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Galactic Reign by Slant Six Games will be taken down from the Windows Store on August 15, a post on the official Xbox forum reads. The turn-based tactical game's servers will be retired on December 31, 2013, at which point Galactic Reign will be shuttered forever. Slant Six Games, whose last maj...

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Dictionary.com defines an anachronism as "something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time." A steam-powered car on an interstate highway, for instance, would be an anachronism. Similarly, playing a game t...

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Microsoft was seen running away from the Internet recently with several domain names in hand, all pointing to the company's as-yet-announced AirPlay-style app, Smart Glass. The app, for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices, is said to enable push-style media functionality with the Xbox 360. Of t...

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Despite their occasional protests to the contrary, both Nintendo and Sony have seen the pervasive mobile market take chunks of the portable gaming industry. The mobile app space burgeoned as game developers undercut each other constantly, in a race toward 99 cents that set a buck as the de facto pr...

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Pac-Man Kart Rally, a 3D multiplayer racing game for Windows Phone, is available now via the Windows Phone Marketplace for $2.99. Pac-Man Kart Rally features 10 classic characters and 17 tracks from Namco Bandai's repertoire, including the Fighter from Galaga, the Prince from Katamari Damacy and Pa...

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The Xbox Live Indie Games Companion app we first reported earlier this month is now available on Windows Phone. The app allows for easy browsing of Xbox Live Indie Games, including information, screens and links for each game. The app will even point users to Xbox Live Marketplace, where XBLIG dem...

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Apparently not satisfied with bringing bullet hell madness only to iOS devices, Cave has announced a new Dodonpachi for Windows Phone. Entitled Dodonpachi Maximum, the game brings features ships and enemies from both Dodonpachi Blissful Death and Dodonpachi Resurrection. Weapons are fired automati...

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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Andro...

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The Indie Games section of Xbox Live has been a point of contention for indie developers since its launch, in part because the app was hard to find and confusing to navigate. Microsoft has since made improvements -- with the most recent dashboard update, even -- but a group of indie devs and indust...

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A rumor making the rounds today is Microsoft will phase out its Microsoft Points currency by year's end, in favor of real currency. According to InsideMobileApps, the change will affect Windows Phone, the Zune Marketplace and Xbox Live. The site claims "a source" provided the information and notes...

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The Windows Phone is carrying on quietly with its existence, launching update 7.5 and recently letting slip a list of games coming to Xbox Live on Windows Phone, including Age of Zombies, Bullet Asylum, geoDefense Swarm and Tamagotchi. These titles are already available on Android and iOS de...

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Ska Studios' I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 has been a dominant force in the dark, lonely lands of the Xbox 360's indie games section. Now its Windows Phone 7 counterpart, Z0MB1ES!!1 (on teh ph0ne), is ready to attack on January 4. The $2.99 Z0MB1ES!!1 (on teh ph0ne) app is a "suite" of ...

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Maybe you thought the development of Sonic CD was simple. "Just make a few levels, throw in a metal Sonic and add time travel – what's so hard about that?" you derisively mused. Turns out there's more to it than you think, as revealed by Sonic Team art director, Kazuyuki Hoshino....

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While the statistical majority of us were busy checking out Microsoft's new (and entirely unexpected!) iOS app, My Xbox Live, there was another mobile Xbox app released that may be of interest to some of you. The Xbox Companion is a Windows Phone app that goes beyond what the iOS app can do. In...

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Prolific and flexible game engine Unity will not support Windows Phone 7. Speaking with Develop, David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, said the company is "skipping" WP7, but is looking at Windows Phone 8. "[WP7] is a relatively closed system so you can't run native content, which means w...

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