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Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine sets up the perfect crime in official trailer
6 years ago

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine sets up the perfect crime in official trailer

The jig is almost up, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is set to steal its way on to XBLA next Wednesday and to set us up for launch date, …
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Monaco officially headed to XBLA

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Pocketwatch Games has confirmed to Joystiq that its upcoming stealth/action/heist video game Monaco will launch simultaneously on XBLA and PC. Although Monaco has featured at numerous video-game trade shows …
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XBLA Wednesday: September 12
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: September 12

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In the mood for solving crime or beating up thugs for messing up your hair? XBLA Wednesday has got something for both of those appetites this week. First up, …
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E3 Hands-on: Double Dragon Neon is a vibrant mix of old and new
7 years ago

E3 Hands-on: Double Dragon Neon is a vibrant mix of old and new

When I told Pete Rosky, Assistant Product Manager at Majesco and curator of my Double Dragon Neon demo, that I had never played a Double Dragon game he said “Great! I’ll tell you as little about the game as possible then.” Confused and incredulous, I asked why. “I’ve never gotten to do this presentation with someone who hasn’t played a Double Dragon game before, it’s a whole new perspective.” Knowing then what I know now, I would have understood that Double Dragon Neon is an “old soul” of a brawler, living a life in the present with a staunch respect for the past.

Apparently, Double Dragon is kind of a big deal amongst brawler fans, so excuse me for those of you that I’ve offended by having not played the game. If it makes you feel better, I played this one and liked it. Double Dragon Neon is slow paced (which isn’t a bad thing, mind you) and all the character models are huge and for all the brawlers I’ve played this felt different. It’s a brawler that feels old, but looks new. I marveled at the eye-popping visuals and smooth animations, but the gameplay was nothing like the brawlers of today (because apparently it’s like the brawlers of yesteryear).

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PAX East: Kickin’ it old school with Double Dragon Neon
7 years ago

PAX East: Kickin’ it old school with Double Dragon Neon

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Double Dragon means a lot of things to a lot of people. Developed originally for arcades in 1987, a single player version was released for the NES that became one of the defining brawlers of its time. The series eventually went on to span five numbered titles across a variety of platforms up through the Super Nintendo before disappearing into the annals of history – that is, until recently, when 2D powerhouse Wayforward Technologies (A Boy and His Blob Wii, BloodRayne: Betrayal) stepped up to man the helm for a shot back into the ’80s with the upcoming title Double Dragon Neon. We stopped by the Reverb booth at PAX to take a look at what’s on its way.

The first thing you’ll notice is the color. Wayforward didn’t choose the name Neon simply because it sounds cool, they decided to back it up by throwing a rainbow onto the screen and turning the metaphorical color amps to 11. As Assistant Production Manager Pete Rosky told us, it looks a bit garish, but that’s all part of the fun. The ’80s feel carries through to every design aspect of the game, from the ridiculous look of the characters and enemies to the incredible synth rock, which you can hear in the video below. Even the life meters have a bodaciously colorful style, complete with lightning bolts to measure your special power energy.

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XBLA’s Most Wanted: Phantom Dust
7 years ago

XBLA’s Most Wanted: Phantom Dust

The days of Xbox Live on the original Xbox were nothing like they are now on the Xbox 360. Far fewer games came with Live functionality, forcing players to choose from a much more modest selection. One such game that still managed to fly under many a radar despite the selection is Phantom Dust. One part Magic the Gathering, one part traditional RPG adventure, Phantom Dust was a budget title without much press or hype. The bulk of the game consists of doing quests to solve a massive mystery surrounding Edgar and the nameless protagonist.

Underground Town, home to the dwellers, is the last bastion of humankind after what is essentially an apocalypse. Massive dust storms took the surface world, and now most of humanity has been forced underground, but there’s a catch! The dust took some, scared others, and granted special powers to a select few. Those with powers are known as ESPers, one of which you are, and are tasked with accomplishing missions on the surface world.

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BloodRayne: Betrayal mysteriously delayed down under
8 years ago

BloodRayne: Betrayal mysteriously delayed down under

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Majesco and Wayforward released their side-scrolling action title BloodRayne: Betrayal all around the world on Xbox Live Arcade earlier this week…except down under. The game mysteriously never made it …
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New screens from Bloodrayne
8 years ago

New screens from Bloodrayne

With Bloodrayne: Betrayal just over a month away we’ve had a lot of buzz around the game. It’s likely to be that way until the game hits in August. So enjoy these new screenshots and keep checking back for more as we bring more info as it drops. See all the new screenshots after the break.
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A bloody good time coming our way in August
8 years ago

A bloody good time coming our way in August

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Majesco Entertainment has finally given date for when newest installment in the Bloodrayne series surface. Bloodrayne: Betrayal will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade on August 31, 2011. So get …
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Bloodrayne Betrayal boasts blood bath bursts this August
8 years ago

Bloodrayne Betrayal boasts blood bath bursts this August

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BloodRayne Betrayal‘s blood bath battles bring big changes to better bloody beatdowns. Well that’s about the alliteration quota for the year from us, suffice to say that …
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