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Game Hub changes revealed for Windows Phone 7 Mango

gadgets Updated: Aug 17, 2011 13:55 IST
Shayon Pal
Shayon Pal
Hindustan Times
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Yesterday, Microsoft lauched a several changes for the Games Hub with the upcoming Windows Phone Mango release. Some of the new updates are -


1. Avatar Awardables - Similar to the Xbox 360 and Yahoo Messenger, it will allow you to dress your avatar up with anumber of clothing items.

Chickens Can't Fly

is the first game to support this feature.



2. New Add-ons - Many new add-ons have also been enabled. For example, in the game "Beards & Beaks", gamers shall be allowed to buy additional in-game add-ons using Microsoft Points.



3. Fast Async - This improves gameplay for multiplayer, turn-by-turn (or asynchronous Windows Phone games. It will add extra power to multiplayer games where you exchange turns (and data) at the same time. The last thing you want is to be waiting on the other player's chess move to be made, when they've actually already made it.



4. Parental Controls - As soon as Mango arrives, parents will be able to decide what types of content their children are allowed to access within the Marketplace.



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Windows Phone Blog

.