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New Features for Games Hub in Mango

August 16, 2011 No Comments

Seems as though Microsoft is really making an effort to make your Xbox Live Windows Phone experience as close to your Xbox 360 experience as possible. With the Mango update, Microsoft will be adding some new features to the Games Hub. These features will help to complete the mibile gaming experience on your Windows Phone. Check out the new features:

  • Avatar Awardables: Like achievements—but wearable. Once unlocked,
    these items will automatically appear in your avatar closet and can be worn on your avatar’s sleeve as a badge of honor. “Chickens Can’t Fly,” a
    forthcoming Xbox LIVE release, will be among the first titles to feature
    them.
  • Game Add-ons: In the Xbox LIVE title “Beards & Beaks,” players
    can purchase extra mushrooms and other items from within the game using
    Microsoft Points. In the months ahead, keep your eyes out for more titles in
    Marketplace that let you buy in-game add-ons and downloadable content like extra weapons or levels.
  • Parental Controls: The next release of Windows Phone gives parents
    more control of what content their child can access on Windows Phone, including M-rated (Mature) games. The first M-rated Windows Phone title, “Splinter Cell: Conviction,” is scheduled to arrive in the Marketplace later this fall.
  • Fast Async: A new Xbox LIVE service coming this fall that improves
    gameplay for multiplayer, turn-by-turn (or asynchronous) Windows Phone games.

Source: Windows Phone Blog

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