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Archive | August 18, 2010

Microsoft unveils XBOX Live games lineup for Windows Phone 7

Today Microsoft proved that they are serious about gaming on Windows Phone 7 by announcing their games lineup for the Holiday 2010.

“Windows Phone 7 is the launch of a major gaming platform for Microsoft” said Matt Booty, general manager of mobile gaming for MGS. “Just like we’ve done with Xbox 360, our charter is to push the envelope and deliver definitive games that maximize the platform. We will have an incredible lineup of MGS titles, and that’s just the beginning.”

Windows Phone 7 offers the Games Hub where the gamer will be able to earn, view and track achievements, customize XBOX Live avatars, shop the game marketplace, play live against other users, etc.

Check after the break for the full games lineup. Read More…

Microsoft announces Age of Empires Online

For the classic RTS fans, today Microsoft has a nice surprise announcing Age of Empires Online, a new member in their famous real time strategy franchise (and one of my favorite games ever).  Among the features of Age of Empires Online, you can find:

  • Familiar Age of Empires gameplay
  • Download and play from almost anywhere
  • Game continues to evolve over time
  • Cooperative multiplayer quests and trading
  • Empire creation and resource management
  • Historical setting, easy-to-use RTS controls

If you are interested to sign for the beta, you can go to Microsoft’s website and do so.

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