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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.


"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.


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.


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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,...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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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