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The Walking Dead walks away with Best Story at BAFTA Games Awards
8 years ago

The Walking Dead walks away with Best Story at BAFTA Games Awards

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This past Tuesday saw the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) spotlight the third pillar of the moving image medium at its annual Games Awards ceremony in …
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Newsbits: Nexuiz delisted, The Walking Dead and more nominated for BAFTAs
8 years ago

Newsbits: Nexuiz delisted, The Walking Dead and more nominated for BAFTAs

Update: At some point after this story was published, Illfonic’s Nexuiz was re-listed on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Thanks to reader SteVic82 for bringing this to our attention. Original …
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Five-game PC XBLA download pack listed for $10
8 years ago

Five-game PC XBLA download pack listed for $10

Online retailer Amazon has listed a [easyazon-link asin=”B00B1ULJI0″ locale=”us”]Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack [Download][/easyazon-link] for only $10. While all are XBLA titles, the codes are only redeemable on PC and Steam, as opposed …
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XBLA Fans 2012 Game of the Year awards
8 years ago

XBLA Fans 2012 Game of the Year awards

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Another year is in the books, and, as expected, XBLA has continued to grow and reach milestones that one would not have imagined possible seven years ago when the first few XBLA games released. In 2012, XBLA games set many records only to break those same records again and again in the ensuing weeks. From Fez to Trials Evolution to Minecraft, the downloads just kept queuing up all over the world. The success of XBLA in 2012 was impressive to say the least.

That meant that we had quite the task in front of us when coming together as a staff to try to decide which game to pick for each Game of the Year category below. The nominee list for each category offered so many great choices, but at the end of the day, only one game could win each award and as a staff of passionate XBLA gamers, we think we did a pretty good job of presenting the highlights of Xbox Live Arcade in 2012. Hope you like what we picked, but if not, let us know in the comments what you would have voted for. Without further delay, here are the 2012 XBLA Fans Game of the Year awards as chosen by the XBLA Fans staff.

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Select Summer of Arcade games discounted today
8 years ago

Select Summer of Arcade games discounted today

As the countdown to 2013 continues on Xbox Live, today’s daily deal sees three games from this year’s Summer of Arcade promotion on offer:

Dust an Elysian Tail – …
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Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18
8 years ago

Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18

In a blog post he’s since deleted, Xbox Live Director of Programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, announced the “Countdown to 2013” sale for the marketplace. The sale, which begins on December 18 and runs through December 31, will see discounts for a raft of content from certain franchises and publishers on both XBLA and the wider marketplace.

Although the official page has been pulled, the folks over at NeoGAF managed to compile a reasonably comprehensive list of the titles to go on sale and the date their discounts will take effect. Unfortunately, Major Nelson never revealed the discounted prices at any stage. But if you hope to catch any of the games or DLC in the list below for cheap, it may pay to stock up on MSP!

However, the fact that the official page has been pulled (even though most of the details are out in the wild) has us at least a little concerned, so maybe try not to pin all your hopes and dreams on the “Countdown to 2013” sale.

The full list of currently known discounted XBLA items follows:

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XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Deadlight
8 years ago

XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Deadlight

We’ve hit Tony Hawk and Wreckateer, now our rountable moves onto the third title in this years Summer of Arcade. Deadlight is the first game from Tequila Works and unfortunately it was not well received by most. We discuss just what went wrong. Read More

XBLAFancast Episode 73 – Shortcast
8 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 73 – Shortcast

There’s not much to talk about this week, with Deadlight out of the way and us failing to play much of anything else. We still manage to fill 40 minutes with some fun and a bit of XBLA talk though.

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/XBLAFancastEp73.mp3[/podcast]

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XBLA Wednesday: Summer of Arcade Week 3
8 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: Summer of Arcade Week 3

Get ready for the zombie apocalypse in Deadlight, check out the latest Trials Evolution track and see what Sales and Specials there is!
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Time to fear the end: Deadlight is out today

Zombie puzzle-platformer and third Summer of Arcade title Deadlight is out today. A new trailer has arrived just in time, showing the various accolades the game has received thus far. Between …
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