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Microsoft Announces Age of Empires: Castle Siege For Windows Devices

Microsoft today revealed that new mobile game Age of Empires: Castle Siege is coming to Windows Phone and Windows devices coming next month. This will be a free game with in-app purchases to accelerate the game play. As any other Age of Empires games, you build a castle city, defend against marauders and, when your army is ready, lay siege to opponents.

“Be the first to demo the new touch-based, free-to-play game, Age of Empires: Castle Siege, grab medieval weapons and get your picture taken in the OneDrive booth, or compete in other Age of Empires games on our daily Twitch stream at the Age of Empires booth! All will earn you your own limited edition Castle Siege Pinny Arcade pin and your Castle Siege bandana (while supplies last). Join The Siege!”

They will be showing off Age of Empires: Castle Siege gameplay with the devs live on at 1 PM Pacific/GMT-7.

Know more about it here.

Microsoft Promotes Lumia 930 At Cornbury Music Festival In The UK

At the Cornbury music festival in the UK, Microsoft promoted the Lumia 930 device among the visitors. To showcase the capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 930, Microsoft created the ultimate ‘One Experience’ for people, allowing them to star in their very own immersive film. People were allowed to dress up in costumes and they interacted with fantasy animations in front of a green screen setup. A Nokia Lumia 930 captured all these and editors in the background used the recorded content to prepare a movie. Later, the footage was showcased to thousands of festival goers.

Costas Syrmos, Head of Microsoft Brand Lab said,

“The Nokia Lumia 930 is an exceptional device running Windows 8.1 with superior sound, video and imaging capabilities. By creating the “One Experience”, we demonstrated the unique qualities of the Nokia Lumia 930 and OneDrive as a perfect way for people to capture, share and relive amazing moments”.

via: Conversations

Review: Modern Combat 5 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8


Gameloft released the next game in their Modern Combat series, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, last Thursday on Windows Phone, Windows, iOS and Android. At the price of $6.99, it certainly isn’t the cheapest game on the market and there is no trial either. Many might consider buying it, but be unsure due to its price.

I am SPKB24, a top Modern Combat 4 player, and now a rising Modern Combat 5 player as well. I have been playing for a few days now, and would like to share my thoughts about the game with you, the good and the bad. Hopefully this will help you make your decision to whether or not you want to buy this game.
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Tweetium For Windows Phone Beta Now Available In Store

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If you are a Windows 8.1 user, you must be aware of the popular Twitter client called Tweetium. The developer behind the app has now created a Windows Phone version of the same app that is now available in beta in Windows Phone Store. If you have already bought Tweetium on Windows, you will not be charged when installing this app from the phone store.

Also, if you are a Tweetium Pro subscriber via the Windows app, then your Pro subscription carries over as well. Another great this about this client is that you Tweetium settings, read stats, etc will roam across all Windows devices.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for $2.99.

Worldly: a quick-fire quiz game about our planet

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Today Supergonk, an independent video game development studio, is pleased to announce the release of Worldly, a fun new mobile quiz game about our planet and its cultures. The game is available exclusively on Windows Phone platforms, and can be downloaded worldwide, for free, on the Windows Phone Store with immediate effect.

Worldly takes players on an adventure of discovery, as they join famous explorer Sir Maxwell Worldly in an unforgettable journey in his hot air balloon. How much do you know about our planet, its countries, and the people who live on it? Could you find Angola on a map? Do you know the flag of Indonesia? Which currency is used in Brazil? Where is the Laptev Sea? Join Sir Maxwell and find out, as you traverse the globe in a fun adventure!

According to National Geographic, young people today are falling behind in their geographic literacy rates. A recent survey by National Geographic Education found that “only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map”, and less than half know where New York City is located. Worldly aims to tackle this issue head on, featuring 12 mini-games that are each designed to teach a different area of geographic knowledge. Worldly is available in six languages, and we hope the game will have a serious impact on improving awareness and enjoyment of learning about our planet.

QRCodeThe development team behind Worldly previously created the hugely successful quiz app Capitals Quizzer; the number 1 educational app in over 50 countries. Capitals Quizzer has been played over 18 million times by gamers all over the world, demonstrating a massive public interest in the geography quiz niche. Worldly continues this theme, moving forward with drastically improved gameplay, graphics and audio.

Download the free to play game from the Windows Phone Store here.

See a video demo after the break.

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New Microsoft Ad: “The best moments, captured with your Windows Phone”

Microsoft has released a new ad to promote Lumia Windows Phone device. The basic message of this ad is, With the Nokia Lumia 1020, OneDrive, and Instagram Beta, you can take great photos, access them from your favorite devices, and share them with the people who matter most.

