New Features for Games Hub in MangoAugust 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 achievementsâ€”but wearable. Once unlocked,
these items will automatically appear in your avatar closet and can be worn on your avatarâ€™s sleeve as a badge of honor. â€œChickens Canâ€™t Fly,â€ a
forthcoming Xbox LIVE release, will be among the first titles to feature
- Game Add-ons: In the Xbox LIVE title â€œBeards & 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, â€œSplinter Cell: Conviction,â€ 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