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Xbox Live For Mobiles Detailed

Top-up your achievements.

Many moons ago, back in February we reported on Microsoft’s showing in Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. During their keynote, Microsoft showed off the next generation of their Windows Mobile operating systems and some of the features it included.

Ahead of their appearance at Gamescom, Marc Whitten, corporate vice president of Xbox LIVE at Microsoft has said “In a sea of games, apps, gadgets and gizmos, the biggest obstacle can be finding the game that’s right for you. Only Windows Phone 7 has a Games hub featuring Xbox LIVE, creating a different kind of mobile gaming experience that puts the games you want front and centre. Xbox LIVE games on Windows Phone 7 will be specially selected from the top names in mobile, PC and console game development, making the best mobile games even better, thanks to Xbox LIVE. With try-before-you-buy demos, Xbox LIVE leader-boards, turn-based multiplayer, Achievements and more”

  • Avatars. Connect to your Xbox LIVE profile and Avatar, or create a new one if you don’t already have an Avatar or Xbox LIVE profile; take your 3-D Avatar and props with you on the phone with full closet access.
  • Friends. Bring your Xbox LIVE friends with you everywhere; compare Achievements, challenge rivals to your favourite game, and even see who’s online and what they’re doing on their consoles, PCs or phones.
  • Game access. Easily view and launch your full game library from a single location; find, try and buy new games either in the Marketplace or Games hub.
  • Achievements. Earn, view and track Achievements, view Xbox LIVE leader-boards and build your Gamerscore across Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 — every time you play an Xbox LIVE title.
  • Messaging. Communicate with all of your Xbox LIVE friends, any time you want, through Xbox LIVE messages.
  • Multiplayer. Invite, connect and play against friends on other Windows Phone 7 phones or the PC with turn-based (asynchronous) multiplayer gaming.
  • Spotlight. Access Xbox LIVE Spotlight feeds, including the latest game titles, breaking news from Xbox LIVE, game tips and tricks, and more.

The launch line up of games can be seen below.

  • “3D Brick Breaker Revolution” (Digital Chocolate)
  • “Age of Zombies” (Halfbrick)
  • “Armor Valley” (Protégé Games)
  • “Asphalt 5” (Gameloft)
  • “Assassins Creed” (Gameloft)
  • “BejeweledTM LIVE” (PopCap)
  • “Bloons TD” (Digital Goldfish)
  • “Brain Challenge” (Gameloft)
  • “Bubble Town 2” (i-Play)
  • “Butterfly” (Press Start Studio)
  • “CarneyVale Showtime” (MGS)
  • “Castlevania” (Konami)
  • “Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst” (MGS)
  • “De Blob Revolution” (THQ)
  • “Deal or No Deal 2010” (i-Play)
  • “Earthworm Jim” (Gameloft)
  • “Fast & Furious 7” (i-Play)
  • “Fight Game Rivals” (Rough Cookie)
  • “Finger Physics” (Mobliss Inc.)
  • “Flight Control” (Namco Bandai)
  • “Flowerz” (Carbonated Games)
  • “Frogger” (Konami)
  • “Fruit Ninja” (Halfbrick)
  • “Game Chest-Board” (MGS)
  • “Game Chest-Card” (MGS)
  • “Game Chest-Logic” (MGS)
  • “Game Chest-Solitaire” (MGS)
  • “GeoDefense” (Critical Thought)
  • “Ghostscape” (Psionic)
  • “Glow Artisan” (Powerhead Games)
  • “Glyder 2” (Glu Mobile)
  • “Guitar Hero 5” (Glu Mobile)
  • “Halo Waypoint” (MGS)
  • “Hexic Rush” (Carbonated Games)
  • “I Dig It” (InMotion)
  • “iBlast Moki” (Godzilab)
  • “ilomilo” (MGS)
  • “Implode XL” (IUGO)
  • “Iquarium” (Infinite Dreams)
  • “Jet Car Stunts” (True Axis)
  • “Let’s Golf 2” (Gameloft)
  • “Little Wheel” (One click dog)
  • “Loondon” (Flip N Tale)
  • “Max and the Magic Marker” (PressPlay)
  • “Mini Squadron” (Supermono Limited)
  • “More Brain Exercise” (Namco Bandai)
  • “O.M.G.” (Arkedo)
  • “Puzzle Quest 2” (Namco Bandai)
  • “Real Soccer 2” (Gameloft)
  • “The Revenants” (Chaotic Moon)
  • “Rise of Glory” (Revo Solutions)
  • “Rocket Riot” (Codeglue)
  • “Splinter Cell Conviction” (Gameloft)
  • “Star Wars: Battle for Hoth” (THQ)
  • “Star Wars: Cantina” (THQ)
  • “The Harvest” (MGS)
  • “The Oregon Trail” (Gameloft)
  • “Tower Bloxx NY” (Digital Chocolate)
  • “Twin Blades” (Press Start Studio)
  • “UNO” (Gameloft)
  • “Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet” (i-Play)
  • “Zombie Attack!” (IUGO)
  • “Zombies!!!!” (Babaroga)
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10 Comments
  1. haz360
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Seems like a pretty worthwhile system for xBox owners.

    I just wish Sony would bring out something similar…

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 11:22.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Agreed.

      The lack of access to the PSN via the web is annoying enough, being able to browse the store, queue downloads (and in Sony’s interests) more impulse purchases used to be odd, but these days its just daft. also PSN messaging via the web would be handy.

      but the fact that MS now has almost their complete service replicated on mobile as well as web, make it even more important Sony do something.

      However Sony always require you to have their equipment to access their services, which is ridiculous considering how many iPhone’s and androids phones are in the wild… an App with store access, friends lists, and messaging would easily trump this service.

      Get to it Sony, please

      Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 11:27.
    • fps_d0minat0r
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      they tried remote play on the SE Aino which is a pricey device.
      im assuming XBL for mobile will also only be available with top end mobiles unless the games are of the same standard you can get for free online and transfer to your phone.

      Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 11:56.
  2. Jetpaq
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I might get a Sony branded one. That would be interesting.

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 11:23.
  3. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Problem is you have to have a Windows Phone and, improved though 7 is, it’s still a long way off Android or iOS

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 11:36.
    • Jetpaq
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Yeah agreed.

      Might be worth waiting to see how it evolves or if it evolves at all. I know what Microsoft are like for dropping something if it doesn’t sell.

      Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 12:02.
      • ghost5
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        I don’t agree. Windows phones have been around for many many years and even though win mo 6 was well behind times and they loss a massive market share because of it (just over 2 years ago there where more windows mobiles out there than both apple & RIM put together) the mobile phone market is too big for them to ignore and give up on. It gives them the missing link between PCs and the Xbox in that if your not at home you can now still connect to them.
        IMO as well Windows Phone 7 is looking miles better than iOS and most android phones but I won’t be buying one for a while – I’ve spent far too much on the app store to change phones just yet.

        A website that says all of the above but also with a short video
        http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/phone/default.htm

        BTW do I get points for the news tip on this that I sent in at 9am?

        Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 12:30.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        WinMo7 does look the business, but I’ve never liked their resource hungry approach in the past, but given how badly Apple have dropped the ball with iOS4 on the 3G, and the hardware probs of iPhone4 then WinMo7 could be one to watch.

        ps. I don’t receive tips, I fly solo. Perhaps someone else knows what happens

        Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 12:37.
  4. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Is Zombies!!! based on the board game???

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 12:22.
  5. beeje13
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I don’t know anyone who has a windows phone, but now it has a great selling point

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 19:27.

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