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    Agreed, So, Coip what do you think we should do to make this grow even more ? Is it the fact that people don't care about Xbox Live on WP any more ? I saw your request on "request Windows Phone features" and voted max, with about 3-4 comments on it. Check out my Twitter feed (@TheCoolDave), I use #SaveXboxWP and get my tweets re-tweeed all the time.

    Something needs to be done to finally bring the light to Microsoft to get their **** together. Enough is enough, the way things are going by next year at this time, Xbox Live on Windows Phone will be completely gone(unless your hanging on to the classics).

    With all the promotion going into Xbox one and Xbox live, I would think part of their point even for Windows Phone would to be pushing Xbox Live on Windows Phone as "xbox live on the go", and everything now says they don't even care.

    I really am passionate about this but, If I just wanted games for the phone (one of my big things with Windows Phone), Maybe I should re-think my Phone choice, truth be told, I am not getting Xbox on my phone any more, we all know Android or iOS gets all the games first....You know where I am going on this...but, I hate Android and iOS....
    Your last point is right on the money and is the most frustrating thing about those who have criticized the #SaveXboxWP movement. They essentially are trying to argue for parity with Android and iOS, accepting a loss of Xbox gaming on WP for the promise of getting the same games at the same time and then having them be updated at the same time. First of all, such parity isn't going to happen anytime soon, if ever. The market share for Windows Phone is so far behind iOS and Android that Windows Phone will, for the foreseeable future, will never be a platform of parity with iOS and Android. Second of all, why would anyone want parity? We don't want parity: we want better. Xbox Live integration in our games is a distinct feature that sets Windows Phone gaming apart from Android and iOS. It's pretty much the only way our platform can draw gamers away from iOS and Android because, you're right, why would gamers leave Android and iOS where they have more games, that are released sooner, that are updated more often, for the 'sloppy seconds' ports to Windows Phone? They wouldn't. And that's why the recent backlash against the #SaveXboxWP movement on WPcentral has been so vexing.

    Meanwhile, Gameloft continues to taunt Xbox gamers on WP: releasing today their thirteenth-consecutive non-Xbox game for Windows Phone, Blitz Brigade , which is a sloppy-seconds port from Android and iOS without any additional features (i.e. Xbox integration) to set it apart on Windows Phone. Why anyone on WPcentral would be happy about this is beyond me.

    As for my strategy of what I think is our best chance to get Microsoft to fix this problem. I think our hope lies in convincing them to bring the ID(at)Xbox program to Windows Phone and Windows 8/RT. Microsoft has essentially given up on getting third-party publishers to make Xbox games. The only ones who technically still do--EA, Ubisoft, and Square Enix--release only a few games a year, at best. So, giving indie the developers the ability to make Xbox games on WP would immediately solve the problem and make Windows Phone the best gaming platform in the mobile arena. I've debated creating a new User Voice suggestion focusing on the ID(at)Xbox thing, but didn't want to distract from the existing User Voice thread linked in the original post of this thread. In the meantime, I'd suggest targeting on Twitter the following Microsoft accounts and tell them using #SaveXboxWP tag to fix Xbox on WP and Windows 8 by bringing ID(at)Xbox to WP and Windows 8:
    ID(at)Xbox accounts: @ID_Xbox @iocat
    Xbox executives: @yusuf_i_mehdi @XboxP3 @majornelson
    Microsoft executives: @satyanadella @MrPhilHarrison
    Windows Phone executives: @joebelfiore @toddbrix
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    07-02-2014 09:35 AM
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    07-02-2014 10:40 AM
  3. coip's Avatar
    Cool. I re-tweeted it, but in the future don't forget to add #SaveXboxWP to your tweets so that others can find it and re-tweet it!

    Also, Sam just posted an article that completely validates my point above that losing Xbox gaming on WP is bad because it's a distinguishing feature and WP needs that to differentiate its games catalog from iOS and Android. With the majority of the Top 25 downloaded apps on iOS being games, and none of them being on WP, it's clear we need Xbox on WP, badly. Sam wrote, "On iOS, 13 of the top 25 free apps are currently games. None of those chart topping iOS games are available on Windows Phone".

