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#61 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

Just in time for the DotW sale...EastX's Rocket Riot Review

Also, this week's new Xbox Live game, Full House Poker is plenty awesome. Sharing XP across the WP7 and XBLA versions is too cool.

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#62 Outinthedark   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Outinthedark

Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

I got the XBLA version of Rocket Riot for free. Played it once, loved it, then never played it again. Bought it for WP7 and love it being portable. I may actually finish it :)

Battle for Hoth isn't that bad. I like TD games and I think Hoth's life system doesn't work well. Other than that it's a fun challenge.

#63 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:04 PM

Yeah, not being able to heal units is annoying. Also, most tower defense games give you time at the beginning to set up before enemies come, but Hoth really doesn't, creating unnecessary challenge.

Also, I found out next week's Xbox Live title!

http://www.wpcentral...x-live-march-23

Edited by eastx, 17 March 2011 - 08:25 PM.

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#64 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:31 AM

This week's Deal of the Week:

http://www.wpcentral...r-2011-launches

Also, the new Xbox Live title is...

http://www.wpcentral...x-live-march-23

Both will go live Wednesday morning. Harbor Master didn't make it out this week, btw.

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#65 DrUnkAgAIn   I like money. CAGiversary!   1043 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DrUnkAgAIn

Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:56 AM

I can skip the soccer game, probably in for Hexic Rush though.

#66 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24428 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:07 AM

I'll grab hexic.

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#67 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

And it's live.

WP7 Deal of the Week
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#68 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24428 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:48 PM

Wait, isn't Hexic normally 2.99?

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#69 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:50 PM

Thanks for catching that. I pasted over Rocket Riot's entry and forgot to change the price.

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#70 DrUnkAgAIn   I like money. CAGiversary!   1043 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DrUnkAgAIn

Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

So MS is starting WP7 and XBL sales on Tuesdays now?

#71 DrUnkAgAIn   I like money. CAGiversary!   1043 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

DrUnkAgAIn

Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

Still showing up as $2.99 on my phone.

#72 ElektroDragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

ElektroDragon

Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:56 PM

I so want a WP7.... I don't even have a smartphone. But I can't justify it because I never talk to anyone and only use a cell for emergencies. There is no prepaid WP7. :(

#73 MastrMeatWad   A to the K homeboy. CAGiversary!   702 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

MastrMeatWad

Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:13 PM

hmm. hope verizon releases the trophy this thursday..

#74 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:37 PM

I so want a WP7.... I don't even have a smartphone. But I can't justify it because I never talk to anyone and only use a cell for emergencies. There is no prepaid WP7. :(


I've found my Focus is handy for checking email, websites, and forums on the go. I didn't have to do that before, but it's really convenient.

It sucks that there's no prepaid WP7 phone or a Zune that runs WP7. But you can try eBay or Craigslist as several CAGs have successfully bought phones that way. Then you'll have no monthly bill and the option of sticking in a SIM card if you ever do need phone service.

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#75 nightmare452   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2445 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

Thanks as always eastx. Will check out Hexic. Love my WP7 thus far, if only for the games and achievements.

Now playing: Bloodborne (PS4), Battlefield Hardline (XB1), Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS), The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U), The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS), The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS), Skylanders: Giants (360), Pokemon Shuffle (3DS), Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4), Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


#76 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:25 PM

Whoops. I forgot what day it is. Hexic Rush goes on sale tomorrow. Heh.

You're welcome, Nightmare! :)

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#77 Outinthedark   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Outinthedark

Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:13 AM

I'll pass on Hexic. Ever since the 360 version and a damn bomb stopped me from making a diamond, I quit.

I bought 2 games last week, that'll keep me busy.

Is there no simulator or video capture device for your reviews eastx.

TMobile bett bring me my nodo update...I've been patient for months now.

#78 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:29 AM

No, there's no built-in way to capture videos or screenshots. It's a real hassle. I do have fun taking the lead photos for my reviews though, like this one:

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for my Castlevania Puzzle review.

