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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

Weekly deals: Xbox 360 & Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold
2 years ago

Weekly deals: Xbox 360 & Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold

Thanks for joining us again for the weekly round up of the Deals with Gold. Please remember that all prices listed below require an Xbox Live Gold membership.

First up, …
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Deal of the Week: Sonic Anniversary Sale
7 years ago

Deal of the Week: Sonic Anniversary Sale

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 21 this week and whilst he’s off down the discotheque with Tails (presumably) Microsoft are celebrating with a dedicated Deal of the Week sale on …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 launch trailer
7 years ago

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 launch trailer

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 launches for XBLA on Wednesday May 15 for 1200MSP. The conclusion to Episode 1 looks to be pretty intense with a lot of high …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 priced: 1200 MSP
7 years ago

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 priced: 1200 MSP

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Inspirationally titled sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points when it launches May 16 on XBLA. Owners of Episode 1 and 2 will …
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Sonic 4 Episode 2 goes back to basics but may be last in the series
7 years ago

Sonic 4 Episode 2 goes back to basics but may be last in the series

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Some good news and possibly some bad news for Sonic fans this week. Sega have revealed that while Sonic 4 Episode 2 will discard the new physics that were so disliked by fans in Episode 1, reverting to those used in the Mega Drive/Genesis era Sonic games, it is also the last one in the series planned at this time. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka explained:

“With Episode 1 we built the physics from the ground up. This time, rather than adding to it, we went back to the original Mega Drive Sonic games and we looked at the physics from them. We tried to make sure we replicated the things people were keen about for Episode 2. That’s the way we addressed it. I wanted to make sure people could play the game and it not feel unnatural. It should feel right. Rather than thinking of it as us trying to say, ‘okay, this is the way it should be,’ we looked at feedback where people were saying, ‘this feels unnatural.’ Those were the things we decided to eliminate, so it should feel natural when they play the game.”

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XBLAFancast Music Special
7 years ago

XBLAFancast Music Special

To celebrate our recent milestone of 50 episodes, which also coincided with our one year anniversary, we decided to do something a little different. In this special episode of the XBLAFancast we focus on the music of XBLA, with some choice tracks from some of the best soundtracks XBLA has to offer. So please, sit back and enjoy the XBLAFancast music special.

Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question. We are also now on Stitcher, so you can stream the show on your smartphone, give it a go!

[podcast]https://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastMusicSpecial.mp3[/podcast]

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XBLAFancast Episode 43 – Games, games, games.
8 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 43 – Games, games, games.

Happy new year! With the holidays not long ended there’s not much news to speak of so it’s a bumper episode of (almost) nothing but game talk.

Community Manager Andrew Crews joins the regular crew of myself, Perry and Todd to talk about all the games we’ve been playing over the break. It’s a long list which includes everything from Renegade Ops, Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Battlefield 1943 to Meteos Wars, All Zombies Must Die!, Doritos Crash Course and many more. It’s  packed show, so stop reading this and get listening!

Apologies if the audio is a bit off this week, we had to resort to a backup because of some technical issues.

Please subscribe, comment, review the podcast on iTunes and tell your friends! We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question.

Big thanks again to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too@BlurredEdge.

[podcast]https://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastEpisode43.mp3[/podcast]

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What we are playing: Happy New Year!
8 years ago

What we are playing: Happy New Year!

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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Super Sonic sales on XBLA today
8 years ago

Super Sonic sales on XBLA today

Day 9 of the 12 Days of Deals on Xbox Marketplace, sees a 60% off a whole stack of Sonic hits:

Sonic 4, Episode 1 – was 800 MSP …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 rated in Korea
8 years ago

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 rated in Korea

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Some people enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 while others didn’t but we knew this wasn’t the end of everyone’s favourite hedgehog. There was a recent rating on …
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