Windows Phone 7


Review
Rune Legend (WP7)

By Jorge Figueiredo - May 24th, 2012

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Odin named his steed Spiderhorse.

Sometimes the most entertaining games don’t have to come from multi-million dollar franchises. Sometimes, capitalizing on existing mythology and wrapping it around a simple game premise is all that is needed to provide a decent experience. Rune Legend, developed by Dreadlocks Ltd., is one of those games. It’s not the toughest Windows Phone 7 game out there; nor is the prettiest (in terms of the actual game-play area) – however, it is better than good and does the job for the quick hits of fun that are required by those on the run.

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Demo-lution*
Games for Windows Phone 7

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 17th, 2012

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Lately, I have been playing around a bit more with Windows Phone 7 (on a Samsung Focus), checking out some of the titles that have been emerging lately in the Xbox Live games marketplace. I have been downloading some of the demos (that are surprisingly meaty) and thought I would give you my impressions of what I have seen. In this edition, I take a brief look at a cool racing game, and a crazy shooter.

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E3 2011 Coverage
Quick Chat With Microsoft

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 13th, 2011

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Our next segment is with the green giant. Microsoft’s presentation was very Kinect-centric; this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We had a brief exchange with Craig Flanagan to talk about what’s been going on and what there is to be excited about in terms of the Xbox 360, Kinect and Microsoft in general…

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Impressions
Chillin’ With Windows Phone 7

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 3rd, 2010

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With the iPhone iOS being one of the most requested things in the history of everything, and the Android doing a good job of playing catch up, it’s tough to imagine anyone trying to break into the market (to steal significant share, anyway). With a poor track record in previous mobile platforms, one might think that they must be smoking something at Microsoft. This may be the case, but whatever it is seems to be pretty amazing* because Windows Phone 7 is a lot more awesome than some people might think.

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X’10
Chapter 6 – Can You Play Me Now?

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 24th, 2010

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In a land dominated by two different mobile OS powerhouses with fruity sounding tie-ins, it’s hard to imagine anyone breaking the mold. Microsoft’s previous portable OS’s have not really rocked any boats; they are reliable, not really too flashy, and honestly overshadowed fairly easily by iOS and RIM’s proprietary OS. However, Microsoft may have just evened the playing field with their new mobile OS. Intrigued?  So was I, so I made sure to snag a demo when I was at X’10.

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