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#2191 tylerh1701

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:27 AM

Joke? Who's joking?


But yeah, I've had that happen too (not in AlphaJax, but in similar games). You beat someone and then they come back with a vastly improved vocabulary. Oh well, at least cheaters eventually start thinning out after a while. I can imagine it must be pretty boring to just sit there and do whatever a computer tells you to do.

Also, I meant to comment on something you said earlier:

Did you mean Words With Friends perhaps?


I actually meant Wordfeud. Sorry, too many similarly named games.

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#2192 ZombieToast

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Ha, no worries, I was just a little confused when I first read that.

#2193 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

Anyone else spend any time with Cracking Sands? It can be fun at times but it's incredibly infuriating. I am constantly running into invisible mines or getting hit with invisible weapons that bring me to a complete halt. If this game had a little bit more polish it could have been pretty good.

EDIT: Apparently Cracking Sands has avatar awards. That's a big plus at least.

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#2194 DaKidRob

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

Anyone else spend any time with Cracking Sands? It can be fun at times but it's incredibly infuriating. I am constantly running into invisible mines or getting hit with invisible weapons that bring me to a complete halt. If this game had a little bit more polish it could have been pretty good.

EDIT: Apparently Cracking Sands has avatar awards. That's a big plus at least.




Happen to know what kind of avatar awards? I'm a sucker for avatar awards ;)

#2195 eastx

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

Happen to know what kind of avatar awards? I'm a sucker for avatar awards ;)


Cracking Sands' awards are a top hat and an aviator hat with the goggles pushed up.

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#2196 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

Happen to know what kind of avatar awards? I'm a sucker for avatar awards ;)


I'm a huge sucker for them too. I'll make sure to buy multi-platform games on the 360 if I know they have avatar awards. (Latest example is Jet Set Radio)

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#2197 voormis

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

I'm a huge sucker for them too. I'll make sure to buy multi-platform games on the 360 if I know they have avatar awards. (Latest example is Jet Set Radio)


I love them as well, it's a great addition. I wish more 360 games had themes you could unlock.

Crimson Dragon also has some unlockable avatar awards...they are a bit cheesy but still fun to earn.

#2198 Yagami

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:07 AM

I love them as well, it's a great addition. I wish more 360 games had themes you could unlock.

Crimson Dragon also has some unlockable avatar awards...they are a bit cheesy but still fun to earn.


The shirt from Crimson Dragon is great

#2199 eastx

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

Kinda scared we won't have an Xbox release this week...

In the meantime, here's my AlphaJax review! Extra thorough - check it out and see if you agree with my suggestions.

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#2200 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

Kinda scared we won't have an Xbox release this week...


Wow the lameness continues. That's 1 new game in the last 3 weeks, if I'm remembering correctly...

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#2201 ProfessorStotch

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Totally not the best place to ask this, but since you guys are a good source of WP knowledge, I figured I'd throw this out here.

Anyone having trouble with the Windows Phone app for PC? I downloaded the Windows Phone for desktop from Microsoft's site, and installed it. When I go to launch it, I get an error message about something going wrong, and the app needs to close. It also says I can call Microsoft for support help, but I'd rather avoid doing that.

Trying to sync up some photos and music to my Lumia 920, and Zune didn't seem to be working well. The MS website says to use this program, and it doesn't want to work either.

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#2202 eastx

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Will investigate, Captaintek.

Also, it's official: no new Xbox release this week.

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#2203 seanr1221

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Sorry guys, I'm jumping ship again, and no game releasing this week just reaffirms my decision.

I really liked WP8, but I thought things would be different game wise. I was hopeful when Angry Birds in space, Star Wars and Cut the Rope all hit at the same time. Then we get nothing for how long? At a time when iOS is pumping out games with huge sales to boot?

Sigh :/

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#2204 ya billy

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

I must agree...buying w8 phone is looking very stupid. As far as games go I am extremely disappointed.

#2205 seanr1221

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

Yeah, I don't now why MS can't get their act together. They knock it out of the park with Xbox but fall flat with WP.

