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About James Heiger

Lifetime gamer. 2-D snob. Web contributer. Nuff said.
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All Zombies Must Die coming to XBLA

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Originally thought to be a PC/PSN only title, we are now getting word that All Zombies Must Die will be coming to XBLA at a later date. Developer Doublesix …
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From Dust available now from the Microsoft Store

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XBLA Summer of Arcade game From Dust is available a day early at the Microsoft Store. Though scheduled to release tomorrow on XBLA it is nonetheless available for purchase …
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Official Bluetooth Wireless Headset and Media Remote coming to Xbox 360

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Two new official peripherals are coming to the Xbox 360 this November. The first is a Bluetooth Wireless Headset that will work both with your Xbox 360 and other …
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Blossom Minds to develop for XBLA

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Newly formed developer Blossom Minds has declared that its first game will be released on XBLA. Citing a departure from the bureaucracy of working with big publishers, they want …
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Lootfest review (XBLIG)
9 years ago

Lootfest review (XBLIG)

Lootfest was developed by GameFarm Studios. It was release July 4, 2011 and retails for 80 MSP.

Lootfest is a stripped down indie version of 3D Dot Heroes. This is in no way a bad thing. The look both emulates its hero and has a unique tone. The gameplay is fun. The story is as simple as can be: the land has been taken over by three bosses and you must defeat them to set the land free. Your trusty sword and bow are the only weapons needed. Everything about this game is designed to be immediately accessible the first time you sit down on the couch.

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Boulder Dash XL review (XBLA)
9 years ago

Boulder Dash XL review (XBLA)

Boulder Dash XL was developed Catnip Games and published by Kalypso Media. It was released July 13, 2011 and retails for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was supplied for review purposes.

If the media has taught us anything recently it’s that mining is a difficult and dangerous job. Fortunately Boulder Dash XL gives us a happy look into the future were mining is done by cute little robots. Robots Rockford and Crystal fearlessly dash into any mining situation to collect as many diamonds as possible and escape before time runs out.

The whole goal of the game is to collect the loot and get out. The game progresses on stage by stage basis with over 140 levels to choose from. The action is fast and difficult at times, but it is great old school fun as well. And to add to that old school fun is a retro mode, complete with classic graphics.

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Dead Block review (XBLA)
9 years ago

Dead Block review (XBLA)

Dead Block was developed by Candygun Games. It was released on July 6, 2011 and retails for 800MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Dead Block is one of the rare games that truly defies a proper description. It has a lot of familiar gameplay elements put together in a truly unique way. Zombies and Rock n’ Roll are the two main themes of this game. It is set in the 1950’s and the new genre of Rock n’ Roll has somehow raised the dead back to life. Huh, guess all those preachers were right. Rock n’ Roll really is of the Devil.

You take control of three survivors who each have a different set of skills. The idea is to rummage through whatever building you are in and find enough resources to hold off the zombies until you can find the key or piece of equipment you need. This is where the game gets weird. To finish a level you need to find a guitar and amp and play rock music to defeat all of the zombies.

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NBA Jam priced for XBLA

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will finally be making its way to XBLA after a roundabout  journey. The price has been set at 1200 MSP. But this is …
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Rewind Review: Catan (XBLA)

Catan was developed by Big Huge Games and was released May 2, 2007. It retails for 800MSP.

Catan is the Xbox Live Arcade rendition of the incredibly popular board game The Settlers of Catan. It’s a turn based strategic game that centers around shrewd trading and resource management. Games rarely take more than 45 minutes to an hour so it’s rather fast paced for a German style board game. This version of Catan most certainly captures the feel of this classic game; in both visuals and gameplay it’s true to its roots.

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Captain America Pinball FX 2 table review (XBLA DLC)
9 years ago

Captain America Pinball FX 2 table review (XBLA DLC)

The Captain America table for Pinball FX 2 was developed by Zen Studios and retails for 240MSP. It will release on June 29, 2011. A copy was provided for review purposes.

Captain America is the latest addition to the Pinball FX 2 family of pinball tables. This table is a continuation of the Marvel Pinball table series and features none other than the red, white and blue hero in his fight against the Red Skull. Cap is one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes but really hasn’t been in the spotlight in recent years. With an impending feature film that will likely change. But don’t let any unfamiliarity scare you away, this table is great fun on its own. This is a medium length table and it plays on the fast side. Zen Studios continues to improve its offerings and Captain America is one of the best tables available.

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