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Oct
16
2014

Halo: Spartan Strike lands on Windows 8 Devices and Steam in December

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Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, in conjunction with Vanguard Games, is excited to announce “Halo: Spartan Strike” – an all-new “Halo” top-down shooter – coming to Windows 8 devices and Steam on December 12, 2014 as a digital download for $5.99 ERP  …continue reading » Halo: Spartan Strike lands on Windows 8 Devices and Steam in December

Aug
20
2014
Feb
16
2013

Getting Games for Windows Live to work with Windows 8

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When I upgraded to Windows 8, I had issues upon starting known Games for Windows LIVE games, the overlay would not start. Therefore, effectively locking me out of my games by not being able to access my (online) profile. The game saves were still on my system that I copied over, but due to some incompatibilities with GFWL and Windows 8, would not allow me to play them. …continue reading » Getting Games for Windows Live to work with Windows 8

Jan
17
2013

World Series of Poker: Full House Pro is coming to Xbox and Windows 8

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Today Microsoft Studios is announcing the most visually stunning digital poker game on the market—”World Series of Poker®: Full House Pro.” Coming Spring 2013 and available on Xbox 360 and Windows 8, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro” takes the Xbox LIVE Arcade hit “Full House Poker,” to a whole new level. Poker players can build their bankrolls as they compete against opponents from around the world while personalizing their experience with flashy avatar accessories, amazing chip tricks, and real-world casinos.

”World Series of Poker: Full House Pro” is true to the WSOP brand, giving players the authenticity of a live WSOP event, delivering the most realistic poker experience possible to TVs and Windows 8 devices around the world. Gameplay features include:

  • Free-to-Play—Jump in and play with real competitors any time, day or night.  Don’t worry about losing your chips either, because each day you will receive a free stack of chips to kick start your climb up the leaderboard where you can challenge players at any level you wish.
  • With a constant stream of updates and new content, there will always be a reason to come back and see what’s new.
  • Pick up and play across Xbox 360 and Windows 8 platforms. This means you can resume your game anytime, anywhere.
  • Variety of Game Modes – From single-player mode, to single-table games and full-blown tournaments, you never need to worry about finding a game that suits your style.
  • World Series of Poker on ESPN announcers Lon McEachern and Norman Chad provide commentary during play, giving gamers the authenticity as if they were on ESPN playing in the WSOP.
  • Delve into the single-player game and learn the ropes before jumping online to test your mettle with specialty games including eight head-to-head Pro Takedowns, and an All-in Pro Takedown Tournament. …continue reading » World Series of Poker: Full House Pro is coming to Xbox and Windows 8
Dec
11
2012

The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles now available for Windows 8 and RT Tablets

THE FUTURE…is here.  The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles busts forth today on the Windows Store for Windows 8 PCs and RT tablets.  Starring Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused,Waking Life) as Future Buddy and Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet) as Doc Lloyd, now you can take on the role of The Stranger and make your way through a sleepy little town where all is not what it seems.

Trouble’s a brewin’ in this little slice of the west, and it’s up to you to send that trouble back to whence it came.  You’ll need to keep your wits keen and your trigger finger ready to decide who warrants swift cowboy justice with a mere tap of the screen or click of the mouse. Timeless characters, elite acting, crafted dialogue, and action-packed action await you.

One would think that a production of such quality would command a steep price, but we’ve got news for you.  Through the magic of digital technology, we’re able to bring this fine production to you for a mere 149 cents (that’s $1.49 American).  Kaufman, an expert in all things low-cost says, “Microsoft never returns my calls about letting me direct a Halo movie in New Jersey.  But Twisted Pixel brought The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles to Windows 8 as a Trojan horse to get my face in front of Steve Ballmer. Steve, call me!”

Nov
13
2012

The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles Coming to Windows 8

Twisted Pixel Games proudly presents the future of interactive entertainment: The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles. Starring Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused, Waking Life) as Future Buddy and Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet) as Doc Lloyd, this new experience defies simple 20th century categorizations of “game” or “film.” Video games don’t have real horses or real big fires. Films don’t allow viewers to choose who lives or dies. The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles has all those things, and a lot more.

The carefully crafted story of intrigue takes players on an adventure to find the nefarious Wavy Tube Man Jr., who has stolen a time machine to go to the past and prevent his father’s death. Take control of destiny using mouse or touch-based targeting, shooting, and more against quick-drawing cowboys and heavily armed future warriors, chasing the villain through time as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

And there’s more: Harness the new chapter select feature to go directly to your favorite scenes with no waiting. Explore the behind the scenes special features to discover the secrets of how epic Hollywood productions are made. Immerse yourself in the most lifelike visuals available on any platform, made possible by Twisted Pixel’s advanced proprietary “graphiz” technology. No longer hindered by the limitations of polygons or math, the characters and worlds of wonder come to life before your very eyes.

Coming soon to the Windows Store for Windows 8 PCs and RT tablets at the stunningly low price of $1.49, The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles is less than 1/30th the price of old media like Halo 4 or the Twilight saga. Come to the future of interactive entertainment.

Oct
24
2012

MSI Reloads Arsenal of Gaming Laptops with Windows 8

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, refreshes arsenal of gaming laptops with Windows 8 operating system to provide gamers with enhanced system performance and a more immersive user experience.MSI’s Windows 8 upgrade applies to upcoming laptops in the G Series, including the acclaimed GT70 and GT60 units.  Armed with the latest NVIDIA® Keplar GeForce® video cards, Killer™ E2200 Game Networking, Dynaudio Speakers and Steel Series Gaming Backlit Keyboard, both the GT70 and GT60 delivers exceptional performance that shatters the expectations of even the most demanding gamers.  In addition, select models of the GT70 are now available with Killer™ Wireless-N 1202 card, increasing networking speeds by up to five times.
“MSI’s combination of superior gaming components and an upgraded operating system allows users to fully immerse in the gaming world without sacrificing affordability and performance,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US.  “Windows has been a staple in the personal computing world and the new version promises to improve performance and re-engage users through a new interface.”
 
Windows 8 operating system will also be available in the more budget-conscious GE series and the AMD processor based GX60.  For more information on the Windows 8 upgrade and MSI’s family of gaming beasts, visit http://www.msimobile.com.
Aug
29
2012

Unreal Engine 3 debuts on Windows 8

Epic Games, Inc., in collaboration with NVIDIA, today presented the first public demonstration of Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) running on Windows 8 and Windows RT during Asus’ press conference at the IFA 2012 electronics trade show in Berlin.

A live, real-time demonstration of Epic’s “Epic Citadel” app, which has been released for iOS and Flash, was shown on the Asus Vivo Tab RT, the device formerly known as Tablet 600.

“The Unreal Engine 3-powered ‘Epic Citadel’ demonstration for Windows RT tablets implements our full DirectX 9 pipeline, with shaders and materials, all running beautifully on Tegra 3,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “By porting the full engine as opposed to a modified mobile version, NVIDIA and Epic have made it easy for UE3 developers around the world to bring their best content to Windows RT, Windows 8, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor.  Windows RT code is available to licensees from Epic now and we’re excited to see the great games they develop with it.”

Read more at NVIDIA’s blog, http://blogs.nvidia.com/?p=14245.

…continue reading » Unreal Engine 3 debuts on Windows 8