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What we are playing: Week of September 11
8 years ago

What we are playing: Week of September 11

What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones …
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SkyDrift Launch Trailer debuts, game available now
8 years ago

SkyDrift Launch Trailer debuts, game available now

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Digital Reality has released the official launch trailer for their newly released XBLA title, SkyDrift. This action-packed aerial racing game is currently available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for …
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XBLA Wednesday: September 7 overload
8 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: September 7 overload

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We’re up to our eyeballs in XBLA releases this week, so listen up! On the new release side we’ve got Crimson Alliance, BloodRayne: Betrayal, SkyDrift, and if you’re a …
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Final SkyDrift Q&A and a Europe only release?
8 years ago

Final SkyDrift Q&A and a Europe only release?

Digital Reality have posted the final two parts to their SkyDrift developer Q&A series on Facebook. Part 5 discusses music, power-ups and a secret of which will only be …
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SkyDrift preview: Skydro Thunder Blur edition
8 years ago

SkyDrift preview: Skydro Thunder Blur edition

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Three of our favorite games last year were Blur, Snoopy Flying Ace and Hydro Thunder Hurricane. While all three titles received critical praise and similar review scores, two were heavily marketed (Blur and HTH), two were licensed properties (Snoopy and HTH), two were budget XBLA titles (Snoopy and HTH), and unfortunately only two sold well (Snoopy and HTH). SkyDrift is poised to launch next week on Xbox Live Arcade and hopes to replicate the critical success of its progenitors.

At first blush, SkyDrift feels like the offspring of Blur and Hydro Thunder Hurricane. The game plays very similar to Blur, Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing et al. Player’s race against their opponents using various weapons to gain and maintain the lead. The game adds a few elements along the way to expand the formula, such as reverse maps and elimination races, but it’s largely stuff players have seen before. Which isn’t to say SkyDrift doesn’t execute this formula well, far from it, the game just isn’t all that original. We haven’t played the entirety of the game so we aren’t going to rule out a few potential surprises that change our tune.

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Take a trip to Alaska with SkyDrift
8 years ago

Take a trip to Alaska with SkyDrift

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Digital Reality’s SkyDrift just gets better and better. In their third Q & A they take us to the snowy landscape of Alaska. They also go over …
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SkyDrift Gameplay footage emerges from Gamescom

Gamer365 has managed to snag a gameplay video of upcoming air combat/racing game SkyDrift at Gamescom over in Germany. The footage shows a few different levels and tells us …
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SkyDrift developer Q&A, part 2

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SkyDrift developer Digital Reality has posted the second part of their Q&A on the game’s official Facebook page. This installment answers questions about the game’s Hawaii setting and the …
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Skydrift Developer Q&A

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SkyDrift developer Digital Reality has posted a new Q&A on the game’s official Facebook page detailing their upcoming game, it’s development and why they chose to take …
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SkyDrift developers talk tech
8 years ago

SkyDrift developers talk tech

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Digital Reality, the developers behind SkyDrift, give fans an inside view into the development of the game. While most people would call this a more realistic adaptation of Diddy …
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