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Game critics award two XBLA titles this year
8 years ago

Game critics award two XBLA titles this year

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This year at E3 there were lots of games, developers, publishers and the likes, every where you went. Even through all this commotion, XBLA still managed to make waves …
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Summer of Arcade dates and pricing revealed
8 years ago

Summer of Arcade dates and pricing revealed

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The lineup for this year’s Summer of Arcade was announced at E3 earlier this month, but today the dates and prices for each and every game was revealed. The lineup …
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E3 Preview From Dust: Resculpting the landscape
8 years ago

E3 Preview From Dust: Resculpting the landscape

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When I look at From Dust I see the vast, treacherous deserts plaguing an aboriginal society. I see people literally walled off by rocks formed from years of volcanic ash. I see a lifestyle of forced reliance on the temperamental flooding, life-giving waters. I see a microcosm of human history, and it’s all under my control.

Launching this summer, From Dust is a god game where players will have to keep their villagers alive without directly controlling anyone of them. Instead players will have to shape the landscape of the earth to make inhabitable for their people. A typical interaction requires players to create a pathway from one totem to another, before a timer runs out. Players can pick up and drop sand, water or lava and utilize these in any combination to accomplish their goal. Should they be unsuccessful a roaring flood will wash away their village and they will need to start over.

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Interview: Éric Chahi and the Inspiration of Art
8 years ago

Interview: Éric Chahi and the Inspiration of Art

Éric Chahi is well-known in the industry for his innovative work on Another World (called Out of This World in the U.S.) and Heart of Darkness—and for his nearly ten-year absence from the industry. XBLA Fans sat down at E3 2011 with the legendary game designer for a quiet chat about art, inspiration, and the craft of telling stories.

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Best of XBLA at E3 2011
8 years ago

Best of XBLA at E3 2011

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Co-written by Kaitlyn Chantry

Now that our trip to video game heaven has come and gone, it’s time to give you the run-down on the very best XBLA titles from E3 2011. We spent five hectic days getting our eyes and hands on every XBLA game possible and we’ve picked out fifteen games that stood out from the crowd.

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Summer of Arcade 2011 trailer released

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Yesterday Microsoft announced the official lineup for the 2011 Summer of Arcade and now we have an official trailer for the promotion showing off gameplay from each title. No …
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From Dust: Interview Video
8 years ago

From Dust: Interview Video

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Eric Chahi, Creative Director for From Dust, talks up the game with Wired, describing the dynamic terrain, the importance of music in the game, and the real time evolution of …
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Summer of Arcade games confirmed
8 years ago

Summer of Arcade games confirmed

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In what seems like a last minute move, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat on the GameTrailers TV couch during their live show and spilled the beans on the Summer of …
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From Dust has a gorgeous new trailer

Seriously, how gorgeous is this trailer? It’s from the upcoming XBLA god simulator From Dust, coming out sometime in 2011. The new trailer has everything from tribesmen defending against …
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New screenshots of From Dust look wonderful
9 years ago

New screenshots of From Dust look wonderful


Ubisoft held a preview event to show off more from the promising downloadable title, From Dust. The game, designed by Eric Chahi of Out Of This World fame, will be coming out this year for XBLA. Catch the new screenshots after the break.

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