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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 review (Xbox One)

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 was developed and published by Halfbrick Studios. It was released on March 17, 2015 for $14.99. A copy was provided by Halfbrick Studios for review purposes.

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2

Who knew fruit could be so fun? Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is the follow-up to the popular Fruit Ninja Kinect on Xbox 360. As an avid Xbox 360 Kinect user experienced with games such as The Gunstringer and Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, I was used to the usage and limitations on the last-gen device. Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 was my first Xbox One Kinect-only game (Blue Estate being my first Xbox One Kinect-optional game), so I was eager to experience it.

The gameplay is very simple. Slice, dice, chop and cut up fruit to gain high scores. Along the way, different obstacles will attempt to impede your path to success. With the power of Kinect, players will feel like they are in the moment on screen and look good in the process. But can such a simple concept carry a second game in this franchise?

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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 appears on Australian Classification Board’s website
5 years ago

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 appears on Australian Classification Board’s website

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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is in development at Montreal’s Hibernum Creations, if a new listing on the Australian Classification Board’s website is to be believed. The sequel to XBLA’s …
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Deal of the Week: Microsoft Publisher special
6 years ago

Deal of the Week: Microsoft Publisher special

This week’s Deal of the Week comprises a number of XBLA classics published by Micosoft Studios. The list was announced last week on Major Nelson’s blog but here’s a …
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Top-selling XBLA games of 2012
6 years ago

Top-selling XBLA games of 2012

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XboxLiveArcade_BlackNow that the year 2012 has been set firmly in the books, the boys back at the lab have poured over the raw data to bring you the top arcade titles of the year. The figures, based on full versions sold, were tallied from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, and made public thanks to Xbox Live’s Larry Hyrb.

No surprise to anyone was Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition topping the list this year. Having launched in May, the massive Minecraft community helped propel the title to well over 5 million downloads by year’s end. More impressively, the arcade adaptation outsold its robust PC cousin by nearly a million copies, securing Xbox Live Arcade as the fastest (legally) growing Minecraft community of 2012.

Trials Evolution rode into the second spot of the year’s most-purchased title on XBLA, and despite the staggering difference between first and second place, did very well for itself. Our Game of the YearThe Walking Dead wrapped up the third spot thanks to critical acclaim and its infectious word-of-mouth campaign. Pinball FX2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rounded out the top five, in that order.

Amazingly, the never-say-die mantra of Castle Crashers has proven itself again; moving the sixth most number of copies nearly half a decade after its initial release. Filling out the top 10, in order, are: Gotham City ImpostorsI Am AliveFruit Ninja Kinect, and finally, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD.

You can check out these titles in list form, along with the rest of the top 20, after the jump.

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Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18
6 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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Beam Fruit Ninja Kinect into the future with some High-Tech Vault DLC

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Despite Fruit Ninja Kinect being over a year old, developer Halfbrick will continue to support the ever popular game with another new …
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XBLA Wednesday – November 14
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday – November 14

Two new games hit XBLA this Wednesday. First up is Warlords for 800 MSP. This is a reimagining of the identically named HD remake of the Atari classic, which …
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Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC coming to XBLA
7 years ago

Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC coming to XBLA

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Halfbrick has announced some juicy DLC for their best-selling game, Fruit Ninja Kinect.  The DLC, titled “8-Bit Cartridge”, will give players a retro feel …
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Deal of the Week: Kinect Special
7 years ago

Deal of the Week: Kinect Special

This week’s Deal of the Week comes with a Kinect flavour. From 15-May to 21-May, you can chop, dance, balance or strike a pose till your hearts content with …
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Fez claims weekly top spot in XBLA activity
7 years ago

Fez claims weekly top spot in XBLA activity

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Exalted puzzle/platformer Fez has hurtled into pole position in this week’s Live Activity leaderboards, warding off strong competition from Skullgirls which debuted at number 2. Comments from controversial helmsman …
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