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About Robert Owens

I'm an old school PC Gamer that loves gaming on the Xbox 360 and an Xbox Live Ambassador out of Texas.. Happily married, father of two and a family that loves gaming together. You can learn more about me from following me on Twitter @TXPaladin.
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DOTW: Aqua, Hydrophobia, and Hydro Thunder Hurricane
9 years ago

DOTW: Aqua, Hydrophobia, and Hydro Thunder Hurricane

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Its “Deal of the Week” time once again over at XBLA with three great titles, all up for discounted prices this week and guaranteed to make a big splash in the savings department too. …
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Quake Arena Arcade Review (XBLA)
9 years ago

Quake Arena Arcade Review (XBLA)


Quake Arena Arcade
was developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks for XBLA on 12/15/2010 and retails for 1200 ms. The publisher provided a copy of the game for reviewing purposes.

Prepare to experience Quakelike never before, as you fight for ultimate survival on 33 classic maps and in 12 Xbox-exclusive Arenas. The latest from id Software for the Xbox Live Arcade is packed full of many features for all Quake fans to enjoy, as you select from six playable game types to lay waste upon your enemies while using 12 brutal weapons in fighting for the top spot.

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id’s Carmack sets eyes on Kinect for XBLA
9 years ago

id’s Carmack sets eyes on Kinect for XBLA

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With the latest news coming out from Microsoft, that their Kinect has already sold 1 million units within the first 10 days of release, it only stands to reason that developers will be taking a harder look at this new peripheral device for the Xbox 360. Designed to extend the Xbox 360s life cycle for at least another 5 years, its Kinect’s NUI that makes you the gamer an actual game controller.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review (XBLA)
9 years ago

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review (XBLA)

If you’ve ever been asked to name a video game heroine before, then Lara Croft should be at the top of that list in more cases than none. After all she’s been around for the past 14 years in the Tomb Raider series of games alone, as well as a few feature movies, some animated short films, and other various printed adaptations too. The sexy bombshell explorer has dropped the name Tomb Raider for the very first time now and has some help in the form of a co-op player for the very first time in franchise history, and the game is also in an all new isometric view point for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Now I’m far from a fanboy of the Tomb Raider seires of games, having never really played them in the past, aside from a couple demos that I’ve checked out. My experience with the movies is where it pretty much ends for me and Lara Croft in general here. I think it might be the fact I’ve just never thought much aboout playing a game from a girl characters perspective really. But when I heard that this game was going to have co-op built into it, I was very much interested and from what I saw back in the E3 reveal and hearing how much they had focused on the co-op from the start, I knew then and there I would have a date set with this heroine once the game had launched on the Xbox 360.

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Kinect-ing more with our Avatars this November
9 years ago

Kinect-ing more with our Avatars this November

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Rare has revealed to OXM that the Avatars we all love will soon see a makeover of sorts this November, timed along with the launch of Kinect of course. Nick …
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Free DLC pack coming for Lara Croft on the Xbox 360
9 years ago

Free DLC pack coming for Lara Croft on the Xbox 360

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light arrives this Wednesday, August 18th on Xbox LIVE Arcade for only 1200 Microsoft Points and is sure to be an instant hit. …
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Latest MW2 Glitch Strikes Hard Against SNK Games
9 years ago

Latest MW2 Glitch Strikes Hard Against SNK Games

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Talk about one strange glitch for sure… this is the latest from the Modern Warfare 2 series, only this time the victim is none other than Japanese developer, SNK Playmore. After all of the bullets …
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Crystal Dynamics Announces DLC for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
9 years ago

Crystal Dynamics Announces DLC for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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Crystal Dynamics has proudly revealed what DLC really means to them and they are talking about Downloadable Lara Croft! With the finale set for Microsoft’s 2010 Summer of Arcade on XBLA and the release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light™ on August 18th, this will mark the kick off of the DLC campaign for Crystal Dynamics and what they are calling Downloadable Lara Croft.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

The new game marks a lot of first in the Lara Croft series too, one being the first fully downloadable arcade game based on Lara Croft, it also has an all new isometric view that looks incredible for not only a single player but will also include for the very first time a franchise two player offline cooperative experience as well. Oh, did I mention the title is also coming to the Xbox 360 first as well? This only marks the beginning of the Downloadable Lara Croft campaign which is slated to run until the end of 2010.

Next up for the DLC campaign will be a free update for Xbox 360 gamers on September 28th that will include the much anticipated two player online co-op, as well as full leaderboard support and voice chat functionality for the title. This will also mark the release date for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the PlayStation Network and PC (via the Steam network) with full online support.

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Xbox Live et al. brightens Microsoft’s financial future
9 years ago

Xbox Live et al. brightens Microsoft’s financial future

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Microsoft has a lot more than just Windows 7 going for them these days. Believe it or not, it’s Entertainment that appears to be a huge factor for Microsoft, …
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