Space Invaders Extreme

DS, PSP, XB360 / Action / Release: Jun 17, 2008 / ESRB: E

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Five Nominated for 2010 Writers Guild Videogame Writing Awards

In a release today the Writers Guild of America revealed the nominees for outstanding achievement in videogame writing from 2009. They are:

  • Assassin's Creed 2 -- Story by Corey May, Script Writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, and Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft Entertainment Read more »

"The only game in this list worthy of the award is Uncharted 2. If anything this is an indication ..."
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Layoffs Hit Warner Bros. Interactive: Monolith, Snowblind and Surreal Affected

Warner Bros Interactive has laid off about 25 employees across its three Seattle-based studios--Monolith Productions (F.E.A.R. 2), Snowblind Studios (Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance) and Surreal Software (The Suffering)--Shacknews has learned.

The layoffs are said to affect mostly unannounced projects--of the three studios, Surreal's long-delayed This Is Vegas is the only announced project--with the studios now collectively sporting just over 400 employees. Surreal marks the latest addition to the Warner Bros Interactive family, having joined as part of the Midway asset purchase. Read more »

"Wow yea right that Vega's game still didn't come out, I feel like I have been hearing about that ..."
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Raven Software Struck with Mass Layoffs

Update: Raven has confirmed the layoffs, issuing an official statement: "With the recent completion of both Wolverine, based on the summer blockbuster movie, and Wolfenstein, the next chapter of the famed franchise, Raven Software is slightly reducing its workforce to better reflect the studio's upcoming slate."

Original story: Shacknews has heard from multiple sources that Wolfenstein and X-Men Origins: Wolverine developer Raven Software is being hit by a round of layoffs today. Read more »

"Always sucks to hear about layoffs, but at least they got some severance and a chance to get out ..."
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Marvel 'Not Doing Crappy Movie Games Anymore'

With a spotty record of movie tie-in videogames, Marvel is hoping the well-received X-Men Origins: Wolverine becomes a turning point.

"We are not doing movie-based games anymore," Marvel digital media VP Ira Rubenstein told Joystiq, before restating: "Actually, wait... we are not doing crappy movie-based games anymore. You can quote me on that." Read more »

"I highly doubt they will be willing to delay a game if its not ready by the time the movie is ..."
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Space Invaders Extreme DLC: Totally Boss

A downloadable expansion pack for Backbone's neon-tastic Xbox Live Arcade revival Space Invaders Extreme will arrive tomorrow, June 17, during the night-time hours.

With the download priced at 240 Microsoft Points ($3), publisher Taito tells us that it will pack three new stages, new enemies and new bosses, along with "emulators of the original black-and-white Space Invaders and 8-bit color Space Invaders 2." Read more »

"Man, this one looks pretty fun. Would like to see an asteroids update, or have they already?"
- Carstman    See all 7 comments


Arkanoid Hits Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday Alongside Space Invaders Extreme and Zombie Wranglers

Downloadable retro revival Arkanoid Live will debut on the Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, joining known releases Zombie Wranglers and Space Invaders Extreme, according to Xbox Live programming director Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb.

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"haha so 800 pts for arkanoid!?! space invaders? few months ago this would have been 400pts. ..."
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Wolverine Demo Unleashed on Xbox Live

A downloadable demo of Raven's film-inspired beat 'em up X-Men Origins: Wolverine is now available for Xbox Live Gold members via the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Hyped by its developer as "the movie game that finally does not suck," the title launched alongside the theatrical flick last Friday in PC, PS2, PS3, 360, Wii, DS and PSP form.

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"I am SOOO getting this game... once it drops from this absurd $69.99 price tag. Everything is ..."
- Werkin    See all 50 comments


Space Invaders Extreme Hits XBLA Next Week

Backbone's Taito-commissioned Xbox Live Arcade rendition of Space Invaders Extreme will arrive next Wednesday, May 6 at 800 MS Points ($10), Taito announced today.

The neon-heavy downloadable shooter, meant to celebrate Space Invaders' 30th anniversary, packs super-sized enemies and trippy tunes along with various competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes for up to four online or offline players.

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"This doesn't look horrible, but absolutely nowhere near as good as the Pac-Man and Galaga ..."
- qwpeoriu    See all 10 comments


GameStop Launches 'Mutton Chop Madness'

To promote the May 1 release of Raven's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, retailer GameStop today launched a "Mutton Chop Madness" contest.

Described as a "nationwide search for the best sideburns," the promotion asks entrants to send in a photo of themselves with facial hair. Read more »

"If I can find some fuzzy cloth at a fabric store for some 'chops, I'm in! "
- helvetica    See all 13 comments


Wolverine Trailer Explores Brotherly Love

Our latest glimpse of Raven's X-Men Origins: Wolverine continues where the last trailer left off, detailing even more of the cameos from the comics that inspired the movie.

The game arrives on every major platform--PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP--the same day that the movie hits theaters on Friday, May 1. Read more »

"this game looks fucking awesome. It's like if they took a real game, like a Doom or an Unreal ..."
- SniperWolf22    See all 5 comments


Wolverine Trailer: Here's Gambit, Sentinel and Blob

Publisher Activision has released a new trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, showcasing some of the cameos in the game based off the comic-inspired film.

Developed by Raven, the brutal beat 'em arrives alongside the movie on May 1, coming in PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PSP flavors.

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"Press "X" when the giant flashing blue "X" appears, then "Y" when the giant flashing "Y" ..."
- VictoriouSecret    See all 17 comments


Wolverine Behind the Scenes Trailer Says 'Every Other Game Is Like Some Pansy'

Claiming that Raven's upcoming licensed beat-em-up X-Men Origins: Wolverine is going to be the best Wolverine game ever made isn't saying much.

Luckily, Raven also claims that every other video game is like a pansy. So unless you like playing pansies, you'd probably better pre-order Wolverine.

The game is set for a May 1 release on PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP. Read more »

"wow you nerds really cant handle devs that show any sort of pride in what they create for you"
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Wolverine Screenshots: [Screaming]

These screenshots from Raven's upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine tie-in fail to represent the game accurately in lacking Wolverine's trademark animalistic roaring. While viewing, we ask that you lean back, concentrate, and try to imagine the sound of a dying animal or two. That's it. Now you've got the Wolverine experience.

The game is set for a May 1 release on PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, GPS, RFK and CCP. Some of those may not be actual game platforms.

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"What's with his claws in the first pic? Anyway, looks like it'll be a violent game, which ..."
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Wolverine Trailer Says Game Won't Suck

"He's the ultimate bad-ass in the world of comics," Raven senior artist Cory Carani says of Wolverine in the below video. "He can do things that other super heroes can't."

Later on, the developer says his title is "the movie game that finally does not suck."

Inspired by the impending action movie of the same name, X-Men Origins: Wolverine launches alongside the flick--which you may have already seen--on May 1. The game's due to hit just about everything: PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP Read more »

"Well dip me in shit and roll me into the Congressional pigsty, this game actually looks like it ..."
- be0wulfe    See all 44 comments


Space Invaders XBLA Screenshots Get Extreme

Taito's celebration of Space Invaders' 30th Anniversary continues in these new screenshots from the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade download Space Invaders Extreme.

Developed by the folks at Backbone Entertainment, the Xbox 360 version of the game--Nintendo DS and PSP editions arrived last summer--adds four-player competitive and cooperative multiplayer to the mash-up of classic stylings and modern gameplay.

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