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Hard Corps: Uprising

Save on Xbox Live Arcade with the Back to School Sale
6 years ago

Save on Xbox Live Arcade with the Back to School Sale

Microsoft is taking some of the sting out of the returning school season by offering up a ton of great Xbox Live Arcade content at deeply discounted prices. Starting …
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Deal of the Week plus a Konami super sale
8 years ago

Deal of the Week plus a Konami super sale

Deal of the Week is back! Ok, so it didn’t actually go anywhere but XBLA games have been curiously missing from the past few, so you’ll be pleased to …
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Deal of the Week and recent price drops on XBLA

Major Nelson has recently confirmed the Deal of the Week for this week and next week. This week sees 50% off some of Japan’s finest XBLA hits and recent …
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Deal of the Week has Turtles, Mutants and Comic Jumpers
8 years ago

Deal of the Week has Turtles, Mutants and Comic Jumpers

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The Deal of the Week is 50% selected XBLA titles and if you don’t have some of these in your collection already, now’s the perfect time. They range from …
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March 2011 XBLA Sales Analysis
8 years ago

March 2011 XBLA Sales Analysis

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It’s been a great March for XBLA according to a sales analysis over the month. Beyond Good and Evil HD got over 76,000 players in the month with Torchlight
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See how the first half of the House Party promotion fared
8 years ago

See how the first half of the House Party promotion fared

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GamerBytes editor Ryan Langley takes a look at Xbox Live Arcade sales for February 2011. The analysis, based on leaderboards, includes two of the games included in the House …
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Hard Corps Uprising Review (XBLA) + DLC Review
9 years ago

Hard Corps Uprising Review (XBLA) + DLC Review

Hard Corps: Uprising, developed by Arc System Works and published by Konami, is the latest in the Contra series, available now for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Hard Corps Uprising tells a zany tale about a corrupt nation or an evil dictator or both, some other evil bits here and there but truth be told the story is not the reason to buy the game, however there are many others. This latest installment in the Contra series, though not named as such, revamps the visuals with a crisp anime-esque appeal and animations and tops it off with an exciting hard rock soundtrack, as is Arc’s trademark.

Hard Corps epitomizes an action shoot ’em up in every way, for better and for worse. Tons of enemies on screen of which there are decent variety, but not too many you have to learn something new every two seconds, though the same can’t be said for the boss fights. The game starts a bit slow and there’s no formal tutorial so certain elements of the game go unexplained, but once you get the hang of the Action Ships and play some of the more inventive levels, Hard Corps shows itself to be as enjoyable and thrilling as any other Contra title. Read More

XBLA Wednesday – Let the House Party begin
9 years ago

XBLA Wednesday – Let the House Party begin

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The XBLA House Party promotion kicks off today with the release of Hard Corps: Uprising. Wondering if it’s worth checking out? Well while we work on our …
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Date, Price, and Screens Revealed for Konami’s Hard Corps: Uprising
9 years ago

Date, Price, and Screens Revealed for Konami’s Hard Corps: Uprising

Konami has released pricing, availability, and screens for its latest shmup, Hard Corps: Uprising. We haven’t played the game yet, so we can’t really tell whether the game deserves its title. But you can find out for yourself when the game is released on XBLA February 16th for 1200 Microsoft Points. Read More