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Some more Windows Phone 7 news

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Stephen Totilo from Kotaku has been chatting with some Windows Phone 7 guys from Microsoft about the gaming ability of the upcoming mobiles and how they will interact with our current Xbox Live experience.

The entire article is a nice read for all those who are interested but the key points I took out from it are as follows.

  • Every mobile game can offer 200 achievements which will be put onto your current score
  • The games will most probably be separate so what you buy on the Xbox won’t be playable on the phone.
  • No voice chat
  • Messaging and viewable avatars will exist

They demonstrated an asynchronous checkers match which had one player making a move and then when your opponent has time he moves and then it’s your turn again… which I guess shows that the games will be state aware and will store settings on a server somewhere.

The next game was a 3D action sci-fi shooter that apparently only took 4 weeks to develop using XNA 4.0 and then a fighting game.

Click through for more details and we will continue to update you on when we can expect these phones to land locally.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: March 11, 2010


  1. mitas

    March 11, 2010 at 10:04

    dude lazy u are getting famous ha ha , verge on 123 , quoted you or something , none the less u got a mention hope your traffic goes up- peace


    • LazySAGamer

      March 11, 2010 at 10:30

      Oh serious.. that’s cool 😀

      What did they mention if I may ask?


      • mitas

        March 11, 2010 at 11:33

        the fact that they mentioned you is great , now maybe you can give them some ideas about thier reviews – awasome show just reviews really lacking


    • RSA-Ace

      March 11, 2010 at 10:37

      Any idea which episode? Latest one?

      @Lazy: you can watch the episodes here http://www.vuzu.tv/Play/Show.aspx?ShowId=9


      • LazySAGamer

        March 11, 2010 at 10:46

        Busy watching it now :), never been mentioned on TV before.


      • LazySAGamer

        March 11, 2010 at 11:01

        Ah it’s about the SA Xbox Live thing, http://www.vuzu.tv/Play/Play.aspx?vid=6047

        17 minutes in 😛

        Still nice to be mentioned though


        • mitas

          March 11, 2010 at 11:32

          i often go to the vuzu website and post a link or 2 to lazy – hope thats ok ? just hopeing the sa gaming community can kinda start gaining momentum…and start speaking out!!!
          Please would you pass on a msg to that MS REP : ask him why we have to pay for mulitplayer if we already paid for the game – why cant silver accounts play mulitplayer ? give the gold guys cross game chat


          • LazySAGamer

            March 11, 2010 at 11:48

            lol I don’t think I am going to be able to convince Microsoft to allow silver member to play MP. That’s the entire reason people pay their subs.

            and thanks for posting links, the more the merrier 😎

  2. dislekcia

    March 11, 2010 at 15:49

    The “3D action sci-fi shooter” is by local studio Luma Arcade. It’s called The Harvest 🙂


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