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Dragon’s Lair Trilogy Review: Laser Fantasy
4 weeks ago

Dragon’s Lair Trilogy Review: Laser Fantasy

In the early ’80s, arcade gamers were happy to have moved past the era where games were black and white, or used tinted coverings on the cabinet to simulate color. …
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New Kinect Bundle packages five XBLA games for 800 MSP
6 years ago

New Kinect Bundle packages five XBLA games for 800 MSP

Following on from the Beautiful Puzzle Pack, which snuck on to the marketplace yesterday, a new Kinect Bundle has also been spotted. The bundle is comprised of five full XBLA …
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Sales and Specials this week on XBLA – December 5
7 years ago

Sales and Specials this week on XBLA – December 5

This week’s Deal of the Week gave Xbox Live Gold Members the chance to pick up Deadliest Warrior and Deadliest Warrior Legends at 50% off:

XBLA Wednesday: September 19
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: September 19

A quick reminder of today’s XBLA releases and a look ahead to the next couple of weeks. This week we have two Wednesday releases, Sega’s HD remake of the Dreamcast …
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Dragon’s Lair review (XBLA)
7 years ago

Dragon’s Lair review (XBLA)

Dragon’s Lair was developed by Digital Leisure and published by Microsoft Studios. It released May 18, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

Dragon's Lair

Odds are, you’ve played Dragon’s Lair – or, at least, know the basic style and premise well enough. Since its release in the early 1980s, Don Bluth’s magnum opus has been released and rereleased literally dozens of times on as many platforms. The game puts the player in the shoes of Dirk the Daring, a knight who ventures into the lair of the evil wizard Mordroc to rescue Princess Daphne from the nefarious dragon Singe. Rather than controlling Dirk directly, the player controls his reflexes at periodic intervals as he traverses through the castle – think quick time events – and slow reaction time or choosing the wrong action at the wrong time spells certain doom for the hero.

Until last week, the Xbox 360 was one of the few systems the game hadn’t been ported to. How does Digital Leisure – no stranger to repurposing the game for new platforms – do with the transition? About as well as can be expected…but that may not be a good thing.

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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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Dragon’s Lair Kinects with XBLA May 18
7 years ago

Dragon’s Lair Kinects with XBLA May 18

It was announced a month ago that Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair would be heading to XBLA, but the game now has an official release date of May 18. The …
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Dragon’s Lair debut trailer

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The classic arcade title Dragon’s Lair is finally coming to XBLA, and with full Kinect support. This title has been around for a long time and over the years people …
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Weekly Roundup: March 24
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: March 24

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews, and releases from the week into one handy post on the weekends


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Dragon’s Lair Kinecting with XBLA
7 years ago

Dragon’s Lair Kinecting with XBLA

Our top tipper @lifelower spotted this a while back on a Korean ratings board, however Microsoft have finally come clean and made the official announcement that Dragon’s Lair will …
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