    I commented: "And this is exactly why we need Xbox gaming on Windows Phone. As a unique, awesome, and distinguishing feature, it is the only way that Windows Phone can have any leg up on iOS or Android in the gaming realm. #SaveXboxWP folk are the ones who understand that Windows Phone benefits from having a strong catalog of Xbox games. Those naysayers who criticize just don't get it: Windows Phone's app store will never achieve parity with iOS and Android--at least not this decade, anyway--so we'll never get all the newest games at the same time. Look at the list above for evidence of that. This has nothing to do with the cumbersome Xbox certification process because all those games already could be on Windows Phone without Xbox achievements, but they aren't. At least before we had games with Xbox integration to compensate for the app gap. Now, we have neither."
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    07-02-2014 02:31 PM
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    Cool. I re-tweeted it, but in the future don't forget to add #SaveXboxWP to your tweets so that others can find it and re-tweet it!
    Dam 140 letter limits....I would of
    07-03-2014 09:47 AM
  5. coip's Avatar
    On 3 July 2014, Microsoft Studios delisted one of my favorite Xbox games on WP, Rocket Riot. Also delisted were it's Windows 8 counterpart, Rocket Riot 3D and it's accompanying DLC along with quite a few other Windows 8 8 games: Field & Stream Fishing, Glacier Blast, Gunpowder, Royal Envoy 2, The Harvest, and Zombies!. Not good, Microsoft, Not good.
    07-06-2014 04:13 PM
  6. coip's Avatar
    I found a similar Uservoice thread over in the Xbox One website that also calls for Microsoft to extend ID(at)Xbox to Windows Phone and Windows 8. So, be sure to go to that site and vote that thread up!
    07-06-2014 11:41 PM
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    On 16 July 2014, Microsoft Studios finally gave us something to offset all their recent Xbox delistings: updated Xbox games for WP8 and WP8.1! Sam reported that over 40 Xbox WP games recently received updates to make them compatible with WP8 and 512MB RAM devices. While no doubt most of these games were already available to you, there are some that are 'new' to WP8 such as Glow Artisan, Fable Coin Golf, Hasta La Muerte, etc. However, I bought Glow Artisan and really enjoyed it but it does not save my game progress, so perhaps not all of these games are as optimized as they should be. Plus, the big three WP7 games that everyone wants on WP8--Tentacles, Orbital, and DoDonPachi--didn't make the list, which is a shame.
    Last edited by coip; 07-16-2014 at 09:55 AM.
    07-16-2014 07:57 AM
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    On 16 July 2014, Microsoft Studios finally gave us something to offset all their recent Xbox delistings: updated Xbox games for WP8 and WP8.1! Sam reported that over 40 Xbox WP games recently received updates to make them compatible with WP8 and 512MB RAM devices. While no doubt most of these games were already available to you, there are some that are 'new' to WP8 such as Glow Artisan, Fable Coin Golf, Hasta La Muerte, etc. However, I bought Glow Artisan and really enjoyed it but it does not save my game progress, so perhaps not all of these games are as optimized as they should be. Plus, the big three WP7 games that everyone wants on WP8--Tentacles, Orbital, and DonDonPachi--didn't make the list, which is a shame.
    Sims Freeplay has also been updated with 512mb ram support today ^_^
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    07-16-2014 08:37 AM
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    On July 17 2014, Gameloft released their fourteenth-consecutive non-Xbox game for Windows Phone, Dungeon Gems . In related news, this is the fourteenth-consecutive Gameloft game I have not purchased.
    07-17-2014 07:50 PM
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    07-17-2014 08:23 PM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Re-tweeteed
    07-22-2014 11:06 AM
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    #SaveXboxWP

    ​It's more fun with Xbox!!!!!
    07-22-2014 12:06 PM
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    ​Retweeted.
    07-22-2014 12:09 PM
  14. coip's Avatar
    On July 24 2014, Gameloft released their fifteenth-consecutive non-Xbox game for Windows Phone, Modern Combat 5 , the sequel to Xbox-enabled Modern Combat 4. You suck, Gameloft.
    07-24-2014 07:51 AM
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    On 7 August 2014, Ubisoft released their fifth Xbox game for Windows Phone, Hungry Shark Evolution . The game is free to download. Be sure to thank @UbisoftMobile for their Xbox support. Also, if you haven't downloaded their game, Rabbids Big Bang, yet, it's free for download only for a few more hours as part of last week's Red Stripe Deal of the Week. Be sure to snag it! Can't be that price.

