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2K publishing sequel to NBA Playgrounds
1 year ago

2K publishing sequel to NBA Playgrounds

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The follow-up to last year’s basketball arcade-action hit NBA Playgrounds is getting a bit of a face lift thanks to a new publisher. While most commonly known for handling triple-A …
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Tuesday new releases: May 9, 2017
2 years ago

Tuesday new releases: May 9, 2017

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NBA Playgrounds from Saber Interactive is the first release of the week and it should give basketball fans plenty to get excited about. The gameplay is classic NBA arcade action similar to …
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Tuesday new releases: February 14, 2017
3 years ago

Tuesday new releases: February 14, 2017

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With three new games launching on Xbox One today there are plenty of options for players looking for something new to play. First up is iO from developer Gamious. Players …
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God Mode descends to XBLA April 19

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In addition to a list of hot sales, a recent Major Nelson blog entry also included the release date of God Mode, a mythological cooperative third-person shooter from …
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God Mode: Hell hath no fury like its sense of humor
7 years ago

God Mode: Hell hath no fury like its sense of humor

GodMode_TitleThe holidays are a busy time, especially around these parts. Sometimes goods news falls through the cracks, but now’s the time of year to reach deep for anything that might have gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. Recently announced by publisher Atlus and developer Old School Games, a subsidiary of Saber Interactive (best known for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and most recently, Inversion), God Mode throws open the gates of Hell for some unabashed third-person cooperative action.

God Mode offers up a retro-romp through The Maze of Hades where you and as many as three friends, online or off, shoot, smash, and blast your way through wave upon wave of mythological mayhem. Moving from zone to zone with your recently deceased characters, you’ll have to finagle your way through the frenzy, fighting for health/armor/ammo pick-ups while filling your Rage Meter with each successive kill to unleash special abilities. Though the action seems fairly straightforward, collected gold and experience plays into Cadaver Customization, where you’ll be able to shop for new weapons, upgrades, abilities and an absurd array of appearance pieces.

Speaking to IGN, studio head Matthew Karch touched on the pick-up-and-play friendliness they’ve instilled, “It doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is lighthearted fun and focuses on arcade style action over a deep story. I think this makes sense for downloadable games, where players are looking for some quick, thoughtless action.” While not everyone agrees downloadable players don’t want narrative and depth, there’s certainly room for the mindless obliteration of the legions of the damned.

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Battle: LA Review (XBLA)
9 years ago

Battle: LA Review (XBLA)

Battle: LA was developed by Live Action Studios and published by Konami. It was released March 11th, 2011 and retails for 800MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.


Battle: LA continues a recent trend of movie license games coming to downloadable platforms. It’s a strategy that has been met with some success – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World took the spirit of the movie/comic it was based on and created a great game with it. Smaller downloadable games often have shorter development time and small budgets so it actually makes sense for publishers to target the market for these types of games.

With Battle: LA developer Live Action Studios appears to be trying to bring the big budget shooter experience, a la Call of Duty, to XBLA. It’s an idea that seems good in theory, most of said shooters have fairly short campaigns which would be well suited to an XBLA game, but does it work in practice?

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Halo HD rumors shot down by 343 Industries
9 years ago

Halo HD rumors shot down by 343 Industries

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Computer and Video Games recently caught up with Frank O’Connor, Creative Director at 343 Industries.  When asked about the status of Saber Interactive’s development of Halo HD, O’Connor was …
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Halo: Combat Evolved (HD) coming this November?
9 years ago

Halo: Combat Evolved (HD) coming this November?

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According to Joystiq, the Halo game that started it all will be re-released November 15, 2011 with high-definition graphics, 1080p support, and all new art assets. Multiplayer …
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