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Forza Horizon + SmartGlass

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

So I finally picked up a few new games after quite some time (been SO busy working, but that’s a story for another post).

I got Halo 4 of course, then Assassin’s Creed 3 and.. Forza Horizon!
I love Forza, I’ve enjoyed every chapter of it so I couldn’t miss Horizon. I like the new print they gave to the game, can you imagine the freedom of Test Drive Unlimited mixed with Forza physics and graphics, and a little bit of the Need for Speed atmosphere? That’s Forza Horizon to me.

One of the features I was looking forward to the most was SmartGlass integration. I gave it a try both on my Windows RT tablet and a notebook, and that was an equally impressive and entertaining experience – so I decided to also make a short video of it for your viewing pleasure. That’s mostly to show off SmartGlass integration and its capabilities… I can’t even imagine what’s to come if more developers decide to go for it!

Enjoy. :)

Newsworthy: xbox + windows phone

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

If your’re a gamer on Xbox and own a Windows Phone 7 device (and if you don’t have it, get one asap) here’s some really good news for you. 4 good news actually.

#1 – PES 2012 is now available for Windows Phone 7 and it looks in pretty good shape. Go get it soccer fans!

#2 and #3 – every Wednesday (more or less) is Deal of the Week day on Windows Phone, which means that 1 or more games will get a price drop for a week. The good news is you have a choice of two games this time around: Tentacles, and Glow Artisan. As for every Xbox Live game, they have a free trial so there’s no reason for you not to give it a try.

#4- last week’s Deal of the Week is still active, so that makes for 3 WP7 games on SALE! Check out IonBallEX too, and get it before it’s too late ;)

 

Top 10 Xbox Live games on Windows Phone 7

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

While I’m still amazed by the fact that I can unlock Xbox Live achievements on the go on my phone, a lot of new games have been released in the last year, and it’s about time for me to talk about the ones I love the most. Hopefully this list will be useful to those of you who just picked up a Windows Phone 7 device for the first time, and love its gaming soul. ;)

If you are a gamer on WP7, feel free to let me know your thoughts on this list… ‘nough talking!

 

  1. Angry Birds
    My personal number 1 for how many hours I spent on it
  2. Bejeweled LIVE
    I always loved this game, and the WP7 porting is pretty good
  3. Fruit Ninja
    Frenetic gameplay, very addictive, nicely implemented
  4. Kinectimals
    Gorgeous graphics, you MUST try this one at least once
  5. Hexic Rush
    Hexic on a phone is almost as good as Bejeweled
  6. Full House Poker
    Online play would make this pretty much perfect if you’re into pocker games
  7. Fable: Coin Golf
    Looking great, challenging, and inspired by one of the best Xbox games ever
  8. Implode
    Original gameplay, pretty fun. Don’t miss it while it’s on sale!
  9. Flowerz
    Very nice game, easy to learn, hard to master
  10. Fight Game: Rivals
    This one’s got many critics and bad reviews – honestly I don’t mind the original gameplay and the nice graphics. Pretty fun

 

Oh and while I’m at it.. be sure you don’t miss the newly released “Bug Village“, available for free with its 200 GP!

 

Xbox.com to get massive Metro overhaul

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

Xbox.com is about to get a HUGE update “in the coming days”, expecially in regards to the My Xbox section – that will be replaced by “Social”. A preview of the new homepage follows.

As the name implies, the point is to push the social aspects of the website, so that it will be easier to keep in touch with your friends and arrange gaming parties. We will also get the chance to try a new feature (coming soon in the upcoming dashboard update) called Beacons, which “lets you mark games you want to play with others, making it easier to find friends who want to play the same games“. Windows Phone will be able to display Beacons right away, while consoles will have to wait for the update (or the preview, if you were lucky enough to get in ;) )

Meanwhile, Xbox.com will get a brand new Metro style facelift, and I don’t need to re-iterate how much I love Metro UI and how glad I am that it’s spreading across all Microsoft’s websites. The udpate will also add a Video section, that will let us browse the Zune catalog, purchase and rent movies.

I love changes, and this looks absolutely awesome. I literally can’t wait to put my hands on the new features, and so should you.

via Xbox.com Blog

xbox+windows phone awesomesouce

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

Word on the streets (and on official Microsoft’s blogs as well) is that a brand new xbox companion app is almost ready to hit the Windows Phone Marketplace, and – from the look of it – xbox and wp7 lovers are gonna LOVE it.

…an amazing little tool that will let you Find, Learn more about and Control content from Xbox LIVE Marketplace on your Xbox 360

Not only it will let us browse the Xbox Marketplace for games, movies and music, but it also includes the so-called “controller mode”, in which we will be able to fully navigate the Xbox 360′s menus, control video playback etc..

The price? FREE!

Keep an eye on WP7applist’s RSS feed for new free apps to spot it as soon as it’s available.

 

Kinect and I

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

I just realized that I probably never wrote a line about Kinect, despite the fact that I use it from quite a while (thanks to my girlfriend taking part to the first beta :) )

In short, I love it. I’m playing the most on Windows Phone at the moment, so I didn’t really try tons of Kinect games, but it was literally love at first sight when I saw the demos in the beta, and realized what Kinect is capable of.

Then came the SDK and drivers, and that’s when everyone realized that Minority Report wasn’t just a movie. Just look at what these guys were able to do in Linux (and there are equally cool and impressive examples on Windows)


Back to games, two of my favorites at the moment are:

I’m REALLY having a great time with them, it’s a whole new gaming experience that you can’t try anywhere else. If you didn’t pick up a Kinect sensor yet, stop reading and get one NOW.