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Game Hub changes revealed for Windows Phone 7 Mango

Windows Phone Mango is already primed and ready to compete with iOS and Android, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is resting on its laurels. Quite the opposite actually.

gadgets Updated: Aug 17, 2011 13:55 IST
Shayon Pal
Shayon Pal
Hindustan Times

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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First Published: Aug 17, 2011 13:13 IST