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Indie devs launching XBLIG app for WP7 because MS hasn't

The Indie Games section of Xbox Live has been a point of contention for indie developers since its launch, in part because the app was hard to find and confusing to navigate. Microsoft has since made improvements -- with the most recent dashboard update, even -- but a group of indie devs and...

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'Z0MB1ES!!1 (on teh ph0ne)' for WP7 on January 4

Ska Studios' I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 has been a dominant force in the dark, lonely lands of the Xbox 360's indie games section. Now its Windows Phone 7 counterpart, Z0MB1ES!!1 (on teh ph0ne), is ready to attack on January 4. The $2.99 Z0MB1ES!!1 (on teh ph0ne) app is a "suite" of...

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Unity 'skipping' Windows Phone 7

Prolific and flexible game engine Unity will not support Windows Phone 7. Speaking with Develop, David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, said the company is "skipping" WP7, but is looking at Windows Phone 8. "[WP7] is a relatively closed system so you can't run native content, which means...

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Halo Waypoint adding 'Atlas,' a multiplayer GPS tracker

If the Kinect reveal for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary wasn't enough, 343 Industries also targeted fans with some new Halo Waypoint functionality at this weekend's Comic Con. The downloadable app is getting real-time GPS tracking of multiplayer games via a new service called "Atlas." Yes,...

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Cave developing shooter for Windows Phone 7

As far as Deathsmiles developer Cave is concerned, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform can go to hell. Bullet-hell, that is! Makoto Asada, head of Cave's Game Development Department, has announced via dev-blog that the company is currently developing a shooter for Microsoft's burgeoning...

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PSA: Angry Birds slingshots onto Windows Phone 7

As promised, Angry Birds' systematic march onto every conceivable platform continues today, as the swine-filled house-wrecking simulator makes the leap to Windows Phone 7. The full game is available for $2.99. A free trial version is also available, containing a handful of levels. If, by some...

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Watch as two women, two WP7 devices, and a Kinect pelt a man with rubber balls

It's not every day that Microsoft shows off its own technology being used for the forces of evil, but it did just that during company head Steve Ballmer's keynote at Mobile World Congress. Engadget was on hand to witness Kinect Adventures' Rally Ball minigame being controlled not just by a Kinect,...

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Xbox.com makeover to add browser-based Avatar Editor, multiplayer web games

A "massive" redesign of Xbox.com will launch tomorrow, Major Nelson has announced. Beginning at 5AM ET on October 20, Xbox.com and the Xbox Forums will go offline for "a short period of time" to integrate the update. Once live again, the site will be all tidy and clean (pictured; more images here)...

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EA announces Windows Phone 7 launch titles

It looks like Electronic Arts is breaking out its biggest guns for its Windows Phone 7 launch lineup -- well, it's biggest guns that can be adequately turned into smaller guns for use on a mobile platform, anyways. The publisher has named four games that will hit the WP7 storefront soon after the...

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