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Spelunky hitting Xbox 360 on July 4

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2012 11:00am PDT

Spelunky is hitting Xbox Live Arcade on July 4 for $15 (1200 MSP), Microsoft announced today.

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"haha yeah, I agree. You can only call it crappy if you are comparing it to the new version =)"

- JohnnyRey see all 19 comments

CastleStorm blending Angry Birds with RTS

By Alice O'Connor, May 30, 2012 10:00am PDT

Given how popular Angry Birds is, it's surprising that there aren't more attempts to build the idea into a more complex game. Zen Studios is stepping up to the plate with CastleStorm, announced today, which combines catapultery with TD and RTS elements.

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"I was just going to post the same thing. King Arthur's World was great."

- Psigun see all 5 comments

Minecraft for Xbox 360 dev working on 'Adventure' update

By Steve Watts, May 25, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Minecraft XBLA is getting a small update (1.7.3) for pistons, and then developer 4J is moving into the ambitious Adventure update. It calls this "the most difficult update due to the sheer amount of changes."

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"When are the updates supposed to be released? me and my friends have been trying to keep up with ..."

- Dr Giggles110 see all 7 comments

Scourge: Outbreak bringing co-op shooting

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2012 9:30am PDT

Do you have some friends? Do you like video games? Like, say Scource: Outbreak, a downloadable co-op shooter coming this summer to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and, er, Mac?

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"If you read it it's an upgraded re-release from a previous PC title that didn't do so well. ..."

- one random winner see all 3 comments

Serious Sam 3, Double D XXL on XBLA this fall

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2012 7:30am PDT

Though Serious Sam 3 launched on PC last November, Croteam was curiously silent about its crazy FPS's promised console editions until yesterday. It'll arrive on XBLA this fall alongside a revamped Serious Sam Double D, but there's no word on PS3 releases.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD revisiting THPS3 for DLC

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2012 6:45am PDT

Though Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD is an attempt to recapture and rework the glory of the first two in the skate 'em up series, Activision has confirmed that a few levels from Pro Skater 3 will sneak in as downloadable content, with fans having a say.

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"They are bringing back thps2 levels and the manual will be in there "

- snowwolf see all 10 comments

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown throws down in June

By Alice O'Connor, May 14, 2012 8:30am PDT

I can't be the only one who gets the urge to kick faces as summer warms up in June, so how clever of Sega to tap into this market with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. The downloadble revamp of VF5 will hit PS3 on June 5 then Xbox 360 on June 6, priced at $15.

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"awww yeeeaaaah. Oh wait, I don't own an xbox or ps3... I would normally say "HEY SEGA PC PLZ", ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 2 comments

Minecraft 360 split-screen requires HDTV

By Alice O'Connor, May 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Split-screen co-op is one of the big features Minecraft XBLA boasts over the PC original, but some disappointed players are finding it unexpectedly unavailable to them. It turns out, and is not explained before you buy it, that split-screen is only for HD displays.

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"Good, fuck those guys and their cheap old tvs making my game UI all big and silly looking"

- nodebug see all 27 comments

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 9:00am PDT

A look at the simplified but still fun Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft.

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"On PCs and alikes, the world generates randomly as you explore. Its not INFINITE, but to ..."

- excessus see all 25 comments

Trials Evolution popularity due to 'true skill,' says RedLynx

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 2:00pm PDT

RedLynx managing director Tero Virtala talks about why the physics system and punishing difficulty of Trials Evolution is what makes it so rewarding for players.

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Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: The Splatters

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 22, 2012 9:00am PDT

This week, I check out The Splatters, developer SpikySnail's recent XBLA downloadable about defusing bombs with the innards of cheerful, liquid-filled blob-creatures.

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"Looks cool... I'm liking these "bubblegum" games atm... OMG, I'm becoming a casual games gamer! ..."

- FesterBlatz see all 3 comments

Trials Evolution breaks 1-day XBLA sales record

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 20, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Trials Evolution has broken the one-day sales record for XBLA, according to an announcement by Microsoft.

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"Awesome game, been flying through the single player and it's such a good challenge. I'm gonna ..."

- kurumba see all 5 comments

Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Fez

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 15, 2012 12:00pm PDT

This week, I get lost in Polytron's Fez, the best game ever named after a hat.

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"Its a shame its not coming out on pc.. Stoped buying games for my 360 almost 2 years ago."

- Elsaispo see all 25 comments

Trials Evolution trailer shows off map editor

By Steve Watts, Apr 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT

A new Trials Evolution trailer shows off the track editor tools, and developer RedLynx is releasing several tutorials before the game's launch next week.

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"I played the 4-player same-screen race of this game at PAX and it was SO much fun. I want to ..."

- Gwyndion see all 8 comments

Anomaly: Warzone Earth invades XBLA next week

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 30, 2012 7:30am PDT

Reverse-tower defense Anomaly: Warzone Earth has already invaded PC, Mac, iOS and Android, and now a date has been set for the commencement of its Xbox 360 campaign: April 6, almost exactly a year after its first strike. It'll launch at 800 MSP ($10).

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