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Double Fine’s Happy Action Theater out next month
10 years ago

Double Fine’s Happy Action Theater out next month

Happy Action Theater, Double Fine’s slightly psychotic looking Kinect title, will launch next month. No word on a concrete date at the moment, but following the announcement that Microsoft’s annual …
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Inbound XBLA titles up for IGF awards
10 years ago

Inbound XBLA titles up for IGF awards

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Two of the most hotly anticipated XBLA titles primed for release this year have been nominated for awards at the 2012 Independent Games Festival. Polytron developed Fez and Mossmouth’s XBLA version of PC-hit Spelunky have tallied five nominations between them. Congratulations are in order.

Both games have been put forward for the Seamus McNally Grand Prize as well as the Technical Excellence award, with Spelunky snatching a third nomination in the Excellence in Design category. The caliber of the competition at this year’s Independent Games Festival is particularly high with games like Atom Zombie Smasher, To the Moon and Frozen Synapse vying for bragging rights alongside the future XBLA titles, a sure-fire indication of Fez and Spelunky’s potential to be something special.

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Kinect title Haunt to launch on January 18
10 years ago

Kinect title Haunt to launch on January 18

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Haunt, the Kinect-controlled XBLA game announced way back in 2010, will be available to purchase next Wednesday at the modest price of 800 Microsoft Points. Created by Parappa the Rapper developer Nanaon-Sha, the Xbox-exclusive title promises to deliver a horror experience the entire family can enjoy.

Using only body movements, players explore Benjamin Muldoon’s mansion; an eerie abode populated by fiendish phantoms that looks to have an air of Grabbed by the Ghoulies about it. It’s a story-driven experience that asks players to unveil the secrets of Muldoon Mansion whilst doing battle with its ghostly occupants. There’s also mention of ghouls that can only be vanquished by screaming in their direction. Sounds spooky. For more on Haunt, take a look at the Tokyo Game Show trailer below. Thanks to @lifelower for the heads up. Hit the jump for a video.

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XBLA House Party begins February 15
10 years ago

XBLA House Party begins February 15

Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson, has let loose further details on the 2012 leg of Microsoft’s annual House Party event. This year’s festivities kick off on February 15 and pan …
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Choplifter HD to get post-release DLC while developer defends high price point
10 years ago

Choplifter HD to get post-release DLC while developer defends high price point

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Choplifter HD will receive free DLC following its release on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, but what of its price? The cost of games is a topic at the tip of many tongues right now; just how much bang are gamers getting for their buck on Xbox Live Arcade? At a time when quality games can be bought for a dollar, are XBLA prices getting out of hand?

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Latest trailer for Choplifter HD surfaces

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Love helicopters? Despise the z-axis? Choplifter HD may be the game for you. inXile Entertainment has released what is likely to be the final trailer for its high definition …
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Gotham City Impostors delayed, how about some animated trailers?

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Gotham City Impostors may have been jolted back into the February release window, but that’s no reason to scrub off the face-paint or ditch your utility belt. Publisher Warner Bros. has released a steady stream of animated trailers for the Monolith developed multiplayer first person shooter. The videos delve into the lives of its eclectic mob of Batman wannabes and Joker-inspired pretenders, characters who appear to care little for Bats’ moral obligation to Gotham or the Joker’s famed drollness. A 9mm works just fine for these guys. The videos are a good primer for the main event and are all right here for your viewing pleasure (Part 1 above).

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The Pinball Arcade delayed
10 years ago

The Pinball Arcade delayed

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FarSight Studios’ upcoming title The Pinball Arcade has had its release date pushed back. According to a statement posted to the developer’s Facebook page, The Pinball Arcade is now …
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