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Action Packed Bundle pairs five XBLA games for 1600 MSP
6 years ago

Action Packed Bundle pairs five XBLA games for 1600 MSP

Another day, another bundle of Xbox Live Arcade games designed to fill out your digital library for one low cost. This time around Microsoft’s packaged five action titles for …
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Deal of the Week: Microsoft Publisher special
6 years ago

Deal of the Week: Microsoft Publisher special

This week’s Deal of the Week comprises a number of XBLA classics published by Micosoft Studios. The list was announced last week on Major Nelson’s blog but here’s a …
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Here are your Cyber Monday XBLA deals
6 years ago

Here are your Cyber Monday XBLA deals

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Today’s Cyber Monday – the Black Friday of Internet sales, the M0nday after Thanksgiving in which dozens of online retailers slash prices for the start of the holiday shopping season and allowing people who don’t want to brave crowds so soon after stuffing themselves with turkey to enjoy discounts from the comfort of their own home.
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Bloodforge reforged with new title update
7 years ago

Bloodforge reforged with new title update

Gritty hack-n-slasher, Bloodforge, recently received a title update. The game was launched back in April as part of the Arcade Next promotion and despite its unusual graphics style, didn’t impress us much. Our News Editor Perry Jackson awarded the game a “Try It” score on review, criticising shoddy camera angles and a lackluster story. However developers Climax Studios have taken note and addressed some of the issues, including the camera, with the new patch:

“We’ve read the reviews, heard the feedback, and spent some time to trying to improve on the issues that were highlighted by many of you. We always hoped to entertain with the game and this Title Update is intended to provide a more enjoyable experience to players, and make elements less frustrating.

While not being a complete overhaul, which would have taken Bloodforge away from the vision that we still believe in, we hope this update will manage to address and mitigate several issues present in the original release and will be appreciated by the community.”

Have you tried Bloodforge since the patch was released? Do you feel it’s now worth a “Buy It”? Let us know in the comments section. For full patch notes, hit the jump.

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XBLA sales figures for the month of April
7 years ago

XBLA sales figures for the month of April

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Before we go marching on into the land of statistics… Yes the following figures are based on leaderboard data. No it’s not entirely accurate. It is, however, the best barometer we have. Onward!

It’s been a fine two months. We’ve seen the likes of Trials Evolution and Minecraft shatter records, Fez and The Walking Dead revitalise dusty genres and titles like Skullgirls and The Pinball Arcade bolstering genres with an already strong showing on XBLA. Not to mention Fable: Heroes, The Splatters and Anomaly Warzone Earth rounding out a special 8 weeks.

Rewind a little to April and actual sales data isn’t quite as cheery, at least not across the board. As usual, Gamasutra has the full rundown.

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XBLAFancast Episode 59 – All four trumpers
7 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 59 – All four trumpers

No Andrew this week so we brought on PSNFans writer and new podcast producer of the PSNFancast, Josiah Renaudin. He joins us for one of our longest new releases/what we’ve been playing discussions possibly ever, in which we talk about Bloodforge, Deep Black: Episode 1, The Walking Dead and the Hybrid beta.

Perry of course brings all the big news stories, followed by Todd Talk and a twitter topic. You still have another week to play the Remember The Days game, which is Heavy Weapon, and send your thoughts to us on twitter.

Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question. We are also now on Stitcher, so you can stream the show on your smartphone, give it a go!

Big thanks to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too @BlurredEdge.

[podcast]https://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastEpisode59.mp3[/podcast]

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What we are playing: April 29
7 years ago

What we are playing: April 29

What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re …
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Weekly Roundup: April 29
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: April 29

After a brief hiatus, Weekly Roundup is back!
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XBLA Wednesday: April 25
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: April 25

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Do you feel like shouting while you stab or underwater action? XBLA Wednesday has got you covered on all those fronts this week. First up, The second title in …
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XBLAFancast Episode 58 – Too Fast, Too Furious
7 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 58 – Too Fast, Too Furious

The regular crew of four gets back together for the first time in a few weeks, and as such it’s a bit of a bumper episode. We kick things off with Perry telling us about Bloodforge, he has some mixed feelings about it. Then it’s onto this little game that came out last week, you might have heard about it, Trials Evolution. We briefly talk about Fez again but there’s not too much new to say on that front.

Perry brings all the news as usual, then Todd Talk is more like a question than a discussion. Andrew rounds things out with twitter questions and the remember the days game, this weeks game is Heavy Weapon, you’ve got two weeks to try it out and let use know what you think!

Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question. We are also now on Stitcher, so you can stream the show on your smartphone, give it a go!

Big thanks to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too @BlurredEdge.

[podcast]https://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastEp58.mp3[/podcast]

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