  • Nothing else comes close to the Nokia Lumia 1020. The 41 megapixel camera and revolutionary zoom allow you to capture stunning photos and HD video. You can then reframe, crop, and straighten your original image as many times as you’d like. Pair it with OneDrive and Instagram for an amazing way to keep and share memories, virtually wherever you are.
  • The world’s best camera phones now have a fast, beautiful, and fun way to capture everyday moments, enhance them, and share the photos with friends and family—Instagram Beta. Choose a picture, use a filter to enhance it, then post it to Instagram. It’s that easy. You can even share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare right from the app.

They have even created a microsite with the focus on photography to promote this campaign. Find the page here.

Translator One – The best translator app for Windows Phone 8 FREE FOR ONE DAY!!

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Translator One is the best professional translator for Windows Phone!

It is one of the best designed apps of the store, showing beautiful images fore every language you choose to translate. Translations are very accurate and TTS ( Text to Speech ) and STT ( Speech to Text ) capabilities too, because the app uses Windows Phone 8 built-in vocal functions.

Lovo Apps, authors of the app, took care from big to little details, like the FAQ page or the beautiful live tiles.

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  • Translate in more than 30 languages
  • Dictate in more than 5 languages
  • Listen to sentences in more than 10 languages

The app is normally a paid app, but just for July 8th it will be FREE!!
You can download it clicking here ore using the QR code.

Hurry :)

The Ingenious Machine – Now Available for Windows Phone 8

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The Ingenious Machine, the third title from sc0tt games, is now available for Windows Phone 8.

The Ingenious Machine is a single-player physics-based puzzle game. The player is presented with 25 levels (in increasing order of difficulty), each featuring one or more light bulbs, and occasionally some obstacles. The player must combine gadgets together in order to construct an elaborate machine that can switch on all the lights at once. The gadgets include gears, conveyor belts, magnets, weights, explosives, and lasers. When creating the machines, points are awarded for creativity, but deducted for each attempt.

It’s all about discovery, experimentation, user-generated content and creative problem-solving. And also dynamite.

The game is available for $1.29 on the Windows Phone store, with a trial mode that lets users play for two minutes at a time with the level select disabled.

See the launch trailer and more after the break…
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Microsoft Changed The Destiny For Few People Who Had An Unlucky Friday 13th (Video)

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. Microsoft decided to change the destiny for few people who had an unlucky Friday 13th. For few people who broke their mobile devices on that day, Microsoft replaced it with Lumia Windows Phone device, Xbox One, Surface Pro 2, Office 365 and Skype cards.

It had the makings of the most ill-fated day of the year. A Friday that fell on the thirteenth, backed up for good measure by a full moon.

While many went a little crazy and some stayed inside to avoid misfortune, we decided to transform the day of a few lucky, and unsuspecting, souls as this video shows.

And for these coffee drinkers, their unlucky day just turned into their luckiest day of the year.

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Timber- the only Tinder client for Windows Phone now much improved!

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Timber is the only working tinder client for windows phone is now much improved with unique features!

  • Beautiful fluid interface
  • Live tile match/message notifications (30 minute interval)
  • Search/Sort your matches the way you want (alphabetically, last activity or matching date)
  • Save pictures of users to gallery

With steady rise in overall rating and 5 star reviews of the app, here’s what latest reviews say:

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Tweeny Frog for Windows Phone

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A Tweeny Frog is jumping from lotus to lotus to reach his destination. What you need to do is to tap on the screen to jump as fast as you can within the given time period.

A tweeny frog can’t live when it touches with water, so be careful not to let him drop from the lotus leaf.

There are tons of interesting powerups and boosts which you can use it to survive more longer and get a higher score.

This Tweeny frog game will deliver lots of of excitement and enjoyment while playing.


  • Addictive and Fun
  • Facebook friends score comparison
  • Tons of Powerups and boosts
  • Default 15 seconds of gameplay
  • Smooth Control

Why waiting….Start playing now!!!

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Official HotSchedules App Now Available In Windows Phone Store

HotSchedule Windows Phone app
HotSchedules is a service that lets you manage your work schedule, request shift changes and communicate between team members. Their official app is now available in Windows Phone Store which allows you to view and manage your work schedule from anywhere and at any time. The app is free to download, but you need a valid HotSchedules user account to use it. The current HotSchedules Windows App supports only staff-level features and functions as Manager level features are coming soon.

• View your work schedule from anywhere at any time
• Sync your schedule with your calendar
• Set up specific notifications, such as new messages, schedule changes, shift trade approvals and shift locations
• Set-up auto-pick up or release options
• Review open shifts and request to pick-up and release options
• Send requests to release or swap shifts
• View the roster and employee contact information and contact coworkers with one click
• Message coworkers via text, email or the HotSchedules platform
• Request time off
• Need help? Contact Customer Care 24x7x365, [email protected]

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.