Windows Phone Archive

9 October 2018

Big changes - and Gen 4 - are coming to Pokémon Go soon

The news Weavile been waiting for.

5 December 2017

8 November 2017

8 August 2017

MineCon ditches real world expo in favour of a livestream

Mojang will host "Official Minecraft Community Events" instead.

7 August 2017

30 March 2017

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is slated for Switch in April

Party game now easier to bring to parties.

25 March 2017

FeatureMy word game rage shame

Hell hath no fury like Ellie Gibson losing at Scrabble.

26 February 2017

FeatureThe case for a video game musical

Here's to the fools who dream.

17 January 2017

10 November 2016

Xbox Holiday Update out now, adds Clubs

Along with Looking For Group feature and Achievement Rarity.

6 July 2016

Watch Pokémon GO parodied by Square Enix

From the creators of Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO.

27 June 2016

Minecraft movie gets a release date... in 2019

"We all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right?" asks Mojang, rhetorically.

31 May 2016

Minecraft will no longer allow companies to promote products in-game

But fans can still pay tribute to their outside interests.

25 May 2016

Microsoft cuts 1850 jobs as it guts phone business

"We're scaling back, but we're not out!"

20 May 2016

Fruit Ninja is being made into a live-action film

Here's hoping it's not a lemon.

7 April 2016

Zelda's browser-based fan remake shut down by Nintendo

Devs will re-release it without Nintendo assets.

4 April 2016

18 December 2015

Threes! is now a free browser game

Purchase the huggable plush for $29.99.

13 November 2015

Sonic Twitter account taken over by Dr. Eggman

"That intolerable blue hedgehog has been running amok on Twitter long enough!"

11 October 2015

FeatureThe truth about cats and dogs (playing video games)

An investigation into games for pets.

30 September 2015

Twisted Pixel breaks away from Microsoft

Will finally be able to make multiplatform games.

23 September 2015

Several prominent voice actors have voted to strike

Jennifer Hale, Wil Wheaton, Ashly Burch and more on board.

Here's what the Angry Birds movie looks like

Seems less explosive than Birdman.

16 September 2015

9 September 2015

18 August 2015

Bridge Constructor is heading to Xbox One this week

After series shifts more than 35m downloads.

8 August 2015

Skulls of the Shogun is getting an animated series

Starring John DiMaggio as General Akamoto.

16 July 2015

15 games later, Rovio announces Angry Birds 2

3bn downloads and counting.

8 July 2015

Microsoft to cut 7800 jobs as it restructures phone business

"I don't take changes in plans like these lightly…"

8 June 2015

Sonic Dash rings in 100m downloads

No wonder Nintendo is branching into mobile.

28 May 2015

26 May 2015

Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

Via a "Phone Companion" app on PC.

19 May 2015

EA Mobile executive Frank Gibeau departs after 23 years

Joined around the launch of the SNES.

8 May 2015

7 May 2015

Funds from Microsoft Points switchover expire 1st June

Use them or lose them, Microsoft warns.

6 May 2015

Snake mobile developer is making a sequel

Snake Rewind due next week.

27 April 2015

22 April 2015

Xbox One update will let you turn on the console with your phone

And record footage on the Windows 10 Xbox App.

17 April 2015

13 April 2015

2 April 2015

18 March 2015

5 March 2015

Retail Xbox Ones will be unlocked as test kits later this year

Microsoft says there's "no correlation" between game length and sales.

21 January 2015

The Witcher: Battle Arena MOBA available tomorrow

Free-to-play spin-off for iPhone, iPad and Android.

5 January 2015

Xbox avatars to get improved graphics, new features

Microsoft planning avatars' "biggest adventure yet".

11 December 2014

Minecraft: Pocket Edition launches on Windows Phone

Plus, more Xbox-exclusive DLC launched.

8 December 2014

25 November 2014

Brianna Wu's next game aims to "replace Twine"

"Our goal is to empower everyone out there to tell their own stories."