I found an iPhone 5 for 450.00 and sold my lumia for 400.00.

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#2206 seanr1221

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

Yeah, I don't now why MS can't get their act together. They knock it out of the park with Xbox but fall flat with WP.

I found an iPhone 5 for 450.00 and sold my lumia for 400.00.

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#2207 DaKidRob

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:19 AM

kind of wish i knew Cracking sands had avatar Awards when it was on sale on black friday i didn't even pick up any of those games now im debating on it @ 2.99 would of got it in a heart beat when i knew it had avatar awards when it was 1.99

#2208 eastx

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

kind of wish i knew Cracking sands had avatar Awards when it was on sale on black friday i didn't even pick up any of those games now im debating on it @ 2.99 would of got it in a heart beat when i knew it had avatar awards when it was 1.99


You can probably find an Avatar hat you like for a dollar if you browse the Avatar Store a bit.

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#2209 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

You can probably find an Avatar hat you like for a dollar if you browse the Avatar Store a bit.


Haha but can it beat this awesome top hat?

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#2210 MastrMeatWad

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

kind of wish i knew Cracking sands had avatar Awards when it was on sale on black friday i didn't even pick up any of those games now im debating on it @ 2.99 would of got it in a heart beat when i knew it had avatar awards when it was 1.99


Don't feel alone with that sentiment. I too did not purchase Cracking Sands but would have if I knew it had avatar awards. I totally dig those. :) Oh well.

I noticed this link http://www.xbox.com/...s-phone-8-games

It mentions 'holidays', and we are at the holidays, so wondering if these have been pushed back? I remember reading the developers from Fairway Solitare mention it took them 2 weeks to code the title from ios to WP8. I wish we would get some release dates on these titles.

#2211 ProfessorStotch

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

Finally see what you guys were talking about with cheaters in Alphajax. 40+ point words every turn? Really? My average is 15. :applause:

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#2212 eastx

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

just got my lumia 900 back from nokia cant wait to try this game out

#2214 ZombieToast

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

Finally see what you guys were talking about with cheaters in Alphajax. 40+ point words every turn? Really? My average is 15. :applause:

I started playing against one guy last night who isn't even being subtle with it. In just the first three or four moves, he already has over 200 points. He uses all of his titles every turn and uses words I've never heard in my life (and I have a rather healthy vocabulary). Even if I were to start cheating, I wouldn't be able to catch up because I'm already too far behind. There's no way to report suspected cheaters, so I'm just going to draw the game out as long as I can and only make a move every 6 days (and maybe use as few tiles as possible). Then once the game is over, he's getting blocked.

#2215 nCogNeato

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Countdown to 2013 Sale

Contre Jour - 30% Off
Doodle Jump - 30% Off
geoDefense Swarm - 67% Off
iStunt 2 - 33% Off
Kinectimals - 67% Off
Mush - 50% Off
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#2216 Feeni

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Awesome. Was waiting on a sale for Contre Jour. Also, for anyone that missed Mush on black Friday I can't recommend it enough. The demo really doesn't do it justice. Great game.

#2217 tylerh1701

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Countdown to 2013 Sale

Contre Jour - 30% Off
Doodle Jump - 30% Off
geoDefense Swarm - 67% Off
iStunt 2 - 33% Off
Kinectimals - 67% Off
Mush - 50% Off


Hmmm.....this was unexpected. Gonna grab Contre Jour and iStunt 2. Paid full price Doodle Jump because I got tired of waiting for it to go on sale. Definitely worth it, one of the better WP games. Thanks nCogNeato.

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#2218 MastrMeatWad

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hahaha. I just purchased Mush. Oh well. It was bound to happen to me one of these times. :)

I really want istunt2...

#2219 nCogNeato

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

I'll finally be pickig up geoDefense Swarm and Mush once the sale prices update.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

bought contre jour a few weeks ago at full price and was well worth it. going to look into the others, thanks for pointing them out!





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