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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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New State of Decay footage proves it: Zombies love firecrackers

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These days, zombies are ubiquitous in video games. They’re the all-purpose enemy (and genre) that just won’t die – you’ll find them all over the place in shooters, adventure games, strategy titles, the works. Only a handful, however, have tackled the zombie apocalypse in open-world format. Undead Labs’ upcoming State of Decay aims to diversify the portfolio of flesh-craving corpses.
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Voting under way for new Van Helsing hero

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Once upon a time, Neocore Games’ upcoming XBLA hack-and-slash title The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was set to star Van Helsing Jr., son of the legendary vampire hunter. Now, however, Junior’s out, and who takes his place is up to you.
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Foul Play raises the curtain on launch window
8 years ago

Foul Play raises the curtain on launch window

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The curtain on Mediatonic Games’ Vaudevillian brawler Foul Play will raise sometime in the first quarter of 2013, Joystiq reports this week. No price point has been announced, though Joystiq’s report suggests it may be in the realm of 1200 MSP.
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Minecraft tops Call of Duty on Activity charts, makes history
8 years ago

Minecraft tops Call of Duty on Activity charts, makes history

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For many moons, the two most recent Call of Duty titles – Modern Warfare 3 and the original Black Ops – have dominated Xbox LIVE Activity charts, never straying far (if at all) from the top two spots. The games’ psuedo-realistic and ever-popular multiplayer combat consistently draws in millions of players, even months after their release. The series’ chart dominance has been more or less unmatched – until now.
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Fill your stockings with cheap Xbox 360s this holiday season
8 years ago

Fill your stockings with cheap Xbox 360s this holiday season

By  •  News

Need a 360 system in time for the holidays? Well, you’re in luck – Microsoft has confirmed a recent $50 price drop on 4GB and 250GB systems at select retailers is a temporary promotion for the holiday season.
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Video shows genesis of Mark of the Ninja

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All things considered, Mark of the Ninja was a pretty great stealth action game. It was chock-full of inventive, fun (if occasionally repetitive) …
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Third Minecraft skin pack announced *UPDATE*
8 years ago

Third Minecraft skin pack announced *UPDATE*

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Skin pack 3

Although the Adventure Update for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is the big update fans of the massively popular world-building adventure game are waiting for, it’s not the only new material players have to look forward to. PlayXBLA announced last week that Skin Pack 3 is coming soon.

The known skins, created by pixel artist Army of Trolls, appear to be monster-themed – fitting, given the season. Looks like fans can expect two zombies, a skeleton and…what appears to be a cow walking upright. The pack will add four skins to an already robust roster built up by the first two packs, which added looks based on Xbox favorites from games like Halo, Left 4 Dead, Castle Crashers, Trials Evolution and more. The release date and price point are currently unknown, but the first two packs each released for 160 MSP, so it’s a safe bet the third pack will release at a similar price.

UPDATE: PlayXBLA confirmed that the pack will release on October 19 for 160 MSP. Hit the jump for a skin list.

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Newsbits: October 11
8 years ago

Newsbits: October 11

By  •  News, Rumors

  • Three mid-90s Sega fighters – Virtua Fighter 2, Sonic the Fighters, and Fighting Vipers – were recently rated for release on the Xbox 360 by German software regulator …
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Episode Four of The Walking Dead releases this week
8 years ago

Episode Four of The Walking Dead releases this week

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Those of you waiting on the edge of your seat for the latest episode of Telltale Games’ flesh-munching, undead-killing adventure game series The Walking Dead don’t have much longer …
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Fire Pro Wrestling review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Fire Pro Wrestling review (XBLA)

Fire Pro Wrestling was developed by Spike Chunsoft Co. and published by Microsoft. It was released on September 21, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

FPW

Fire Pro Wrestling is a franchise that dates back to the late 1980s and has been met with a strong fan following. Although only three entries have released in the United States, the series has garnered a large cult following. The franchise gained popularity due to its old school, sprite based graphics and its deep combo and customization systems. The last major entry in the series, 2005’s Fire Pro Wrestling Returns for the PlayStation 2, gained the series a cult following in the West.

Now, the franchise has returned with the long delayed Fire Pro Wrestling, which repackages with a shiny Avatar wrapping; the game hit XBLA earlier this month. How does it hold up? Is it worth your hard earned MSP? Read on.

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