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EA pursued Road Rash HD Remixed under Backbone, canceled

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 12:40pm PDT

According to an animator resume, Backbone Entertainment was working on a 3D update of Road Rash for XBLA and PSN, which was ultimately canceled.

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"Well that's a damn shame. Though I fear the game could potentially become too complicated if it ..."

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Report: Backbone Entertainment hit by layoffs, closure considered

By John Keefer, Oct 09, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Backbone Entertainment, best known for their work restoring classic games for re-release on HD platforms, has suffered from layoffs. According to sources, the developer could risk closing.

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The Simpsons Arcade Game re-release rated

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 09, 2011 3:15pm PST

The studio responsible for X-Men on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade appears to be working on yet another retro Konami hit: The Simpsons Arcade Game.

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"Yeah, I guess you COULD pirate it but that could apply to any game release. "

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Green Day: Rock Band Developers Clarified

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 27, 2010 7:00pm PST

Following a recent discovery from info-sleuthing site superannuation, in which Demiurge Studios' Adam Rosenfield revealed that Rock Band...

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"Hey. I didn't like the Beatles, but I can respect that they are a beloved band and made great ..."

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LEGO Rock Band Officially Announced, Includes Europe's 'The Final Countdown'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 21, 2009 7:31am PDT

Confirming the long-running rumors, publishers Warner Bros. and MTV Games today announced that LEGO Rock Band will hit PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS...

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"I usually won't pull out a number if I can't back it up or I'll put a caveat on it. In the lines ..."

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Rock Band PSP Details: Think Frequency, Amplitude

By Chris Faylor, Feb 24, 2009 9:14am PST

Following up on the surprise revelation that Harmonix's multi-instrument music series Rock Band is somehow heading to the PSP, Primotech claims to...

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"Haha, I loved that song in that game. I thought it was just me."

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Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection Announced, Contains Over 40 Games

By Chris Faylor, Nov 06, 2008 8:01am PST

A compilation packing more than 40 Sega Genesis, Master System and 80s-era arcade games will appear on PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year, Sega...

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"Shit best be unlockable. They can't possibly be planning to include just ONE Shinobi game."

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Gauntlet Arrives on DS This Fall with Online Play

By Chris Faylor, Apr 07, 2008 10:11am PDT

Publisher Eidos has announced that a reimagining of Midway's classic cooperative arcade title Gauntlet is headed to the Nintendo DS this fall,...

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"DS Wifi works fine. You're probably using a WPA network at home."

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Report: MS Reducing Straight Arcade-XBLA Ports

By Aaron Linde, Mar 31, 2008 11:39am PDT

Citing a reduction in faithful arcade ports on the platform, Microsoft has rejected two ports of two old-school arcade-style vertical shooters as...

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"Yeah, definitely. I'd love to see Aquaria and other indie games on there. At the very least, ..."

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XBLA Hits Expand with Doom, Assault Heroes; Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade Titles Listed, Pictured

By Chris Faylor, Mar 17, 2008 9:14am PDT

Microsoft has announced that the already-released downloadable Xbox 360 editions of Doom and Assault Heroes will join the Xbox Live Arcade Hits...

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"Shit yeah, I would buy it immediately. Really enjoyed playing Doom 1 on the 360 with my plasma. :) "

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Revamped Street Fighter 2 HD Remix Screens, Art

By Aaron Linde, Mar 13, 2008 11:11am PDT

Capcom has unleashed a brand new set of screenshots for Backbone Entertainment's long-awaited downloadable effort Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD...

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"Yeah, seeing the whole screen with two players and a background makes the toned-down character ..."

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New 1942 Game Graces XBLA, PSN This Summer

By Aaron Linde, Mar 13, 2008 10:36am PDT

As part of Capcom's deluge of media and announcements today, the company announced 1942: Joint Strike (PS3, X360), a reimagining of the 194X series...

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"Quick! Off the top of your head name the twin-engined, single boom 'plane pictured in the ..."

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Action RPG Monster Lab Re-announced for Wii, DS

By Chris Remo, Jan 30, 2008 9:22am PST

First revealed by the French gaming press with little fanfare and equally little official comment, Backbone Entertainment's Wii and DS action RPG...

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"You rock. Mail Order Monsters - one of the best C64 games ever. This really appears to be ..."

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Shrek-N-Roll, Screwjumper Slated for XBLA Wed.

By Chris Faylor, Nov 12, 2007 9:36am PST

Shrek-N-Roll and Screwjumper mark this week's Xbox Live Arcade releases, bringing the service's total library to 100 games. Each arrives in the...

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"Frozen Codebase's Screwjumper involves freefalling through vaginas, blowing them to smithereens, ..."

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Puzzle Quest, Yaris Game on XBLA Wednesday

By Chris Faylor, Oct 08, 2007 10:46am PDT

Xbox Live Arcade gains Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords this Wednesday, signifying the service's second week of puzzling goodness in a row....

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