Kinectimals for Windows Phone 7 released

Kinectimals for Windows Phone 7 is finally out in the Marketplace and is this weeks Xbox Live enabled game for the platform. I’m going to shoot a video hands on which I’m going to embed below later today but there’s a few things I would like to point out before. The Adreno 200 GPU in the first generation Windows Phone 7 handsets is definitely showing its age here: the game’s framerate is really lower and choppier on the Samsung Omnia 7 compared to the HTC Titan (Adreno 205 GPU) which is perfectly smooth. The same thing is noticeable in last week’s Xbox Live game Orbital. The game is also note Mango “compatible”, this means that there”s no fast-application-switching, and no camera integration which means that there’s no augmented reality feature a previously thought (you can only take insert the animal in a previously taken picture or one shot by launching the camera a from within the game). Anyway the full game is $2.99 but you can already try the trial here.

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Microsoft announces 13 Xbox Live games for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has just announced (or re-announced depending on your definition of announcing..) 13 new Xbox Live enabled games for Windows Phone 7 on top of the ones that where announced back at E3 and still haven’t been released. The most notable one is undoubtedly Kinectimals Mobile which seems to be the first WP7 Xbox Live title to support Augmented Reality. Gravity Guy also seems to be the first multiplayer game to launch on Xbox Live for Windows Phone. Anyway, hit the break for a full description of some of the titles and several screenshots.

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