- 01-03-2013, 08:18 PM #51
For those waiting on Pandora, there is an app called Metroradio. It is actually Pandora, you log in with your Pandora ID, you have all your Pandora stations, you can like, or dislike songs. And best part, on the windows phone you get unlimited skips!
And you can't be aggravated with Microsoft for not having these games out yet. It is Gameloft that is developing and releasing them. Honestly the only complaint I have about Microsoft, and the new wp8 phones is that I absolutely HATE this new Xbox Music app. I really miss the Zune app and the Zune software.
01-05-2013, 04:50 AM #52
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I've just joined WP8 with my new HTC 8x and I'm afraid that I will end up winded up by Microsoft and frustrated like most of the older Windows owners...
But give the bashing a bit of rest, Microsoft doesn't get to just say for example "I want turn by turn navigation on all new Windows 8 phones!" and Bam! There it is, maybe Nokia decided become more exclusive with their apps? I'm just saying business isn't a one way street.
But alas I'm brand new to the community, so take it with a grain of salt
01-05-2013, 01:22 PM #54
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I loved WP7 despites it "short comings." So WP8 is just a big upgrade EXCEPT for Xbox Music.
Games, I don't play many anyways. I spend 5 bucks on a game and play it just a few times. I mostly play solitaire or Angry Birds on a consistent basis.
Gameloft? They'll get here when they get here.
01-13-2013, 05:53 PM #63
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They never reply to tweets! If you read the description on their twitter account:
"Official tweets by Gameloft, top mobile, iPhone, & Android game developer. Helping you game on the go since 1999! Check out our social games @LetsPlayGL"
No mention about WP8 on their website either so I'm guessing another 3-6 months :-/
- 01-14-2013, 12:27 PM #65
I tried tweeting them too haven't gotten anything back...
Not to complain, but from the broken promises and Microsoft appearing to loose faith in the platform, I'm really eyeing other platforms that actually deliver the stuff they promise.
And for people who are going to say I'm trolling, please watch the presentations where they constantly said this stuff would be ready AT LAUNCH...not 5 months after when "things are ready and worked out"....
- 01-14-2013, 03:32 PM #66
If I had to guess, I'd say they took a look existing Gameloft games on Windows Phones and decided the numbers were too low to invest any more effort in development. My suspicion is that they're waiting to see how well Windows Phone 8 does before they restart development.
- 01-14-2013, 04:28 PM #67
The thing is, if they had brought out quality titles to begin with the sales would naturally be higher.
We really do need the titles they have announced. Good quality games on wp is main thing missing from the platform. I hope they don't bail out!
- 01-15-2013, 03:59 AM #68
All silliness aside, its important to remember that WP8 is a brand new OS. Be proactive and write devs. There is a reason Windows Phone is behind- public mindshare. Spread the word. Convert the a few isheep to windows phone and watch as the platform gains in apps and good will.
01-15-2013, 04:25 AM #69
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- 01-15-2013, 08:41 AM #72
I'm not a hardcore gamer but I play strategy and rpgs and I'm wondering what games there are on iOS and Android that are so far ahead of wp8? Honest question.
I have owned Android and still use my iPad but the wp8 market seems to have just as many quality games when I browse.
- 01-15-2013, 10:45 AM #73
Windows Phone wasn't just released 2 months ago. Windows Phone 7 was released over two years ago. While WP8 represents a significant update, to the end user it's the same basic platform. The fundamental problem here is that over the past two years there hasn't been a significant release of games. There have been many promises for releases and few of those have been delivered on. The most high profile of those making promises was from Gameloft, with announcements going back a year. So far none of those have been released.
That's the first problem. The second is that Microsoft has substantial resources of it's own in addition to extensive experience with Xbox Live. In light of that everyone expected a much stronger showing on Windows Phone. Obviously, that hasn't happened and Microsoft has been mostly silent on the state of apps for the platform. Furthermore, we all expected a boost to coincide with the launch of WP8. That hasn't happened either and worse still, there's barely been a trickle of worthwhile releases. And let's not forget all the games that have been de-listed due to compatibility issues.
I think many of us will agree that Windows Phone is the best smartphone OS out there. That will help with the success of the platform, but at the end of the day it's all about the apps. With iOS, and Android to some extent, there's a constant deluge of new games. And I'm not talking about low-grade amateurish stuff; I'm talking about very high quality, entertaining games that take full advantage of the device's capabilities.
Maybe things will turn around dramatically in 2013, and I really hope they do. I continue to recommend Windows Phone to friends, but with a big caveat. If gaming is your thing you're going to be a disappointed and currently there's no clear indication that things are going to change.
- 01-15-2013, 11:07 AM #74
I'm replying to myself, but I do want to add one more important point.
Currently the Windows Phone store does a poor job of promoting games. Apple and Google have had similar issues in the past but they've made strides to address those problems. Given Microsoft's experience with Xbox Live I would have expected a better approach going in. Even in a browser on my Mac I'm having trouble finding certain games without explicitly searching for them by name.
That's a good way to scare off developers, especially the smaller guys with no budget for marketing.
- 01-15-2013, 11:36 AM #75
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