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Justin is a writer for XBLAFans.com. By day, he is a Communications Specialist for a Pro Audio and Lighting business in the Pittsburgh area and co-hosts a sports talk show once a week. By night he is a person who sleeps, and writes about his favorite XBLA games. Twitter @ItsJustinMellor GT: Ste11ar
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Headset will now be inlcuded with Xbox One bundle
6 years ago

Headset will now be inlcuded with Xbox One bundle

Microsoft announced today that a headset will now be included with the Xbox One. Due to the bundling of the Kinect sensor, Microsoft had previously stated that a headset was …
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New reputation and matchmaking system to debut on Xbox One
6 years ago

New reputation and matchmaking system to debut on Xbox One

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After the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer for Xbox revealed more about the new additions to Xbox Live service. In a letter to members, the …
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Twitch streaming to be integrated with Xbox One

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Twitch, the video streaming service and community will be coming to Xbox One. The service will allow Xbox Live Gold members to stream games using the hardware integrated the …
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Xbox 360 games not compatible with Xbox One

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Many details were revealed at the Microsoft Xbox One reveal event today in Redmond, Washington. While many exciting features were revealed, it’s what the Xbox One will not do …
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Rumor: New Xbox to be released by end of year at two pricepoints
6 years ago

Rumor: New Xbox to be released by end of year at two pricepoints

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The notable Windows IT Pro blogger that stated last month the new Xbox reveal would be delayed has released more speculations about the new Xbox. Now Paul Thurrott of WinInfo …
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Lab Zero Games encouters brief scare with Skullgirls DLC funding
6 years ago

Lab Zero Games encouters brief scare with Skullgirls DLC funding

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Last month, Lab Zero Games had conducted an extremely successful fundraising campaign to back the DLC for their popular 2D Fighter, Skullgirls. Over the course of a few weeks, …
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Skullgirls adds more character stretch goals; makes progress on XBLA patch
6 years ago

Skullgirls adds more character stretch goals; makes progress on XBLA patch

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In an effort to continue growing the popular game Skullgirls, the developers have set yet another stretch goal. Lab Zero Game’s CEO Peter Bartholow confirmed to XBLAFans via e-mail that they have added a fourth character to their donation stretch goals. Originally, the developer added a mystery character as incentive, which was revealed to be Robo-Fortune. The threshold for Robo-Fortune is $725,000, and at the time of this article being published. Robo-Fortune is a character inspired by Robo-Ky, and will recycle the frames of Ms. Fortune. “With that money, we should be able to redraw her head and give her some new moves and animations too,” Bartholow stated.

With donations currently at $718,483 with 12 hours left to go to donate, the DLC is expected to reach that goal. Lab Zero Games has also added a fourth mystery character as incentive. If they manage to reach $825,000, the mysterious character will be created, and at $850,000, they will create a story mode and stage surrounding the mysterious character.

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Newsbits: XBLA Family Gold pack discontinued, soundtracks, and developer news
6 years ago

Newsbits: XBLA Family Gold pack discontinued, soundtracks, and developer news

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  • The Xbox Live Family Gold pack is no longer available. Originally introduced in November 2010, the four-pack of year-long Gold memberships was a popular deal among families, allowing discounted membership as well as Family Center content management. (Via Joystiq)
  • TimeGate studios, developers of Aliens: Colonial Marines and XBLA’s Section 8: Prejudice, recently underwent layoffs. Twenty-five employees were laid off. The president of the studio, Adel Chaveleh, confirmed to Polygon. “This is never easy, and we’re doing all we can to assist those developers affected.” Sources told Polygon that the layoffs were a result of the game getting many negative reviews and lack of a publishing deal.
  • Starting this month,Microsoft will be selling a 320 GB media hard drive and as an added bonus, a few games will be included on the drive. Major Nelson reports that XBLA titles Ms. Splosion Man and Pinball FX (with Sorcerer’s Lair) will be included, as well as the 360 title Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The drive will be available for $129.99.
  • Runner 2 is known for its flashy graphics, quick game play and fun music. Now fans can purchase music from the game with the Runner Extended Play album on Disasterpiece. The album is composed of five different tunes ranging from 30-34 seconds in length. The price starts at $1 for all five tracks, but buyers can elect to pay more as they see fit.

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Next MineCon to be held in US
6 years ago

Next MineCon to be held in US

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Though it’s not yet official, it looks like Minecraft fans in the United States can look forward to another MineCon. According to Joystiq, Lydia Winters, director of fun at …
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Reverb Publishing confirms spring release for Sanctum 2

Reverb Publishing has announced that Sanctum 2, a hybrid tower defense and FPS, will be available this spring on the Xbox Live Marketplace. This announcement comes nearly a year after …
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