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Rayman Origins delayed until 2011, sad panda
8 years ago

Rayman Origins delayed until 2011, sad panda

The strange protagonist of the 32-bit era was slated to make his come-back this year with Rayman Origins, an XBLA title that explores the Rayman roots, and how his friendship with Globox started. Sadly, this will not be happening until next year. More after the jump.

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Hydrophobia revamp incoming, to be discounted.
8 years ago

Hydrophobia revamp incoming, to be discounted.

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Hydrophobia developer Dark Energy Digital has released details of a pretty substantial patch coming to the hugely ambitious but ultimately disappointing XBLA title. The patch, entitled “Pure”, aims to rectify the many problems that reviewers and gamers has with the game upon it’s release.

The update coincides with a 400 point discount for the game, meaning it can now be picked up for 800 points rather than the original 1200 release price.

Almost all of the games major game mechanics have been changed in some fashion, the cover has been improved, gunplay has been redesigned to be more intuitive and fun, the graphics have been bumped up slightly and the button layout has been changed to be more in line with similar titles.

Whether these changes actually improve the game remains to be seen but it’s certainly impressive that any developer would go back and change their game in such a fundamental manner in response to complaints.

Check out what Tyler had to say about the game upon release in our XBLAFans review. You can see a video detailing the changes below, along with a screenshot gallery.

Source: Eurogamer

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Rumour: Microsoft to support Indie Games Winter Uprising?
8 years ago

Rumour: Microsoft to support Indie Games Winter Uprising?

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If a series of tweets from Indie Game Winter Uprising orgraniser Robert Boyd are to be believed Microsoft may be putting their weight behind the iniative sometime soon. While there’s no official confirmation as yet, Boyd’s tweets (which you can read for yourself below) heavily imply that Microsoft are planning to do something to help with the promotion, or at least the games that will be released before the 23rd of Decemeber.

Presumably this help will be in the form of advertising on the dashboard in a more prominent location, possibly the spaces usuall reserved for Deal of the Week sales and the like.

This would certainly be a win for the Indie Game developers, with the Uprising being a response to Microsoft’s lack of advertisement of the service.

Due to several delays the Uprising hasn’t been quite the success it was expected to be, as a result it was extended to the end of the month. You can find out more about the event and the games involved by visiting our Winter Uprising hub, which has now been updated with more reviews. Read More

Coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade
8 years ago

Coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade

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Major Nelson has released a lovely post outlining what will be coming out on Xbox live on December 21 and lasting until December 31.   I am not sure if this has anything to do with the deal days they are planning that counts down to the new year.    Click read more of course!

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Fez Pleases While It Teases
8 years ago

Fez Pleases While It Teases

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Perspective is key in the long unreleased indie darling Fez. A new trailer released by developer Polytron Corporation has given us perspective as to where development has taken them …
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Indie Games Winter Uprising hub
8 years ago

Indie Games Winter Uprising hub

You may, or rather should have heard of the Indie Games Winter Uprising by now. But if you haven’t here’s what you need to know. The developers behind the Indie Games on Xbox Live Marketplace decided they wanted an event in the vein of a “Summer of Arcade” and other such promotions. Resigned to the fact Microsoft wasn’t going to make one for them they took it upon themselves to do so. Thus the Winter Uprising was born, originally intended to take place during the first week of December it has now been extended to include the entire month.

We here at XBLAFans are passionate in our feeling that the Indie Games section deserves more recognition than it currently receives. As such we have created this hub for the games that will be included in the Uprising. Here you’ll find a brief description of the games, a link to the developers website, screenshots, trailers, pricing (if available), and for those games already released there will be download links and reviews.

The games are being released pretty irregularly, with several having already been delayed due to last minute bugs so be sure to check back often and see what’s new! Read More