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Background music coming to Xbox One on August 2
3 years ago

Background music coming to Xbox One on August 2

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In a recent Windows Blog update, Microsoft reiterated its merging of the Windows 10 and Xbox gaming spheres, touting the Xbox Play Anywhere program which allows users to buy a …
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Inside My Radio Review: Jamming to the beat
4 years ago

Inside My Radio Review: Jamming to the beat

The rhythm and music genre may not be the juggernaut it used to be, but a new era of games requiring you to keep the beat is here. Riding the …
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Skulls of the Shogun soundtrack available for download
6 years ago

Skulls of the Shogun soundtrack available for download

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Enjoying 17-BIT’s samurai-themed real-time strategy title Skulls of the Shogun? If you’ve picked it up, odds are you are – the game currently sits on a kushy 80 rating on Metacritic, with many reviews lauding the game’s handsome cel-shaded graphics and deep strategy elements (we quite liked it as well). Now, fans can enjoy a bit of Shogun on the go – the game’s soundtrack is available digitally.
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Rock Band Blitz coin economy updated
7 years ago

Rock Band Blitz coin economy updated

Harmonix have announced some changes to the in-game coin rewards for Rock Band Blitz following player feedback. Coins are spent on the game’s power-ups which are required to earn …
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XBLA Wednesday: August 29
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: August 29

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Do you have a thirst for zombies or possibly hungry for more rock? XBLA Wednesday has got something for both of those appetites this week. Starting off first with …
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Rock Band Blitz review (XBLA)
7 years ago

Rock Band Blitz review (XBLA)

Rock Band Blitz was developed and published by Harmonix. It will be released on August 29, 2012 for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

With the emergence of online gaming, calling up friends to come over and play a video game seems like a distant memory. The most prominent party game a few years ago was Rock Band. Harmonix had struck gold with the be-all-end-all of party games. Hours passed as friends played the drums, keyboard, guitar, and of course the vocals. Everyone had “that friend” who tried to hit the falsetto on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. While we all had fun with the “wannabe Freddie Mercury”, Harmonix has developed a new way to enjoy their rhythm-based game with the release of Rock Band Blitz on XBLA.

Rock Band Blitz is an entertaining music game utilizing controller-based play. Touting 25 songs, Harmonix channels their popular PS2 game Frequency; players control all of the tracks in a song and use power-ups to accumulate stars and points. An interesting twist is earning multipliers for each track, and players must get the maximum number of multipliers on all tracks to raise their level cap.  Another way to gain points is to enter Blitz Mode. While hitting every note is impossible, hitting many of them in a row will put players into this mode, where they’ll start earning additional points for every tenth note hit.
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Rock Band Blitz puts the band in your hands August 29
7 years ago

Rock Band Blitz puts the band in your hands August 29

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Just as Rock Band Blitz passed certification, it seems a release date was on the horizon for this downloadable installment of Rock Band. The game feels like a throwback …
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Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA end game songs
7 years ago

Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA end game songs

Last week we took a look at the top five XBLA in-game songs that help establish a mood while you venture through five various games. But for this week let’s take a look at the top five XBLA end game songs that make the payoff for making your way through a campaign that much more sweet. These are the songs that mark an epic ending to a great adventure. The kind of song so good, it’s almost worth paying through the game a second time just to hear it again. But luckily we have YouTube for those of us who want listen over and over again. And with that said, let’s take a look at our list:

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Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA in-game songs
7 years ago

Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA in-game songs

You know those songs you come across in a game sometimes that are so good that you find a safe spot, put the controller down and just listen to the music? Those moments where you completely forget what you are doing while you are mesmerized by the melody? Well that’s what this list is dedicated to. Those moments in gaming where the music captures your attention and your imagination. Moments of music so good, you wish the level would never end. Music so captivating that you hum these songs to yourself for days, weeks, months or years later. These are the top five in-game songs in XBLA.

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Microsoft’s new music service codenamed “Woodstock”
7 years ago

Microsoft’s new music service codenamed “Woodstock”

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Microsoft will soon be replacing Zune as their music service. Their new service, codenamed Woodstock, will be showcased at E3 2012. This new service will allow play across multiple …
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