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About Nathan Bowring

I'm a software developer who enjoys gaming, and I know how cliche that sounds. I've been playing XBLA games for some time now, and I'm a huge fan of the price and creativity of these games. Writing about them is almost as fun as playing them. Almost.
Latest Posts | By Nathan Bowring
Machines take control of ESRB ratings
8 years ago

Machines take control of ESRB ratings

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Video games used to be rated by the people working at the Entertainment Software Rating Board, deciding just how violent, profane, sexy, and all-around kid-unfriendly a video game is, …
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FortressCraft is a success
8 years ago

FortressCraft is a success

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FortressCraft, an indie game developed by Projector Games and bearing an incredible likeness to Minecraft,  has been selling very well. In its first six days online, it sold 58,572 copies and …
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FPS Xotic announced
8 years ago

FPS Xotic announced

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Developer WXP Games and publishers Valcon LLC and TikGames have announced thier new upcoming XBLA game Xotic. Xotic is a sci-fi first-person shooter in which the player fights through brightly colorful, …
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Poker Night Review (XBLIG)
8 years ago

Poker Night Review (XBLIG)

Poker Night was developed by PouncingKitten Games and release January 9, 2011 and costs 80MSP. A copy was provided by the developer for review purposes.

The recent release of Microsoft’s Full House Poker has allowed people to finally play Texas Hold’em on their Xbox. However, the game faces competition from the indie game Poker Night, allowing players to play not only one but thirty types of poker. Although not as sleek as Full House Poker, the game does offer some quality poker fun.
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Bangai-O Releasing May 4
8 years ago

Bangai-O Releasing May 4

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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, the upcoming twin-stick shooter from Treasure Video Games and 3D Publisher, will be released on XBLA May 4, 2011. First announced last August, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is …
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Xbox Live Free-to-Play Games?
8 years ago

Xbox Live Free-to-Play Games?

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In the near future, there may be free games on the predominantly purchasable game marketplace that is the Xbox Live Arcade. A “trusted source” has been quoted by …
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The Fancy Pants Adventures Coming April 20
8 years ago

The Fancy Pants Adventures Coming April 20

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The release date  and pricing for Brad Borne’s and EA’s upcoming The Fancy Pants Adventures has been announced. You will be able to run, jump, platform, can collect …
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New XBLIG Contolled by Voice

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A recently released XBLIG developed by Josh Schonstal, simply titled PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew, lets you control the game only using your voice. The game is playable with any Xbox 360 compatible microphone, …
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Swarm Review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Swarm Review (XBLA)

Swarm was developed by Hothead Games and published by Ignition Entertainment. It was released March 23, 2011 for 1200MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

Swarm is a 2.5D side scrolling platformer in which you control a group 50 small, blue, clueless creatures. The goal of the game is to collect DNA for the “Momma” of the alien swarmites throughout twelve levels while making sure at least one of said swarmites stays alive. The game is not about story; it is about points. Swarm proves to be a fun and engaging gameplay experience once you get used to a few minor drawbacks.
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Islands of Wakfu Trailer
8 years ago

Islands of Wakfu Trailer

A new teaser trailer for Ankama Creative Studio’s Island of Wakfu has been released. The preview shows two player cooperative gameplay set to beautiful graphics. The game will see players control …
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