20 November 2014

Call of Duty: Heroes, a F2P mobile game, is out now

Strategy action hybrid sees the return of "Soap" MacTavish.

30 October 2014

Microsoft Band is a health-focused smart device for your wrist

Tracks sleep, heart rate, calories, stress, sun exposure.

21 October 2014

Black The Fall mixes Limbo and Oddworld in a bleak adventure

Crowdfunding effort joins forces with Square Enix.

17 October 2014

16 October 2014

Halo: Spartan Strike is the follow-up to Spartan Assault

UPDATE: The first trailer is released.

E3 organiser and trade group ESA speaks out against GamerGate

Says "personal attacks and threats" have "no place in the video game community."

13 October 2014

1 October 2014

Angry Birds film casts Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis

Also Danny McBride, Josh Gad and Maya Rudolph.

30 September 2014

Microsoft announces Windows 10 for late 2015

Suggests compatibility with the Xbox One.

16 September 2014

GaymerX convention will return following developer donations

UPDATE: GX3: Everyone Games surpasses its Kickstarter goal.

26 August 2014

15 July 2014

Microsoft says developers have been requesting an Early Access option

"It's something our store and marketplace team think about all the time."

8 July 2014

1 July 2014

29 April 2014

15 April 2014

King of Dragon Pass heading to Android soon

UPDATE: Vita and Windows Phone versions "possible".

14 April 2014

2 April 2014

Microsoft's Siri rival really is based on Cortana

"Cortana is the only digital assistant that gets to know you."

17 March 2014

Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG

UPDATE: First gameplay trailer shows us what it looks like.

4 March 2014

Microsoft aims to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android - rumour

Wants to create a "modern framework" that's "scalable across various platforms."

14 February 2014

FeatureRipping off Flappy Bird: the murky world of app cloning

And the people who'll do the job for $200.

7 February 2014

5 February 2014

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer welcomes new CEO

"He's been a good supporter of Studios and Xbox."

9 December 2013

Microsoft buffs up security following privacy concerns

Lets you see a detailed history of your account activity.

3 December 2013

Now there's a Warhammer 40K tower defence game

Storm of Vengeance due out on PC and mobile Q1 2014.

Microsoft plots Windows updates codenamed "Threshold"

To bring PC, mobile and Xbox even closer together.

26 November 2013

22 November 2013

Various US airlines now let you play games during takeoff

Includes: Virgin, Delta, JetBlue, American Airlines, United, Southwest and more.

29 October 2013

13 September 2013

9 September 2013

Xbox Music's web-based streaming version is now free

Also launches on iOS and Android.

3 September 2013

30 August 2013

27 August 2013

13 August 2013

Windows game Galactic Reign being shut down

Does developer Slant Six still exist?

31 July 2013

29 July 2013

Skulls of the Shogun review

Intelligent systems.

26 July 2013

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition launches next week on Steam

Adds four new stages to single-player and six to multiplayer.

22 July 2013

Halo: Spartan Assault review

Spartan is such sweet sorrow.

19 July 2013

£5 Halo: Spartan Assault released

Plus, Ryse digital comic grants "early leg up" in Xbox One game's multiplayer.

18 July 2013

Plagiarised versions of Magnetized made it onto XBLIG, Google Play

UPDATE: Publisher releases apology, will return all revenues.

11 July 2013

Windows chief confirmed as new Xbox boss

"One Microsoft all the time."

9 July 2013

Microsoft's Lift London working on four projects, all F2P

"Clash of Clans is triple-A. Halo is triple-A."

1 July 2013

25 June 2013

11 June 2013

Microsoft details when and how it will phase out Microsoft Points

When to spend your points by and what happens to your existing balance.

5 June 2013

Fired OMGPOP dev: "People were ripping up Zynga hoodies and T-shirts"

Inside the Draw Something studio during its final hours.

4 June 2013

Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down twin-stick shooter for Windows 8 devices

Out in July for PC, Surface and Windows Phone 8. Gameplay video released.

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