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Inside review: They are coming
3 years ago

Inside review: They are coming

They are coming. They are coming to take you away, and they remain ever vigilant as they endeavor towards that end. I cannot tell you who “they” are, where they …
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Inside receives release date and trailer at E3
3 years ago

Inside receives release date and trailer at E3

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During today’s Microsoft E3 press conference Playdead, the developer of Limbo, came on stage during the ID@Xbox segment to showcase a new trailer and announce the release date for their new …
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Long-awaited ID@Xbox games coming this year
3 years ago

Long-awaited ID@Xbox games coming this year

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Earlier this week, ID@Xbox Director Chris Charla wrote a post on Xbox Wire updating everyone on the state of ID@Xbox. He outlined a lot of new things on the horizon, including a transition towards cross-network …
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The 25 biggest Xbox games of 2016
4 years ago

The 25 biggest Xbox games of 2016

Another year has come and gone, and with 2015 now firmly in the rearview, it’s time to look forward to the biggest Xbox One game releases of 2016. Well, the …
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Albert and Otto is coming to Xbox One in early 2016
4 years ago

Albert and Otto is coming to Xbox One in early 2016

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The previously PC-only first episode of Albert and Otto is now coming to Xbox One early next year, according to the game’s creator, Nikola Kostic.

“I guess the port is …
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Playdead’s Inside delayed
4 years ago

Playdead’s Inside delayed

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Inside, the much-anticipated Limbo follow-up from developer Playdead, has officially been delayed. Originally announced at E3 2014 and slated for release in early 2015, the game’s launch has now been pushed …
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XBLA Fans’ 25 most anticipated games of 2015
4 years ago

XBLA Fans’ 25 most anticipated games of 2015

You’ve read our picks for the best XBLA and ID@Xbox games of 2014. Now it’s time to look forward with us at what might be the best games of 2015. While fully acknowledging that some of these games likely won’t up to their billing and others may get pushed into 2016, these are the 2015 games that XBLA Fans is currently most looking forward to. If these releases aren’t on your radar yet, they will be after you’re done reading.


#IDARB

Developers: Other Ocean Interactive and The People of the Internet

#IDARB is a particularly interesting game to say we’re anticipating in 2015, seeing as XBLA Fans got our hands on what we were told was the “final” game in December and published our review already. This zany handball-meets-platformer game from Other Ocean Interactive and the fine folks of the internet — many features crowd sourced — isn’t officially out until February, though, when it will be part of the Games with Gold promotion. It’s difficult to explain just what #IDARB is, but it’s easy to recommend that you go play it when it releases next month.

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Threes and Limbo quick impressions (Xbox One)
5 years ago

Threes and Limbo quick impressions (Xbox One)

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December 5 is the official release date of Playdead’s Limbo ($9.99) and Sirvo’s Threes! ($6.99) on the Xbox One Store.

Microsoft brings to Xbox One gamers an instant classic in Limbo, which was originally released on XBLA in July of 2010. With the Xbox One release, Limbo has been updated to 1080P and 60FPS. Limbo is a 2D side-scrolling game done only in black and white tones where players control a nameless character in search of his missing sister. Along the way players will come across numerous puzzles requiring some serious trial and error. Don’t fret though, this was one of the intents of the developer and will try your patience more then once.

That said, if you haven’t played Limbo before,where have you been the last four years? Since its initial release, Limbo has been ported to almost every platform. Its unique style and tricky puzzles are something every gamer should experience at least once. A lucky group of day one purchasers of the Xbox One (North America) were gifted codes for Limbo as a thank you.

Unfortunately if you have played Limbo on one of those other platforms, I see no reason to recommend you make another purchase just to experience it in 1080p and 60fps. I went back and played Limbo on the Xbox 360 before playing the Xbox One version and saw no noticeable difference in the graphics. All the controls and puzzles are the exact same on both consoles, which made solving the puzzles very easy removing the best part of originally playing Limbo.

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Limbo for Xbox One appears on Korean Ratings Board
5 years ago

Limbo for Xbox One appears on Korean Ratings Board

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Xbox 360 puzzle-platformer Limbo could be headed to the Xbox One, a Korean Ratings Board listing suggests.

Microsoft Korea submitted “Limbo Xbox One” to the board for classification …
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Microsoft reveals huge list of new ID@Xbox partners
5 years ago

Microsoft reveals huge list of new ID@Xbox partners

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Microsoft has announced that over 200 developers are working on titles for the Xbox One via its ID@Xbox initiative and has released the names of 65 of these developers that are joining the 32 developers they already announced back in December.

Some of the highlights in the list include The Behemoth, developers of the extremely popular Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater; Playdead, the developers of eerie XBLA title LIMBO; Ska Studios, the team behind the beautifully violent games Charlie Murder and The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile; Warhorse Studios, the developers behind the highly successful Kickstarter Kingdom Come: Deliverance; and Zoë Mode, the developers of Powerstar Golf.

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