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Thunder Wolves bringing helicopters, explosions to PC and consoles

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 06, 2012 10:00am PDT

"Get to the chopper!" cries the narrator of Thunder Wolves' announcement trailer. "Come get some!" Clearly, the helicopter 'em up from Defenders of Ardania developer Most Wanted isn't going for the simulator experience. Announced today by Ubisoft, it's coming to PC, Xbox Liv...


Super T.I.M.E. Force trailer will blow you away

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2012 8:00am PDT

Given how popular retro-style games are nowadays, it's downright disgusting that it's taken so long for developers to make a trailer as amazing as the new Super T.I.M.E. Force trailer fresh out of PAX Prime. It's just like the cartoons from my childhood, if the cartoons from...


BattleBlock Theater packs level editor

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2012 7:05am PDT

There's surely little finer in life than decking your mates in a deadly arena of your own design, and BattleBlock Theater can make your dreams a reality. The Xbox Live Arcade fighty platformer will come complete with a level editor, developer The Behemoth announced during PA...


"Give me dat release date. >:( My kids just started playing Castle Crashers again and god ..."

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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins hits in September

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 30, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Capcom is treating nostalgianoids to a double-bill of ye olde fightinge games next month, announcing today that Marvel vs. Capcom Origins will arrive for download on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 25 and 26 respectively. $15 will get you tarted-up versions of the cl...


""you can choose between several graphical filters which make the game look worse." Perhaps ..."

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Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC goes '8-Bit' in retro DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Before guns were invented in 1993 by Barry Gunn, video games were joyous celebrations of collecting all the fruits of the world. Face-shooting has dominated video games ever since, for better or worse, but now Fruit Ninja Kinect is trying to reconcile the past and present in...


State of Decay trailer shows zombie sandbox

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 22, 2012 7:00am PDT

"The world doesn't need more dragons," Undead Labs boldly declared it announced a multiplayer zombie sandbox game codenamed 'Class3' back in 2009. Oh, how little they knew! Now, one zombie craze later, the studio founded by Blizzard veteran and ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strai...


"Well, here comes the glut of DayZ like games, works for me I guess!"

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Hybrid review: fight and flight

By Steve Watts, Aug 17, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Hybrid has hit Xbox Live Arcade, showing us 5th Cell's first console shooter chops. How did the studio make the genre and platform leap?


Mark of the Ninja shanking XBLA September 7

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 14, 2012 6:45am PDT

Shank developer Klei Entertainment's love of side-scrolling stabbing surfaces again in its new game, but with a little more subtlety. Ninja sneaking and stabbing sim Mark of the Ninja, will be released via Xbox Live Arcade on September 7, the developer has confirmed.


Hybrid launches to server issues

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2012 11:30am PDT

Hybrid launches today, but server issues are keeping players from diving into the multiplayer only game. Developer 5th Cell is working on the problem with Microsoft, but doesn't have an estimate for when it will be fixed.


"Seems to be fixed today. I have played the sixty minutes of the trial and I am still uncertain ..."

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Sacred Citadel is a 'prologue' to Sacred 3, coming in 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2012 3:45pm PDT

2008 action RPG Sacred 2 is getting two follow-up games. Publisher Deep Silver has announced Sacred Citadel, a side-scrolling action brawler that serves as a "prologue" to Sacred 3.


"Tried that. There's a HUGE thread about it on the Sacred series Steam board and nothing was ..."

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Hybrid trailer explains persistent world war

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2012 11:30am PDT

It's not all fun and games bouncing around Scribblenauts creator 5th Cell's Hybrid, as each round of the 3v3 multiplayer shooter affects a persistent over-arching world war between the two factions. Come learn a little about it in a new trailer.


"Also the fact that at the time of release less than 48% of Steam users was on Windows XP, ..."

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Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

We knew Minecraft was popular when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in May, but the popularity apparently is still growing as Marcus "Notch" Persson has tweeted sales have hit 3 million units.


"They're different games. If they did make them compatible, they would have to dumb down some ..."

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Fez re-releasing buggy patch due to cert costs

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 19, 2012 6:00am PDT

Polytron is re-releasing the Fez patch it pulled due to a save file corruption bug--with that error still in. Why? Because it improves the game for most, and if they changed anything, "Microsoft would charge us tens of thousands of dollars to re-certify the game."


"I think it's if you're in certain locations when the patch is applied. I don't know what they ..."

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD revamps vintage fighter

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 16, 2012 6:00am PDT

Capcom's bringing an HD version of its vintage fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure to Xbox 360 and PS3 for $20--not to be confused with the recently-announced new JoJo game Namco Bandai has Cyberconnect2 working on.


"Maybe Steam sales are clouding my judgment, but $20 seems a little steep for an XBLA HD rehash."

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Minecraft XBLA adding DLC costumes

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is getting its first DLC content pack, full of costumes like the Covenant Grunt, Trials biker, Splosion Man, and a Minecraft Creeper.


"Why, thank you. I am a 360 user. I will play my games whereas my ass dictates."

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