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Magicians And Looters Is An Xbox Indie Gem

Posted on September 3, 2013 by Les Major

I’m usually always poking around at various indie games on the Xbox Live Marketplace. While I really should write up about a lot more of my favourites, there’s definitely one recent addition that Metroidvania fans should check out.

The demo takes place after the games intro which involves the three main characters, two siblings and a fellow classmate from a magic class. In the demo, you’re telewarped into a forest setting which quickly reminded me of the classic game Jill Of The Jungle, at least from what I remember of it. Even bringing in memories of exploring Shadow Complex, instead with a fantasy setting. No big story spoilers, but if this does sound fun you may just wanna go get the demo and try it out yourself. Otherwise, read on!Read More


Cursed Loot Is A Treasure To Pick Up!

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Les Major

I’m always poking away at Xbox Lives indie section for treasures like Cursed Loot, and this is a fun title especially for such cost as a dollar (well 80msp). The game is at first just another take on the classic Rogue gameplay of searching through a dungeon, leveling your character, and fighting mosters most of the time by bumping into them to attack.

However, Eyehook Games adds multiple choice role playing moments and even a coin rush side scroller section that really add some extra fun to the original formula. There’s even a slot machine! The game consists of a randomly generated 50 floor dungeon and 6 playable character classes. There’s tons of loot to find, including as the title indicates, cursed loot that you need to use a scroll to remove from your character. The trick is too, just like classic Rogue, you only have one life! Read on for the trailer.Read More


Open World Zombie Game State Of Decay Now On XBLA

Posted on June 7, 2013 by Les Major

I’d heard of State Of Decay quite a bit ago and unfortunately it fell of my radar until I saw the release on XBLA yesterday. Eager to see how the game turned out, I set aside the title I had been playing and downloaded the demo. What Undead Labs has produced is an awesome open world game that after you try it out, you’ll see that the price is quite fair. I was skeptical at first, but there is a lot to do and the games progression keeps you interested.Read More


Survive On An Alien Moon In XenoMiner

Posted on March 17, 2013 by Les Major

XenoMiner is a voxel based game similar to Minecraft that I’ve been playing recently. I figured I’d continue my voxel news from my last article on the VoxelFarm engine with this article about a game I’ve grown quite fond of.

Naturally it’s easy to get caught up in any voxel adventure. One creative idea leads to either collecting resources, or using an infinite resource mode to place blocks to make something. Unlike the usual biomes or areas you’re used to in voxel games, XenoMiner crashes you on an alien moon with no oxygen in the atmosphere.Read More


Scott Pilgrim Multiplayer DLC Still Underway?

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Les Major

UPDATE: Ubisoft has informed us that the DLC is actually being released March 12th! Tomorrow!

It’s been awhile since the Wallace Wells and Multiplayer DLC Pack for Ubisoft’s Scott Pilgrim was announced last summer. According to a tweet from Brian O’Malley the creator of Scott Pilgrim, rumors of the DLC being cancelled equals, “Status: FALSE”

For more about the DLC, check out this previous post: Online Multiplayer And Wallace Wells Comic To Scott Pilgrim.


NiGHTS into DREAMS… | Review

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Much like listening in on someone’s dreams, NiGHTS into Dreams… is endlessly fascinating to those experiencing it but incomprehensible to anyone listening in.

First released on the Sega Saturn 16 years ago, NiGHTS (hencforth just Nights for the sake of copy editors everywhere) was Sonic Team’s big push for the console, an ambitious game that aimed to accurately convey the feeling of flight just as their namesake aimed to capture the sensation of speed. This re-release comes in two flavors; a no frills rendering of the original as seen in 1996 and an HD upscale of the 2008 Japan only PS2 remake.Read More


Darkstalkers Digital Collection Announced, Teaser Shown

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Kicking off New York Comic Con with a scare, Capcom announced plans to release a collection of titles from their monster button masher Darkstalkers series for digital release in early 2013, and continued to fan the flames of a full on sequel.

Darkstalkers Resurrection will bundle the series second game Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge along with the beloved Darkstalkers 3 together in one digital bundle. The collection is being handled by Iron Galaxy and will come with the same filters, GGPO online play and dynamic challenges that were seen in their ports of Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition and more recently in Marvel vs. Capcom Origins.

The digital title will run $14.99 on PSN and 1200 Microsoft points on XBLA, and will release when the full moon of the new year wanes to the early days of the new. Or early 2013, your preference.Read More


Mark of the Ninja to get Steam Release October 16

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Did Mark of the Ninja sneak by you when it released last month on XBLA? Well the 2D stealth hit is about to make an apperance on PC, via the ninja distribution platform of choice Steam.

Klei got in touch with Rock, Paper, Shotgun today to announce the game in an entirelly unstealthy and unninja like way. Lead designer Nels Anderson confirmed that the port would not be using Games for Windows Live and that it will contain tweaks to take full advantage of the new platform.

