You may have heard the rumors of Microsoft building their own phone. Many have dubbed it the “Surface Phone”, taken from the name of Microsoft’s soon to launch tablets. A... Does a Surface Phone make sense?

You may have heard the rumors of Microsoft building their own phone. Many have dubbed it the “Surface Phone”, taken from the name of Microsoft’s soon to launch tablets. A…

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Gunstringer app free til Monday

The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running app for the Windows 8 is free until Monday Jan. 28.

 

The game features:

  • Simple & Responsive Controls: Touch-and-tilt controls offer a fluid and responsive experience. Keyboard and mouse controls are also supported.
  • Two Game Modes: The game features 15 story levels with boss battles along with 3 infinite worlds in Endless Runner mode.
  • Competitive Play: Asynchronous challenges and leaderboards in Endless Runner mode enhance the social and competitive experience.
  • In-app Purchases: Customize the Gunstringer and extend your experience with consumables and downloadable content.
  • Connect Across Windows 8 Devices: Effortlessly continue gameplay across multiple Windows 8 devices for a seamless, connected experience.
  • Player Customization: Spend your hard-earned gold coins and diamonds to unlock outfits and accessories to customize your Gunstringer, and then share photos of your Gunstringer with your friends.
  • Rewards: Rack up coin and diamond rewards for multiple consecutive play-throughs. Each consecutive week increases the reward payout.
  • Future Updates: Updates will include new power-ups, environments, customizable options, and more.

 

Source: Microsoft

 

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Crimson Dragon available for Windows Phone 8

Crimson Dragon: Side Story has received a title update to now be playable on Windows Phone 8 devices.

Crimson Dragon is set on the planet Draco and is a shooter where you control dragons to defeat enemies. The game utilizes touch controls to pilot the dragon and target enemies.

In addition to now playing on WP8 devices, the game now keeps track of Dark Phantom enemies defeated that counts toward unlocking the “Dragon Master” achievement.

Source: PlayXBLA

 

You can get the game for $1 here.

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Sonic headlines discounted games for your saving pleasure

Microsoft is discounting several games across its various platforms for Black Friday, including the Windows Phone. So, if you are waiting in line for some doorbuster deals, these games will get you started on the saving as well as help pass the time.

 

You can see all of the discounted items here.

 

The Windows Phone games on sale are:

Sonic 4 Episode 1 – $1.99 (60% off)

Mush – $1.99 (33% off)

Gravity Guy – $1.99 (33% off)

Cracking Sands – $1.99 (33% off)

Carcassonne – $1.99 (33% off)

Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles HD – $1.99 (60% off)

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Must Have Windows Phone 8 Apps

So you’ve gotten yourself a brand spanking new Windows Phone 8 and you’re wondering what the killer apps are, well we here at Windows Phone Fans have put together an all star list of some killer apps to get you started! Full list after the break.

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Deal of the Week: Zombies!!!

Every week, the Windows Phone marketplace puts a new title on sale. Don’t miss your chance to get this deal.

This week’s deal is Zombies!!! by Babaroga. You can now get the game for $2.99, discounted from $4.99.

Zombies!!! is a video game adaptation of a tile-based strategy board game of the same name. The goal is to move your player piece on the zombie infested game board, trying to escape to the heliport. The shambling horde, of course, would like to stop you from doing that. A big part of your success depends on whether you decide to avoid or just simply slay the promenading dead you encounter. Pick your battles wisely and don’t let bloodlust blind you.

If one exclamation mark isn’t enough for you, check this game out here, for $2.99, or scan the tag below.

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Deal of the Week: Civilization Revolution

Every week, the Windows Phone marketplace puts a new title on sale. Don’t miss your chance to get this deal.

 

This week’s deal is Civilization Revolution by 2K. You can now get the game for $1.99, discounted from $2.99.

In Civilization, you play as one of several world leaders who controls a civilization as it makes its way from the pre-historic era through the present and even into the future. You control how the culture will respond and react to other civilizations and can share technologies or wage war, however you see fit. The game welcomes multiple plays through and with the numerous world leaders and civilizations to choose from, the game will not easily grow stale.

 

You can get the game here, or by scanning the tag below.

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Carcassonne arriving on Windows Phone Oct. 24

Carcassonne, the tile based board game by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, is making its debut on the Windows Phone. The game utilizes a turn-based system for players to create roads, cities, fields and monasteries. The bigger the area of each, the more points the player who claimed the area can score.

 

The game will include:

  • The expansion “The River II”
  • Local and online multi-player
  • Tutorials
  • Xbox Live achievements and leaderboards

You can see some screen shots after the jump.

Source: PlayXBLA

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Does a Surface Phone make sense?

You may have heard the rumors of Microsoft building their own phone. Many have dubbed it the “Surface Phone”, taken from the name of Microsoft’s soon to launch tablets.

A quick Bing search of “Surface Phone” will bring up quite a few articles about this possible venture, along with a lot of analysis stating that such a move would be hurting their OEMs; especially Nokia, their most dedicated OEM.

Perhaps people are looking at it wrong.

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“Cracking Sands” revving its engine for Windows Phone

Cracking Sands is an off-road racing experience that is coming soon to the Windows Phone.

The game comes with several game modes.

Normal Race: Compete against six other racers to gain first prize.

Head of the Pack: You get points for staying in front for a set period of time. However, if someone takes the lead prior to the point being awarded, the timer is reset. The first person to get the required points wins.

Elimination: Try to be the last man standing where after a lap is complete the person to cross the finish line last is eliminated.

Time Trial: Race against the clock on the track you choose. You can race against friends or “ghost” times downloaded through Xbox Live.

You can see some shots of the game after the jump.

Source: PlayXBLA

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Reckless Racing coming soon for Windows 8

Even prior to the release of the Windows 8 format, it already headlines plenty of games. It now has another game to add to its catalog – Reckless Racing.

Reckless Racing includes a huge selection of road and dirt tracks, single and multi-player maps, modded cars and trucks and various game modes. A trial for the game is coming soon.

 

Until then you can see some pictures here and the trailer below the jump.

 

Source: PlayXBLA

 

 

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