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Hyper Light Drifter review: 16-Bit soul
3 years ago

Hyper Light Drifter review: 16-Bit soul

The weight of expectation can be a terrible thing for games like Hyper Light Drifter that channel much-loved experiences from the past so directly. And whilst everyone I know (and …
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Hyper Light Drifter gets new trailer
4 years ago

Hyper Light Drifter gets new trailer

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Developer Heart Machine has released a new trailer for Hyper Light Drifter as well as a PC and Mac release date. The new trailer displays the amazing pixelated art style …
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The 25 biggest Xbox games of 2016
4 years ago

The 25 biggest Xbox games of 2016

Another year has come and gone, and with 2015 now firmly in the rearview, it’s time to look forward to the biggest Xbox One game releases of 2016. Well, the …
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Hyper Light Drifter preview: Leapfrog
4 years ago

Hyper Light Drifter preview: Leapfrog

Hyper Light Drifter Director Alex Preston wants to know how it’s going. I tell him I’m dying a lot. “Yeah, that’ll happen,” he responds with a nod of his head. …
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XBLA Fans’ 25 most anticipated games of 2015
5 years ago

XBLA Fans’ 25 most anticipated games of 2015

You’ve read our picks for the best XBLA and ID@Xbox games of 2014. Now it’s time to look forward with us at what might be the best games of 2015. While fully acknowledging that some of these games likely won’t up to their billing and others may get pushed into 2016, these are the 2015 games that XBLA Fans is currently most looking forward to. If these releases aren’t on your radar yet, they will be after you’re done reading.


#IDARB

Developers: Other Ocean Interactive and The People of the Internet

#IDARB is a particularly interesting game to say we’re anticipating in 2015, seeing as XBLA Fans got our hands on what we were told was the “final” game in December and published our review already. This zany handball-meets-platformer game from Other Ocean Interactive and the fine folks of the internet — many features crowd sourced — isn’t officially out until February, though, when it will be part of the Games with Gold promotion. It’s difficult to explain just what #IDARB is, but it’s easy to recommend that you go play it when it releases next month.

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Get to know the ID@Xbox games of E3 2014: Part III
5 years ago

Get to know the ID@Xbox games of E3 2014: Part III

ID@Xbox E3 2014

At Microsoft’s E3 press conference on Monday morning, there was a video montage of a lot of games that are coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program. Over the next few days, XBLA Fans is bringing you a slightly longer glimpse of those titles than what the montage trailer allowed for. Our coverage of these titles will be in alphabetical order. Following is a look at the third set of seven of those games.


Hellraid

Hellraid spellcasting

Known best for the Dead Island and Call of Juarez series, Techland is currently working on the Chrome Engine 6-powered dark fantasy action title Hellraid for Xbox One as well as PC and PlayStation 4. Hellraid, which is set in a world that has been invaded by the forces of — wait for it — hell, was first announced in 2013 and originally envisioned as a Dead Island mode. It will have both single-player and two, three and four-player co-op options that give players melee, magic and ranged combat abilities for use in dispatching invading demon scum. Techland is promising diverse fighting styles for the game’s various weapons, which naturally includes the ability to crush skulls with hammers. If you’re not the skull-crushing type, then perhaps the game’s various crossbows or spells will be more your style.

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