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#4291 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8936 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:31 AM

It's been a while - I wrote a new Windows Phone Achievement Guide!

 

World at Arms Achievement Guide



#4292 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4285 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:30 PM

Much news http://www.windowscentral.com/

App can't even keep up. I had to switch to browser. I'm happy to see a ton of universal stuff between PC/phone and that upgrade to W10 will be free, but I am worried that W/WP8.1 games/apps might not work on W10. Feels like they want to start fresh and do it right this time with mostly universal apps. Still going through all the articles, so maybe that is answered somewhere already.

#4293 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13591 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:15 PM

Spartan Strike win8 is free in Malta as of this morning.

#4294 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   4335 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

Spartan Strike win8 is free in Malta as of this morning.

I think it is gone now unless someone has a link to it?



#4295 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13591 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:13 PM

I think it is gone now unless someone has a link to it?

http://apps.microsof...57-d3433416b7c3

Need to switch region to Malta before loading the link.

#4296 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:55 AM

Racing games are the red stripe deals this week.
Real racing 2 (WP) $1.50
Reckless racing (Win8) $2.50

Pass..

#4297 The Sifu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1653 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:28 AM

Alienware Arena is giving away a Project Spark "Get Started" Bundle.

 

Your Get Started Bundle will unlock the following:

  •     3 Days of Spark Premium (Double Spark XP, Credit Game and Champion XP)
  •     The Nomadic Warrior Character
  •     The Nomad's Sword and the Stone Sword


#4298 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4897 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:31 AM

Racing games are the red stripe deals this week.
Real racing 2 (WP) $1.50
Reckless racing (Win8) $2.50

Pass..

LOL, I see what you did there...



#4299 DaKidRob   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

http://apps.microsof...57-d3433416b7c3

Need to switch region to Malta before loading the link.

so is this gone i did that and still nothing



#4300 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   4335 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

so is this gone i did that and still nothing

It was already unavailable before it was posted here.



#4301 DaKidRob   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:20 PM

It was already unavailable before it was posted here.

ok cool thanks



#4302 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13591 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:13 PM

It was already unavailable before it was posted here.

Sorry. I got it that morning. Apparently they nuked it before I posted it in the afternoon.

#4303 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4285 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

Zoo Tycoon is shutting down in April. Played it for awhile, but my animals got sick too often for me to enjoy it. Some of them you have to feed every hour to keep them healthy, even with upgraded food area.

#4304 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:54 PM

Zoo Tycoon is shutting down in April. Played it for awhile, but my animals got sick too often for me to enjoy it. Some of them you have to feed every hour to keep them healthy, even with upgraded food area.

I only have the last 3 achievements left, but have not been able to connect for the last two weeks. No help from the developer at all to resolve the issue. I guess this is why. I got the same email earlier today.



#4305 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4285 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:07 AM

Skulls of the Shogun is Red Stripe on WP and probably W8.1



#4306 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:48 AM

Skulls of the Shogun is Red Stripe on WP and probably W8.1


Bleh! I am sick of waiting for games to go on sale. I'm just going to bite the bullet and pick up the ones I keep hoping go on sale again, but never do.

#4307 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:12 AM

New but stinky titles this week.....I dub it "new shit" week. :)

 

ExZeus 2 for WP & Win8 for $3 and $3.50 respectively.



#4308 kdiddy1989   I make average CAGs look rich. CAGiversary!   2089 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:15 PM

My Lumia 925 just crapped out on me. For whatever reason, it did not respond to touch. Took it to T-Mobile and they couldn't fix it there so they're shipping me a new 925 overnight. While I was there, I wanted to look at the WPs they had there but they only carry the 635 and 521. I asked and the employee said they don't sell very well. Sucks to see that they actually backtracked with their in-store models. I remember being super pumped the day I got to upgrade from 521 to 925 so today I wanted to check out the HTC One or a newer Lumia model but it's a no-go at T-Mobile nowadays.



#4309 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4285 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:06 AM

Might get the game because its different. Have a large backlog of WP games though.

Spotted another WP in class today. That makes 2 total in almost 2 years at a big university.

#4310 AriesDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   759 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

AriesDog

Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:41 AM

My Lumia 925 just crapped out on me. For whatever reason, it did not respond to touch. Took it to T-Mobile and they couldn't fix it there so they're shipping me a new 925 overnight. While I was there, I wanted to look at the WPs they had there but they only carry the 635 and 521. I asked and the employee said they don't sell very well. Sucks to see that they actually backtracked with their in-store models. I remember being super pumped the day I got to upgrade from 521 to 925 so today I wanted to check out the HTC One or a newer Lumia model but it's a no-go at T-Mobile nowadays.

