Project Spark in E3, OneDrive, App Studio and more for the Week of June 9, 2014

Microsoft announces games, including Halo Masterchief Collection. OneDrive app for Windows 8.1 gets updated with more goodies for non-touch users, and there are a lot more happened on the week of June 9, 2014. Continue reading

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iOS8, OSX Yosemite, OneDrive, and Gold – Week of 6/2/2014

We had a flood of tech news for the week of June 6, 2014! Some include Apple’s WWDC, an interesting OneDrive update, and changes to Xbox LIVE Gold. Continue reading

I SPY Challenger by Scholastic – Game Highlight

A fantastic game is now available on the Windows Store. I SPY Challenger raises the bar for great game design. The game is made by Scholastic, a well-established company that makes and sells products for kids, including books and educational video games. They have released their latest creation to the Windows Store, for both kids and adults to enjoy.

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I SPY Challenger is a game inspired from the I SPY books that I grew to love as a child. The game brings interactivity to the mix in a pleasantly exciting way. The game is beautifully built with excellent visuals and sound effects. It also has spoken dialogue, which is something I feel makes a game stand out from the bunch. Spoken voice in the game can appeal to kids; at least it appealed to me when I was a child. Continue reading

Kinectimals Unleashed in the Store as Universal App!

 

 

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Microsoft brings Kinectimals to its platform as universal App! We already have Kinectimals on Xbox Live for all the while, now they’ve debuted as Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Apps. And the best of all, they are downloadable for free! Something for the whole family to enjoy on this Mother’s Day weekend. So guys, go right ahead, download this for our ladies and kids. ;-) Continue reading

Super Polygon has landed in the Windows Store.

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We have a new kid on the block in the Store. Introducing Super Polygon for Windows 8. A game that will psyche you into stupor cause of its addictive nature. 3 days ago were were informed at McAkins Online that the newly released game for Windows Phone 8 will be coming to also to Windows 8. Thanks to the increasingly reusable codes between the two platform, the game took exactly 3 days to arrive on Win8. Which is a good thing. We hope to see more of this trend. Continue reading

Chuck’s Challenge 3D Review – A Brain Tingling Adventure

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It is one of most innovative puzzlers you can find today. Chuck’s Challenge 3D combines brain tingling puzzles with an exploration-based adventure. You play as the character Woop, who has summoned Chuck Sommerville, a famous game designer, to build fun challenges for him. Woop is a multi-dimensional aliens with a host of amazing resources that Chuck uses to build challenging levels for Woop. Continue reading

Flappy Bird Flaps into Windows 8 Store

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we got’m! Flappy Bird is now in the Store!

Don’t ask me if it’s the Official Flappy Bird from the frustrated rich poor developer, we can’t see the forest anymore from the Flappy trees. But this is a quality version anyway, guaranteed to make you break your precious Surface2 or Lumia2050s in half from frustration. Not to worry though, you’ll have an advantage of high score cause for now you can play in Landscape mode! Continue reading

Unboxing the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel

Thanks to Richard Hay from WindowsObserver.com for giving me this Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel in a Giveaway Draw. I unbox this on this video and play Need for Speed Hot Pursuit live on the video!

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Several Paid Disney Games Free For a Limited Time on the Windows Store!

UPDATE: Offer is expired. The games are no longer free.

To kick of a new year, here’s a nice goody for you all. Disney is giving away some of their popular paid games to all Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 users! You can download these games free for a limited time both from the Windows 8 Store and the Windows Phone 8 Store. Here are the games that are now free for grabs. Continue reading

Royal Revolt Review – A Windows 8 Medieval Family Feud Game!

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Courtesy of Windows Store

Preview and Install

Royal Revolt! deals with a medieval family feud that lets you play as a warrior, where you need to defend your castle, and prevent your enemies from invading your entire colony. While some aspects of the game are no different with the likes of Trenches and Swords, Royal Revolt! takes it a step higher, giving users 3D perspective experience like no other. Let’s unravel more secrets about this medieval-based game for Windows 8. Continue reading

Review: Despicable Me: Minion Rush for Windows

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Preview and Install

The Windows Store is filling up with more and more high quality games that are a blast to play. One of the latest in the series is called “Despicable Me: Minion Rush”. This is the latest in a series of fantastic games released by Gameloft. The game is based on the animated film Despicable Me, where you play as one of the cute, yellow, minions.