The move was not completely unexpected, as the ninja’s hinted at their announcement by an appearance in the Steam registry.

PC gamers won’t have to wait long. Mark of the Ninja infiltrates Steam on October 16, and will run you $15.


Sonic Adventure 2 & Nights into Dreams Release October 2nd

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sega continues their recent trend of releasing HD ports of previous generation classics with the release of Sonic Adventure 2 HD and Nights into Dreams HD early next month. Both of these games will be available individually for $9.99 on Playstation Network and Xbox on October 2nd & 5th respectively.

Similar to the DX Addon for the HD Port of Sonic Adventure the sequel will have an optional $5 add-on. The “battle mode” addon allows players to gain access to the previously GameCube exclusive multiplayer modes. Nights Into Dreams also has its own expansion content, Christmas Nights, an add-on that was originally available through gaming magazines and special orders. Unlike Battle Mode Christmas Nights will be available free of charge.

I cannot wait to rip up the streets of San Francisco in City Escape, even just for old time’s sake. Sure, the game might be dated but that level makes the $10 entry price worth every penny!


Joe Danger: The Movie Hits Red Carpet September 14

Posted on September 5, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Joe Danger is coming out of retirement, and the stuntman will take off on his bike (and skis and ATVs and jetpacks) once again on September 14.

Fitting for a movie, Hello Games will be deploying their follow-up on a Friday rather than on the tradational Wednesday XBLA release slot. The bigger sequel offers more vehicle variety, as well as new variations on the platforming present in the first game.

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Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Gets Console Release Date

Posted on August 20, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Fighting game devolpers Arc System Works are winning over a lot of new fans with their take on the Midnight Channel in Persona 4 Arena but a console release for the return of The Midnight Carnival for Guilty Gear X2 Accent Core Plus is set for October, according to Andriasang.

Originally announced for a summer release, the game’s console homecoming on PSN and XBLA sees the return of Arc System Works’ first fighting game franchise, complete with all the bells and whistles of online play and HD graphics that one expects. But that isn’t all that’s being packed into this package.

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The Expendables 2 Videogame Available Now On XBLA, PSN and PC

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

Expendables 2 just hit theatres and to coincide with that release the video game is on XBLA, PSN and PC now too! Available for 1200MSP on XBLA or $14.99 for the PSN or PC version, the game features four playable characters from the movies roster. Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) are available for four player co-op. Featuring twin stick combat and vehicular combat sequences too.

Our own Eric Bastelak wasn’t too impressed with the game unfortunately in his review however for hardcore fans of the franchise you may want to check it out just for the story. The video game ends off where The Expendables 2 movie begins. The video game focuses on an adventure to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped billionaire.

I’m loving the return of classic action movies and it’s great to see a series with so many big names brought together like this! I’ll definitely be checking out the movie soon, and I’m sure at some point I’ll be giving the demo to The Expendables 2 videogame a whirl too.

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Jet Set Radio Rerelease Tagged For $9.99

Posted on August 13, 2012 by Les Major

Jet Set Radio is set to tear up consoles yet again starting in September! Playstation Plus members are the first to get a chance to pick up the classic skater game on Sept 11th. Non-plus PS3 users will get the game a week later on the 18th. After that the Vita version will be available on October 16th. The rerelease will be available to Xbox Live Arcade and Steam users September 19th.

Originally available for the Dreamcast this game was called Jet Grind Radio in North America. The rerelease is priced at 800 Microsoft points on XBLA and $9.99 across the other venues.


Online Multiplayer and Wallace Wells DLC Coming To Scott Pilgrim

Posted on August 9, 2012 by Les Major

Ubisoft’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World released way back when on August 25, 2010, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will be receiving a new DLC pack this month. This new download, which will cost 400 Microsoft Points, includes online multiplayer and Wallace, presumably as a playable character. This information comes from majornelson.com, which dates the Xbox 360 version’s release for August 19th. Ubisoft PR rep Alex Monney stated that details for the PS3 version are on the way.

With Wallace Wells as a playable character, it’s assumable that much like the Knives Chau DLC, he will have his own ending in the game. Wallace is Scott’s roommate from the comic series, so he should make for an interesting addition to the game’s cast. It’s also worth mentioning that the colored version of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life is being released this week.


Here’s Some New Details About Scourge: Outbreak

Posted on August 6, 2012 by Seung Lee


If you don’t know what exactly Scourge: Outbreak is, I don’t blame you. I had no clue that it existed until I read an article about it. Scourge: Outbreak is a third-person shooter from a development team called Tragnarion Studios, and it’s being released on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac. The release date for it hasn’t been announced yet, but lead game designer Omar Salleh has unveiled some new screenshots and details on co-op today. Salleh’s blog post at the European PlayStation blog site revealed that his team’s upcoming game should be out in the next few months. He also went on to talk about being excited to see how players will enjoy the co-op mode.

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