That's pretty much the whole Lumia line. They've had a lot of success with the low end of the market so that's been their focus but they've ignored the flagship devices. They need an aspirational device for the enthusiasts to show how good it can be. On T-Mobile, the 925 is probably it. (Though I have been happy with my 521 and 635.)

 

I do get mad at the salespeople at phone carriers who continuously bad mouth Windows Phone. That's why I do my business at a Microsoft Store.



#4311 GunstarRed   The Rated 'G' Superstar CAGiversary!   1601 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

New but stinky titles this week.....I dub it "new shit" week. :)

 

ExZeus 2 for WP & Win8 for $3 and $3.50 respectively.

Anything new being on sale is at least something different. The completion percentage on TA for it is roughly 20%, but those leaderboard and difficulty based achievements seem worrisome. The reviews seem decent overall, but there's no demo.



#4312 kdiddy1989   I make average CAGs look rich. CAGiversary!   2089 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:04 PM

That's pretty much the whole Lumia line. They've had a lot of success with the low end of the market so that's been their focus but they've ignored the flagship devices. They need an aspirational device for the enthusiasts to show how good it can be. On T-Mobile, the 925 is probably it. (Though I have been happy with my 521 and 635.)

 

I do get mad at the salespeople at phone carriers who continuously bad mouth Windows Phone. That's why I do my business at a Microsoft Store.

Interesting read. Thanks for sharing that article. Also, I agree with you're statement about the salespeople. The girl that helped me out did close her statement with "They're not really that good." or something along those lines. I was tempted to have her elaborate but didn't want to be in there any longer than I had to be.



#4313 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4897 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

Zoo Tycoon is shutting down in April. Played it for awhile, but my animals got sick too often for me to enjoy it. Some of them you have to feed every hour to keep them healthy, even with upgraded food area.

I'm a glutton for punishment so I got the wp version and aside from the fact you have to feed some animals every hour or two or else they get sick, I really like it.  Someone posted a way to get the wp version on TA.  Once you do that you can install it on a win8 device from your my apps section of the store.  The win8 version has commercials to watch that earn you gems which will be a big help.



#4314 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:52 PM

Anything new being on sale is at least something different. The completion percentage on TA for it is roughly 20%, but those leaderboard and difficulty based achievements seem worrisome. The reviews seem decent overall, but there's no demo.

You can demo the win8 version. I found it pretty uninspired.



#4315 nCogNeato   "Mr Neato" if you're nasty CAGiversary!   1312 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:17 AM

Does anyone know which WP games automatically unlock achievements for their W8(.1) counterparts, and vice versa?

 

I could have sworn I saw this info on XA or TA but I can't find it.

 

     EDIT:  I can confirm Secrets and Treasures does.  On a related note, it seems Secrets and Treasures survived the January 2015 delisting.  If you haven't already completed it on WP & W8(.1) it's not too late.  8-)



#4316 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:53 AM

Does anyone know which WP games automatically unlock achievements for their W8(.1) counterparts, and vice versa?

 

I could have sworn I saw this info on XA or TA but I can't find it.

 

     EDIT:  I can confirm Secrets and Treasures does.  On a related note, it seems Secrets and Treasures survived the January 2015 delisting.  If you haven't already completed it on WP & W8(.1) it's not too late.  8-)

Kinectimals Unleashed

Age of Empires

Zoo Tycoon Friends

World at Arms

Alphajax

Microsoft Bingo (some don't)

Uno & Friends



#4317 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13591 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2015 - 02:21 PM

So after downloading Halo SS on my desktop when it was briefly available in January in Malta, it now shows as purchased in my account.

 

So hopefully I can get it for free when it officially releases!



#4318 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8936 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:46 PM

First impressions of Dungeon Hunter 5



#4319 GunstarRed   The Rated 'G' Superstar CAGiversary!   1601 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:35 AM

Kinectimals Unleashed does not automatically pop achievements across both versions, unless they updated it since I completed it.

 

It does share save files in the cloud, so what you need to do is unlock an achievement on one version, but do NOT save the game. Load up the other version with your last save, then you'll start just before you unlocked the same achievement so you can unlock it again.

 

Both Wordament games only automatically unlock the leaderboard and games played achievements, the rest you have to redo.



#4320 ooga   Mmm Zombie Chickens! CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2015 - 02:14 PM

Kinectimals Unleashed does not automatically pop achievements across both versions, unless they updated it since I completed it.

 

It does share save files in the cloud, so what you need to do is unlock an achievement on one version, but do NOT save the game. Load up the other version with your last save, then you'll start just before you unlocked the same achievement so you can unlock it again.

 

Both Wordament games only automatically unlock the leaderboard and games played achievements, the rest you have to redo.

The only one you need to do that for is the reaching level 25 one. Also, the one for playing a daily challenge with cats and dogs, but that one is easily done. The rest pop up automatically when you load up the save file.







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