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About Jonathan Cole

Jonathan Cole is a student at the University of Central Florida studying Mechanical Engineering. He writes for CastMedium.com and co-hosts the site's weekly podcast. You can find him at about.me/jonathancole, @jonathanacole, and XBL: jonac13.
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Orcs Must Die! slated for summer release window
8 years ago

Orcs Must Die! slated for summer release window

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Orcs Must Die! developer Robot Entertainment confirmed a summer release window in a recent announcement, which also goes into some detail about their upcoming press blitz and …
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Xbox 360 System Update on July 19
8 years ago

Xbox 360 System Update on July 19

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Major Nelson has announced on his blog that the Xbox 360 will receive a mandatory system update on July 19, 2011. It’ll take place whenever you log into Live, …
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XBLIG Summer Uprising roster announced
8 years ago

XBLIG Summer Uprising roster announced

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Earlier this month, the folks behind the Xbox Live Indie Games Winter Uprising went at it again with their announcement of a Summer version of their promotion. After plenty of submissions and subsequent determination, eight titles have been chosen to represent the best of what XBLIG has to offer.  T.E.C. 3001, Speedrunner HD, Raventhorne, Take Arms, Train Frontier Express, Cute Things Dying Violently, Doom and Destiny and Battle High: San Bruno comprise the initial lineup and two more titles will complete the list after a community vote in early August. Stay tuned to the official website on August 1, 2011 when the voting starts and August 22 when the everything kicks off.

The full press release can be found right after the jump.

Source: Summer Uprising via Gamasutra

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XBLA Triple Pack cut to $10 at Best Buy
8 years ago

XBLA Triple Pack cut to $10 at Best Buy

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At XBLAFans, we normally don’t venture very close to retail considering the digital form of Xbox Live Arcade games. However, Best Buy is having a sale next week that’s …
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Trenched trademark battle promises to rage on

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After about two weeks of silence coming from the trademark holder’s camp, details finally emerge on why Trenched hasn’t yet released in Europe and how long the holdup may …
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Orcs Must Die… by being smashed into giblets
8 years ago

Orcs Must Die… by being smashed into giblets

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The Escapist snagged an exclusive trailer for yet another trap in the upcoming Robot Entertainment Xbox Live Arcade game Orcs Must Die! It gives a brief glimpse at the …
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Crimson Alliance screenshots revealed

Certain Affinity’s upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game Crimson Alliance has been a little scant on details, but they recently released a set of screenshots to give a little insight into the feel of the gameplay. The game is oft compared to action-RPGs like Diablo, but offers progression through loot rather than stats. The studio has previously worked on games like Call of Duty and is currently helping 343 Industries in their development of Halo CE, so they promise to leverage some of their action-heavy sensibilities into a promising new XBLA title in a well tread genre. Undoubtedly, Crimson Alliance will see the most attention in reference to its offer as a bonus to anyone who buys all of 2011’s Summer of Arcade titles. Check out the screens after the jump.

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Avalanche Studios releases new Renegade Ops screenshots
8 years ago

Avalanche Studios releases new Renegade Ops screenshots

The creators of Just Cause 2 just released new screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title, Renegade Ops. Using the same engine as the aforementioned game, Avalanche hopes to update the genre of vehicular, arcade-like combat much like Shadow Complex built upon the framework of Metroid-style games in a modern context. Renegade Ops is slated to hit this fall on XBLA, so check out the screenshots after the jump to get a sneak peek.

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Avatar Awards: Week of 7/3 *BUMPED*

Another round of Avatar Awards for Xbox Live Arcade games have popped up for this week alongside the release of Deadliest Warrior: Legends. To see more XBLA-based …
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XBLA represents on the Metacritic Quarterly Report

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Every quarter, Metacritic reports on the top 25 games of each platform as dictated by their Metascore system. They also compile a list of the best rated games of the year thus far, noting the new entries in updates subsequent to the first. These last three months have been a real boon to the Xbox Live Arcade platform, with a solid showing of five new titles and nine total titles out of the full list of 25 for the Xbox 360 on the whole. These numbers prove yet again that XBLA games are not only great games in their own right, but compete with retail games handily in a measure of quality.

Follow us after the jump for a brief look at the list.

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