standard Windows Phone Updates: Xbox Video, Microsoft Games (Minesweeper, Solitaire, Mahjong), NFL Fantasy Football and More

Store UpdateToday a number of new updates are available for popular Windows Phone apps, most of these are poplar games provided by Microsoft, such as their classic suite of solitaire, Mahjong and minesweeper; along with Age of Empires Castle Siege.

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First up is the popular Age of Empires Castle Siege, which brings a number of new bug fixes and improvements to the app, including some changes to the games engine for rewarding crowns and other tune-ups.

Stability:
– Made improvements to dropped connections during battle. This is an area that we are constantly monitoring and improving.
– Fixed a crash caused on some devices by deploying many infantry at once at the opening of battle.
– Fixed a crash during transitions in matchmaking.
– Fixed a crash involving soldiers leaving siege towers.
– Fixed other miscellaneous crashes.

Gameplay:
– We’ve modified the way we award crowns for players in Ages 5-8.
– Wall troops have undergone a strict training regimen against the wiles of the Wololo. As a result, Joan of Arc’s Convert ability no longer affects troops on walls.
– Keeps have bolstered their defenses against mounted troops.
– Winrich von Kniprode has found a flaw in these new defenses and now has a damage boost against all Keeps.
– Richard the Lionheart no longer feels it is an efficient use of his skills to boost mounted troops and will now only boost infantry as per his description.
– Fixed various path finding bugs.

General:
– Players will no longer gain achievements from visiting another player’s castle.
– Phone notifications improvements.

Age of Empires®: Castle SiegeScan with Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/age-of-empires-castle-siege/179cc09c-7d37-4281-b85e-602187b7d032

Next up is the official Microsoft Xbox Video app, which brings some more improvements to video playback on Windows Phone, including the ability to seek (rewind/forward) in videos that are being downloaded/streamed. Grab the update from the link below:

VideoScan with Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/video/6affe59e-0467-4701-851f-7ac026e21665

 

Another app update that’s sure to please fantasy football players out there is the official NFL Fantasy Football app, which has received a long overdue update fixing its performance and adding push notifications to the app. Check it out at the link below:

Push notifications! Get relevant scoring, trade and player alerts pushed to you.
– Usability and UI tweaks to optimize your Windows Phone experience

NFL Fantasy FootballScan with Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/nfl-fantasy-football/0589d8e1-2931-4af9-9551-003efc88c513

Also coming from Microsoft are updates to all three of their  classic apps in the store, Solitaire, Mahjong and Minesweeper:

Microsoft MahjongScan with Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/microsoft-mahjong/3533f0fe-4110-4a87-95c2-50b869b2845e

Microsoft Solitaire CollectionScan with Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/microsoft-solitaire-collection/282592d5-5c50-496d-921e-b6ef523ad4d9

Microsoft MinesweeperScan with Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/microsoft-minesweeper/c430a852-e19b-43e8-a34e-6c33f7b1df3e

 

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Ali is a dental school graduate currently living in Amman, Jordan; born and raised in the US, a tech lover with a serious addiction to all things sweet. He is the co-founder of GeekOnGadgets, and a senior editor at our Sister site MyNokiaBlog.com.

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