for only $9.99

Friday, June 13, 2008

Astraware Bubble Babble for Windows Mobile Now Available

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Software" @ 12:42 PM

"Challenge your word power with this undersea bubble-bursting brain teaser! Link together letter bubbles to form words and impress Wordsworth Smartygills - your friendly fishy host! Bubble Babble includes a fun interactive tutorial to teach you how to play with the bubbles and make words from them. Score points for each word you make. Impress Wordsworth with more complex or unusual words and he'll reward you with shiny shells for your collection!"

Astraware has released Bubble Babble for the Windows Mobile platform. This undersea puzzle game puts you in the center of the ocean so you can spell out words with bubbles. Sounds silly when you say it out loud but I'm sure like all Astraware games this game will help you kill that dreaded downtime when you're out and about and need something to do. Normally this game would cost you a whopping $19.95 but from now until June 21st, 2008 you can pick this game up from our affiliate store(s) for a low $9.95. [SPT] [PPCT]

Be sure to pick up your copy today! Continue reading for the full press release. Read more...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

PDAMill Releases Pachinko Go! for Windows Mobile

Posted by Paul Martin in "Pocket PC Software" @ 10:00 AM

"Looking to get your Pachinko Fix? If you don't know what Pachinko is, then you don't know what you've been missing! Pachinko Go! is our brand-new, unique Pachinko Arcade game for Windows Mobile Classic, Professional, and Pocket PC devices. What the heck is Pachinko? Gravity, Skill, and Luck! It's a unique game which is kind of a cross between a vertical pinball game and a slot machine which is extremely popular in Japan (and growing more popular worldwide every day). Check out the video on our website to get an idea of how it really works in action! This simple, yet addicting game contains 3 unique Pachinko games in one package, including many unlockable extras to acquire, extending the gameplay even more!"

PDAMill has released another new gaming title, this time based on the Japanese Pachinko games. You can find more screenshots and a video of the game in action at PDAMill's product site.

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