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About Marshall Britt

Marshall is a game player, designer, enthusiast, and apologist. Armed with a Liberal Arts degree in both Animation and Design, he approaches games with attention to the design mechanics and artwork. Marshall spends his days in South Texas playing guitar, golf, and of course games of all types.
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Ziggurat review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Ziggurat review (Xbox One)

Ziggurat was developed and published by Milkstone Studios on Xbox One. It will be released on March 20, 2015 for $14.99. A copy was provided by Milkstone Studios for review purposes.

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Ziggurat is best described as a Heretic style rouge-like first person dungeon crawler. That is certainly a mouthful of genres all stacked together, but the experience is a unique mix. Like most Rogue-like games, you are going to die many times in a series of trial an error encounters, which is exactly as the game intends. In Ziggurat each time you die, you are generally given a few cards that will be able to be found in your following adventures. Ziggurat features a number of various unlockable characters and items, all of which are displayed on cards you gain as you play.

The game itself plays like a mix between Heretic, Doom, and Diablo. There are various rooms to traverse, and each room contains a chance to battle either monsters, overcome traps, or partake in jumping puzzles. The creatures drop mana, life, and experience, all which are needed to further progress your hero. Generally, loot is found at the end of a large encounter or set of traps, and often after boss fights. Each level has a similar formula of many rooms with encounters, a room with a key to the boss portal, and then of course a boss fight. The difficulty increases as you progress through each level, and eventually you can beat the game with one final boss fight.

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Xbox One March system update preview

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The details for the March Xbox One system update were recently released and should add some interesting functionality to the console. The video below details everything in the update. …
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Free trials fusion update will add multi-player and teams
5 years ago

Free trials fusion update will add multi-player and teams

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Trials fusion owners for the Xbox 360/One will get a free update early next year the includes both online multi-player and teams. These features are slightly different for the …
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Magic: DOTP 2015: Garruks Revenge expansion review (Xbox One)
5 years ago

Magic: DOTP 2015: Garruks Revenge expansion review (Xbox One)

Magic 2015: Garruk’s Revenge was developed by Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast and published by Microsoft Studios. It retails for $4.99 and was released on November 5th, 2014. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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Magic 2015: Garruk’s Revenge is the first expansion for Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015. The expansion adds 51 new cards and a short new campaign starring Garruk the Planeswalker. Some of our readers may remember my less-than-positive review of the base game from August. Since the initial review, the developers have made substantial changes to improve the quality of the game and have removed the pay wall. If a player purchased any packs or the complete pack when the game first released, this expansion was given to them free of charge as an apology of sorts. With these changes and an expansion comes a rare chance for a second look into a game initially deemed unplayable.

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Microsoft renews Battletoads trademark *updated*
5 years ago

Microsoft renews Battletoads trademark *updated*

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Update: A prior posting of this story incorrectly stated that the trademark was acquired. The trademark was already owned by Microsoft and was just being renewed which is standard …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-17
5 years ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-17

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, November 19th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Pure Pool with Marshall “Intelektgaming” Britt.

Thursday, November 20th @ 5:00 pm (CST) – Terraria …
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Pure Pool out now on Xbox One
5 years ago

Pure Pool out now on Xbox One

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Pure Pool sneakily made onto the Xbox One over the weekend and is available now for $12.99. The beautiful-looking billiards game offers multiple game types and online live matches. …
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Smaller, more efficient processor being developed for Xbox One
5 years ago

Smaller, more efficient processor being developed for Xbox One

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AMD has developed a smaller version of the processor found in the Xbox One. The information was found on the LinkedIn bio of AMD’s senior manager of SOC (system …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-3
5 years ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-3

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, November 4th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Minecraft with Marshall.

Thursday, November 6th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Killer Instinct with Jen.


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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-27
5 years ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-27

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 29th @ 9:00 pm (CST) – Defense Grid 2 with Marshall.

Thursday October 30th @ 9:00 pm (CST) – Warframe with …
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