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Pick up Kinect Party for free as the Countdown to 2013 sale commences
7 years ago

Pick up Kinect Party for free as the Countdown to 2013 sale commences

Microsoft’s annual Countdown Sale kicks off today (FYI – it’s Modern Warfare 3 today) and in addition to the 24-hour daily deals on offer, a whole host of XBLA …
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PAX East: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 impressions
7 years ago

PAX East: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 impressions

By  •  Previews

Sonic the Hedgehog: 4: Episode 1 didn’t exactly spin dash to fan’s hearts when it released in 2010–it contained a wonky physics engine and lackluster gameplay, but Sega plans to turn that perception around with its aptly titled sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2.

The demo we played at PAX East had Sonic speeding through an act covered in blizzard conditions with huge snowballs gaining mass while fumbling toward our blue protagonist, so it was important that Sega’s promise to include retro physics and more refined gameplay were included to overcome the demo’s obstacles.

Sega has succeeded so far, sort of. The most obvious inclusion, the ability to harness Tails’ hovering skills to carry the grounded Sonic to distance ledges makes for an enjoyable distraction, but once vertical the overbearing weight of Sonic becomes apparent. He still needs more momentum to maintain a steady speed than his incarnations in the 90s, and any and all gameplay distractions like dropping straight down from flying high with Tails just makes Sonic seem heavier than a Hummer.

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Sonic 4 Episode 2 launches May 16 with free DLC for Episode 1
7 years ago

Sonic 4 Episode 2 launches May 16 with free DLC for Episode 1

By  •  Media, Videos, News

Sonic 4 Episode 2 launches on Xbox Live Arcade May 16. GameSpot broke the news yesterday. The trailer, which looks all things Sonic, also provides details on a mini campaign featuring Metal …
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Weekly Roundup: March 17
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: March 17

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews, and releases from the week into one handy post on the weekends.


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Avatar Awards: Week of 2/26
7 years ago

Avatar Awards: Week of 2/26

The Splatters and Sonic 4 Episode 2 will be the next games to feature avatar awards. To see more XBLA-based Avatar awards, check out this link. If you want …
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XBLAFans anticipated 2012 game release master list
8 years ago

XBLAFans anticipated 2012 game release master list

Huge thanks to the entire team of writers who worked on this article: Christine Mitchell, Nathan Bowring, Perry Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Todd Schlickbernd.

We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated one heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:

For detailed descriptions of each of the games and videos check the links below.

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Alien Spidy
AMY
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Awesomenauts
Babel Rising
Bang Bang Racing
Battleblock Theater
Black Knight Sword
Blade Kitten: Episode 2
Bloodforge

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
Capsized
Charlie Murder
Choplifter HD
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Deep Black Episode 1 & 2
Defenders of Ardania
Diabolical Pitch
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dungeon Fighter Live (unannounced title)
Fez

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XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases S
8 years ago

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases S

We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated one heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases G-L
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases M-O
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases P-R
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases S
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases T-Z
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