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The Xbox games of 2014: Part III
6 years ago

The Xbox games of 2014: Part III

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We’re late, and it seems that’s become somewhat of a trend for us lately. Our Game of the Year awards weren’t doled out until January, and now our look forward at the XBLA and Xbox One XBLA-type games of 2014 is just making its way to you in February. You were on your own when it came to planning out January’s releases, but now it’s time for our annual look ahead at the top downloadable games likely to arrive on an Xbox platform during the (remainder of) the year ahead. Read on to find out what you can expect out of Xbox over the next (not quite) 365.


Minecraft: Xbox One Edition


Developer: 4J Studios, Mojang and Microsoft Studios

As was announced at Microsoft’s E3 2013 presentation, 4J Studios will be bringing its open-world block-building game to the Xbox One. The 360 edition of Minecraft was a huge success and 4J is looking to build off of that success by bringing a “bigger” world to players. The Xbox One edition promises to deliver on the power of next-gen gaming by giving players more of what they want. Maps, Adventures, multiplayer features and console specific enhancements will all be improved and larger in scale on the Xbox One than they were on the Xbox 360. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released sometime in the month of March of 2014.

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Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA games that require a sequel
6 years ago

Friday Top Five: Top five XBLA games that require a sequel

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Whoever coined the phrase, “Too much of a good thing,” likely never played a video game. Sure, mostly because the saying dates back to well before Pong ever pinged a virtual paddle, but in some small part because anyone that’s ever really connected to a great game knows the bittersweet sorrow of wrapping it up. Xbox Live Arcade is no stranger to great games — however you choose to define the word: fun, dense, deep, powerful – there’s something for everyone in our little digital corner of video games proper.

With that in mind, we take a look back at the heavy hitters, the ones that make you set down the controller upon completion and want to know more. XBLAFans’ Friday Top Five is back, bringing you the top five Xbox Live Arcade games (in no particular order) that require a sequel.

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Sony lost Limbo exclusivity over IP rights
7 years ago

Sony lost Limbo exclusivity over IP rights

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In the real world, Playdead’s Limbo first appeared on XBLA to near-universal acclaim in July of 2010, and released on other platforms a year later. Somewhere, however, in some alternate universe, it was PlayStation 3 owners who got the yearlong jump on everyone else.

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Playdead’s Project 2 concept, rumored for XBLA
7 years ago

Playdead’s Project 2 concept, rumored for XBLA

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Playdead is one of the best developers on XBLA, even though it only delivered one title. Limbo was released as part of 2010’s Summer of Arcade, and its black-and-white world filled …
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Trials Evolution’s “homage to Limbo”
8 years ago

Trials Evolution’s “homage to Limbo”

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It’s but a day until Trials Evolution screams onto Xbox Live Arcade and amid ardent anticipation, Gamespot has snagged fresh footage of the Limbo-inspired track crafted in the game’s …
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Trials Evolution rides into Limbo
8 years ago

Trials Evolution rides into Limbo

Those of you with a keen eye might have noticed a certain limbo-esque feel to one of the Trials Evolution levels briefly shown in the Arcade Next promotion trailer. …
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Live action Limbo-inspired film could use some community help

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Lots of people loved last year’s Limbo, a visually stunning game praised across the board for it’s graphic stylings. Well, the bros (literally guys, they’re brothers) over at Samsquatch Films enjoyed the style of Limbo so much that they’ve decided to film a movie called The Tide using the same visual effects. Unlike Peter Jackson, they don’t have a ridiculous special effects studio or an army of orcs at their disposal, so they’re going to need a little help. The Bucceri brothers have set up a Kickstarter for the film, where your donations can net you anything from a cellphone wallpaper to a gruesome death in the film. As of this writing there are 16 days and only $284 to go, so head on over to support what could finally be a good movie based on a videogame and let’s all hope Uwe Boll doesn’t hear about this idea. If you’re not easily freaked out by real people with crazy glowing Limbo eyes, check after the break for a video of the developers showing off some of their ideas.

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Playdead’s new project is weirder than Limbo

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Eurogamer has posted an article with some quotes from Playdead boss Dino Patti from the GameCity6 festival in Nottingham. Right off the bat Patti states that Playdead’s next project …
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Limbo developer buys itself from investors

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While working on the well-received Limbo, developer Playdead Studios got help from some private investors to expand their original idea from a free PC game to the game we …
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XBLA developers representing in the top 100
8 years ago

XBLA developers representing in the top 100

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Develop is a game design website that focuses on developers in the gaming industry and with their Develop 100, they rank the top 100 game developers in the industry …
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