I have a tremendous respect for side-scrolling platformers that try to do things differently. Recently, both Limbo and Fez became two of my more favorite modern side-scrollers; Limbo was one of my favorite creepfests ever and Fez actually made me use my brain and after completing levels, I felt pretty good about myself. I accidentally stumbled about Black Knight Sword a few months back and was deeply bummed at the lack of attention that was brought to a game with, in my opinion, one of the best presentations of 2D gaming in recent years.
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The Xbox Live Arcade was one of the best features of the Xbox 360, giving players access to thousands of smaller titles that wouldn’t otherwise have made it to market. However, it turns out that some executives at Microsoft were worried about the consequences of the service, with some even having fears that it could eventually lead to the end of the console industry.
Undead Labs has announced that State of Decay has sold over 2 million copies on the Xbox 360 and PC. The 2 million copies refers to the original State of Decay on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, and doesn’t include DLC.
The next free game that will be available free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers is Defense Grid: The Awakening a Xbox Live Arcade title that launched almost 4 years ago.(more…)
Steve Ellis, Co-founder of ex-videogames developer Free Radical, has revealed that his team was working on a high-definition version of TimeSplitters 2 in 2008 before Crytek acquired the studio.(more…)
Dragon’s Lair reaches the Xbox Live Arcade after being ported to every other system out there, including DVD and Blu-Ray. Does this one reign as the supreme version?(more…)
It’s about time you treat yourself this holiday season to one of the greatest 2D arcade hack ‘n’ slash experiences of all time! The critically-acclaimed BloodRayne: Betrayal is receiving a massive temporary price cut starting today, December 20th, and going through January 2nd in Xbox LIVE’s Countdown to 2012 promotion. Now, the blood-sucking, vampire-decapitating 2D action will be available for 50% off! There is no better opportunity to take on the role as the deadly half vampire, Rayne.(more…)
SEGA® of America, Inc. are excited to announce details of new premium downloadable content for Renegade Ops™, the story expansion Coldstrike Campaign and The Vehicle Pack*. Play in single player or multiplayer from December 20 on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC Digital Download.(more…)
Other Ocean Interactive, the acclaimed independent developer with a mastery of creating modern games with a retro feel like Dark Void Zero and the XBLA conversion of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, announced today that its highly anticipated side-scrolling platformer, The War of the Worlds, launches today for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The War of the Worlds offers an awe-inspiring take one of the most well-known science fiction stories of all time.(more…)
Electronic Arts Inc and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH, announced today that the critically-acclaimed, single-player campaign from the PC hit Crysis® is now available for purchase on Xbox LIVE® Games on Demand 1600 Microsoft Points and on October 5 for PlayStation®Network at £15.99. Gamers can now play with improved Nanosuit gamepad controls and fine-tuned combat as they take full advantage of CryENGINE 3®’s visual optimizations in this thrilling downloadable version of Crysis for consoles, which also has full stereoscopic 3D support.(more…)
Leading gaming peripherals manufacturer Nyko Technologies® today announced the Zoom for Kinect is now available nationwide in stores and online for an MSRP of $29.99. With a series of proprietary lenses and a simple clip-on design, the Zoom lets players enjoy Microsoft Kinect games in 40% less space, and requires no additional power or batteries. Perfect for apartments, dorms and small living rooms, Zoom lets two people play Kinect in a space that would otherwise only accommodate one person, and is compatible with any Kinect game. A breakout hit at E3 2011, the Zoom was nominated for Best Hardware in Show by IGN, GameSpot, Machinima and G4 X-Play.
Indie Games developer Hothead Games today released some exciting release date and platform details from the anticipated summer title that fans have been salivating over, The Baconing.