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Contest: 12 Days of XBLA (Day 11)
8 years ago

Contest: 12 Days of XBLA (Day 11)

We’ll soon be wrapping up the 12 Days of XBLA promotion, but not without giving you a few more chances to win some great games first. Today, you’ll be getting a chance to win From Dust by answering the following question in the comment section below. The question is:

What is the name of the game that From Dust creator Eric Chahi also created that is definitely not from this world?

Sound off in the comments below for a chance to win! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for even more chances to win great games!

The winner of yesterday’s contest is: John Louie Grant (@jagamit2) – You have won a copy of Toy Soldiers: Cold War. We will be in touch with you today on Twitter!

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Activity report for the week of December 15, 2011
8 years ago

Activity report for the week of December 15, 2011

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Major Nelson released the Top 20 XBLA sales for the week of December 15. 2011; these stats are based on individual full game purchases. Halfbrick is still proving that ninjas and fruit are an unbeatable combo, coming in first with Fruit Ninja Kinect. The next three on the list should be of no surprise to anyone: Pinball FX2, From Dust, and Dungeon Defenders. What is surprising this week is that Lara Croft and the Gurdian of Light sneaks in at a cozy number five, proving that a good sale can do wonders for a great game. Check out the full list of 20 for the week after the break.
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Ubisoft sneaks in some amazing deals
8 years ago

Ubisoft sneaks in some amazing deals

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Without word of it happening or reason why they have done it, many of Ubisoft’s XBLA offerings are on sale right now. We of course have no complaints about …
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From Dust sells half a million units
8 years ago

From Dust sells half a million units

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One of the biggest risks of making a new video game on any system is whether or not it will sell. With digital distribution becoming one of the forerunners …
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No plans for From Dust 2 says Chahi, but promises something completely new is coming
8 years ago

No plans for From Dust 2 says Chahi, but promises something completely new is coming

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Eurogamer recently had the chance to sit down and talk to Eric Chahi, the man behind this year’s smash hit “god game”, From Dust. In the interview, Chahi tells …
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XBLA Sales Analysis: July 2011
8 years ago

XBLA Sales Analysis: July 2011

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Gamasutra editor Ryan Langley has released his Xbox Live Arcade sales analysis for the month of July. July marks the start of the Summer of Arcade promotion for 2011, so that …
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From Dust is Ubisoft’s biggest XBLA success
8 years ago

From Dust is Ubisoft’s biggest XBLA success

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Summer of Arcade 2011 has been a quite a hit so far. The world-creating From Dust has received the highest number of day-one sales ever… for a Ubisoft title. From Dust …
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How much Lava is too much?
8 years ago

How much Lava is too much?

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It’s not often that Xbox Live Arcade games get to be the subject of webcomics, and it’s an even bigger deal when it’s Penny Arcade that’s giving …
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From Dust available now from the Microsoft Store

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XBLA Summer of Arcade game From Dust is available a day early at the Microsoft Store. Though scheduled to release tomorrow on XBLA it is nonetheless available for purchase …
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From Dust review (XBLA)
8 years ago

From Dust review (XBLA)

From Dust was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and will be released for XBLA on July 26, 2011 for 1200 Microsoft Points. The game is part of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade promotion. A copy was provided for review purposes.


From Dust is the geo-centric strategy/god game brainchild of storied game designer Éric Chahi. It marks Chahi’s long-awaited return to the industry and—perhaps more importantly—helps fill the gaping void in quality strategy games for downloadable platforms. Read More