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XBLAFans interviews Dan Paladin of The Behemoth
8 years ago

XBLAFans interviews Dan Paladin of The Behemoth

XBLAFans’ coverage of San Diego Comic Con isn’t all text and hands on, we’ve also got an interview with the one and only Dan Paladin of The Behemoth.

Dan Paladin and Todd Schlickbernd discuss all things Battleblock Theater. Dan discusses some of the methods in which Battleblock has been influenced by Castle Crashers and its massive community. Of course the meat of the talk is all things Battleblock including a detailed description of the game’s player to player trading function.

The Behemoth and XBLAFans are crashing down the theater in this interview so be sure to check it out. For some related reading, head on over to our hands-on preview of Battleblock Theater‘s story mode.

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

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XBLA sales for June 2011
8 years ago

XBLA sales for June 2011

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Gamasutra editor Ryan Langley has released his Xbox Live Arcade sales analysis for the month of June. Of the seven releases last month Magic the Gathering: Duels of the …
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XBLA tattoos that will make you smile (or cringe)
8 years ago

XBLA tattoos that will make you smile (or cringe)

Do you love something so much that you’d want it on your skin for the rest of your life? Has a video game ever meant so much to you that …
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XBLA developers representing in the top 100
8 years ago

XBLA developers representing in the top 100

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Develop is a game design website that focuses on developers in the gaming industry and with their Develop 100, they rank the top 100 game developers in the industry …
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One-day XBLA sale
8 years ago

One-day XBLA sale

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Get you points ready, the sale starts now!
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XBLA Sales Everywhere!
8 years ago

XBLA Sales Everywhere!

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Many XBLA games are currently discounted at multiple locations throughout the dashboard. Capcom content is featured in the Deal of the Week section, which is located  on the “Spotlight” section of the dashboard. Also within the Deal of the Week ad is another sale of recently discounted games. Of those titles, Comic Jumper, Quake Arena Arcade and Puzzle Quest 2 have been permanently discounted to 800MS points, and Droplitz has been permanently discounted to 400MS points.

Finally we have a Microsoft Games Studios sale located in the “Spotlight” section of the dashboard. You can currently find the following 10 XBLA titles at a discount price: Read More

Brawler Week Industry Retrospective
8 years ago

Brawler Week Industry Retrospective

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In a perfect world this article would have gone up on Wednesday, but due to some unforeseen circumstances it was delayed. Over the past week we have looked at …
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Brawler Week: XBLAFans Writers Choose Their Favorites
8 years ago

Brawler Week: XBLAFans Writers Choose Their Favorites

Here at XBLAFans, the editors are just as crazy about their games as our readers.  To celebrate Brawler Week, our staff chimes in on their favorite titles from Xbox Live Arcade. Since we have a wide variety of personalities and tastes, we decided to allow each writer to choose one of their favorite brawler, rather than doing a Top 10 list. Read on to see if your favorite was chosen.

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Brawler Week Challenge #2: Confessions of an XBLA Addict -Ended-
8 years ago

Brawler Week Challenge #2: Confessions of an XBLA Addict -Ended-

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Until a month ago I had never played Castle Crashers. This was always a painful admission on my part given my position within the industry, but I finally resolved …
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Rewind Review: Castle Crashers (XBLA)
8 years ago

Rewind Review: Castle Crashers (XBLA)

Castle Crashers was developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on August 27th 2008 for 1200MS points.

The Behemoth have quickly become a developer to watch. After starting life with the flash game Alien Hominid on Newgrounds they expanded the game to consoles and eventually to XBLA with Alien Hominid HD. The game had a unique and striking art style created by artist Dan Paladin, and breathed new life into the almost forgotten side-scrolling shooter (complete with punishing difficulty).

After Alien Hominid The Behemoth moved onto a completely new game in Castle Crashers. This time they decided to have a go at another classic genre, the side-scrolling brawler. Dan Paladin’s unique art style remains, but Castle Crashers is a much bigger and more ambitious game than Alien Hominid. The Behemoth took the basic 2D brawler gameplay and added a few things on top, with an RPG-like (or lite?) leveling system and a little more depth to the brawling itself.

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