Backbone Entertainment News


Sonic 2 Spin-Dashes onto XBLA

By Carlos Bergfeld, Sep 10, 2007 9:59am PDT

Sega's sidekick-enhanced Sonic sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday. The title will cost...


"This was my ringtone for a long time. Now I have it as a contact ringtone."

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Monster Lab Mashes onto Wii

By Nick Breckon, Aug 28, 2007 8:58am PDT

Backbone Entertainment, the guys who brought you Death Jr. (PSP), are developing a new story-driven Wii title described by producer Dan Sochan as...


"I thought this was talking about Monster Rancher at first...heh heh. This still sounds ..."

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Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Piles on PSN and XBLA Next Week

By Chris Faylor, Aug 22, 2007 7:48am PDT

Backbone Entertainment's HD and online-enhanced port of Capcom's beloved competitive puzzler Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo arrives on PlayStation 3...


"Ten Bucks? WTF COME ON! This would sell like hot cakes as a $5 game you dumb greedy fucks."

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Track and Field Rushes to XBLA Wednesday, Puzzle Quest Coming This Summer

By Carlos Bergfeld, Aug 06, 2007 10:40am PDT

Konami's 1983 athletics showcase Track and Field comes to Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, reminding us of a more wholesome time before stories of...


"If I can get an achievement for throwing the javelin and hitting the bird, i'm in!"

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Capcom Examines Acquisitions, Avoids Merger

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2007 12:57pm PDT

With Xbox 360 titles like Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions and Dead Rising racking up big sales in the West, Capcom's statement to shareholders was simple: go where the money is.


"Capcom has been on fire since RE4 came out and I hope it doesn't stop!"

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Boxed Up Briefs

By Chris Remo, Jun 20, 2007 5:13pm PDT

You asked for platform icons, and now they're here. Enjoy! Today's briefs include more rivals for Sonic on PSP, the world of bull riding coming...


"They look nice but the color scheme of them blend in too much with the white background so they ..."

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Legendary Pictures to Handle Diablo Film

By Chris Remo, Jun 18, 2007 5:14am PDT

Legendary Pictures, the studio behind the upcoming Warcraft film, is taking on the adaptation of another mammoth Blizzard property.


"I really agree with this. He wasnt old and frail looking enough for Gandalf to me."

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Capcom Hits Valve, Unleashes Steam

By Chris Faylor, Jun 12, 2007 12:12am PDT

The Japansese publisher will begin selling games through Steam, including Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition.


"Now that Steam offers PayPal as a payment choice my issues with them being unable to authorize ..."

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Capcom Goes Online, Adapts Talisman & Street Fighter in HD (Updated)

By Chris Remo, Apr 13, 2007 4:55pm PDT

At its Gamer's Day event in San Francisco last night, Capcom stated its intention to create a strong presence in the online downloadable game...


"I really really hope this is a test to see what kind of support there would be for both more ..."

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Kororinpa: Marble Mania Preview

By Chris Remo, Feb 01, 2007 10:00pm PST

Some genres have struggled to find their ideal control schemes with Wii, but the track-based 3D platformer found a good one right off the bat with...


"Why? The refresh rate of the screen SUCKS. This does not excite me one bit. Why? Same ..."

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Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Nov 14, 2006 8:00pm PST

PS3 and Wii titles heading to retail [ps3] [nintendo] Sony's PlayStation 3 won't be out for three more days, and Nintendo's Wii for five, but...


"Fillrate isn't free. Not all developers have the time to spend months fine-tuning assets and ..."

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Earlier Than Last Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jul 22, 2006 1:27am PDT

Hey there. Day 2 of Comic-Con has now wrapped up. Two more to go! Microsoft Portable is "Coming Zune" [xbox] [xbox360] Via an article in...


"You're making assumptions based on internet opinion instead of the general consumer. To a lot ..."

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Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jul 10, 2006 8:14pm PDT

This Microsoft portable stuff is pretty fascinating. My first instinct is that they won't be going full steam into core portable gaming, but if...


"Guitar Freaks controllers kind of work with Guitar Hero already. If you have the official ..."

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Sunday Evening New Release and ShackReviews

By Chris Remo, Jun 25, 2006 4:10pm PDT

Lots of releases this week for a change! This Week's New Releases PS2 America's Army: Rise of a Soldier (Secret Level | Tue. | PS2, also...


"Not to mention they've all sucked in comparison in the gameplay department."

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Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, May 03, 2006 8:00pm PDT

I'm really starting to get excited about E3. This is a new thing for me. Usually I have cautious anticipation tinged with a sense of dread and...


"Ah, sigh..LOL..gotta love the Shack thread system and how replies work...this was in response to ..."

- wytefang see all 82 comments