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Deal of the Week and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare sale
6 years ago

Deal of the Week and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare sale

The new Xbox One was unveiled earlier this week but there’s still plenty happening on good ole XBLA. A mix of old and new XBLA favorites are on sale this week, …
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Newsbits: XBLA Family Gold pack discontinued, soundtracks, and developer news
6 years ago

Newsbits: XBLA Family Gold pack discontinued, soundtracks, and developer news

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  • The Xbox Live Family Gold pack is no longer available. Originally introduced in November 2010, the four-pack of year-long Gold memberships was a popular deal among families, allowing discounted membership as well as Family Center content management. (Via Joystiq)
  • TimeGate studios, developers of Aliens: Colonial Marines and XBLA’s Section 8: Prejudice, recently underwent layoffs. Twenty-five employees were laid off. The president of the studio, Adel Chaveleh, confirmed to Polygon. “This is never easy, and we’re doing all we can to assist those developers affected.” Sources told Polygon that the layoffs were a result of the game getting many negative reviews and lack of a publishing deal.
  • Starting this month,Microsoft will be selling a 320 GB media hard drive and as an added bonus, a few games will be included on the drive. Major Nelson reports that XBLA titles Ms. Splosion Man and Pinball FX (with Sorcerer’s Lair) will be included, as well as the 360 title Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The drive will be available for $129.99.
  • Runner 2 is known for its flashy graphics, quick game play and fun music. Now fans can purchase music from the game with the Runner Extended Play album on Disasterpiece. The album is composed of five different tunes ranging from 30-34 seconds in length. The price starts at $1 for all five tracks, but buyers can elect to pay more as they see fit.

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Pid to get an ‘Easy Mode’
6 years ago

Pid to get an ‘Easy Mode’

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Developer Might and Delight has announced that it plans to make its puzzle-platformer, Pid, more accessible by adding an Easy Mode to the game’s existing Normal and Hard …
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What we are playing: November 11
6 years ago

What we are playing: November 11

What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re …
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Pid review (XBLA)
6 years ago

Pid review (XBLA)

Pid was developed by Might and Delight and published by D3 Publisher. It was released on October 31, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

Pid developer Might and Delight doesn’t much care for you. In fact, it’s entirely within the realm of possibility that the studio outright hates you. That may sound harsh, but how else can you explain the extreme lengths to which Might and Delight has gone to ensure death comes early and often for you in the developer’s new XBLA platformer?

Yes, creating a game in which modern visuals are intermingled with classic platforming charm and challenge was a premeditated act on Might and Delight’s part. And, yes, it’s a design philosophy that many developers of digital games have successfully adopted over the past several years. The team behind Pid, however, had its collective foot planted so heavily on the “player death” pedal throughout development,that the game’s surreal, charming atmosphere is an unrecognizable mess of roadkill by the time the gameplay finishes repeatedly mowing the player down hundreds of times. Pid’s world is an imaginatively oddball setting that beseeches the player to carry on and discover what lies on the other side of the next loading screen (more on that later), but it’s a world so fixated on presenting constant, frustrating challenges that no amount of audio-visual stimuli can convince one to keep on keepin’ on.

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XBLA Wednesday plus this week’s sales – October 31
6 years ago

XBLA Wednesday plus this week’s sales – October 31

This Wednesday we have two XBLA games to enjoy, though perhaps not the most obvious choices for a Halloween release date. First up we have the long awaited platformer …
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Pid will defy gravity October 31
6 years ago

Pid will defy gravity October 31

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Sure, Halloween is great. You get to dress up in funny costumes and ask strangers to give you candy. But Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, which can only mean XBLA …
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Newsbits: October 11
6 years ago

Newsbits: October 11

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  • Three mid-90s Sega fighters – Virtua Fighter 2, Sonic the Fighters, and Fighting Vipers – were recently rated for release on the Xbox 360 by German software regulator …
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Watch the platforming battle between Kurt & The Crook in Pid
7 years ago

Watch the platforming battle between Kurt & The Crook in Pid

Might & Delight’s upcoming Pid shows incredible promise in the platforming genre with team members that have worked on the XBLA classic Bionic Commando: Rearmed. We’ve seen The Opposition …
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Retro Family perform “The Butler” from Pid
7 years ago

Retro Family perform “The Butler” from Pid

Might and Delight’s new 2D-platformer Pid, is set to have an awesome soundtrack along with it’s gorgeous graphics thanks to Retro Family. The game, which stars a schoolboy who finds …
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