The Gunstringer

XB360 / Action / Release: Sep 13, 2011 / ESRB: T

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The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles standing alone on Windows 8

The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles standing alone on Windows 8

One of the world's finest downloadable content releases is The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles, The Gunstringer's gleefully silly Mad Dog McCree-style interactive gunslinger movie starring Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman. The Wavy Tube Man cannot be constrained by mere platforms and DLC shackles, though, and is breaking out onto Windows 8 in a standalone release.

Read more: Only $1.49

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Gunstringer adds 'Merican Adventure' DLC, Games on Demand release

Gunstringer adds 'Merican Adventure' DLC, Games on Demand release

For those who haven't gotten enough gun-slingin' marionette action, The Gunstringer has released a new piece of downloadable content. "El Diablo's 'Merican Adventure" lets you play as the titular El Diablo, emerging from the underworld to find a suitable queen. It's available now for $3 (240 MSP).

Read more: Gunstringer available as digital copy now »

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New Kinect 'Holiday Bundle' includes Fruit Ninja, Gunstringer

New Kinect 'Holiday Bundle' includes Fruit Ninja, Gunstringer

And the holiday bundles keep on coming. In addition to Microsoft's two other "Holiday Bundles," the company has announced one more, this time focusing on Kinect. The Kinect sensor will be bundled with three games: Fruit Ninja, The Gunstringer, and Kinect Adventures. The bundle will cost the same as the standalone peripheral, $149, making it quite an attractive incentive.

Read more: But what about Star Wars? »

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Microsoft acquires Twisted Pixel

Microsoft acquires Twisted Pixel

Twisted Pixel, the indie studio behind games including 'Splosion Man, The Maw, and The Gunstringer, is indie no more. Microsoft announced today that it has acquired the Austin-based developer, welcoming it into the Microsoft Studios family.

Read more: Expect more Kinect and Xbox Live fun from Twisted Pixel »

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The Gunstringer DLC is live-action cowboy laser game tribute

The Gunstringer DLC is live-action cowboy laser game tribute

"CRAZY" is how The Gunstringer developer Twisted Pixel has teasingly described the Kinect-powered shooter's mysterious free launch-day DLC, but it's turned out to be beyond that. The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles, you see, is a live-action homage to classic light gun games like Mad Dog McCree.

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The Gunstringer demo moseys on out

The Gunstringer demo moseys on out

The Gunstringer swaggers onto Xbox 360, spurs clinking, in a demo out now for Twisted Pixel's puppety Kinect-exclusive arcade shooter. If you're looking for a Kinect game with fewer hoedowns and more showdowns, give it a bash.

Read more: Giddy on up »

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Gunstringer dated and priced, comes with Fruit Ninja

Gunstringer dated and priced, comes with Fruit Ninja

The Gunstringer will be sold on the cheap, and include a token for Fruit Ninja Kinect to boot. Twisted Pixel and publisher Microsoft announced today that the game will come to North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia on September 13, and September 16 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It will cost $39.99 in the US, $10 less than the average Kinect title.

READ MORE: But wait, there's more! »

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Gunstringer coming to retail in September

Gunstringer coming to retail in September

Twisted Pixel announced at E3 that The Gunstringer has made the jump from a downloadable title to a full retail game, and the developer has now sent out an official announcement. The Kinect-exclusive game will be coming to brick-and-mortar stores this September, and this marks Twisted Pixel's first boxed release.

"The ball got rolling at an executive retreat where The Gunstringer was made available to some pretty important people, including Steve Ballmer," said CEO Michael Wilford in the announcement. "We were stoked to hear shortly afterwards that everyone loved the game and wanted to give it bigger exposure in the retail market." Read more »

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