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About Ross Adams

A gamer for almost 20 years, a fan of podcasts, podcasts about games and maybe one day games about podcasts?
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New Super Meat Boy levels coming next week
9 years ago

New Super Meat Boy levels coming next week

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Super Meat Boy will be getting some free levels some time next week according to the guys at Team Meat. The  levels will consist of two packs, …
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UK retailer GAME selling XBLA games
9 years ago

UK retailer GAME selling XBLA games

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UK video games retailer GAME have started selling XBLA game and DLC codes. As part of a 6 month trial 40 shops across the UK will sell the content on cards similar to Gamestop in the US. The pricing of the games reflects that of Microsoft Points, the full range of content and pricing is below.

This represents an interesting experiment from the biggest games retailer in the UK and presents those who are wary of buying points with a solution. It also means customers can use credit from trade-ins or their GAME rewards cards to pay for the content.

Source – Eurogamer Read More

Battle alien (or geometric) scum with next weeks XBLA deals
9 years ago

Battle alien (or geometric) scum with next weeks XBLA deals

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Next week brings another themed set of XBLA deals, this time it’s all about killing aliens! With the exception of Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 which isn’t strictly about …
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Pretty in Pink, new Castle Crasher on the way
9 years ago

Pretty in Pink, new Castle Crasher on the way

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Castle Crashers developer The Behemoth is about to release some new DLC in the form of a new character for PSN.  Fret not XBLA fans for the …
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XBLAFans 15 Must Own Games
9 years ago

XBLAFans 15 Must Own Games

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Xbox Live Arcade has come a long way since its launch on the original Xbox a little over 6 years ago. Back then the selection of games was in the teens but now there are hundreds of games on the service. You can play anything from 16-bit classics like Streets of Rage 2 to exceptional original titles like Shadow Complex.

With so many games to choose from it’s hard to know what to spend your good ‘ol Microsoft Points on. Lucky for you however we at XBLAFans have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of the 15 XBLA games you must own. The games featured (listed alphabetically because they’re just too good to rank on quality) are the best of the best. If you haven’t played a game on this list then you owe it to yourself to at least download the trial (which we’ve handily linked to) and give it a go.

So let’s get on with it shall we, below you’ll find the games we decided on and brief summaries from our writer explaining why they’re deserving of the term “must own”. If you agree or disagree with the list, or just want to comment in general please feel free to do so. Read More

Twisted Pixel reveals ‘The Gunstringer’, a western themed shooter for Kinect
9 years ago

Twisted Pixel reveals ‘The Gunstringer’, a western themed shooter for Kinect

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As they previously teased, Twisted Pixel has finally revealed another of the game they have in development. The Gunstringer, the trailer for which can be seen below, looks to …
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Just Cause developer close to announcing XBLA title
9 years ago

Just Cause developer close to announcing XBLA title

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Avalanche Studios, the developer behind the popular Just Cause games will announce their debut XBLA title next month. That’s according to information the folks over at Eurogamer …
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Abe’s Oddysee being remade, could come to XBLA
9 years ago

Abe’s Oddysee being remade, could come to XBLA

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Just Add Water, the developer currently behind the Oddworld games is working on a HD remake of the classic puzzle platformer Abe’s Oddysee. However Microsoft is apparently …
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Huge sales record for XBLA in 2010
9 years ago

Huge sales record for XBLA in 2010

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Xbox Live Arcade made Microsoft $122 million in revenue last year, accord to analysts at Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE). That’s a rise of 16% over how much they made in 2009, a combination of more consoles in the wild and more gamers beginning to try out digital distribution.

The biggest seller in terms of units was Dead Rising 2: Case Zero,  a game notable for it’s lower than usual price point. Being 560 points when most new releases are 800 or 1200 points. Case Zero was also interesting in that it was an experimental prologue for a full retail game. The fact it was such a great success could mean we see similar games on XBLA in the future.

If you’re interested in the other top selling games on XBLA last year you can see them after the jump.

Source: GameSpy Read More

Raskulls soundtrack released
9 years ago

Raskulls soundtrack released

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The lovely folks over at Halfbrick Studios, developers of the recently released (and adorable) Raskulls, have just put up the games soundtrack for download. You can download the whopping …
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