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#79 ElektroDragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

ElektroDragon

Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:20 PM

It sucks that there's no prepaid WP7 phone or a Zune that runs WP7. But you can try eBay or Craigslist as several CAGs have successfully bought phones that way. Then you'll have no monthly bill and the option of sticking in a SIM card if you ever do need phone service.


But if I do that, how do I get data? I mean, how do I download games onto the phone or connect to Live if I buy one on eBay with no SIM card and no monthly fee? Please help, I'm cell phone challenged.

#80 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:57 PM

ElektroDragon, WP7 phones (and many smartphones) have built-in Wi-Fi. With no SIM card, you just put the phone in Airplane Mode and turn on W-Fi. Connect to a wireless network and bang, you're online. :)

BTW Hexic is really on sale now. ~ ~

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#81 ElektroDragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

ElektroDragon

Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:00 PM

ElektroDragon, WP7 phones (and many smartphones) have built-in Wi-Fi. With no SIM card, you just put the phone in Airplane Mode and turn on W-Fi. Connect to a wireless network and bang, you're online. :)


Holy cow..... I gotta look into that!!! Thanks!!!

#82 Outinthedark   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Outinthedark

Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:25 PM

Yeah any download (mostly games) that are over say ~5MB require WiFi to download anyway.

Buying the phone unsubsidized is the way to go if you just want to use it as an iPod touch so to speak. I see my local CL selling this for around $250-350.

My fiancée's HD7 was stolen last Friday so she's back on her crappy iPhone 3G. I really like the WP7 UI but this update BS is pissing me off. TMo looks like it's pushed back another month before a rollout.

#83 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

Sorry to hear about that, Outinthedark! That's horrible. I would cry man tears if I lost mine.

On a different subject, next week's Xbox Live release is a big one!

http://www.wpcentral...x-live-march-30

Be nice and leave comments on the article, people. :)

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#84 Outinthedark   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Outinthedark

Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

Yeah HD7's are ~$250-350 but those Samsung Focus are sub $200. I don't think I can live without 3G for a year or so though.

I'm still hoping CL will produce the phone. Insurance on the HD7 was like $150 deductible plus the 6 months @ $6/Mo MIGHT have been a bit cheaper but still not cheaper than us buying the phone on subsidy.

BTW the site is acting weird last night and today, only 3 articles posted I can view.

#85 TctclMvPhase   Dismal Scientist CAGiversary!   1866 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

TctclMvPhase

Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:34 PM

Sorry to hear about that, Outinthedark! That's horrible. I would cry man tears if I lost mine.

On a different subject, next week's Xbox Live release is a big one!

http://www.wpcentral...x-live-march-30

Be nice and leave comments on the article, people. :)


Those are ridiculous load times. I like the concept though.

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"I was perfect....


#86 Hoffer   I've got a 10" CAG CAGiversary!   1068 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:53 PM

I picked up a Samsung Focus off Craigslist 2 weeks ago. I'm not using it as a phone at all. The only thing I've used it for it to play XBL games. I use hotmail as my main email and did set it up on the email app. I'm not ready to give up my iPhone for WP7 yet.

I picked up Hexic this morning. Not very good at puzzle games, but $2 is almost free, right? ;)

#87 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:00 PM

Those are ridiculous load times. I like the concept though.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure they just hadn't been optimized when that video was taken. They should be better in the final version, plus NoDo (which we should all have within a month or less) speeds up game and app loading too.

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#88 DrUnkAgAIn   I like money. CAGiversary!   1043 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:07 PM

The controls are a little screwy on Hexic (especially in Rush mode), but it's not a bad game for $2.

#89 MightyHealthy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   355 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

MightyHealthy

Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:53 PM

My gf just got a HTC Surround, I was wondering:

is it was possible to sign in on my LIVE account on her phone to play her games? we don't know how to switch profiles...

(achievement whore here, lol)
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#90 Hoffer   I've got a 10" CAG CAGiversary!   1068 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:54 PM

My gf just got a HTC Surround, I was wondering:

is it was possible to sign in on my LIVE account on her phone to play her games? we don't know how to switch profiles...

(achievement whore here, lol)


I don't see why you wouldn't be able to. If she has a live account as well, you'll have to sign in and out when a different person wants to use it.