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Oxenfree headlines September Games With Gold
2 years ago

Oxenfree headlines September Games With Gold

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September’s Games with Gold have been announced: Forza 5 GOTY Edition, Oxenfree, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, and Battlefield 3. Our own Christine Mitchel had this to say about Oxenfree:

Oxenfree hit the …
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Beach Buggy Racing review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Beach Buggy Racing review (Xbox One)

Imagine one of those commercials in which a girl is picking petals off a flower while spouting out the phrases “he loves me” and “he loves me not.” Now substitute me for the girl and Read More

Riptide GP2 review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Riptide GP2 review (Xbox One)

Riptide GP2 was developed and published by Vector Unit. It was released on Xbox One on January 23, 2015 for $4.99. A code was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

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In Riptide GP2 you take control of a hydro jet and take to the waterways to put your racing skills to the test against AI, your local friends and/or the Xbox leaderboards. The better your racing skills are, the faster you will rake in the winnings and progress to the next set of challenges. You can use the money you’ve won to upgrade your current hydro jet or purchase one of 10 others that unlock as you progress higher in rank. With over 25 stunts at your disposal, and with doing stunts being the main way to increase your boost, finding the right line to hit a jump at max speed will take some time and patience but will ultimately help you win events.

Even before playing Riptide GP2, the mere mention of its developer, Vector Unit, immediately made me think of Hydro Thunder Hurricane (HTH), an Xbox Live Arcade game released in 2010. Hydro Thunder Hurricane is also made by Vector Unit. Unfortunately, Riptide GP2 is so similar to HTH that it feels more like an updated port or unreleased HTH downloadable content than a complete game in itself, which is what it should feel like.

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Riptide GP2 is out now for Xbox One

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From Vector Unit, the makers of Hydro Thunder Hurricane for Xbox 360 and Windows 8, Riptide GP 2 is out now on Xbox One for a low starting price …
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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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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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XBLA Wednesday plus this week’s sales – October 17
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday plus this week’s sales – October 17

This week sees two XBLA releases. Firstly Zombie Driver HD is released for 800 MSP, a game which sees players driving over hordes of zombies in a top-down world. …
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Toy Soldiers: Cold War and others half price this week
7 years ago

Toy Soldiers: Cold War and others half price this week

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Do you like saving money? Of course you like saving money! Join us, then, as we embark on an adventure across the fields of frugality. Next stop: The Microsoft Studios Sale. This midsummer week boasts no less than five games all slashed, sliced and diced in price. Wallets at the ready, thrifty friends.

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Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA racing games
7 years ago

Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA racing games

Racing games are an interesting sort. Like shooters, they’re at times so oversaturated with decent-yet-forgettable titles that it’s hard to pick the quality ones out from a sea of titles. Luckily XBLA is limited to 20-ish titles that revolve around the genre. Even still we have our favorites that we feel best represent what Xbox Live Arcade racing games should offer. While 20 participants enter the ring, only five make our list.

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