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Serious Sam Double D XXL has 'high chance' of PC version

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2013 5:00pm PST

Serious Sam Double D was the title character's first venture into 2D space and he arrived with guns blazing....


How heist films influenced Monaco: What's Yours is Mine

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2013 11:00am PST

The long-awaited top-down cooperative heist game Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is finally set to release in April, and Pocketwatch Games founder Andy Schatz tells us the thrill is in the heist.


"I have gotten to play it at a couple of Pax's and it is hands down the most fun multi-player ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most-played Xbox 360 game in 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: B...


"I think I account for the Pinball FX 2 stat coming in at #4 on the arcade titles list."

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World Series of Poker: Full House Pro announced for XBLA, Windows 8

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 16, 2013 6:45am PST

"Gotta win 'em all, poker man!" That's how I'd market a poker game, anyway. But Microsoft, for whatever reason, has instead chosen to buddy up with the World Series of Poker to slap its name on an official poke 'em up for Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8. Coming this Spring, W...


Serious Sam Double D XXL hitting XBLA in February with co-op

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 10, 2013 8:30am PST

If stacking guns on top of each other to create a teetering supergun sounds like your bag, but you'd also like a little company, good news! The long-overdue Xbox Live Arcade edition of Serious Sam Double D is coming on February 20, packing a shiny co-op mode and more than th...


"Yeah.... that's our marketing department's work. They've been informed."

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The Walking Dead Episode 1 free on XBLA

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 27, 2012 6:45am PST

Telltale's episodic adventure game The Walking Dead is amazing, They say. It's some of the best writing in games, They say. We really should get around to playing it, fellow person who keeps meaning to. If financial woes are what's kept you away, you're in luck, as the whole...


"chap 2 was definitely the lemon of the bunch to me but it doesn't go back to that level of ..."

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Trials Evolution: Riders of Doom DLC celebrates apocalypse

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 06, 2012 6:45am PST

When the world as we know it ends on December 21, the survivors will need to find a way to live with their new cruel, hard, miserable existence. Fortunately, we already have a fine cruelty simulator in Trials Evolution, and RedLynx is releasing new DLC later this month to ad...


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams jumping to XBLA

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 05, 2012 2:00pm PST

The Great Giana Sisters got their start in video games in a cheeky Super Mario Bros. clone which was pulled from shelves after threats by Nintendo, but are starting to make it big in their own right. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams recently launched with a crowd-funded helping...


Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, Virtua Fighter 2 coming to XBLA and PSN

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 21, 2012 7:30am PST

A trio of, er, well, maybe not 'classic' Sega fighting games, but certainly vintage ones are coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next week. Sega has dug up its AM2 studio's face-punchers Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, and Virtua Fighter 2 and plans to drop them digita...


Pid lights up Halloween on PC and Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 12, 2012 7:45am PDT

Halloween will be a spooky time, between macabre costumes, monster movie marathons, and chilling new releases like Natural Selection 2 and Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, but thankfully there's one ray of light (or two, actually). Charming puzzle-platformer Pid will also launc...


Report: Star Wars: First Assault coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2012 7:30am PDT

A purported leaked box art from Xbox seems to indicate that Star Wars: First Assault, which was trademarked a month ago, will be on Xbox Live Arcade.


Minecraft for Xbox reaches 4 million, PC download cards now in retail

By Steve Watts, Oct 01, 2012 3:30pm PDT

4J Studios announced that Minecraft XBLA has crossed the four million sales mark, just as Mojang begins selling download cards for the PC version in retail stores.


"I kinda remember that post now, but in the time since there's been lots of F2P games launched on ..."

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Nights Into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2 dated

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2012 10:00am PDT

As part of its ever-ongoing process to mine out its back catalogue and bask in the fading glow of former glories, Sega today announced that the HD-ified ports of Sonic Adventure 2 and Nights Into Dreams will launch in the first week of October. Sega also confirmed that Night...


Terraria digging into Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2013

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT

It's no fun, having no idea if cool games are coming to your favourite platform, waiting and hoping that one day they'll be brought over. Chin up, you downtrodden consoleers, Re-logic's digging-building-crafting-killing sandbox Terraria is indeed coming to consoles too, havi...


"If I got nothing while the rest of the world got more Terraria, I would so Jesus that shit and ..."

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Trials Evolution getting 'Origin of Pain' DLC

By Steve Watts, Sep 06, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Trials Evolution is getting its first DLC pack on Xbox Live Arcade. The "Origin of Pain" pack will include 36 new tracks, new objects for the editor, and a BMX bike.