Beat Hazard

PC, XB360, PS3, IPHONE OS, IPHONE, IPAD / Other / Release: Apr 15, 2010 / ESRB: E

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Humble Bundle with Android 5 launched

Humble Bundle with Android 5 launched

The Humble stork has delivered another big bouncing bundle of games in the Humble Bundle with Android 5. The latest pay-what-you-want package offers musical shoot 'em up Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, NightSky HD, and, if you beat the average price, tower defense action-RPG Dungeon Defenders plus superb spin 'em up Super Hexagon too. All games come in PC, Mac, Linux and Android flavours.

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Review: Beat Hazard Ultra (iOS)

Review: Beat Hazard Ultra (iOS)

Cold Beam Games' Beat Hazard has been turning beautiful music into twin-stick bullet hell for over two years. It went Ultra via DLC in June 2011, and has slowly made its way across several platforms, from PC to PS3. Shockingly, Beat Hazard had yet to make the leap to handheld devices. Fortunately for iOS owners, that's no longer the case. Beat Hazard Ultra is now available for iOS and the transition couldn't have gone any smoother.

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Beat Hazard Ultra coming to PS3 on October 18

Beat Hazard Ultra coming to PS3 on October 18

Beat Hazard Ultra now has a release date on the PlayStation 3. The console port will be available on the PlayStation Network in North America on October 18 for $9.99, and on October 19 in Europe for €6.50. The "Ultra" version was planned for both PS3 and Xbox 360, but the last we heard, the Xbox Live Arcade version is in limbo.

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Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: August 15-19

Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: August 15-19

In last week's picks, I included a trailer for the indie adventure game TRAUMA (see top image) by Krystian Majewski. It's an adventure title that garnered several award nominations at various indie festivals in 2010, but has just recently been released for public consumption. It's a refreshingly adult experience that takes place inside the dreams of a woman recuperating from a car crash. Each "chapter" of the game is a surreal micro-story that informs the larger narrative and character development. All of this is presented in an intuitive interface that allows players to navigate the game's 2D photos--its primary art assets--in 3D space.

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Beat Hazard multiplayer DLC in June

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Beat Hazard multiplayer DLC in June

Your favourite song can be quite scary when it's launching legions of spaceships to blow you apart. Fear not, Beat Hazard players! Come next month you'll be able to get a friend to help you beat back the invading hordes from Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music,' when multiplayer finally arrives as downloadable content.

Launching via Steam on June 27 for $5, the 'Ultra' DLC will add co-op and competitive online multiplayer modes to the arena shooter. Beat Hazard, don't you know, generates its levels based upon music you feed it--Audiosurf with guns. Beyond mere multiplayer, Ultra's a fairly hefty overhaul complete with new enemies, bosses, power-ups, and modes, plus a new perk and upgrade system. Read more »

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Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Borderlands, Max and the Magic Marker and More

[Update: 12:41pm] Steam has updated the sale again, replacing Crysis with the Crysis: Maximum Edition for $19.99. Crysis remains $14.99 alone. Earlier, Day of Defeat was swapped with Day of Defeat: Source; however, Day of Defeat remains 75% off.

Another day, another set of titles on sale during the Perils of Summer promotion on Steam. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled and your wallets at the ready, as a few of the deals we initially reported yesterday were changed soon after they had been announced. Read more »

"What game is everyone else waiting for to go on sale? For me it was Dragon Age(yesterday) so I'm ..."
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Beat Hazard Turns Music Into Arena Shooters on PC

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PC gamers will soon be able to turn their MP3 collection into an arena shooter when indie developer Cold Beam Games's "eye bleeding" rhythm shooter Beat Hazard comes to Steam.

"Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music," Cold Beam explains--somewhat similar to Dylan Fitterer's fine Audiosurf. Beat Hazard also boasts online leader boards and achievements. Read more »

"I have not liked any of the "twin stick shooters" I have tried but the audiosurf appeal of ..."
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