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Indie Games Winter Uprising hub
9 years ago

Indie Games Winter Uprising hub

You may, or rather should have heard of the Indie Games Winter Uprising by now. But if you haven’t here’s what you need to know. The developers behind the Indie Games on Xbox Live Marketplace decided they wanted an event in the vein of a “Summer of Arcade” and other such promotions. Resigned to the fact Microsoft wasn’t going to make one for them they took it upon themselves to do so. Thus the Winter Uprising was born, originally intended to take place during the first week of December it has now been extended to include the entire month.

We here at XBLAFans are passionate in our feeling that the Indie Games section deserves more recognition than it currently receives. As such we have created this hub for the games that will be included in the Uprising. Here you’ll find a brief description of the games, a link to the developers website, screenshots, trailers, pricing (if available), and for those games already released there will be download links and reviews.

The games are being released pretty irregularly, with several having already been delayed due to last minute bugs so be sure to check back often and see what’s new! Read More

Robot enthusiasts rejoice: Microbot will offer twin stick fun on a cellular level with sparkly co-op sprinkles on top.
9 years ago

Robot enthusiasts rejoice: Microbot will offer twin stick fun on a cellular level with sparkly co-op sprinkles on top.

The following article is based around an email interview conducted by our team with Naked Sky’s CTO Joshua Glazer. Naked Sky is also known for their previous XBLA title RoboBlitz, which was released back in November 2006z.

Microbot is a twin stick shooter that lets the player battle malicious viruses and diseases as a microscopic nanotech robot injected into someone’s bloodstream. As players travel travel through veins, bones, lungs and other organs, they can collected data fragments that allows them to customize their microbot with powerful weapons, defensive systems, movement parts, and special abilities. What got yours truly’s blood pumping about this title, is the planned cooperative drop-in/drop-out mode.
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Xbox Live Deal of the Day kicks off on December 21st
9 years ago

Xbox Live Deal of the Day kicks off on December 21st

On December 21st, Microsoft will be kicking off 11 days of sales on the Xbox Marketplace.  Last year’s countdown to the new year sale was a huge success and this year’s sale promises to be even bigger.  It will cover less time but offer more items.  Last year, the sale was 1 deal per day for 20 days.  This year, there will be 3 deals per day for 11 days. Read More

XBLA Fans: The complete Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide
9 years ago

XBLA Fans: The complete Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide

It may have taken us a while, but we have finally finished our Bandage Guide for Super Meat Boy. Huge thanks to our team, in particular Mark Brezinski and Jackie Lee, …
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Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Five
9 years ago

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Five

By  •  News, Features, Guides

Pictures by Jackie Lee

Hello and welcome, fans of old school gaming, to XBLA Fans’ Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide. Getting all the bandages in Super Meat Boy will unlock some secret characters and serve as undeniable proof of your platforming prowess. This guide will help you find whatever bandages you’ve missed, or tell you how to get that one you can’t seem to reach.

Need help on a different world? Check out our other guides:

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World One

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Two

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Three

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Four

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Five

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Winter Themed Deals of the Week
9 years ago

Winter Themed Deals of the Week

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This week Xbox Live Gold Members can enjoy 50% savings on 3 XBLA winter themed titles. There are also sales on a map pack for Gears of War 2 …
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New Super Meat Boy Hidden Character!
9 years ago

New Super Meat Boy Hidden Character!

By  •  News, Features

If you are one of the many gamers that bought Super Meat Boy on XBLA, then I have a treat for you.  A new unlockable character has been found!  There is one catch though, you have to beat the third world (Salt Factory) in order to unlock him.  Who is this new member of the team?  It’s my personal favorite character in the game, Brownie. Read More

Indie Games Winter Uprising is Here!
9 years ago

Indie Games Winter Uprising is Here!

By  •  Videos, News, Features

The time is upon us! Just say NO to cheesy massage simulators and poorly done clones in the indie games section of the market place, and hello to gaming goodness! The uprising is here, and all of us gamers are going to benefit from it!

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Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Four
9 years ago

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Four

By  •  News, Features, Guides

Pictures by Jackie Lee

Hello and welcome, fans of old school gaming, to XBLA Fans’ Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide. Getting all the bandages in Super Meat Boy will unlock some secret characters and serve as undeniable proof of your platforming prowess. This guide will help you find whatever bandages you’ve missed, or tell you how to get that one you can’t seem to reach.

Need help on a different world? Check out our other guides:

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World One

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Two

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Three

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Four

Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide: World Five

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5th Cell: Hybrid More Than Just a Budget Call of Duty
9 years ago

5th Cell: Hybrid More Than Just a Budget Call of Duty

Gameinformer has a wonderful interview in their December Issue with 5th Cell Co-Founder Jeremiah Slaczka. Unfortunately, he was largely mum on details about their new game, Hybrid. For the uninitiated, Hybrid will be a high-res shooter that utilizes the source engine (check out the Hybrid teaser trailer here).

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