Your mission is to run and collect as many bananas as you can. You will have to dodge all sorts of stuff and fight off villains. There is a giant golden cup for the best minion. Can you be the one? The game works great with the Xbox 360 controller. You can use the keyboard as well as touch inputs to play the game.

The entire gameplay is very well animated. Attention to detail has been noted in every single corner of the game, from scenery, to obstacles, to the characters. There is a different animation for bumping in to different types of obstacles. The voice acting is great and you truly become immersed into the game. Here is an example: in the game you will meet your fellow minions who will take your hand and swing you forward. The camera changes angle and the entire scene is immersive like a movie. There is humor throughout the game, from the opening scene to bumping into your minion friends and having them hint your computer screen.

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I really enjoy this game, and I think you will too! Best of all, it is free at the time of this writing! So go and grab it, and start your adventure engines!

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Description

Gru’s loyal yellow gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru! Jump, fly, dodge obstacles, collect bananas, be mischievous, and defeat villains to earn the title of Minion of the Year!
ALL THE HEART AND HUMOR OF DESPICABLE ME • Enjoy unpredictably hilarious Minion moments • Perform despicable acts through hundreds of missions • Run through iconic locations, which are full of surprises, secrets and tricky obstacles: Gru’s Lab, Gru’s Residential Area, and El Macho’s Lair! • Customize your Minion with unique costumes, weapons, and power-ups • Battle Vector and an all-new villain exclusively created for the game
AN INNOVATIVE AND ORIGINAL GAME • Encounter secret areas, unique boss fights and amazing power-ups • Experience custom animation, voiceovers, and state-of-the-art 3D graphics • Enjoy multiple dynamic camera angles • Engage in various bonus gameplay modes:    → Destroy things as Mega Minion    → Collect bananas while riding the Fluffy Unicorn    → Hang on to Gru’s Rocket for the ride of your life • Have fun with your friends! See their best scores during your run, and send them funny Minion taunts and challenges to show them who’s going to win Minion of the Year!
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Features

  • Rediscover the heart and humor of Despicable Me in the official game of the franchise.
  • Perform despicable acts through hundreds of missions!
  • Run through iconic locations, which are full of surprises, secrets and tricky obstacles: Gru’s Lab, Gru’s Residential Area, and El Macho’s Lair!
  • Enjoy hilarious Minion moments with 3D graphics and fun animations!
  • Customize your Minion with unique costumes, weapons, and power-ups
  • Battle Vector and an all-new villain created exclusively for the game

Source: Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Sesame Street Touch & Learn TV – Xbox Game for Windows

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Preview and Install

This one slipped in under our radar from Microsoft Studios. Sesame Street Touch and Learn TV needs no introduction to must of you with Kids. So now you know this companion app is now in the Store to teach and entertain your young and bright spawning. Continue reading

Pinball Star–A Blast from the Past in the Store

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Preview and Install

Normally we don’t cover games here at McAkins Online like so games dedicated sites, but sometimes something comes along that is worthy of mention. One of them is this blast from the past. Those of you that saw the birth of Windows 95 with us will surely remember this game, now someone has port it over to the Windows Store. The App dropped in the Store today, and already it has garnered 4-Stars at 37 Ratings. Awesome! Lets hope MS will not take them to court.

Description

Enjoy the best classic pinball game on Windows 8!

Remember the good old days of pinball on your computer? Now you can re-live the experience on your new Windows 8 devices. Engage your hyperdrive, and blast into this classic game. Play Pinball Star for Windows 8 today!

If you like Pin ball, Bubble Star, Zulu Star, skee ball, basketball, air hockey, bowling, or any other classic arcade games, you will love Pinball Star!

Features

  • Classic Pinball
  • 16 Missions
  • Achievement badges
  • Highscore leaderboards
  • Customize your controls
  • Great graphics and sounds

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Curious now about the app? You can download it via the source link below. It costs you Nothing.

Source: Windows Store