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#3691 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:32 AM

I'd also say grab the 925. As a 521 (basically the same as the aforementioned 520 model but with 4G capability and a lesser camera) owner, I've been denied a few of the recent sales/free games (FIFA 14, SIMS freeplay, NBA Jam) because of the RAM requirements. There's a good amount of games that I'm unable to play until June when I upgrade to 925. That it, unless T-Mobile gets a more updated Lumia by then.

I have a 521 as well and I am pretty sure it runs NBA Jam.....I think...maybe!



#3692 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:29 AM

Just how many Xbox-enabled games are supposed to be free right now? I noticed last night that Let's Golf 2 is free, so I downloaded that. And then when I got a notification about the Rabbids game, I checked the store and saw that Asphalt 7 Heat, Assassin's Creed, Brain Challenge, Earthworm Jim, Order & Chaos, and Shark Dash are all free as well. I don't recall seeing any of these being offered for free when I was downloading games last week.

 

Do you know if that is the first game to be cross-platform with all those devices? If it is, hopefully it will not be the last.

I think Wordament might've been the first. It's not a Facebook game, but it's on WP, iOS, Android, and PC. There was a browser version, but I'm not sure if it's available anymore. The different versions all give you different achievements, but as far as i know, you still play against people on different platforms.
 

Also, for people who care. This game has a bunch of like 3 point, 8 point, etc. achievements, I know that having a number that is not 5 or 0 at the end of a gamerscore can bug some people so figured I'd point that out.

That is so odd to me. I don't understand the anal retentiveness of some people, and this is coming from someone with mild OCD.
 

It was off-contract. Shame the deal ended so quickly.

Well, it wasn't an intentional deal; they made a mistake when pricing the L925 as well as a few Samsung phones. And according to everyone on Reddit, the phones came pre-activated and people had to call customer service to cancel the service so they wouldn't incur monthly fees.

#3693 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

Just how many Xbox-enabled games are supposed to be free right now? I noticed last night that Let's Golf 2 is free, so I downloaded that. And then when I got a notification about the Rabbids game, I checked the store and saw that Asphalt 7 Heat, Assassin's Creed, Brain Challenge, Earthworm Jim, Order & Chaos, and Shark Dash are all free as well. I don't recall seeing any of these being offered for free when I was downloading games last week.

Nokia gives away free Gameloft games to certain Lumia owners



#3694 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:29 AM

Nokia gives away free Gameloft games to certain Lumia owners


Ah, I see! I'm not sure how I missed them for so long, but I'm glad I came across them. I kinda feel bad that they're not available to everyone, though.

#3695 MoCiWe   Sporked In The Heart CAGiversary!   7604 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

Ah, I see! I'm not sure how I missed them for so long, but I'm glad I came across them. I kinda feel bad that they're not available to everyone, though.

Yeah, it's kind of a bummer seeing games given away and not being able to get them with a Windows Phone :( I understand why Nokia phones do get the promos though.



#3696 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:36 AM

If anyone is interested in getting an unlocked Lumia 1020, Groupon has a pretty good deal going on right now:

https://www.groupon....ra-gsm-unlocked

#3697 Sonne   The U CAGiversary!   862 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:23 AM

Pretty good, though I'd go for it if it was a 1520. I'm on a 920 right now, the big selling point would have been the camera...



#3698 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:24 PM

The five best Windows Phone games of April - includes Magic Realms, my new favorite WP game, which is free to play!



#3699 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2581 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:05 AM

Is a Lumia 521 worth buying at this point? Because my phone sucks



#3700 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:38 AM

after a couple months of not having my Lumia 822 i broke down and bought a 928... I want the Lumia Icon but it is currently too expensive lol



#3701 Sonne   The U CAGiversary!   862 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:54 AM

Is a Lumia 521 worth buying at this point? Because my phone sucks

For $60, why not? I did well with it for three months, then upgraded to a 920. Depends on how much you have to work with, Nokias can be had for decent prices on ebay.

 

I'd say do what I did, use the 520 for a while, then see if you wanna move up. The biggest thing I didn't like about it was the lack of flash and a front facing camera, but if you don't care about that then go for it.



#3702 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:11 AM

Is a Lumia 521 worth buying at this point? Because my phone sucks

 

 

For $60, why not? I did well with it for three months, then upgraded to a 920. Depends on how much you have to work with, Nokias can be had for decent prices on ebay.

 

I'd say do what I did, use the 520 for a while, then see if you wanna move up. The biggest thing I didn't like about it was the lack of flash and a front facing camera, but if you don't care about that then go for it.

I believe somebody posted earlier that there are also a decent sized chunk of games that 521 cannot play.



#3703 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:45 AM

Bejeweled Live seems to be the deal this week on WP for $1.99. It's likely the same game will also be on sale for Win8, but the price remains unchanged thus far.



#3704 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:37 AM

Can someone on 8.1 tell me how the Calendar is? I discovered this morning that on WP8, the calendar removes any entries that are more than two weeks old, which is a bit ridiculous to me. When I need to refer to older events, I don't want to have to get on the computer or boot up my old phone. I tried a few different apps, but it seems like they can't display older calendar entries either (which is too bad because I've found that I really like Simple Calendar). So...has this been fixed for 8.1? Or is there some kind of workaround that I haven't been able to find? I haven't found any solutions on WPCentral, Microsoft Answers, Reddit, or Google.

Between this and my new inability to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) podcasts has me really frustrated with WP8.

EDIT: I went ahead and updated to 8.1, which didn't fix the issue, but at least the calendar app is much nicer. And I can subscribe to podcasts again, although Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria doesn't seem to be available anymore for some reason. I'll have to look into this a bit more.

