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12 Days of XBLA Grand Prize Winner Announced!
8 years ago

12 Days of XBLA Grand Prize Winner Announced!

The 12 Days of XBLA was an amazing success and we hope to bring you all more contests like this in the years to come. Thanks to all of our awesome community members for participating with over 1700 entries in a twelve day span, that’s quite an impressive turnout. And a huge thanks to the fine people at Microsoft and all the developers/publishers that donated all the prizes. Without them, none of this would be possible.

With that said, let’s get to the moment we have all been waiting for. After all the dust settled and we ran our random number generator for one last time in 2011, we are now proud to announce @OnyxPrimal as the winner of the Grand Prize worth over $150! Congratulations, you have won a copy of the following XBLA games: Read More

Microsoft gets into the holiday cheer with discounted XBLA games
8 years ago

Microsoft gets into the holiday cheer with discounted XBLA games

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Microsoft has given into the holiday cheer, going live with a holiday sale that discounts select XBLA titles by 50%. The centerpiece of the sale is a single “daily …
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Contest: 12 Days of XBLA (Day 6)
8 years ago

Contest: 12 Days of XBLA (Day 6)

We’re off to another great day with the sixth installment in the 12 days of XBLA promotion! We’re giving out the lovely Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet today to one lucky commenter. But that is only if you answer the question correctly in the comments section below. The question is:

The animation director on this game also worked on a great 90s movie, was it Iron Giant or Titan A.E.?

Sound off in the comments section below to win this game! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for even more chances to win great games!

The winner of yesterday’s contest is: Jeroen (@yog4st) – You have won a copy of Ms. Splosion Man and a bonus Ms. Splosion Man table for Pinball FX2. We will be in touch with you today on Twitter!

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XBLAFans Monthly Roundup (November 2011)
8 years ago

XBLAFans Monthly Roundup (November 2011)

Hey guys, we’re bringing you a new feature that’s simple and helpful in nature, the XBLAFans Monthly Roundup! This as well as other features will be seen a lot more should all things go accordingly, and we’ll even have some new ones on the way, so stay tuned because there’s a lot of awesome in the works here at XBLAFans.

If it wasn’t obvious by the title, this post will be your one-stop-shop to anything that happened this month with links to all our posts and excerpts where applicable. That means news, reviews, guides, features, interviews, podcasts, and even a recount of releases and sales data. Hit the jump for so many links you’ll never not know something about XBLA current events again! Read More

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters review (XBLA DLC)
8 years ago

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters review (XBLA DLC)

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters was developed by FuelCell and Gagne Int’l and published by Microsoft. It was released October 12, 2011 for 400 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

We loved Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet when it came out in August this year. Of the few criticisms we had, one the staff all agreed on was that it was over too quickly. The game had a really great self-contained campaign with a fun multiplayer mode but it could have had more. But now we have more in the form of DLC entitled Shadow Hunters.

The DLC continues right when the story left off as you leave the Shadow Planet and find out more planets have been infected with the Shadow monsters. Now it’s up to you and three co-op buddies to solve the mystery and destroy the rest of the creatures. Does it combine the best elements of campaign and multiplayer or does it feel forced?

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XBLA Sales: September 2011

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September brings some interesting new releases, and with them sales data from the folks at Gamasutra. The data lists two late August releases and the eight September releases we …
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What we are playing: October 23
8 years ago

What we are playing: October 23

What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones …
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XBLAFancast Episode 34 – Hells of bass edition
8 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 34 – Hells of bass edition

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I’m joined by Todd and Perry this week and we have theme music! Huge thanks to Chris Green for that, we love it!

We’ve changed things up a little bit with this episode, we start off with what we’ve been playing. For me and Perry that’s not too much but Todd has been playing a whole lot of Dungeon Defenders both for review and for a guide. He likes it quite a lot, listen to find out why!

It’s then onto news before we bring back the twitter topic! Thanks to @downsouthtigger for the topic, sorry we didn’t have more to say!

Please subscribe, comment, review the podcast on iTunes and tell your friends! We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question.

Big thanks again to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too @BlurredEdge.

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What we are playing: October 16
8 years ago

What we are playing: October 16

What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones …
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XBLAFancast Episode 33 – Shooting dudes in the butt
8 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 33 – Shooting dudes in the butt

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Perry Jackson and Jon Cole join me this week for a fairly light show. We kick off discussing a bunch of new game announcements from this past week and then talk a little about what we’ve been playing, which unfortunately isn’t too much.

Apologies for the spotty audio this week, not sure what happened there. Shall try and get it sorted for next time.

Please subscribe, comment, review the podcast on iTunes and tell your friends! We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question.

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