    Also on 7 August 2014, Gameloft released their sixteenth-consecutive non-Xbox game for Windows Phone, Ice Age Adventures , the sequel to Xbox-enabled Ice Age Village.
    Last edited by coip; 08-07-2014 at 03:48 PM.
    08-07-2014 01:01 PM
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    On 13 August 2014, Ubisoft released their sixth Xbox game for Windows Phone, Assassin's Creed Pirates. Even more awesome is that the game is not plagued by 'freemium-itis'. It costs $4.49, which is much better than IAP-plagued gameplay. Be sure to thank @UbisoftMobile for their Xbox support.
    08-13-2014 03:25 PM
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    I forgot to mention that on 7 July 2014 Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox favorited one of my #SaveXboxWP tweets calling for the program to be extended to WP/W8! Hope that is promising.
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    08-19-2014 12:31 AM
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    On 20 August 2014, Microsoft Studios' first-party studio Press Play games released Xbox-enabled game Tentacles: Enter the Mind for both Windows Phone and Windows 8. It is the sequel to the excellent WP7 game, Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin. Be sure to thank Press Play for their great work and be sure to check out their other Windows Phone game, Max and the Magic Marker, and it's big brother on Xbox One and Xbox 360, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, as well as their upcoming Xbox One game, Totem. All of their games are superb.
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    08-20-2014 01:00 PM
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    On 11 September 2014, Gameloft released their seventeenth-consecutive non-Xbox game for Windows Phone, Spider-Man Unlimited. Lucky for us there is a better--Xbox-enabled--version of Spider-Man in the Windows Phone store.
    09-11-2014 08:23 PM
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    Suck on this, Gameloft: On 12 September 2014, making their Xbox on Windows Phone debut, 505 Games released 2D action-adventure survival sandbox game, Terraria ! As a new Xbox developer to Windows Phone I have added their Twitter accounts to the master list above. Be sure to buy the game and then tell @505_Games thanks for supporting mobile Xbox!
    Mini Update: It seems that there is an unofficial Terraria Encyclopedia app on Windows Phone for free that might help you master the game. Check it out!
    09-12-2014 07:38 PM
  21. Usama Jawad96's Avatar
    Suck on this, Gameloft: On 12 September 2014, making their Xbox on Windows Phone debut, 505 Games released 2D action-adventure survival sandbox game, Terraria ! As a new Xbox developer to Windows Phone I have added their Twitter accounts to the master list above. Be sure to buy the game and then tell @505_Games thanks for supporting mobile Xbox!
    Mini Update: It seems that there is an unofficial Terraria Encyclopedia app on Windows Phone for free that might help you master the game. Check it out!
    Downloaded the game yesterday and don't regret a single cent ^_^ We need more new developers and old to support Xbox.I hope Artifex Mundi and Disney publish XBL games as well :)
    09-12-2014 11:17 PM
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    Downloaded the game yesterday and don't regret a single cent ^_^ We need more new developers and old to support Xbox.I hope Artifex Mundi and Disney publish XBL games as well :)

    You are from Pakistan, right? Which payment method did you use? I'm thinking of it as well. Would love to support the developers who are supporting this platform despite the market share.
    09-12-2014 11:55 PM
  23. Usama Jawad96's Avatar
    You are from Pakistan, right? Which payment method did you use? I'm thinking of it as well. Would love to support the developers who are supporting this platform despite the market share.
    Yes,I am from Pakistan and since I'm still 17,I don't have any credit/debit card/any other payment method. :( I actually got $25 deposited in Microsoft account courtesy of Microsoft's Developer Benefit Program. :)
    If you have a developer account(not the preview one but an actual developer account which lets you publish app/games to the store),I can guide you about the method required to claim your $25 if you are eligible,do let me know :)
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    09-13-2014 02:05 AM
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    Yes,I am from Pakistan and since I'm still 17,I don't have any credit/debit card/any other payment method. :( I actually got $25 deposited in Microsoft account courtesy of Microsoft's Developer Benefit Program. :)
    If you have a developer account(not the preview one but an actual developer account which lets you publish app/games to the store),I can guide you about the method required to claim your $25 if you are eligible,do let me know :)

    Oh! I think I'll pass.

    And I don't know what your plans are but best of luck with coding. ;)
    Usama Jawad96 likes this.
    09-13-2014 03:05 AM
  25. coip's Avatar
    On 17 September 2014, Microsoft Studios released Xbox-enabled game Age of Empires: Castle Siege for both Windows Phone and Windows 8. The first touch-control version of one of the most renowned RTS (real-time strategy) game franchises of all time, this game features cloud sync, pause-and-play compatibility between Windows Phone and Windows tablets and computers. This is the 5th Xbox game for WP released in the past 5 weeks!
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    09-17-2014 12:06 PM
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