#3705 kdiddy1989   I make average CAGs look rich. CAGiversary!   2186 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:09 AM

If anyone plays Kingdoms and Lords, my game glitched and now I have 97 million diamonds (the premium currency) which I can turn into endless gold and I'm down to buy your resources at extremely high prices to get you some gold. Let me know if you'd like some.



#3706 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:29 PM

If anyone plays Kingdoms and Lords, my game glitched and now I have 97 million diamonds (the premium currency) which I can turn into endless gold and I'm down to buy your resources at extremely high prices to get you some gold. Let me know if you'd like some.

LOL! Congrats. I finished the game myself and have 5+ million gold so money is not an object. I wish mine glitched the same way so I can play around with some of the special units that can only be bought with diamonds. I am jealous. :)



#3707 kdiddy1989   I make average CAGs look rich. CAGiversary!   2186 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:43 PM

LOL! Congrats. I finished the game myself and have 5+ million gold so money is not an object. I wish mine glitched the same way so I can play around with some of the special units that can only be bought with diamonds. I am jealous. :)

I just breezed through the rest of the campaign lol wish I could trade diamonds to others. It'd cut the length of the game dramatically.



#3708 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:21 PM

Cloud Raiders now available on Windows Phone - Cross-platform compatible with Android and Facebook!



#3709 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

Royal Revolt 2 coming to WP8 and Windows 8 on May 15

 

Wouldn't hurt to discuss non-Xbox games every now and then, boys. The people in the Android and iOS deal threads seem to enjoy their games even though they're not Xbox-enabled. :P



#3710 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:24 PM

I've been playing Zombie Tsunami for a few weeks, but now I'm at the grindy parts and have no motivation to finish it without achievements.

#3711 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:05 AM


I've been playing Zombie Tsunami for a few weeks, but now I'm at the grindy parts and have no motivation to finish it without achievements.

Can you describe how it gets overly grindy? I haven't played it. And would a reasonable purchase have been enough to get over the hump and enjoy it normally?



#3712 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:13 AM

I wrote out something long, pressed backspace, and browser went back a page.

 

Long story kind of short, the game is a really fun endless runner where you play as a zombie and eat people. As you eat people, your horde gets bigger. You lose when all your zombies die. There are missions like other endless runners. I hit a series of missions that require a large amount of coins. I'd have to play at least 300 more good runs just for 1 of those missions. I've already played a ton of the game that I'm starting to get sick of it. If it had achievements, I'd grind it out. There are mission skips you can buy (expensive, but more than x5 cheaper than not using them), but that feels a little bit like cheating. I might do it anyways.

 

It is a good game and I don't want to scare people away from it. Be prepared for a grind.

 

I downloaded Picnic Rumble today. I think it's a new game. Simple gameplay, yet so hard. Lots of fast thinking pretty early. I'm on the 2nd boss. It is free for a limited time.



#3713 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

Jurassic Arena review - a free dinosaur fighting game for WP8



#3714 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:26 AM

Wordament sequel tomorrow. Achievement list for W8 version is out. Probably same list for Windows Phone. Looks easier 200/200 than the first game.

EDIT: Anybody having trouble syncing Yahoo email in 8.1? Started having problems with it yesterday.

#3715 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:16 AM

Royal Revolt 2 coming to WP8 and Windows 8 on May 15
 
Wouldn't hurt to discuss non-Xbox games every now and then, boys. The people in the Android and iOS deal threads seem to enjoy their games even though they're not Xbox-enabled. :P

Honestly, I play non-Xbox games far more than the Xbox ones. There's so much more variety and many of the developers actually care enough to provide useful troubleshooting and release regular updates.
 

EDIT: Anybody having trouble syncing Yahoo email in 8.1? Started having problems with it yesterday.

No issues here. I just checked and it's working as expected.

#3716 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:16 PM

It just started working again this morning. I knew posting here would fix it :3

#3717 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

Another new Win8 game: Microsoft Treasure Hunt. It's......wait for it......adventure mode from Minesweeper. No idea why they would invest time and resources into doing this!!

 

Also, I've heard the new Wordament game is coming out on WP as well. Hope that's true.



#3718 chupon  

Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:24 PM

The new wordament game is available if you switch to the Trinidad and Tobago region.

 

http://apps.microsof...0b-b53560820e99



#3719 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

Another new Win8 game: Microsoft Treasure Hunt. It's......wait for it......adventure mode from Minesweeper. No idea why they would invest time and resources into doing this!!

 

Also, I've heard the new Wordament game is coming out on WP as well. Hope that's true.

I really liked adventure mode and I'm glad they separated it. More achievements :)  Looks like they added in a few features too. I hope it comes to WP.

 

Hopefully that and new Wordament will be available in US soon



#3720 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:20 AM

New Kinectimals game (Free)

 

The first game still cannot find my location. This one looks similar from what I've played, but with dogs and micro-transactions.

 

New Wordament is pretty fun. I probably wouldn't buy it, but for free it is great.

 

Downloaded a couple of interesting not XBL games, but haven't gotten around to playing them yet.

 

EDIT: Also some people are getting Bing Rewards points from mobile searches on WP. I noticed a Bing Rewards settings in Cortana settings when 8.1 came out. Glad to see it finally working for some people (not me). It adds another 10 points daily, which is really nice. About 25 points a day if you use all searches. 290 for $3 Microsoft Credit.

 

Unless my math is horribly off (which it usually is), that is over $100 (about $9 per month) a year from Bing Rewards alone.