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About Matt Liparota

Matt Liparota is a reporter for XBLA Fans and professional journalist hoping to work his way up in the world of games journalism. He's been playing games his entire life and will play just about any kind of game at least once. Follow him on Twitter @mrliparota.
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Happy Wars update hits Xbox Live
8 years ago

Happy Wars update hits Xbox Live

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Toylogic’s free-to-play multiplayer title Happy Wars – which has “sold” an impressive 1.2 million copies since its release in October – has a new title update available that tweaks …
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The Walking Dead’s first episode is free until the new year
8 years ago

The Walking Dead’s first episode is free until the new year

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If you’ve somehow missed out on Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, or have been on the fence on whether it’s for you, you’re in for some luck – the first of the game’s five episodes, “A New Day,” is currently as cheap as free on the Xbox Live Marketplace, giving waffling players the perfect excuse to try out one of the biggest surprise hits of 2012.

Telltale PR rep Job Stauffer confirmed on Twitter that the debut episode will enjoy its 100 percent discount through Monday. Other episodes sell for 400 MSP a pop, meaning the entire first “season” of the game is available at one of the lowest prices it’s yet seen.

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Today only – XBLA platformers half-off
8 years ago

Today only – XBLA platformers half-off

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As the holiday shopping season winds to a close, take a second from dropping wads of cash on your friends, family and other loved ones and get a little something for yourself – and XBLA is making it crazy easy, because through today a number of platformers are on deep discount: More than a 50 percent slash in some cases. Hit the jump for a list of games you can nab for a steal today only:

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Minecraft documentary to air Saturday on Xbox Live

Saturday night, Xbox Live Gold subscribers the world over will have the opportunity to view the world premiere of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary detailing the creation …
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Get to know a Sacred Citadel character – Khukuri Shaman

Publisher Deep Silver has released a short video detailing the second of three characters from its upcoming side-scrolling brawler Sacred Citadel. This video focuses on Khukuri Shaman, described as …
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Minecraft nears ‘The End’
8 years ago

Minecraft nears ‘The End’

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Are you ready for The End?

No, we’re not talking about supposed endtimes scenarios that may or may not play out and obliterate the planet before you’re able to tear open your gifts Christmas morning; when we say “The End,” we mean the stark, desolate location in Minecraft which will make its way to the Xbox 360 Version with Title Update 8.

Minecraft’s topsy-turvy alternate dimension – and its difficult boss, the Ender Dragon – will offer players a new area to explore in the 360 version of the wildly popular world-building game. However, that’s not the only new stuff coming to 360 players of the game, as Title Update 7 is also forthcoming. TU7 brings a bunch of new features to the game, which can be found after the jump.

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Here are your Cyber Monday XBLA deals
8 years ago

Here are your Cyber Monday XBLA deals

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Today’s Cyber Monday – the Black Friday of Internet sales, the M0nday after Thanksgiving in which dozens of online retailers slash prices for the start of the holiday shopping season and allowing people who don’t want to brave crowds so soon after stuffing themselves with turkey to enjoy discounts from the comfort of their own home.
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Newsbits: November 21 – pre-Thanksgiving edition
8 years ago

Newsbits: November 21 – pre-Thanksgiving edition

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A new map for Toylogic’s free-to-play adventure title Happy Wars, called Zodiac, released Nov. 16. PlayXBLA also has tips to ensure players are seeing all maps available while matchmaking.
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Walking Dead player choice video posted for episode four (spoilers)

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As the first season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead nears its conclusion, the developer invites players to see how their decisions from episode four, Around Every Corner, stack up against the community as a whole, just as they have with the other three episodes. See the jump for more – but be warned, spoilers for episode four abound.

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Happy Wars update looks to improve matchmaking
8 years ago

Happy Wars update looks to improve matchmaking

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A new update for Toylogic’s free-to-play action multiplayer title Happy Wars aims to fix issues in the matchmaking process, according to a post over at PlayXBLA.
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